Saturday, September 03, 2005

Version 1.3.1

Midnight Mars Browser 1.3.1 is now available. Here's what's new:

- Support for adjusting brightness of raw images and color balance for false-color images based on metadata.
- Faster metadata downloads for first-time users. Metadata is downloaded in a "package" file if the {mmbhomedir}/metadata/downloaded directory does not exist yet.
- Metadata is now updated before image updates, so that images can be generated using updated metadata.
- To reduce menu clutter, some of the more advanced commands, mainly those used for authoring metadata, are now invisible until you enable them. To enable the advanced options, open the Preferences dialog and check the "Advanced mode" checkbox, then restart the program.
- "Half-resolution", "thumbnail resolution" commands in Panorama.
- Pancam raw image filter selection in Panorama selection dialog.
- Support for fixing false-color image mismatches through metadata.
- Miscellaneous bug fixes, small feature additions.
- Made the program Donationware, donations to go to the American Red Cross.

And a reminder, 1.3.0 added support for Radiometrically Calibrated Color Images by Daniel Crotty:

Opportunity Sol 96-100 - An Early View of Endurance Crater

Spirit Sol 317-325 Calibrated Color Panorama

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