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3.7.0 Release Candidate 1 - 2014-09-30

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Roadmap

We are only doing fixes now on 3.X of Autopano Engine, as we are already working actively on next version 4.0.

Fixes since 3.6.3:

- 0003910: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Add option "keep current value" for optimization unknowns
- 0003712: [Import plugins] iStar plugin: Added auto-completion on "Input Folder"
- 0003713: [Import plugins] iStar plugin: The input folder name is used as project filename (.pano file)
- 0003857: [Import plugins] iStar plugin: shift the YAW of 180 to maintain consistency with Immersive Studio.

3.6.0 Release Candidate 1 - 2014-06-04

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Main changes

This new release candidate introduces Autopano Engine v3.6.

NCTech iStar plugin

We introduced in this engine a new plugin to be able to quickly stitch images produced by the NCTech iStar camera. This high end camera is mainly used for photogrametry and forensic. With this plugin, you can have a fully automatic workflow with this camera. It supports batch stitching, as well as bracketing.

You first need to develop iStar Raw format with software provided with the camera and then, you can use this plugin to get a nearly perfect stitch in any case.

Miscellanous improvements

Fixes since 3.5.1:

- 0003470: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Crash during geometric analysis and multiple viewpoint
- 0003461: [Shell Integration] Mac integration, application name is wrong
- 0002930: [Import plugins] iStar import plugin feature list
- 0003276: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Multiple viewpoint Workflow
- 0003481: [Cortex ( rendu )] Max render size, can we upscale ?
- 0003462: [Shell Integration] Linux, .pano association with the application
- 0003455: [Qt] Integration qt 4.8.6
- 0003495: [Image I/O] EXR 32 bits + choice of compression
- 0003161: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Make offsets in optimizer independent of offsets detected by circle detection
- 0003362: [Cortex ( rendu )] Visual artifacts and slow editor for some disto values in fisheye & standard

3.5.0 Release Candidate 1 - 2014-03-25

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Main changes

This will probably be the only Release Candidate for the new Autopano Engine. The engine is really stable and we rarely get crash reports which is a good indicator of the software stability.

Roadmap

Beside one blocking bug that is still causing us some trouble, the final release should be quite quick to come out.

Fixes since 3.5.0 beta3:

- 0003387: [Cortex ( rendu )] memory leak in some quick preview cases
- 0003283: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Crop zone and Multiple viewpoint
- 0003248: [Editor] Image number badly positionned in editor for long focals
- 0003262: [Performance] Michel Thoby cases - tokina 12 to 17mm
- 0002807: [Test case] gigapan richard palmer
- 0003270: [UI behavior] CP Editor final UI
- 0003342: [Import plugins] xml papywizard workflow
- 0003168: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Stack and unknown grouping
- 0003343: [Qt] Font issue on linux
- 0003267: [Image I/O] Fisheye circle check
- 0003279: [Image I/O] Weird cutting, approximation error
- 0001226: [Shell Integration] Publisher details unknown
- 0001567: [Unclassified] Installer doesn't detect Autopano
- 0001500: [UI behavior] Overlapping percentage in main pano view
- 0001570: [Editor] Quick preview is done in 2 steps
- 0003337: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Default color type not applied
- 0003225: [Crash Dump] crash in UnknownsGroups::transfer_all_scope_to_p()

3.5.0 Beta 3 - 2014-02-26

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Main changes

This is probably the last beta release for the new Autopano Engine. Except some icons, the engine is ready for an RC version before the final release.

Papywizard / VRDrive2 new engine

With the old XML import for Papywizard, we could still have some issues coming from differents causes, but also because we introduced the new optimizer in v3.5 series. But now, we have:

Fixes and improvements

Some crash reports were received and corrected. We didn't receive many of them for the moment, so this is a good point for the global stability of the software.

Roadmap

The global stability is satisfying, so the next version should be the release candidate.

Fixes since 3.5.0 beta2:

- 0003308: [Crash Dump] open lens plugin
- 0003242: [Editor] Local geometrical analysis changes rms
- 0003271: [Import plugins] Papywizard XML export
- 0003268: [Import plugins] Papywizard plugin support
- 0003266: [Crash Dump] gpu create program failed
- 0003243: [Shell Integration] download manager on mac issue
- 0003256: [Crash Dump] crash on isokic free
- 0003225: [Crash Dump] crash in UnknownsGroups::transfer_all_scope_to_p()
- 0003259: [Crash Dump] rendering empty pano
- 0003258: [Crash Dump] crash on create preview in rendering
- 0003249: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Crash when stitching multiple lens type pano
- 0003236: [Shell Integration] Old .Pano export should patch rendering mode

3.5.0 Beta 2 - 2014-02-10

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This is the second beta release of the new 3.5 Autopano Engine. The focus is on stability everywhere and several fixes have already been integrated into this new version.

Fixes

Roadmap

We are still investigating how to improve the support of Gigapan, Papywizard and VRDrive2 plugins. With the new optimizer, we can do better and this work is being done right now. Expect it to be in the next beta.

We still hope that the global stability is satisfying which should lead to a short beta stage. According to the number of crash reports we got, it really seems to be the case.

Fixes since 3.5.0 beta1:

- 0003182: [Crash Dump] crash in rendering lock kic
- 0003196: [Import plugins] New engine and papywizard import
- 0002822: [Doc] Installer error on win 8.1 (shell integration)
- 0003172: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Progress bar can exceed 100% during optimization
- 0003185: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Completely disabling focal estimation with standard lenses
- 0003186: [UI behavior] dirty flags with old file format
- 0003192: [Crash Dump] crash on reload with quick preview activated
- 0003195: [Cortex ( rendu )] ISO cutting and fusion
- 0003197: [Crash Dump] crash on empty quick preview

3.5.0 Beta 1 - 2014-01-31

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Today, we're launching our new generation of stitching engine with this first beta of branch 3.5. This Autopano engine has several improvements behind the scene and you won't see much changes visually in the editor or anywhere in the tool. But you should see the difference in the stitching quality in the produced panoramas.

Let me highlight all aspects of this new engine generation.

New Detection and validation engine

To be able to get a perfect stitch, we need to detect and validate controls points on all images you put in the software. This analysis has to be done cleverly and fast as you don't want to wait too much. So we worked a lot on detection algorithms.

New Optimizer Engine - Easy and important topics

This might be the most visible change in this autopano release. You'll see several new tabs when entering the control point editor. At the same time, with the improvements made, you'll probably need to go in the control points editor less than before.

What has been done in the optimizer in Autopano Engine v3.5?

New Optimizer Engine - Advanced topics

For the clarity of explanation, we regrouped here the advanced topics. You can skip this paragraph if you don't care about the technical parts.

Miscellaneous

There are also some other new features in this release. Let me highlights some of them:

Roadmap

We are actively working on both pieces of software: Autopano Pro/Giga as well as Autopano Video. And this release is the first release to be in sync for both software ranges. It may become the standard way to do so.

We think that we reached a stable enough stage to make that release public in beta. We hope that the global stability is satisfying which should lead to a short beta stage.

Fixes since 3.0.8:

- 0001847: [translation] Integrated translation es, it,de, pl, pt, tr, nb, ru from APG 3.0.4.400_2013-02-28
- 0001246: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Optimizer fallback system to prevent wrong value in first optimization
- 0003142: [Crash Dump] Crash lors de la fermeture de Autopano sur Mac uniquement
- 0003143: [Qt] Lipo 32/64bits install Mac
- 0003084: [Kernel] crop area reading
- 0001805: [Crash Dump] KCacheDiskManager::getUniqueFilename crashing
- 0001827: [Import plugins] Rethink optimization preset (Do not set gigapixel preset for papywizard import when < 100 images)
- 0002385: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Gigapan and papywizard optimization issue
- 0002502: [Cortex ( rendu )] remove sky blending default in multiband
- 0002733: [Image I/O] Updated cameras.txt & lensid.txt
- 0002798: [Synapse ( detection )] Homography versus similarity on short rectilinear lenses
- 0002806: [Performance] .pano in true xml format
- 0002871: [UI behaviour] Wrong preview green area rectangle (triangle)
- 0000766: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Automatic grouping of unknown depending on EXIF / Image Size / Fisheye offset measurement
- 0000916: [Synapse ( detection )] Improvement in Ransac model selection
- 0001088: [Synapse ( detection )] Some fisheye test case are not directly perfect stitched
- 0001346: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Multiple viewpoint on a single image
- 0001632: [Synapse ( detection )] Control point are not enough spread in fisheye image corners
- 0001652: [Crash Dump] Crash during detection (Bad index when preparing linked list)
- 0001819: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Focal estimation which is too far from real value
- 0001838: [Crash Dump] link editor after cancelling saving
- 0001908: [Crash Dump] Crash when using vertical lines tool
- 0002185: [Crash Dump] Wrong index when removing too small lines in WHVerticalLine
- 0002223: [Synapse ( detection )] Stitching of some images fails in 32 bits and not in 64 bits with the new RANSAC
- 0002251: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Why optimization didn't work when focal different
- 0002265: [Synapse ( detection )] Group by Camera, lensID
- 0002278: [Shell Integration] Fresh install, detect German on an English OS
- 0002300: [Cortex ( rendu )] fisheye projection support
- 0002312: [Cortex ( rendu )] Recomputed focal length when rendering the panorama
- 0002315: [Image I/O] Integration of latest cameras.Txt / lensid
- 0002329: [Editor] Little planet projection issue GPU and CPU
- 0002333: [Image I/O] Update cameras.txt & lensid
- 0002352: [Editor] Global or local optimization doesn't set up the sticky bit (panorama has been modified)
- 0002384: [Neurone ( optimisation )] multiple focal length / lens type optimization
- 0002386: [Cortex ( rendu )] Patch solution
- 0002423: [UI behaviour] copy camera location does not copy 3D homography
- 0002443: [Synapse ( detection )] Auto ransac model
- 0002471: [Crash Dump] Unhandled exception when loading image in OpenLens plugin
- 0002479: [Crash Dump] Unhandled exception during neutralhazer
- 0002481: [Crash Dump] Invalid parameter to OpenLens SetImage
- 0002482: [Crash Dump] Invalid pointer during dark channel computation
- 0002487: [Crash Dump] Unhandled exception when picture not found in CircularCrop
- 0002495: [Synapse ( detection )] Rotation2 improvement
- 0002531: [Editor] KImage::ToQPixmap crashes under low memory situations
- 0002552: [Neurone ( optimisation )] optimize select / unselected
- 0002671: [Crash Dump] Null pointer not handled in KGLTexMgr
- 0002695: [Shell Integration] Reload pano when called from command line if pano already loaded
- 0002712: [Import plugins] Papyzard Step_P feedback
- 0002713: [Import plugins] Improve lens type import in VRdirve and Papywizard plugins
- 0002864: [Crash Dump] Stack overflow in SIFT
- 0002985: [Editor] Image switch with mouse wheel in links editor
- 0001633: [Image I/O] Google Panorama XMP Metadata support


3.0.0 Release Candidate 1 - 2012-11-15

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Main changes

This is release candidate version of Autopano Engine v3 and hopefully the only one. So one version before final release.

