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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 MediaCenter.PLUS.

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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.

Fixed: Search arguments that include a period.

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.

09 MAY 2016 / Version 4.2.23

22 JUN 2016 / Version 4.2.24

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

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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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07 JAN 2016 / Version 4.2.18

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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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.

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

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.

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

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

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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.

30 MAR 2017 / Version 4.2.34

Fixed: Missing graph of Gradation Curve image tool.

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

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

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

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15 NOV 2017 / Version 4.2.37

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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.)

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

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

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

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.

Fixed compatibility problems with AMD Radeon graphics cards.

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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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20 FEB 2018 / Version 4.2.38

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The context menu for video thumbnails allows opening videos in external programs.

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Faster program start under Windows 10.

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Selecting an aspect ratio in the crop dialog will also set the "Lock Proportion" option; subsequent cropping will thus respect the chosen aspect ratio.

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Image tools may now be moved within the Filters container.

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Fixed: Some dialogs were not visible when using multiple monitors.

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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.

Code from HTML Objects may now be placed before the <DOCTYPE> element.

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Fixed: Initial launch of image viewer after program start.

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Fixed: Sending files via MediaCenter.email, if filenames included special characters.

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

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New ability to trim videos.

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21 MAR 2018 / Version 4.2.39

Performance improvements in search indexing due to optimized database activity.

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Fixed: Language preference of “Edge” Browser now recognized in dynamic image views.

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When renaming a keyword, the user will be advised of the number of affected images and offered to choose an alternative keyword name.

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

Fixed: Reappearance of image after having closed dynamic image viewer and resized browser window.

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

After a video was trimmed, the new start frame will automatically become its thumbnail picture.

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Enhanced synching of trimmed video files to MediaCenter.PLUS.

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Improved mouse wheel support when scrolling image tools windows.

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Fixed: Occasional crash when choosing the thumbnail picture for a video file.

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Fixed: Crash after video trimming was interrupted by “Cancel” button.

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Fixed: If video trimming is reset so that it extends over the entire original length, a full-length copy is no longer created.

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Fixed: Issues when uploading very large amounts of data to MediaCenter.one.

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Streamlined diagnostics for networked setups, by also recording client activities in server logs.

When renaming keyword groups with target descriptors, prompt the user before also updating affected images.

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

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

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

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Fixed: Slow keyword search/rename with wildcard characters (asterisk or question mark).

Import pictures from nested ZIP files.

Exporting and importing keyword trees now preserves variables defined for a group, such as references to IPTC tags.

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Fixed: Handle empty OLE objects that are dragged onto preview area.

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Improved speed and guidance during program exit, with more robust handling of uncommon scenarios.

Upsizing additional image data to SQL Server allows for even larger image archives.

Fixed: Occasional issues when synching images with MediaCenter.plus.

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Fixed: Automatically recognize and handle uncommon scenarios related to database compression,  recovery and availability.

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23 JUL 2018 / Version 4.2.40

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Fixed: After dragging descriptor forms to a selection of images, the “content mismatch” indicators were not reset.

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

Fixed: Special circumstances surrounding “Undo” in Page Editor where images are involved.

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Support for the RAW format of additional new camera models.

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Enhanced image archive search for date ranges, and when using special characters to delimit words (such as the forward slash).

FTP publishing profiles now support spaces in remote directory names.

Fixed: Better coping with redundant downloads and duplicate content.

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Fixed: Proper handling of slashes in downloaded folder names.

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

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06 SEP 2018 / Version 4.2.41

Advise of, and quickly recover from, temporary database disconnects due to network or hardware issues.

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Improved responsiveness of input fields that also use “spin” controls.

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Fixed: Program stability with invalid color profiles or when switching languages.

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

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

Allow importing of files that were received into user’s MediaCenter.plus account.

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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.

09 OCT 2018 / Version 4.2.42

Upsizing large image archives to SQL Server now moves additional content.

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Clean-up of information from image archive that was made obsolete by deleting images.

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

Image tool history dialog will now close automatically once no more tools are associated with an image.

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Permit canceling a MediaCenter.email upload in progress.

Automated recovery from an unusable text index during next restart.

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Fixed: Extraneous second progress bar for single activity.

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Fixed: Concurrent StudioLine instances did not always retain the image tool “Favorites”.

