What's New Inside i2K Align

About i2k Align

The desktop software will run on:
  • Windows XP (32-bit only)
  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
  • Windows Server
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and beyond
  • Linux (Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora and others)

The trial version is functional for a trial period of 15 days or 75 runs. The montages and images created during the trial period are full-resolution but have watermarks.

Help with installation and running i2k Align is available ...   HERE

Software Installation

1.  You may need to uncompress the file you downloaded or, in Mac OS X, open the .dmg file.
2.Make sure the date is set correctly on your computer.
3. Double Click on the installer file and follow the onscreen instructions.
4.The software starts in trial mode. At any time, you may purchase an activation code to license the software and run the full version.

Change Log

Release 3.0.0 (1/26/2016)

* This is a pre-release of v 3.0 with numerous new features and improvements.
  • Support of illumination correction (color balancing) for 16-bit images (including 10-bit or 12-bit)
  • i2k Retina Pro supports registration, alignment, and montage for adaptive optics applications. A new input type called "grid file", which includes images and their fixation grid info, is added to load AO images to a registration session. A new image type "Adaptive Optics" is also added for AO images.
  • i2k Retina Pro supports output of montages from multiple components.
  • Support of output PSD (Photoshop multi-layer file)
  • APIs are heavily changed, with new ones added to handle AO images, ...

Release 2.4.0 (11/23/2015)

  • API change to avoid generating horrendously long file names
  • Slight improvement on retinal mask detection

Release 2.3.5 (11/18/2015)

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in jagged edge on a mosaic, which was caused by tiny weights generated from bi-cubic intepolation.

Release 2.3.4 (10/25/2015)

  • Improved retinal mask detection with 16-bit images

Release 2.3.3 (8/15/2015)

  • Fixed an issue that led to file corruption, which may occur when running multiple instances of the program.

Release 2.3.2 (3/25/2015)

  • Fixed a seam selection issue
  • Fixed the use of grey-scale mask image. It is converted to piror weights in blending.
  • Fixed saving of transforms when output dir is set.

Release 2.3.1 (2/1/2015)

  • Fixed renewal dialog for subscription license.
  • Fixed transfer of intensities on grayscale mask image to initial blending weights.
  • Warn about non-existent path from library.
  • Fixed blending memory computation for huge resolution images
  • A few minor fixes regarding blending observers.

Release 2.3.0 (11/24/2014)

  • Enhanced the output format of correspondence text file to include residual and weighted RMSE.
  • Unified naming convention of API functions which specifies region of interest.
  • Fixed a bug where it may lead to crash when a target image is selected with planar layout.
  • Upgraded to the latest TIFF lib v4.0.3 for Windows build

Release 2.2.1 (9/09/2014)

  • Fixed a rare thread racing condition that resulted in program crash.
  • Fixed a check on duplicate predicted image pairs during multi-image alignment and inference.
  • Updated command-line executable documentation.

Release 2.2.0 (8/02/2014)

  • Fixed a bug in licensing that affects display of expiration message
  • Fixed a bug in licensing that affects software activation
  • Minor performance improvement
  • Re-enabled illumination correction for retinal images in align mode.
  • Upgraded to Qt 5 for GUI program
  • Synchronize mode in i2k Viewer now sync between multiple images

Release 2.1.7 (9/12/2013)

  • Added a function to allow specifying the pixel layout of output memory images.

Release 2.1.6 (4/26/2013)

  • Fixed a crash issue during loading small resolution images.
  • Fixed a bug in multi-image alignment observer.
  • Improved pairwise alignment decision for small resolution images.
  • Improved memory consumption control during output of aligned images.
  • Improved efficiency during illumination correction on aligned images.

Release 2.1.5 (4/11/2013)

  • Licensing change so that a single license can work with both 32-bit and 64-bit software on a machine.
  • Fixed a bug that can lead to negative amount of memory during blending process.

Release 2.1.4 (4/04/2013)

  • Fixed an issue that caused program to crashed during seam selection.
  • Fixed an issue related to image memory management.
  • Fixed logging to a file option in GUI program.

Release 2.1.3 (3/19/2013)

  • Fixed an issue that potentially causing hard crash after receiving a cancel request.
  • Fixed parsing of (top-down scan) BMP image format.
  • Updated tutorials for using the command-line executable (available in API package)
  • Included Synchronized Mode lib in the API package

Release 2.1.2 (2/1/2013)

  • Fixed affine layout in retinal image type, which was inadvently changed to quadratic layout.
  • Fixed the output of target image and restored the image to its full dimension.

Release 2.1.1 (1/6/2013)

  • Fixed a license related issue.
  • More careful wordings in a few error messages.

Release 2.1.0 (12/06/2012)

  • Introduced save and load of image registration result file.
  • Introduced a number of API functions to query input and output images.
  • Fixed an issue related with saving transparency channel in 16-bit TIFF/PNG image.
  • Allowed affine layout with retinal images.
  • Fixed quadratic layout in Single and Multi-modal image type.
  • Fixed an issue related with the handling of cancel request.
  • Update of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime.
  • Misc Speed improvements.

Release 2.0.4 (7/03/2012)

  • Fixed an implicit conversion between floating point and integer on Mac and Linux, which affected planar layout and spherical layout.
  • Improved API functions for Synchronized view.
  • Fixed a bug in i2k Viewer where the program crashed at loading a new sync project.

i2k Align® support can be contacted here.