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1* Added support for NRRD
2* Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
3* Added status event reporting to readers
4* Added API to toggle metadata collection
5* Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the 'id' parameter
6* Deprecated IFormatWriter.save in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
7* Removed "ignore color table" logic - replaced with Leica-specific solution
8* Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
9* Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
10* Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
11* Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
12* Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
13* Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
14* Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
15* Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
16* Many other bugfixes and improvements
17* Added support for gzip-compressed files
18
192007 Mar 16:
20* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
21* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
22* Fixed LSM bug
23
242007 Mar 7:
25* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
26* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
27* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
28* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
29* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
30* Expanded unit testing framework
31
322007 Feb 28:
33* Better series preview thumbnails
34* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
35* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
36
372007 Feb 26:
38* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
39* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
40* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
41* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
42* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
43* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
44
452007 Feb 7:
46* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
47* Improved HTTP import functionality
48* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
49* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
50* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
51* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
52* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
53* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
54* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
55* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
56* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
57* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
58* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
59
602007 Jan 5:
61* Added support for Prairie TIFF
62* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
63* Improved API for writing files
64* Added feature to read files over HTTP
65* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
66* Miscellaneous bugfixes
67
682006 Dec 22:
69* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
70* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
71* Added automated testing framework
72* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
73* Miscellaneous bugfixes
74
752006 Nov 30:
76* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
77* Added support for MRC
78* Added support for MNG
79* Improved support for floating-point images
80* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
81* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
82* Improved file stitching logic
83* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
84
852006 Nov 2:
86* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
87* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
88* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
89
902006 Oct 31:
91* Added support for Imaris 5 files
92* Added support for RGB ICS images
93
942006 Oct 30:
95* Added support for tiled TIFFs
96* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
97* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
98
992006 Oct 27:
100* Multi-series support for Slidebook
101* Added support for Alicona AL3D
102* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
103* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
104* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
105* Added option to ignore color tables
106* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
107* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
108* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
109* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
110* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
111* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
112* Better file stitching logic
113
1142006 Oct 6:
115* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
116* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
117* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
118* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
119* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
120* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
121* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
122* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
123* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
124* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
125* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
126* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
127* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
128* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
129* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
130* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
131* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
132* Much faster file stitching logic
133
1342006 Sep 27:
135* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
136* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
137* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
138* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
139  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
140* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
141* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
142* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
143* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
144  when available
145* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
146
1472006 Sep 6:
148* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
149* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
150* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
151* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
152
1532006 Mar 31:
154* First release
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