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Version History

16 JAN 2017 / Version 4.2.30

Improved support of display settings with text sizing greater 100%. Better readability on small size, but ultra-high resolution, screens as common on modern Windows tablets.

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Fixed: Synchronizing Image Archive folders with corresponding folders in StudioLine MediaCenter.

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Fixed: Editing program shortcuts to external program not displaying correct default application and not always saving changes.

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Fixed: Display order of searched images.

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Enhanced folder settings: Select font, font size and color.

Fixed: Updated variables did not show in second StudioLine instance immediately after a search/replace.

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18 NOV 2014 / Version 4.0.22

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Improved user interface support for high-resolution displays, especially when scaling options are set in the Windows display settings.

Improved feedback from MediaCenter.email in cases of delivery problems or if a suspect file was detected.

23 APR 2015 / Version 4.2.1

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Support for additional RAW formats.

User interface is being transitioned to a new, "dark" theme.

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Enable watermarks on images sent with MediaCenter.email.

Optimized backup to hard disk, if external originals are missing.

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Improved search/replace user interface allowing users to replace content with one that has different mixed case letters.

Fixed: Detection of 64-bit SQL Server instances when attaching database.

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Inserting text objects from menu maintains stacking order.

Text properties (like font name or size) can be applied directly to a text objects, without having to first open its content in the text editor.

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Fixed: “Image Archive Filter” could cause user interface to seize up.

MediaCenter.email can resume interrupted uploads, e.g., after connectivity problems.

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Fixed: Scrolling through thumbnail list after the preview area had been resized.

19 MAR 2015 / Version 4.1.0

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23 JUN 2014 / Version 4.0.5

Fixed: Invisible gradation curve in “Gradation” image tool.

Fixed: Importing zip files with image paths longer than 260 characters.

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01 SEP 2014 / Version 4.0.14

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Images received by DigitalXpress will retain the sender's sort order.

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04 FEB 2016 / Version 4.2.20

Keywords list can be docked at the right side of the StudioLine window, alongside descriptors or image tools.

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Fixed: Search arguments that include a period.

Printer selection drop-down list now displays entire printer names.

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During MediaCenter upload, offer to substitute a proxy image for any missing originals.

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StudioLine Web Publishing and DigitalXpress: Quicker detection of file transfer connectivity issues reduces retry delays.

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Improved handling of unexpected conditions when reading XMP files.

28 OCT 2014 / Version 4.0.20

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18 MAY 2015 / Version 4.2.2

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Updates to French and Spanish texts.

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Fixed: Several issues with the “Crop & Rotate” tool.

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Fixed: Actually use the saved setting that had been selected for emailing an image.

Fixed: “out of memory” message when opening a web page in the editor.

Larger text improves readability of image rendering settings for MediaCenter.email.

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Fixed: Program intermittently failed to respond if newly loaded images were deleted right-away.

Increased performance when applying image tool actions to selected images.

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Fixed: Content index service caused sharing violations during database maintenance.

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Enable sending entire folders and sub folders with MediaCenter.email.

Conversion of user interface to a darker theme completed, including bigger font sizes for better readability.

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“The thumbnails in the image archive pane can now be filtered for video files.

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Various user interface elements adapted to permit screen resolutions exceeding 96 dpi.

Fixed: Incomplete search results when wild cards or semicolon characters were being used.

» StudioLine Photo Basic 4, » Photo Classic 4, » Photo Pro 4 and » Web Designer 4 published.

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Fixed: program exception when dragging thumbnails in order to create copies.

24 FEB 2016 / Version 4.2.21

Improved user guidance for creating and exporting Collages.

New centralized licensing tool: An administrator can now maintain product keys for all clients from the server instance.

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Enhanced readability of the filter pane on Windows systems with a font setting exceeding 100%.

Improved detection of an improperly closed database, likely caused by a hardware or system issue, that otherwise could prevent StudioLine from starting again.

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The names of fonts in the font list are displayed in their respective typeface.

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The "Search" input field now permits text longer than the visible space. Oversized input will scroll during editing.

In Load Assistant, the checkbox for each thumbnail is enabled, even while Shift key is depressed.

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Fixed: Message “Query too complex” in StudioLine Explorer “Image Archive” for extreme folder depths.

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Fixed: The need for compacting the database will centrally coordinated via the server instance.

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Fixed: “Search” function wasn’t returning images after their descriptor content had been changed.

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22 SEP 2015 / Version 4.2.12

Fixed: A cropping rectangle touching the edge of a rotated image could not be enlarged by dragging other sides.

