Zerene Stacker

Zerene Stacker Beta Testing Downloads

Looking for an explanation of how our “beta channel” works? See HERE for an explanation.

Note: Because these beta versions are downloaded relatively few times, they are sometimes not recognized as known good software by anti-malware packages. You may have to override your anti-malware's behavior of refusing to run unrecognized software.

If you have other security concerns about the beta installers, please see How To Validate A Download.

Current beta is:

  • macOS (Intel cpu): ZS-MacOSX-SA-T2022-07-07-1446-beta.zip, downloads as a .zip file that automatically expands into an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This is the recommended bundle for modern Intel Macs running macOS 10.14 or above. It is self-contained and includes its own Java 17 runtime environment.
    Length 48,409,750 bytes
    MD5 checksum eb6e0f15a0882cdcb6909e3c0736a4a4
    SHA-1 checksum f2871e66d2cb8fc08cae508e03c4206c9c8d150e
  • macOS (M-series ARM cpu): ZS-MacOSX-ARM-SA-T2022-07-07-1446-beta.zip, downloads as a .zip file that automatically expands into an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This is the recommended bundle for modern Macs with ARM cpu (“Apple silicon”). It is self-contained and includes its own ARM-native Java 17 runtime environment. Rosetta is required for the launch program and a few helper programs – so macOS will report the package as “Intel” – but all the heavy computation runs ARM-native.
    Length 47,211,841 bytes
    MD5 checksum df42459b73419acadd1056f13f4e9d43
    SHA-1 checksum 445aaa12f7f834c439a1006a573956d79660a749
  • macOS (interim): ZS-MacOSXinterim-SA-T2022-07-07-1446-beta.zip, downloads as a .zip file that automatically expands into an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This bundle is suitable for Macs running macOS 10.9 through 10.14. It is self-contained and includes its own Java runtime environment.
    Length 52,555,065 bytes
    MD5 checksum e5caa531679f58a8e5f7b1c3df1e239c
    SHA-1 checksum 279886351844b41477123259541ad80bb7726c91
  • Mac OS X (old): ZS-MacOSXold-SA-T2022-07-07-1446-beta.zip, downloads as an application bundle named ZereneStacker (.app).
    This bundle is not self-contained. It requires a Java runtime environment installed by Apple, and will prompt for installation of Java if one is not already installed. It runs as 64-bit where the processor and operating system support it, and as 32-bit otherwise.
    Length 8,677,195 bytes
    MD5 checksum b6263738095927289fddb8481755ca39
    SHA-1 checksum dac95ca028ccf5e21445b3bc8ded7bbe2fd0deaa

Note: On Macintosh and Linux, if you already have Zerene Stacker installed and are downloading a new version to update it, then you need to manually move the old version to trash, and move or rename the new version to replace it. Otherwise both versions will continue to be available, and you will run whichever one you happen to click on. For further information, see the FAQS on “Installing and Updating”. On Mac, when trashing out the old version, do NOT allow any third party uninstaller or cleanup applications like “AppCleaner” to run. In their enthusiasm to eliminate files that they think are not used, they're likely to also delete files you really do need, like your license key and Zerene Stacker configuration files.


Compared to the previous beta release T2022-07-04-1214-beta, this new T2022-07-07-1446-beta incorporates the following improvements:

  • Bug fixes:
    • Windows native Look & Feel, fix a too-thin slider bar in Options > Preferences.
    • Batch processing, do not allow overwriting an existing folder when saving new projects.

Compared to the current full release T2022-04-21-0715 and the corresponding T2022-04-21-0715-beta, this new T2022-07-07-1446-beta also incorporates the following improvements:

  • New features:
    • Added option to specify display monitor profile when color managing screen images.
    • Batch > Slabbing automatically selects “Add new files as already aligned”.
  • User interface:
    • Diagnose size mismatch between source images and dust/defects mask image.
    • Silently skip EXIF propagation if source image is not available at time of save.
    • DMap contrast setting dialog rings bell when opened.
    • “Uh-oh” popup notifications are suppressed if console log is already visible.
    • “Uh-oh” popup notification references Options > View Console Log.

Please immediately inform support@zerenesystems.com if you encounter any difficulties or odd behavior with this beta version. Be sure to send a console log if appropriate – instructions for that are provided HERE.

A complete list of modifications can be read in the Modification History.

Immediately previous beta was:

stacker/softwaredownloads/currentbeta.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/08 04:01 by rjlittlefield
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