27.04.2020 - RasterStitch 4.00.
The code for searching and matching reference points has been optimized.
Fixed bug when printing from the program.
From now only 64 bit version will be available.
14.08.2018 - Vextractor 7.20.
Arcs and circles recognition algorithm was speeded up.
27.04.2017 - Vextractor 7.10.
Some interface improvements.
13.03.2017 - Vextractor 7.00.
Enhanced GeoTIFF support.
Many algorithms was speeded up.
07.09.2016 - Vextractor 6.92.
Fixed bug with resolution in JPEG.
XYZ vector format: sequential numbering of items.
24.08.2016 - RasterStitch 3.90.
Only for x64: Increased the maximum size of the processed image (from 2 GB to 4 GB in RAM).
11.08.2016 - RasterStitch 3.81.
Fixed bug with DPI in JPEG.
13.04.2016 - Vextractor 6.91.
17.03.2016 - RasterStitch Panorama 3.80.
New option: You can select the type of projection: spherical, cylindrical or plane.
Increased the size of the thumbnails.
21.01.2016 - Vextractor 6.90.
Output to AutoCAD DXF was changed. Now you can choose between output to DXF R15 or
in older DXF versions R11/R12.
20.08.2015 - RasterStitch 3.70.
Added print support.
The vertical stitching mode now have a vertical "binocular" microscope.
25.07.2015 - Vextractor 6.80.
Arcs and circles recognition algorithm was speeded up.
15.06.2015 - Vextractor 6.70.
Arcs and circles recognition was improved.
31.03.2015 - Vextractor 6.61.
Fixed bug in command line processing.
20.03.2015 - Vextractor Lite 1.30.
Added output to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format.
16.01.2015 - Vextractor Lite 1.20.
Now you can choose a different sets of predefined
parameters for various types of processing.
And you can make optimal parameters preset for your image type.
02.01.2015 - Vextractor 6.60.
Added more raster transformations in Batch processing mode.
01.12.2014 - Vextractor Lite 1.10.
Added output to Scalable Vector Graphics format.
A raster image import from Clipbord.
Option for polyline's nodes visualization.
31.10.2014 - Vextractor Lite 1.00.
The first release of new easy-to-use auto-tracing utility.
22.09.2014 - RasterStitch 3.60.
Added new stitching mode: simple side-by-side image stitching.
Fixed bug with JPEG 2000 read-write support.
14.09.2014 - Vextractor 6.50.
Saving images in JPEG.
06.06.2014 - Vextractor 6.43.
Improved compatibility with Windows 8/8.1.
24.03.2014 - RasterStitch 3.51.
Fixed bug with image rotation.
20.01.2014 - RasterStitch 3.50.
Added option for acquiring images from a scanner.
03.01.2014 - Vextractor 6.42.
Fixed bug in TWAIN scanner suppot.
12.12.2013 - Vextractor 6.41.
Fixed some bugs in vector editor.
02.11.2013 - Vextractor 6.40.
Now output to DXF format have a splines support.
09.08.2013 - RasterStitch 3.40.
Added option to make a transparent background for stitched images.
06.06.2013 - Vextractor 6.31.
Bugs fix release.
19.05.2013 - Vextractor 6.30.
New options for SVG vector format. Now polygones output has two topology modes: stacking polygones
or tile polygones. In stacking mode polygones will be written in pyramidal stack (without holes), the small
overlapping polygones over the large polygones. In the tile mode the polygone,
overlapped by small ones, will be written with the appropiate holes in the body.
20.02.2013 - RasterStitch Panorama 3.30.
The program was splitted on two separate branches: precise image stitching and panorama creation tool.
The registred users may ugrade to both of branches for free.
01.02.2013 - Vextractor 6.20.
New vector operation: create line.
DXF output: new option for saving 2-points contours as LINE record.
02.01.2013 - Vextractor 6.10.
Extended compatibility with Windows 8.
Many minor tweaks in the user interface.
15.11.2012 - RasterStitch Panorama 3.20.
The panorama creation algorithm was speeded up.
02.10.2012 - RasterStitch Panorama 3.10.