Fixed: Occasional difficulty dragging corners of cropping rectangle.

Improvements to Load Assistants’ ability to select multiple images.

27 JAN 2016 / Version 4.2.19

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New icon to indicate that filters are applied to selected images.

Additional information upsized to the optional SQL Server database, allowing considerably larger image archives.

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Fixed: Loading files from cameras not associated with a drive letter.

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On collages the bottommost and rightmost guides display the distance to the page border.

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25 NOV 2015 / Version 4.2.15

Automated recovery from errors in full-text index.

22 NOV 2016 / Version 4.2.28

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Fixed: Problems resetting Crop & Rotated image tool or choosing an aspect ratio if rotation angle is set.

Readability improvement for combo boxes with checkmark or icon items.

When cropping an image using the fixed aspect ratio, dragging one edge will move the other edges synchronously.

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Handling additional exceptional conditions that might occur during database recovery from journal.

Fix: Correct rating icon below images.

Fixed: Program error in custom print function.

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“Export” function will now retain the sort order from Image Archive per default.

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Support of Nikon .NRW files in Load Assistant.

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Fixed: More robust handling of corrupted settings file (resulting from prior operating system failure) during program start.

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Fixed: "Placeholder" image not refreshed promptly after dropping in a replacement image.

Fixed: Red-Eye Removal tool with certain Windows system font sizes.

Enhanced performance for loading and displaying large images in the image viewer.

Fixed: Crash in image preview of export / email function.

StudioLine Web: Text copied from a web browser may now be pasted into the Text object of a page.

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Improved performance, synching and reliability when using parallel StudioLine instances.

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Message boxes and progress bars now consistently appearing in the foreground of the current window.

Fix: Renaming of image archive folders.

Images marked “Write CD/DVD” or selected in “Include Subfolders” view will be exported to the disc’s root folder, rather than duplicating the image archive subfolder structure.

Fixed: Update page previews in StudioLine Explorer after a web page had been saved.

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09 MAR 2016 / Version 4.2.22

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Clicking the disc icon below an external image in the Image Archive allows opening its location in Windows Explorer.

Fixed: The controls in the image tools pane might disappear if the list of tools was displayed with a scroll bar.

Improved handling of devices like Nikon Coolpix or Sony smartphones by Load Assistant.

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09 DEC 2015 / Version 4.2.17

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14 JUL 2015 / Version 4.2.7

Added the image file type to the "Info" popup of the image viewer.

Fixed: Issues with editing descriptors, when a variable is chosen from the selection list.

Fixed: Improved handling of issues with external email applications when preparing Technical Support Requests.

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Fixed: Selections from DigitalXpress "New Images" might download twice.

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20 APR 2015 / Version 4.2.0

Fix: Corrected size when showing cropped pictures in Image Viewer.

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Support for text sizing greater 100% added to more dialogs; a commonly found display setting on modern Windows tablets.

Fixed: "Delete Marker" function sometimes did not actually remove markers.

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Fixed: Active SQL Server instance not found when initiating the upsizing procedure from menu.

New slide show control panel offers auto-hide function after a few seconds without mouse activity.

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Fixed: Set image as Windows desktop background.

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Integrity check of text index for added reliability of search function.

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Fixed: Intermittent program exception when creating video thumbnail.

Fixed zoomed display in image viewer for images with filters applied.

Fixed incorrect scrolling in image archive, when no descriptors were displayed below thumbnail images.

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17 SEP 2014 / Version 4.0.15

A large file transfer in progress for the “Send via Email” function can now be interrupted.

“Crop” dialog allows entering a user defined aspect ratio.

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Eliminated browser compatibility warning in Geo Explorer.

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New status icon “Found in MediaCenter” with a link to view that image on the MediaCenter website.

Fixed: Permit video file names containing blanks.

Added a “subject” field to the MediaCenter.email “send” screen.

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Fixed: Image import/export issues when original file didn’t have a file type.

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18 OCT 2014 / Version 4.0.18

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16 JUL 2014 / Version 4.0.12

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19 SEP 2016 / Version 4.2.27

Additional RAW formats supported to accomodate new camera models.  ->Full List

Improved reliability and user feedback when importing videos.

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30 JUL 2014 / Version 4.0.13

Maintain the user's order of "Sent Items" subfolders in DigitalXpress.

18 JUN 2015 / Version 4.2.5

07 NOV 2014 / Version 4.0.21

Fixed: Improved reporting and logging of Windows return codes during database maintenance and site import.

Fixed: Database repair not initiated if unchanged database still exists.

