This isn’t really a question, but I started getting the above error message that is apparently kinda common on here among those of us trying to generate multispectral images in Windows 10. In all of our cases, the error appears on Windows 10 even though identical micaToolbox downloads worked on Ubuntu, Mac, or other Windows 10 PCs.
In my case, I got a more specific error message by running the dcrawWin.exe, which complained about missing .dll files. Installing current Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes did not fix the errors. However, install of >10 year old .dll files does fix the issue, and allows dcraw and micaToolbox to do their thing. This sort of makes sense, since dcraw has been around a while, and Windows folks may not have older files unless they’ve installed other older programs. If you’re having this issue, try downloading Visual C++ redistributables from 2005-2013 and see if it helps!
Thank you for the support! Indeed the latest version of the toolbox does not use dcraw anymore but there might be cases where people do need to revert to older version of the toolbox. Much appreciated!
*same person, my username is locked out or something. Hopefully not for lame posts!*
Can you say more about the switch away from dcraw? Someone in our lab and I both got the error on recent, new 2.2.2 installs on Windows 10 on two different machines. It looks the error message traces back to DCRAW_import.ijm, which is still called by ‘Generate Multispectral Image’ on a fresh Windows install. Are the references to dcraw just outdated, and the issue we’re experiencing is actually with LibRaw?
Hahaha, sry for the locking out, that shouldn’t happen.
All I know about the switch is as per Jolyon’s update last year: http://www.empiricalimaging.com/2020/10/20/micatoolbox-update-v2-2/
Jolyon definitely would know, sorry I can’t help on this one. However, in the past many similar errors could be traced back to where and how the toolbox was installed and executed, so maybe there’s a way to fix it by making sure the installation guide is applied in detail? I’m running my versions on Win10 (I think most people are).