Learn what's new in the latest release of PerGeos Software
Thermo Scientific PerGeos Software version 2020.3 rolls out exciting new tools and enhancements. Read on for a quick introduction to these features and links to resources offering more information.
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Please read important information for 2020.3 including:
- New licensing system
- Product improvement program
- Compatibility notes
Amira-Avizo 2020.3 comes with a large number of new ‘XTras’ , scripts, recipes and examples that will help you be more productive in various tasks with your Amira-Avizo Software
This new pack of XTras includes many automated segmentation procedures, as well as examples covering various use cases, such as Multi-Scale Cylinder Correlation, 2D Cell Tracking, Exporing Measures, and much more!
The Xtra Libray is updated every month with numerous new recipes, scripts and examples, dedicated to various use cases and workflows, that will help you improve your daily use of Amira Software.
We recommend you to visit regularly this Xtra Library to benefit from the fresh content and boost your efficiency!
Go to the XTra Library
New in 2020.2, 2020.1, and 2019.4
A new 2D ScaleBar module is available in the Explore Workspace. The module can be created on any OrthoSlice or LDA OrthoSlice. This module allows, in particular, to enable the display of an unambiguous scalebar during 3D animations. The bar length is restricted to rounded values , and should remain readable regardless of the brightness of the image displayed behind.
Brand new look and feel
PerGeos Software 2020.1 introduces a new look and feel based on dark, contrasting visuals. This new user interface offers a more modern appearance. For those of you who are using other Thermo Scientific electron microscopy applications, the user experience will be enhanced, as the look and feel is consistent across software suites. These enhancements provide better readability, which improves comfort by reducing eye strain. And they save energy, too. Additionally, support for 4K displays has also been greatly improved.
2 new color maps are introduced in this version, invertedGrayScale and volrenYellowInverted. Your 2D and 3D visualization will benefit from these new colormaps when the background information in the image has a higher intensity than the structures of interest.
Top: standard grayscale colormap,
Bottom: new invertedGrayscale colormap, left: slice display, right: volume rendering
Convert image type module benefits of a simplified normalization
The module Convert Image Type has been enhanced to offer a simplified interface for normalizing intensities before casting, using explicit ranges and appropriate default values.
Easier script sharing
Absolute script path evolved to relative path in order to avoid the previous path update needed.
What is a relative path: A relative path starts from some given working directory, avoiding the need to provide the full absolute path.
With this version, when saving the recipe, the absolute path is replaced by a relative one if the change is possible. To do so, the recipe should be saved next to or below the script in the file tree. Of course, the file tree should be kept as is when sharing.
Access to column of spreadsheet
With this new 2019.4 version, you can make statistical analysis for column containing scalar values using the new method ‘HxSpreadSheetInterface.Column.asarray’
New remote procedure call package
You can now send and receive Python commands via TCP/IP sockets from a Client to a Server that will interpret the command. It allows you to create Python script which generates a complete compute module workflow and execute it on the server side.
Fast image augmentation
The albumentations is now standard in the Python environment created with Deep Learning packages.
PerGeos Software upgrades
2020.3 is a regular upgrade and will be provided free-of-charge to all users under valid maintenance.
All enhancements and new features are available in all editions of PerGeos Software.
These new version also bring many improvements and fixes to known issues.
Customers with active maintenance at the time of the release will be notified automatically about the availability of the newest version.
The Release Notes allow you to gather a deeper knowledge about this new version of PerGeos Software. They include more technical explanations, compatibility notes, operating systems PerGeos Software runs on and a list of solved issues.