The panorama creation algorithm was optimized for multicore CPU.
Interface improvement: now you can see which images was included in the panorama.
Appropriate images will be marked by special signs in source images list.
01.09.2012 - Vextractor 6.00.
Changed DXF otput: added new option "Split polylines to lines".
01.08.2012 - Vextractor 5.91.
25.06.2012 - RasterStitch Panorama 3.00.
Automatic photo panorama creation from multiple source images.
New GUI with two sepatate modes: automatic panorama creation and
18.05.2012 - RasterStitch 2.62.
11.05.2012 - Vextractor 5.90.
Adaptive thresholding algorithm was improved.
11.11.2011 - Vextractor 5.81.
Some minor bugs fixed.
10.11.2011 - RasterStitch 2.61.
Optimized by speed.
Added zooming by mouse wheel.
Some minor bugs fixed.
20.09.2011 - Vextractor 5.80.
Palette image creation algorithm was enhanced.
Added two new options: correct gradients and filter for the small areas.
16.06.2011 - RasterStitch 2.60.
Added four interactive demonstrations which explain software usage in a diffrent situations.
13.06.2011 - Vextractor 5.70.
Added new vector operation: move co-located points.
Outline vectorization algorithm was modified.
06.05.2011 - Vextractor 5.60.
Vextractor 64-bit version now can process black-and-white images over 2 GPix.
Color palette creation was improved.
Vectorization GUI was reorganized and simplified.
20.03.2011 - RasterStitch 2.50.
Added image resampling tool.
03.02.2011 - Vextractor 5.50.
First release of Vextractor 64-bit version.
Fixed bug with output to XYZ format.
09.11.2010 - Vextractor 5.40.
Added output to HPGL vector format.
27.09.2010 - Vextractor 5.30.
New vector median filter for color images.
04.07.2010 - Vextractor 5.20.
The processing algorithm of the lines intersections was modified.
02.06.2010 - Vextractor 5.10.
More effective contour gaps removing for centerline vectorization mode.
Line width attribute added to Shapefiles vector output.
Vector formats options now be visible by default.
Some minor bugs fixed in vector editor.
27.05.2010 - RasterStitch 2.41.
Minor improvement of microscope tool.
Now save to raster options will be visible by default.
10.04.2010 - Vextractor 5.00.
Color reduction algorithm was redesigned from scratch.
New color reduction option for smoothing the images.
22.03.2010 - Vextractor 4.91.
Fixed bug in palette which occurred on large images.
SVG header changed for more compatibility with standard.
25.02.2010 - RasterStitch 2.40.
New command line option: set points for stitching.
MS Windows 7 compatible.
24.02.2010 - Vextractor 4.90.
New vector operations: move and clone vector objects.
11.02.2010 - Photo Image Inpainter 1.00.
Photo image retouching software. First public release.
08.01.2010 - Vextractor 4.80.
Significantly improved palette transformation.
Enhanced batch processing for color images.
19.10.2009 - Vextractor 4.70.
Added new raster conversion method - adaptive threshold for making a black-and-white images.
11.09.2009 - Vextractor 4.61.
Fixed bug in Vector Size/Reference Info dialog - "delete" button was not visible.
28.05.2009 - Vextractor 4.60.
New outline splines creation method with sharp corner recognition.
Work for monochrome and palette images.
22.05.2009 - RasterStitch 2.31.
Improved compatibility with MS Windows Vista.
17.04.2009 - Vextractor 4.51.
Fixed bug in photo vectorization for 8bpp palette images.
New command line options: morphological filters erode/dilate/opening/closing.
Some minor bugs fixed.
28.03.2009 - Vextractor 4.50.
Smart trace algorithm was modified for better processing of line crossings.
Now contour smoothing will be adaptive to line width.
12.03.2009 - RasterStitch 2.30.
Added automatic stitching via command line.
01.03.2009 - Vextractor 4.40.
Drawing and map vectorization has been significantly improved. Now you can get better results on very noised images.
20.02.2009 - Vextractor 4.30.
Detection of ortholines was improved.
07.02.2009 - RasterStitch 2.20.