Memory optimization

Since beta 3, we are using the newly created crash report to fix and improve memory use for the application. We found some memory leak and some issues that will improve globally the engine.

Using during beta stage

We believe in our community and in our customers that have been supporting us for a long year on this version. The quality of a software application doesn't come only from the quality of the developer ( come on, still a bit ;) ), but from the quality of the communication between you and us. So for the v3, we decided to do the following:

With this approach, you can already start to use v3 in production work ( at your own risk, of course ;) ). I hope that you will enjoy the v3 and report a lot of feedback on our forum about it.

Roadmap to the release

We are now in RC stage, so this mean bug only correction. We are still aiming a final version for end November.

Fixes :

- 0001582: [Image I/O] Rendering in .psd with incremental suffix doesn't work
- 0001579: [Image I/O] Bridge 2.6 and 3.0 compatibility
- 0001553: [Cortex ( rendu )] Linux crash at render startup
- 0001563: [Import plugins] Aperture, Lightroom, Bridge plugins to call autopano v3
- 0001414: [Shell Integration] Sign application for mountain lion
- 0001578: [Editor] Crash on close - MacOSX
- 0001576: [Editor] Local geometry analysis is not local anymore
- 0001570: [Editor] Quick preview is done in 2 steps : reverted because not compatible with move mode

3.0.0 Beta 3 - 2012-11-02

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This is the third beta version of Autopano Engine v3. We are in the stage where we don't add new features, we only corrects bugs.

Crash report system

To help us to stabilize more this software ( it is stable enough ok, don't make me say what I didn' ;) ). So, to help us in some strange bug report, we introduce in this version a real crash report engine that is cross-platform. So if you have reproductible crashes, this report can be send to us for analysis. It will allow us to find the real reason behind the crash. In the next few month, this report system will be introduced in all our softwares.

Several fixes

Using during beta stage

We believe in our community and in our customers that have been supporting us for a long year on this version. The quality of a software application doesn't come only from the quality of the developer ( come on, still a bit ;) ), but from the quality of the communication between you and us. So for the v3, we decided to do the following:

With this approach, you can already start to use v3 in production work ( at your own risk, of course ;) ). I hope that you will enjoy the v3 and report a lot of feedback on our forum about it.

Roadmap to the release

We are still in beta stage, so this mean bug only correction. We are aiming a final version for end November.

Fixes :

- 0001570: [Editor] Quick preview is done in 2 steps
- 0001527: [Shell Integration] Sign under Windows 8
- 0001569: [UI behavior] unregistered drag and drop
- 0001566: [Editor] External stack processing does not work well with Enfuse
- 0001499: [Image I/O] [Linux] Photoshop PSB files not compatible to PS
- 0001532: [Cortex ( rendu )] linux rendering rgb channel issue
- 0001560: [UI behavior] Antighost error message to change
- 0001539: [UI behavior] Clean UIHelp / social network integration
- 0001556: [Unclassified] Integration cameras.txt / lensid
- 0001559: [Editor] Editor settings : focal truncated from lower integer value
- 0001538: [Qt] Qt 4.8.3 (ygilquin)
- 0001497: [Image I/O] VRDrive 2 focal source
- 0001548: [Cortex ( rendu )] GPU test failed on latest nvidia driver
- 0001552: [Editor] Add a progress bar when dropping image in an existing group
- 0001550: [Editor] After optimization, the layout of the panorama is not the same
- 0001547: [Editor] Render to embedded layers issues
- 0001549: [Cortex ( rendu )] wrong antighost capabilities
- 0001535: [Cortex ( rendu )] Offsets supports everywhere

3.0.0 Beta 2 - 2012-10-15

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This is the second beta version of Autopano Engine v3. We are in the stage where we don't add new features, we only corrects bugs.

Translation support

We started this huge job with the new engine. You should have a quite up to date English language as well as French with this release.

Fixes

Using during beta stage

We believe in our community and in our customers that have been supporting us for a long year on this version. The quality of a software application doesn't come only from the quality of the developer ( come on, still a bit ;) ), but from the quality of the communication between you and us. So for the v3, we decided to do the following:

With this approach, you can already start to use v3 in production work ( at your own risk, of course ;) ). I hope that you will enjoy the v3 and report a lot of feedback on our forum about it.

Roadmap to the release

We are still in beta stage, so this mean bug only correction. With the feedback from the forum, we still have some issues that seems important for us: GPU support on latest NVidia drivers ( issue 1531 ), big panorama rendering under linux ( issue 1499 ).

We are still aiming a final version for mid/end November.

Fixes :

- 0001370: [translation] French translation pass - resolved.
- 0001277: [Synapse ( detection )] Geometric Analyse doesn't work on long focal - resolved.
- 0001526: [Unclassified] Email for imagedef log, change or not - resolved.
- 0001525: [Import plugins] Numbering on input plugin - resolved.
- 0001521: [translation] Translation pass English to clean wording - resolved.
- 0001522: [Shell Integration] Unable to export pictures from Adobe Bridge CS6 to APG 3 - resolved.
- 0000897: [Performance] Gigapan test case 1056 : SIFT detection isn't running in parallel - resolved.
- 0001523: [Import plugins] Gigapan plugin, estimated focale is wrong - resolved.
- 0001520: [Image I/O] Exif are not written into the pano when EXIF are partially available - resolved.
- 0001505: [Image I/O] Raw decoding of overexposed image are pink - resolved.
- 0001514: [Editor] Auto adaptation of the grid steps according to panorama size - resolved.
- 0001309: [Image I/O] GPS coordinates changing - resolved.
- 0001378: [UI behavior] Move layer to new panorama do not keep camera positions - resolved.
- 0001313: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Color correction not working after image reload - resolved.
- 0001281: [Performance] Zero length image files cause autopano to crash - resolved.
- 0001379: [Image I/O] can't open .pano when folder name contains exotic characters - resolved.
- 0001510: [Image I/O] PSB : wrong canevas size if panorama is not embedded - resolved.
- 0001513: [UI behavior] wrong dirty status on level validation - resolved.
- 0001512: [Editor] "Custom" rendering profile in dialog box should not be clickable - resolved.
- 0001511: [Editor] canceling detection can crash - resolved.
- 0001506: [UI behavior] update size on dpi change - resolved.

The following issues were closed as they are not relevant anymore with new engine:
- 0001438: [Synapse ( detection )] Number of picture read vs number of CPU/THREAD in 32 bit (detection crashes) - closed.
- 0001355: [Image I/O] Qt compilation under linux when integrating new KGFL - closed.
- 0000959: [UI behavior] Slow display during Image Mode - closed.
- 0001010: [Shell Integration] Layer mode broken on linux - closed.
- 0001515: [Editor] Group by stack doesn't work anymore - closed.
- 0001335: [Shell Integration] Crash at .pano opening - closed.
- 0000044: [UI behavior] Selection in layer editor doesn't always follow the editor Selection and reversed - closed.
- 0000040: [Image I/O] EXIF Speed / Aperture edition doesn't stay in the editor - closed.
- 0001280: [GPU] GPU check crash in remote desktop connexion - closed.
- 0001449: [Editor] Restart needed when compatibility with old graphic card checked? - closed.
- 0001508: [Editor] levels issue - closed.
- 0000920: [Cortex ( rendu )] Crash on render (Linux) when no space on disk is available - closed.
- 0001507: [Editor] crop interface precision - closed.
- 0001494: [Editor] removing images causes random crash - closed.


3.0.0 Beta 1 - 2012-09-13

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Main changes

This version is an improved version of Autopano engine v3. This is the first beta version and we are now in the stage where we don't add new features, we only corrects bugs.

GPU support

We solved the complicated issue related to the support of some graphics cards and some OS that don't allow to update GPU drivers easily. We hope that for most hardware, the solution found will give a nice real time interface in the editor.

Linux support

There were some issues with Linux support. To be able to solve them, we raised the minimal version of the kernel to a new value so that we can guarantee that everything is working smoothly. For Ubuntu, version 10.04 LTS is now needed as a minimal OS requirement.

Using during beta stage

We believe in our community and in our customers that have been supporting us for a long year on this version. The quality of a software application doesn't come only from the quality of the developer ( come on, still a bit ;) ), but from the quality of the communication between you and us. So for the v3, we decided to do the following:

With this approach, you can already start to use v3 in production work ( at your own risk, of course ;) ). I hope that you will enjoy the v3 and report a lot of feedback on our forum about it.

Roadmap to the release

We are in beta stage, so this mean bug only correction. We are not far from the final version.

