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.
Fixed: Editing program shortcuts to external program not displaying correct default application and not always saving
New criteria for the “Show Specific Images” button of the image archive to filter MediaCenter images.
Fixed: Trouble starting StudioLine when anti-virus software prevents loading of required modules that are not digitally
MediaCenter.email: Fixed issues arising from sending original images stored by early versions of StudioLine.
Fixed: Deleting an image shortcut from the StudioLine recycle bin with image original remaining in the StudioLine
Prerequisite Microsoft’s .NET 4.6.2 and Visual C++ 2015 runtime are now included with the installer.
Updated StudioLine Explorer for “Image Archive offers sorting in list preview. Folders and text previews will scale to the
Better rendering of icons for the StudioLine Explorer and project lists, when text sizing is set to greater 100%.
Fixed: Some StudioLine actions were still possible even though a modal message box required response.
Fixed: Menu links when publishing to a local profile configured with a non-standard default document.
Fixed: Objects dragged into a design element are placed as intended, even if page is being auto-scrolled.
Creating a new design element will show usage hints, and automatically open its properties for easy adjusting of defaults.
The StudioLine run-time is now also digitally signed to satisfy any security software a user might have installed.
The different StudioLine Explorers windows will now retain their respective size, position and pane widths.
Improved Search supports expressions containing a comma, and lists results in the order of the original folders and
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”
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.
Selecting an aspect ratio in the crop dialog will also set the "Lock Proportion" option; subsequent cropping will thus
respect the chosen aspect ratio.
Enhanced rating tool, incl. a "reverse rating" function to inverse a "1" to a "5", a "4" to a "2", etc.
When renaming a keyword, the user will be advised of the number of affected images and offered to choose an
alternative keyword name.
Fixed: If video trimming is reset so that it extends over the entire original length, a full-length copy is no longer created.
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.
Exporting and importing keyword trees now preserves variables defined for a group, such as references to IPTC tags.
Fixed: Automatically recognize and handle uncommon scenarios related to database compression, recovery and
Fixed: After dragging descriptor forms to a selection of images, the “content mismatch” indicators were not reset.
Enhanced image archive search for date ranges, and when using special characters to delimit words (such as the
Advise of, and quickly recover from, temporary database disconnects due to network or hardware issues.
LoadAssistant now more lenient with imperfect Window Shell interfaces supplied by third party storage manufacturer.
Improved handling of foreign characters in filenames or the subject of MediaCenter.email, or if the path and filenames
were too long.
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.
Prevent unintended bulk updates to original and GPS file dates, when using forms or descriptor groups.
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.
Hardened handling of several uncommon database conditions, improving reliability, or recovery from those
Permit dragging a subfolder into a folder, even if a subfolder by that name already existed. A unique incremental name
will be created.
Broadened compatibility with path length limitations of operating systems, by shortening file names inside
MediaCenter.ONE’s ZIP files.
More granular communication and control in case file transfer issues are encountered by MediaCenter.PLUS.
Improved “Quick Search” handles “*” wildcard at beginning of search argument, and also restarts a search when list of
fields to be searched was changed.
More intuitive presentation in image archive of images for which the Original is no longer available.
Improved “Edit Date and Time” dialog: Already-set Date/Time value will be retained even after additional images were
added to selection.
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.
Fixed: Memory-related issues when exporting images with certain metadata, and during database compression.
Fixed: The controls in the image tools pane might disappear if the list of tools was displayed with a scroll bar.
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.
Dragging forms in “Descriptor defaults” display will not void existing values for empty fields in the form.
Support for text sizing greater 100% added to more dialogs; a commonly found display setting on modern Windows
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.
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.
Fixed: Issues with progress counters, linked images, and recoverable network and I/O errors when loading images.
Fixed: Excessive loading times for certain QuickTime videos during which StudioLine appeared frozen.
More effective coordination with MediaCenter server to better overcome network and timing related challenges during
upload; resuming or retrying where appropriate.
Resolve conflicts of image sizes, proportions and identifiers for files imported from StudioLine backups; improve speed.
The "Search" input field now permits text longer than the visible space. Oversized input will scroll during editing.
Whitespaces are respected in "Search & Replace", so that separators before or after a term may be replaced.
Support arrow keys to control “sliders” in image tools, and to scroll descriptor content when editing fields.
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.
Fixed: Resource shortage loading malformed Photoshop files with an implausible number of layer blend channels.
Locations suggested for a StudioLine Data path will omit folder names typically synched by third-party applications and
Fixed: Message “Query too complex” in StudioLine Explorer “Image Archive” for extreme folder depths.
More intuitive scheme for populating descriptors for photographer, copyright and credits from metadata.
Fixed: Updated descriptor values occasionally might not be saved, if Image Archive is SQL-Server-based.
Fixed: Searching for terms containing a dot (.) or hyphen (-), and correctly restricting keyword searches to “Current
Folder”, if requested.
Rebuilding of full-text index more robust, retrying upon next start as necessary. Appropriate hints and context help now
Fixed: Opening context help for some hints did not always work properly, or may not have been the relevant content.
