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Software Revision History

This page provides information on changes for the current and previous versions of the NIST Viewer, WSQ Viewer and NIST Convert applications. To download the latest stable version of these software products, see this page.


ANSI NIST Viewer (NIST 2000/2007/2011) 2.0.0.4

New in 2.0.0.4:

  • New checks added for invalid special chars
  • Validation output window no longer changes size after a re-validation
  • Fixed issue with size and layout when exporting to TIFF
  • Exe and installers are now dual signed with sha-1 and sha-256

New in 2.0.0.3:

  • Now supports the overlay of Local Quality Issues polygons (9.357)
  • Updated AN2011, AN2013 and Interpol Lookups for validation
  • Improved support for non-standard JPEGB files
  • Additional Type 9 descriptions added

New in 2.0.0.2:

  • New NIST Validation menu options for AN2011, AN2013 and Interpol rule sets
  • Various improvements to support opening and validating Interpol 6.00.00a files
  • Fixed issue where some text in the about screen was not painted correctly
  • Fixed crash when adding an unsupported image type
  • Fixed issue where the default type 2 option was not able to be changed/saved
  • Fixed issue where JPEG 2000 files were not selectable when using the Insert Record function
  • Now supports adding Type 4 and Type 19 records
  • Added Type 19 record descriptions
  • Now displays type 98 and 99 record types
  • Changed default cardinality to "S" when inserting Type 20 records

New in 2.0.0.1:

  • Fixed issue with the New and Open menu items being disabled on startup

New in 2.0.0.0:

  • First release of version 2
  • NIST Files can now be saved as Binary or XML (Registered Users)
  • New option Insert Record, supports adding images for type 7,8,10,13,14,15,16,17 and 20
  • Type 2 descriptions added for the most common Interpol fields
  • The default type 2 descriptions can now be selected in options (CJIS or Interpol)
  • Fixed issue where field xx.998 was not displayed
  • Fields can now be Edited or Deleted
  • Now supports the CJIS XML format (ansi-nist)
  • Type 19 records did not display correctly
  • Major improvements to the reading and writing of NIST XML files
  • New about screen shows the current versions of the NIST Impex and WSQ libraries used in this build

New in 1.0.0.24:

  • Fixed an issue where NIST files with incorrect WSQ image dimensions could cause a crash
  • Uses the latest 1.38 NIST Impex API

New in 1.0.0.23:

  • Fixed issue where drag and drop of files could cause the listview to become out of sync
  • Type 2 fields with multiple values now displays all values not just the first
  • Type 2 descriptions added for the most common CJIS fields
  • Fixed issue that caused minutia overlay to be incorrectly scaled when a file contained a mix of 500 and 1000 dpi images
  • Fixed memory leak when navigating between tabs
  • Fixed memory leak when using the Export to TIFF options
  • Uses the latest 1.37 NIST Impex API

New in 1.0.0.22:

  • Various improvements to the support of Type 20, 21 and 22 records
  • New options available for system administrators to disable check for updates
  • New /S switch provided for silent install and uninstall
  • New /Allusers switch provided for silent install for all users
  • Uses the latest 1.36 NIST Impex API

New in 1.0.0.21:

  • Fixed issue which prevented Ten Print cards from printing images that were stored in Type 14 records
  • Ten Print cards now support printing of Dual Thumbs image.
  • Various other improvements

New in 1.0.0.20:

  • Fixed issue with Ten Print card export where the Race field (2.025) incorrect used Gender field (2.024)

New in 1.0.0.19:

  • Ten Print Form now includes the State ID (Field 2.015)
  • Plain Thumb print position boxes have been improved on Ten Print Form to reduce the possibility of clipping
  • Amputated or bandaged status (Field 2.084) now printed on ten print output when fingerprint image is not available
  • Type 1 sub field values and descriptions are now displayed
  • New Palm print form (Western Identification Network)
  • Uses the latest 1.35 NIST Impex API
  • Various other improvements

New in 1.0.0.18:

  • New Export to TIFF option for Ten Print and Palm Cards.
  • Additional descriptions added for fingerprint and palm fields.
  • Various other improvements.

New in 1.0.0.17:

  • Fixed issue where INCITS 378 only showed first core and delta
  • Precision improvements to all minutia conversion routines
  • Descriptions added for Type 8 and 18 fields
  • Descriptions added for Type 9 Legacy, FBI/IAFIS and INCITS 378 fields
  • Fixed feature set overlay scaling when scaling units were set to pixels per cm
  • Fixed issue in FBI/IAFIS deltas now correctly interprets the unset "direction not provided" state for deltas

New in 1.0.0.16:

  • Uses the latest 1.34 NIST Impex API
  • New Print Palm Card feature
  • Fixed issue opening XML encoded NIST files
  • Various improvements to the decode and display of Type 9 feature sets

New in 1.0.0.15:

  • Includes colour options for minutia ridge ending and bifurcation symbols
  • Minutia overlays now support minutia ridge ending and ridge bifurcation
  • Core and delta overlays now support angles, as well as up to three angles for delta
  • Now supports the overlay of multiple cores and deltas
  • All type 9 feature sets are now supported
  • Fixed overlay issue where some records would not overlay in the correct position.
  • Type 9 fields are now also displayed in the record info list, when there is also an associated image record.

New in 1.0.0.14:

  • Uses the latest 1.31 NIST Impex API
  • Now supports the viewing of XML encoded NIST files

New in 1.0.0.13:

  • Uses the latest 1.30 NIST Impex API
  • UTF8 encoded strings such as Arabic text are now correctly displayed
  • Type 11 Record tabs are now displayed

New in 1.0.0.12:

  • Fixed issue where some text output to the ten print template was not anti-aliased correctly
  • Improved placement precision of images, text and lines for ten print cards
  • Improved printer support for A4 and US Letter output for ten print cards.

