Today we are happy to announce the release of a new version of StereoCore™ PhotoLog. The major change introduced in the new version is the use of SQLite as a backend database engine for the file saving and loading process. This makes data saved to a StereoCore™ PhotoLog project much more difficult to corrupt, even though previously it was already pretty robust. The major benefit has been the ability to introduce an autosave feature, which saves your data in the background while you are working and means that even if something unexpected like a power failure occurs, your data is safe. Also as a side benefit, in the extremely unlikely event that something does go wrong and the file does get corrupted recovering the data will be easier than it would have been previously. We haven't yet fully explored all the benefits that using SQLite as a backend will bring, suffice it to say that we're excited for the future.
Another interesting feature that we've just introduced is "Snap data to segments". This command snaps data markers to the nearest segment line. Recall that logging in StereoCore™ PhotoLog is a three step process, first one logs by placing data markers on the core tray image, then one draws segment lines on the image which represent the core, and finally one drags and drops the data markers onto the segment lines to depth reference the features logged. Basically "snap data to segments" automates the third step. There are still some caveats, namely that once a structure type data marker is snapped to the segment line you need to adjust the ellipse trace to ensure that the (α, β) angles have been correctly measured. We anticipate that this will be a good labour saving tool.
Happy Logging :)
StereoCore™ PhotoLog Lead Programmer