Fixes :

- 0001451: [Shell Integration] Linux build on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- 0001474: [Shell Integration] Settings are not saved under linux
- 0001501: [Editor] When selecting a link, the CP-List does not refer to this selected link
- 0001492: [UI behavior] rename crop button 360x180
- 0001496: [Import plugins] VRDrive 2 plugins HDR mode
- 0001276: [Shell Integration] Extended save as with multiple folder source
- 0001493: [Editor] Unchecking remove control point in optimizer doesn't disabled underlying controls
- 0001461: [Shell Integration] Autopano doesn't work in remote desktop context
- 0001491: [Editor] prefered projection does not work
- 0001488: [Editor] Move pano is reseted when mouse is outside projection space
- 0001396: [GPU] Editor doesn't show anything
- 0001486: [UI behavior] Cancel during folder pano detection only close dialog box


3.0.0 Alpha 3 - 2012-09-05

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Main changes

This version is an improved version of Autopano engine v3. It will be the latest Alpha version for this engine, meaning, we are now only in bugs correction mode, no new feature will be added before v3.0 release.

There were several improvements in different part of the code. Here's a quick list of them.

Editor improvements

Again, the editor has been really taken care of, because we really want an easy workflow:

Optimization improvements

Using during beta stage

We believe in our community and in our customers that support us since a long year. The quality of a software application doesn't come only by the quality of the developer ( come on, still a bit ;) ), but from the quality of the communication between you and us. So for the v3, we decided to do the following:

With this approach, you can already start to use v3 in production work ( at your own risk, of course ;) ). I hope that you will enjoy the v3 and report a lot of feedback on our forum about it.

Roadmap to the release

There are still some bugs opened in our database and the only big one is a GPU related bug ( issue 1396 ). The linux version has also a crash at exit that prevent every settings to be saved ( meaning you have to enter the registration again ... ). Nevertheless, this kind of issue is easy to solve.

So next release will be beta 1 and I hope a lot of people will use it a lot to raise any issue that are still there before going to RC mode.

Fixes :

- 0001485: [Editor] crash on APP start - resolved.
- 0001453: [Editor] CPE editor and control points - resolved.
- 0001482: [Editor] After adding control point to some image pair, the selection is changed and images are switched - resolved.
- 0001427: [Neurone ( optimisation )] is auto color and auto histo working ? - resolved.
- 0001457: [UI behavior] Why validation on some tools - resolved.
- 0001463: [Neurone ( optimisation )] CP optimization is not stable! - resolved.
- 0001336: [Image I/O] tiff reading issue - resolved.
- 0001458: [Unclassified] Wrong metadata in .pano - resolved.
- 0001455: [Editor] Horizon issue - resolved.
- 0001462: [Image I/O] saving project file - automatically stacks images - resolved.
- 0001469: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Multiples entries in RANSAC model - resolved.
- 0001473: [Editor] wrong pictures index in mask editor - resolved.
- 0001475: [Editor] Selection manager is global to all panos - resolved.
- 0001476: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Color correction not always working - resolved.
- 0001477: [Editor] Mask points still displayed when images are unselected - resolved.
- 0001479: [Editor] Mask tool: add a button to delete all current mask points - resolved.
- 0001480: [Editor] 'Lines tool' is accessible in some unsupported projection - resolved.
- 0001484: [Qt] Object::connect: No such slot WHMovePicture::verifyCurrentIndex() - resolved.
- 0001468: [Import plugins] Neutralhazer slow to give hands back - closed.
- 0001467: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Auto color doesn't stay if changed in setting - closed.


2.6.2 Release Candidate 4 - 2012-03-06

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Mainly a fix release

Fixes :

- 0001186: [Image I/O] EXIF speed, aperture modified should influence HDR activation - resolved.
- 0001150: [Editor] Image move to new panorama and then extended save as hang - resolved.
- 0001193: [Editor] Extended Save As -- "move picture" lost textures in the editor - resolved.
- 0001190: [UI behavior] Crash when adding pictures into the editor - resolved.
- 0001191: [Cortex ( rendu )] 1 pixel wide artefacts - resolved.
- 0001176: [Cortex ( rendu )] Multiband on HDR output - resolved.
- 0001163: [Shell Integration] Wrong permission on Resource folder - resolved.
- 0001189: [Image I/O] Reload Image in layer editor brokes Fisheye radius - resolved.

2.6.2 Release Candidate 3 - 2012-02-21

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Main changes

Mainly a fix release

Fixes :

- 0001163: [Shell Integration] Wrong permission on Resource folder - closed.
- 0001160: [Cortex ( rendu )] reopen HDR project - resolved.
- 0001170: [Editor] Move image with key - resolved.
- 0001149: [Import plugins] Papywizard and fisheye, no links created - resolved.
- 0001165: [UI behavior] Settings window - double cancel needed when a non existing path is entered - resolved.
- 0001132: [Cortex ( rendu )] Render crash issue - resolved.
- 0001152: [Cortex ( rendu )] Render tiff 16bit on 360 panorama is whole black - resolved.

2.6.2 Release Candidate 2 - 2012-02-03

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Revamped 360° blending

New compatibility mode in GPU support

Fixes :

- 0000602: [Unclassified] Crash when using PtGui import - resolved.
- 0001147: [Cortex ( rendu )] HDR output issue (grey in burned zone) - resolved.
- 0001142: [Cortex ( rendu )] Softness issue in rendering (360° case) - resolved.
- 0001140: [Cortex ( rendu )] Not enough memory for rendering one line (360° case) - resolved.
- 0001148: [Cortex ( rendu )] Force Mercator and auto-crop conflit - resolved.
- 0000998: [Editor] MAC : some issue with a given GPU - resolved.
- 0001072: [UI behavior] Add GPU compatibilty mode in global settings - resolved.
- 0001125: [Editor] GPU compatibility mode - resolved.
- 0001133: [Image I/O] Image blurred when using haze on small size image - resolved.
- 0001138: [Cortex ( rendu )] Blending on zenith - closed.

 

 

2.6.2 Release Candidate 1 - 2012-01-27

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Papywizard focal length integration

Crash analysis system for Microsoft Windows

Fixes :

- 0001134: [Performance] Generic crash analysis system - resolved.
- 0000561: [Editor] Moving image issue with update - resolved.
- 0000932: [Shell Integration] Qt path under linux - resolved.
- 0001028: [UI behavior] Workspace saving leads to crash - resolved.
- 0001128: [Import plugins] Papywizard - Focal length integration - resolved.

 

 

2.6.1 Release Candidate 1 - 2012-01-11

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Main changes

This is fix release candidate with some improvement in the 2.6 engine.

360° Blending

Fixes :

- 0000597: [Cortex ( rendu )] Blending issue around 360° - resolved.
- 0000934: [Performance] GPU black image onATI X1400 - resolved.
- 0001044: [Cortex ( rendu )] Line 347 error - resolved.
- 0001085: [Cortex ( rendu )] Check blending case - resolved.
- 0001087: [UI behavior] Reload button crash - resolved.
- 0001089: [Cortex ( rendu )] Antighost edge choice - resolved.
- 0001094: [Cortex ( rendu )] Interpolation issues - resolved.
- 0001095: [Editor] Strange alexandroid in the editor only - resolved.


2.6.0 Release Candidate 2 - 2011-12-02

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Main changes

And a lot of fixes.

Fixes :

- 0001011: [Editor] Browse and auto-detection - resolved.
- 0000992: [Shell Integration] Installer: Add (Autopano Giga Only ) for Autopano Pro Mac installer - resolved.
- 0000189: [Cortex ( rendu )] Low percentage rendering doesn't have antiliasing - resolved.
- 0000994: [Shell Integration] Bundle id and settings name should be the same to avoid mac preference file duplication - resolved.
- 0000995: [Unclassified] Mac app name does not contains versions - resolved.
- 0000989: [Shell Integration] MAC : preferences are in double - resolved.
- 0001029: [Synapse ( detection )] Autodetection and stopping one group detection - resolved.
- 0001012: [Cortex ( rendu )] Multiband level template name - resolved.
- 0000537: [Shell Integration] Shell explorer doesn't display thumb from RC2 - resolved.
- 0001006: [Editor] Move mode update broken after image adds - resolved.
- 0001009: [Shell Integration] plugin Bridge : job folder and copy of source images - resolved.
- 0001021: [Cortex ( rendu )] Wrong offset in rendered pieces in some cases - resolved.
- 0001016: [Editor] GPU shader issue on linux - resolved.
- 0000613: [Performance] Crash under linux during pixel projection - resolved.
- 0001005: [Cortex ( rendu )] Blending weight on edge - resolved.
- 0000970: [UI behavior] GPU mode incompatible with nView - resolved.
- 0000983: [Editor] Reload image doesn't work in editor - resolved.

2.6.0 Release Candidate 1 - 2011-11-09

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Main changes

And a lot of fixes.

Warning :

- We found a late minute crash when using Exposure Fusion preview under Mac only. So don't use this feature yet on Mac. Normally, we should not put public a version with such hard crash, but we still decided to make it public as it fix many issues from beta 4. Mainly, we want to get some feedback about the blending adjustement done to see if it improves the quality of rendering.

Fixes :

- 0000965: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Image jump in editor - resolved.
- 0000931: [UI behavior] About the achor multiple selection - resolved.
- 0000956: [Import plugins] Lightroom and Bridge plugin import error (too much args) - resolved.
- 0000985: [Editor] Change lens Model in editor leads to crash - resolved.
- 0000984: [Editor] Ransac mode not well initialised in CP editor - resolved.
- 0000919: [Neurone ( optimisation )] On some panorama without exif, divergence in optimization - resolved.
- 0000917: [Neurone ( optimisation )] If no exif in image file, the preset fisheye is selected instead of strong - resolved.
- 0000900: [Performance] Free memory report in rendering seems wrong - resolved.
- 0000949: [Cortex ( rendu )] Bad bench times in Render description sheet - resolved.
- 0000958: [Shell Integration] Extended save As - resolved.
- 0000947: [Editor] Crop does not work if some images are unchecked - resolved.
- 0000944: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Color correction anchor changes - resolved.
- 0000943: [Editor] Layer and selection - resolved.
- 0000938: [Editor] Anchor edit issue in CPU mode - resolved.
- 0000933: [Image I/O] Corrupted color profile - resolved.
- 0000941: [Image I/O] TIF saving doesn't work anymore - resolved.
- 0000709: [Cortex ( rendu )] tiff writing really slow - resolved.
- 0000940: [Editor] Preview fusion is too slow - resolved.
- 0000939: [Cortex ( rendu )] Blending issue ? - resolved.
- 0000936: [UI behavior] density histogram display - resolved.
- 0000945: [Editor] Decimals in input focal length - resolved.
- 0000942: [Editor] Newly added image should be checked in layer editor by default - resolved.
- 0000930: [UI behavior] Fix in CSS for linux on dark theme - resolved.
- 0000932: [Shell Integration] Qt path under linux - resolved.
- 0000793: [Cortex ( rendu )] Embedded layer in rendering issue - closed.
- 0000911: [Shell Integration] Linux integration script issue - closed.
- 0000806: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Several detections on the same group succeed then failed - closed.
- 0000801: [Cortex ( rendu )] Can not save after editing - closed.
- 0000553: [Cortex ( rendu )] Rendering crash mac - closed.
- 0000946: [Test case] Editing a group of copied photos changes the originals - closed.



