Zerene Stacker

Zerene Stacker Beta Testing Downloads

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

Current beta is:

  • Mac OS X: ZS-MacOSX-SA-T201611152030_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 runs as 64-bit where the processor and operating system support it, and as 32-bit otherwise.
    (Length 65,164,887 bytes; MD5 checksum f44c8d5669b0c66a19aee9ad752f7f0a)
  • Mac OS X (old): ZS-MacOSXold-SA-T201611152030_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 8,492,776 bytes; MD5 checksum 181cfc4bad62ca0c5d19b626da0b5386)

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 T201605230130_beta, the current beta adds several new features and fixes a few bugs, as follows:

  • Lightroom plug-in:
    • Allow nominal print resolution to be specified in export panel.
  • File saving:
    • Add option to save TIFF files with LZW compressions.
    • Rearrange panel for Options > Preferences > Image Saving parameters.
  • User interface:
    • Add Look & Feel option to specify a pixel replication factor, for smoother images on high-DPI displays such as Apple Retina.
    • Add preferences to increase font size for menus and all other text elements.
    • Select OK button for default when Options > Preferences panel is opened.
    • In contrast threshold slider panel, allow user to directly specify the Percentile value.
    • Change common modifier for keyboard shortcuts from ctrl to cmd on Mac.
    • Do not abort if configuration file is corrupted to contain illegal name.
  • Image file compatibility:
    • Accept invalid ICC profiles (typically produced by Capture One raw converter when used with its setting to “Embed camera profile”)
  • Update embedded JRE to version 8u112 (jre1.8.0_112)

Compared to the current release T201602151850 and its corresponding T201602151850_beta, the current beta also adds features and bug fixes as follows:

  • User interface:
    • Preserve size of filechooser navigation panels between uses (when Options > Preferences > Look & Feel > “Reset layout for each project” is not selected).
    • Preserve size of DMap contrast threshold dialog between uses, if not reset.
    • Add keyboard shortcuts and accelerators for commonly used menu operations.
    • Add menu entries with shortcuts to select each of first 9 output images.
    • Added keyboard alternates “8” and “9” to adjust image scale and retouching brush size (for international keyboards that don't have keys for ”[” and ”]”).
    • Set keyboard focus on DMap slider OK button when dialog opened, to allow pressing button from keyboard.
    • Allow selecting strategy for initial folder selection on Save Output Image(s), “with source files”, “in previous folder”, and “in specified folder”.
  • Image alignment:
    • Added Lanczos 5, 6, 7 (filling in the full range from 2-8).
    • Added facility to align each image separately against the first image, instead of incrementally against the previous image as aligned.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Avoid red exception in EXIF propagator if source images cannot be found.
    • Be sure that DMap contrast threshold dialog is big enough to show OK button.
    • Fix problem with tiny knob on Windows 10 DMap slider.
    • Reset main horizontal divider when layout reset.
  • Platform update:
    • Prepare for long term anticipated change from “Mac OS X” to just “Mac OS”.

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: 2016/11/17 00:35
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