Icy 220.127.116.11 released ! - 17 May 2013
Many improvements and fixes in this new version (some majors changes for developers). Be sure to check it out !
Read the complete change log to see all new features and improvements details.
As usual you can get it in the download section.
Plugin ratings active! - 07 Mar 2013
During the satellite workshop on open-source image analysis software at ISBI 2012 (Barcelona), both users and developers asked for the possibility to rate plugins publicly.
That's now ready and active !
Enjoy and... let's rate !
Icy 18.104.22.168 released ! - 11 Jan 2013
Finally after 4 months here is the new version.
It brings a new powerful search tool you should use for any general searchs (plugin, command...):
And you can find a totally redesigned ROI control panel with new operations and informations:
Read the complete change log to see all new features and improvements.
As usual you can get it in the download section.
Icy 22.214.171.124 released ! - 10 Sep 2012
The new version comes with a totally redesigned "Sequence / Image Operation" band so you have now access to all important basics operation as image resize, crop, dimension extension :
You will find also a lot of new features and improvements in this version, check out the change log to see them.
As usual you can get the last version from the download section.
Start dev with Icy: the tutorial. - 31 Aug 2012
A tutorial about how to setup a plugin dev environement is now available here !
It also details how to use GitHub, online tutorials and how to use the beta version of Icy.
'hope you will like it !
Introducing Protocols for Icy - 09 Jul 2012
Following the recent publication of Icy in Nature Methods, we are proud to announce the release of 'Protocols', our visual programming environment for Icy. This plugin lets any user (even without programming knowledge) create, download and share image processing pipelines through a simple and intuitive interface. These protocols can be used either to process a single image, or to analyze entire data sets (i.e. batch processing).
More than fancy words, we made a small video to show some of the features in action:
In the next few days, a new 'Protocols' section will open on the Icy website, allowing protocols to be published and shared online. Alongside scientific findings, this repository will allow the community to download and reproduce published results, while letting collaborators create, share and further improve their protocols, a process known as 'extended reproducible research'.
Last but not least, we provide a developer API called 'Blocks', to let programmers to write and submit their own blocks and further promote collaborative work.
We hope you enjoy this new feature and look forward to discovering your new ideas and contributions !
Icy 126.96.36.199 is out ! - 06 Jul 2012
This version mainly brings bug fixes and others smalls improvements, be sure to update to this version !
As asual you can get it from the download section.
Icy in Nature Methods - 03 Jul 2012
Icy is in the issue of Nature Methods, July 2012 !
This issue 'focus on bioimageinformatics' is the second paper related to Icy in Nature Methods since the beginning of the year.
See the e-print of the publication here.
Icy 188.8.131.52 is out ! - 02 Jul 2012
The version mainly brings a bunch of improvements and an important fix on the Plugin class loader which could cause some "PermGen Space" errors. Also workspaces has been improved and you can now play with protocols and graphical programming :
Get it from the download section.
Icy 184.108.40.206 is out ! - 19 Jun 2012
Some GUI improvements and bug fixes. This version brings more changes for developers.
Check it out in the download section.
Icy 220.127.116.11 is out ! - 23 May 2012
This version fix the application bundle on OSX which was not correctly updated in some case.
The application could still be started by launching updater.jar or icy.jar file but not anymore by launching app bundle, this is now fixed.
Icy 18.104.22.168 is out ! - 21 May 2012
This new version mainly brings bug fixes as the ImageJ menu disappearing on MAC OSX, application launch error (some version of OSX Lion)...
Check out others improvements by getting it from the download section.
Icy 22.214.171.124 is out ! - 26 Apr 2012
Icy 126.96.36.199 brings a lot of improvements as the ImageJ integration :
One of the most usefull new feature is that you can now convert ImageJ image to Icy sequence and vice-versa and ROI are preserved when possible. This way you can use ImageJ for some operations not yet supported in Icy and then turn back to Icy for your final processing.
This version also add daemon plugin support, new canvas options, better ROI rendering and manipulation and many others things.
Be sure to check the full changelog in the download archive.
Icy 188.8.131.52 is out ! - 14 Feb 2012
Icy 184.108.40.206 introduced chat in Icy.
This new version brings a lot of improvements for this feature as multi channels support, private chat...
It also fixes some problems meet in the previous version (slow desktop chat rendering on OSX, incorrect sequence image ordering from filename...)
Check that out in the download section.
Icy 220.127.116.11 is out ! - 11 Jan 2012
One of the main new feature is the ImageJ software integration !
You can now use ImageJ directly from Icy :
Of course the integration is still in prelemenary stage but we plan to improve it with time.
Also you will find some others news features and improvements in this version, check that out in the download section.
Micro-Manager for Icy: the microscopy plugin - 22 Nov 2011
In order to be completely in agreement with Icy’s mentality, Micro-Manager for Icy is also plugin-oriented: very simply by downloading the other plugins based on it, you will have access to the features you are interested in. Thanks to this approach, the implementation of new features is done very easily by creating various plugins. Moreover, the plugins can all be running at the same time.For instance, if you want a live video, you have the Microscope Live plugin at your disposal. After that, if you want to snap images, it is possible to do it simply but in a very effective manner with Microscope Snapper
and its highly intuitive interface.
Moving your XY Stage and your focus device has never been so intuitive: with the Microscope Remote, you will have the exact coordinates of your 3 axes and a very intuitive mouse based movement. Adjust the sensitivity as you wish, you can even invert the axes to be more comfortable.
The second demo displays the number of objective available, and changes the current objective:
The third one grab and image and display it into Icy:
Icy 4 Eclipse - 18 Nov 2011
Icy 4 Eclipse makes easy the dev of Icy plugins!
- Start / stop Icy from Eclipse
- Debug your plugins
- Interact with plugins downloaded from the main repository
- New Icy project wizards (you can even add your own templates)
Lots of details and download can be found here.
Thanks to Nicolas Hervé for this contribution !
Version 1.1 is out ! - 14 Sep 2011
The new version is released !
You will find all the features described in the previous blog entry !
New 2D view for next version 18.104.22.168 - 23 Aug 2011
Just wanted to show you some improvements dealing with the user interface: the 2D navigation over images.
The pan is more intuitive, you just have to left-click and then drag over the image. Its not anymore needed to maintain the space bar pressed.
We found biologists are used to rotate their images before processing. This operation takes time and alter the image data. That's the reason why we now enable the rotation of the canvas ! Right-click over the image, and then the rotation will follow the drag, using the center of the view as a center of rotation. The center of rotation is represented by a green cross during the operation, and also the current angle.
A thumbnail view is now available in the sequence tab. The thumbnail view is similar to the one provided by photoshop: The whole selected image is always displayed on it, and the frame displayed on the current view is displayed. It is also possible to navigate over the image directly from this window. 3 extra buttons allow to adapt the size of the image to the size of the canvas, the canvas to the image, and to center the image.
We also bring the synchronization of the different views: as you move over an image, all other synchronized viewers move and display the same area. Also, as a continuity of the synchronization, a witness of the current localization of the cursor is displayed over all the others viewers, making easy the comparaison of value bellow cursors.
There is 3 levels of synchronization :
- Complete synchronization (mouse, pan, zoom, rotation, T and Z position).
- Partial synchronization (mouse, pan, zoom and rotation).
- Mouse synchonization (mouse only).
Example of partial synchronization.
Example of simple mouse synchronization, note that it works also from the thumbnail view.