Release Name: 2.3.0
Gary Hui Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org
The standard DTI-TK license
3. What Does the Plugin Do?
This plugin uses the Mac OS X Leopard's built-in QuickLook
framework to enable a quick assessment of any image volume in the
supported image formats. It was initially developed to support
convenient and efficient quality assessment of diffusion-weighted
images, which can be in the order of 100 for even a single subject.
This plugin should allow these images to be examined very quickly
to catch clear defects in the images.
To install the plugin, simply copy (drag-and-drop from Finder) the
"DTITK_NIfTI_QuickLookPlugin.qlgenerator" either to the directory
/Library/QuickLook (if you want to make it available system wide)
or to the directory ~/Library/QuickLook (if you want to make it
available locally). Create the directory if it does not already
The standard Quick Look usage applies. See the instructions
provided by Apple for
6. Supported Image Formats
The quicklook plugin supports the NIFTI-1 format as well as the
traditional Analyze format. For multi-component images, the current
implementation will display the first component image.
The FreeSurfer MGH file format is also supported, thanks to the
contribution by Nick Schmansky.
7. Getting Future Updates
Please join the DTI-TK google group to receive future announcements
of bug fixes and/or significant updates, as well as to report bugs,
post questions, or make feature
8. Your Support Appreciated
If you enjoy using this nifty NIfTI plugin, please show your
support by leaving comments at the NITRC site (http://www.nitrc.org/projects/dtitk). Thanks very much.
The development of this software is supported by Penn Image
Computing and Science Laboratory (PICSL) and the National Institute
of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) & the NIH
Blueprint for Neuroscience through the grant R03-EB009321.
02/09/2018 --- 2.3.0 release
Introduce an adjustable setting for the maximum memory allowed
09/11/2013 --- 2.2.1 release
1. Reorganized the information panel by the types of information.
2. The plugin will no longer expire.
09/09/2013 --- 2.2.0 release
1. Introduce support for adjustable settings
2. Adjustable settings include orientation and font size
09/03/2013 --- 2.1.0 release
1. added anatomical labels
2. images are always displayed in neurological convention, i.e.,
physical left is displayed as left
3. added intensity slope and intercept to the information panel
06/04/2013 --- 2.0.2 release
Minor update to conform the new Xcode.
06/05/2012 --- 2.0.1 release
06/06/2011 --- 2.0.0 release
Enhancement: revamped information panel
Note: 2.x onward, Leopard (10.5) support will be discontinued.
06/01/2011 --- 1.8.4 release
Bugfix: crash when previewing 2D volumes
06/02/2010 --- 1.8.3 release
Minor enhancement: 10.6 support 64-bit intel only; 10.5 support
32-bit/64-bit intel universal
02/01/2010 --- 1.8.2 release
Bugfix: a serious memory leak when dealing with nifti images
introduced since 1.8.0
01/30/2010 --- 1.8.1 release
Enhancement: add support for 64-bit intel
10/01/2009 --- 1.8.0 release
Enhancement: support reading large multi-component NIfTI images as
long as each component image is not too big. this is often the case
for displacement field maps as well as diffusion tensor
08/10/2009 --- 1.7.6 release
Bug fix: failed to correctly report range of intensity when
scl_slope in nifti header is nonzero.
06/30/2009 --- 1.7.5 release
Bug fix: failed preview when one or more of the voxel spacings are
06/21/2009 --- 1.7.4 release
Enhancement: now text panel not show when the preview size is too
small for the text to be legible
06/07/2009 --- 1.7.3 release
Bug fix: stop previewing regular gzip files
05/31/2009 --- 1.7.2 release
Bug fix: now report failed image preview
05/11/2009 --- 1.7.1 release
Bug fix: now it is file suffix case-insensitive.
05/11/2009 --- 1.7.0 release
Added support for the Biorad PIC format contributed by Gregory
05/10/2009 --- 1.6.3 release
Fixed a bug in dealing with images of 512x512 or larger.
05/03/2009 --- 1.6.2 released
Handle uncompressed MGH format (MGH) and gzipped MGH format (MGZ)
differently to allow memory size check for uncompressed MGH format.
05/03/2009 --- 1.6.1 released
Double the performance of the files in the gzipped MGH format
05/02/2009 --- 1.6 released
Added support for the FreeSurfer MGH format contributed by Nick
Double the width of the crosshair to improve its visibility.
04/16/2009 --- 1.5 released
Fixed a bug in the drawing of the cross hair. Fixed the handling of
label image contrast adjust.
04/14/2009 --- enhancement
Added image information display to the empty 4th quadrant.
04/09/2009 --- 1.3 released
Fixed a code regression that causes segmentation fault when reading
files of data types other than 32-bit float!
Better handling of binary image contrast.
Detect when the image volumes are too large for the quicklook to
handle, which has a memory limit of about 128MB.
04/09/2009 --- 1.2 released
Drastically smaller memory footprint and significant performance
improvement for large volumes.
4/07/2009 --- 1.0 released
Initial release with support for nifti and analyze images with the