Several fixes for the user interface, incl. many related to Windows system font sizes.

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The context menu of an image in the image archive (right mouse click), has an option to create a collage, starting with that image.

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Performance improvements loading a page or web gallery, if SQL Server is used as database.

Slightly brighter title bar text improves readability for dialogs without focus.

30 MAR 2015 / Version 4.1.1

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Improved performance and addressed potential stability issue when opening a web page for editing.

Sending files via MediaCenter.email enabled directly from StudioLine Explorer.

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New criteria for the “Show Specific Images” button of the image archive to filter MediaCenter images.

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06 AUG 2015 / Version 4.2.9

Enhanced image viewer enables the mouse wheel for zooming, and dragging the mouse to move the clipped area.

07 JAN 2016 / Version 4.2.18

New tab in filter pane showing active filters for selected images.

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Fixed: Wrong image displayed when double-clicking search result in StudioLine Explorer.

Fixed: Possible memory problem when importing video files.

03 JUN 2015 / Version 4.2.4

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Increased performance when selecting/deselecting images while detail view is open.

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The name of the downloaded MediaCenter.email zip file will now be based on the email subject.

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In Web or Collage mode, the „Copy“ button for font settings can now be used against text object without opening content.

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Recycle bin now supports DEL key for deleting selected images, and the key combination Ctrl+A to select the entire recycle bin.

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Fixed: possible crash when menu function "StudioLine Explorer", Projects or Pages, was invoked.

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MediaCenter.email: Offer suggestion of previously used email recipients.

Added ability to rename a user, reset passwords and set an initial password for a new user.

Improved user interface during login and user maintenance.

Fixed: Copying an image within StudioLine had included set markers (for export, email, etc.)

Fixed: Previews for slow loading images were missing from the “Export” or “Email” dialog.

Use the file’s extension to compensate for missing file type information.

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Play-back of videos no longer depends on installed codecs.

Fixed: StudioLine Photo Pro indexing service locked database, preventing database compression.

Fixed compatibility problems with AMD Radeon graphics cards.

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11 JUL 2016 / Version 4.2.26

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Use the highest JPG quality of a design element and its child elements, when rendering as an HTML object.

New Filter Preset "Square to Circle" for Web or Collage modes. Results in a circular stencil effect, with an interior drop shadow, for a square input image. (If the image is not already square, use the cropping tool first.)

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11 NOV 2015 / Version 4.2.14

New context menu option for folders with subfolders allows colorizing the folder, including all subfolders.

Switching from "Collages" or "Web" to "Image Archive" will open the last used image folder.

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Enhanced rating tool, incl. a "reverse rating" function to inverse a "1" to a "5", a "4" to a "2", etc.

MediaCenter.email will give precedence to sending currently selected images over resuming an interrupted send process.

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11 DEC 2014 / Version 4.0.23

Fixed: "Send via MediaCenter.email" context menu item was omitted for video files.

Correction of possible problems during search, which would have selected all images.

Fixed: Correct thumbnail orientation after a square image is rotated.

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22 JUN 2016 / Version 4.2.24

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StudioLine Pro: Available product updates on the server may fail to start on workstations.

Support for additional RAW formats.

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Fixed: Possible program error when browsing for missing external images.

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Eliminated potential startup delays when StudioLine data folder is situated on a NAS device.

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Fixed: Program fault when opening a folder containing a corrupted movie file.

Fixed: The Crop & Rotate image tool no longer swaps the aspect ratio whenever the rotation angle is changed.

10 SEP 2015 / Version 4.2.11

24 JUN 2016 / Version 4.2.25

New context menu items in bottom bar of filters to view original or edited images.

Improved image quality, when displaying low resolution images in the Image Viewer.

Several fixes for the user interface, incl. many related to Windows system font sizes.

Added support for the RAW file format of more camera models.

Improved ease-of-use with redesigned Image Settings dialog for MediaCenter.

When exporting original images, display a progress bar while applying Exif/IPTC information.

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Improved handling during application shutdown, in case remote connections are terminated immediately after "Close" button has been pressed.

Improved user guidance: New hint when a descriptor 's edit field is first clicked. Reminds users how to apply entered values to an entire selection of images.

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9 JUL 2014 / Version 4.0.10

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FTP publishing profiles now support spaces in remote directory names.

During startup, prevent "Database Optimization" messages to be hidden beneath other dialogs.

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The image archive thumbnail used for a video can now be selected by the user.

When the watermark dialog is opened, a new hint informs the user that existing settings could be loaded from the settings list.

