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Known bugs and limitations

  • CodedColor database only partially multiuser capable
  • Some non standard EXIF/IPTC fields are not displayed and written back
  • Photo and photobook print service not provided

02/07/2017: CodedColor 7.5.5

As always, this newest update is free for registered users of versions 7.x.
Download here.
Registered users of older versions can upgrade by logging into their account.
New Features
  • Compatible with 4K monitors
  • Compatible with Windows 10
  • Editor: improved basic editing dialogs
  • Editor: basic editing now also has rotation and red eye removal
  • Editor: ESC deletes last point of lasso (polygon) selection
  • Fullscreen: 20 new transitions
  • RAW files can now store EXIF information
  • Updated RAW library: faster and new filetypes
  • Editor: much improved labels dialog
  • Editor: more precise wand cursor
  • Animated GIFS now display in loop
  • Multipage PDF Export: better font antialiasing
  • Midas.dll not needed anymore
  • Editor: text layer properties are now saved, and can be changed after reload
  • Editor: layer aspect ratio can now be changed through grab handles
Fixed bugs
  • Explorer: application lost focus on file/thumb deletion
  • Editor: very large images cause crash in undo list - now turned off
  • Editor: save button disabled if no changes to image
  • Explorer: file list sometimes empty or locked
  • Editor video collage fixed
  • Fullscreen: movie navigation bar sometimes invisible
  • Html album: minor bugs fixed
  • Editor: delete layer causes some buttons to be disabled
  • Bug in Google maps fixed
  • Crash when leaving fullscreen with close button (bottom right)
  • Editor: antialias on rotated layers was too slow - now only on merge
  • Editor: fixed some bugs when storing layer properties
  • Editor: layer rotation is now preserved in .LYR layer files

07/15/2013: CodedColor 7.0.0

New Features & Improvements
  • Print dialog now handles cm and inches
  • Print options opens print driver dialog directly
  • Scan multiple pages to image editor
  • Options: select/deselect all transitions with CTRL+A
  • Explorer: Drag & Drop faster
  • Image Editor: change layer background color
  • Image Editor: send background layer to front
  • Image Editor: apply ICC color profile
  • Batch Conversion: apply color profile
  • Image Editor: new frames and masks
  • Shadow and Borders: completely overworked, handling & transparency improved
  • Image Editor: layer options improved
  • Image Editor: textlayer and cliparts can now have background color and borders
  • Image Editor: grab image from web to new layer
  • Image Editor: color of background layer can be changed, image layer can be moved
  • CodedColor Publisher: extensive improvements
  • Videos: scroll frame by frame
  • Videos: copy several frames to the editor without leaving fullscreen mode
  • Videos: fast forward video by clicking in slider
  • Image Editor: remove alpha channel (background transparency) in text layers
  • Organizer: batch conversion for album
  • Explorer: can now export selected images to web album
  • Image selection dialog: suppress duplicates
  • Attach videos to emails
  • Videos: better shortcut key handling in fullscreen
  • Batch processing wizard
  • Big speed improvements in SmartFix, SmartFlash and Noise Reduction
  • Scan dialog allows to change the scan resolution
  • Batch Conversion: encode/decode files with a password using RC6
  • Batch Conversion: 50 photo effects
  • Batch Conversion: replace transparency with color (i.e. in PNG to JPG)
  • Image comparison: filepath and statusbar are now shown correctly
  • Explorer: SHIFT+DEL (delete without bin) now works in all views
  • Image Editor: Create new transparent image
  • Explorer keywords: checked keywords are now displayed as a group
  • Explorer keywords: speed and search result improved
  • Batch scanning incl. image detection and automatic storage
  • Image Editor: better deskew antialias filter
  • Image Editor: tools & tutorials menubar with keyword search
  • LiveHelp: Dialog enhanced
  • Share: Facebook upload
  • Explorer: Display image & movie aspect ratio
  • Explorer: Quickaccess to albums, recent folders & images
  • Image Editor: Fill transparent areas
  • Batch conversion: PNG images can now have shadows with transparent backgrounds
  • Explorer: enhanced batch, share & print job wizards; menu cleanup
  • Explorer: all tools now function with albums and subfolders
  • Image Editor: all tools now function with layers
  • Flash Album: new features and improvements
  • BYNGO SMS service discontinued
  • Explorer: Keyword, folder & datesearch now open results in new window
  • Color management: use ICC color profile of image file or internal CodedColor CMYK/RGB conversion
Fixed bugs
  • Explorer: "Open with" now works
  • Flash Album: ac_oetags.js must be key sensitive
  • Image Editor: some dialogs did not fit into laptop screen (768 pixels)
  • After scanning, the crop dialog does not show the correct aspect ratio
  • CodedColor sometimes looses focus after copying/moving files (status dialog)
  • Fullscreen: no overwrite dialog when copying files to other folder
  • Batch conversion: EXIF/IPTC changes reduce file size dramatically
  • Batch conversion: multiline text not possible
  • Explorer: delete should select and center next image
  • Explorer: dragging images out of folder looses focused image (multiple refreshes)
  • Image comparison: antialias filter should be turned off
  • Fullscreen: thumbs missing or async after image editing
  • Radial Stretch: reset rounding error; sliders not sensitive enough
  • Image comparison: "difference" not refreshed when selecting other image
  • Contact Sheet: print preview does not work anymore
  • Frame dialog: "list index out of bounds" error
  • Download image from the web: transparency not preserved
  • Clipart dialog: remember filename
  • Annotation editor: some fields are not saved
  • Videos: not fit to screen correctly in fullscreen mode
  • Videos: keyboard shortcuts do not always react
  • Image Editor: Fill transparency does not work for layers
  • Fullscreen: thumbs missing in the thumsview, or not synchronous
  • LiveHelp FAQ: error message, that internet is not connected
  • Flash album does not run in newest Flash Player
  • Select all files and "Include" does not work
  • FTP upload uses wrong password
  • Explorer shows/hides hidden files according to Windows settings
  • Improved speed when working with files on LAN drives
  • PNG image information showed only 1 color
  • Batch conversion: progress meter does not work for all actions
  • Explorer: sometimes thumbs just show up as white squares
  • Explorer: file list paints too slow and flickers
  • Flash album does not start if grab handles are turned off
  • Batch Processing: despeckle and noise reduction were switched
  • Explorer: video player bugs fixed
  • Explorer: fixed memory loss & speed issues for photos originating from Android phones
  • Album Export: Bugs in HTML album fixed
  • Paint Tools: eraser brush does not work if image was resized
  • Image Editor: undo tool does not always work with layers
  • Explorer: Transparent PNGs are now displayed correctly

