Imatest Pilot Program

Imatest Beta Version 2021.1

Welcome to the Imatest Pilot Program! See below for details on the current release, download links, known issues, and other information. If you are not currently participating in the Imatest Pilot Program, you can join here.

Major Features

Improved Display Alignment for Device Manager
Provides enhanced user capabilities for aligning test charts – including crosshairs and grid line display.

Edge tracking during live focusing in Imatest Master
Improved performance and stability when adjusting focus during live image acquisition.

CPIQ v2 Exposure Quality Loss Calculation
Calculation of Exposure Metric which determines effect of over or underexposure on perceptual quality. Available on Colorchecker-24 and Colorchecker-SG charts through the Color/Tone module. Using units of Just Noticeable Differences (JND).

OpenEXR HDR format support
Imatest now supports reading OpenEXR images. This allows customers to use high dynamic range images.

LibRaw Next Generation RAW decoder
The successor to DCRaw offers additional camera support.

Rescharts Focus Score Plus
Enables real-time auto WB, focus, and exposure measurements on any image region.

Minor Features

MacOS Big Sur Support

Allow 16-bit and custom defective pixel entry
Blemish hot/dead pixel thresholds can be changed to allow for 16-bit data.

Improved Speed and Accuracy for Wedge calculations
Wedge calculations have been improved to be faster and more accurate and have improved frequency estimates. 

Additional Data Outputs in JSON files

  • Checkerboard output of detected rows/columns in JSON outputs
  • Output interpolated MTFs for all ROIs and all color channels in non-SFR runs
  • SFR json outputs the same as SFRplus

Other Improvements

  • Test charts can generate PNG bitmap files of vector charts.  
  • Uniformity 4×6 Grid Selection for colorchecker noise analysis
  • Color/tone and stepchart enables user to enter the saturation level instead of being fixed at 255.
  • Improved annotation of saturation in noise plot
  • Checkerboard loosened requirement for dot locations in small images
  • Uniformity/blemish improved hot/dead pixel detection especially for averaged 8-bit images
  • Color/tone annotations remain visible during reloads

Speed Improvements

  • Uniformity displays – slight speed improvement
  • Focus score speed improvement
  • Image acquisition speed improvement 

Issues, Feature Requests, etc…

Our known issues are listed below. If you come across a bug while using the Pilot, please use the in-software bug reporter for crashes or contact with details about what you’ve found. If you see something that could be improved or you think is missing an important feature, please let us know at

One of the most important aspects of the Pilot Program is to make sure that any changes we are planning on making do not negatively affect your work. Please let us know if you find anything that interferes with your process or if there is anything we could do to make our software easier for you.


If this is your first time installing 2021.1, please start with the full installer.

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Version: 2020.2.6
Release Date: 4/1/2021
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The Imatest License

The Imatest license agreement can be found here. Please contact us if you have questions.

Beta Releases

Date Release
2021-3-19 2021.1.b.0
2021-3-25 2021.1.b.1
2021-4-09 2021.1.b.3. 

Known Issues

rawview of bayer raw image crashes X Fixed Fixed
Error saving data when folder can not be written X Fixed Fixed
Studio error saving data for Star X Fixed Fixed
Java components cannot be loaded X Fixed Fixed
Change Manual saturation entry to 1 in Color/Tone causes a crash X X X
Linux Imatest installer produces errors on the first run X X X
Color/tone 20-patch OECF measurement crash X X X
Monochrome images crash with Focus score X X X
Analyzing  Image as a Bayer raw in uniformity fails X X X
focus score plus cannot read from file X X Fixed
Evaluate Function error with IT when testing Color/Tone  X X X

Crash when switching to Log F Contrast module midst live detection in Rescharts


Can’t save a frame in device manager, unless manually typed the file type