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Micro-Manager 1.4.17 (April 30, 2014)

Windows 32-bit, 55 MB
Windows 64-bit, 57 MB

Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 43 MB
(Note for OS X 10.8 or later: if the application does not open when double-clicked for the first time, try ctrl-click or right click, then select "Open".)

Known issues in 1.4.17

  • On Windows, connecting to devices that use a Silicon Labs USB-serial chip may result in a crash or error message. Affected devices include ASI stage controllers (when connected via USB) and certain USB-serial adapters. If you experience this, replace the mmgr_dal_SerialManager.dll file in the Micro-Manager folder with the version available here (for 32-bit MM) or here (for 64-bit MM).
  • On OS X 10.8 or later, when opening ImageJ64.app, you may get an error message saying that the application is "damaged". If so, you need to temporarily enable the following setting while opening the application for the first time: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Allow applications downloaded from > Anywhere. Once opened successfully, the error should go away even if you switch back the security setting.

Changes in 1.4.17 (since 1.4.16)

  • New in the main application
    • Make Tile Creator ("Create Grid") use the correct stages (Nico Stuurman)
    • Tile Creator "Center Here" button no longer immediately closes the dialog (Chris Weisiger)
    • Fix bug in position list where removing multiple positions could cause the wrong positions to be removed (Chris Weisiger)
    • Plugins menu is now organized into categories, sorted alphabetically, and has improved tooltips (Nico Stuurman, Mark Tsuchida)
    • New "Report Problem" interface (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Script Panel has improved syntax highlighting, line numbers, and code folding (Nico Stuurman)
    • Make "display fps" reflect reality (Nico Stuurman)
    • Fix bug that caused some debug logging entries to be logged even when debug logging is off (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Fix a memory leak that could occur during long sequence acquisitions (Mark Tsuchida)
    • MAC address enumeration issue on Linux is fixed (Erik Hvatum)
    • Add cancel button to splash screen (Nico Stuurman)
    • Various bigfixes and minor enhancements (Nico Stuurman, Henry Pinkard, Arthur Edelstein, Chris Weisiger, Mark Tsuchida)
  • New plugins
    • Acquire Multiple Regions Automatically acquire multiple regions of a sample (Kurt Thorn)
    • AutoLase: Real-time closed-loop control of density of photoactivated molecules during PALM measurement (Thomas Pengo, Seamus Holden)
    • Live Tracking (revived): Use image correlation to countersteer the XY stage (Nico Stuurman, Mark Tsuchida)
    • pgFocus: Control the pgFocus open-source software/hardware focus stabilization device (Karl Bellve)
  • Updated plugins
    • ASIdiSPIM: Numerous enhancements (Jon Daniels, ASI; Nico Stuurman)
    • BFCorrector: Fix handling of 16-bit pixels; marked BFCorrector as obsolete as it is superseded by MultiChannelShading
    • Multi-Channel Shading: Fix crash when defining new groups (Kurt Thorn)
    • Projector: Enhancements to ROI support (Arthur Edelstein)
    • Stage Control: Wait for device to finish movement before updating displayed position (Nico Stuurman)
  • New device adapters
    • CONEX: Newport CONEX-CC DC-Servo Controller (Newport)
    • IIDC: IIDC 1394 cameras (future replacement for dc1394, currently monochrome only) (Mark Tsuchida)
    • MoticCamera (new on OS X): Motic cameras (Motic)
    • ObjectiveImaging: Objective Imaging OASIS controller (Egor Zindy)
    • pgFocus: pgFocus (open-source software/hardware focus stabilization device) (Karl Bellve)
    • PICAM: Princeton Instruments cameras, using the PICAM SDK (Toshio Suzuki)
    • ThorlabsAPTStage: Thorlabs APT family linear stages (a newly extended version of ThorlabsDCStage) (Egor Zindy)
    • ThorlabsMFC1: Thorlabs MFC1 Motorized Microscope Focus Controller (Thomas Zangle)
  • New closed-source device adapters
    • Mosaic3: Andor Mosaic 3 Digital Mirror Device (Arthur Edelstein for Andor)
  • Updated device adapters
    • Andor: Fix actual interval property and error during external trigger; Fix spurious noise filter control (Matthew Milford, Andor)