2.6.0 Beta 4 - 2011-10-13

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Main changes

And a lot of fixes.

Fixes :

- 0000925: [Import plugins] Papywizard -> remove temporary point after optimization - assigned.
- 0000923: [UI behavior] Editor: pano move selected by default even when GPU is disabled - resolved.
- 0000921: [UI behavior] Slider rendering Percentage under mac not visible - resolved.
- 0000924: [Import plugins] Import Gigapan: color egalization to disable when optimization disabled - resolved.
- 0000922: [Cortex ( rendu )] Crash during multiband - resolved.
- 0000915: [UI behavior] Without GPU available, some UI defects make settings window hard to use - resolved.
- 0000868: [Editor] Blue Control point link cannot be selected until optimization - resolved.
- 0000843: [Editor] Move Mode : Texture is one move ahead - resolved.
- 0000842: [Editor] Move mode : key mode doesn't validate - resolved.
- 0000847: [Unclassified] GPU activated by default - resolved.
- 0000832: [Image I/O] Launch a second instance of APG on MAC with args does not open new images given as arguments - resolved.
- 0000575: [Cortex ( rendu )] Reopening .pano file change the RMS ( gigapan case ) - resolved.
- 0000867: [Performance] Core setting should be clamp to newly detected number of core - resolved.
- 0000890: [Editor] GPU display of high offset images is not well located on the preview - resolved.
- 0000893: [Unclassified] Beta version isn't informed of final release - resolved.
- 0000892: [Editor] Finetunning detection with new lens distorsion model - resolved.
- 0000884: [Neurone ( optimisation )] By default, on standard lens with exif, enable sensor offset - resolved.
- 0000750: [Cortex ( rendu )] Crash when rendering - photos with different focal lenght - resolved.
- 0000815: [Cortex ( rendu )] Wrong interpolation when rendering < 50% - resolved.
- 0000856: [Editor] GPU black image on ATI - resolved.
- 0000833: [Import plugins] Aperture Export Bug - resolved.
- 0000875: [Image I/O] Cameras.txt => canon scale factor are off scale - resolved.
- 0000831: [Unclassified] Plugin lens correction : some pixels added around the openLens plugins - resolved.
- 0000840: [UI behavior] Bad layer behavior in pano editor - resolved.
- 0000863: [Editor] Export only some image among a lot of - resolved.
- 0000845: [Editor] Some progress bar are missing - resolved.
- 0000855: [Editor] Exposure fusion preview in CPU broken - resolved.
- 0000783: [UI behavior] hourglass not present when clicking optimize - resolved.
- 0000800: [Image I/O] Lightroom feedback - resolved.
- 0000728: [Shell Integration] Lintian issues pass - resolved.
- 0000861: [Import plugins] Openlens plugins, everything is black in output - resolved.
- 0000725: [Performance] Free space checking for temp folder should parse external computer or website - resolved.
- 0000829: [Qt] undefined symbol: _ZN9QListData11detach_growEPii - resolved.
- 0000857: [Image I/O] Wrong folder in .pano, should look directly in current folder first - resolved.
- 0000853: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Preview / Rendering is not the same visually - resolved.
- 0000616: [Editor] Add image which is not fisheye leads to crash - resolved.
- 0000812: [UI behavior] Centerpoint tool still active during Levels settings - resolved.
- 0000814: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Load .pano and reoptimize break the panorama - resolved.
- 0000844: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Difference between display angle in layer editor and saved angle in .pano - resolved.
- 0000838: [Unclassified] Plugin Installation on Mac Lion is broken - resolved.
- 0000830: [Cortex ( rendu )] The Blending Options by default is Custom - resolved.
- 0000835: [Cortex ( rendu )] Check multiband on this case - resolved.
- 0000926: [Cortex ( rendu )] Check the global User setting for rendering - closed.
- 0000834: [Editor] Manual placement of image does produce jump sometimes - closed.
- 0000813: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Wrong 360° panorama detected after an optimization - closed.



2.6.0 Beta 2 - 2011-08-11

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  • APG only: NEW : Plugin for external softwares:
    • Adobe Bridge CS3, 4, 5, 5.1 (Raw are developped in JPG)
  • Fixes :

    - 0000819: Projection Mercatore is set right in the exifs - 0000817: OSX Lion compatibilty
    - 0000807: Sequentially numbered PSB files are not created (no overwrtie filenames)
    - 0000805: Lightroom install
    - 0000804: TIFF: Alpha Channel area mask being ignored
    - 0000803: Plugin lightroom Bridge : Error ADVAPI32.dll on Windows XP
    - 0000799: Papywizard import does not reset
    - 0000795: Picassa plugin doesn't call autopano on windows.
    - 0000794: Tiff Input
    - 0000791: Bridge plugin should develops raws files using camera raw

    2.6.0 Beta 1 - 2011-07-11

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    Main changes

    Fixes :

    - 0000780: [Image I/O] ICC profil tiff lost - resolved.
    - 0000767: [Import plugins] Haze map display doesn't work on some computer - resolved.
    - 0000781: [Cortex ( rendu )] Crash when using Linear rendering without cut - resolved.
    - 0000763: [Performance] Linux performance issue - resolved.
    - 0000771: [UI behavior] save overwriting option - resolved.
    - 0000612: [UI behavior] Standard shortcut checking - resolved.
    - 0000720: [UI behavior] New keyboard shortcuts - resolved.
    - 0000684: [Synapse ( detection )] Detection error with partial stacked footage - resolved.
    - 0000762: [Image I/O] Nouvelle libraries GFL - resolved.
    - 0000722: [Cortex ( rendu )] Shorter name when using template %i..%j - resolved.
    - 0000690: [UI behavior] UI improvement of the crop editor - resolved.
    - 0000753: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Circular crop on different resolution of pictures - resolved.
    - 0000743: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Papywizard optimization issue - resolved.
    - 0000746: [UI behavior] Ransac model not displayed by default in combo box - resolved.
    - 0000680: [Synapse ( detection )] Project template and haze - resolved.
    - 0000071: [Cortex ( rendu )] Cortex : Multifocal panorama rendering which priority on longest focal first - resolved.
    - 0000719: [Cortex ( rendu )] Disabled image should be rendered - resolved.
    - 0000416: [Image I/O] Warning message on greyscale images - resolved.
    - 0000639: [Shell Integration] Lightroom integration - resolved.
    - 0000640: [Shell Integration] Aperture integration - resolved.
    - 0000641: [Shell Integration] Bridge integration - resolved.
    - 0000723: [UI behavior] color button update - resolved.
    - 0000655: [Editor] RMS filter on link doesn't filter the selection : you can select hidden links - resolved.
    - 0000570: [Shell Integration] Pano load failed - resolved.
    - 0000721: [Cortex ( rendu )] Panorama in PSD doesn't includes exif / iptc anymore - resolved.
    - 0000682: [Shell Integration] MAC installer integration - resolved.
    - 0000539: [Synapse ( detection )] short focal length rectilinear lens - resolved.
    - 0000642: [Shell Integration] Picassa integration - resolved.
    - 0000689: [UI behavior] UI light grey : help is black on black - resolved.
    - 0000388: [Performance] Optimisation jacobian on fisheye - resolved.
    - 0000637: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Advanced lens distortion - resolved.
    - 0000669: [Shell Integration] Crash at quit - resolved.
    - 0000683: [Cortex ( rendu )] Crash on render (assert) - closed.
    - 0000764: [Cortex ( rendu )] Exposure fusion preview versus rendering - closed.
    - 0000696: [Cortex ( rendu )] Laplacian issue on the renderer - closed.
    - 0000437: [Editor] Strange focal length display on layer editor - closed.
    - 0000517: [Editor] Linux - Sometimes during moving pano, application freezes - closed.



    2.5.1 Release Candidate 2 - 2011-03-18

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    Main changes

    - FIX: Better memory management for low RAM computer
    - FIX : Crash during some 360° rendering

    Fixes :

    - 0000596: [Cortex ( rendu )] mac crash - resolved.
    - 0000600: [Editor] MAC bad connection - resolved.
    - 0000623: [Cortex ( rendu )] Better memory management in GraphCut - resolved.
    - 0000609: [Unclassified] Windows 64 installer can be installed on 32bits system - resolved.
    - 0000528: [Cortex ( rendu )] Empty layer in photoshop - resolved.
    - 0000577: [Unclassified] Update manager upgrade - resolved.
    - 0000604: [Performance] Memory management and RAW - resolved.
    - 0000614: [Cortex ( rendu )] export au format .tiff en ### DPI = image finale en 72 DPI - resolved.
    - 0000608: [Import plugins] Gigapan : autodetection unchecked leads to issues - closed.
    - 0000605: [Cortex ( rendu )] Check restore default usage on the rendering dialog box - closed.

    2.5.1 Release Candidate 1 - 2011-03-07

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    Main changes

    - NEW : New gigapan shooting mode that was missing compared to gigapan stitcher
    - FIX : Memory issue on small configuration ( mainly win32 OS ).

