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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-T2020-05-22-1330-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 52,887,129 bytes
    MD5 checksum 5b957e109cb83bbbfa16c165f65588d2
    SHA-1 checksum 08c22ac226d282d192307891a043e9e7ddd9f6ce
  • Mac OS X (interim): ZS-MacOSXinterim-SA-T2020-05-22-1330-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 52,332,232 bytes
    MD5 checksum 328ea3c844729dcac90de4a7b541a3ff
    SHA-1 checksum 5a06ca93ba43e51c06785c85469cc7edc929b7c0
  • Mac OS X (old): ZS-MacOSXold-SA-T2020-05-22-1330-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 8,604,745 bytes
    MD5 checksum adb8165f81b18f8780ebea15f2542ea2
    SHA-1 checksum 9a689529f774cb1c26ffcc3c520c7852681b3157

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.

Improvements

Compared to the previous beta T2020-04-04-1104-beta, this T2020-05-22-1330-beta contains the following improvements:

  • Added ability to rename entries in the Input Files and Output Images lists (via right-click or alt-click on list entry)
  • Batch mode
    • Sort folders & projects by name when dragged or pasted into Batch Queue dialog.
    • Added explanatory comment at Options > Preferences > Slabbing.
    • Added explicit Align All Frames as first task when slabbing.
    • Keep “Save in designated folder” options enabled even when no folder specified yet.
  • Bug fix: Options > Preferences > Resets > “to factory settings” would sometimes fail to remove the configuration file.
  • License agreement: shortened and simplified treatment of embedded components.

Compared to the most recent production version T2019-10-07-1410, this T2020-05-22-1330-beta contains the following improvements:

  • Added “Resets” panel to Options > Preferences.
  • Changed default memory allocation to use up to 1/2 of physical memory.
  • User interface
    • Added {numinp} tag in file save template, number of input files selected for stack output.
    • Added {fntodot} tag in file save template, file name of first file selected, to first dot.
    • Reordered main menu bar to better match workflow: File, Stack, Edit versus File, Edit, Stack.
  • Configuration
    • Setting for Options > Preferences > Multiprocessing > number of cores/processors is now preserved from exit to next launch.
    • Added command line option “-suppressSaveProperties” to prevent writing of zerenstk.cfg on exit.
  • StackShot
    • added configuration file parameters AcquisitionSequencer.HoldingTorque{Low,High}Precision, each with legal values 0-10.
    • StackShot controller window bounds are now retained across exit/relaunch.

Compared to the still heavily used production version T2018-07-19-1515, this beta also contains the following improvements:

  • User interface: Added {project} tag in depth maps folder path to allow project-relative placement.
  • Bug fix: “Fit window” was not being preserved as an image scale from exit to next launch.
  • Macintosh
    • Compatibility with macOS 10.15 “Catalina”
      • Notarized the standard .zip bundle so as to avoid issues with Gatekeeper.
      • Built a notarized .pkg installer to automatically install in Applications (available only by request)
    • Switched to Java Cross-Platform look-and-feel, for improved performance.
  • User interface
    • Allow .zsy files to appear in Input Files list.
    • Added configuration file option to suppress warning about “not yet completely aligned”,
      UIStyle.SuppressNotCompletelyAlignedWarning=true
  • 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.
    • Avoid exception caused by edit-undo 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:

  • Mac OS X (old): ZS-MacOSXold-SA-T2020-04-04-1104-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 8,611,275 bytes
    MD5 checksum 4003d81b71af97242084898cbb39e084
    SHA-1 checksum 969a596be3622570147f34adf095ed4791309bc5
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