    • AndorLaserCombiner: Add SaveLifetime and IsLinear properties; allow TTL option in Enable property (Pariksheet Nanda)
    • AndorSDK3: Add support for Auxiliary Out TTL I/O pin; Linux support; various bugfixes (Norman Glasgow, Andor; Erik Hvatum)
    • ASITiger: Add property to reverse axis directions and interchange X and Y; various fixes and minor enhancements (Jon Daniels, ASI)
    • IDS_uEye: Add color support, bit depth selection, and external trigger; improve binning support (Wenjamin Rosenfeld)
    • NikonTE2000: Fix Uniblitz shutter support (Mark Tsuchida)
    • PCO_Camera: Fixed time setting, ROI, and binning issues; tested simultaneous full-fps acquisition with two pco.edge_4.2 using Multi Camera; various bugfixes (Franz Reitner, PCO)
    • PI_GCS_2: Add support for C-865 and E-816 (E-665, E-625, E-621) with firmware < 2.11; added E-709 and C-884 as preconfigured controller; default axis names are now "1" and "2"; fixed hang with C-867.262; other fixes and enhancements (Steffen Rau, Physik Instrumente)
    • Piper: Reinstated (was missing from 1.4.16 due to build compatibility issues); improved handling of property updates (Terry Sprout for Stanford Photonics)
    • PVCAM: Add ExposeOutMode property; support new trigger modes for OptiMos; various fixes; OptiMos users should update to PVCAM 3.0.1.2 (Lubomir Walder, Photometrics)
    • ThorlabsDCStage: See new ThorlabsAPTStage
    • TISCam: Support Y16 mode; add white balance red/blue properties (Falk Dettmer)
    • XCiteLed: Fix issue caused by comma in property name (Mark Tsuchida)
    • XIMEA: Fix bit depth reported by camera (Egor Zindy)
    • XLight: Fixes and enhancements (Enzo Chiarappa, Crestoptics)
    • ZeissCAN: Add StepSize property to XYStage (Nico Stuurman)
    • ZeissCAN29: Add ND filter wheel support; change condenser position limit from 7 to 8 (Nico Stuurman)
  • Updated closed-source device adapters
    • HamamatsuHam: Added support for Defect Correct Mode (Patrick Gregorio, Hamamatsu)
    • NikonTI: No longer crash when loading DiaLamp (remaining bug: config may need to be loaded twice) (Mark Tsuchida)
  • Retired device adapters
    • Hamamatsu on Windows: Please use HamamatsuHam instead
  • Changes to the scripting API
    • createAcquisition() is deprecated (use openAcquisition())
    • getAcquisition(), getAcqDlg(), and getXYPosListDlg() are deprecated
    • getAcqusitionSettings() (sic.) is now getAcquisitionSettings()
    • propmtToSaveAcqusition() (sic.) is now promptToSaveAcquisition()
    • Deleted previously deprecated methods.
  • Changes to the MMCore API
    • Added overloads of getShutterOpen() and setShutterOpen() that take the shutter device label as an argument
    • Three methods now throw CMMError: definePixelSizeConfig() (two overloaded methods), isPixelSizeConfigDefined()
  • Changes to the MMDevice API
    • None
  • Changes of interest to developers
    • Micro-Manager 1.4.17 is SVN r13272, 3rdpartypublic r163
    • The paths from which to load the MMCoreJ_wrap native library and device adapters are now configurable; the default for device adapters is the directory containing the MMCoreJ_wrap or MMCorePy_wrap library (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Fixed loading of MMCoreJ_wrap native library when running on Java 7 on OS X (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Unix build scripts (using GNU build system) have been substantially updated (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Unix 'make install' can create launch script (Mark Tsuchida)
    • MMCorePy built on OS X or Linux is no longer broken (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Mac OS X binaries are now built with Xcode 5.x (previously 3.2) (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Mac OS X binaries no longer contain PowerPC support (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Visual studio 2010 Debug builds of MMCoreJ_wrap.dll should now work on computers that do not have Visual Studio 2008 installed (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Communication over FTDI USB-serial interface now sends 1 USB packet per message, rather than breaking up messages into bytes (Mark Tsuchida)