New "binocular" microscope for manual stitching mode.
08.01.2009 - RasterStitch x64 2.10.
First release of RasterStich x64 edition for WinXP x64/Vista x64.
21.11.2008 - Vextractor 4.20.
Vectorization in centerline mode was optimized by speed.
19.10.2008 - Vextractor 4.12.
Solved a problem with 64bit OS compatibility (Windows XP/Vista x64).
13.10.2008 - Vextractor 4.11.
Fixed bug in EPS and AI output. Image resolution was wrong after conversion to black-and-white pallete.
26.09.2008 - Vextractor 4.10.
Photo vectorization and image segmentation algorithms was modified.
Outline vectorization now produce "seamless" polygone output.
Added Smart Blur image filter for raster preprocessing purposes.
19.09.2008 - RasterStitch 2.10.
Stitching points autodetection was speeded up.
28.08.2008 - RasterStitch 2.00.
New image blending algorithm for reducing or eliminating the visibility of any seam between photos.
"Fill corners" image stitching mode was significantly improved.
Fixed bug which arise on multicore processors when you try to stitch palette images (1|8 bpp).
01.08.2008 - Vextractor 4.00.
Drawing vectorization (centerlines) has been significantly improved. Now vectorization
give a much better results on noised images.
All raster preprocessing algorithms was optimized.
24.06.2008 - Vextractor 3.97.
Added French interface.
06.06.2008 - Vextractor 3.96.
Added Italian interface.
Fixed bug with spline colors in DXF output.
Modified ArcInfo Shape and MapInfo output.
Now the splines will be saved with curve approximation by polylines.
23.05.2008 - RasterStitch 1.91.
Some GUI improvement.
09.05.2008 - Vextactor 3.95.
Added output to ILDA Image Data Transfer Format.
08.04.2008 - RasterStitch 1.90.
Improved memory management for automatic reference points detection.
Image stitching algorithm was significantly optimized for modern multicore processors.
24.03.2008 - RasterStitch 1.81.
Improved memory management for stitching palette images (1bpp|8bpp).
Significantly increased maximum size for black-and-white (1bpp) images.
05.03.2008 - Vextactor 3.94.
Added German and Russian interfaces.
19.02.2008 - RasterStitch 1.80.
Added automatic reference points detection algorithm.
Since v1.80 RasterStitch not compatible with MS Windows 95/98/ME.
07.12.2007 - Vextractor 3.93.
Some minor bugs fixed.
12.11.2007 - Vextractor 3.92.
Photo vectorization algorithm has been improved and speeded up.
04.10.2007 - Vextractor 3.91.
Now the undo operation can be done for vectorization.
Fixed bug in photo batch processing.
Fixed bug in opening/closing morphologic filter.
Some improvements in raster processing dialogs.
17.09.2007 - RasterStitch 1.70.
Now you can save raster images to PNG, GIF, TIFF and JPEG with specific settings and compression rates.
Fixed bug in microscope view on 16bit video mode.
06.08.2007 - RasterStitch 1.61.
Fixed bug with raster dpi corruption when stitching.
02.08.2007 - Vextractor 3.90.
New vectorization algorithm for photo and photorealistic images.
Now in vectorization options you can choose a raster preprocesing strategy.
Vectorization wizard was revised and reoganized for complience with
new photo vectorization algorithm.
Fixed bug in command line for ArcInfo shape output.
28.06.2007 - RasterStitch 1.60.
Memory usage during stitching was optimized.
01.06.2007 - Vextractor 3.80.
Added vectorization wizard.
14.04.2007 - Vextractor 3.70.
Added image segmantation algorithm.
02.03.2007 - Vextractor 3.61.
Some bugs fixed.
12.02.2007 - RasterStitch 1.50.
Added Command line support.
29.01.2007 - Vextractor 3.60.
Added Gaussian smoothing filter for raster image preprocessing.
06.12.2006 - RasterStitch 1.40.
Stitching algorithm was modified.
04.12.2006 - Vextractor 3.50.
