Fotoxx Changelog

New in version 15.01.1

January 18th, 2015
  • The French translation was updated and two minor bugs were fixed.

New in version 15.01 (December 31st, 2014)

  • Panorama: better image projection math for more precise stitching.
  • Several slider controls were given a log scale for easier and more precise
  • control of small changes near the neutral value.
  • Reduce Noise: new option: selectively apply to darker image areas.
  • Adding and editing plugins was made easier.
  • The Plugins menu was moved into the Edit menu.
  • Gallery view has a small layout change for improved appearance.
  • Gallery popup windows: F11 toggles full screen view, Escape terminates.
  • Magnify function: user interface was made more flexible.
  • Slide Show: zoom-in limit raised to 3x. Image retains native sharpness.
  • Map View: red dots are sized for good visibility at any map scale.
  • Bugfix: Printing an edited but unsaved image file printed the original file.

New in version 14.12 (December 1st, 2014)

  • Tools > Magnify Image: New function - analogous to viewing a printed image through a magnifying glass that can be moved freely over the image.
  • Tools > User Settings: When stepping through image files with the prev/next button or KB arrow keys, there is a new option to show only the last edited
  • version (or the original file if never edited).
  • Retouch Combo: The slider to emphasize darker...brighter pixels for color adjustments was made more effective.
  • New command parameter "nosync": Allows a faster startup, but search and map functions are disabled because of the risk of incorrect results. More information is in the Technical Notes section of the User Guide.
  • Select Area: The Finish dialog has a new option to extend the selection automatically to designated image corners - a time saver.
  • Bugfix: Edit Metadata was not being canceled if a conflicting function was started.
  • Bugfix: Adding geotags by clicking on a map sometimes failed.
  • Bugfix: Copy text from a dialog widget with Ctrl+C was not working.

New in version 14.11 (October 31st, 2014)

  • A world map and several larger-scale continental maps are provided in a separate package: fotoxx-maps. These maps show locations of photos having geotags. Clicking a map location shows a gallery of thumbnail images that can be selected in turn for viewing full size or editing. A user may add more maps, and these will work the same way.
  • Gallery thumbnail popup: expanded speed and functionality for zooming thumbnails and comparing images side by side.
  • Gallery scrolling is smoother and easier to control with the mouse: scrolls faster as mouse is dragged closer to top or bottom of window.
  • Sync Gallery can now have a KB shortcut (default 'S' for new installs).
  • Bugfix: Edit Geotags: If the dialog inputs were cleared to blanks, the image geotag data was not being erased.

New in version 14.10.2 (October 9th, 2014)

  • Bugfix: If an unmodified image was saved with a different file type, the wrong extension was used, e.g. a jpeg file could be saved as filename.png.

New in version 14.10.1 (October 2nd, 2014)

  • Bugfix: Upgrade from an older version of Fotoxx may make the window menus invisible. Workaround: delete the line "menu style" in the file /home//.fotoxx/parameters.
  • Translation updates for Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese.

New in version 14.10 (October 1st, 2014)

  • Make Waves effect: Horizontal and vertical wavelength, magnitude and variance can be set independently. More realistic appearance.
  • Drawing lines and arrows on an image or mashup montage was made easier:
  • create a line or arrow and then drag the end-points into final position.
  • Gallery popup image improvements: window fits image without margins, window and image can be scaled up or down with the mouse wheel.
  • New setting: Monitor scale: adjust panel scale for high DPI monitor.
  • Bugfix: Image date and size in the search index were not always updated when changed (this error fixed itself at the next Fotoxx startup).
  • Bugfix: The Print Image function with grid lines enabled did not print the horizontal grid lines clearly (adjacent black and white lines).
  • Bugfix: The Shift Colors function [reset] button reset the dialog controls but failed to reset the image edits.
  • Bugfix: Mashup crash when deleting and adding text in a mixed sequence.

New in version 14.09 (September 1st, 2014)

  • Dialogs set focus back to the main window after use of the [apply] or [next] button, so subsequent KB shortcuts will work without extra mouse action.
  • File Save: both unsaved metadata edits and image edits are now saved.
  • (Using [apply] in a metadata dialog saves only the metadata changes.)
  • Display "no more images" after deleting the last image in the current gallery (otherwise the window goes inexplicably blank).
  • Additional dialogs now restore previous inputs, also across sessions.
  • Search Images: if time is omitted in a date/time search range, then 00:00 or 23:59 is defaulted for the start or end time respectively.
  • Search Images: new option: include only the latest version of each image.
  • Batch Convert: If image files are renamed or moved and the originals are deleted, collections containing the images are updated automatically. The problematic Move Collections function was removed.
  • Gallery popup images: new option: use the same window or open another window when a thumbnail is clicked. The one window option is effectively a combined image and gallery view, with adjustable allocation of screen space between the two views, and two-click selection of each image to view.
  • Area Select: select by matching colors was made a little smarter.
  • Gallery Selection: the selection list is scrolled to keep new insertions in view.
  • There is a new utility function to find and display all duplicate images.
  • Slide Show: new option to auto-replay after reaching the end.
  • Bugfix: Manage Collections: dragging a thumbnail to the bottom of the gallery window would not scroll up if the window was maximized.

New in version 14.08 (August 1st, 2014)

  • The user interface for creating or replacing a collection was improved.
  • Images within a collection can now be rearranged by dragging thumbnails.
  • New effect: Make Waves: add random waviness to an image or selected areas.
  • The Undo/Redo button combined with the 'A' key becomes Undo/Redo all edits.
  • Editing metadata in RAW images is now allowed (restriction removed).
  • A few non-obvious dialog controls now have popup tips when moused-over.
  • Open Previous File retains zoom size and position to facilitate fast comparison
  • of two zoomed image versions.
  • The menu icon size is now adjustable in Tools > User Settings.