Zerene Stacker

Zerene Stacker Beta Testing Downloads

Looking for an explanation of how our “beta channel” works? See HERE for an explanation.

Note: Because these beta versions are downloaded relatively few times, they are sometimes not recognized as known good software by anti-malware packages. You may have to override your anti-malware's behavior of refusing to run unrecognized software.

If you have other security concerns about the beta installers, please see How To Validate A Download.

Current beta is:

  • Mac OS X (newest): ZS-MacOSX-SA-T2019-08-20-1411-beta.zip, downloads as a .zip file that automatically expands into an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This is the recommended bundle for modern Macs running macOS 10.14 or above. It is self-contained and includes its own Java 12 runtime environment.
    Length 52,869,060 bytes
    MD5 checksum e1cf1861a2cd0aa4123d9b2d001a00a9
    SHA-1 checksum 2f99cd440a0fbdf161ec467d0556a3f4be7a6adf
  • Mac OS X (interim): ZS-MacOSXinterim-SA-T2019-08-20-1411-beta.zip, downloads as a .zip file that automatically expands into an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This bundle is suitable for Macs running macOS 10.9 through 10.14. It is self-contained and includes its own Java 12 runtime environment.
    Length 52,314,027 bytes
    MD5 checksum 63481b6030d1ba5ac1dd185b1b7b2ff3
    SHA-1 checksum 432fe0f8ff9b8369126bd7c4a2d5a3b17ddeaada
  • Mac OS X (old): ZS-MacOSXold-SA-T2019-08-20-1411-beta.zip, downloads as an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This bundle is not self-contained. It requires a Java runtime environment installed by Apple, and will prompt for installation of Java if one is not already installed. It runs as 64-bit where the processor and operating system support it, and as 32-bit otherwise.
    Length 8,586,542 bytes
    MD5 checksum 2fee9fd937b0bfac4f90e629693f0fb8
    SHA-1 checksum 6fc921b179ef2c0772d49270f08b18ba0c2c4f22

Note: On Macintosh and Linux, if you already have Zerene Stacker installed and are downloading a new version to update it, then you need to manually move the old version to trash, and move or rename the new version to replace it. Otherwise both versions will continue to be available, and you will run whichever one you happen to click on. For further information, see the FAQS on “Installing and Updating”. On Mac, when trashing out the old version, do NOT allow any third party uninstaller or cleanup applications like “AppCleaner” to run. In their enthusiasm to eliminate files that they think are not used, they're likely to also delete files you really do need, like your license key and Zerene Stacker configuration files.

Compared to the current full release Build T2018-07-19-1515 and the corresponding T2018-07-19-1515_beta, this T2019-08-20-1411-beta contains the following improvements:

  • Macintosh: compatibility with macOS 10.15 “Catalina”
    • Notarized the standard .zip bundle so as to avoid issues with Gatekeeper.
    • Introduced a notarized .pkg installer to easily and automatically install in Applications.
    • Switched to Java Cross-Platform look-and-feel, for improved performance.
    • Faster automatic switch to JFileChooser if system native filechooser (Finder) does not open.
    • Diagnose issue with macOS Catalina (10.15) not allowing use of native filechooser.
  • Bug fixes
    • Avoid invalid index using Nearest Neighbor interpolator in “edge streak” areas.
    • Automatically fall back to external TIFF reader in case of “Unexpected count…” and related javax.imageio.IIOExceptions.
    • Attempt to prevent host operating system from deleting “temp” projects that are actually in use.
    • Avoid exceptions caused by switching source files while canceling or committing retouching.
    • StackShot 3x, activate Shutter 2 in addition to Shutter 1.
  • Embedded JRE
    • Upgraded to AdoptOpenJDK JRE 12.0.1+12 on all 64-bit platforms and 32-bit Windows.

Please immediately inform support@zerenesystems.com if you encounter any difficulties or odd behavior with this beta version. Be sure to send a console log if appropriate – instructions for that are provided HERE.

A complete list of modifications can be read in the Modification History.

Previous beta was:

stacker/softwaredownloads/currentbeta · Last modified: 2019/08/22 21:49
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