Fixed: Possible problems when dragging images from StudioLine Explorer “Image Archive”.

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Improved handling for menu bar. Toolbar menus will be closed automatically once the mouse cursor moves away from the open menu. This allows easier access of tools covered underneath.

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Fixed: Descriptors and text might have overlaid when editing slideshow settings.

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Size of left and right panels is restored during subsequent start.

Fixed: Display issues with welcome screen and export window when text sizes larger than 100% are configured in the Windows "Display Settings".

Improvements when displaying images in the Image Viewer in zoomed mode.

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LoadAssistant now more lenient with imperfect Window Shell interfaces supplied by third party storage manufacturer.

Fixed: Program fault when a temporarily locked database prevented access.

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Improved handling of foreign characters in filenames or the subject of MediaCenter.email, or if the path and filenames were too long.

MediaCenter can now retain a manual sort order from the Image Archive.

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02 DEC 2016 / Version 4.2.29

10 MAR 2015 / Version 4.0.26

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New Keyboard shortcuts when editing a folder name: Ctrl+A  selects all characters; Ctrl+Shift+A toggles case.

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Permit canceling a MediaCenter.email upload in progress.

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Fixed issues with the “Search” not finding all matching images.

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Resolved issues when working with descriptors, such as truncated group title, number and currency formatting and the unintended replacement of existing text when an additional descriptor is added.

MediaCenter.email: Ability to save current Export Settings under new name.

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Automatic resume of MediaCenter.email upload, if a connection was temporarily lost.

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09 MAY 2016 / Version 4.2.23

Fixed: Possible problems during “Search”,  “Search/ Replace”.

Improved usability and performance when using “Standard Print” for a large number of images; a progress bar keeps user informed and the process can be interrupted.

Fixed: Final paragraph in “Text” object might be lost if not terminated with an end of line indicator.

New text indexing service on server enhances client performance.

Images loaded from the local Microsoft® "OneDrive" folder will always be stored internally in the Image Archive, regardless of any "Copy" Preferences settings. This prevents data loss if the original image is subsequently deleted from the OneDrive cloud account.

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Improvements when proposing a substitute folder name in dialog "New Folder", if the name entered already existed.

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More intuitive presentation in image archive of images for which the Original is no longer available.

Fixed: Possible deadlock due to concurrent image cache updates, e.g., by multiple instances.

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Added expanding / collapsing of individual dialogs inside the filter pane by double clicking a filter's title bar.

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Fixed: Issues with Export preview and Watermark image tool, when the external original was missing.

Fixed: After an image is rotated by 90° with the Crop & Rotate image tool, the aspect ratio information will be refreshed immediately.

Fixed: text editor toolbar is no longer disabled when clicking on another text object while the editor is already active.

On an installation with multiple databases, the compression function will indicate the current database being processed.

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Fixed: "Search" field disappeared if dialog is sized too small.

Fixed: Input field for descriptors did not show drop-down list on systems with oversized font settings.

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Fixed: Issues with line breaks in text links.

Videos taken in portrait format will play in proper orientation.

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The watermark text settings conveniently open as soon as the user starts editing text.

Fixed: Text editor toolbar was disabled when clicking on another text object while the editor is active.

Improved reliability when reconstructing a database from a prior backup plus journal records.

Fixed: Display issues on systems with oversized font settings.

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Fixed: Trouble loading certain video files due to their metadata formatting.

“Search” dialog now has “case sensitive” option.

Fixed: A Windows “Display Settings” exceeding 100% size might have prevented the Filter Preset “New”, “Delete” and “Save” buttons from showing.

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Improved performance when opening folders and displaying images.

03 NOV 2015 / Version 4.2.13

21 OCT 2014 / Version 4.0.19

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Fixed: Trouble starting StudioLine when anti-virus software prevents loading of required modules that are not digitally signed.

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MediaCenter.email: Fixed issues arising from sending original images stored by early versions of StudioLine.

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Add support for MV4 video format.

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Fixed a possible program fault when loading images on a web page that is lacking a template.

Improved performance when deleting descriptors from a large number of images.

Improved MediaCenter.email handling. Alert whenever sending is still under way while user tries to close program. At next start, offer to resume sending.

Fixed: Possible program error when dragging images past MediaCenter window.

Button in Image Viewer appears whenever needed to browse for new location of external images.

Fixed: Deleting an image shortcut from the StudioLine recycle bin with image original remaining in the StudioLine database.

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Fixed: Colorizing folders in cases where the total number of folders exceeds 65,000.

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Prerequisite Microsoft’s .NET 4.6.2 and Visual C++ 2015 runtime are now included with the installer.

