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: ZS-MacOSX-SA-T201712172018_beta.zip, downloads as an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This is the recommended bundle for modern Macs. It is self-contained and includes its own Java 8 runtime environment, which will be used with Mac OS X 10.7.3 and above. With older versions of Mac OS X, it will use whatever /usr/bin/java is already installed on the computer, but will not request installation of Java if none is currently available. This bundle requires 64-bit Mac OS X.
    Length 67,175,650 bytes
    MD5 checksum 3dd8e99e52b7b640f16878cf3cb1a664
    SHA-1 checksum 70cb4f200120b8a4e9a6b9b72d0d7a8d2ccf89ac
  • Mac OS X (old): ZS-MacOSXold-SA-T201712172018_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 8,531,477 bytes
    MD5 checksum f8fbcbebce326ff5d2b604296618bd68
    SHA-1 checksum 58b130e616a72a0a2811c7bd58785b7c7d7a9644

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 T201711041830 and the previous T201711041830_beta, this T201712172018_beta contains the following improvements:

  • User Interface
    • Expanded diagnostic is provided when user attempts to add raw format image files.
    • Expanded diagnostic about using Alt/Option key if “s” does not work for flash-to-source.
    • Added new Options > Preferences checkbox to disable image zoom on spacebar+mousewheel.
    • Do not notify user of connectivity problems on automatic check for update.
    • Increase textfield widths in Options > Preferences so large numbers remain entirely visible.
    • Clarified what password is requested, to fix StackShot driver conflicts.
    • Fixed problems of StackShot control panel on high-dpi displays.
  • Lightroom plug-in
    • Require that Zerene Stacker application is placed in a stable location, not Downloads in macOS Sierra or above.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Avoid random null pointer exception when writing undo information to disk.
    • Avoid random null pointer exception on commit of retouching.
    • Avoid wrong dialog on top, when creating Lightroom plugin on Mac.

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:

  • Mac OS X: ZS-MacOSX-SA-T201711041830_beta.zip, downloads as an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    Length 67,173,481 bytes
    MD5 checksum ea91e7ed857ddc800d9d81e638360f37
    SHA-1 checksum 6b5a5362d993ecb1236f996069980fb451e69448
stacker/softwaredownloads/currentbeta · Last modified: 2017/12/18 18:16
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