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Editors' Review

by   / April 09, 2014

An acronym for Optical Multi-Channel Analyzer, OMA for Mac acts as a photometric image processing and display software. Though this app's framework is rather old, its main features can still come in handy.

Pros

Feature-rich: OMA for Mac offers a wide range of features including camera and digital I/O control, 2D vector field processing, macro scriptability, basic and complex image processing, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) processing routines, and the ability to display photometric images with custom color maps, all of which work as intended.

Plenty of macros: The official Web site of the software features many free macros and sample OMA images created by other users.

GNU Public License: OMA for Mac's full source code is available for download. However, you need to register if you plan to modify it.

Cons

Outdated programming language: The most recent version (version 3.0) of the app was built using Carbon framework, a relatively outdated language especially in the context of running applications on Mac OS. A new version is in the works, though. It will be Cocoa-based and will employ C++ image class.

No 64-bit mode: The upcoming version of this software will run in 64-bit mode and is expected to offer better performance.

Bottom Line

While OMA for Mac features a photometric image processing and display software that can still be useful to some, this app feels outdated, overall. It needs to be updated to properly compete with other similar applications. So wait until the new version.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Developers of OMA
Publisher web site http://oma-x.org
Release Date January 07, 2014
Date Added January 07, 2014
Version 3.0

Category

Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Image Viewers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.46MB
File Name oma_dist.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 305
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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