05/02/2011: CodedColor 6.2.3

New Features & Improvements
  • Thumb generation is now threaded, leading to BIG speed improvements in folders that are viewed for the first time
  • Overall improved response times in the Explorer
  • CodedColor is now fully video compatible. We recommend that you install the free K-Lite Codec Pack in order to fully use this feature and improve loading speed and viewing quality. See the FAQ for more infos on DirectShow and K-Lite.
  • New supported video filetypes: FLV, MOV, RM, DIVX, MPEG4, MTS
  • Video Codes of current file are displayed
  • Pipette improved in all paint and fill functions
  • Color replacement brush now with option to replace grayscale texture or paint in b/w
  • Improved panning in the Panorama Viewer
  • Several new features and bug fixes in the Publisher
  • "Save as" in the image editor now has a shortcut
  • New menu item in Explorer: Copy a downsized image directly to the clipboard (no need to downsize in the image editor, to paste images into an email)
  • Panorama Viewer now creates a link for every opened image and remembers the settings for each panorama
  • "View Panorama" shortcuts in the Explorer and Image Editor
  • Timeline search values in the Explorer now support AND/OR
  • Delete image: removed "beep" sound
  • CTRL+P now opens print dialog
  • Default sizes in print dialog now adapt to portrait/landscape images
  • Option for fullscreen usage of mouse wheel: scroll images / zoom image
  • File association handling improved for Vista and Windows 7
  • Yellow coloring darkened for image folders under Windows 7
Fixed bugs
  • Attention: bug in Batch Renaming fixed, where files could disappear. Please use this feature in older versions at your own risk and in combination with backups!
  • Duration is now only displayed in the Explorer description column after loading the corresponding video file, improving loading speed
  • ESCAPE key now also closes screenshow for video files
  • Fixed bugs in media toolbar
  • Some thumbs displayed with transparency in black/white areas
  • Custom sorting not performed in destination folder when dragged to tree
  • Inifile can get disrupted in UNICODE environments
  • GPS dialog does not work, if time zones cannot be retrieved from registry
  • Tabset captions are barely visible in Windows 7
  • Image comparison toolbar can disappear when using a 2nd monitor
  • Error in custom sorting
  • When changing a folder in the Explorer, the first image is sometimes not selected
  • Recursive thumb creation in the Explorer after dragging
  • Fullscreen: no more broken links shown in the navigation panel at the top
  • Folder with movies could not be renamed due to locking problem
  • Movie files could not be renamed (locked)
  • Batch conversion: delete size suffix, if resizing is deactivated
  • Exception after returning from fullscreen and image sound file
  • Fixed serious DB index problem resulting from empty records
  • CodedColor sometimes lost focus when a dialog is closed
  • Fixed several other minor bugs