New in 1.0.0.11:

  • Uses the latest 1.27 NIST Impex API
  • When saving images the appropriate file extension is now automatically appended to the filename.
  • Opening files that contain:
  • Type 11 (Forensic and investigatory voice record)
  • Type 12 (Forensic dental and oral record)
  • Type 22 (Non-photographic imagery data) records is now supported
  • Field description are now displayed in the listview for record types 1,4,10,14,15 and 17
  • Fixed issue which prevented files matching the filter extension showing in the save dialog
  • Now checks for updates on startup (can be disabled in options)
  • Print Ten Print Card option updated to support all livescan and non-livescan impression types

New in 1.0.0.10:

  • Uses the latest 1.25 NIST Impex API
  • 32bit and 64bit installers now available
  • Right Click image "Save as original format" context menu now includes the format the file will be saved as, i.e. wsq, png, jp2 etc...
  • Users can now copy Type 1 and 2 text by highlighting required fields and selecting "Copy to clipboard"
  • Fixed issues which caused Incorrect or no image to be saved when using Right Click "Save as Original"
  • Fixed issue that displayed record details for incorrect tab if Display Profile option was selected

New in 1.0.0.9:

  • Uses the latest 1.24 NIST Impex API
  • The text scar or tattoo is now displayed for those record types
  • Interpol formatted Type 7 records can now be decoded and displayed.
  • Type 19 record tabs now include text descriptions
  • New error messages added for both XML unsupported and file not found errors.
  • Options screen is now available
  • Option can now be selected to default to the front profile picture when opening NIST record
  • Users can now override the default colours used for Type 9 overlays (minutia/delta/core)

New in 1.0.0.8:

  • Print individual images and print entire NIST record to Ten Print Card format.

WSQ Viewer 2.0.0.0

New in 2.0.0.0:

  • First release of version 2
  • New about screen shows the current versions of the WSQ library used in this build
  • Fixed issue where the Copy file menu may be grayed out
  • Improved status bar to prevent some values being clipped
  • Status bar now includes Encoder version, and Compression Ratio

New in 1.0.0.2:

  • 32bit and 64bit installers now available
  • Now built using the latest VS2013 libraries
  • Built using our latest 1.8 WSQ Library
  • Implementation number and comments are now displayed
  • File Drag and Drop is now supported
  • Improved error display dialogs

ANSI NIST Convert (NIST 2000/2007/2011) 2.0.0.2

New in 2.0.0.2:

  • New actions "String Left" and "String Right"

New in 2.0.0.1:

  • New action "Export Biometrics of Type"
  • New action "Export All Biometrics"
  • New session variables RECORD_EXPORT_COUNT and IDC
  • Exporting images of type JPEG2000 now exports with extension of .jp2

New in 2.0.0.0:

  • Fixed spelling mistakes
  • Fixed issue preventing the hyper link in the about screen from working
  • Now using the v2 Impex library
  • Now using the v2 WSQ library
  • Impex and WSQ version information can now be seen in the about screen
  • New global variables WSQ_VERSION IMPEX_VERSION and CONVERT_VERSION added
  • HTML report now includes an overview for the completed conversion task
  • PDF Help documentation can now be launched by pressing F1 from with the app
  • Rules Load now has an icon
  • New Action "Add Hash", generates the xx.996 hash for all supported records

New in 1.0.0.12:

  • Records with non-conformant leading zeros are now auto-fixed during conversion
  • New action added "Replace Strings"
  • Fixed issue that prevented some action values from being cleared
  • Now using the latest 1.37 NIST Impex library

New in 1.0.0.11:

  • Add Field or Write To CSV now supports reading values from subfields
  • New action “Disable Save”
  • Fixed issued where the original file extension was not output to html report
  • Various Improvements

New in 1.0.0.10:

  • %FILENAME% variable can now be used with Add Field or Write To CSV to output the filename currently being processed
  • %FILEEXTENSION% variable can now be used with Add Field or Write To CSV to output the filename currently being processed
  • Fixed issue that prevented the Copy Field Action from working
  • New action added "Change File Extension"
  • Now using the latest 1.35 NIST Impex library
  • Various Improvements

New in 1.0.0.9:

  • Source and Destination Folder now defaults to the previously used values
  • Rule File now defaults to the previously used values
  • Conversion Rule Load and Save dialog improved.
  • New supported file extension added for .nist files
  • RS and US separators can now be included when using Add Field
  • New Action Add Field If Missing

New in 1.0.0.8:

  • Fixed core and delta not being written for INCITS 378 format
  • Fixed biometric export action exporting incorrect record
  • New Action Delete Feature Set added
  • Various improvements to feature set conversion

New in 1.0.0.7:

  • First fully functional demo version available
  • Uses the latest 1.34 NIST Impex API
  • FREE Batch conversion of up to 5 NIST records at a time, if you require unlimited conversion please consider purchasing

New in 1.0.0.6:

  • Uses the latest 1.20 Impex Engine
  • Now using the vs2013 libraries
  • Output to CSV option provides export of any Type 1 or Type 2 fields to CSV
  • Improved warning messages when attempting to add rules
  • Fixed issues with Load and Save in Conversion Rules
  • Fixed issue with ConvertToCJIS when invalid Type 15 records are present
  • Fixed buffer overrun in ConvertToCJIS Type 15 records, this may result in random crashes depending on location of record, and would result in Type 7 records being slightly larger after conversion.
  • Menu icons have been added for Windows Vista and above
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