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This is the versions log of Astro Photography Tool - APT.
  
2014/04/16 - v.2.50 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: SBIG cameras and filter wheels support
  • Added: EOS 1200D support
  • Added: The newest Canon library (2.14)
  • Added: New tab in Settings - Filter Wheel
  • Added: Displaying filter names in Plan Editor and in Camera tab when they are described in Settings
  • Added: The 'Auto Canceled' images are not counted during plan execution
  • Added: Schedule plan execution (Shift+Start)
  • Added: Run a plan for defined number of executions (Shift+Start)
  • Added: UI changes for compatibility with UltraVNC under XP
  • Added: New setting (Advanced tab) to disable FITS auto orientation for CCDs like QHY10 MkII
  • Moved: Skins are available in the demo version
  • Fixed: Bug in the TemperGold support
  • Fixed: Bug in GoTo when declination is negative and less than one degree
  • Fixed: Rare crashing when EOS connection is lost
  • Fixed: Crashing when EOS connection is lost during LiveView
  • Fixed: Bug in Flats plans when are used with EOS having B dial mode
  • Fixed: Bug in the Planetary HD video when destination is PC or Cam+PC
  • Fixed: Various fixes here and there
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
  
2014/02/27 - v.2.43 Small update
      
  • Added: Profiles for the parameters of Collimation Aid
  • Added: Telescope Park/Unpark button (full version only)
  • Added: Dithering distance up to 90 for MGen and APT Dithering
  • Added: EOS 1200D in the Object calculator
  • Added: Meridian Flip Clock shows "?" when mount is not tracking
  • Fixed: DARV was not using the right speeds for certain mounts
  • Fixed: DSD Clock bug in certain case
  • Fixed: False error message when 0s exposure is used with camera with B and M dial modes
  • Fixed: Small bug in Plan Editor when keyboard is used for scrolling
  • Fixed: Various fixes here and there
  
2014/01/09 - v.2.41 Updates and Bug fixes
      
  • Added: No Thumbnails (Settings->Main) for better performance on slow PCs
  • Updated: Changed the order of "." and ".." in Image Browser
  • Updated: DARV is now not changing the ISO to highest value
  • Fixed: Cam+PC on Digic4 camera was duplicating the stored images
  • Fixed: Rare PixelAid crashes
  • Fixed: Small bug in DARV
  • Fixed: Image Browser crash when there is 32bits FITS in the current folder
  • Fixed: Rare random Image Browser crashes
  • Fixed: Various fixes here and there
  
2013/12/20 - v.2.40 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Lacerta MGen support for Dithering and Auto Cancel
  • Added: New tab - Image Browser with thumbnails
  • Added: Pixel Aid with various image statistics - Median, Std Dev and etc.
  • Added: Implementation of the original DARV method (no LiveView needed)
  • Added: Possibility to build custom objects list in the Object Browser
  • Added: Object size in pixels calculation in the Calculator
  • Added: Object sizes in pixels calculation in Object Browser
  • Added: Shoot button now stores EXIF temperature in the file name
  • Confirmed: Works with EOS 70D
  • Updated: Preview Effects are moved in separate panel
  • Updated: Improved Tools tab
  • Updated: Telescope tab is renamed to Gear tab
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
  • Fixed: QSI filter names problem
  • Fixed: TruTeck wheel connection problem
  • Fixed: SGL focuser connection problem
  • Fixed: Various fixes here and there
  • Removed: The implementation of the modified DARV
  • Removed: The manual DARV
  
2013/10/02 - v.2.33 Small update
      
  • Added: Temper Gold support
  • Added: Stop Auto cooling on CCD connection (Settings->Advanced tab)
  • Added: Remote Desktop cursor fix (Settings->Advanced tab)
  • Added: Check for ROI on plan start
  • Changed: Disable ROI and Cooling option in plan execution
  • Changed: Removed the filter name from the dark filenames
  • Fixed: Incorrect duration display for very long CCD exposures
  • Fixed: TemperHum V2 readings problem
  • Fixed: Bug when DSUSB is used with Digic III and newer cameras
  • Fixed: Problem with audio in Object Browser
  • Fixed: A bug in Plan editor visible in clean install before first connection to camera
  
