Release History

Version 4.7

Released 2024-04-23
Major changes:
  • Improved lane analysis background compensation algorithm.
  • Lane analysis supports dynamic and user defined background compensation. Enable it via the JustTLC properties accessible from the main menu.
  • Background compensation can be locked or dynamic during band editing.
  • Live feedback in graph overlay that shows lane and band editing. Is turned on via the Imaging pane on Plate Analysis page.
  • Improved project export with better distribution of plate images.
  • Improved customization of project export for with settings for headers and graphs.
  • One-click open or locate of exported project after creation.
  • Significant memory optimization during project export to support megapixel images.
  • Making it possible to start dragging a crop region outside of plate image.
  • Detecting and notifying JustTLC user when Windows account access rights prevents logging and managing of users.
  • Fixed bug during lane analysis when doing bit depth compensation affecting quatification results.
  • Fixed bug causing lane analysis to be incorrect sometimes when applying higher order noise filtering.
  • Fixed bug in project export that caused lane profile graph to become corrupt sometimes.
  • Fixed bug in project export that caused image color inversion to be unstable sometimes.

Previous release announcements are archived here.

Release History

Version 4.6.3

Released 2023-08-30
Major changes:
  • Ensuring that access level is controlling ability to add, edit or delete users.
  • Adding more verbose logging when editing a user.

Version 4.6.2

Released 2021-12-19
Major changes:
  • Extending support for JPEG rotation information, to make sure that images are rotated correctly in JustTLC.

Version 4.6.1

Released 2021-01-17
Major changes:
  • Making sure that all lane profiles are included when exporting a project to a document.
  • Updating plate navigation when adding or removing plates from a project.

Version 4.6

Released 2020-05-31
Major changes:
  • Adding possibility to reset license from login form.
  • Improving usability when registering a license key.

Version 4.5

Released 2018-06-06
Major changes:
  • Suppot for high dpi screens making the UI more crisp and sharp.
  • Run JustTLC in batch mode with command line arguments.
  • JustTLC can analyze up to 50 plates in one batch without a single click in the UI.
  • Export analysis result to pdf or word documents.
  • Support for lane analysis with automatic band count detection in batch mode.
  • Locate project by clicking on the project name in the statusbar at the bottom of the application.
  • Batch mode example:
  • Windows key + R then type in cmd and click on the "Ok" button.
  • In the command window do:
  • > cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sweday\JustTLC\"
  • For lane analysis with automatic band detection:
  • > Sweday.TLC.Desktop.exe Plate 1 "Sample Project\Plate.jpg" Development Standard Analysis LaneAnalysis LaneCount 3 BandSizePercentageOfLane 10 BandVolumePercentageOfMax 5
  • For lane analysis:
  • > Sweday.TLC.Desktop.exe Plate 1 "Sample Project\Plate.jpg" Development Standard Analysis LaneAnalysis LaneCount 3 BandCountInTotal 30
  • For spot analysis:
  • > Sweday.TLC.Desktop.exe Plate 2 "Sample Project\Plate1.tif" "Sample Project\Plate2.tif" Development Standard Analysis SpotAnalysis SpotCount 24
  • Including writing result to file:
  • > Sweday.TLC.Desktop.exe Plate 2 "Sample Project\Plate1.tif" "Sample Project\Plate2.tif" Development Standard Analysis SpotAnalysis SpotCount 24 OutputFileName "%UserProfile%\Documents\JustTLC_results.pdf" OutputFileMode Create

For a complete list of commands and more examples please refer to the User Guide.

Version 4.0.3

Released 2013-07-21
Major changes:
  • Added project description to output during printing of project overview page.
  • Fixed bug in JustTLC file association that sometimes made it impossible to double click on .tlc files.
  • Fixed bug in interactive Rf value rendering that prevented accurate positioning of overlays during editing on plate analysis page.

Version 4.0.2

Released 2013-02-17
Major changes:
  • Updated to .Net Framework 4.0 for optimal performance on Windows 8.
  • Added the possibility to export 16-bit images as 8-bit images.

Version 4.0.1

Released 2013-01-08
Major changes:
  • Fixed bug that caused lane profile graph to sometimes fail to render.

