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Imaris 8.1 Release Notes

Welcome to the Imaris 8.1 release notes. Please have a look to the overview of Imaris Release notes for information about prior released features and fixed bugs.

Version Date: May 20, 2015.

Imaris Main Menu

Imaris Main Menu is back! In Imaris8.0 we had removed the main menu and we received a lot of criticism for that. Now it is back again.

Imaris Administrator

ImarisAdmin is a new tool to configure Imaris licenses and preferences for all users on a system. What was previously LicenseAdmin is renamed to ImarisAdmin and now additionally has the functionality to configure graphics memory usage, RAM usage, number of threads and any other preferences of Imaris. Essential for multi-user systems is that this configuration can now be done for all users of a system at once.

Vantage: Vantage1D

Vantage1D is a new tool to visualize univariate statistics for one or more groups. It displays boxplots and scatterplots and facilitates easy comparison of distributions from different groups by displaying the plots next to each other.

The Filter tab of Vantage1D lets users interactively select subsets of samples to be displayed in order to explore the univariate statistics of those subsets and e.g. see if the shape of control and treated is markedly different for the large cells in particular.

Arena Storage Functionality

Imaris8.1 provides more flexible storage options for Arena data.

Vantage Statistics Trackback

To find the object from which a statistics value originates we have introduced:

Arena Improvements



ImarisFileConverter is a great tool to convert files of almost any microscopy format to IMS format for fast visualization in Imaris. It has received two significant updates:

86 bugs fixed in Imaris 8.1.0
6102 Implement Consistent Button Naming
8013 Pressing the 'Reset' button adjusts the Camera Offset Voxels
7872 Initial size of open dialog box is quite small
8491 Zoom drop down does not zoom to selected factor
8423 Memory usage spike when exporting Statisticscs from a large batched collection
8479 Channel selection in Filament creation parameters(autopath) not saved properly when saving to Arena
8501 Opening 'empty' CZI files will crash Imaris
8289 Datasets with multiple files are referenced for every single file again
8333 Thumbnail generation fails if calculation takes longer than 1 minute
8396 Files on network server cannot be opened in Arena View
8422 User can not add more than 1000 files to arena view
8455 Arena View not responding after network password change
8663 ImarisDataService doesn't allow multiple connections to same resource
8002 Stuck in Fullscreen
8339 Drag&drop mouse pointer symbol invisible in 'Native Theme'
8368 Moving a file and a group to that same group causes both to disappear in Arena
8545 Memory Usage Spike when loading a large batched collection of cells in Vantage
7972 User is not notified in case a folder/image already exists. Only logged to log file
7971 Ctrl+1(-7) allows switching to different viewers from within resource view
7995 Imaris image import hangs when adding an Prairie file - timeout doesn't work
8390 "Resampling open" with CZI / OIF file (hard) crashes Imaris
7982 'Add to Batch' button visible if exporting an image from surpass
8433 Imaris stops responding when working on folders that contain a large amount of images
7572 Batch job not executed on Ellisman
8405 Batch failure on surface tracking dataset
8346 When batch fails on a dataset the status of batch jobs which complete afterwards is not updated
8431 Batch fails with filename too long
8492 Changing data type (hard) crashes Imaris when switching to coloc afterwards
8358 Mac and Win versions in Reference manual
8095 Adding Paths Much Slower (up to 35x ) than 7.6.5
8370 Crash when stored creation parameters are used
8638 Filament segment selection doesn't update the stats tab when more than 1 Filament exists
6971 Preserve Edges ON and OFF have different size defaults
8326 Imaris crashs when switching from Color Tab to Setting Tab of Filaments
8340 Cannot resample open a dataset with less channels
8418 Resampling Time when opening Tiff series, Lif file, or Czi file never loads the time-lapse
8460 Imaris could not correctly load vsi file
7652 Wavelength not read from CZI file
8179 Time series only saves one image with BMP-series export
7098 MetaMorph .TIF and .ND files meta data read incorrectly
7192 The 'read only one time point' checkbox doesn't show that it is checked until the user clicks in the Open popup
7823 Crash when Imaris tries to open PrairieView 5.2 files (release in July 2014)
8456 When a tiff time series is missing a slice backgroundLoad will freeze during image open
8193 Event log can not be closed by clicking the "x" on the window
7163 Output format change is not applied to earlier added datasets
7371 Allow concatenating czi and lsm files, much like handling TIFF and BMP file series
7617 Color scale bar (for Statisticscs coding) fails to be hidden if the entire subfolder is hidden
7641 Path to Python Application should state "Python 2.7"
8404 X-axis label for time-plot panel is black on dark theme
8467 Duplicate Measurement Points non functional
8210 Export option opens Save as window
7989 Set Equidistant time does not allow for nanosecond precision
8510 When Z size is 1 the voxel size defaults to 1
8357 Arena view is not accessible immediately after restart of windows
8517 Imaris Splash Screen ugly border on Windows
8518 Splash Screen is always visible
8520 Dark Theme Issue: Separation Lines are not visible
8542 Fix Stylesheet for GroupBoxes
8543 Add Stylesheet for native Toolboxes
7357 'Edit - Delete Slices' does not work for multiple entries if a comma and space used
8516 Installing a patch release will remove older patch version
8409 UnInstallationtion of former 8 version disables Arena in later Imaris versions
8544 Repair from installer does not add the services required for arena
6935 Proper System Parameter Handling for Imaris Installationtion
8531 With Coloc licence inactive the Coloc icon is still active
8417 Opt-in License dialog does not allow to select licenses already in use by same user/host
7032 Animation and Snapshot buttons can both be active at the same time.
8540 "Settings" button in "Animation" lands in "System" preferences
8030 Spots Edit Tab is truncated
7810 Spots ellipsoid shape not preserved when loaded
8096 Filaments: Statisticscs > Detailed > Average Values: Point (Pt) stats are lacking sub-type labels
8412 Data values are truncated in 'export data for plotting'
8413 Imaris crash when you turn off a single "X Y or Z" Statisticsc from vector stats or position
8506 'Cursor intersects with' message is cut off in Draw Surfaces
7933 The autoregression expert mode setting is wrongly displayed in Parameter
8594 'Store' does not update upon changing time values via 'Set Equidistant Time Point'
8034 Resource View is visible when switching between Surpass and other viewers (Slice, Coloc)
8400 Vantage is disabled when images are loaded from the 3D View->Recent File list
8616 Store currently active Surpass and Vantage view
7416 Imaris::IImageProcessing::TrackSpotsAutoregressiveMotion is returning empty Spots
7554 XT Project to 2D does not update frame immediately
8438 XT ClippingPlane SetOrientationAxisAngle does not work correctly
7846 XTensions do not trigger recalculation of intensity Statisticscs

Imaris 8.1.1

Version Date: May 21, 2015

2 bugs fixed in Imaris 8.1.1
8693 Image Selection broken from Arena -> Add Image
8732 Cannot add Nodelocked License in Imaris Administrator

Imaris 8.1.2

Version Date: June 04, 2015

6 bugs fixed in Imaris 8.1.2
8682 General Imaris on mac crashes at startup
8753 Arena Store/StoreAs crashes (Imaris 8.1.0 not compatible with 8.0.0 Datastorage Path format)
8723 Arena Bisque is not restarted when changing the Data Storage Path in Imaris Administrator
8689 Sur Cells Quality filter for vesicle detection in Cell does not update when changing threshold
8683 Sur Spots Batch spots does not ellipsoid detection
8740 Documentation Programming Interface folder is empty