Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Macnification 2 is here

It took us longer than initially expected, but Macnification 2 is finally here! As discussed in the previous blog post, there are two major new features:
  • The possibility to have multiple libraries and store them anywhere you want. This could be on your Mac's HD, on an external HD, over the network or even on optical media.
  • Camera support: Macnification 2 can now capture images directly from almost any photo camera, from most FireWire cameras and from some USB cams. We could not possibly test Macnification 2 with every camera out there, so we would be very interested in your experience - good or bad - connecting your camera to Macnification.

In addition, we improved speed and reliability on Mac OS X Lion, so Macnification 2 is ready for the future.

Version 2 is a free upgrade. If you already have Macnification 1.x installed, you may choose 'Check for Updates' from the Macnification menu in order to upgrade. If you are not yet using Macnification, you may grab a copy from our download page, where you can also read the full release notes.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Macnification 2 currently in beta

A brief note to let you know that Macnification 2 is currently in beta!
There are two major new features in this free upgrade:
  • The possibility to create multiple libraries and store them anywhere you want (network, internal or external HD, ...)
  • Camera support: Macnification 2 will be able to capture images directly from almost any still camera and from most FireWire cameras and some USB cams.
If beta testing goes well, Macnification 2 will be released later this summer.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Macnification 1.8 is here

It took us 60 days longer than expected, but the resulting update is the most significant improvement to Macnification yet. Don't let the point update fool you: with more than 50 new features, improvements and bugfixes, Macnification 1.8 is an update we are very, very proud of.
A comprehensive list of changes is available on the download page, but I wanted to highlight some of the most important new features.

Dual monitor support
The full-screen analysis view can now be opened on a second monitor. This allows to have an overview of your entire library, while analyzing one image in detail at the same time.

Support for additional file formats and metadata
We added support for ImagePro Plus, DeltaVision and FluoView TIFF files and for FEI metadata.

Automatic ROI detection
Auto-detect ROIs is now much faster, in some cases up to 100x! It's also more reliable.

Redesigned stacks
Stacks are now treated as images, not as image collections. They no longer show up in the source list but directly in the image browser. Double-clicking a stack opens a dedicated stack view.

These are just four of the most important improvements. The full list of 50+ changes can be seen here. If you already have Macnification installed, you can update your copy by choosing Macnification - Check for Updates. If you don't have Macnification installed, you may download a trial version from our download page.

Now that Macnification 1.8 is out of the door, we are working hard on version 2, with camera support. We still plan to release Macnification 2 in the first half of 2011.

UPDATE: Version 1.8 is Snow Leopard only. If you are still on Leopard, you can always grab Macnification 1.7 from our download page.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Macnification 1.8

Apologies for the delay in posting news to this weblog. Due to other projects we have been working on, the release of Macnification 2 has been delayed until the first half of 2011. Nevertheless, Macnification 2 still is a very promising upgrade, with capturing support as its landmark feature.

In addition to adding capturing support, Macnification 2 will sport many improvements and bug fixes throughout the entire app. Since Macnification 2 has been delayed, we figured it would make sense to have an intermediate update. Therefore, we will be releasing Macnification 1.8 later this month. Version 1.8 will offer all bug fixes and improvements slated for Macnification 2 - in fact, it will be Macnification 2 minus the capturing functionality. That gives us some time to polish the capturing UI, while you can enjoy support for new file formats, loads of bug fixes and many improvements across the board.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Macnification 2 on its way: beta testers needed

Over the past few months, we have been working on Macnification 2.
While this major upgrade will sport many new features and improvements, the most important addition to Macnification is its ability to capture images directly from virtually any camera.

Capturing works with Firewire video cameras (allowing Macnification to perform live imaging), as well as with any traditional photo camera, generally connected through USB.

In order to test the capturing functionality, we are currently looking for beta testers. If you are interested in testing and you have a Mac with a Firewire video camera or USB photo camera connected to your microscope, please contact us.

We plan to release Macnification during the first half of 2010. Keep an eye on this weblog for more information.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Macnification 1.6.2 fixes database migration issue

Some of our users experienced crashes when migrating their Macnification 1.6 database to version 1.6.1. The latest update, Macnification 1.6.2., now fixes this issue. Use the built-in system to update your copy, or grab it from our download page.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

CoLocalizer + Macnification bundle

We teamed up with CoLocalization Research Software to offer a bundle of CoLocalizer and Macnification. In case you don't know CoLocalizer yet: the application is designed to characterize colocalization objectively. Based on calculation of specialized coefficients, the software performs quantitative determination of the degree of overlap. CoLocalizer helps to obtain crucial information about precise location of the molecules of interest as well as to follow their changes in dynamics. CoLocalizer works seamlessly with Macnification: simply set CoLocalizer as the default analysis app in Macnification's preferences.

The bundle costs only 199 euro (about $295 at the time of this writing) and offers both CoLocalizer Express and an academic single user license of Macnification. It's available from our online store.

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