2013/09/17 - v.2.32 Small update
      
  • Added: Latest Canon library
  • Added: Support for EOS 70D
  • Added: Dithering settle time in APT native dithering
  • Verified: All features except Mirror Locking works with EOS 70D
  • Fixed: Bug in ImagePreview "Browse" button
  • Fixed: Bug in APT native dithering
  • Fixed: Bug in switching between Color and Mono FITS preview
  • Fixed: Bug when Serial cable is used with Digic III and newer cameras
  
2013/08/22 - v.2.31 Small update
      
  • Added: Possibility to set CCD temperature in one step by setting Cooling/Warming step to 0
  • Changed: When PHD dithering is in progress the PHD Status is updated on every second
  • Fixed: Bug in PHD dithering on some computers
  • Fixed: Bug in CCD mode when Shoot and Stop combination is used
  • Fixed: A bug that generates huge log file in EOS Mode during LiveView. The old file will be automatically cleared
  • Fixed: Bug in EOS plan with filter wheel change and 0s pause
  
2013/08/16 - v.2.30 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Custom support for QSI cameras (check the User's guide for filter names definition)
  • Confirmed: Works with Moravian cameras
  • Added: Don't sync EOS clock setting in Advanced Tab
  • Added: Import/Export site coordinates from/to ASCOM in Location Tab
  • Added: Canon library 2.13 is incorporated
  • Added: Correct B or M dial mode check for Shoot button
  • Added: Filter wheel usage in EOS mode plans
  • Added: Filter name is part of the file names in EOS mode
  • Added: Region of Interest in CCD mode
  • Added: Meridian Flip Clock (full version only)
  • Added: Countdown beeps for the last 3s of a pause in focus plans and delayed execution
  • Added: Temperature tab in settings dialog
  • Added: Support for USB_Dewpoint sensor
  • Added: Cooling/Warming Aid for CCD mode
  • Added: Detection of possible thermal shock in CCD mode
  • Changed: Faster focuser position feedback
  • Moved: ASCOM focuser control is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Sound notifications are available in the demo version.
  • Fixed: Problems with EOS 6D
  • Fixed: Disappearing Cross
  • Fixed: Low LiveView frame rate when Right lens control button is used
  • Fixed: TIFF creation crash in EOS mode when long plan is executed
  • Fixed: Minor bug in the APT dithering
  • Fixed: Minor bug in EOS mode when Auto cancel feature is used
  • Fixed: Crash in CCD mode when LiveView is ON and APT is closed
  • Fixed: Crash in CCD mode when many images are taken
  • Fixed: Bug in Darkness clock when there is no Astro twilight
  • Fixed: Minor fixes here and there
  
2013/04/04 - v.2.20 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Smooth image scrolling with Shift and drag
  • Added: Debayering in CCD (on camera connection and in settings dialog)
  • Added: RGGB GRGB... options for Debayaring
  • Added: Centering cross in Bahtinov grabber
  • Added: Collimation Aid
  • Added: Starts Catalog - 78 (in Object Browser)
  • Added: Alignment stars maps (in Object Browser)
  • Added: Smart sorting of the grids in Object Browser depending of the column type
  • Added: ASCOM mount Sync by star (full version only)
  • Added: Dithering without guide scope - APT Dithering (full version only)
  • Added: Status for LiveView Exposure in CCD mode
  • Added: LV Automation for CCD - auto selects the max binning
  • Added: LiveView frames-per-second (FPS) in EOS mode
  • Added: CCD Histogram is upgraded with controls for moving Black/White on steps
  • Added: Possibility to store up to 5 locations in the Settings dialog
  • Added: Check box "Don't save Object Name", Settings->Advanced
  • Added: LX200 compatible mounts support, Settings->Advanced
  • Added: Object Calculator for CCD mode
  • Added: Single_ prefix for Shoot button images
  • Added: Focus plan type - stores only one temporary image on the HDD and no images on the camera
  • Changed: Faster cross rotation/moving
  • Changed: Some UI and work-flow improvements
  • Changed: Bahtinov Aid optimizations
  • Fixed: A bug with EOS 40D Bulb exposures
  • Fixed: 6D EXIF temperature readings
  • Fixed: Bug in Plan cloning
  • Fixed: No filter change when Pause = 0s
  • Fixed: Shoot button file names and storing inconsistency
  • Fixed: Minor fixes here and there
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
  
