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.

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.6, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.6, is now available:

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

There are enhancements in this release.

Added one more digit of precision to the decimal representation of (RA, Dec), in order to accommodate projects with high astrometric accuracy.

Modified the software to explicitly load an aperture correction of unity when “Manually Set Aperture Correction” is the aperture-correction mode selected in the user preferences.

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

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.5, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.5, is now available:

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

There are enhancements and bug fixes in this release.

Increased the maximum allowed aperture radius from 200 to 1000 (you have to key in the larger value into the text fields, as the sliders encourage values less than or equal to 200). Large apertures compute very slowly (this part is not yet multi-threaded), and the software appears to hang. But if you are patient and wait long enough, the computation will finish and return control to the GUI. You can speed it up somewhat by selecting the largest calculation step size in the Preferences menu.

Minor bug fix: Added function call to make the “Recompute Photometry” button’s text turn the color red when “Aperture-Correction Mode” in the Preferences menu is selected.

Bug fix: The default source-list filename failed to load into the “Source-List Tool” panel when “Enable Automatic Source-List Creation With Inputs From Saved Preferences or Default Values” in the Preferences menu is selected, and the option to compute the aperture corrections now is selected — this thread-concurrency problem is now fixed.

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

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.4, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.4, is now available:

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

There are minor bug fixes in this release.

Minor bug fix: Modified the software to be able to read in real keyword values that are enclosed in single quotes.

Minor bug fix: Modified the position-locator tool to load the image of the located aperture position into the elliptical-aperture-attributes panel, so that the located position can be visualized there for purposes of aperture resizing and reshaping.

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

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.2, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.2, is now available:

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

There is an enhancement in this release.

Modified the FITS-image reader to handle FITS images with no white space between keyword values and forward slash of keyword comment. Thus, the software now handles FITS files with world-coordinate systems generated by SBIG’s CCDSoft program. Thanks to Adam Rengstorf for bringing this to light.

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

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.1, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.1, is now available:

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

There is a minor bug fix in this release.

Minor bug fix: Added the input parameters for source-list creation to the subroutine that initializes the installed default values, which was preventing source-list creation in the batch mode when preferences were not saved. Thanks to Oliver King for finding this problem.

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

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.0, Available Now!

Aperture Photometry Tool, v. 2.4.0, is now available:

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

There are enhancements and a minor bug fix in this release.

Added a check box to the “Source-List Tool” panel to optionally overlay small circles on the image in the main image-viewing panel that correspond to source-list positions. Also, added a user-preferences option under “Set Image-Display Attributes > Overlay Color” to change the overlay color; the default overlay color is green. The source overlays will be displayed as long as the “Source-List Tool” panel has not been either reopened with the “Source List” button or closed with the “Close Window” button and the aforementioned box is checked.

Minor bug fix: Updated APT.csh and APT.bat to handle up to 10 input arguments for full batch-mode control (this was an oversight in the previous version).

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

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