Micro-Manager 1.4.16 (January 31, 2014)

Windows 32-bit, 50 MB
Windows 64-bit, 50 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 46 MB

Changes in 1.4.16 (since 1.4.15)

  • New in the main application
    • Optimize handling and display of images at high framerate and of large RGB images (Nico Stuurman, Henry Pinkard, Arthur Edelstein)
    • High-throughput acquisition pipeline (former "Fast Storage" in Tools > Options) is now always enabled
    • Display images using LUTs via popup menu in Contrast panel (Nico Stuurman)
    • Display time in hours and minutes for long acquisitions (Hadrien Mary, Mark Tsuchida)
    • Bugfixes for hardware-triggered sequence acquisition (Arthur Edelstein)
    • Improvements and bugfixes to OME metadata (Henry Pinkard)
    • Stage position list is now included in the summary metadata (InitialPositionList property) (Mark Tsuchida, Henry Pinkard)
    • Do not save corrupted image files on certain non-English version of Windows (e.g. Chinese) (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Lots of additional bugfixes (Nico Stuurman, Nenad Amodaj, Henry Pinkard, Mark Tsuchida)
  • New plugins
    • ASI diSPIM - Control the ASI iSPIM and diSPIM (Jon Daniels, ASI, and Nico Stuurman)
    • MultiChannelShading - Independent shading correction (flat-fielding) of multiple channels (Kurt Thorn)
  • Updated plugins
    • Data Browser: No longer missing on Windows
    • Localization Microscopy: Add support for MLE for fitting (Nico Stuurman, Arthur Edelstein)
    • Projector: Improve SLM support and calibration (Arthur Edelstein)
    • Live Replay: Bugfixes (Nico Stuurman)
    • Stage Control: Select Z axis, adapt to stage availability, display Z position (Nico Stuurman)
  • New device adapters
    • BiostepEagleIce - biostep EagleIce camera (Jens Gl√§ser, biostep GmbH)
    • Piezosystem_NV40_1, Piezosystem_NV40_3, and Piezosystem_NV120_1 (Chris Belter, piezosystem jena)
    • XLight - CrestOptics X-Light spinning disc confocal unit (Enzo Chiarappa, CrestOptics)
    • Zaber - Zaber ASR microscope stage (Nathan Dyer, Zaber Technologies)
  • New closed-source device adapters
    • OlympusIX83 (Arthur Edelstein; thanks to those who helped with testing)
  • Updated device adapters
    • ABS: Fix issue with USB 3.0 cameras (ABS GmbH Jena)
    • AndorSDK3: Support for AOIs larger than sensor size; Add timeout property for external trigger (Norman Glasgow, Andor Technology)
    • Arduino: Bigfix for Blanking setting (Nico Stuurman, Mark Tsuchida)
    • ASITiger: Lots of bugfixes and new functionality (Jon Daniels, ASI)
    • GigECamera: Use JAI SDK 1.4.1; some bugfixes (Mark Tsuchida)
    • IDS_uEye: Fix pixel clock, framerate, and exposure settings (Wenjamin Rosenfeld)
    • Ludl: Support 10-position filter wheels (Nico Stuurman)
    • LumencorSpectra: Bugfixes (Mark Tsuchida)
    • MCCDAQ: Fix DAC channels 5-7, allow to use with DAShutter (Mark Tsuchida)
    • MoticCamera: Support 16-bit and 48-bit images (Jin Chen, Motic)
    • PCO_Generic: Improve support for pco.edge, color image transfer; add support for white balancing, double shutter, IR mode, and Sensicam gain setting (Franz Reitner, PCO AG)
    • PI_GCS_2: Improve communication latency; fix issue with C-867.262 (Richard Montbrun and Steffen Rau, Physik Instrumente)
    • Prior: Add speed and acceleration control for Z (Korbinian Kapsner)
    • PVCAM: Fix bug that prevented shutter from closing after acquisition; Bugfixes for ROI of binned images and other issues (Lubomir Walder, Photometrics)
    • Rapp: User no longer needs to install DLLs
    • ScopeLED: Lots of improvements; simplify properties (Ryan Clark, DiCon/ScopeLED)
    • SpectralLMM5: Support USB (HID) on Windows (Mark Tsuchida)
    • ThorlabsUSBCamera: Improve exposure setting handling (Nenad Amodaj)
    • TISCam: Add support for Y16 and RGB24 mode (Falk Dettmar)
    • XCite120PC_Exacte: Fix communication issues (Lon Chu, Mission Bay Imaging for Lumen Dynamics)
    • ZeissCAN: Enable control of XY stage via MCU 28 directly connected to computer (Mark Tsuchida)
    • ZeissCAN29: Add support for reflected light switcher and external lamp mirror (Nico Stuurman)
  • Updated closed-source device adapters
    • ESImagingIOController: Fix sporadic errors in shutter (Ed Simmons)
    • HamamatsuHam: Bugfixes and enhancements (Patrick Gregorio, Hamamatsu Photonics)
    • NikonTI: Robustify PFS single-focus cycle (Mark Tsuchida)
    • RaptorEPIX: Support for Kingfisher cameras (David Biggs, Raptor Photonics)
  • Changes of interest to developers
    • Uncaught Java exceptions in threads and event handlers are now logged (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Better support for SLM devices, including triggering (Arthur Edelstein)
    • AddAvailableDeviceName() is deprecated; use RegisterDevice() instead (Mark Tsuchida)
    • On Windows, C++ components are now built with Visual Studio 2010 SP 1 (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Visual Studio projects now use common property sheet files (Mark Tsuchida)
    • On Windows, device adapters link to MMDevice static library rather than including source (Mark Tsuchida)
    • On Windows, Structured Exception Handling is disabled in all C++ components (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Acquisition scripting API refactoring (Nenad Amodaj)

Micro-Manager 1.4.15 (September 23, 2013)

Windows 32-bit, 50 MB
Windows 64-bit, 50 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 46 MB

