RegiStar 1.0.7 What's New?
For an overview of the new features
in RegiStar 1.0.7, see revision history.
More detailed and complete descriptions of the enhancements in
version 1.0.7 are given below.
- The Register command
now has two different forms Single source and Multiple
source. The first form is the previous version of the Register
command, in which the active image is registered to a selected
reference image. The new second form allows you to register an
entire directory of images to the active image, either leaving
the registered images open or saving them to disk. In the first
form, you can now choose to close original (unregistered) images
after a Register operation is complete; in the second form, original
source images are automatically closed after they are sequentially
- The Calibrate command
now lets you calibrate all open images in an image group to a
specified reference image. Also, you can choose to close original
(uncalibrated) images automatically after a Calibrate operation
- The Crop/Pad command
also now lets you crop or pad all open images in an image group,
with the option of closing original images after completion.
In addition, images can now be cropped or padded to the union
or intersection of all open group images.
- The new Open Group command
lets you quickly open all previously saved images in an image
- The Close All command
has been modified to give the option of only closing images in
the group of the active image.
- The new Save All command
lets you quickly save all open images, or all images in a specified
image group, using RegiStar's default file format and image name.
Registered image specification
in the Register command:
- The Registration control
dialog now allows you to specify the dimensions of registered
images. In addition to the previous Default dimensions, which
preserve all of the original image data, you can now specify
the dimensions of registered image(s) in relation to a selected
image in the reference group. This new capability is especially
useful for producing a stack of images all of which have the
same dimensions, and often avoids the need for subsequent Crop/Pad
Improved licensing system:
- After the evaluation version
of RegiStar is installed, it is now easier to buy RegiStar. A
new Buy Registar button in the opening evalution screen
gives you the option of having RegiStar automatically connect
to the Auriga Imaging website to arrange payment, and then automatically
install your License Key. You no longer need to manually enter
your Program Code in order to receive a RegiStar License Key.
- A new Activate RegiStar
button on the opening evaluation screen allows you to install
the full version of RegiStar on an additional computer, after
an initial purchase. A connection is automatically made to the
Auriga Imaging website to obtain a new License Key. Your most
recent License Key, which you need to provide in order to obtain
an additional License Key, can be emailed to you on request.
- The Enter new RegiStar License
Key button on the opening evaluation screen lets you manually
enter a License Key you obtained by visiting the Auriga Imaging
website, just as in earlier versions of RegiStar.
- When the License Key for a registered
installation of RegiStar becomes invalid due to a change in the
configuration of the computer, a dialog is now presented that
lets you automatically update the License Key to a valid one.
Support for multiuser operating
- RegiStar is now fully compliant
with multiuser Windows operating systems including Windows XP
and Windows 2000. After RegiStar is installed under an account
with administrator privileges, it is available to all users on
the computer. Each user's individual Preferences settings, recent
files lists, and RegiStar.ini file (which records information
on the user's image groups), are retained separately.
Upgrading to version 1.0.7:
- When earlier registered versions
of RegiStar are upgraded to version 1.0.7, the previous licensing
information is automatically updated in the Windows registry.
- When earlier unregistered versions
of RegiStar are upgraded to version 1.0.7, the evalution version
is reset to 30 days, even if the previous unregistered version
Metrics (.rsm) files:
- You can now choose whether these
auxilliary data files are automatically saved for images not
created by RegiStar (default option), never saved, or whether
you should be prompted to save these files (as in earlier versions).
For images created by RegiStar, these files are now automatically
updated. Choosing the default option eliminates prompting for
saving of metrics files for images not produced by RegiStar,
and makes the handling of these files more transparent.
- The Preferences dialog has been
expanded to include specification of the handling of metrics
files (as above), and also reformatted into five sections in
order to make it less cluttered. All previous settings are still
Updated scripting commands:
- RegiStar's scripting language
has been fully updated to include support for the new multiple-image
capabilities, as well as other new features.
- The Calibrate scripting
command now lets you calibrate several images using one command,
and lets you choose to close original uncalibrated images afterwards.
- The CloseAll scripting
command has been updated to allow you to specify that only images
in a selected image group are to be closed.
- The Combine scripting
command has been updated to allow all open images in a specified
image group to be combined.
- The CropPad scripting
command has been updated to include the additional Crop/Pad functionality
and also to allow multiple-image processing and the closing of
- The Open scripting command
now lets you open all images in a specifed directory.
- A new OpenGroup scripting
command has been added.
- The Register scripting
command has been updated to include all features available in
the interactive Register command, including the option to register
multiple images and to specify the dimensions of the registered
- The Save scripting command
has been updated to allow an image to be saved to a specified
directory using its default file format and image name.
- A SaveAll scripting command
has been added.
- Because of changes to the scripting
language to accommodate the new features, image IDs and labels
can no longer begin with the underscore ( _ ) character. Otherwise,
previous scripts should still run under version 1.0.7.
Updated Help system:
- The online Help system has been
updated, and includes full details on the new features in version
1.0.7 as well as previous features.