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New “Report” mode in “Layout Templates Explorer” to show templates by name or dates.

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Fixed: Newly opened text editor required click in editor to get keyboard focus.

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Fixed: Issues with scrolling and background color when a web page exceeded 32,000 pixels in height.

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20 MAR 2017 / Version 4.2.33

Updated StudioLine Explorer for “Image Archive offers sorting in list preview. Folders and text previews will scale to the display settings.

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Better rendering of icons for the StudioLine Explorer and project lists, when text sizing is set to greater 100%.

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Prompts with checkboxes will now have a checkmark indicating the default.

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When switching between StudioLine modes, non-applicable hints from the previous mode are closed.

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The StudioLine run-time is now also digitally signed to satisfy any security software a user might have installed.

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Fixed: Some StudioLine actions were still possible even though a modal message box required response.

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Creating a new design element will show usage hints, and automatically open its properties for easy adjusting of defaults.

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The context menu now groups the design element related options into their own submenu.

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Rendering of “Link” dialog better accommodates Windows text and scaling display options.

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Fixed: Issues with obsolete hints and progress bars remaining on screen.

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Fixed: Potential performance and stability impacts due to unnecessary database locking.

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Fixed: Problems in detail view, or when scaling down large bitmap images.

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Fixed: Isolated issues when pasting text into a descriptor field.

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Fixed: Links on transparent or otherwise invisible design elements will be properly rendered.

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Fixed: Objects dragged into a design element are placed as intended, even if page is being auto-scrolled.

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Fixed: Issues caused by redundant message boxes from “link” dialog.

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30 MAR 2017 / Version 4.2.34

Fixed: Missing graph of Gradation Curve image tool.

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Fixed: Pipette of White Balance image tool in detail view.

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Fixed: Possible deadlock when switching folders.

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Fixed: Possible program fault while extracting a preview video frame.

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Fixed: XMP sidecar files included in a MediaCenter.email will now appear in preview.

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12 JUL 2017 / Version 4.2.35

Improved user guidance for selecting descriptors in the “Choose Descriptors” dialog.

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Fixed: Issues when reading XMP sidecar files.

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Fixed: Distorted video preview thumbnails, including issues with QuickTime videos.

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Streamlined interaction with MediaCenter.email.

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Fixed: Possible issues with MediaCenter synchronization and uploads.

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Automated database recovery better accommodates memory and file size extremes.

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Fixed: Menu links when publishing to a local profile configured with a non-standard default document.

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Fixed: Better handling of atypical installation and upgrade scenarios for SQL Server databases.

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Fixed: Positioning of recycle bin context menu.

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Optimized the automated downloading of pending files.

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06 SEP 2017 / Version 4.2.36

Improved “Quick Search” handles “*” wildcard at beginning of search argument, and also restarts a search when list of fields to be searched was changed.

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Improved MediaCenter user interface displays the image name in the synchronization dialog.

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Improved “Edit Date and Time” dialog: Already-set Date/Time value will be retained even after additional images were added to selection.

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New: Undesired geographical information can now be removed from within “Geo Explorer”.

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Fixed: issues when pasting content while editing descriptors.

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Fixed: issues with the “Apply Rating” function.

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Fixed: a page was not flagged to be published when a HTML plugin object was modified.

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Fixed: issues when exporting images with XMP sidecar files.

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Fixed: in “Thumbnails” view an image size of 0 pixels might appear as image information, or a meaningless image size for non-image file types.

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Improved reliability of database recovery from backup and journal file.

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Database Compression: notify user if a concurrent StudioLine instance prevents carrying out the request.

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15 NOV 2017 / Version 4.2.37

The different StudioLine Explorers windows will now retain their respective size, position and pane widths.

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Improved Search supports expressions containing a comma, and lists results in the order of the original folders and position within.

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Improved usability of the "Edit Date and Time" dialog; updating current image immediately as date portions are changed, allowing date portions to be copied to other images, more intuitive “Undo” behavior, and resetting the state of the “Copy” button.

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Fixed: Crop/rotate tool locking up, or unavailable for images dropped into a second instance, or preventing access to the last images in the thumbnail row.

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Fixed: Images dragged into a folder might end up in an unexpected order.

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Fixed: Persistent unnecessary rebuilding of Search index.

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Fixed: HTML objects layered on top of images might not be visible on the rendered web page.

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Fixed: Intermittent program failure if using SQL Server database.

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Fixed: Occasional duplicate assignment of image IDs could result in loop while loading a web page.

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