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.

17.10 Release

The Huygens What's New in the 17.10 version webinar (21st of November 2017) will showcase the new features that are included in the upcoming 17.10 Huygens version. The new version will include, for example, improvements in the Colocalization analyzer, in the Hot pixel remover, in the Deconvolution Express and image feeder. Furthermore, the 17.10 includes a feature that a lot of our users requested: real time deconvolution on ROI's, with direct feedbackfor the SNR. You can subscribe to the webinar via this link.

Huygens Professional & Essential

  • Deconvolution Express:
    • Visualize raw data and deconvolution results.
    • Select ROIs for deconvolution previews.
    • Customize the sharpness/smoothness for each channel.
    • Enable automatic Deconvolution Express for data loaded through the Image Feeder folder (see preferences in Huygens).

  • Deconvolution Wizard:
    • A new Deconvolution Preview for ROIs.

  • Colocalization Analyzer:
    • ROI drawing tool for masks.
    • Time series plot for colocalization coefficients.

  • Hot Pixel Remover:
    • Simplified interface with on-the-fly correction.
    • Improved hot pixel detection algorithm.
    • Import and export hot pixel masks.
    • Correct hot pixels in batch mode.

Huygens Professional

  • Multiple Selection of Images:
    • Select several images in the thumbnail overview (Ctlr+Mouse or Shift+Mouse).
    • Many operations can be applied to the selection at once (Decon Express, Export, Save, Fuse, etc).
    • Thumbnails can be reordered.
  • Multi-GPU deconvolution:
    • For single images with multiple channels and/or time frames.
    • Available for CMLE, QMLE and GMLE via the Operations Window on Linux.

Minor changes
  • (All) Support for unsigned integer data types.
    • Image operations, restoration, visualization, analysis, loading and saving data.
    • All image readers and writers (ICS, HDF5, etc.).
    • Import/Export from/to Leica's LAS X.
    • Due to larger dynamic range fewer cases where scaling is needed.
  • (All) QMLE/GMLE:
    • Extend restoration reports.
  • (All) CMLE/GMLE:
    • Background estimation: GPU support, more accurate results on very low light backgrounds
  • (All) GMLE:
    • Improved handling of images with a Signal to Noise Ratio of around 1.
  • (E/P) Colocalization Analyzer:
    • Speed enhancements and RAM reduction for threshold estimators.
    • Save colocalization map in HDF5-format.
  • (E/P) Batch Processor:
    • Instead of all GPUs or one GPU, a selection of GPUs to do multi-GPU batch deconvolution can be made.
  • (E/P) File Browser:
    • Improved, faster tab completion for the Linux version.
  • (E/P) GUI scaling:
    • Allow scaling down for small laptop screens.
  • (P) Slicers:
    • Select the default tool for the double-click action (see preferences).

Bug fixes
  • (All) CZI reader:
    • Fix negative offset in images with many dimensions (tiles, views, scenes, etc).
  • (All) Metamorph ND reader:
    • Fix several cases for ND version 1.0.
  • (E/P) Batch Processor:
    • Fix potential communication issue between the Batch Processor and the Compute Engine.
  • (T) Fix stalled indexer.
  • (E/P) Twin slicer:
    • Improved speed.
    • Fix rotation with MIP and Sum mode.


(15th November 2017)
  • (All) TIFF writer:
    • Fix saving images larger than 2 GB on Windows.
  • (E/P) Object Analyzer:
    • Fix sorting table entries based on column criteria.
  • (E/P) Save Dialog:
    • Fix TIFF 16 choice which wrongly fell through to the TIFF 8 type.
  • (P/C) Multi GPU support:
    • Fix that command-line options to the multi-GPU deconvolution commands that take channelVector-typed arguments cause errors.
  • (P) Thumbnail Panel:
    • Faster thumbnail updates when on multiple selection mode.

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

Image Image Image Image Image Image