New in 1.4.15

  • New in the Main Application
    • High speed acquisition implemented, to allow up to 1.1 GB/s acquisition, with storage to RAM or to (high-speed) disk (Arthur Edelstein)
    • New High Content Screen plugin added (Nenad Amodaj)
    • MLE fitting and subranging features added to Localization Microscopy plugin (Nico Stuurman, Arthur Edelstein)
    • Tile Creator improved to allow centering of a grid at the current location (Brian Teague)
    • Histogram improved to include display of current display min and max (Henry Pinkard)
    • Bugs fixed in main application, acquisition engine, Slide Explorer (1), Image Flipper, Live Replay, Multi Camera, and Stage Control plugins
  • New Device Adapters
    • ASITiger - ASI TG-1000 "Tiger" Controller (Jon Daniels, ASI)
    • FLICamera - Finger Lakes Instrumentation cameras (Jim Moronski, FLI)
    • IDS_uEye - IDS uEye USB cameras (also Thorlabs DCUxxxx, Edmund EO-xxxxM) (Wenjamin Rosenfeld)
    • MCCDAQ - Measurement Computing PCI-DDA08/16 (Matthew Bakalar)
    • Okolab - Okolab Microscope Incubators (Marco Di Pasqua, Okolab)
    • Oxxius - Oxxius Laser Controller (Julien Beaurepaire, Oxxius)
    • Piezosystem_30DV50 - piezosystem jena 30DV50 digital controller (Chris Belter, piezosystem jena)
    • Piezosystem_dDrive - piezosystem jena d-Drive digital controller (Chris Belter, piezosystem jena)
    • Standa - Standa Microstep stepper motor driver (Clarence Leung)
    • HIDManager - serial interface to USB Human Interface Devices (Nico Stuurman)
  • New Closed-Source Device Adapters
    • SigmaKoki - Sigma Koki stages and shutters (Hiroki Kibata, Sigma Koki)
  • Updated Device Adapters
    • ABS: Update to new API with improved 64-bit support (ABS Jena)
    • Andor: Fix pre-amp gain display; support centralized crop mode on iXon Ultra; add Region of Interest property; fix Output Amplifier setting behavior when Frame Transfer is enabled (Matthew Milford, Andor)
    • AndorLaserCombiner: Add Enable property to allow independent control of power and on/off (Pariksheet Nanda)
    • AndorSDK3: Add Frame Rate Control property; Optimize for speed; Add read-only informational properties; Support hardware timestamp from camera; Support multiple cameras; Fix binning-related bug; Improve ROI support (Norman Glasgow, Andor)
    • ASIStage: Allow triggered Z stage to ignore initial pulses (Arthur Edelstein); Fix axis identity and CRISP axis setting; Improve support for Z stage ring buffer (Nico Stuurman)
    • BaumerOptronic: Fixed bug causing acquisition to start before shutter opens (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Cobolt: Add shutter and power control (Alexis Maizel)
    • DemoCamera: UseSequences property for CDemoStage
    • GigECamera: Fix bug in binning setting; Add acquisition mode property (Heng Xu); Fix issue with short exposure snaps (Mark Tsuchida)
    • GPhoto: Minor updates (Koen De Vleeschauwer); Add to OS X build (Nico Stuurman)
    • LeicaDMI: Fix issues related to 0-step movement of stage and TL polarizer; Add delay setting for halogen lamp (Brian Teague); Support for FastFilterWheel (Arthur Edelstein)
    • LumencorSpectra: Fix State property (Louis Ashford, Lumencor); Make LightEngine selection a pre-init property; Allow switching individual colors independently of shutter state; Improve default settings (Nico Stuurman)
    • MCL_MicroDrive: Support stages without encoders (Arthur Edelstein)
    • OpenCVgrabber: Add OS X version; Add camera selection (Nico Stuurman)
    • PCO_Generic: Support for 64-bit; Noise filter mode for pco.edge; Support multiple cameras; Bug fixes (Franz Reitner, PCO AG)
    • PVCAM: Support microsecond exposure resolution for Photometrics cameras; Fixed an issue with some properties; Add support for additional metadata from the camera (Windows); Add support for callback acquisition (optimized for high-speed acquisition) (Windows); PVCAM 2.9.5 is now required on Windows (Lubomir Walder and Andrej Bencur, Photometrics)
    • QCam: Support multiple cameras (Mark Tsuchida)
    • ScopeLED: Add ActivePresetMode property (Ryan Clark, DiCon Lighting)
    • SerialManager: Fix binary message logging in CoreLog (Mark Tsuchida)
    • SpectralLMM5: Add support for USB HID ports; Add per-line switching (Nico Stuurman)
    • ThorlabsDCxxxx: Add DC4104 device (Korbinian Kapsner)
    • ThorlabsUSBCamera: Remove duplicate exposure property (Mark Tsuchida); Support for 8 and 16 bit mode, high frame rates with USB3, FPS property, color mode, binning, metadata (Nenad Amodaj)
    • TISCam: No longer need to manually install DLLs from vendor
    • TSI (Thorlabs Scientific Imaging): Add Gain property (Nenad Amodaj)
    • TwainCamera: Handle legacy devices better (Erich Hoover)
    • Utilities: New DAMonochromator device (Ed Simmons); Bugfixes for MultiCamera (Nico Stuurman, Arthur Edelstein)
    • VariLC: Add device detection support; Add Palette support; Add properties for active and total LCs; Display device version number (Amitabh Verma and Grant Harris)
    • Vortran: New device: VersaLase (David Sweeney, Vortran Laser Technology)
    • ZeissCAN29: Fix a crash related to condenser contrast setting (Nico Stuurman)
  • Updated Closed-Source Device Adapters
    • AxioCam: Add support for AxioCam MRc5 (Henry Pinkard); Fix bugs causing crashes (Mark Tsuchida)
    • ESImagingIOControllers: New sequence storage method, stimulus mode (requires new controller firmware) (Ed Simmons)
    • HamamatsuHam: Updates, enhancements, and bugfixes (Patrick Gregorio, Hamamatsu)
    • Micropix: Support multiple instances of the device (Ed Simmons)
    • NikonTI: A near-complete rewrite to improve stability and provide better diagnostics and logging for errors; Installers for up-to-date Nikon driver software (not in the Micro-Manager installer; please see the MM wiki page for NikonTI) (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Olympus: Bugfixes (Arthur Edelstein)
  • Changes Relevant to Developers Only
    • Logging of user interface activity added (Arthur Edelstein)
    • Dependencies in acquisition engine on Micro-Manager gui instance removed (Arthur Edelstein)
    • New build scripts for Windows (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Clean up usage of default sequence acquisition implementation in CCameraBase (Nenad Amodaj)
    • Slightly improve CoreLog format (Mark Tsuchida)
    • Prevent some spurious errors in CoreLog (Nico Stuurman)
    • Prevent mmgr_dal_X.Y from being recognized as a device adapter on Windows, where Y is not "dll"