12/10/2010: CodedColor 6.1.2

This is a new major release! Registered users of versions 5.x can upgrade for a small amount after logging into their order account. An upgrade entitles you to all 6.x updates for free. 
New Features
  • CD/DVD burning from Explorer and Album Export
  • Deskew (auto-rotate) in scanning dialog and image editor
  • Batch conversion: white balance, despeckle, remove noise, AutoColor & AutoExposure
  • Batch conversion: gamma, contrast, saturation, crop, add clipart
  • Fullscreen: 100 new transitions
  • Fullscreen: soft pan
  • Fullscreen: floating image information and thumbs scroller appear, if mouse is moved to image border
  • Explorer: geo tagging
  • Explorer: search similar images
  • Explorer: print multiple images (incl. layout dialog)
  • Explorer: show on map, map capture
  • Explorer: compare images incl. EXIF/IPTC, synchronized zoom/pan and pixel difference
  • Explorer: encrypt images (also in mail dialog)
  • Explorer & Editor: clipart library (download through LiveUpdate)
  • Explorer: flash album
  • Explorer: convert movies to FLV or MOV
  • Explorer: copy file path into clipboard
  • Image Editor: images and layers support alpha channel (transparency)
  • Image Editor: add clipart as layer or watermark
  • Image Editor: sepia and negative
  • Image Editor: add text to images
  • Image Editor: rotate layers with antialias
  • Image Editor: create classic picture frame (polaroid)
  • Image Editor: separate images from scans & collages
  • Image Editor: add shadow to text layers and clipart
  • Image Editor: 46 advanced effects
  • Image Editor: intuitive color palette dialog incl. transparency
  • Image Editor: change perspective
  • Image Editor: paint & fill now supports transparent color
  • Image Editor: extend workspace with support for alpha channel
  • Image Editor: color balance (gain offset)
  • Image Editor: grayscale conversion and color washout
  • Image Editor: create map collage with frame and shadow
  • Image Editor: color replacement brush
  • Image Editor: toggle between currently edited image and original
  • Image editor: set transparent color with tolerance
  • Image Editor: automatic rotation
  • Image Editor: correct barrel distortion
  • Image Editor: automatic red eye removal
  • Image Editor: global, inclusive, exclusive wand selection options
  • Image Editor: grab images from webpages
  • Image Editor: smudge brush
Improvements
  • Version 6.1.0 speed and bug fixes
  • WIA scanner support
  • Panorama: color & exposure frame equalization improves stitch and panorama quality
  • Panorama: improvement of stitching result and quality
  • More options in catalog panel context menus
  • New image formats and faster RAW
  • Updated RAW import library
  • Improved overall stability and speed
  • Improved speed in database correction
  • Fixed speed problems when opening image from large folder in the editor
  • Replicate IPTC fields to DB
  • EXIF: UserComment now writeable
  • FAQ and tutorial dialog at program start
  • "Pixpedia Publisher" layout designer improved
  • Panoramaviewer: allow slower animation
  • Drag & Drop images: activate other explorer windows (MDI)
  • Database cleanup: option to remove broken links
  • Movie files: show frame#
  • ICO files: show resolution, colors
  • Batch conversion: allow subfolders
  • Batch conversion: before/after preview for every operation
  • Batch conversion: command to set EXIF.Date = Explorer.Date
  • Batch conversion: checkbox to preserve filetypes
  • Explorer: preserve sorting when pasting originals from catalog
  • Explorer: highlight image folders
  • Explorer: job wizard and "Add Images" dialog for all operations
  • Explorer: correct all broken links inside catalog, if user points to one correct image
  • Explorer: zoom using the mouse wheel now works analog to most other programs
  • Explorer: enhanced ZIP options
  • Explorer: improved interface and menu structure
  • Explorer: ABC search in thumbs view
  • Fullscreen: mouse wheel zooms, mouse wheel button fits image to screen
  • Image Editor: custom crop sizes
  • Image Editor: floating toolbar with selection options
  • Image Editor: added antialias to layer rotation
  • Image Editor: layer background can now be transparent
  • Image Editor: working with layers (collages) is now much faster
  • Image Editor: open ICO files as multiframe
  • Image Editor: new layer menu
  • Image Editor: undo list fixed and improved
  • Image Editor: enhanced sharpness
  • Image Editor: progress bar for lengthy operations
  • Image Editor: enhanced JPG artefact removal
  • Image Editor: print selection
  • Image Editor: SmartFix option sliders
  • Image Editor: move layers using keyboard (CTRL+Arrows)
Fixed bugs
  • Closing catalog panel deactivates mainform and leaves toolbars empty
  • Playing sound causes crash when application terminates
  • Batch with PSD files crashes
  • MOV files: slider does not work correctly
  • Crash when browsing to VISTA special folders like "Computer"
  • Contact sheet crashes for certain images
  • WMF files are not shown in contact sheet
  • Red eye on image with alpha does not work
  • Transparency does not work when adding clipart as layer
  • Watermark does not work in version 5.8
  • Broken link correction does not work for deleted or moved folders and deleted items
  • F5 does not work correctly
  • Copy & Paste into layer is buggy
  • Undo until list is empty: image still has changed tag
  • ALT+INS into catalog: new thumbs not selected
  • Coming back from tray into explorer, organizer is opened
  • Fullscreen: browsing bug after adding image into catalog
  • ICO files are not thumbed correctly, and only smallest icon is shown
  • Noise function does not use slider values correctly
  • Undo does not work properly for layers
  • After merge of layers, erasor does not work

