napari 0.4.14#

We’re happy to announce the release of napari 0.4.14! napari is a fast, interactive, multi-dimensional image viewer for Python. It’s designed for browsing, annotating, and analyzing large multi-dimensional images. It’s built on top of Qt (for the GUI), vispy (for performant GPU-based rendering), and the scientific Python stack (numpy, scipy).

This is a small release containing some new features and fixing a few issues that have come up since 0.4.13 was released.

This release adds the ability to convert a shapes layer to a labels layer from a context menu available on right clicking the layer list entry (#3978). Our vectors layer has gained the ability to render vectors in 2D across multiple slices (#2902) and points in the points layer can now be hidden individually (#3625).

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Complete list of changes below:


  • Enable shapes layer (right click) > convert to labels (#3978)

  • Out-of-slice rendering for Vectors (#2902)

  • Hide points individually (#3625)

New Features#


  • Update tests to remove warnings (#3974)

  • Add test to check that things are removed properly (#3996)

  • Change base point slice thickness to half a unit (#3997)

  • Change base vector slice thickness to half a unit (#4001)

  • Use scikit-image[data] in the bundle (#4024)

  • Rename n_dimensional to out_of_slice_display in Points and Vectors (#4007)

  • Raise reader plugin errors sooner, (avoid cryptic error messages) (#4026)

  • Unlink close button from plugins (#4027)

  • Update QtProgressBar total when progress total is changed (#4034)

  • Update on merge to stack action ordering (#4033)

Bug Fixes#

  • Fix about on python 3.10 (#3972)

  • Revert changes to scikit-image test API (#3979)

  • Fix missing builtins in bundle (#3982)

  • Don’t use texture_format auto if float textures not available on machine (#3990)

  • Fix error when setting ndisplay=3 with empty shapes layer in viewer (#4003)

  • Fix bug preventing close button on dock widgets (#4006)

  • Fix point symbol on instantiation (#4043)

  • Only set dims kwargs on viewer after adding layer (#4021)

  • Imsave deprecation (#4057)

API Changes#


Build Tools and Docs#

  • DOC: Misc doc syntax. (#3985)

  • Fix include_package_data inclusion in the “your first plugin” docs page (#4022)

  • 0.4.14 translation strings (#4029)

  • Use python -m pytest with xvfb-action (#4046)

  • Update packaging files, remove and requirements.txt (#4014)

11 authors added to this release (alphabetical)#

11 reviewers added to this release (alphabetical)#