Gwyddion is a modular program for SPM (scanning probe microscopy) data visualization and analysis. Primarily it is intended for analysis of height fields obtained by scanning probe microscopy techniques (AFM, MFM, STM, SNOM/NSOM) and it supports many SPM data formats. However, it can also be used for general height field and image processing, for instance for analysis of profilometry data. See the overview of data processing functions.
Gwyddion is Free and Open Source software, covered by GNU General Public License. It aims to provide a modular program for 2D data processing and analysis that can be easily extended by third-party modules and scripts. Moreover, the status of free software enables to provide the source code to developers and users, which makes the further program improvement easier.
Gwyddion works on GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and FreeBSD operating systems on common architectures, all systems can be used also for developement. Its graphical user interface is based on Gtk+ and porting to other systems supported by Gtk+ should be easy.
2014-12-24: The first public version of libgwyfile was released: libgwyfile-0.8. The generic GWY file functionality is complete, however, most functions for convenient reading and writing of Gwyddion GWY files are still missing.
2014-12-07: Work has started on libgwyfile, a small MIT-licensed embeddable library for reading and writing of GWY files. No versioned release has been made yet but it is taking shape fast.
2014-11-14: Version 2.39 “Magnitude and Direction” was released with several new file modules, a new translation and other improvements. The most anticipated feature is, however, probably the rewritten image export. See the full list for details.
A new version of the sample standalone
module was released:
threshold-example-2.4. It includes
support for integrated help, introduced in Gwyddion 2.38, and fixes version
check issues. So the sample module is still compatible with older versions
2014-09-18: Version 2.38 “Index Infiltration” was released, featuring an integrated help (sort of), a bunch of new file modules, pygwy and volume data processing improvements and more. The detailed news contain the full list.
2014-06-27: Version 2.37 “Too Technical Tears” was released. It contains a number of mask and grain-related improvements but also a new file module, synthesis module and lots of other goodies. See the detailed news for the full list.
2014-06-06: The on-line module list is now available in all languages for which a user guide translation exists. The links in language version of the list point to the documentation written in the same language.
2014-04-07: We are happy to announce the publication of a Measurement Science and Technology paper Independent analysis of mechanical data from atomic force microscopy which deals with independent volume force-distance data fitting. The integration of the methods described there to Gwyddion is underway, at least a part should appear in the following version.
2014-04-03: Download links that point to the SourceForge.net file repository were corrected to point directly to the actual files. We are sorry for the inconvenience when they were being redirected to the repository root.
2014-04-02: Version 2.36 “Casual Collider” was released. The main new features are three synthetic data modules but there was a bunch of other changes, see the detailed news for the full list.
A new version of the sample standalone
threshold-example-2.3, was released. It includes
support for logging of data operations which was introduced in Gwyddion 2.35.
The logging support is compiled only if a sufficiently new Gwyddion is
found so the sample module is still compatible with older versions.
2014-03-02: Version 2.35 “Record Rampage” was released. See the detailed news for the full list of changes.
2013-12-18: Updated MS Windows installers, denoted 2.34-1, were released to correct the crash when Gwyddion is run in Italian.
2013-12-15: Version 2.34 “The Frame Fungus” was released. It brings new affine distortion correction and Otsu's thresholding modules and a number of NT-MDT improvements – among lots of other changes that are all listed in the detailed news. It also brings some toolbox tweaks, which requires the obligatory XKCD reference.
Gwyddion developement is supported by Department of Nanometrology, Czech Metrology Institute.