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.

18.10 Release

Huygens Professional & Essential

  • Array Detector deconvolution option:
    • Airyscan (including Fast Mode)
    • NanoSPAD array
    • Generic Array Detector
    • Support for CPU and GPU.
    • Processing tools: Deconvolution Wizard, Deconvolution Express, Operations Window, Batch Processor.

  • Array Detector Visualization options:
    • Slicers: Slicer, Twin Slicer, Orthogonal Slicer.
    • Renderers: MIP, SFP, Surface Renderer.

  • Array Detector Analysis options:
    • 1D Histogram, Nyquist, Statistics, Object Analyzer.

  • Added in File Reader:
    • Abberior .MSR
    • Support for Array detector file formats: CZI, ICS, HDF5
    • Leica LIF files: read files that contain both tiles and light sheet views.

  • Improved Speed in Surface Renderer, Object Analyzer.

Minor changes
  • (E/P) File readers/writers:
    • More responsive GUI on Windows.
  • (E/P) Stitcher:
    • Add option to convert the data type of the resulting image.
  • (E/P) 2D thumbnails:
    • Render the X and Y physical sizes instead of the number of pixels.
  • (E/P) Slicer:
    • Update GUI.
  • (E/P) Object Tracker:
    • Correctly show the Region Of Interest (ROI) visualization when importing into the object tracker.
  • (E/P) Object Analyzer:
    • Add button to reset segmentation threshold slider to initial value (Otsu's method).

Bug fixes

  • (All) File readers on Windows:
    • Fix long wait times when there's only 1 thread available.
  • (All) OME XML file reader:
    • Improved meta data interpreter.
  • (E/P) Colocalization Analyzer:
    • Fix for single object analysis not always reporting all statistics.
  • (E/P) Object Analyzer:
    • Fix for slightly different initial values of segmentation threshold between primary and secondary pipe.


(16th January 2019)
  • (E/P) Decon Express:
    • Add a warning to notify when there's not enough memory for an image backup.
  • (All) Linux (Ubuntu) installer:
    • Fixes for the Ubuntu software center tool.


(7th January 2019)
  • (All) ICS writer:
    • Small adaptation in new image parameter to facilitate reading ICS files in other software.
  • (All) Command interpreter:
    • Fix potential memory leak.
  • (E/P) Stitcher Wizard:
    • Fix regression introduced by the new array detector templates.
    • Add workaround for stitching images from the Zeiss Z1 when the acquisition is done in 'light sheet views + tiles' mode.
  • (E/P) Colocalization Wizard:
    • Fix bug where different instances of the tool could affect each other's wizard state.
  • (P/C) OS X user interface:
    • Fix mangled arrow character introducing a command result.
  • (C) HRM image previews:
    • Fix aspect ratio for unequal X/Y sampling.
  • (C) HRM SNR estimator:
    • Fix regression introduced in version 18.10 about a "missing function argument".


(7th December 2018)
  • (All) GMLE + Array detector:
    • Add support for the 'varPsf' option to deal with extreme spherical aberration.
  • (All) LOF file reader:
    • Fix hard error.
  • (All) Monadic operations:
    • Fixes for binary images.
  • (E/P) Array detector:
    • Change text in the statistics tab "Parameter dimension size" -> "Number of detectors".
  • (E/P) Twin Slicer:
    • Fixes for using the preferences in the 3rd viewport.
  • (E) Thumbnail and main menus:
    • More consistent naming of menu items.


(28th November 2018)
  • (All) GPU support:
    • Add support for the Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000.
    • Fix potential bug in GPU-to-GPU image copy operations.
  • (All) CZI reader:
    • Improve reading of Airyscan images.
    • Add support for reading different Airyscan acquisition modes as separate sub images.
    • Add support for multi file images.
  • (All) Software initialization:
    • Fix regression which prevented the CE version from being displayed at startup.
  • (All) Error handling:
    • Improve error messages for invalid SNR values and image names.


(20th November 2018)
  • (All) CZI reader:
    • Fix for loading Zeiss Airyscan data sets on Windows.
  • (E/P) Movie Maker:
    • Fix regression in the embedded tutorial.
  • (E/P) Batch Express:
    • Add support for Array Detector and Rescan Confocal Microscopy images.
  • (E/P) Gallery tool:
    • Fix layout for multi detector images.
  • (E/P) Batch Processor:
    • Fix button for launching the microscopic parameter template dialog.
  • (E/P) Thumbnail panel:
    • Fix thumbnails with very long image names.
  • (E/P) Paned windows:
    • Reinstate sash handle for easier resizing.
  • (P) Histogram tab:
    • Allow for wider histograms. The control buttons can now be found under the histogram plot.

For older release information see: WhatsNewArchive.