05/11/2009: CodedColor 5.8.0

New Features
  • Drag & Drop in Explorer now with thumb cursor and insert indicator
  • Database cleanup now detects invalid or asynchronous thumbs
  • Explorer now opens much faster, if the user has many entries in many catalogs
  • Thumbs for multimedia and RAW files are now generated much faster
  • In thumbs panel, the mouse wheel can now be used for scrolling
  • New image format: TIFF Planar CMYK
  • New image format: MS-HD
  • Image Editor: save as Photoshop PSD format
  • Open AVI in editor now shows progress dialog for frames
  • Can now save IPTC/EXIF information in TIFF files
  • MPEG, WMV movies can now be opened in the image editor
  • VISTA/XP thumbs are now shown for media files (speed)
  • Drag & Drop: thumb is displayed
  • Exporer: images of subfolders can be viewed at once
  • Image Editor: new frames and masks
  • Image Editor: alpha channel now displayed correctly
  • Image Editor: image shadow intensity can be adjusted
  • Image Editor: better quality for small rotations
  • Image Editor: improved stability, fixed memory leak
  • Image Editor: improve dialog is now bigger
  • Fast forward/backward of movie frames in fullscreen and explorer (similar to chapters)
  • Explorer: faster browsing of large image/movie folders
  • Explorer: faster browsing of CDs/DVDs
  • Explorer: faster viewing of RAW images
  • XP/Vista now lists CodedColor in "Open with" dialog for removable media
  • F11 now maximizes the working area of explorer and image editor
Fixed bugs
  • Numerous bugfixes in CodedColor Publisher
  • Statusbar in Explorer disappeared when clicking on broken link
  • Explorer stability improved
  • Helpfile did not open with right topic
  • Fixed performance problem after installation and when first opening an image folder
  • Fixed performance problem when switching between large image folders
  • Installer now asks if you want to install BYNGO
  • Skinning turned off for VISTA
  • JPG Quality was not saved in Image Editor
  • Limit in database size fixed
  • Empty IPTC/EXIF field was not stored
  • Batch: IPTC/EXIF changes and type conversion did not work simultaneously
  • DCX multi frame format now handled correctly
  • Rename file: upper/lowercase letters now recognized
  • Image Editor: layers merge faster
  • Print Preview: fixed big memory leak
  • Batch conversion: EXIF/IPTC was not copied correctly
  • Image Editor: layers transparency now supported
  • Image Editor: shadow feature now has progress meter
  • Album export can now handle unicode filenames
  • Image Editor: rotation of an image layer cut off the image
  • Panorama: different sized frames caused program crash
  • Fullscreen: no navigation if soundfile is played
  • Fullscreen: deleting movie file not possible
  • Fullscreen: movie not always displayed in correct size
  • Attached soundfile was not considered during dragging and deletion of images
  • Bug in "Copy to Clipboard" fixed
  • Fixed error messages if no default printer is installed

10/16/2008: CodedColor 5.6.0

New Features
  • Image editor: select standard formats now also for portrait images
  • Image editor frame dialog: many new frames and masks
  • Image editor brushes: many new textures
  • Image Editor: added standard sizes for widescreen monitors
  • Explorer: view all images in (selected) subfolders at the same time
  • Explorer: view recent folders
  • Explorer: ZIP only selected files
  • Explorer: progress meter for annotation and keyword changes on multiple imgages
  • Explorer: feature to restore original EXIF creation filedates
  • CodedColor Publisher: numerous new features
  • Cleanup up application menu structure
Fixed bugs
  • Fixed several bugs in "Export to PDF" dialog
  • Filedate preserved when changing EXIF image title
  • Image editor fill tool: userdefined colors were not loaded
  • Image editor frame dialog: fixed minor bugs
  • Explorer: bug when renaming files with same name and different extensions
  • Explorer: bug when renaming files with lower/uppercase characters
  • Explorer: fixed alpha channel for PNG files
  • Explorer: Search for EXACT PHRASE now works as expected
  • CodedColor Publisher: numerous bugfixes
  • Fotowire service discontinued (HP merge)

12/06/2007: CodedColor 5.4.0

New Features
  • Image editor now stores changed EXIF thumbnail
  • Annotation Editor now updates EXIF thumbnail, if missing or wrong orientation
  • Batch conversion now writes the EXIF thumbnail into generated images
  • Contact sheet: show filepath
  • HTML indexpage: link to original image
  • Screenshow: customize titlebar in program settings
  • CodedColor Publisher: numerous new features
  • EXIF DateTimePhoto ($9003) now editable, also in batch processing
  • EXIF orientation flag ist corrected when saving the image
  • Album Export now allows link to original image
Fixed bugs
  • HTML album did not work under IE 7.0 or VISTA
  • Fixed error in broken link detection (resulted in lost annotations)
  • Copy/Move into same folder resulted in crash
  • Album Export starts faster now
  • Error in several dialogs for non-existant export paths. Are now created
  • Image Editor: Curves tool: GPF when sliders are moved to maximum or minimum
  • Fixed several errors in BYNGO addon

09/03/2007: CodedColor 5.3.1

New Features
  • Fully Windows VISTA compatible
  • LZH replaced by ZIP compression format
  • Output destination filenames can now have custom prefix AND suffix
  • RAW support updated
  • Skype dialog: can now send zoomed images
  • Clone source and fill texture sizes now more flexible
  • Relative date values in EXIF batch processing
  • Option "JPEG quality" in the filesave dialog now remembered
  • Publisher: "Add multiple images" dialog allows insert, delete and positioning of images
  • Publisher: multiple enhancements
Fixed bugs
  • All security issues concerning Windows VISTA resolved
  • Byngo now only started once, if already in tray
  • Byngo now sees CodedColor license, if existing
  • Scanning did not work anymore
  • Scanning dialogs now remain unskinned
  • Organizer locked up sometimes
  • Fullscreen: "Add To Catalog" did not work correctly
  • Byngo: userdata now editable
  • Editor tools lost function after 2nd editor is closed
  • Editor slidebars sometimes locked up
  • Tree in catalog panel was outside of panel bounds
  • Quality setting in batch processing was without effect
  • Histogram did not refresh in thumbs view
  • Album Export now allows special characters in image filenames
  • Editor: paint access violations resolved
  • Windows dialogs no longer skinned (fixed crashes during file delete)
  • Batch progress window didn't close
  • Apostrophe can now be used in export filenames

