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Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.3.6.2132
« on: November 21, 2013, 05:39:04 pm »
The latest version of Probe Image is ready for download here:

http://www.probesoftware.com/ftp/PI-Update.zip

What's New
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Version 1.3.6 - 10-Dec-18
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New Features
  - Fixes to crystal selection code on JEOL (delay added for crystal flip)
  - Fixes to crystal selection code on Cameca (large area crystal index issue)
  - Updated to the latest version of the Image Converter feature for converting
    native probe files to Probe Image format.
  - Updated builds of wxWidgets libraries to use latest compiler libraries

Version 1.3.5 - 29-Nov-17
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Bug Fixes
  - Removed spot mode and probe scan mode settings from the JEOL demo column
    settings.

Version 1.3.4 - 19-Nov-17
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New Feaures
  - JEOL 8900 stage scans options for using setting the spot mode and probe scan
    during stage scans have been removed from the UI and are now handled
   automatically by PI.

Version 1.3.3 - 12-Nov-17
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New Features
  - Updated to the lastest version of the Image Converter feature for converting
    native probe files to Probe Image format.

Version 1.3.2 - 20-Aug-17
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New Features
  - Updated to the lastest version of the Image Converter feature for converting
    native probe files to Probe Image format.
  - Added the Ln, Lg, Lv, Ll, Mg, Mz x-ray lines to the list of x-ray lines in the
    setup dialog
 
Bug Fixes
  - Updated installer to use latest c-language runtime
  - Updated build of the GUI libraries to work with latest c-language runtime

Version 1.3.1 - 13-Aug-17
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New Features
  - Updated to the lastest version of the Image Converter feature for converting
    native probe files to Probe Image format.
  - Added additional error checking to the number of spectros when restoring
    values from the INI file

Bug Fixes
  - Changed image acquisition loop to set PHA after setting crystal (this avoids
    a problem on Cameca probes where the probe will set the PHA after a crystal
   change)

Version 1.3.0 - 16-Jul-17
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New Features
  - Includes new Image Converter feature for converting native probe files
    to Probe Image format.
  - Added a delete all option to the scan setup dialog.
  - Migrated tool chain to Visual Studio 2017 (version 15) and wxWidgets
    version 3.1.0

Bug Fixes
  - A problem with 2-point scans being re-adjusted to probe capabilities (pixel
    size, scan size, XY coordinates) multiple times has been fixed.
 
Version 1.2.6 - 25-Apr-17
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Bug Fixes
  - A change to the JEOL 8900 Set/Get magnification routines that made sure
    that probe scan was enabled first has been removed and the functions
    returned to the way they operated in version 1.2.4. This is for the JEOL
    8900 only.

Version 1.2.5 - 19-Jan-17
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New Features
  - Updated the "Use Current Column Conditions" behavior on JEOL probes
    per user requests.

Bug Fixes
  - The "Read All" button on the scan acquisition dialog has been relabled
    "Read X,Y,Z" and no longer reads column information, just stage positions.
 

Version 1.2.4 - 20-Sep-16
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New Features
  - On JEOL 8200/8500/8900 probes you can now disable spot mode for
    stage scans from the column conditions tab of the scan acquisition
    dialog.
  - Moved the probe scan selection checkbox from the probe setup dialog
    to the scan acquisition dialog's column condition panel (similar to
    spot mode), giving the user finer-grained control of this setting.
    JEOL probes only.

Bug Fixes
  - Fix for UL/UR corner stage scan z position flipped.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 01:52:18 pm »
John,
How often should one update the Matrix COM server? Should it be down loaded each time I download and update Probe Image?

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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 03:01:53 pm »
John,
How often should one update the Matrix COM server? Should it be down loaded each time I download and update Probe Image?
The Matrix COM server interface is used for certain configuration information and is pretty static these days.  So I wouldn't worry, but updating it will not hurt.

If I do make a change requiring an update to Matrix, I will post it to the forum very visibly!
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.1.6.1931
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 12:07:22 am »
Probe Image no longer utilizes the Matrix COM interface. The instrument crystal configuration is now read from the Scalers.dat file in the Probe for EPMA app folder as seen here in the Probe Image Probe Setup dialog:



If you would like to discuss the Matrix COM server itself, for use in accessing all CalcZAF matrix correction physics models, including Penepma derived polynomial alpha factors, please see this board:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?board=8.0
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.2.2.1984
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 01:56:10 am »
Hi All,

just a note to backup your probe epma directory when installing probe iamge 1.2.2.1984. I installed it last week and it deleted probewin.elm, probewin.pha and scalers.dat files. Fortunatly following one of John's earlier v11 posts i had backed up the Probe for Epma directory and was able to copy them back in.

