July 22, 2009 - Oxygen Microscope software version 2.5 is available for download.

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  1. New context based interface for creating inclusions
    1. Example of working with new context based interface. Creating a new inclusion
    2. Tools for creating inclusions contours are available in Scene
  2. Inclusion selection tool
  3. Small interface improvements
    1. Inclusion numbering for every type of inclusions
    2. Different names for different types of cracks, flat and curved
    3. Changing status for several inclusions and deleting several
      inclusions are available in the inclusion list
    4. Search inclusions panel for cracks
    5. Adding precise contour into deep points without switching between Microscope camera and Photo view mode
    6. Creating a Deep point or its precise contour by mouse click in
      Scene in place where you want to create it
    7. Changing photo sets of HR photos without changing number of photos
    8. Effects
    9. Auto Exposure
  4. New type of inclusions Cloud
  5. Creating Hole by photos from Helium Rough
  6. New Blind method for creating Cracks
  7. HDR photorealistic diamond and inclusions visualization
  8. Autosave file option

1. New context based interface for creating inclusions

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New context based interface is available for creating inclusions. The new interface allows to make and modify inclusions faster, clearly and comfortable. The principle and method of creating inclusion are still the same.

The small example below shows how new context based interface can be used.

For detailed description of creating different types of inclusions please read section 4. Creating Inclusions in the Oxygen Microscope with the New Context Based Interface in the Oxygen Microscope Documentation (PDF)

1.1 Example of working with new context based interface.
Creating a new inclusion

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To create new inclusion and make first contour:

The buttons Done, Add and Delete are not available any more in the Inclusions panel. All these options are accessible in context menu now:

To create second contour:

The new 3D inclusion is ready. See it in the 3D model view:

1.2 Tools for creating inclusions contours are available in Scene

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Now creating inclusions contours is available in Scene – in the main window of the program, instead of creating it in the separate window. The new feature allows to make and edit contours more fast and comfortable.

There are three contour creating tools: Magic Wand, Marker and Polygon.

Note. Right mouse button click in previous versions of Oxygen is now replaced with right + left mouse button click. To make an action, press and hold right button, then press left mouse button.

Magic Wand tool

  1. While creating a contour right click mouse on Scene and select Magic Wand tool in context menu:
  2. Draw some line inside inclusion area with left mouse button, for example from right upper corner to left bottom corner
  3. The contour will be completed automatically:
  4. To precise contour draw with right+left mouse buttons to indicate non-inclusion
    area. Draw with left mouse button to indicate inclusion area
  5. To complete creating contour select Finish in context menu:

Marker Tool

  1. Right click mouse on Scene and select Marker tool in context menu:
  2. Draw with left mouse button; Press and hold right mouse button and press left mouse button to erase the selection
  3. To complete creating contour select Finish in context menu:

Note. Marker tool size can be changed with keys [ and ] (square brackets) on
keyboard

Polygon tool

  1. Right click mouse on Scene and select Polygon in context menu
  2. Add points with left mouse button, Press and hold right mouse button and press left mouse button to remove points
  3. Use left mouse button double click to enclose contour
  4. To perform enclosed contour insert points to the nearest side with left mouse click
  5. To complete creating contour select Finish in context menu:

Note. There are several methods to finish creating contour: Just begin to make a new action like add contour, add new inclusion, select another inclusion and so on or switch to Microscope or Model view mode. The contour will be enclosed and finished automatically (in case the contour is correct and has no self intersections).
To cancel creating contour select Cancel in context menu

2. Inclusion selection tool

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New Inclusion selection tool allows to select inclusions in Scene, change its clarity and status.

To activate new tool press button on the top panel. To deactivate it press button

To change properties of Inclusion:

Also it is possible to use Inclusion selection tool in 2D mode by the same way.

Note. If mouse put over an inclusion it will be highlighted by yellow transparent color

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