2013/02/12 - v.2.10 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Bahtinov Aid - works with LiveView and Images in both EOS and CCD mode
  • Added: Canon's library 2.12 integration - 6D and 1D-C are supported now
  • Added: Framing masks are upgraded to work with LiveView (full version only)
  • Added: ASCOM focusers with temperature sensor now acts as Temper sensor and can me used, to monitor the ambient temperature and etc.
  • Fixed: A bug in turning CCD cooler to OFF
  • Fixed: A bug for QHY9
  • Fixed: A bug when AstroTortilla calls APT in CCD mode
  • Fixed: A bug in the scroll when APT is in window mode (not maximized)
  • Fixed: A bug in CCD mode, that doesn't allow to make Bias frames
  • Fixed: Some minor CCD fixes
  • Fixed: Some minor tweaks here and there
  
2012/11/23 - v.2.01 Small update
      
  • Added: Saving .CR2 raw files in TIFF format
  • Added: Setting the maximum ISO for Astro Tortilla
  • Added: Integration of Astro Tortilla in CCD mode
  • Fixed: Installer to use the right VS 2005 redistributable package
  • Fixed: FITS format saving - the files were hard to process
  • Fixed: Starlight Express filter wheel works fine
  • Fixed: Small interface fixes
  
2012/11/15 - v.2.00 The biggest update so far
      
  • Added: Support for ASCOM compatible CCD cameras
  • Added: CCD mode of the Histogram
  • Added: Darkness Clock
  • Added: Deep Sky Darkness Calculator
  • Added: Support for Meade focusers
  • Added: "Don't dither" option per plan
  • Added: New Script parameters
  • Added: Usage of the latest Canon library 2.11
  • Added: Support for 650D, 1Dx, 5D MkIII, 60Da
  • Added: Configurable auto connection to telescope
  • Added: Configurable auto connection to focuser
  • Added: Configurable auto connection to filter wheel
  • Added: Tabs in the settings dialog
  • Added: Support for Biula Audio Trigger
  • Moved: ASCOM filter wheel control is available in the demo version
  • Fixed: EOS 1100D mirror locking
  • Fixed: Problem with RAW only images and exposures under 1s
  • Fixed: Incorrect remaining time calculation is specific situation
  • Fixed: Loosing connection to PHD when PHD is restarted
  • Fixed: Many small enhancements and fixes.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
  
2012/3/06 - v.1.93 Bug fixes
      
  • Fixed: Exif temperature is fixed back to store the right reading in the filename
  • Fixed: LiveView was slow in B dial mode on 60D
  • Fixed: "_" will not be put in the folder name when is grouping by Object name
  • Change: Minor improvements in Video planetary mode
  
2012/3/02 - v.1.92 Small update
      
  • Added: Mirror lockup status reporting for all models.
  • Added: Check if Mirror lockup is in the right status depending on the model, Anti-Vibration pause and Automation setting.
  • Added: Check if for the right dial mode when recording HD video.
  • Moved: Object Browser is available in the demo version.
  • Added: Possibility to play MP3 file for object in the Object Browser (requires an audio extension).
  • Added: Full and short audio extensions as separate downloads in the site.
  • Added: Framing mask flip (180 degrees rotation) for use after Meridian flip (full version only).
  • Change: Improved "Frames per second" ratio in LiveView Planetary mode, more than twice. The preview refresh rate is slower.
  • Fixed: Bug when plan is executed with Camera only destination and after that again with Camera+PC destination.
  • Fixed: Few more small odd things.
  • Updated: Some of the interesting facts in Objects browser are extended by Jeff Seivert. Thank you!
  