08/01/2006: CodedColor 5.2.2

New Features
  • Panorama Stich with resize and gamma correction
  • Multipage PDF album export
  • Compress images to PDF for mail attachments
  • Share photos using Skype
  • Now supports ALL existing RAW Formats: CRW, NEF, RAW, PEF, RAF, X3F, BAY, SRF, MRW, DCR, CR2, ORF, etc. Click here for a complete list.
  • Explorer: Keyword View to add and search keywords
  • New application: CodedColor Publisher for versatile photo layouts
  • New application: CodedColor Toolbox for PDF export and image labeling
  • Editor: add individual frames to images
  • Editor: add text labels to images (incl. arrow pointers)
  • Editor: create image collages using layers
  • Editor: save image as PDF format
  • Editor: new "White Balance" tool
  • Editor: option to turn off EXIF/IPTC injection after editing images
  • Editor: cut with lasso and paste as layer into other image
  • Annotation: display readonly EXIF/IPTC fields in red
  • Batch: write IPTC/EXIF data to multiple images
  • Explorer: clickable Splitters
  • Explorer: thumbs now scroll during drag & drop in custom sorting
  • Fullscreen: titlebar now customizable via program settings
  • Personal online account can now be accessed directly from CodedColor
  • Modern skin
  • Online news messages
Fixed bugs
  • Stack overflow bug in Organizer fixed
  • Display problem with some GIF images in thumbsview fixed
  • Sporadic rotate warnings in fullscreen fixed
  • Thumbs lost after cancelling rename folder operation
  • Compress files to ZIP: filename error fixed
  • Editor: layer transparency and rendering bugs fixed
  • Endless "Correct records" loop after renaming or moving directory fixed
  • Annotation: EXIF/IPTC tabs now disabled, when multiple images are selected
  • Explorer: immediate drag & drop of nonselected thumbs
  • Batch: Output tab is now deselectable, so originals can be overwritten
  • Custom colors from color selection dialog now same throughout CodedColor
  • Shortcut collision between screen capture and "Save Image" fixed (CTRL+S)
  • Fullscreen: lower right navigation buttons flickered
  • Fullscreen: Some movies run smoother now
  • Web album: filename bug fixed
  • Editor: "save as ICO" changed color palette
  • Editor: no more annoying hint box for lasso, circle and wand selection
  • IPTC text fields containing commas could not be read by other programs
  • Many bug fixes and enhancements in CodedColor Publisher

11/09/2005: CodedColor 4.4.0

New Features
  • Shortcuts to Studio image editing tools from Explorer
  • Image Editor: Select standard crop sizes
  • Image Editor: now images are antialiased when zooming down
  • Image Editor: option to backup originals (changelog, see program settings)
  • New application: Panorama Viewer for animated and realistic viewing
  • Using new memory manager to handle resources more efficiently
Fixed bugs
  • Print dialog now remembers printer orientation
  • Could not drag images to empty order or catalog panel
  • Fixed bugs in histogram panel of Explorer
  • Batch conversion: not all images were converted
  • Webalbum export: cancel FTP upload, if password is incorrect
  • Keywords popup in annotation editor sometimes not visible (in front)
  • Explorer: Several Drag & Drop bugs fixed
  • Explorer: custom sorting bugs fixed
  • Editor: Multi-image frame pasting fixed
  • Explorer & Fullscreen: speed improvements