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Fixed: Program stability of “Resize Original” filter function.

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Quicker bulk descriptor updates and deletions, when using forms.

Prevent unintended bulk updates to original and GPS file dates, when using forms or descriptor groups.

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Support FTPS servers for secure file transfer with SSL/TLS encryption.

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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.

Fixed: Improper orientation or distortion of restored images.

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

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17 JAN 2019 / Version 4.2.43

Hardened handling of several uncommon database conditions, improving reliability, or recovery from those circumstances.

Permit dragging a subfolder into a folder, even if a subfolder by that name already existed. A unique incremental name will be created.

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

Broadened compatibility with path length limitations of operating systems, by shortening file names inside MediaCenter.ONE’s ZIP files.

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More granular communication and control in case file transfer issues are encountered by MediaCenter.PLUS.

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

LoadAssistant is more responsive when importing from slow picture sources.

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An externally-stored original will be refreshed as needed, if that image had been replaced since.

Enhanced integration with MediaCenter.PLUS, by duplicating subfolder structures during download.

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Fixed: User interaction with the Watermark tool.

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

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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.

Improved performance for "Create Duplicate".

Improved performance when bulk updating descriptors.

20 SEP 2019 / Version 4.2.47

Importing ZIP files will create a new Image Archive folder matching the name of the ZIP file.

06 SEP 2017 / Version 4.2.36

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

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

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.

Added ability to enter a discrete size for HTML objects.

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Dynamically reestablish dropped connections to SQL Server.

Fixed: Memory-related issues when exporting images with certain metadata, and during database compression.

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

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

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

More comprehensible reporting of FTP Server return codes, in particular for legacy accounts.

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Fixed: Failing to load an image for the “Crop” window.

23 JAN 2020 / Version 4.2.53

StudioLine no longer requires Internet Explorer. Any links are opened with the user’s default browser.

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

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Images may be imported from ZIP files that exceed 4 GB.

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Dragging forms in “Descriptor defaults” display will not void existing values for empty fields in the form.

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

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

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Major update to Load Assistant adds robust I/O and error handling with clearer user feedback and guidance, appropriately management of plug-in, simulated, networked, and other impermanent device types, functional and user interface improvements for toolbar options, more intuitive results when selecting folders or when choosing to include/omit files of certain criteria.

"Search Image Archive" now allows case-sensitive searches; replace supports wildcard patterns.

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

Better performance during quick search and improved network recovery for image archives based on SQL Server.

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

Fixed: Issues with progress counters, linked images, and recoverable network and I/O errors when loading images.

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31 MAR 2020 / Version 4.2.54

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Support for HEIC/HEIF files, the native photo and video format used by iOS devices.

Fixed: Occasional program loop during Quick Search.

Fixed: Excessive loading times for certain QuickTime videos during which StudioLine appeared frozen.

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Increased performance when applying image tool actions to selected images.

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More effective coordination with MediaCenter server to better overcome network and timing related challenges during upload; resuming or retrying where appropriate.

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Fixed: Navigation of descriptor classes in Descriptor selection dialog, and preview of values.

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Resolve conflicts of image sizes, proportions and identifiers for files imported from StudioLine backups; improve speed.

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07 NOV 2014 / Version 4.0.21

Fixed: Mis-oriented square-shaped and RAW-format images.

Improved reliability of database recovery from backup and journal file.

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

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Whitespaces are respected in "Search & Replace", so that separators before or after a term may be replaced.

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Support arrow keys to control “sliders” in image tools, and to scroll descriptor content when editing fields.

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Support for larger Image Archive thumbnails to better accommodate UHD displays.

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28 SEP 2020 / Version 4.2.58

Fixed: Properly deal with malformed EXIF “UserComment” and existing keyword fields containing nothing but white-space.

Improved performance during startup, when opening a folder, or if searching expansive image archives for multiple words or high-yielding wildcard criteria.

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

"Quick Search" now enables the user to cancel a long-running search.

When an Image Archive folder is opened, look for older images needing to be synchronized.

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Fixed: Resource shortage loading malformed Photoshop files with an implausible number of layer blend channels.

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Fixed: LoadAssistant now copes with invalid file dates.

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22 SEP 2015 / Version 4.2.12

MediaCenter login is cached to automate synchronization.