2012/2/15 - v.1.90 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: TemperHum v2 support.
  • Added: Close button for all panels.
  • Added: Shutter counter displaying on camera connection (Digic 3 and later).
  • Added: Automatic enable/disable of the Mirror Lockup camera function depending on the selected Anti-Vibration pause (Digic 3 and later).
  • Added: Possibility to disable dithering for particular plan (like focusing plan).
  • Added: Minimize/restore the sections in Telescope Tab.
  • Change: Record LiveView button is upgraded to Planetary Panel.
  • Added: Possibility to define the number of frames to be captured in LiveView Planetary mode.
  • Added: Possibility to record HD Video (Digic 4 only, full version only).
  • Added: ASCOM Filter Wheels support (full version only).
  • Added: Filter Wheel can apply focus offsets to ASCOM focuser (full version only).
  • Added: Other small User Interface enhancements.
  • Moved: Settings dialog is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Images folder selection is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Possibility to group the images, by Plan Type, Object Name or both is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Automatic image name prefix and suffix - ISO, Exposure, Date, Time, EXIF or TemperHUM temperature is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Delayed plan start is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Selection between Celsius and Fahrenheit is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Temper(HUM) calibration - entering calibrating constants is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Changing the number of the images used for LV Stack is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Tooltips ON/OFF is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: LiveView automation ON/OFF is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Bigger User Interface fonts for notebooks with big screen resolution and small display is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Support for M dial mode for Flat/Bias plans is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Possibility to change the limits for the notifications for low PC/Camera battery, low Camera space is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Possibility to change the path in Images browser is available in the demo version.
  • Moved: Keeping settings between APT restarts is available in the demo version.
  • Fixed: Bug in the remaining time counter when APT is minimized.
  • Fixed: Bug in the remaining time counter when APT is paused.
  • Fixed: Bug when Script and 0s pause are used.
  • Fixed: Bug that causes tabs randomly to become invisible when APT is in background.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Updated: Some of the interesting facts in Objects browser are extended by Jeff Seivert. Thank you!
  
2012/01/03 - v.1.83 Bug fixes
      
  • Fixed: Bug when serial cables is used.
  • Fixed: Bug in plan editor - script features.
  
2011/12/22 - v.1.80 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Showing the remaining plan duration.
  • Added: Showing the expected plan ending time.
  • Added: Rotate image effect.
  • Added: Magnifier, allows x3, x5, x10 and x15 times zoom.
  • Added: AstroTortilla integration (AT team is still working on their side).
  • Added: Scripts execution after exposure end.
  • Added: Small User Interface enhancements.
  • Added: Usability enhancements.
  • Added: Showing Alt/Az coordinates (full version only).
  • Added: Support for M dial mode for Flat/Bias plans (full version only).
  • Added: Possibility to change the limits for Low Cam/PC battery and Cam Space notifications (full version only).
  • Added: Start APT in window mode (full version only).
  • Added: AutoStar Sync function - Ctrl+Enter (full version only).
  • Fixed: Bug that makes APT to crash sometimes when using Focus Aid and Zoom.
  • Fixed: Bug that degrades the LiveView image quality in some rare situations.
  • Fixed: Bug in scrolling image in left direction.
  • Fixed: No low space notification when there is no memory card.
  • Fixed: No low space notification when there is no memory card.
  • Fixed: Bug that requires to click once before Zooming LiveView.
  • Fixed: No low space notification when there is no memory card.
  • Fixed: 1:1 Scroll mode initially will show the image center.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  
2011/10/27 - v.1.70 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Lens aperture control.
  • Added: Ascom focusers control (full version only).
  • Added: Manual DARV (full version only).
  • Added: Sortable Object browser (full version only).
  • Added: Restore original Exp/ISO/Plan after plan completion.
  • Added: Multiple focal lengths for the calculator.
  • Added: Notifications for low PC/Cam battery, low Cam space.
  • Added: PHD remote connection by IP.
  • Added: Improvements in FocusAid - "Reset Best FWHM" button and changeable FWHM stack count when LiveView is used to make the readings more accurate.
  • Added: Gamma control effect for Images and LiveView.
  • Added: Brightness control effect for Images and LiveView.
  • Added: Small LV++ and LV Stack enhancements.
  • Added: Small User Interface enhancements.
  • Added: Usability enhancements.
  • Fixed: Instability issues when connection to the camera is lost.
  • Fixed: Instability issues with LiveView in combination with multiple connection/disconnection actions.
  • Fixed: Small User Interface problems.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  
2011/8/26 - v.1.60 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: New User Interface. APT has a new look. All features are grouped in three tabs Camera, Telescope and Tools. Also there is different look for 4:3 and wide screens that gives optimal size of the preview.
  • Added: Restore window mode and window resizing.
  • Added: Keeping restored window position and size between APT restarts
  • Added: Multi-monitors support. APT can moved through the monitors while is in restored mode.
  • Added: Possibility to select bigger User Interface fonts for notebooks with big screen resolution and small display (full version only).
  • Added: Dropdown lists have scroll-bars that can be used with mouse.
  • Added: Shoot button can be used for Bulb exposures. In this mode the anti-vibration pause and long exposure control settings are in use.
  • Added: Reminder to put on/off the telescope cap when you switch between Dark/Bias and Light/Flat plans.
  • Added: Reminder to stop EOS Utility.
  • Added: Reminder that Virtual long exposure control and Digic 3 camera combination will lead to amp glow.
  • Added: Image browser (in demo version you can't change the folder). You can preview images and use them to build Framing Mask. When you shoot in RAW+L the browser will show only the JPG file because it is faster. If there is no JPG then RAW file will be displayed.
  • Added: The images folder will not be changed after midnight.
  • Added: Possibility to group the images, by Plan Type, Object Name or both (full version only).
  • Added: Temporary images storage to cooperate better with Deep Sky Stack - Live.
  • Added: The default images folder now is C:\APT_Images\Camera_1. (in the demo version it can't be changed).
  • Added: AutoStar section now has Up and Down buttons (full version only).
  • Added: Camera status in main window now shows Current/Remaining count during plan execution.
  • Added: Exposures table will highlight the currently executing plan line and show progress.
  • Added: Camera auto-connection on startup. If the camera is on it will be connected automatically.
  • Fixed: the @@@ bug in file naming.
  • Fixed: LiveView automation now uses 30s as exposure time.
  • Fixed: Other small enhancements and fixes.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
  
