New features in Huygens Software

When not specified, changes apply to all Huygens Software products. Labels indicate particular products only: E = Huygens Essential, P = Huygens Professional, S = Huygens Scripting, C = Huygens Core, T = Huygens Titan. For older release information see: WhatsNewArchive.

17.04 Release


Huygens Professional & Essential

  • SPIM:
    • New Fusion wizard option.
    • Scattering parameters.
  • GPU Deconvolution:
    • Full support for the variable PSF mode in CMLE and GMLE.
  • Batch Processor:
    • Multi GPU support.
    • Stabilization in Batch mode.
  • GUI:
    • Scalable user interface.
    • Day and night themes.
    • Support for 4K monitors
  • File readers:
    • Support for Andor TIFF.
    • Support for Metamorph ND.
  • New Bleaching Corrector.

Minor changes
  • (All) CZI reader:
    • Support for JPEG-XR compression.
  • (All) ICS reader/writer:
    • Support for parameter states.
    • Support for SPIM parameters.
    • SVI now maintains the open source libics library for reading and writing of ICS data. Since Huygens uses libics the library will be released in sync with Huygens from now on.
  • (All) TIFF reader:
    • Support for 32-bit float files.
  • (All) LOF/XLIF readers:
    • Support for DSL data.
  • (All) OME-TIFF reader:
    • Metadata is loaded.
  • (All) GPU support:
    • Made switching to a different GPU device more robust
  • (E/P) Huygens - LAS X:
    • Faster communication and data transfers.
  • (E/P) Stitcher:
    • Improved support for custom stitching patterns.
    • More visualization controls.
    • A new MIP visualization mode.
    • Better performance and less memory consumption.
    • Disable background estimation and bleaching correction for the tile deconvolution.
  • (E/P) Batch Processor:
    • Improved GUI.
    • Support for loading LIF files with multiple levels of sub-images.
  • (E/P) Improved icons.
  • (P) Improved image convert window.
  • (E/P) Crosstalk corrector:
    • Reduce noise option
    • Correction is now energy conservative.
  • (E/P) Tab completion is available in the open file window on Linux.
  • (C) SFP renderer:
    • Threshold data by Otsu's method for rendering raw and deconvolved images.

Bug fixes
  • (All) CZI reader:
    • Fix 'Scale if necessary'.
  • (All) LIF reader:
    • Several fixes.
  • (All) ND2 reader:
    • Several fixes.
  • (All) Background estimation:
    • Fix background calculation on the CPU for floating-point images containing integer values.
  • (E/P) Drag & Drop:
    • Fix Windows and Linux distributions.
  • (E/P) Communication with Leica's LAS X software:
    • Fix floating licenses.
  • (E/P) Histograms:
    • Fix potential bug in the calculation of 5+ channel histograms.


(24th May 2017)
  • Fix error closing preference window while the GUI scale was changed.
  • Removing automatic dpi scaling which gives errors on Mac.


(19th May 2017)
  • Fix 'Experimental Presets' in Object Analyzer.

For older release information see: WhatsNewArchive.

Contact Information

Scientific Volume Imaging B.V.

Laapersveld 63
1213 VB Hilversum
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)35 64216 26
Fax: +31 (0)35 683 7971
E-mail: info at svi.nl

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