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-T2020-10-25-1049-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 52,930,303 bytes
    MD5 checksum 3e104e764a5a73edb75c2da35437c6b9
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  • Mac OS X (interim): ZS-MacOSXinterim-SA-T2020-10-25-1049-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 52,373,121 bytes
    MD5 checksum eb79dc1496eca0525ea076ab8cf7322b
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  • Mac OS X (old): ZS-MacOSXold-SA-T2020-10-25-1049-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 8,645,579 bytes
    MD5 checksum dc99cf3cb383f180711ca05a648910d0
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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 previous beta T2020-06-01-1033-beta, this T2020-10-25-1049-beta contains the following improvements:

  • Added macro/micro DOF Calculator.
  • Added Stereo Shift Calculator.
  • Improvements to capability for finding missing source files:
    • Can now tolerate loss of leading/trailing spaces in names.
    • Can tolerate references to recognized but inaccessible devices.
    • Works cleanly when launched by double-click on the project file.
  • User interface:
    • Added estimators for wall clock time to completion:
      • Main progress bar – time to complete current task.
      • StackShot controller panel – time to shoot stack.
    • Dark theme:
      • Improved gray levels and added configuration file parameters to change them.
      • Works properly with StackShot control panel.
    • Stereo preview:
      • Added control buttons to swap sides and stop preview.
      • Added Look & Feel option to allow controlling pan/zoom with just the mouse, no spacebar needed.
    • Added keyboard shortcut for Save Project.
  • Bug fix:
    • Batch > Slabbing default output naming template now reflects PMax vs DMap.
  • Image saving:
    • Expose all TIFF compression modes provided by underlying javax.imageio libraries.

Compared to the current production T2020-05-22-1330, this T2020-10-25-1049-beta also contains the following improvement:

  • User interface: added a Dark Mode option (at Options > Preferences > Look & Feel).

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.txt · Last modified: 2020/10/26 00:55 by rjlittlefield
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