2011/5/27 - v.1.53 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: RAW only images preview
  • Added: Scrollable log panel with all messages since last APT restart
  • Added: When a plan is looped (Shift+Start) round number is printed in the log panel
  • Added: Support for exposures with duration 0s in order to define complex plans with pauses between the lines
  • Added: Sharp Image/LiveView effect in the demo version
  • Added: Negative Image/LiveView effect in the demo version
  • Added: R, G, B, L histograms in the demo version
  • Added: Support for Meade LX200 Classic - slew speed has to be changed from the handset (in full version only)
  • Added: Support for Meade Autostar II (in full version only)
  • Added: Setting for the number of frames used in LV Stack (in full version only, demo uses fixed value 20)
  • Added: Setting to enable/disable LiveView Automation for maximum sensitivity (in full version only, demo uses fixed value ON)
  • Added: Settings dialog box is optimized for netbook screen resolutions
  • Fixed: DARV - the red circle is displayed on the right place (in full version only)
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
  
2011/4/7 - v.1.51 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Better DARV. The optimal position is displayed as red circle (in full version only)
  • Added: Usage of the latest Canon library 2.10.0 that supports 600D and 1100D
  • Added: ISO and exposure are restored the previous values after LiveView session
  • Verified: 600D works with APT 1.51
  
2011/3/29 - v.1.50 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: DARV - Drift Alignment by Robert Vice method using LiveView. (in full version only)
  • Added: Auto detection of the dial mode and advise for the needed mode.
  • Added: New plan type - Bias plan. Automatically selects the fastest shutter speed supported by the camera.
  • Added: AV dial mode support for Flat plans - the exposure duration will be determined by the camera.
  • Added: "L_", "D_", "F_" and "B_" (for Light, Dark, Flat and Bias plans) are added in the beginning of the file names for easier post-processing.
  • Added: Image Path selection dialog. (full version only)
  • Added: Autostar extension of Telescope Panel with all hand-box keys - available for Meade mounts. (full version only)
  • Added: 600D and 1100D support. (may require an non released yet update of the Canon library)
  • Change: Telescope connection will not be closed when the panel is closed. (full version only)
  • Updated: User's Guide document. (the new things are in green)
  • Fixed: A problem with 60D LiveView .
  • Fixed: Fix of the problem when ASCOM and EQMode are used. Now tracking will not stop after a move. (full version only)
  • Fixed: Some UI issues under Win7.
  