Micro-Manager 1.4.14 (March 20, 2013)

Windows 32-bit, 46 MB
Windows 64-bit, 45 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 49 MB

Micro-Manager 1.4.13 (November 30, 2012)

Windows 32-bit, 45 MB
Windows 64-bit, 45 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 48 MB

Micro-Manager 1.4.12 (November 17, 2012)

Windows 32-bit, 45 MB
Windows 64-bit, 45 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 48 MB

New in 1.4.12

  • Bug fix:
    • Micro-Manager exits properly now
  • New device adapter:
    • SutterMPC Multi-Manipulator controller (David Biggs)

Micro-Manager 1.4.11 (November 8, 2012)

Windows 32-bit, 45 MB
Windows 64-bit, 45 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 48 MB

New in 1.4.11

  • New Features:
    • Improved multicamera support
    • Single-file, multi-image OME TIFF output format (Henry Pinkard)
    • On-the-fly image processing plugin framework (TaggedImagePipeline)
    • Major improvements to Hardware Configuration Wizard (Nenad Amodaj)
  • Plugins:
    • DLLAutoReloader plugin (automatically reloads device adapters)
    • Projector plugin enhancement: support for Rapp UGA40 galvo device
  • New device support:
    • Andor Neo and Zyla cameras (AndorSDK3), David Gault, Norman Glasgow)
    • LeicaDMSTC XY Stage (G. Esteban Fernandez)
    • LumencorCIA (Louis Ashford)
    • MoticMicroscope
    • Rapp UGA40 Galvo frap device
    • RaptorEPIX camera (David Biggs)
    • TOFRA components (Ilya Ravkin)
    • Zeiss AxioCam (Henry Pinkard)

Micro-Manager 1.4.10 (April 19, 2012)

Windows 32-bit, 40 MB
Windows 64-bit, 39 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 47 MB

New in 1.4.10

  • Numerous bug fixes in image display and contrast panels
  • Open Micro-Manager data sets either into memory (RAM) or as virtual stacks.
  • New Device Adapters:
    • Mightex_BLS
    • Till iMic
    • Till Polychrome V
  • Improved HamamatsuHam adapter, supports the Flash4.0

Micro-Manager 1.4.9 (March 22, 2012)

Windows 32-bit, 40 MB
Windows 64-bit, 39 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 47 MB

New in 1.4.9

  • Brought back missing Andor DLLs
  • Fixed problem of starting MDA during live mode
  • Upgraded java to latest version -- 1.6.0_31

Micro-Manager 1.4.8 (March 21, 2012)

Windows 32-bit, 40 MB
Windows 64-bit, 39 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 47 MB

New in 1.4.8

  • Substantially improved display performance
  • Improved support for color cameras and multiple cameras
  • Improved contrast panels
  • A large number of bug fixes
  • A new Gaussian fitter plugin that lets you fit and track diffraction limited spots
  • Support for a new (beta) device type: Galvos (for phototargeting; currently the Rapp UGA40).
  • New devices, including:
    • Aladdin pump (Kurt Thorn)
    • Lumencor Spectra (Louis Ashford)
    • Micropix Cameras (Ed Simmons)
    • Mightex (Yihui Wu)
    • Motic Cameras
    • MP285 (Sutter Instruments, Mission Bay Imaging)
    • NPointC400 (Mission Bay Imaging)
    • Omicron (Jan-Erik Herche, Ralf Schlotter)
    • VariLC (Rudolf Oldenbourg, MBL)
    • Ximea Cameras (Marian Zajko)

Micro-Manager 1.4.7 (November 17, 2011)

Windows 32-bit, 39 MB
Windows 64-bit, 37 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 39 MB

New in 1.4.7

  • Support for multiple cameras (see Utilities->Multi-camera adapter)
  • Improved color camera live and snap
  • Many bug fixes to multi-dimensional acquisition
  • Added option to provide custom time intervals in MDA
  • New/Improved device support:
    • OpenCVGrabber (Ed Simmons)
    • New PI GCS adapter (Stephen Rau)
    • Improved Thorlabs DCxxxx (Olf Wohlmann)
    • PCO adapter now supports new CMOS cameras (Franz Reitner)
    • Support for nPoint stages (Mission Bay Imaging)
    • XCite LED (Mission Bay Imaging)
    • Thorlabs piezo stage (Nenad Amodaj)
    • Updated ABS Camera (now also 64-bit, Heiko Baumann)
    • ASI CRISP support, including plugin (Nico Stuurman)

Micro-Manager 1.4.6 (September 2, 2011)

Windows 32-bit, 17 MB
Windows 64-bit, 35 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 39 MB

New in 1.4.6

  • Hardware triggering integrated with Multi-Dimensional Acquisition
  • New device support:
    • Scientifica stages (Mathew Player)
    • Andor3 (supports new Neos camera)
    • CARV II spinning disk confocal
    • MCU28 (Zeiss CAN XY stage - Nenad Amodaj)
  • Pluggable display API (ImageCacheListener)
  • Split View Plugin restored to 1.4
  • Clojure Editor Plugin
  • Fixes to ZeissCAN29
  • Changes in Hardware Configuration Wizard

