Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.7, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.7, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There are bug fixes and enhancements in this release.

Bug fix: Eliminated the redundant header line in the output photometry file that occurs for automatic source-list processing when maximumNumThreads=1 (this was thought to be fixed in the previous version, but the fix was incomplete).

Added the capability of optional 3×3, 5×5, or 7×7 median filtering to coarse gridpoints in local non-annulus sky-background estimation (new user preference called “localNonAnnulusSkyBackgroundFilterType”).

Renamed (previously badly named) user preferences “localNonAnnulusSkyBackgroundSourceGridSize” and “localNonAnnulusSkyBackgroundSourceWindowSize” to simply “localNonAnnulusSkyBackgroundGridSize” and “localNonAnnulusSkyBackgroundWindowSize”, respectively.

Added new -b option to the batch-mode command, so that a non-default path and filename for the local non-annulus sky background can be specified.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.6, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.6, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There are bug fixes and enhancements in this release.

Modified the source-list tool to keep the source numbering in the output photometry file consistent with the input source list for automatic source-list processing when maximumNumThreads=1 (this already has been implemented for maximumNumThreads>1). This change is necessary to handle cases where input sources may not be in the input image, even though the processing is input-list sequential for maximumNumThreads=1. Also, eliminated the redundant header line in the output photometry file that occurs for automatic source-list processing when maximumNumThreads=1. Thanks to Santiago Serrano for reporting these issues.

Added function getFluxFormatDescriptor to the FormatUtilities class to handle only formatting the flux and flux-uncertainty values written to the output photometry file (APT.tbl by default).

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.5, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.5, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There are bug fixes in this release.

Modified the software to catch a HeadlessException when getting the splash screen. Thanks to Santiago Serrano for apprising me of this problem.

Modified the non-scientific-notation format of the flux and flux uncertainty written to the output photometry file (APT.tbl by default) to always have 6 digits of precision. Thanks to Kym Hill for finding this problem.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.4, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.4, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There is a Windows bug fix in this release.

Fixed a bug that was preventing the embedded images from being displayed in the software documentation included in the package (which is access via the “About & Help” button).

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.3, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.3, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There are bug fixes in this release.

Fixed a bug in the code that writes the non-sky-annulus local background image from sky Model F to a FITS file (needed to explicitly set BITPIX = -32).

Made it so the color-table panel is not displayed with running APT in the batch mode with the source-list tool.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.2, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.2, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There is a bug fix in this release, as well as enhancements.

Modified to catch IllegalComponentStateException at edu.caltech.ipac.apt.APT.actionPerformed(APT.java:1537), which results when the “Save Preferences” menu option is selected and the “Color-Table Levels” window is closed. Thanks again to Kym Hill for helping to diagnose this problem.

Added option to the “Preferences” menu for dynamically selecting the GUI size (full or compact). Now, environment variable APT_COMPACT only controls the GUI size only when “compactFlag” is missing from the user-preferences file. Also, made it so the GUI size specified in the user-preferences file is only used when “compactFlag=false”.

Removed extraneous code.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.1, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.1, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There is a bug fix in this release.

Modified to catch IllegalComponentStateException at ControlJFrame.displayColorTablePanelDetached(ControlJFrame.java:5983), which results when APT.bat is executed with the -i option on the command line. Thanks to Kym Hill for reporting this problem.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.0, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.5.0, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There are enhancements in this release.

Improved the layouts of the control panels for scatter and histogram plots. Modified the scatter and histogram plotting to allow multiple data series.

Added new capabilities for generating pie charts, bar charts, and density (2-D histogram) plots.

Improved the layout of the thumbnail-image control panel, including the addition of a “Close Window” button.

Upgraded the “rainbow” color table to have improved eye discrimination among shades of green.

Added new “terrain”, “heat”, “circus”, and “liberty” color tables for false-color image display (the latter is just in time for July 4th!).

Corrected the code for proper interactions between the “Color-Table Toggle” button and the display mode & level type that are selected in the “Preferences” menu.

Modified the color-table panel to pop up when a new image is loaded, and to save its screen location in the user preferences.

Wrapped the radial-profile plot in a scroll pane, in order to prevent the plot from becoming very tiny, which sometimes happens for users with small computer screens.

Increased the stroke width of the aperture overlay on the main image-viewing panel by 25% for greater visibility.

Reorganized the controls on the “Source-List Tool” panel. Disabled all buttons on the “Source-List Tool” panel during automatic source-list processing.

Did some restructuring to simplify the code base.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.9, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.9, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There are minor bug fixes and enhancements in this release.

Fixed quantization errors in data-to-color assignments for the displayed image.

Augmented the software with the new capabiliby of zooming in on the image displayed on the main GUI panel.

Added package statements to all Java source-code files (finally!).

Developed an ant build script to streamline building and packaging.

Modified the scroll-bar policy to have the scrolls bars always appear.

Added a custom crosshair cursor, so that the cursor’s hot spot can be fine-tuned (works on Macs only).

Added a new “Find Aperture” button to reposition the image scroll bars so that the overlaid source is centered.

Modified the software to propapgate the (R.A., Dec.) of the aperture to the constructor of the “Position Locator” panel.

Fixed an indexing bug in the image exporter that was causing a single row and column of pixels through the image center to be skipped.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.7, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.7, is now available:

http://www.aperturephotometry.org/aptool/download/

There are bug fixes in this release.

Minor bug fix: On the “Export Photometry to CSV File…” panel, grayed out the “Include FITS header in CSV File?” checkbox if an image is not open.

Minor bug fix: In the main class, eliminated many unnecessary class attributes by localizing their scope.

Solved the long-standing annoying Mac behavior of resultant grayed-out menu-bar items after changing certain settings in the “Preferences” menu.

Mac users, in case there is difficulty installing APT, please see this note for helpful information.

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