Version 4.0

Released 2012-08-29
Major changes:
  • New amazing image analysis algorithms for lane samples supporting bent lanes.
  • Automatic matching of lanes and bands across plates for simple and straightforward data comparison.
  • Wonderful illustration of lanes for direct comparison using lane profiles.
  • Powerful editing capabilities for lanes and bands with support for cloning.
  • New automatic and semiautomatic Rf calculations for both spots and lanes.
  • Improved project overview information with one click location on disk of included images.
  • Enhanced overlay graph by making horizontal and vertical lines alternate between white and black.
  • Added support for .png image file format.
  • Added support for undo/redo notes editing and increased undo/redo history.
  • Data table on Plate Comparison page displays sum of selected volumes.
  • Several bug fixes.

Version 3.5.3

Released 2011-12-04
Major changes:
  • Added possibility to increase or decrease number of spots to detect without extending the dropdown list.
  • Significantly improved Project Overview load time when switching between views.
  • Fixed bug in recent projects list that caused unsaved projects to be added to the list.
  • Fixed bug that caused project to sometimes become unsaved when the Plate Analysis page is opened.

Version 3.5.2

Released 2011-11-14
Major changes:
  • Fixed bug in login authentication that prevented some registered users from entering.
  • Fixed bug in recent projects list causing list update even if opening a project was canceled.

Version 3.5.1

Released 2011-10-12
Major changes:
  • Fixed bug in background estimation.
  • Fixed bug in image zooming when minimizing JustTLC.

Version 3.5

Released 2011-03-24
Major changes:
  • New gorgeous GUI on all views and toolbars.
  • Region of interest to control analysis algorithms without needing to crop images.
  • Support for user defined color to grayscale conversion.
  • Support for displaying negative colored images (images with bright spots on dark background).
  • Contrast slider to dynamically alter contrast for displayed images on the fly.
  • Possibility to invert colors on Plate Analysis page (Imaging panel).
  • Spot cloning to give new spots identical area and contour.
  • Custom definition of background region (for each spot) replacing automatic background subtraction.
  • Undo/Redo spot editing.
  • Undo/Redo plate comparison settings changes.
  • Short cut keys to e.g. save (Ctrl+S)
  • Multiple spot selection by dragging rectangle over spots or clicking in spot table.
  • Select/unselect spots by clicking inside their contours.
  • Edited spot contours and spot clones may overlap neighbouring spots.
  • Simultaneous highlight of spots in both spot table, graph and image.
  • Increasing number of spot series from six to eighteen.
  • Graph reflects sorting in spot table. Sort spots and graph is updated.
  • Quick navigation between different spot series by drawing horizontal lines during editing.
  • Improved graph rendering.
  • Improved data interaction on plate comparison page by displaying both graphs and spots simultaneously.
  • Restrictions are optional. Change it on the properties page and deactivate login page.
  • More interactive overlayed intensity graph that follows mouse pointer.
  • Project templates on start page.
  • Possibility to export color to grayscale converted images to .tif files on disk.
  • Export images includes image preview with option for inverting colors.
  • Tips and tricks on start page instead of getting started text.

Version 3.0.2

Released 2010-10-20
Major changes:
  • Improved support for 64-bit machines.
  • Improved support for unicode languages.

Version 3.0.1

Released 2010-06-21
Major changes:
  • Improved background estimation robustness when having few spots.

Version 3.0

Released 2010-05-11
Major changes:
  • Significantly improved spot detection.
  • Improved spot quantification robustness.
  • Increase spot detection and quantification speed.
  • Added full support for regulations in FDA 21 CFR Part 11, e.g. user management, data signing, logfiles and encryption.
  • Reduced memory consumption during spot detection and quantification.
  • Improved background compensation.
  • Optional background compensation.
  • Improved software start up time.
  • Added new Notes column in spot data table with smart autocomplete mechanism.
  • Added presentation of intensity percentage during mouse over on a plate.
  • Added intensity graph overlayed on plate for a horizontal or vertical slice.

Version 2.6.2

Released 2009-10-20
Major changes:
  • Added support for 48-bit and 64-bit color tif images.
  • Increased maximum possible spots to 300 per plate.
  • Improved project loading when project or images have been moved from original location.
  • Made graphs clickable on Plate Comparison page.
  • Fixed color invert when adding a new plate to a color inverted project.
  • Improved image loading feedback when format is not supported.
  • Fixed minor bug in quantification. Markers were not evenly distributed.

Version 2.6.1

Released 2009-06-03
Major changes:
  • Added support for scaled spot volume as displayed volume. Setting plate normalized as optional.
  • Improved graph by making grid line spacing use even numbers.
  • Fixed line contour editing bug.

