Release Name: v2.475


Change log (June 17, 2010): A major plugin-interface upgrade. Besides the major new functions introduced in a recent release (v2.466, see release note below), this release adds the support of a more comprehensive plugin interface, which lets a plugin read and write the 3D curve and neuron, besides the 3D markers and a region of interest, that are associated with an image. Starting from this version, V3D also comes with a new plugin, “ImageIO_bioformat”, to read dozens of image file formats such as PNG, JPEG, BMP, ZVI, AVI, etc. Thus the default set of V3D release includes a bunch of plugins, for example


•conversion a 4D stack to 5D time series (and vice versa),

•ImageIO_bioformat: read dozens of image file formats, or batch-convert to tiff stacks (based on LOCI Bio-formats Java library, which has great, but varying ability depending on platforms to read different file formats),

•fast (linear-time) image distance transform in both 2D and 3D,

•demo programs of the single-image and multi-image plugin interfaces, etc.

The source code of these default plugins can be downloaded below.

This version is the best to support the ongoing Open-Source V3D-ITK project, which tries to convert some commonly useful ITK filters to V3D-plugins. As of now (June 2010), the source code of the V3D-ITK project can be checked out using git. For more information, see the Toolbox page.