2011/2/16 - v.1.40 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: PHD Auto-Dithering of the light frames.
  • Added: PHD Auto-Canceling on predefined guiding error.
  • Added: PHD PHD monitoring of the distance to the guide star in the main window.
  • Added: MetaGuide Auto-Dithering of the light frames.
  • Added: One click switching to the guiding program.
  • Added: Automatic Lens focusing - use the Lens Panel (in full version only).
  • Added: ASCOM telescope control (in full version only).
  • Added: Upgraded Object Browser with coordinates and integration with ASCOM control (in full version only).
  • Added: Upgraded Object Browser with Herschel 400 and most of Caldwell and Hidden Treasures catalogs (in full version only).
  • Added: Auto population of the main prefix with the number of the selected object from the browser (in full version only).
  • Added: 60D support.
  • Added: Usage of the latest Canon library 2.9.0.
  • Added: SRAW1 and SRAW2 quality options support.
  • Added: Showing the best FWHM value so far for the current object.
  • Added: Better font for FWHM values.
  • Added: Saving the used Long Exp. option between sessions (in full version only).
  • Added: Labels "iso" and "sec" are put in the file names for easier reading.
  • Added: Auto selection of the highest ISO and 2.5" exposure for most sensitive LiveView.
  • Added: OK button saves the last change in the Edit dialog.
  • Added: Double click on the Exposures table opens the Edit dialog.
  • Added: Better handling when connecting to the camera.
  • Added: Removing of IMG_ and MG_ from file names.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: A bug with when unsupported quality is set on the camera, leads to crash.
  • Fixed: Exif option change in the Settings dialog needed APT restart to take effect.
  • Fixed: TemperHUM calibration values need APT restart to take effect.
  • Fixed: Preview didn't keep scroll position between images.
  • Fixed: Other small things.
  
2010/12/23 - v.1.32 Bug fix
      
  • Fixed: Bug when Digic3 camera is used with serial cable.
  
2010/12/23 - v.1.30 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: FWHM (Full Width Half Maximum) focusing - use the Focusing Aid panel.
  • Added: Framing Mask (FULL version only) - a multi session aid to help orienting the camera by same angle and position during multiple nights.
  • Added: Tooltips help - Shows description per every feature.
  • Added: Tooltips ON/OFF (FULL version only).
  • Added: PC only destination for Digic 4 cameras (still needs card).
  • Added: Pause / Resume function when plan execution is in progress.
  • Added: Shift+Start to loop a plan.
  • Added: 0s pause between exposures.
  • Added: Auto synchronization of the camera's clock on connection.
  • Added: Longer connection timeout.
  • Added: Splash screen to show loading progress.
  • Added: Night Mode for the User guide.
  • Added: Some optimizations in the User's Interface.
  • Added: Some performance optimizations.
  • Added: Temper(HUM) calibration (FULL version only) - now you can enter calibrating constants.
  • Updated: Better LV++ - less noise and more sensitive.
  • Updated: Better LVStack - less noise and more sensitive.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Fixed is the bulb accuracy problem.
  • Fixed: Fixed is the random problem with _@@@ in the file names.
  
2010/11/3 - v.1.20 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Exif Temperature readings - Show it after exposure is taken.
  • Added: Exif Temperature readings - use as part of the file name (in FULL version only).
  • Added: LV++ - LiveView image intensification in real time.
  • Added: LV Stack - Stacks the LiveView images in real time.
  • Added: Focus Score - evaluates if the focus is near to the perfect one.
  • Added: Histogram - R, G, B and L Histogram of taken image (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Use of 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8, 1.3, 1.6, 2.5, and 3.2 exposures in a plan.
  • Added: White balance control.
  • Added: In minimized mode Ctrl+S is equal to click on Shoot button.
  • Added: The camera state monitor will show the seconds counter when Shoot button is used.
  • Added: Help button to show the User's guide.
  • Added: "Quick Start" section in the User's guide.
  • Added: Keeps the Image prefix between APT restarts (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Some optimizations in the User's Interface.
  • Updated: The button "F" which places a focus temperature mark is with replaced icon - thermometer.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Fixed is a bug when the cross is used during the LiveView.
  
2010/9/30 - v.1.10 New features and bug fixes
      
  • Added: Support for Temper and TemperHUM sensors.
  • Added: Dew point closing and passing notifications (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Need to refocus notification (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Selection between Celsius and Fahrenheit (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Automatic image suffixes can include the current temperature (in FULL version only).
  • Added: RAW only mode - no image preview yet.
  • Added: Stop exposure in plan greater than 1s with the Stop button.
  • Added: "PC only" mode save the images with base names 0001, 0002...
  • Added: Image preview in minimized mode to cooperate with guiding software.
  • Added: Default focal length (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Corrected image (right orientation) in Preview and LiveView by flipping the image horizontally and vertically.
  • Added: Sharpening and Negative effects in Preview and LiveView (in FULL version only).
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Removed: Automatic mirror lock custom function enabling/disabling is removed for all cameras except 1000D.
  • Removed: Custom image quality option.
  • Fixed: Other small bugs.
  
