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History of changes

Neat Image v7 plug-in for Aperture

Version 7.6

  • Improved compatibility with the latest versions of Aperture

  • Improved support for new Mac OS X 10.10

  • Improved tolerance to corrupted EXIF metadata

  • Improved compatibility with EXIF metadata of Apple devices

  • Added support for some new AMD GPUs based on Pitcairn, Tahiti and Hawaii chip series, for example, R9 270, R9 280, R9 290 etc.

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 7.5

  • Added support for new Mac OS X 10.9

  • Added support for new AMD GPUs: FirePro D300/D500/D700

  • Improved support for AMD GPUs conforming to the Graphics Core Next Architecture

  • Improved plug-in installer

    • Checking CUDA driver during installation
    • Checking for running copies of host applications
  • Improved metadata (EXIF) compatibility with the latest Nikon, Canon and Pentax cameras

  • Improved tolerance to corrupted EXIF metadata

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 7.4

  • Added support for new Mac-compatible GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7950 Mac

  • Added support for new NVIDIA GPUs with CUDA Compute Capability 3.5
    (such as GeForce GTX Titan and Tesla K20)

  • Improved Navigator panel (adjustable in menu Tools > Navigator)

  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.8

  • Plug-in could crash when using multiple OpenCL GPUs on MacPro, fixed

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 7.3

  • Added support for AMD/ATI GPUs through OpenCL
    (GPU acceleration is now possible with both NVidia and AMD/ATI cards)

    The following AMD/ATI GPUs are supported:

    • ATI Radeon HD 5770/5870;
    • AMD Radeon HD 6750M/6770M/6970M;
    • Some other models of AMD/ATI cards (please directly try the app or contact support to verify)
  • New Navigator panel to quickly locate image areas using a thumbnail display

  • Minor corrections in the reduced brightness color theme

  • Improved support for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

  • More accurate GPU speed measurements (in Optimize and Benchmark)

  • Improved tolerance to corrupted image metadata

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 7.2

  • Updated to CUDA 4.2 (Compute Capability 3.x):

    • GTX 680, 690 and newer GPUs are supported
    • improved performance of GPU filtration
  • Additional optimizations of filters for multi-core CPUs and GPUs

  • Color themes: normal and reduced brightness options, in Preferences

  • Several cosmetic corrections in GUI

  • Improved tolerance to corrupted image metadata

  • Several bugs have been fixed

Version 7.1

  • Additional performance optimizations (5-10% faster processing)

  • Improved support for new CUDA-capable GPUs (Compute Capability 2.x)

  • Improved GPU detection and error handling

  • Updated to new version of CUDA 4

  • Improved behaviour of Neat Image viewer with Apple Magic Mouse

  • Internal viewer can now preview larger areas

  • Improved fault-tolerance to corrupted EXIF metadata

  • Several minor bugs fixed

Version 7.0

Performance improvements: the first GPU-accelerated version of Neat Image standalone
  • CUDA support: faster noise reduction using modern CUDA-compatible GPUs (on Intel Macs)
    For example, on NVidia GTX 470 Neat Image is about x2.5 faster than on Intel i7 and x3-x7 faster than on Intel i5 or Core2 Duo

  • Multiple GPU support: Neat Image works even faster with two or more CUDA GPUs

  • CPUs and GPUs working together: Neat Image can use CPUs and GPUs at the same time for even faster processing

  • Automated optimization of performance settings for multi-core, multi-CPU and multi-GPU systems

    • Built-in performance optimizer in Neat Image Preferences
    • Built-in benchmark to measure image processing speed on specific hardware
More improvements
  • Smart Profile: automatically uses two different profiling methods and selects the better resulting profile for more accurate noise reduction

  • Improved metadata (EXIF) compatibility with the latest Nikon cameras:
    D7000, D3100, P500, P300, P7000, S8100, etc.

Version 6.2

  • Added 64-bit compatibility with Aperture 3 (version 6.1 was already compatible with Aperture 3 in 32-bit mode)

  • Improved compatibility with OSX 10.6

  • Improved metadata (EXIF) compatibility with the latest Nikon cameras: D3S, D3X, D300S, D3000, D5000, etc.

  • New image viewer modes are added

  • Many improvements in GUI

  • Additional performance optimizations

  • Several minor bugs and incompatibilities are fixed

Version 6.1

  • Graphical noise profile equalizer is now available in Advanced mode

  • Manual fine-tuning of noise profile is now also available

  • Improved image viewer:

    • Several alternative viewer modes are now available
    • Adjustable viewer brightness to make noise in very dark or very bright areas more visible
    • Preview is automatically prepared and updated, either in the whole visible image area or in manually-selected image area
  • Built-in Calibration Target is now available in plug-in

  • Improved metadata (EXIF) compatibility with the latest Nikon cameras

  • Several minor bugs are fixed

Version 6.0

  • First release of a new product: Neat Image plug-in for Aperture (Mac)