User interface was significantlly redesigned and improved
New design for main toolbar
New options dialog with visual settings for vectorization
Fixed several bugs in vector editor
17.10.2006 - RasterStitch 1.30.
Added zoom to Micro View window
27.09.2006 - Vextractor 3.40.
New vectorization preprocessing option: conversion to monochrome
bitmap with adaptive threshold
Fixed bug with wrong parameters initialization in "Remove Isolated
11.09.2006 - Vextractor 3.30.
Added output in Adobe Illustrator vector format (AI)
11.08.2006 - Vextractor 3.20.
Added new vectorization algorithm for Bezier splines creation
25.07.2006 - RasterStitch 1.20.
Image smoothing algorithm was significantly improved
04.07.2006 - RasterStitch 1.10.
Graphic User Interface (GUI) was redesigned and improved
Microscope tool modified: now you can see a previously set
reference point position
05.05.2006 - RasterStitch 1.00.
RasterStitch - the first version of image stitching software was
15.03.2006 - Vextractor 3.10.
Added Command line support
Now the default vector size will be calculated on the base of image
Changed image size indicator in status line
Fixed bug with memory leaks during vectorizing of palette images
Fixed bug with contour's index integrity violation while split contour
operations has been occurred. First of all this affect on ASCII XYZ
04.01.2006 - Vextractor 3.00.
Now you can choose one of predefined set of vectorization parameters for
different image types and make your own optimal sets
Added new option for raster image resizing
ASCII XYZ text format now have a set of parameters for tuning up the fields
ArcInfo Shape format: fixed bug with polygones colors.
Now it will be stored properly
29.10.2005 - Vextractor 2.96.
Now GeoTIFF coordinate reference information will be taking into account during batch processing
Fixed problem with polygone's disappearing while "Delete Segment" command is applied
Fixed bug with raster image resolution in "Convert to Bitmap" operation
20.08.2005 - Vextractor 2.95.
New edge detection algorithm released
Added support for RAS, PBM, PGM, PPM raster formats
Conversion to grayscale images
Added new "Convert to Bitmap" dialog with two threshold-conversion methods:
by brightness and by gradient magnitude
26.05.2005 - Vextractor 2.90.
Added support for GeoTIFF coordinate reference (read only)
Added support for ArcView World-file coordinate reference
Now raster images can be saved in PNG format
Another correction in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) output - float point coordinates
Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) now has compatibility with coordinate reference
Now closed polylines in SVG treated as polygon objects
Interface: scale indication in percents; added "fit to window" command
Interface: Coordinate Reference Dialog changed for compatibility with GeoTIFF and
Some minor bugfixes and improvements in interface and vector editor
21.03.2005 - Vextractor 2.81.
Added support for Wireless Bitmap (WBMP) and Windows Icon (ICO) file formats
New units type: geographic longitude/latitude for MapInfo MID/MIF format
Corrected output to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) - fixed bug in image size calculations
30.01.2005 - Vextractor 2.80.
Now you can save closed polylines as polygons in ArcInfo Shape format
New selection tools: selection by rectangle, invert selection, delete selected objects
Now you can save selected vector objects in separate file
Added polylines length filter. You can select or remove polylines which have length
in specified range
12.12.2004 - Vextractor 2.70.
Added output in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format
01.09.2004 - Vextractor 2.60.
Vectorization algorithm for building centerlines has been improved
for better processing of noised images
Added new vector operations: Delete Segment and Close Polyline
Closed polylines may be drawn by different color via View Settings dialog
30.07.2004 - Vextractor 2.50.
Vectorization algorithm was modified: added line width limit for centerlines
Interface changes: XP-style menu
02.06.2004 - Vextractor 2.40.