2010/8/17 - v.1.0.9 New features and bug fixes.
      
  • Added: Rotatable/Movable cross.
  • Added: Messier catalog browser for object size selection (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Scrolling in Preview mode 1:1.
  • Added: Plan cloning in the Plan Editor.
  • Added: Lens control (Digic III and latter).
  • Added: Automatic mirror lock enable/disable (Digic III and latter).
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Plan name can't contains < or >.
  
2010/5/27 - v.1.0.8 New features and bug fixes.
      
  • Added: Delayed plan start (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Messier catalog browser for object size selection (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Automatic image name prefix and suffix - now ISO, Exposure, Date and Time can be part of the image name (in FULL version only).
  • Added: Image quality selection help focusing without Live View.
  • Added: Better integration of Plan Editor.
  • Added: Support for ISO 2000 and 2500.
  • Added: "N of M images" info in the floating status window.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Bug when EOS 50D is used.
  • Fixed: Bug on COM cable with exposures <1s and anti-vibration=0.
  • Fixed: Longer text for the Image Prefix.
  • Fixed: Image Prefix is used when Shoot button is clicked.
  • Fixed: Other small bugs.
  
2010/4/23 - v.1.0.7 New features and bug fixes.
      
  • Added: Grey skin (Full version only).
  • Added: Green skin (Full version only).
  • Added: Blue skin (Full version only).
  • Added: Sound notification (Full version only).
  • Added: Images folder selection (Full version only).
  • Added: TAB key support in Plan editor and object size controls.
  • Added: Pierro-Astro serial cable support.
  • Added: Hap Griffin serial cable support.
  • Added: More support options.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Bug when EOS 550D is used.
  • Fixed: Bug in plan execution with Preview=OFF when Digic II camera is used.
  • Fixed: Various interface bugs under Windows XP and Windows 7 (interface is reworked).
  • Fixed: Other small bugs.
  
2010/3/12 - v.1.0.6 New features and bug fixes.
      
  • Added: Shoestring Astronomy DSUSB/DSUSB2 support.
  • Added: Floating status window when APT is minimized.
  • Added: Better compatibility with MS Windows 7 (Aero still not tested).
  • Added: Support for EOS 550D.
  • Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Preventing some EOS models to go in sleep mode.
  • Fixed: Bug after deleting the last row in Plan editor.
  • Fixed: Spelling errors in the UI.
  • Fixed: Error in plan execution with Preview=OFF. Some models didn't execute all exposures.
  • Fixed: Other small bugs.
  
2010/2/19 - v.1.0.5 New features and bug fixes.
      
  • Added: FOV calculator.
  • Added: Alignment aid (cross hair).
  • Added: Object size preview and framing aid.
  • Added: Special support for Digic IV cameras (True "Mirror Locking" only with USB cable).
  • Added: right mouse click minimize the application.
  • Updated: User's Guide (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: In some cases only half exposures in a plan are taken.
  • Fixed: Other small bugs.
  
2010/2/5 - v.1.0.4 New features and bug fixes.
      
  • Added: Name prefix for PC stored images
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  • Added: Live View recording in sequence of JPGs.
  • Added: Camera Self timer in USB only mode. Need to be tested on other cameras. It worked for me in the beginning but now doesn't. Still looking what is the problem.
  • Updated: User's Guide (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Now supports 350D and hope that all problems with the cameras before 30D are cleared too.
  • Fixed: Other small bugs.
  
2010/1/28 - v.1.0.3 New features and bug fixes.
      
  • Added: Image destination selection.
  • Added: Multi-camera support.
  • Added: wide screens support.
  • Added: ALT+Tab, ALT+Esc, Ctrl+Esc support.
  • Updated: User's Guide (the new things are in green).
  • Fixed: Image preview bugs.
  • Fixed: Repainting bug after LV session.
  • Fixed: Other small bugs.
  
2010/1/22 - v.1.0.2 Bugs fixes.
      
  • Fixed: Antivibration=0 + PC cable not working.
  • Fixed: LV On then LV Off then shoot, no preview.
  • Verified: works with 50D.
  • Verified: works with 400D + PC Cable.
  
2010/1/20 - v.1.0.1 the first widely available version of APT.
   2009/5/11 - v.1.0.0 the first version of APT.