    Fixes :

    - 0000324: [Editor] Mouse cursor issue on the main windows - resolved.
    - 0000432: [UI behavior] Drag & drop d'un groupe à l'autre - resolved.
    - 0000546: [Import plugins] Gigapan : new shooting mode to integrate - resolved.
    - 0000563: [Performance] Memory usage on small configuration - resolved.
    - 0000587: [Cortex ( rendu )] Multithreading issue in blending stage - closed.
    - 0000566: [Cortex ( rendu )] Crash When there are no pieces to render - resolved.
    - 0000568: [Import plugins] Check row/column shooting without using gigapan plugin - resolved.
    - 0000576: [Editor] White point / black point differences between preview and rendering - resolved.
    - 0000585: [Cortex ( rendu )] HDR writting issue - resolved.
    - 0000586: [Cortex ( rendu )] HDR anti ghost can lock outside kic size - resolved.
    - 0000588: [Cortex ( rendu )] DPI not used for rendering - resolved.
    - 0000597: [Cortex ( rendu )] Blending issue around 360° - resolved.
    - 0000601: [Image I/O] Temp folder not always created - resolved.
    - 0000606: [Cortex ( rendu )] projection mercator difference between v2.0.9 and v2.5.0 - resolved.
    - 0000316: [Image I/O] HDR not available => EXIF reading issue - closed.
    - 0000520: [Editor] Access to usb hard drive not possible - closed.

    2.5.0 Release Candidate 2 - 2011-01-14

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    Main changes

    - NEW : Reworked update manager with handling of beta version 
    - NEW : Some translations already integrated
    - FIX
    : Crash when using PSD / PSB output with integrated layer
    - FIX : Wrong panorama when reading / writing .pano from old release version, 2.5 beta series
    - FIX : 32 bits versus 64 bits version optimization issue ( wrong RMS on 32bits versions )

    Fixes :

    - 0000531: [Editor] CTRL + save all should not display dialog box - resolved.
    - 0000496: [Unclassified] Switch NSIS en version unicode - resolved.
    - 0000527: [Cortex ( rendu )] Exposure fusion saving / reload is not good - resolved.
    - 0000481: [Editor] Make layer editor column value sticky - resolved.
    - 0000450: [Editor] Crash à la suppression d'une image quand le CPE est activé - resolved.
    - 0000477: [Performance] Linux editor global speed issue - resolved.
    - 0000511: [Unclassified] Check script mise à jour - resolved.
    - 0000509: [Cortex ( rendu )] pause on batch renderer - resolved.
    - 0000508: [Shell Integration] Opensuse cameras.txt report not working - resolved.
    - 0000515: [Editor] loading back default focal length - resolved.
    - 0000514: [Editor] grid text in white - resolved.
    - 0000499: [Cortex ( rendu )] HDR rendering tournette to analyse - resolved.
    - 0000504: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Optimization Naples cases : not the same value between 32 and 64 bits - resolved.
    - 0000505: [UI behavior] Cannot update image path on Mac when opening .pano made under Windows - resolved.
    - 0000483: [Editor] Space bar for checking, unchecking an image in the layer editor - resolved.
    - 0000479: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Reading back .pano changes RMS - resolved.
    - 0000482: [Editor] Layer edition refresh => you need to scroll down again - resolved.
    - 0000487: [Performance] v2.5 versus v2.0.9 drive speed - resolved.
    - 0000494: [Performance] Bugsplat disabled - resolved.
    - 0000498: [Cortex ( rendu )] Alpha channel in blending mode none is the index of poisson - resolved.
    - 0000497: [Cortex ( rendu )] Blend mode is not well saved in .pano - resolved.
    - 0000486: [Performance] Rendu harlem 16 bits + layer => crash - resolved.
    - 0000478: [translation] Translation issues in NSI - resolved.
    - 0000476: [Shell Integration] Linux big tree in data/user folder - resolved.
    - 0000488: [translation] Translation issues in Plugins - resolved.

    2.5.0 Release Candidate 1 - 2010-12-14

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    Miscellanous

    - NEW : Small UI revamp : a new icon in main window to call directly the import plugin 
    - NEW : Blending mode 'None' reintroduced ( to be able to make rendering without any blending ) 
    - IMPROVED : Color correction improved ( HDR output mode fixed )
    - IMPROVED : Gigapan import cleaned. It works perfectly on all cases here
    - IMPROVED : Papywizard improvement : a new option to prevent the use of wrong roll value in the xml file 
    - IMPROVED : PSD/PSB output improved : we put back the panorama and the images in the right order
    - FIX : Batch rendering : progress bar on final write
    - FIX : Quick optim / Global optim icon : better handling of them. It helps a lot for gigapixels panoramas
    - FIX : Linux version, it's really nice to look at the software on linux
    - Package for translator are ready for all languages ( translator will be contacted soon )

    Fixes :

    - 000470: [UI behavior] exposure fusion must be disabled while first rendering 
    - 000469: [UI behavior] disable multicore combobox when monocore is set 
    - 000468: [Import plugins] Vignetting correction is inversed 
    - 000465: [UI behavior] enabled/disabled exposure fusion do not update the preview 
    - 000466: [UI behavior] Fixed ratio between snapshot and histo entries groupbox 
    - 000464: [UI behavior] Copy in group then paste in a new one doesn't work 
    - 000462: [UI behavior] Thumbnail trop petite par defaut ds UIGroup 
    - 000463: [Unclassified] external plugin do not use full path of input files 
    - 000461: [Image I/O] blending mode compatibility while pano file opening 
    - 000139: [Unclassified] creation d'un pool de translator pour le logiciel 
    - 000242: [Unclassified] crash with plugin haze on nef pictures 
    - 000457: [UI behavior] Le bouton "parcourir" du plugin External Stack Processing ne fonctionne pas 
    - 000391: [Image I/O] PSD output improvement for previewing in external tools 
    - 000456: [UI behavior] Le suffixe des images issues de Neutralhazer est "hazed" 
    - 000371: [Unclassified] http://www.autopano.net/forum/t10347-ap … -upon-exit [^] 
    - 000346: [Cortex ( rendu )] HDR Output broken 
    - 000421: [Cortex ( rendu )] Mode de rendu 'aucun' 
    - 000342: [UI behavior] Array key on layer mode => step not the right one 
    - 000425: [Cortex ( rendu )] Assert dans graph.h apres un abort de rendu puis un re-rendu 
    - 000384: [Editor] Crop tool, GPU mode, the rotation doesn't work anymore 
    - 000267: [UI behavior] crash sur un crop 
    - 000422: [Cortex ( rendu )] crash in rendering if cropping too much of some images 
    - 000429: [Cortex ( rendu )] Freeze dans le rendu par lot après fermeture d'un projet dans Autopano 
    - 000442: [UI behavior] Plugin d'import : texte minuscule 
    - 000400: [UI behavior] Batch renderer : if memory error => leaving the application says it's still running 
    - 000435: [Editor] Mac crash during color anchor change 
    - 000341: [UI behavior] CPE editor icon => different than PE editor ? 
    - 000409: [Shell Integration] APP/APG installer issue windows : shell explorer 
    - 000414: [UI behavior] Icone delete dans batch render est dans un ancien style 
    - 000441: [Import plugins] Gigapan, mode 2, regression sur un cas => CP en dehors de l'image 
    - 000412: [UI behavior] OSX style issue 
    - 000418: [Cortex ( rendu )] progress bar on the write 
    - 000398: [Image I/O] Stack creation error : the last 3 elements are wrong 
    - 000415: [Import plugins] Papywizard regression on a case 
    - 000224: [Neurone ( optimisation )] local optim crash 
    - 000294: [Editor] OSX cosmetic 
    - 000317: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Horizon doesn't stay the same after optimization 
    - 000423: [Import plugins] Neutralhazer : Press alt key during processing 
    - 000417: [Performance] Mac, crash at exit 
    - 000420: [Performance] free memory managment under mac could be optimized 
    - 000430: [UI behavior] Séparation non centrée dans la fenêtre principale 
    - 000325: [Editor] Enter in the yaw/pitch/roll doesn't validate the value 
    - 000326: [Editor] Some UI style issue in history and crop tool button 
    - 000431: [UI behavior] Le logo Autopano Pro n'apparaît pas dans la toolbar horizontale de la fenêtre principale. 
    - 000413: [UI behavior] icone dossier batch renderer qui manque 
    - 000269: [Editor] Move mode, refresh recentre le panorama 
    - 000112: [Cortex ( rendu )] crash sur mac, rendu harlem chez gerard mayard 
    - 000323: [Image I/O] Linux : no disk readable except main disk 
    - 000405: [Cortex ( rendu )] Antighost over 360° edges 
    - 000397: [Image I/O] Copy / Move to new group doesn't work on stack 
    - 000390: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Color correction pass to do 
    - 000361: [Unclassified] Linux : packaging issue 
    - 000357: [Editor] Detection while doing gamma correction 
    - 000402: [UI behavior] Panorama Editor : icon + text => too long names there 
    - 000406: [Cortex ( rendu )] Probleme de poids sur le multiband ? 
    - 000399: [Cortex ( rendu )] Render dialog box : project %B parametre ne devient pas lineaire si on selectionne lineaire 
    - 000386: [UI behavior] Splash screen - 000names with accent are badly displayed 
    - 000347: [Image I/O] Cameras.txt pass (gtilloux) 
    - 000359: [Editor] White and black point in level doesn't work 
    - 000385: [Editor] Editor opening while detection is in progress, Crash in GPU mode 
    - 000401: [UI behavior] close project no save prompt 
    - 000378: [Editor] Close button Panorama should be disabled during processing 
    - 000379: [Image I/O] Missing image dialog box => no icons anymore 
    - 000389: [Cortex ( rendu )] Rendre le 'remove alpha channel' incompatible avec PSD / PSB 
    - 000380: [UI behavior] Groups => copy / paste don't work well 
    - 000315: [Editor] Control point editor : selection color is too dark 
    - 000077: [UI behavior] Save as template deadlock 
    - 000285: [Synapse ( detection )] Mode template cassé 
    - 000332: [Performance] Test case : crash on windows while rendering 
    - 000377: [Shell Integration] Translation are lost 
    - 000358: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Color : adjust all exposure and gamma doesn't work 
    - 000376: [Image I/O] Opening old panorama 
    - 000381: [UI behavior] Layer delete => delete just the images and not the layer itself 
    - 000336: [UI behavior] Passe sur les textes APP/APG => adaptation au Mac 
    - 000354: [Editor] Verifier réponse du serveur de mises à jours 
    - 000356: [Cortex ( rendu )] Warning if no checked data exported is selected 
    - 000363: [Cortex ( rendu )] crash on rendering croped 360 
    - 000340: [UI behavior] What's this on all icons 
    - 000318: [Cortex ( rendu )] crash pendant le rendu - 000closed.
    - 000241: [Editor] color anchor edition is unresponsive or not applied - 000closed.