Micro-Manager 1.4.5 (June 13, 2011)

Windows 32-bit, 17 MB
Windows 64-bit, 35 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 31 MB

Micro-Manager 1.4.4 BETA (April 7, 2011)

Windows 32-bit, 17 MB
Windows 64-bit, 34 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 31 MB

New in 1.4.4

  • Thorlabs BD102 stage (Nenad Amodaj)
  • Well plate plugin (Big.jar, Karl Bellve)
  • New libusb drivers for K8055
  • Script interface to add runnables in acquisition engine
  • SimpleCam module with GPhoto support
  • Enhanced Contrast Panels (ignore outliers)
  • Saving and display on separate threads
  • Leica AFC (Hardware Autofocus) (mostly working)
  • Numerous bug fixes

Micro-Manager 1.4.2 BETA (March 2, 2011)

Windows 32-bit, 17 MB
Windows 64-bit, 34 MB
Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 31 MB

Micro-Manager 1.4.0 BETA (February 28, 2011)

- Windows 32-bit, 17 MB
- Windows 64-bit, 34 MB
- Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 31 MB

New in 1.4

  • Windows native 64-bit support (most devices are supported)
  • Support for multiple cameras (see Utilities->Multi-camera adapter)
  • Improved color camera live and snap
  • Hardware triggering integrated with Multi-Dimensional Acquisition
  • Enhanced Contrast Panels (ignore outliers)
  • Saving and display on separate threads
  • A new multi-dimensional acquisition engine (under the hood), including
    • a smart sequencer that uses burst acquisition whenever possible
    • an image pipeline allowing plugins to process images on the fly
    • a flexible metadata system for programmers
    • option to provide custom time intervals in MDA
  • Close integration with ImageJ hyperstacks
    • four "dimension sliders": channels, slices, frames, positions
    • display of RAM- or disk-based image sets during or after acquisition, including disk-based image sets larger than available RAM
  • An image display control panel (in the main window) that lets you
    • easily adjust contrast for each channel
    • add a scale bar
    • view metadata and add comments for image sets and individual image planes
  • Simplified hardware configuration, including auto-detection and auto-setup of a number of serial devices.
  • Data Browser plugin for quickly browsing through Micro-Manager data sets
  • Well plate plugin (Big.jar, Karl Bellve)
  • Clojure Editor Plugin
  • Script interface to add runnables in acquisition engine
  • Pluggable display API (ImageCacheListener)
  • Automated bug reports, available in Help > Report Problem
  • New/Improved device support:
    • New PI GCS adapter (Stephen Rau)
    • Improved Thorlabs DCxxxx (Olf Wohlmann)
    • PCO adapter now supports new CMOS cameras (Franz Reitner)
    • Support for nPoint stages (Mission Bay Imaging)
    • XCite LED (Mission Bay Imaging)
    • Thorlabs piezo stage (Nenad Amodaj)
    • Updated ABS Camera (now also 64-bit, Heiko Baumann)
    • ASI CRISP support, including plugin (Nico Stuurman)
    • Scientifica stages (Mathew Player)
    • Hamamatsu support by Hamamatsu (Patrick Gregorio), works with Flash 4.0
    • Fixes to ZeissCAN29
    • Thorlabs BD102 stage (Nenad Amodaj)
    • Thorlabs Scientific Imaging (TSI) Camera
    • AndorSDK3 (supports new Neo camera)
    • CARV II spinning disk confocal
    • MCU28 (Zeiss CAN XY stage - Nenad Amodaj)
    • Coherent Sapphire Laser (Karl Hoover and Paul Wiggins)
    • GigECamera (David Marshburn, UNC-CH)
    • Mac support for SPOT (Erwin Frise)
    • SimpleCam module with GPhoto support
    • Leica AFC (Hardware Autofocus)
    • New libusb drivers for K8055
    • Meiji Techno EMZ focus stage (Koen De Vleeschauwer)
    • Tethered Cameras (Canon and Nikon) (Koen De Vleeschauwer)
    • X-Cite 120PC Exacte (Mission Bay Imaging)
    • Image Processor Chain - provides sequencing of C++-based image processors in the Micro-Manager core
Note
Burst acquisition (formerly a separate utility in 1.3) has been merged with multi-dimensional acquisition -- if you want to do a burst, simply select "Time Points" only and set the time interval to 0.


Micro-Manager 1.3

Micro-Manager 1.3.49 (June 13, 2011)

- 32 bit Windows XP, Windows 7, 14 MB
- Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 34 MB
- Debian/Ubuntu Linux

New in 1.3.49 (a minor update):

  • Bug fixes in:
    • The Imaging Source Camera
    • Sutter DG4 filter wheel
    • PCO Camera
    • ABS Camera
  • Thorlabs BBD102 xy stage

- Previous releases

Micro-Manager 1.3.48 (March 2, 2011)

- 32 bit Windows XP, Windows 7, 13 MB
- Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 34 MB
- Debian/Ubuntu Linux