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MediaCenter ONE: Recognize email addresses in parentheses.

Improvements to Load Assistants’ ability to select multiple images.

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27 JAN 2016 / Version 4.2.19

Ability to omit XMP sidecar files when sending image originals with MediaCenter.ONE

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12 OCT 2020 / Version 4.2.59

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Locations suggested for a StudioLine Data path will omit folder names typically synched by third-party applications and services.

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Fixed: Load Assistant missing preview for certain DNG images.

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

Fixed: Unexpected 45° image rotation in Image Alignment tool.

Fixed: Support .ZIP files in Load Assistant and when sharing to MediaCenter.

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Fixed: Creating new projects failed.

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Fixed: Avoid capturing “Alt+n” key combinations intended for another active application.

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Automated recovery from errors in full-text index.

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

Fixed: Rare abnormal program ends, e.g., when dragging thumbnail or due to memory handling.

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More intuitive scheme for populating descriptors for photographer, copyright and credits from metadata.

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

Improved mouse wheel support in filter pane.

Fixed: Ability to synch previously shared images.

Fixed: issues when exporting images with XMP sidecar files.

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14 DEC 2020 / Version 4.2.60

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Fixed: Updated descriptor values occasionally might not be saved, if Image Archive is SQL-Server-based.

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

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Added a System Descriptor “Path in Image Archive”.

Proactive handling of physical database size exceeding system limitations, while importing files.

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

Fixed: Correct handling of files larger than 2 GB.

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Fixed: Searching for terms containing a dot (.) or hyphen (-), and correctly restricting keyword searches to “Current Folder”, if requested.

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Rebuilding of full-text index more robust, retrying upon next start as necessary. Appropriate hints and context help now readily available.

Improved performance when opening folders and displaying images.

Support international and special characters in Descriptors, Keywords and Categories.

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

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Fixed: More pragmatic classification of non-displayable characters occurring in Exif “UserComment”.

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

Fixed: Uploading video files larger than 2 GB.

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

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Fixed: Opening context help for some hints did not always work properly, or may not have been the relevant content.

Improved handling of unexpected conditions when reading XMP files.

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Improved user feedback during backup, in cases when internally-stored originals were unavailable.

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Fixed: Slideshow configuration panel positioned partially off-screen; line breaks in text not displayed properly.

Consolidate repeated white-space when descriptor values are inserted in Text filter.

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Fixed: In a folder’s toolbar title the file count might be over by 1.

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

Links to web-based resources (e.g., help, documentation, support forum) will now avoid browser security warning.

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22 FEB 2021 / Version 4.2.61

Updates to French and Spanish texts.

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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Fixed: The slide show did not display images that were selected using the "Keyword" or "Rating" filter with option "Current folder".

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Fixed: Quick Search now supports criteria containing a dash (-).

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Fixed: Program error when importing audio-only mp4 files.

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Fixed: Incorrect orientation of pictures in HEIF/HEIC format that were rotated by 180°.

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Improved reliability when word index requires automatic rebuilding.

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15 APR 2021 / Version 4.2.62

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

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

Fixed: When restarting, open Image-Tool dialogs were not retained.

20 APR 2021 / Version 4.2.63

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

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

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

Improved reliability and user feedback when importing videos.

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Retain “Lock Proportion” settings from previous use of Crop & Rotate dialogue.

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Fixed: Upgrading to new database schema might fail if database was near JET size limitations, or had been upsized to SQL server.

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01 JUN 2021 / Version 4.2.64

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

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Fixed: Loading .NEF or .DNG images might exhaust virtual memory.

Fixed: Permit video file names containing blanks.

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

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Fixed: An outdated proxy image might continue to appear, even after "Reload Source Image" had been used to refresh an updated original.

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Eliminated browser compatibility warning in Geo Explorer.

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Fixed: The selection of large proxy image size in the settings was reverted back to 800x600.

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Support pasting and subsequent editing of international and special characters in Descriptor pane.

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

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Fixed: Windows installations with large display scaling in effect could cause images to be mispositioned on maps, as well as unsuitable sizing of buttons, icons and scroll-bars in various dialogs.

Preset IPTC “Date Created” from Exif metadata, otherwise from the file’s physical timestamp properties.

Provide for database recovery, if ProcInf table had been affected.