    2.5.0 Beta 2 - 2010-10-25

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    Papywizard improvements

    The papywizard import wizard has been really improved :
    - stack integration in the case you do bracketing ( nice feature ! ). It reads the bracket from the XML file and you'll get automatically several layers in the final panorama ( one for each exposure ). You have access to stacks setting directly in the plugin.
    - preview issue solved ( some time there were no preview )
    - exif transfer : if no exif detected in the images, I use the exif stored in the XML file everywhere in the software ( you'll see that in the group, focal is always present there ).
    - some UI crash solved in the plugins

    Color correction

    I wasn't satisfied with the new system that should be better but in fact didn't really work that much better.
    So, I didn't to be get back the old possibilies but with the new name. 
    You now have access to Gamma correction, exposure correction and color correction. 
    It's nice to play with this system. I like it better than the one in beta 1.

    Stack support improvements

    You won't see anymore the BKT symbol, but a small rectangle with the number of images in that stack.
    The create 'stack by N' has been improved.
    Select all images in a group, right click and hit 'create Stack by N'.
    You have 2 cursours there : the N of course to say how many image should be regrouped to create a stack.
    But also have the master image index ( if you don't want the first image to be the stack level 0). When doing manual bracketing on several level ( 5, 7, 9, or 11 ), the first image is often the dark one. In this case, it's really better to say the reference image is the middle one ( index 3 for 5 images ).
    The detection will work better.
    BTW : you can call the 'Create stack by N' on already created stack just to adjust this level 0 index, it will work.

    Software resources improvement

    With the new interface which is too dark to some people, we decided to revamp a little the way all our software are
    handling external ressources ( like Icons / styles / templates, etc ).
    There were several goals and constrains in this revamp :
    - Users should be able to create easily their style for the software
    - When a new version of the software is released, the user style should not be lost
    - Some datas created by the user does just exists for the user ( for example, stitching templates for Autopano Giga, or dedicated html template for PanoTour )

    That's why we came up with a solution that is working this way. Every modifiable ressources are stored in a folder that is writable by the user.

    windows XP : %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Kolor\___APPLICATION_NAME___\
    vista / 7  : %LOCALAPPDATA%\Kolor\___APPLICATION_NAME___\
    Mac        : $HOME/Library/Application Support/Kolor/__APPLICATION_NAME__/
    Linux      : $USER/.local/share/data/Kolor/___APPLICATION_NAME___/

    __APPLICATION_NAME__ can be AutopanoPro_250B2 or PanoTour Pro 150B2, etc.

    In this folder, you'll find 2 folders with an identical hierarchie. One folder is called Kolor and one is called User.
    All files that are in Kolor folder is solely done by Kolor team. They will be overwritten at each new version.
    Files in User folder are user modifications. They will never be erased by any new version.

    Then, we'll have a resource rule in all products : if we need a file, the first that will used is the one in the User folder.
    If it doesn't exist, the software will try to load the file in the Kolor folder ( If it doesn't exist in this folder,
    we'll recreate it ).

    This rule is nice because, you can modify the software with your own resources without the risk of loosing them at each new versions. 
    Example with Autopano Giga.
    - You need to add support for a new camera. Just copy the cameras.txt from the Kolor/Data folder to User/Data folder.
    - Modify it
    - Launch autopano again and it will use the new cameras.txt
    - If you install a new version of the software, your version will not be lost. 
    Nevertheless, be aware that Kolor could have added all new cameras in the new cameras.txt provided making your modification obsolete.
    So, this system is not magical, it won't merge both files together. 

    For Panotour, we don't have yet this 2 folders system, as everything is only in one folder.
    We'll rely on the fact that the files are protected or not to make the software update. If a template is not anymore write protected,
    it will mean that it has been modified by the user and we won't overwrite it.

    Notes : 

    Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga hierarchie :

    Kolor/
    |- Data 
    |- Sound
    |- Translation
    |- UI
       |-- cursors
    User/
    |- Data 
    |- Sound
    |- Translation
    |- UI
       |-- cursors

    Data => you have access to cameras.txt / lensid.txt files ( if you want to add manually a new camera )
    Sound => the end of rendering sound
    Translation => software translations
    UI => everything about software style ( icones, qss )

    So if you to modify for example the style, just copy the right .qss file from Kolor/UI hierarchy to User/UI hierarchy and
    modify it.

    Panotour / Panotour Pro hierarchie :

    Kolor/   
    |- Templates 
    |- Translation  
    |- UI  

    Templates => Template used by PT for customizing outputs with xml script  
    Translation => software translations  
    UI => everything about software style ( icones, qss ) 

    We will soon propose some packages in ZIP format that will add some new features directly in this folder structure.
    - Autopano Pro / Giga => a little grey UI style
    - Panotour Pro => a menu style with old icons
    You will just need to extract these packages in the userdata folder to get the new feature.

    Free croissant smile

    In the main windows :
    - Double click on an empty zone in the group view
    - Do the same on the panorama columns

    Bug fixes

    This release is really about that. The full fixed list is below.

    - 0000282: [Synapse ( detection )] group creation : si 500 en groupe goal => 4 images, si 10 => toutes les images  - resolved.
    - 0000193: [Editor] Big project color optimisation issue  - resolved.
    - 0000313: [Editor] Freeze dans l'éditeur de panorama  - resolved.
    - 0000302: [Cortex ( rendu )] Changement de ton avec l'anti-ghost  - resolved.
    - 0000335: [Cortex ( rendu )] Options de rendu sur les images / layers à garder ne sont pas sauvées  - resolved.
    - 0000339: [Editor] Icon size in PE editor doesn't sticky  - resolved.
    - 0000271: [Image I/O] Stack, pouvoir définir l'image de base du stack  - resolved.
    - 0000343: [Editor] Progress bar in editor doesn't show the text  - resolved.
    - 0000091: [Editor] In the regroup by bracket, bad update of the layer editor  - resolved.
    - 0000344: [UI behavior] Layers and stack crash  - resolved.
    - 0000179: [Performance] Scheduling multithreading sur blending  - resolved.
    - 0000299: [UI behavior] Style sheet => les mettre dans user data  - resolved.
    - 0000303: [Editor] Crash placement manuel point de control MAC  - resolved.
    - 0000309: [Editor] Cancel over geometric analysis don't work  - resolved.
    - 0000305: [Editor] Advisor improvement needed when presence of stacks  - resolved.
    - 0000304: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Open old .pano  - resolved.
    - 0000308: [Neurone ( optimisation )] click on the "optimize by layers" will check that at least one yellow anchor per layer is present  - resolved.
    - 0000292: [Editor] Clean RMS pas pareil que 2.0.9  - resolved.
    - 0000314: [Editor] BKT icon over stack => the number of images in that stack  - resolved.
    - 0000248: [Import plugins] crash on import Gigapan under mac  - resolved.
    - 0000169: [Cortex ( rendu )] Switch automatique entre PSD et PSD si pano devient gros. Apparement, ca marche plus.  - resolved.
    - 0000298: [Performance] Temporary folder switch rule to improve  - resolved.
    - 0000290: [Editor] Changer la couleur du RMS dans l'editeur de point de controle  - resolved.
    - 0000293: [Image I/O] TIFF reading is really slow  - resolved.
    - 0000242: [Unclassified] crash with plugin haze on nef pictures  - resolved.
    - 0000291: [Cortex ( rendu )] Gamma correction not apply in the rendering  - resolved.
    - 0000276: [Synapse ( detection )] MAC versus Windows detection differences  - resolved.
    - 0000237: [UI behavior] fusion widget has no name ("form")  - resolved.
    - 0000258: [Unclassified] plugin open lens options and crash  - resolved.
    - 0000268: [Synapse ( detection )] crash en arretant la detection en cours  - resolved.
    - 0000285: [Synapse ( detection )] Mode template cassé  - resolved.
    - 0000240: [Editor] Ctrl key in control point not always works  - resolved.
    - 0000284: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Color correction is still not as good as in v2.0.*  - resolved.
    - 0000289: [Editor] In layer editor, button image properties => crash  - resolved.
    - 0000239: [UI behavior] general render settings not saved  - resolved.
    - 0000153: [Editor] Crash en utilisant le bouton addimage dans le layer editor  - resolved.
    - 0000262: [Import plugins] plugins entrée => crash après l'import des images  - resolved.
    - 0000272: [Performance] number of thread not used in detection phase  - resolved.
    - 0000270: [Import plugins] papywizard : si on selectionne les images, puis le xml => status finished ne marche pas  - resolved.
    - 0000251: [UI behavior] "force every image..." is not saved when close general settings  - resolved.
    - 0000238: [Editor] crash when adding new picture in editor window  - resolved.
    - 0000235: [Editor] crash when use the center point tool in GPU mode  - resolved.
    - 0000243: [Import plugins] papy wisard import issues to test  - resolved.
    - 0000135: [Import plugins] papywizard crash  - resolved.
    - 0000266: [Import plugins] Papywizard, skip optimization doesn't locate image  - resolved.
    - 0000265: [UI behavior] Fenetre de rendu, update du dpi ne change pas la taille zone de print  - resolved.
    - 0000233: [Performance] openmp threading issue with critical part between findpanorama and stitching cut - resolved.
    - 0000127: [Editor] crash au changement d'ancre  - resolved.

    2.5.0 Beta 1 - 2010-09-17

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    New interface ( lightroom inspiration )

    I found that cool. Panoramas looks better in that interface.
    We took the time during this job to finetune some interactions with either the editor or images in the group, etc.

