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Opticks is similar to commercial tools like ERDAS IMAGINE, RemoteView, ENVI, or SOCET GXP. Unlike other competing tools, you can add capability to Opticks by creating extensions. It supports the following file formats: NITF 2.0/2.1, GeoTIFF, ENVI, ASPAM/PAR, CGM, DTED, Generic RAW, ESRI Shapefile, HDF5, AVI, MPEG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP. It can zoom, pan, or rotate spatially large datasets. It can quickly layer GIS features, annotations, results, and other information over your data to provide context. It has many image display controls such as colormap, histogram, transparency, etc. Support for datasets larger than four gigabytes. Analysts can quickly combine steps using graphical wizards. Support for processing data in its native interleave of BIP, BSQ, or BIL. Extensions can add new processing algorithms, file formats, visualizations of the data, or data types.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Apr 2013 20:34

    Release Notes: This release is binary incompatible with any 4.10.X release. Any extensions built for 4.10.X will need to be re-built. There are some new features and bugfixes.

    •  16 Oct 2012 15:38

      Release Notes: This release is intended to replace 4.9.1 as the recommended release.

      •  11 May 2012 18:13

        Release Notes: This release adds many new features, including the ability to associate units with individual signatures and to change display defaults for geocoordinate types as well as latitude/longitude display formats. This version also adds better on-disk read-only support for HDF5 files with BSQ interleave. Numerous bugs have been fixed.

        •  20 Jan 2012 17:27

          Release Notes: This version adds many new features, including the ability to link views with a single click as well as a keyboard shortcut. This version also adds progress reporting to the Windows 7 task bar. Numerous bugs were also fixed.

          •  22 Jun 2011 16:45

            Release Notes: A number of bugfixes, along with new NITF TRE parsing for SENSRB and ENGRDA. Also provides updates to the metadata viewer, IGM Georeference, Wavelength Text Exporter, and PCA.


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