Version 1.2.5 now available.

Version 1.2.5.beta7 is now available from Teledyne Photon Machines on request. We chose not to push this update to the users, as the upcoming large patch 1.3 is around the corner. There have been a number of extra bells and whistles added to 1.2.5, along with updates to the stability of the software. To request the new software update, visit

Details of the changelog

Build number 121 – changelog relative to HDIP version v1.2-beta0 Tested on Windows 10 Pro (build 1903, 64-bit) on Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300U @2.6GHz with 8GB LPDDR3 RAM


  • A new spatial reconstruction based on high-resolution cubic interpolation was added. This new algorithm can be applied to replicate sets (point clouds) through Edit > Spatial Reconstruction > Reconstruct Image > Grid cubic tessellation – high resolution. This reconstruction method will increase the pixel density over the default reconstruction algorithm so that the image fidelity achieved is higher. This process is however more expensive computationally, but is useful if you are looking for small features in an image, such as single cells.
  • A new layout was made for the synchronization tool. Advanced synchronization settings can now be accessed through a hidden menu. A new tool, called “iterative offset improvement for bidirectional shift correction” was added to find the optimal time offset when the signal does not rise when lasing. This for example occurs when your sample substrate does not have a high level of the nuclides that were monitored by your ICP-MS. When the scan are laid out in a uni-directional way, this produces a shift of the image in a certain direction. When the scans are laid out in a bi-directional way, this produces a shift of the scans relative to each other, creating large artifacts. The new tool is based on iterative optimization can compute the correct offset by optimizing the maximum vertical coherence after reconstruction. This tool may take a long time to complete.
  • Enabling “Capture Image at the End of Each Pattern” in chromium resulted in an error when trying to import a .lase file into HDIP. This bug was solved.


  • Fixed the spatial 2D overview viewer.
  • Added a new way to manage operation sets.
  • Increased stability of the mass channel calculator.
  • Fixed the PSE selection window. There was a bug which always exported the “others” mass channels when exporting the dataset to publication graphics, despite them being deselected.


  • Fixed the import procedure for TIFF (via the “Microscope Image” technique) and CSV files (via the “Generic” technique). Their position is also now correlating with the crosshair position in the workspace.


  • Added an option to display all channels instantaneously in the spatial 1D viewer. The option was added to the channel selection dock in the form of a checkbox.
  • Fixed the import of multiple icp-ms files.


  • The colormap editor is now disabled when no dataset is selected. This avoids confusion in situations where no dataset is selected in the project browser.


  • TOFWERK files can now be combined into a single time-line from multiple files. This option was added to the TOFWERK batch processing module.


  • Fixed the import procedure for Imagemap files.
  • Fixed the module reading scancsv log files.


  • Stability and feature improvements to the live signal monitor (LaMonitor). The laser scan data can now be pulled over the network from Chromium directly. There are also options to start and stop the scan from HDIP.


  • The workspace will now refocus on the selected image when starting the labeled segment editor.
  • The manual was updated. New sections were added on the 3D stacking tool and 3D spatial render tool.
  • The 3D filtering function was fixed.
  • The 3D stack monitor was improved. Drag-and-drop functionality was added to the table of datasets so they could be more easily ordered. Also, it’s now possible to add datasets across multiple files, on the condition that the files all contain the same datasets.


  • TOFWERK files can now be processed using a new batch processing tool. This tool allows to process an unlimited number of TofPilot files simultaneously, and places the images into a single project file. This is very useful, as now the reference measurements can be placed in the same project as the sample data.
  • The live monitor received a stability update. Additional multi-threading was introduced to deal with faster data streams. The update rate is now set as a frequency, and no longer requires user input.


  • Additional color options were added to the publication graphics export function. For example, the background color, color of the text, color of the frame and color of the scale bar can now be modified.


  • The calibration module underwent an overhaul. The reference sets can now be edited using a specialized reference set editor. Internal standards and calibration curve fitting models can now be adjusted for every single channel. Error propagation is also included now, which takes into account the error of the fit, the error on the reference values and the uncertainty of the replicates.
  • The workspace can now be exported as an image. This option was added to the standard export tool.
  • A median filter can now be applied during the splitting process to eliminate noise peaks.
  • A bug was solved which prevented the surface render tool from working. It is now operational again.


  • The drift correction tool underwent a large overhaul. The main changes to the tool are: 1) all drift normalization curves were computed simultaneously for all mass channels, 2) for every mass channel one can now choose to which drift correction curve to normalize, and 3) the drift correction standards can be dynamically selected. A new tutorial was produced and the documentation was adapted.
  • Old .lase files from earlier versions of Chromium – which contain a different timestamp, can now be imported.
  • Exported publication graphics now get a generic filename which is no longer based on the mass channel tag, as this induced errors in certain situations.
  • A bug was solved which decoupled the mass channel labels from the corresponding dataset.


  • The descriptive statistics dock can now be used to compute some basic statistical data.


  • The background correction tool underwent an overhaul. This tool corrects for the gas background response during the scan based on interpolation. The changes to this tool were extensive. The most profound changes to the tool are: 1) all background fitting splines are computed at the same time, 2) statistical information wsa calculated abd tabulated for every mass channel, and 3) the regions in the signal upon which these background channels are calculated can be dynamically modified in a straightforward manner. The idea behind calculating all background models simultaneously is that anomalies in these model can be easily spotted by the user. A new tutorial was made and the documentation was adapted.


  • The way HDIP was checking for updates was not working correctly. This was fixed.