07/01/2005: CodedColor 4.3.0

New Features
  • Explorer timeline views
  • Screenshow: transitions also on manual browsing
  • Screenshow options: transitions can be selected
  • "Always add images to database" option
  • Option for "deep" database cleanup
  • DB cleanup option inside search dialog
  • Image editor: new dropdown menu for some selection tools
  • Differentiated "Save changes" on closing of image editor
  • More defensive AutoUpdate and option to deactivate it
  • DB search, DB cleanup: status dialogs with Cancel option
  • Batch conversion: SmartFix, AutoFlash
  • Batch conversion: more userfriendly dialog
  • SmartFix batch processing: status dialog with Cancel option
  • Rotate images: align horizon
  • Rotate images: suggest crop frame
  • LiveUpdate: proxyserver options
  • Editor: checked background to distinguish image borders
  • New option: open organizer on program start
  • Editor: add soft shadows
  • Editor: video capture (single frame or collage)
  • Editor: extend workspace
  • Editor: SmartFix now with options
  • Fullscreen: significant increase in viewing speed
  • Image shadows for batch conversion and screenshots
  • Editor: empty woring area
  • Editor: paste several images into working area
  • Contactsheet, print & album export: EXIF and IPTC individually selectable, incl. field selection
  • Batch conversion and thumb creation: new image progress meter
Fixed bugs
  • Explorer: Move & Copy to folder did not work for multiple selections
  • IPTC Keywords from other programs were not correctly displayed in CodedColor
  • DB values and IPTC section in image could become async
  • DB search: length limitation of SQL statement fixed
  • Annotate multiple images did not work for broken linkfiles
  • Complete deinstall (incl. workdirectory files) now possible
  • Start problems with hyperthreaded CPU's fixed
  • Minor Drag & Drop bugs fixed
  • Minor screenshow bugs fixed
  • Explorer: navigations bugs with hyperthreaded CPU's fixed
  • Memory losses fixed: threads were not cleared, when moving to taskicon
  • ..resulting "Out of Memory" and "Scanline index out of range" bugs fixed
  • Loading time for large images improved (IEBitmap instead of Bitmap)
  • Loading time optimized: antialias starting at 20% zoom factor
  • Screenshow display notably faster
  • Editor: "Save" or "Save As" dialogs did not always update the current image filename
  • Program setting to "preserve original filedate" did not work for image annotation editor
  • IPTC/EXIF fieldselection: changes were not reflected in the info panel
  • Changes in Editor were not reflected in Explorer, if "Preserve filedate" was turned on
  • Improvements in LAN browsing and viewing speed
  • Could not delete images in the recent list
  • SHIFT+DEL (delete without bin) did not work in thumbs and image view
  • Win98 related bugs fixed
  • Corrupted images in folder caused Explorer items to flash

12/01/2004: CodedColor PhotoStudio 4.1.0

New Features
  • Watch movies in Explorer & Screenshow, incl. sound, speed control (based on DirectX), userdefined thumb creation
  • Multimedia filetypes AVI, MPG, ASF, WMV, MOV, MP4, etc
  • New image filetypes: WBMP Wireless Bitmaps, ICO, PDF & Postscript (only write), PSD Photoshop (single layer)
  • EXIF/IPTC field editor for userdefined display
  • EXIF/IPTC input mask with full R/W of all IPTC fields
  • EXIF/IPTC database search
  • Windows XP program and toolbar icons, enhanced interface design
  • Editor: feather option for all selection tools
  • Editor: "SmartFix" single click photo enhancement
  • Editor "Exposure" dialog: Auto Contrast, Brightness, Smart Flash
  • Editor "Color" dialog: Auto Correction, Balance, Levels, Color Cast, HSL
  • Editor "Sharpness" dialog: Sharpen/Blur, Edge enhance, Unsharp mask
  • Editor "Curves" dialog: Manual histogram curves, Shadow/Midtone/Hilight levels
  • Editor "Noise" dialog: Noise reduction, JPEG artefact removeal, Moirée Despeckle
  • Editor: Paintbrush with opacity, radius, feather, blend modes and textures
  • Editor: Retouch brush for blur, sharpen, dodge, burn, lighten, darken, saturate and desaturate
  • Editor: Fill bucket with tolerance, opacity, blend modes and textures
  • Editor: Clone brush with opacity, radius, feather, blend modes and local/external source points
  • Editor: Eraser brush with opacity, radius and feather
  • Thumbs can be generated on demand during album creation (improves viewing speed)
  • Play sounds attached to images
  • Navigator for large images and panoramas in Explorer and fullscreen mode
  • Crop image: area outside of selection is grayed for better viewing
  • Crop by Selection, Crop by Zoom
  • Paste into selection: now bitmap size and aspect ratio can be preserved
  • Selections: info panel (size, position) is shown beside selection frame
  • Option to antialias (sharpen) zoomed images for better viewing quality
  • Web Album: FTP upload of exported album incl. synchronisation
  • Web Album: Autorun and StartImage options
  • Classic monitor and TV formats for batch processing and image resizing
  • Batch processing with "SmartFix" photo correction
  • Powerful new Batch Rename dialog
  • Custom Sorting now supports drag & drop
  • Enhanced Resize Dialog
  • Histogram panel in explorer and editor
Fixed bugs
  • Thumbs were crunched when title shown
  • No more flashing on corrupted image inside folder
  • "Index keyviolation" in database fixed
  • Batch processing was not possible for some filetypes
  • Several Custom Sorting bugs fixed
  • Random option for slideshows did not work
  • Several speed improvements

08/03/2004: CodedColor PhotoStudio 3.6.0

New Features
  • Click on thumb in catalog panel shows image in Explorer window above
  • Button "New Folder" in Explorer tree
  • STRG+S shortcut for screencapture
  • New menuitem "Open in Catalog": show catalogs which contain current image
  • Add annotations to multiple images at the same time
  • Program option to remember last opened folder in Explorer window
  • Option to show thumb shadow
  • Improved speed for image loading
  • Simplification of registration system
Fixed bugs
  • Improved startup speed
  • Fixed ZIP error in creation of email attachments
  • Automatic LiveUpdate check with acknowledge dialog
  • STRG+A selects thumbs in all views
  • Selected contact sheet font is printed correctly

