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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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.
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.
A number of new methods of zooming, panning, and adjusting stretch were added to the histogram plot. A new band binning algorithm was added. The ability to georeference images using an IGM file was added. This is the first release of Opticks built using Visual Studio 2010, allowing plug-in developers to also use Visual Studio 2010. A number of convenience functions were added to DataAccessor to simplify algorithm development. A number of smaller enhancements and bugfixes are also included.
The capability to subset by bands has been added to the Image Chipping Window and Preview. The capability to automatically georeference an image as it is imported has been added. You can now display a histogram plot and corresponding statistics for any given AOI over a user defined set of bands. The Scripting Window has been redesigned and now supports displaying output and error text during command execution. In addition, multiple lines can be pasted and executed, and drag and drop support for scripts has been added. A number of smaller enhancements and bug fixes are also included.
This release included bugfixes and a couple of noteworthy new features, including improved performance when loading files, the ability to disable banners in the views, and a new importer that loads spectral signatures from the freely available ASTER Spectral Library.