StarSpikes Pro 3 Filter Plug-in Version Details

StarSpikes Pro 3 is an older product and is no longer for sale.   It has been replaced by a newer version.

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Release Notes

Version 3.1.2 - June 22, 2015   

Free Update for All Version 3 Users - To upgrade to this version simply click the button above and install. You will not have to reactivate the plug-in.

  • Addition of installer support for Photoshop CC 2015.

Version 3.1.1 - April 7, 2014

  • Addition of installer support for the next release of Photoshop.
  • Corrected a problem with some older GPUs where only a white preview screen would be shown.
  • Reduced memory usage during interactive operation of the plug-in dialog.
  • Spike effects have been adjusted to be brighter and more vibrant.
  • Made improvements to ToolTip help wording.
  • Made error handling more robust, e.g., for memory allocation failures.
  • Higher quality results through improvements to internal pixel management routines.
  • Corrected an underflow causing an incorrect brightness for the dimmest (or only) light source in the image.

Version 3.1 - March 14, 2014

  • New effect editor - tune color, brightness, or position or even add effects where no star was detected.
  • Better support for high dpi displays - controls size up per Desktop settings, e.g., to 125%, 150%, and more.
  • Accelerator key improvements - keys now work more as expected no matter what control has the focus.
  • Higher quality effects - cleaner, smoother spikes, more natural and beautiful appearance.
  • Faster and higher quality preview through greater use of GPU.
  • Better mouse scroll wheel support including side scrolling.
  • Improved Quantity control ranging - more accurate control over the brightest and dimmest effects.
  • Fastest and most accurate image analysis yet - startup time is reduced and recognizes even dimmer stars.
  • Special code added to better recognize stars with significant existing optical spikes.
  • The max size image you can process on a 32 bit system has been increased through better RAM management.
  • Fixed an issue where keyboard focus wasn't managed properly when using the Settings selector.
  • Now initially defaults to Higher Quality OpenGL mode on more systems.
  • Made selection rectangle pixel-accurate.
  • Eliminated the possibility of duplicate light source detection between sections analyzed by different threads.
  • Corrected a problem where a selection made in the editor before running the plug-in would not properly align with the image pixels and effects could be drawn in the wrong place.
  • Corrected an issue where holding down the Control key wouldn't change to the Magnifier Tool in every case.
  • Radically improved performance through increased multithreading and use of SSE2 instructions.

Version 3.0 - November 11, 2013

What's New In Version 3.0

  • New Spike Spread effect!
  • Cleanest and most refined looking results yet.
  • New configurable UI choices from Dark to Light.
  • New control usability features.
  • Everything highly optimized to make operation faster.
  • Excellent Photoshop integration - familiar plug-in operation.
  • Hyper-accurate star recognition to the sub-pixel level.
  • Recognizes even dimmer stars while still rejecting nebulae and galaxies.
  • Installer support for the latest releases of popular image editors.
  • StarSpikes Pro 3 can coexist on the same machine with versions 1 and 2.
StarSpikes Pro 1.x and 2.x Users

Click here to see the StarSpikes Pro 2 release history.

Click here to see the StarSpikes Pro version 1 release history.