Release Notes: The commonly used edit functions can be more easily applied to a series of images (e.g. for the initial processing of fresh images from a camera). The Ubuntu launcher has three options: blank window, last image viewed, or a gallery of recent images. Rotate +90 and -90 can have user-defined keyboard shortcuts. The escape key can be used to cancel dialogs. The parameter "jpeg quality" is adjustable and saved across sessions. Two minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: Menus and toolbars can now be placed vertically on the left for better space utilization on widescreen monitors. Managing collections is now easier. When selecting image files for batch operations, collections, etc., a range can be inserted or deleted anywhere in the sequence. The gallery view now includes image sizes and dates, and hovering the mouse over a thumbnail triggers a popup window with key metadata. Icons for all edit functions have been added for use in the Favorites menu. Translations have been updated for French, Netherlands, and Catalan. One significant and one minor bug have been fixed.
Release Notes: This release adds the ability to create images with false colors. There are several minor UI improvements for convenience and simplicity. Two significant bugs and four minor ones have been fixed.
Release Notes: This release features user interface improvements and bugfixes. World map pan/scroll was made to work like image pan/scroll. Using the world map to find images by location was simplified. Icons in the favorites menu can be individually sized. Batch functions and slide show can select multiple images and image ranges from the gallery-navigator. The image brightness histogram has separate RGB colors. A new right-click popup menu offers fast access to many functions. User-defined keyboard shortcuts are another way. Five minor bugs and irritants were fixed.
Release Notes: This release focuses on the user interface and efficiency. The user guide and F1 help is now available in Spanish. A custom graphics menu in a popup window was added. Desired functions can be added and arranged to taste using the mouse. The search index is more efficient: metadata edit and image search should remain fast beyond 500K images. Large images open 30% faster and memory usage is down. RAW files can be opened in Ufraw (menu or thumbnail click). Batch RAW conversion now has a dialog to configure options. An alternate pan/scroll mode was added: image sticks to the mouse pointer.
Release Notes: RAW files are now visible in the galleries and can be opened and edited with Fotoxx or Ufraw. Batch RAW conversion parameters are user configurable and the process runs faster. A wavelet noise reduction method was adapted from dcraw. A tool to fix chromatic aberration (color fringes) was added. Support for PNG files with 16-bit color was added. A world map shows the locations of geotagged images - click a location to see a corresponding image gallery, view, or edit from there. The vignette function was extended to brighten, darken, or colorize from any image center using a flexible response curve.
Release Notes: Selecting an area by matching color tones is now smoother and more responsive. An unwanted object can be overpainted using a background taken from elsewhere in the image. A new vignette tool can create a dark or colored surround of the central area, or remove a radial brightness falloff in an old photo. The border of a selected area can be adjusted incrementally using the mouse. Indexing and thumbnail creation for newly-found images has been made faster, over 2,000/minute on a strong computer. Seven other minor improvements have been made, and one significant bugfix.
Release Notes: Smart Erase and Remove Dust are slightly more effective. Retouch brightness/contrast/color and tone mapping are 25-40% faster. Retouch by "painting" with the mouse (dodge and burn) is much more responsive. If at startup the previous image file is no longer present then a gallery of recent files is shown. The toolbar can be set to show text, icons, or both. Translations can be edited interactively as Fotoxx is being used, and the changes are immediately effective. Several other minor interface improvements were made and one minor bug was fixed.
Release Notes: A Portuguese translation was added. A Mass Resize function was added. Linux standard trash is now used. For area selection, the follow-edge method works better for jagged edges and the select-by-color method is faster and easier to control. A "list view" option was added to the image gallery display. Live help (F1 key) is now available for all functions. HDF, HDR, and Panorama can handle greater image misalignments more accurately. View/edit EXIF data was made easier to process a series of images, e.g. to add text comments. Several other interface improvements and bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: The composite image functions were reworked to extend functionality and improve the user interface. There is more use of multiple threads. Panorama can join up to four images instead of only two. Rearranging can be done using the mouse. Brightness and color balance are automatically matched to a chosen image. HDF (high depth of field) can join up to nine images instead of only two. HDF and HDR (high dynamic range) warp the images if needed for more precise alignment. A greater amount of shift or rotation between images can be compensated more accurately. Other minor improvements and bug fixes were made.