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Performance improvements when using placeholders in descriptors, or filtering by image rating.

Fixed: issues when pasting content while editing descriptors.

Improved handling of DigitalXpress profiles for installations with multiple image archives.

23 AUG 2021 / Version 4.2.65

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Fixed: Copying image captions with international characters.

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10 MAR 2015 / Version 4.0.26

07 JAN 2020 / Version 4.2.51

04 FEB 2016 / Version 4.2.20

Fixed: “Enhanced Search” for search arguments including slash (/) characters.

17 SEP 2014 / Version 4.0.15

Adopting IPTC field “Date Created” to hold earliest-known timestamp for an image – supporting available time zone information, fractional seconds, and partial dates.

Fixed: Trouble importing certain PSD files.

Fixed: StudioLine may be unresponsive, if Windows required a login after awakening from Energy Saver Mode.

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

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Enabled “Edit Date/Time” dialog for enhanced timestamp information.

Fixed: Temporarily unavailable JET database might cause the StudioLine text index to be flagged as defective.

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22 NOV 2016 / Version 4.2.28

Fixed: Issues with line breaks in text links.

Fixed: Improved recovery of StudioLine text index, by releasing any locks, then restarting StudioLine service for repair.

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28 OCT 2014 / Version 4.0.20

18 NOV 2014 / Version 4.0.22

Fixed: Misplaced objects when copying design elements containing objects with fixed positions.

26 OCT 2021 / Version 4.2.66

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Properly handle long or complex file and path names when downloading to StudioLine.

Honor project’s UTF-8 encoding in HTML objects.

Improved response times for the suggestion list of the descriptor editor, while resolving linked descriptors, and working with image copies.

Fixed: Import and display of metadata containing characters beyond basic Latin, e.g., from the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane.

30 JUL 2014 / Version 4.0.13

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

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

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

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Support of foreign language and special characters in Image Archive folder names.

Fixed: Issues with activating software on server or workstations; improved user guidance.

Better performance when filtering a the image archive search result that yields at large result set.

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03 JUN 2015 / Version 4.2.4

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

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03 NOV 2015 / Version 4.2.13

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

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

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11 DEC 2014 / Version 4.0.23

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

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Videos taken in portrait format will play in proper orientation.

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Fixed: Emails will use alternate messaging options (e.g., MediaCenter.ONE, SMTP), if an installation lacks legacy MAPI support.

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

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

Further refinements when uploading to and synching with with MediaCenter.

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

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

More responsive thumbnail display in Load Assistant, when repeatedly accessing slow external devices, such as cameras, with large images.

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

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

01 SEP 2014 / Version 4.0.14

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

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

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

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15 JUN 2020 / Version 4.2.55

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

Fixed: Intermittent program exception when creating video thumbnail.

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

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

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30 MAR 2015 / Version 4.1.1

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24 JUN 2016 / Version 4.2.25

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

09 MAR 2016 / Version 4.2.22

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06 AUG 2015 / Version 4.2.9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Support for additional RAW formats.

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

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Support of Nikon .NRW files in Load Assistant.

Fixed: Rare program errors during “Load Images”, or related to “SystemMessages” table.

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

Improved user guidance for creating and exporting Collages.

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

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

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Fix: Correct rating icon below images.

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

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

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

Fix: Renaming of image archive folders.

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

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

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Support for additional RAW formats.

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

18 JUN 2015 / Version 4.2.5

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

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

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

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14 JUL 2015 / Version 4.2.7

19 MAR 2015 / Version 4.1.0

21 OCT 2014 / Version 4.0.19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New text indexing service on server enhances client performance.

11 NOV 2015 / Version 4.2.14

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

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

10 SEP 2015 / Version 4.2.11

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

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

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.

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Fixed: New image duplicates are inserted in their proper position.

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

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11 JUL 2016 / Version 4.2.26

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.

Further user interface refinements with certain scaling settings or small window sizes, incl. “Filtered Image Archive”, “Applied Keywords”, “Timeline” hierarchy, Image Archive paths and recently used lists.

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

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

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Fixed: Program error in custom print function.

Fixed: Recognize previously loaded images even if recording media is reconnected as a different drive letter.

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

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

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23 APR 2015 / Version 4.2.1

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

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

24 FEB 2016 / Version 4.2.21

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

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.

