IDL 8.2: Problem with WRITE_TIFF on Windows


IDL 8.2 can read and write BigTIFF files.  On Windows systems, there was a bug in the initial release of IDL 8.2 that caused IDL to save all TIFF files as BigTIFF files. Therefore, the TIFF files generated by these IDL 8.2 distributions would not open in most graphic viewing programs. For example, if you have an IDL 8.2 installation that ... more »

IDL 8.2: Change in behavior when using 3-D arrays for button icons on Windows


IDL widget buttons can be labeled using images. To do this, you can provide the WIDGET_BUTTON function with a bitmap file, a 4-D array, or a 3-D array.  In IDL 8.2, the behavior of the WIDGET_BUTTON function has changed when a 3-D array is used to generate the label on Windows systems. For example, in IDL 8.1, you can enter in the ... more »

IDL 8.2: 32-bit (RGBA) bitmap images are now supported


In IDL 8.2, 32-bit (RGBA) bitmap (.bmp) files can now be used to create image labels for buttons. This allows you to easily use RGBA files created using IDL 8.2 or graphic programs such as PhotoShop image labels. Opening and displaying an RGBA bitmap file Each pixel in an RGBA image has 4 byte values associated with it. The RGB (Red, Green ... more »

IDL 8.2: Time Machine Error Messages in IDL


Topic Using IDL 8.1 or 8.2 on a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion system, some users may experience a series of error messages in the IDL console window, which can make it difficult to properly see output. An error similar to this is observed: 2011-07-21 12:12:39.649 idl[11368:1603] This process is attempting to exclude an item ... more »

ENVI 5.0 and IDL 8.2 default directory structure


With the release of ENVI 5.0 and IDL 8.2, the default directory structure has changed, from previous versions. In the past, the main directory structure started with "ITT". This has now been replaced with "Exelis". Below is a list of previous version directory structures and current directory structures based upon operating ... more »

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