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 07:57:32 am »
Hi All,

just a note to backup your probe epma directory when installing probe iamge 1.2.2.1984. I installed it last week and it deleted probewin.elm, probewin.pha and scalers.dat files. Fortunatly following one of John's earlier v11 posts i had backed up the Probe for Epma directory and was able to copy them back in.

Ben

Hi Ben,
I don't think it deleted them, it just didn't find them in the folder it was expecting them in.  Remember PFE moves those files in the old PFE folder to the new PFE folder: C:\ProgramData\Probe Software\Probe for EPMA.

In Probe Image, if you check your Default Paths section under the Setup | Probe Image Setup menu dialog, you should change the .ELM, .PHA and SCALERS.DAT paths to:

C:\ProgramData\Probe Software\Probe for EPMA.

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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.2.2.1984
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 05:13:02 am »
Hi John,

I understand now you've split the program into two parts part of which goes in program files directory and part of which goes in program data directory - so for these files it now needs to look in program data directory.

Thanks

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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.2.2.1984
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 08:44:34 am »
Hi John,

I understand now you've split the program into two parts part of which goes in program files directory and part of which goes in program data directory - so for these files it now needs to look in program data directory.

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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.2.2.1984
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2015, 01:54:59 pm »
I note that PI has some bugs when using Concatenate Image | Mosaic. (GRD files)

I have a 3x3 grid of images. If I add the first 3 images in X direction (0,0) (1,0) (2,0)  PI will mosaic the images. If I add the second row (0,1) (1,1) (2,1) and try to mosaic the 2x3 grid, PI will stop working with message "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly" etc.

I thought I had read that this was fixed, but since this is version 1.2.2.1984, doublethink will be applied.

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2015, 02:24:04 pm »
I note that PI has some bugs when using Concatenate Image | Mosaic. (GRD files)

I have a 3x3 grid of images. If I add the first 3 images in X direction (0,0) (1,0) (2,0)  PI will mosaic the images. If I add the second row (0,1) (1,1) (2,1) and try to mosaic the 2x3 grid, PI will stop working with message "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly" etc.

I thought I had read that this was fixed, but since this is version 1.2.2.1984, doublethink will be applied.

Gareth

Hi Gareth,
I thought so too. 

Can you send Brian the images as a ZIP and cc me also?

In the meantime just use Surfer to concatenate them...
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.2.2.1984
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2015, 04:56:43 pm »
Hi John
Can PI be updated to include the pixel dimension used in a run to the information on beam I, dwell time and etc. I can get at this the long way around, but as we are specifying this during the run set up, it would be good to have this attribute added to the information.
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2015, 05:04:39 pm »
Hi John
Can PI be updated to include the pixel dimension used in a run to the information on beam I, dwell time and etc. I can get at this the long way around, but as we are specifying this during the run set up, it would be good to have this attribute added to the information.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.2.3.2010
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2016, 10:00:27 pm »
The latest version of Probe Image now allows the user to specify beam current (in addition to keV and beam size) for each x-ray map acquisition sample for Cameca SX100/SXFive and JEOL 8230/8530 instruments.



Thanks to Philippe Pinard for his 8230/8530 help on this.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.3.5.2115
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 10:23:15 am »
The latest Probe Image has improved code and a simpler GUI for setting the beam mode for JEOL 8900 instruments.

Download from here:

http://probesoftware.com/Update.html

If you need assistance please contact Probe Software.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe Image v. 1.3.6.2132
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2019, 10:05:55 am »
Hi all,

Glenn Poirier and Gareth Seward have been working with Brian Gaynor testing the new crystal flipping code in Probe Image and it all seems to work now. This update should only affect JEOL 8230/8530 and Cameca users with large area crystals, that need to flip crystals before or during x-ray map acquisition in Probe Image.

Yes, normally one should probably not flip crystals just prior to acquiring quantitative x-ray maps, but it could happen, so we wanted to get that fixed.

Basically we needed to add a delay between sending the flip crystal command and when we start checking the crystal flip status for the new JEOL instruments, and for Cameca instruments, we didn't have the correct indexing for large area crystals (yes- it's different!).  It's always worked in PFE, but somehow we overlooked that in PI.

If you have Probe Image please feel free to download this latest installer using the download link here:

https://probesoftware.com/ftp/PI-Update.zip

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