01/23/2004: CodedColor PhotoStudio 3.4.0

New Features
  • Explorer: annotate Internet Explorer linkfiles (bookmarks)
  • Explorer: album and link descriptions now shown in infopanel (lower left)
  • Explorer: new button in searchform to refresh old searchresults
  • Explorer: enhancements to "Mail Files" dialog
  • Web album: layout templates can be loaded and edited
  • Web album: new parameter to auto load web album in FullScreen mode
  • Web album: infoframe size can be changed
  • Web album: set frame background images in addition to color
  • Web album: include Autorun file for CD burning
Fixed bugs
  • Explorer: thumbnails for offline images from CD's where not shown
  • Explorer: search values could not contain special characters like "\" or "?"
  • Web album: option "One image per folder" did not always work
  • Web album: subdirectories were not always exported
  • Registration did not always send email with LicenseID
  • PSD images caused memory leak in some installations

06/01/2003: CodedColor PhotoStudio 3.1.0

New Features
  • IPTC: automatically transfer IPTC title and description from JPEGs into database
  • IPTC: title and description from database stored back into JPEGs on change
  • new supported formats: JPEG2000, Photoshop (viewing only), Kodak Picture CD
  • red eye correction dialog
  • transition effects for the fullscreen slideshow
  • enhancements to the user interface and menu structure
  • German language version (download in LiveUpdate dialog)
  • handbook (download helpfile in LiveUpdate dialog or from webpage)
  • webalbum: show image title below image when no infoframe visible
  • webalbum: help information is generated into album startpage
  • webalbum: option to change color of thumb selection frame
  • registration now completely online (solving firewall issues)
  • introduction of two licensing models: freeware and full version
  • search dialog: keywords can now be selected
  • annotation dialog: option to turn off paste query
  • explorer: previous and next buttons for selected folders
  • explorer: view single frames of animated GIFs and multipage TIFs
  • tools: TWAIN interface for scanners and cameras
  • tools: Screen capture with conversion
  • custom image watermarks in mails, batch conversion, web export, image editor
  • custom sorting of image files
  • show titles beneath thumbs
  • ZIP format now supported (webalbum, mails)
Fixed bugs
  • explorer: "Open with" did not work for nonimage files
  • image editor: "Save as" file extension now remembered
  • image editor: image parameters from last image were used when storing changes to a new image
  • EXIF information now saved back to file after edit operations
  • Web album: images were deleted when exporting into source path
  • restore database: thumb database now deleted and catalog linkfiles updated
  • workdir could not be changed immediately after installation
  • iconview failed under Windows XP

01/14/2003: CodedColor 2.7.4

New Features
  • lossless JPEG rotation
  • LiveUpdate: now possible to download betas or minor updates
  • enhanced "Open File" dialog
  • explorer: antialias (sharpness) option for thumbs
  • explorer: new thumb algorithm increases speed for most JPEGs
  • resolve broken records: UTC times now stored for NTFS files (timezone independent)
  • update thumb database: tolerant towards DST (daylight saving time)
  • image editor: textual undo list in addition to visual toolwindow
  • editing images inside order catalog now keeps originals unchanged
  • rotation shortcuts (rotate left, rotate right)
  • added XP theme manifest, so CC now has real XP look & feel
  • added "Save database now" to main menu and annotation editor
  • new menuitem for linkfiles: "Copy original images" (into clipboard)
  • broken link dialog now allows for batch correction of all imagelinks inside a catalog
  • annotation editor: title can now be selected from a dropdown list
  • annotation editor: record can be copied from another image (new navigator button)
  • explorer: button to select album location (shortcut) in current browser window
  • fullscreen: option to fit small images to screen per default
Fixed bugs
  • print single image: better preview colors and paint problems fixed
  • image editor: fixed "Toolbar item index out of range" problem
  • "Scan line index out of range" problem with some Windows versions
  • fullscreen: could not use pageup / pagedown keys after adding image to order or catalog
  • fullscreen: mousewheel now used to scroll images
  • fullscreen: sort problem with corrupted images
  • fullscreen: sort problem after deletion of images
  • web album: improvement of slideshow transition effect
  • web album: workaround for memory leakage inside IE
  • web album: no settings were saved after closing export dialog
  • explorer: width of EXIF info columns not always remembered
  • after batch conversion, images showed wrong thumb in Windows XP
  • order wizzard froze CC on systems with only 256 colors installed
  • database search: annotation could not be found right after entry into record
  • fixed display issues related to Windows XP
  • "Paste files" was not activated for pasting directories in listview
  • "Store large images in thumb database" option could not be enabled again
  • contact sheet: pagebreaks between image and info rows now avoided
  • "Paste original files" did not work for nonimage files
  • "Copy image" did not work for linkfiles (referenced images)
  • Browsing records in annotation dialog did not work for explorer listview
  • "Cleanup database" deleted whole thumb database
  • rotation of images in explorer deleted annotation (versions 2.7.2, 2.7.3)
  • mail images: fixed problems with MAPI under XP
  • image editor: undolist got mixed up