  • New devices:
    • No Name Laser Combiner
    • XCiteExacte Fluorescence Microscopy Illumination system - thanks to Mission Bay Imaging
    • Meiji Techno EMZ focus stage - thanks to Koen De Vleeschauwer
    • Tethered Camera adapter for Canon and Nikon cameras - thanks to Koen De Vleeschauwer
      (uses DSLRRemote, NKRemote, or PSRemote libraries)
    • GigECamera - thanks to David Marshburn
    • Coherent Sapphire Laser
  • Device Adapter bug fixes and improvements
    • Princeton Instruments camera
      • correct handling of output ports
    • Spot Camera
      • unified code should be running on Windows and OS X
    • Sutter Lambda
      • some patches for various communication glitches on Lambda 10-2 and Lamdba SC
    • DemoCamera and others
      • cleanup of superfluous references to boost libraries.
    • Andor Camera
      • support for iXon features such as: count convert, optacquire, various filters
      • support for isolated crop mode
      • fix bug in binning
    • SimpleAutofocus
      • fix a problem where the adapter would crash if selected as a 'synchronized' device.
      • performance improvement in median filter algorithm
      • fix a compile problem only appearing on Linux g++
    • NikonTI
      • more patches
    • DTOpenLayer
      • improve handling of voltage ranges
    • Yokogawa CSUX
      • ensure CSUX hub supports the brightfield port before creating bright field property
    • Scion
      • revert to adapter from about February 2010
    • PCO Camera
      • add OnEMLeftROI property
      • add skip frame support
  • Bug fixes in core & acquisition:
    • TileCreatorDlg.java
      • correct numbering of columns
      • only add Z to meta data if it's in use,
      • write column and row into metadata.
    • MMAcquisitionEngineMT.java - fix a problem where Autofocus was not restored after the acquisition
    • MMCore.cpp - fix a problem where one mis-communicating device prevents user from correcting the hardware configuration.

Micro-Manager 1.3.47 (November 1, 2010)

- Windows XP, 13 MB
- Mac OS X (Universal Binary), 34 MB
- Debian/Ubuntu Linux

  • New devices:
    • Agilent Laser Combiner
    • Lumen Dynamics (Exfo) X-Cite 120PC
    • Olympus MT20 (Michael Mitchell, EMBL)
    • Pololu Maestro Servo Controller
  • Several bug fixes and improvements in device code:
    • Andor camera
    • Leica camera
    • Mad City Labs motion controller
    • NikonTI microscope
    • Olympus microscope
    • PCO camera
    • Photometrics camera
    • QImaging camera
    • Scion camera
    • Serial adapter
    • Spot camera
    • SutterLambda controller
    • TheImagingSource camera
  • Bug fixes in the user interface:
    • Contrast Panel
    • Multi-dimensional acquision
    • Slide Explorer Plugin

Version 1.3 of Micro-Manager has stabilized: further changes to 1.3 will be limited to bug fixes.
New features in Micro-Manager will be introduced in version 1.4.

Micro-Manager 1.3.43 (December 23, 2009)

- Windows XP, 9 MB
- Mac OS X(Universal Binary), 34 MB

  • Newly supported devices
    • SLM/Projector support
    • Andor Laser Combiner (not yet tested!)
    • Prior NanoScanZ
  • Improved Device Support
    • Nikon Eclipse Ti microscope now works with latest driver 2.0.2 from Nikon
    • Nikon Eclipse Ti microscope: user can now select Speed and Tolerance of stage axes
    • Nikon IntensiLight Neutral Density filters
    • DemoCam now supports color image generation
    • Update to Photometrics / Roper Scientific libraries (thanks to Photometrics)
    • Fix image freezing problem seen with Hamamatsu cameras
    • Improved Support for QImaging QCam (thanks to Jeff Kuhn)
    • Improved Support for Apogee Cameras (thanks to Bob Dougherty)
    • Zeiss Definite Focus improvements
  • Configuration & GUI & Log Level
    • Improved Plugin Mechanism
    • More informative error messages, better exception handling
    • Device Properties will now be nicely sorted in drop downs
    • Fixed a problem with saving current configuration when specifying a file name
    • Image Gamma slider control
    • Improved stability of Live Mode
    • Multi-D acquisition: Added per-channel skip Z-stack option
  • Build Projects & Procedures
    • OS X packages are now Universal (PPC, x86, x64) and can be run as 64-bit applications
    • The Windows Project files now use relative paths
    • Software is built daily for both Windows and OS X
    • Boost libraries are now used for logging, Posix time, and Thread ID functions

Previous releases

Micro-Manager 1.3.41 beta, (October 12, 2009)

- Windows XP, 9 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 18 MB

  • New supported devices
    • Scion cameras (Douglas Remsberg, Scion)
    • Diagnostic SPOT cameras (Windows, Mac)
    • TWAIN cameras (operational on Leica cameras)
    • Leica DM6000 microscope
    • Thorlabs DCxxxx LED controllers
    • Thorlabs Filterwheel
    • Coherent Cube
    • Neos AOTF
  • A new python wrapper for the Micro-Manager core
  • Fixes to keyboard shortcuts
  • Live display of average and standard deviation of images
  • Re-orderable positions lists
  • Many fixed bugs

Micro-Manager 1.3.40 beta, (July 21, 2009)

- Windows XP, 8 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 17 MB
- Mac OS X(PPC), 16MB)