Version 2.6.0

Released 2009-04-22
Major changes:
  • Added organization of data to enable grouping and averaging of plates.
  • Updated layout on Plate Comparison page to support grouping of plates.
  • Added support for arbitrary shape on edited contours using lines.
  • Increased robustness of plate volume normalization by taking the mean of the median and two neighboring spots.
  • Improved graph look-and-feel by adding a 15% margin to the y-axis, filled circles in line graphs and average lines in bar graphs.
  • Improved layout on Plate Analysis page to increase plate image size.
  • Added missing spots in spot series as having zero volume.
  • Fixed mouse coordinate bug. Incorrect coordinates were displayed when moving mouse over plate image.
  • Fixed status bar bug. Project name was not updated when saved with another name (Save As...).
  • Fixed bug in contour extractor, which caused failure to find contour in rare cases.

Version 2.5.1

Released 2008-12-22
Major changes:
  • Improved rendering of images and overlays.
  • Adding support for images with zero dpi.
  • Upgrading included PDF viewer to FoxitReader 3.0

Version 2.5

Released 2008-10-06
Major changes:
  • Adding project export functionality to CSV and Excel formats.
  • Adding support for multiple spot series assignment using drag rectangle.
  • Improving cursor cross visibility during editing of spots and spot series.
  • Replacing html help with PDF help to improve accessibility of information.
  • Adding option for installing PDF viewer during installation.
  • Fixed bug on plate comparison page using same graph y-scale.

Version 2.4.2

Released 2008-04-23
Major changes:
  • Improving evaluation version support further. Now, extended language cultures are also included in the 2.4.1 fix.

Version 2.4.1

Released 2008-03-24
Major changes:
  • Improving evaluation version support so that everyone can evaluate JustTLC.
  • Fixing so that major and minor version upgrades (2.4 -> 2.5) are notified but not build (2.4.0 -> 2.4.1). To check for new build versions use the help menu.

Version 2.4

Released 2008-03-02
Major changes:
  • Increased analysis throughput by improving navigation between plates.
  • Extended support for large scale projects.
  • Adding support for printing of e.g. graphs, plates and spot data.
  • Adding automatic check for upgrades during start up.
  • Fixed resizing of plate display so that it stays the same when switching between plates.
  • Fixed rendering bug when zooming.
  • Fixed clear spots bug that caused spots to still render after they had been deleted.
  • Fixed bug in spot detection that did not reset spot volume if desired spots > actual.

Version 2.3

Released 2007-11-12
Major changes:
  • Adding possibility to invert plates in Project Overview.
  • Improved background estimation when editing spot contours.
  • Improving spot contour editing so that only affected spot's volume is changed.
  • License type now displayed on startup.

Version 2.2

Released 2007-11-02
Major changes:
  • GUI updates to sync software with website.
  • Licensing made easier.

Version 2.1

Released 2007-10-11
Major changes:
  • Added tutorial to help section.
  • Improved highlight of selected plate in Project Overview.
  • Headers in each control view added.
  • Improved project creation.
  • Fixed bug in spot data grid.

Version 2.0

Released 2007-09-10
Major changes:
  • Improved data comparison using spot data grid and graphs.
  • Simplified user interface for improved interaction.
  • New spot volume normalization methods.
  • Zooming.
  • Spot contour editing.
  • Plate analysis control view updated.
  • Excel export extended with real spot volume.

Version 1.1

Released 2007-03-02
Major changes:
  • Improved spot quantification.
  • Spot detection speed up.
  • More flexible GUI.

Version 1.0.2

Released 2007-02-19
Major changes:
  • Sample project updated.
  • Help pages extended.

Version 1.0.1

Released 2007-01-31
Major changes:
  • Dynamic GUI layout based on plate height and width.
  • Improved project creation.

Version 1.0

Released 2007-01-09
Major changes:
  • Concept of project introduced.
  • Improved usage of spot series.
  • Project overview added.
  • Plate comparison added.
  • Start page added.
  • Graphs supported.
  • Help added.
  • Improved spot quantification.

Version 0.6

Released 2006-11-01
Major changes:
  • Improved background estimation.
  • Contrast enhancement.
  • Plate overlays.
  • Spot higlighting.

Version 0.3

Released 2006-02-24
Major changes:
  • Spot volume normalization.
  • Excel export.
  • Licensing.
  • Improved spot detection and quantification.