Now supported vectorization for color (palette) images
New color transformations for Black'n'White and Palette images
Vectorization algorithm changes: now "min contour size" filter
available for outline mode
Snap To Grid mode for vector editor
Snap To Node mode for vector editor
Edit->Edit Options dialog for grid and snap settings
Zoom by selected rectangle
Added PNG raster format support
Added Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) format support
Input Z-value toolbar has new option for z-stepping
(with auto increment)
UNDO enhanced, stack depth increased
Image Median filter
Image Erode/Dilate filter
Raster/Vector layers visibility switches on toolbar
"Batch processing" dialog design changed
Despeckle filter in batch processing
Fixed bug in batch processing: now File Open dialog can
add any number of files to processing list
DXF and DXB output changes for closed polylines: the last points will
be coincidental with the first points. In the previous versions last point
in closed polylines was ignored
Vextractor File Format (VFF) autosave option (check for changes
at every 10 minutes)
... Many little improvements and minor bug fixes
14.11.2003 - Vextractor 2.31.
Fixed bug with raster resolution after color transformations
Changed image encoding after "negate image" operation (for 1 bpp images only)
31.10.2003 - Vextractor 2.30.
Added batch processing
New vector output format: ASCII XYZ simple text format
04.09.2003 - Vextractor 2.20.
Added support for Z-values (elevation)
Some minor changes and bugfixes in vector editor
Coordinate reference procedure was changed. Added new "vector image size" option
For AutoCAD dxf output added "Closed polyline" flag
04.05.2003 - Vextractor 2.10.
Vectorizing algorithm has been significantly rebuild and improved
Fixed rarely occurred bug in SmartTrace algorithm
Smoothing didn't work properly for 3-points polylines - fixed
20.01.2003 - Vextractor 2.00.
Added arcs and circles recognition module
Added ortholine detection module
Rotation on arbitrary angel for raster images
Undo now work for all type of operations: raster and vector
Vector editor enhanced for arcs and circles manipulations
21.10.2002 - Vextractor 1.90.
New vector format added: MapInfo MID/MIF
07.08.2002 - Vextractor 1.80.
Windows Metafile formats WMF and EMF now supported
Vectorizing algorithm has been improved
New option: View Settings allow user customize raster/vector colors
New option: Vector statistics
22.07.2002 - Vextractor 1.72.
Fixed bug in Create Polyline tool: program fails if undo polyline creation
Fixed bug in Delete Point. In exclusive edit mode: if last polyline's point has been removed - editor will be switched to nonexclusive mode
Split Polyline now highlight polyline before splitting (in nonexclusive edit mode)
11.07.2002 - Vextractor 1.71.
Fixed bug in draw system that may cause Vextractor to crash in edit mode
22.06.2002 - Vextractor 1.70.
The most significant thing in this version: added polyline editor.
Read more in docs
Vector information now may be automatically backup on disk.
See vectorize options and read more in docs
Polyline nodes highlight on/off option
User Interface: Dockable toolbars and toolbars on/off option
User Interface: Left Button with SHIFT pressed now can change microscope center
Help system bug fixed: in some cases help didn't work properly or didn't show at all
Help system improvement: show tips at startup
Bug fixed: error occurs when saving long polylines in Shapefiles
05.04.2002 - Vextractor 1.60.
Targa Image file support (*.tga)
Raster operations toolbar
12.02.2002 - Vextractor 1.50.
New raster despeckle filter
Smart trace algorithm improvement
15.12.2001 - Vextractor 1.40.
AutoCAD DXB and ArcView shapefiles formats support
New trace option: snap to grid
Added raster image info dialog (size, color depth and resolution)
Added vector units type settings (inch, meter, cm, mm, pixel)
Raster resolution and vector units type may be used for setting
vector coordinate system
10.09.2001 - Vextractor 1.30.
Added advanced T-junctions processing
25.07.2001 - Vextractor 1.20.
Added color/grayscale to black&white image conversion by adjustable
Added option for viewing selected polylines info in simple text
Some user interface improvements has been made>
Fixed some minor bugs
10.07.2001 - Vextractor 1.11.
Fixed bug in drawing on Win9x platform (GDI 16bit restrictions)
Fixed bug in Coordinate Reference - with one reference point vector
coordinates was wrong
Fixed some minor bugs in polyline smoothing
27.06.2001 - Vextractor 1.10.
Added polylines merging
Added small polylines removal
Fixed bug in Coordinate Referencing, so the output to DXF now work
properly with user defined coordinate system
05.06.2001 - Vextractor 1.00 released.