Fixed: Slideshow configuration panel positioned partially off-screen; line breaks in text not displayed properly.
Links to web-based resources (e.g., help, documentation, support forum) will now avoid browser security warning.
Improved search/replace user interface allowing users to replace content with one that has different mixed case letters.
Fixed: The slide show did not display images that were selected using the "Keyword" or "Rating" filter with option "Current
Additional RAW formats supported to accomodate new camera models. ->Full List
Improved detection of an improperly closed database, likely caused by a hardware or system issue, that otherwise could
prevent StudioLine from starting again.
Fixed: Upgrading to new database schema might fail if database was near JET size limitations, or had been upsized to
Fixed: An outdated proxy image might continue to appear, even after "Reload Source Image" had been used to refresh
an updated original.
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.
Adopting IPTC field “Date Created” to hold earliest-known timestamp for an image – supporting available time zone
information, fractional seconds, and partial dates.
Fixed: StudioLine may be unresponsive, if Windows required a login after awakening from Energy Saver Mode.
Fixed: Temporarily unavailable JET database might cause the StudioLine text index to be flagged as defective.
Fixed: Improved recovery of StudioLine text index, by releasing any locks, then restarting StudioLine service for repair.
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
New context menu option for folders with subfolders allows colorizing the folder, including all subfolders.
Better performance when filtering a the image archive search result that yields at large result set.
Fixed: Emails will use alternate messaging options (e.g., MediaCenter.ONE, SMTP), if an installation lacks legacy MAPI
When cropping an image using the fixed aspect ratio, dragging one edge will move the other edges synchronously.
When the watermark dialog is opened, a new hint informs the user that existing settings could be loaded from the settings
More responsive thumbnail display in Load Assistant, when repeatedly accessing slow external devices, such as
cameras, with large images.
Enable sending entire folders and sub folders with MediaCenter.email.
Fixed: Improved reporting and logging of Windows return codes during database maintenance and site import.
Fixed: text editor toolbar is no longer disabled when clicking on another text object while the editor is already active.
Fixed: Input field for descriptors did not show drop-down list on systems with oversized font settings.
Fixed: Problems resetting Crop & Rotated image tool or choosing an aspect ratio if rotation angle is set.
In Web or Collage mode, the „Copy“ button for font settings can now be used against text object without opening content.
Improved user interface support for high-resolution displays, especially when scaling options are set in the Windows
Support for additional RAW formats.
Fixed: The Crop & Rotate image tool no longer swaps the aspect ratio whenever the rotation angle is changed.
StudioLine Web Publishing and DigitalXpress: Quicker detection of file transfer connectivity issues reduces retry delays.
Improved MediaCenter.email handling. Alert whenever sending is still under way while user tries to close program. At
next start, offer to resume sending.
Improved handling during application shutdown, in case remote connections are terminated immediately after "Close"
button has been pressed.
Support for additional RAW formats.
New centralized licensing tool: An administrator can now maintain product keys for all clients from the server instance.
Fixed: Updated variables did not show in second StudioLine instance immediately after a search/replace.
Conversion of user interface to a darker theme completed, including bigger font sizes for better readability.
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.
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: Recognize previously loaded images even if recording media is reconnected as a different drive letter.
Use the highest JPG quality of a design element and its child elements, when rendering as an HTML object.
Additional information upsized to the optional SQL Server database, allowing considerably larger image archives.
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: Display issues with welcome screen and export window when text sizes larger than 100% are configured in the
Windows "Display Settings".
Keywords list can be docked at the right side of the StudioLine window, alongside descriptors or image tools.
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.
Added expanding / collapsing of individual dialogs inside the filter pane by double clicking a filter's title bar.
Fixed: Image archive rollover on thumbnails now displays most relevant date, and in the data format configured in
The context menu of an image in the image archive (right mouse click), has an option to create a collage, starting with
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: Text editor toolbar was disabled when clicking on another text object while the editor is active.
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.)
When importing a series of files, offer to extract images from any zip archives that might have also been included.
New Migration Wizard assists with the relocation of StudioLine to a new server, and greatly simplifies the process for
Fixed: Final paragraph in “Text” object might be lost if not terminated with an end of line indicator.
Fixed: After an image is rotated by 90° with the Crop & Rotate image tool, the aspect ratio information will be refreshed
Restoring files from CD or DVD to a different folder will carry over the media’s subfolder hierarchy, adapting names as
Clicking the disc icon below an external image in the Image Archive allows opening its location in Windows Explorer.
Fixed: A cropping rectangle touching the edge of a rotated image could not be enlarged by dragging other sides.
Fixed: More robust handling of corrupted settings file (resulting from prior operating system failure) during program start.
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
Fixed: Unable to use an existing image archive after it was moved to, or appearing on, a different drive letter.
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.
Fixed: A Windows “Display Settings” exceeding 100% size might have prevented the Filter Preset “New”, “Delete” and
“Save” buttons from showing.
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
More adapt handling of file availability/concurrency issues during uploading, sending, or synchronizing files with
On an installation with multiple databases, the compression function will indicate the current database being processed.