    BTW : you have access to that skin definition if you want to play with it. Shortcut : CTRL+U

    'Multiple viewpoint' ( Autopano Giga only )

    This is a really cool feature to use. It helps a lot in several cases you could not stitch withtout that system. Here's some trick to use it :

    - you need to change the ransac model to homography, so that controls points are detected on several planes between images.
    - It works better if you don't use the preset strong with multiple viewpoint but the 'quick' preset with multiple viewpoint and lens distortion correction checked. 
    The cause of this is easy to understand : the strong preset tried to remove false links. Or if you do multiple viewpoint, some link can be found too wrong but are not. So there are removed by this algorithm. 

    Warning : for the moment, it does work really well only on standard lens. We still have an issue with fisheye lenses combined with the 'multiple viewpoint'.

    The improvements needed for this new feature have an impact on some else, lens distortion correction. It's possible to apply lens 

    distortion correction on gigapixels panorama now.

    BTW : Yes, that's the feature called 'Free nodal point'. That old name was not really good.

    Manual control point editor

    Some of the demands of the 4st user meeting were done in this tool.
    You have a smother motion if you hit CTRL while moving a control point.
    The magnifying window has an build-in dynamic histogram to stretch the histogram, so that you can get all details even on low constrast zone ( dark, light, or low contrast ).

    A new notion : stack

    That's something new that was not really disclosed anywhere. A stack : it's a logical regroupment of image. You can create stack in groups by selecting some images, right click, 'Create stack ...'.
    You can let autopano detect stack from bracketing alone, etc.
    THis notion is important because it helps a lot the stitching in some case because of the 2 new options you have in detection tab :
    1) Detect links in : 'one stack level' or 'all stack levels'
    2) For a stack : 'use hard links' or 'detect control point'.

    Imagine a panorama with a single 10 positions row and 3 brackets. You'll have 10 stacks of 3 images each.

    With option one you can say : I want CP between images of the first level of all stacks. The second says, I want CP between all images from the same level of stacks.
    With the second option, you can say : I want that the images from the same stack are moving together ( hard linked ).
    'detect control point' says that there should be control point within a stack too.

    That's the notion of stack. It illustrates itself well with bracketing but could be applied with other ideas like focus stacking, etc. Stack are here to help stitching in several cases.

    Render engine

    There has been some work on this part too ( optimization, finetunning ). Since Alpha, it's quite stable here with a good preset value too.

    Note : We found out some issue on Snow Leopard. Probably a platform issue ( If you have old autopano settings .plist, remove them before using this version ).

    HDR Fusion ( Autopano Pro partial / Giga full )

    Everything is included in the engine about that part. Nevertheless, to be able to use it well, we need to documentate with real world case that part.

    Quite everything in this part is on the new dialog box you have on autopano giga version only. This dialog box helps you to finetune the look of the fusion. In Autopano Pro, you also have fusion, but it's just not customizable. Default values in APP in fact works really well and you don't need most of time the adjustment dialog of APG version.


    One demand here : It appears that we don't have a lot of HDR example in your big panorama database here. I really would like to get my hand on some of them : several bracket (3, 5, or more ) everything done in manual exposure. That will help us to finish that part.

    Gigapan plugin

    The gigapan import plugin has been improved with several new feature.
    First, we integrate the stack notion in that plugin too. It will help to create far better HDR gigapan.
    Then we added some new options like :
    - force 360° panorama. It helps to create 360° gigapan ( even if in some cases, we still have an issue with 360° gigapan )
    - overlapping average value. This simple value helps to prevent bad gigapan panorama, because it will prevent us to detect false link ( like similar windows on building, etc ). So if your gigapan doesn't work the default value (40%), just drop this value to something like 30% or 20%, it often does the trick.

    Note : we still don't support yet single row or column gigapan ( or small size in fact ).

    Groups plugins ( Autopano Giga only )

    This is the firs time you have access to this new feature.
    There are 3 plugins actually :
    - neutralhazer : our haze removal plugins. Select an image, use the plugin button ( puzzle icon ), select that plugin, choose the power of the plugin, hit terminate, that's it.
    - Lens correction : This plugs is based on the 'Lens Profile Creator' tool released by Adobe on Abode labs. It uses the profiles done with this tool to correct your images before using them in the software. Lens distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration can be removed before stitching.
    - External stack processing : this plugin works on stack and allow you to call external tools on stacks. It can work to make focus stacking before stitching or HDR external processing.

    Various changes

    Global settings :
    * image tab : you can change here the stack creation method
    * Optimization tab : there's a new custom preset here. It's more to illustrate that you are not in a standard preset.
    * Panorama tab : Regroup image in layer, default now is 'by stack'
    * render tab : We added a custom preset here too to illustrate that you are not in a standard preset.

    Miscellanous

    * The new color correction system is now active
    * The memory manager has been debugged on all platform. So the rendering should work better an more time only in memory without the new of any cache on disk.
    * ICC / IPTC / GPS / EXIF are now transmitted to the final panorama in many cases. The only metadata that we don't support yet is XMP.
    The format that we don't support fully is PSD / PSB ( exif / GPS only, no ICC, no IPTC on that one ).
    * benchmark log on the batch renderer has been improved : you have everything from detection to rendering.
    * Stitching quality was bad in alpha1.

    Issues details below :

    - 0000110: [Performance] Sauvegarde des choix des répertoires temporaires d'une session à l'autre - closed.
    - 0000111: [Performance] Unitée du chronometre plus pertinent - closed.
    - 0000116: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Broken color correction system - closed.
    - 0000133: [Image I/O] EXIF lost in rendered panorama - closed.
    - 0000045: [Synapse ( detection )] Meilleur système de BKT en entrée - closed.
    - 0000053: [Synapse ( detection )] Gigapan import issue - closed.
    - 0000082: [UI behavior] aucun des boutons ne fonctionnent sauf "close X" - Win 32bits - closed.
    - 0000093: [UI behavior] problem de language ( allemand ) dans l'UI - closed.
    - 0000100: [UI behavior] Manual creation of BKT stack - closed.
    - 0000104: [Synapse ( detection )] group by bracket sur square donne un mauvais resultat - closed.
    - 0000122: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Meilleure prise en compte des Stacks de BKT dans l'optimiseur - closed.
    - 0000123: [Editor] Cabler l'ui exposure fusion en mode CPU / GPU - closed.
    - 0000129: [UI behavior] Terme : wrapping => warping - closed.
    - 0000131: [Editor] Keep only the N best control points feature broken - closed.
    - 0000132: [Cortex ( rendu )] Exif detection of the sigma 12-24 - closed.
    - 0000134: [Import plugins] Missing icons in papywizard plugin - closed.
    - 0000136: [Editor] Manual Control point improvement - closed.
    - 0000138: [Performance] Mettre un log complet sur tout le workflow de detection / optimisation aussi - closed.
    - 0000142: [Image I/O] GPS value lost in exif - closed.
    - 0000165: [Cortex ( rendu )] crash irregulier sur l'anti-fantome - closed.
    - 0000166: [Image I/O] Tester le flux des IPTC / ICC metadata - closed.
    - 0000169: [Cortex ( rendu )] Switch automatique entre PSD et PSD si pano devient gros. Apparement, ca marche plus. - closed.
    - 0000170: [Import plugins] gigapan : pouvoir lui dire qu'un panorama est un 360° - closed.
    - 0000176: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Save / Load des cercles de fisheye cassé - closed.
    - 0000186: [Image I/O] Raw decoding issue - closed.
    - 0000187: [Editor] La touche del ne marche pas pour oter des CPs dans l'editeur de CP - closed.
    - 0000188: [UI behavior] Contacter toutes les personnes de l'about box => pour y mettre les vrais noms - closed.
    - 0000212: [UI behavior] Faut repenser la selection dans les groupes et stack - closed.
    - 0000214: [UI behavior] Ouverture d'un pano 2.0.9 puis rendu sous 2.5 beta 1 => rien n'est créé - closed.
    - 0000215: [UI behavior] Optimisation 2.0.9 marche pas en 2.5  - closed.
    - 0000218: [Image I/O] Certaines images TIF 16 bits sont toutes rouges apres lecture  - closed.
    - 0000042: [UI behavior] MacOS import wizard useability issue - closed.
    - 0000057: [Import plugins] plugin workflow - closed.
    - 0000058: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Viewpoint correction - closed.
    - 0000115: [Neurone ( optimisation )] lenteur de l'optimisation du free nodal point - closed.
    - 0000125: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Quality d'assemblage en fisheye est moins bonne que 2.0.9 - closed.
    - 0000126: [Editor] Changer la couleur de selection d'un CP - closed.
    - 0000128: [Performance] Bad value of free memory detection under mac - closed.
    - 0000198: [Editor] Button Guess Picture Position à mettre dans le mode move - closed.
    - 0000178: [Performance] fichier temporaire blend  - closed.
    - 0000180: [UI behavior] Plugins sur stack qui appelle une ligne de commande - closed.
    - 0000216: [UI behavior] editeur en mode cpu, outil mode move, les images individuelles ne s'affichent pas au survol. - closed.
    - 0000060: [UI behavior] New UI chart integration everywhere  - closed.
    - 0000096: [Synapse ( detection )] Abort dans le kdtree n'est pas cablé - closed.
    - 0000056: [Editor] Manual control point editor - closed.

    2.5.0 Alpha 1 - 2010-06-23

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    Autopano Engine is separated into 3 main parts. We gave each of them names ( better for communicating ).
    Here are the 3 parts :
    - Kolor Autopano Synapse : the detection engine which detects keypoints, matches them, and then regroups everything into logical panoramas
    - Kolor Autopano Neurone : the optimization engine for each panorama which takes results of the 'synapse' and then calculates cameras and color correction
    - Kolor Autopano Cortex : the rendering engine that creates the final panorama ( rendering / blending / ghost detection / fusion, etc ).

    We worked a lot on every section of this v2.5 engine. Let's take a look at each part.

