HemoSpat News

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FORident Software is pleased to announce the release of HemoSpat v1.10 for Mac OS X 10.10-10.11, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

This update is available to all registered users.

With a focus on working more closely with 3rd party software, the new version of HemoSpat introduces a new file format called the HemoSpat Coordinate Exchange Format (.hscx). This allows other software to send position, scale, and orientation information to HemoSpat for use when exporting 3D models so we can line up the HemoSpat data with the point cloud or model in the other software.

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FORident Software worked with the developers of Leica Geosystems IMS Map360 to improve the workflow between our software using this new exchange format. An upcoming version of IMS Map360 will have tools in it to generate this file for use with HemoSpat’s exporters.

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HemoSpat Data Imported Into IMS Map360

For Windows users, Windows 10 support was added and the installers were rewritten to better handle two cases: users without administrator privileges and machine-wide installations for universities and training organizations.

In our ongoing effort to improve usability, version 1.10 introduces a couple of new zoom options – Zoom To Fit Ellipse & Zoom To Fit Analysis to make it easier to navigate your images when performing an analysis. The ellipse selection tool was also modified slightly to make it easier to use in low-contrast situations.

The update checker will work once again now that both the website and the software communicate using SSL/TLS.

For download links and a list of other changes and fixes, please see the release notes.

As always we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!

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FORident Software is pleased to announce the release of HemoSpat v1.9.3 for Mac OS X 10.9-10.10, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

This update is available to all registered users.

This release fixes several usability issues with zooming and navigation around images, speeds up loading of projects and creating new stains using the Point Select tool, and fixes a couple of potential crashes relating to the 2D Viewer and moving/deleting stains.

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HemoSpat – 2D Viewer

For download links and a complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

As always we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!

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FORident Software is pleased to announce the release of HemoSpat v1.9.2 for Mac OS X 10.9-10.10, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This update is available to all registered users.

This release fixes a problem with the exporters not working. This bug was introduced in version 1.9.1. Thanks to Belinda for reporting the issue so quickly!

This release also fixes a couple of smaller issues.

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HemoSpat – Impact Pattern

For download links and a complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

As always we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!

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FORident Software is pleased to announce the release of HemoSpat v1.9.1 for Mac OS X 10.9-10.10, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This update is available to all registered users.

This release addresses a couple of issue discovered during a Math & Physics for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis course at the Ontario Police College earlier this month. Thanks to Irv for reporting the issues and testing the fixes!

The fixes focus on drag & drop of images into a project – due to timing issues, some images could be duplicated – and on zooming of images. The memory requirements for displaying images was reduced and the speed of zooming of images was dramatically improved.

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HemoSpat – Impact Pattern

For download links and a more complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

As always we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!

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FORident Software is pleased to announce the release of HemoSpat v1.9 for Mac OS X 10.9-10.10 [64-bit Intel], Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This update is available to all registered users.

In June 2015 I had the opportunity to teach an Advanced HemoSpat course at the Canadian Police College (CPC). We used HemoSpat version 1.8 and focused on using the new stain selection technique. This allowed me to observe its use to come up with better methods and, along with feedback from the class, used that information to fine tune the process.

HemoSpat version 1.9 introduces these refinements to make the process clearer and more streamlined.

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HemoSpat – Point Select Tool

I wrote up an article about the new stain selection workflow which should give a better idea of how it works in practice.

This release also contains many bug fixes and optimizations. For download links and a more complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

As always we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!