  • Major upgrade to autofocus system
    • New integrated user interface for hardware and image-based autofocus
    • Support for Nikon Perfect Focus, Zeiss Definite Focus, Olympus ZDC, ASI CRIFF
    • Image-based autofocus plugins
    • New API to write your own autofocusing algorithm in Java or C++
  • Zeiss Colibri illuminator
  • Olympus BX61 support (by Shalin Mehta, National University of Singapore)
  • Andor linux patches (by Karl Bellve, UMass)
  • Thorlabs SC10
  • Improvements to configuration editing
  • Re-vamped gui for Multi-Dimensional Acquisition
  • Mouse-scroll-wheel works in scripting panel
  • NikonTI TIRF attachment support
  • Leica DMR microscope support

Micro-Manager 1.3.39 beta, (May 15, 2009)

- Windows XP, 8 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 16 MB

  • Fixed build bugs
  • Drag stage with hand tool
  • New Mad City Stage versions
  • Improved registration dialog
  • Float property value bug fixed
  • Position list made editable
  • Andor camera freezing snap bug fixed
  • MF Shutter issues fixed

Micro-Manager 1.3.38 beta, (April 29, 2009)

- Windows XP, 8 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 16 MB
- Debian package (maintained by Johan Henriksson)

  • New image-based autofocus (Contribued by 100x Imaging)
  • Extensive fixes to various PVCAM adapter bugs
  • Linux patches by Johan Henriksson and Karl Bellve
  • Improved code logging
  • Andor properties problem fixed
  • Image5D to hyperstack conversion improved
  • Adapters for NI, PI, and Thorlabs by Brian Ashcroft
  • Core API changes for multiple cameras

Micro-Manager 1.3.37 beta, (April 9, 2009)

- Windows XP, 8 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 16 MB

  • Fixed mouse moving the stage in live mode
  • Physical ROI now visible in Image5D Snap
  • Multi-D Acquisition settings a restored after a Multi-D run
  • Fixed z-offset problem with Multi-D Acq
  • Beanshell scripts for unit testing of device adapters
  • Fixed sensicam binning problem (Franz)
  • Metadata viewer now saves contrast and colors
  • Image5D window now acquires a name when saved
  • Improved Multi-D Acquisition gui logic

Micro-Manager 1.3.36 beta, (April 3, 2009)

- Windows XP, 8 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 16 MB

  • Olympus focusing (z stage) bug fixed
  • QCam Mac live mode hanging bug fixed
  • Fixed memory leaks in Multi-D Acquisition
  • Pixel size calibration fixed to propagate from Multi-D Acquisition
  • Quantix Photometrics Error 22 bug corrected
  • Introduced new global script methods: doc(), inspect(), update()
  • ASI Well Plate Transfer Robot adapter added
  • Internationalization bug fix
  • Histogram scaling restored

Micro-Manager 1.3.34 beta, (March 18, 2009)

- Windows XP, 5.4 MB

  • PrecisExcite bug fix

Micro-Manager 1.3.33 beta, (March 16, 2009)

- Windows XP, 5.4 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 14.9 MB

  • PrecisExcite adapter
  • Made OS X 10.4 compatible again

Micro-Manager 1.3.32 beta, (March 13, 2009)

- Mac OS X(Intel), 14.9 MB

Micro-Manager 1.3.31 beta, (March 11, 2009)

- Windows XP, 5.4 MB
- Mac OS X(PPC), 26 MB

Micro-Manager 1.3.30 beta, (March 4, 2009)

- Windows XP, 5.4 MB
- Mac OS X(Intel), 14.9 MB

Bugs are seen in some PVCAM cameras in this release:

  • Auto shutter fails to stay open during exposure
  • Burst mode sometimes stops unexpectedly

Bug fixes in this release:

  • Andor adapter: fixes to make Luca R work
  • PCO adapter: fixed bug in binning (Franz)
  • Olympus adapter: various bug fixes
  • Leica: added control for Halogen Lamp (Prashanth, 100xImaging)
  • PVCAM: various bug fixes (various authors)

Micro-Manager 1.3.24 beta, (February 24, 2009)

- Mac OS X(Intel), 14.9 MB

  • Corrected driver complement

Micro-Manager 1.3.23 beta, (February 17, 2009)

- Windows XP, 5.4 MB

Micro-Manager 1.3.22 beta, (February 13, 2009)

- Mac OS X(Intel), 14.1 MB (Missing drivers; do not use!)
- Mac OS X(PPC), 26 MB


This new release includes:

  • Faster live mode (using camera sequence mode, in collaboration with 100XImaging)
  • New Micro-Manager plugin mechanism (provided by 100XImaging)
  • Keratocyte Tracker plugin (provided by 100XImaging)
  • New "Acquire" button collects series of still images with metadata
  • Keyboard commands to move stages
  • New autofocussing mechanism (provided by 100XImaging)
  • Improved Script Panel (new interactive Beanshell interpreter)
  • Extensions to the scripting interface
  • Many minor bugfixes in all parts of the application
  • New Devices:
  • Device updates:
    • Andor added external triggers and updated support for new cameras
    • Nikon TE2000 added filter wheel (100X Imaging)
    • Moved DAZStage, DAShutter and MultiShutter into adapter Utilities
    • Added StateDeviceShutter (in Utilities) that enables using a filter wheel as a shutter

Even earlier releases

Micro-Manager 1.2 Windows (Very Old!) | Micro-Manager 1.2 Mac (Very Old!)

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