    Synapse : improvements and new features

    In this section, you will have 3 new features.

    * The matching component is now multi-threaded :

    The detection stage is now fully multi-threaded.  This seems to be a small feature, but we spent 3 months working on this component. The multi-threading design has been validated by Intel and results have been measured. The speed boost is minimal for a small panorama, but if you are used to stitching a lot of images, the boost can be impressive.

    * Ransac stage improvement :

    We added a new setting that gives access to another way of calculating the control point between 2 images.
    This new mode called 'full 3d' gives far more control points on a short focal than the old method. In some cases, improvements are real, but it's useless for a long focal. For the moment, this part is still experimental and needs improvement.  We decided to keep it because in some cases it's really nice.

    * Auto regroup feature :

    In the panorama setting, for example, you can have the software automatically regroup images into layers according to their bracket which is a nice feature to have if you are used to bracketing.

    Neurone : new features

    * Free Nodal Point ability (quite the same as viewpoint correction in PtGui ). This feature is for Autopano Giga only.

    When we decided to add Free Nodal Point Ability to our engine, we wanted it to be automatic. Normally when doing that, you cannot rely on automatically created control points. You need to enter them manually. Again, we think that an automatic solution that works should be created first. If it solves 90% of the cases, it's good. This is our goal which is why we have the new ransac stage 'full 3d'.

    WARNING : this mode use a lot the optimizer. It can really takes time. Don't use this mode yet with more than 40 images.
    We still need to work on the mathematical part to optimize the optimizer so that it could be applied to a project up to 100/150 images.

    We also made another change. And not a small one !

    * New color correction system

    The color correction engine has been updated. Most of the time it does a better job, works better in conjunction with HDR, and is far more user friendly.
    We removed the anchor system and replaced it with something that has a meaning :
    what do you want to optimize on this image?  Nothing, exposure, color, or color and exposure.  Simple and easy to understand.

    You may be disturbed at first with this new color engine. It's still being fine-tuned and not everything is working directly, but I'm sure that in the end, it will be much better than the previous.

    *WARNING : We found out that when it doesn't work, it's currently broken. Found out that after the release.

    BTW : You still have the same flexibility in choosing which image is the reference ( the one which should not be corrected ).  Also, the system seems to behave quite the same.  Nevertheless, the underground math has really changed.

    Cortex : the new rendering engine

    This is the big part. After the issue with smartblend memory manager, we decided to go with our own system. It was not an easy decision to make because recreating a rendering engine from scratch is a huge amount of work. This simple fact explains delays in all Autopano releases.   It was well worth the wait.

    So what was the goal behind this complete rewrite of the engine ?

    - The memory manager design should be perfect and should not rely on anything besides the OS
    - An anti-ghost which should be configurable
    - Integrated support for HDR ( fusion or merge )
    - Better support of multi-core everywhere
    - Ready for GPU integration ( OpenCL based )

    What do we have in this 2.5.0 alpha release ?
    * The new engine is integrated ( you can see that in the rendering dialog box )
    * A lot of new options to tune this engine
    * An option to remove alpha channel in any format ( it corrects the TIFF issue with capture one / light room support )
    * Fusion blending for direct creation of a panorama from bracketed series
    * Hdr merge to create hdr files
    * Anti ghost on multi-band
    * Anti ghost on hdr merging ( a different kind of anti-ghost which is not as good as the first one )
    * We revamped the outputs, so you can choose what to output ( just the panorama, the groups, the images, everything, just one, etc )
    * And gigapixel support : We did Paris-26-Gigapixels with anti-ghost on this engine ( several days of rendering but it worked ! )

    You will have more details in the next coming video about how to use this engine.

    General Interface - new features

    Let's have a look at what is new in global settings :

    GENERAL TAB
    -----------

    Here you have many changes due to the integration of the new rendering 
    engine :

    - you can select one or several temporary folders ( by default just one, => hit on '...' button and you will have a new one ).

    - New memory management
    Now you only have one memory setting that is based on the available free memory at the launch of the software.
    By default, we reserve 66% of that for source images cache or for rendering cache.

    - Processor handling new options :
    * mono core or multicore engine ( when multicore is enabled, you can set the number of core you want to use ).
    * you also have the CPU string so the processor will be described directly in the interface


    IMAGE TAB
    ---------

    Nothing new here !


    DETECTION TAB
    -------------

    A new option appeared in the control point creation process. It's called Ransac Model.
    It will change the way the control point is validated after the sift detection. You can have the standard model like in the previous version 
    of autopano ( similarity ) or a new model called "Full 3d". In this mode, you will detect more control points in complicated cases and it 
    will allow you to detect control points with free nodal point images.
    Advice :
    - use Similarity everywhere because it's much much faster
    - use Full3d when having strong differences with the nodal point or if you have a really short rectilinear lens ( 15mm for example ).
    You'll have more control points and the panorama will be better even if you don't use 'free nodal point' optimization.


    OPTIMISATION TAB
    ----------------

    Here you have the new option : "Free Nodal Point". It does what it says.


    PANORAMA TAB
    ------------


    Some improvements here :
    - color correction can be tuned with a new option where you can choose whether you would like color correction applied by layer or not
    - You can select what to optimize in color

    Totally new :
    - You can choose to automatically create groups at detection ( either by bracket, speed, etc ).
    This part will be improved further by the addition of an automatic mode that will decide alone what to do.


    RENDERING TAB
    -------------


    This dialog box has changed a lot.

    Algorithms :
    -------------

    The new rendering engine settings. You have 4 presets you can use that change the internal settings :

    - Multi-band =>  a simple multi-band blend of the image
    BTW : this one is different than the old multi-band of the 2.0 engine. 
    It's a full multi-band which is used for really big panoramas.  It's slower than the old one but it is superior in quality.
    - Smartblend : We decided to keep that name for the moment, but it will probably be renamed anti-ghost
    - Bracket : when you need to make a panorama from several exposures
    - HDR : when doing an HDR file from LDR sources

    If you want to learn about the internal settings, now you'll need to hit "Show Advanced Options"

    * Blending algorithm : linear or multi-band

    If you choose multi-band, you have a slider with some settings.
    They correspond to the number of pyramid levels you want to do with that multi-band.
    0 => max number of levels
    1 and over => say 1 level, 2 levels only, etc.
    -1 and under => means I want all levels except the last 1 or 2, etc

    * diamond weighting : a diamond weight on the alpha gives more weight to the pixel in the middle of a picture compared to a pixel near the corner
    * exposure fusion : each pixel has a weight according to its exposure
    * remove moving objects : the anti-ghost system
    * remove bracket ghosts : another anti-ghost system for HDR merging

    Format :
    --------

    You have 2 news options here.

    Embed all output => if the format allows it, everything will be embedded in the format ( example on PSD : everything will be in a single file : panorama, layers, images ).

    Remove alpha channel => this doesn't output the alpha channel. Useful for a TIFF format for example so that the rendered panorama can be opened in light room.

    Output :
    --------

    3 check boxes :
    * Panorama : if you want the panorama to be written ( you just need projected individual images, you don't need this.  But most of the time it should be checked. )
    * Layers : if you have more than one layer, you can have the individual layers
    * Pictures : projected individual images

    Manual Control Point Editor

    I know some of you have been waiting for this feature for a long time. Now it's here.

    See the second button 'add cp' in the control point editor. The behavior is quite the same as what is standard in that area.

    Batch Rendering Window

    The batch rendering dialog doesn't have a real time preview yet. We don't know if we really need to spend time getting that feature back because it's just visual. So for the moment, we removed it.

    Something new here which is really useful : statistics.
    When a rendering is finished, you can click on the project to select it. After the project details, there will be statistics.
    Here's an example of such output :

    [pre]
             C:/Users/MR_JENNY/Desktop\[Group 1]-DSC_1391_DSC_1509-119 images.jpg
             119 images
             Size: 12230 x 2756
             FOV: 91.54 x 26.02
             RMS: 3.01
             Lens: Standard
             Projection: Rectilinear
             Color: LDR

             Rendering statistics:
             Total time: 75.629 s
             Initialization time: 51.8823 ms
             Wrapping time: 15.2642 s
             Cutting time: 14.6873 s
             Blending time: 44.904 s
             Saving time: 1.77077 s
             Temporary data read/written:
             874 MB/891 MB
    [/pre]

    You can see the total rendering time for this panorama : 75s and details. You can also see how much time was spent wrapping, cutting ( anti-ghost ), blending and writing ( can be long too ). We also made the average written or read data from the rendering cache public. We found out that rendering speed really depends on whether or 
    not everything fits in the memory.

    Here is an early estimation of the rendering speed.  On 3 standard panoramas we often use :
    "tournette" panorama :
      * 2.0.9 : 26s
      * 2.5.0 : 16s => 1.6 x speed up
    "bill et boule" panorama :
      * 2.0.9 : 135s
      * 2.5.0 : 52s => 2.5 x speed up
    "curial decentre" panorama :
      * 2.0.9 : 205s
      * 2.5.0 : 128s => 1.6 x speed up

    I hope you'll see that too on your side.

    Miscellanous

    The option 'advanced distortion' in the optimize tab doesn't exist anymore. It's now always activated with fisheye.

    HDR

    You will probably notice that I quite never talked about HDR in this serie. That's normal, because theses feature will be disclosed in v2.5 beta 1 when the integration
    of every feature needed for HDR will be done.
    HDR is not simple and most of the job will be to create a good documentation on how to use the new engine for such kind of job. 
    Yes, in fact, quite everything we still need to do and assemble the right kind of HDR type of job and explain to you by video how to do them with the current engine. 
    So this part will come with beta1.

    Known Bugs

    * Issue 116 : the new color correction system doesn't work in this system. We found out that issue after the compilation unfortunately
    * Issue 115 : Do no use the free nodal point on big project ( < 40 images )
    * Issue 114 : In the rendered panorama of a free nodal point project, some unattended part can appears ( images arc which doesn't belong to anything )
    * Issue 113 : When the new anti-ghost system decide to cut near an image edge, some artifact can happen
    * Issue 112 : Some unexplained yet crash during rendering