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

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

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Fixed: Display issues on systems with oversized font settings.

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Fixed: Possible memory problem when importing video files.

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The Geo-Explorer adapts to varying Windows display settings.

18 MAY 2015 / Version 4.2.2

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20 APR 2015 / Version 4.2.0

Fixed: Improved handling, reporting and recovery from additional, uncommon database access errors.

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

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

Allow removal of multiple keywords from list of used keywords, rather than just one at a time.

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.

16 JUL 2014 / Version 4.0.12

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

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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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Inserting text objects from menu maintains stacking order.

Fixed: Image archive rollover on thumbnails now displays most relevant date, and in the data format configured in Windows’ Settings.

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

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Improved reliability and responsiveness of file transfers.

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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Fixed: Occasional difficulty dragging corners of cropping rectangle.

04 NOV 2019 / Version 4.2.49

31 AUG 2020 / Version 4.2.56

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

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When sending messages with MediaCenter.ONE, recipients can now be chosen from contacts previously used from MediaCenter.ONE, and also from any logged-on MediaCenter.PLUS account.

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

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

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19 SEP 2016 / Version 4.2.27

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Convenient single-click undo after resetting all descriptors in a group.

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

Added support for Google’s WebP image file format.

Cope with delayed database availability during system start.

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

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

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Fixed: issues with the “Apply Rating” function.

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

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

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

Fixed: “Removable Media Cleanup” dialog was not available for all devices.

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When importing a series of files, offer to extract images from any zip archives that might have also been included.

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New Migration Wizard assists with the relocation of StudioLine to a new server, and greatly simplifies the process for workstations.

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

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

Restoring files from CD or DVD to a different folder will carry over the media’s subfolder hierarchy, adapting names as needed.

For images with embedded XMP metadata, the "ModifyDate" is recorded when the metadata are updated.

Fixed: Thumbnails for videos in portrait orientation.

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

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

New context menu option to refresh an asset file from an external source.

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

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

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09 DEC 2015 / Version 4.2.17

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

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

18 OCT 2014 / Version 4.0.18

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Fixed: Unable to use an existing image archive after it was moved to, or appearing on, a different drive letter.

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

9 JUL 2014 / Version 4.0.10

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

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

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

05 MAR 2019 / Version 4.2.44

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

Fixed: Loading PNG images with 64-bit color depth.

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

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

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

Readability improvement for combo boxes with checkmark or icon items.

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

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Manual geotagging will use a more suitable map detail for location searches.

25 NOV 2015 / Version 4.2.15

Improved handling of file types without suitable date/time metadata, by incorporating and managing information from filesystem timestamps as appropriate.

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

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Enable watermarks on images sent with MediaCenter.email.

Improved appearance of Recycle Bin dialog on devices with large display scaling.

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

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Better-responsive StudioLine user interface during image imports, especially from DigitalXpress.

23 JUN 2014 / Version 4.0.5

Improved user guidance when videos are being edited and viewed concurrently.

02 DEC 2016 / Version 4.2.29

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Editing dates and times now have a convenient option to reuse other dates associated with the file.

Fixed: Set image as Windows desktop background.

11 JUN 2019 / Version 4.2.45

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Installation/updates will no longer support Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008, or older.

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Helpful column “Files retention” in list of Send profiles.

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

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New ability to directly edit the settings of a profile in list view.

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Fixed: Program fault due to improper Undo/Redo information.

Fixed: Importing ZIP files that have single quote in their filename.

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Fixed: Use of a wildcard character following a space in a search argument.

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A registered user’s MediaCenter address book is available when sharing files with MediaCenter.ONE.

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Fixed: Predefined folder descriptors were not consistently set for image copies.

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Fixed: Empty ICC profiles prevented successful loading of gray-scale images.

Fixed: Program fault during geotagging, when importing GPS file with track data.

More adapt handling of file availability/concurrency issues during uploading, sending, or synchronizing files with MediaCenter.

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

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Fixed: Program fault renaming web or web gallery folders.

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Fixed: Program fault if external original had an invalid file date.

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Fixed: Immediate availability of cached image information, e.g., after restoring from recycle bin.

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Fixed: Program fault when editing program shortcuts to an external program.

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Improved visibility of Watermark messages and buttons on New Folder dialogs.

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