10/18/2002: CodedColor 2.6.1

New Features
  • click on thumb annotation icon opens annotation editor
  • shaded printicon for images in old print orders
  • special handling for drive albums (C:\)
  • option in album property dialog to immediately add all images to the database
  • several performance issues solved, speed improved
Fixed bugs
  • windows background could not be set if active desktop is off
  • LiveUpdate tried to connect to internet if Windows is in offline mode
  • LiveUpdate fixed problem showing "could not access host" even when connected
  • new album: drive info was missing
  • print preview: performance improved; cancel (ESC) now works
  • print preview: orientation now immediately reflected in the preview pane
  • installer: desktop icon was not created during installation
  • installer: filetype associations now correctly reset on uninstallation
  • installer now checks if CC is already running
  • Web Album: Fixed Problem when directory name only contained digits

09/21/2002: CodedColor 2.5.0

New Features
  • floating and dockable toolbars, saved on quit
  • XP and stripe themes for toolbars
  • set windows desktop image (wallpaper)
  • catalogs: panel to drag & drop images to catalog
  • catalogs: new catalog, view catalog, add images
  • albums: all image files are added immediately to the database and can be searched
  • database search: now includes search for filedate
  • database search: enhanced value combination
  • database search: option to refresh search result
  • database cleanup feature to remove broken links
  • print client interfaces for: Foto Quelle (Silverlab), Fotowire
  • order prints: new order, view order, add images, process order
  • order prints: panel to drag & drop images to order
  • order wizzard, immediate orders
  • immediate printorder of edited image without need to save changes
  • LiveUpdate dialog to download and autoinstall components
  • LiveUpdate: program settings option for autocheck interval
  • album export: view exported files in internet browser or CodedColor organizer
  • album export: option to hide tree in exported album
  • album export: option to use original images
  • album export: intuitive visual layout panel
  • batch conversion: convert only checked files
  • mail files: option to use original images
  • contactsheets: option to use originals for best quality
  • contactsheets: abort long operations by pressing ESC
  • use pgup/pgdown keys to scroll in print preview
  • images dragged to catalogs or orders are now inserted as links
  • menuitem to follow link to original image
  • menuitem to select checked images
  • option to load original image in annotation dialog
  • dragging images onto / into catalog folder now always creates links
  • enhanced pasting of files: standard handler, paste originals, paste links
  • image editor: option to preserve filedate in "Save as"
  • image editor: paste clipboard into multi image (TIF)
  • filedate automatically preserved on image rotation
  • new menuitems in image editor: HSL, RGB, histogram, fourier transformation
  • explorer: "edit images" button is now a dropdown with several options
  • explorer: image and album descriptions are now threaded to improve performance
  • explorer option: thumb creation threaded to improve reaction time
  • explorer thumb view: faster scrolling due to delayed image loading
  • registration by email for people sitting behind a firewall
Fixed bugs
  • contactsheet printing and export: wrong font size
  • contactsheet printing and export: missing columns on some systems
  • print single image: gamma correction produced "divide by zero" message
  • print single image: changing printer in dropdown did not work
  • print single image: option "print normal" removed
  • album export: directory could not be created
  • album export: destination for nonalbum folders was saved and read from inifile
  • image editor: print button was missing
  • toggle between fullscreen and image editor: annotation dialog froze
  • CCA archive did not extract if CC was already running
  • closing image editors disrupted selection in explorer
  • "Send to" menu did not always work in Windows NT
  • toolbars now all docked to mainform to save room when MDI windows are normalized
  • mainmenu cleaned up a little
  • minor resource leaks fixed
  • MDI windows were not activated correctly if minimized
  • file associations now reset on uninstallation
  • explorer: if small and large imagepanel visible, then large image was sometimes not drawn
  • search filesystem did not work on Windows 98
  • images in temporary directories are not added to the database anymore

06/12/2002: CodedColor 2.1.3

New Features
  • speed optimization for program startup
  • speed optimization for sorting folders with many files
  • thumbnails now always created for images from remote drives (CD, LAN), ignoring filesize threshhold
  • online support forum: see Menuitem "Feedback & Supoprt"
  • deletion of images now differentiates between originals and links
  • mail body is copied into clipboard, if no MAPI installed
  • filetype descriptions no longer contain "CodedColor"
  • restart from trayicon (doubleclick or show) with organizer and homedirectory
  • standard compression now CCA instead of LZH
  • version update only allowed if installed version is started
  • automatic daily check for new version if connected to internet
  • query if original is to be copied into catalog, when browsing CD
  • album export: export path now remembered
  • album export: option to export new color settings only
  • album export: option to test album export with one image per folder only
  • album export: enhanced color selection dialog
  • album export: album information fields display URLs and mail adresses as links
Fixed bugs
  • fullscreen images now sorted exactly like explorer
  • existing thumbnails are now shown for broken links
  • size and date columns now always sorted correctly
  • album information fields can now store multiple textlines
  • version number now always displayed correctly
  • viewstyle in organizer now depending on found images
  • program refused to start if no printer installed
  • MAPI mail failure now results in error message
  • buttons were not enabled after closing MAPI mail dialog
  • overall performance problem when many files are in the clipboard
  • album export: editing album information sometimes opens wrong or new album
  • album export: directories now sorted alphabetically
  • album export: background color of image now set correct in Netscape 4.*
  • album export: menu icons now transparent
  • image editor/slideshow: fixed behavior of rotate, delete and move of last image in list