Cumulative Change Log
Changes in PictoDrop 1.0b8
- Fix for out of memory conditions
When applying filters to a large number of large images, Core Image would occasionally produce corrupted results.
- Fix for incorrect removal of thumbnails on error
Fixed a bug where attempting to apply a library filter to a set of images where no library filter was set up would still result in thumbs being removed.
- Additional scripting additions
AppleScript support in PictoDrop now takes advantage of Flickr's built-in thumbnail support.
- Leopard Changes
A number of changes for Leopard which can't be documented here.
Changes in PictoDrop 1.0b7
- Fix filter screen size determination
When filtering a large image, the preview window height was not calculated correctly,
causing the top of the window to be clipped.
- Thumbnail support
For libraries which are set up to sync with a server, there is now a choice on the
library configuration page to upload thumbnails. If this option is checked, thumbnails
will be uploaded to the server as well as the images themselves.
- Fix potential crash in AppleScript use
When a list of images for a synchronized library without any previous sync attempt made.
- URL Encode urls shown in info panel
- Fix display of Flickr "embedded" URL to reference the direct URL to the image rather
than the image page
- Added script menu
- Scripting additions
There is now AppleScript support to get all selected images, as well as to retrieve the
on-server image url and thumbnail url.
Changes in PictoDrop 1.0b6
- Default Preferences
Build thumbs on copy is now really the default.
- 10.5 (Leopard) Support
Fixed a number of problems which manifested themselves only on 10.5.
- JPEG-2000 support
Fixed a bug where JPEG-2000 (jp2) images weren't supported in the image list.
- Filtering non-filterable images
Fixed a bug introduced in 1.0b5 that prevented images which are not automatically
filterable from being individually filtered.
Changes in PictoDrop 1.0b5
- Automator Actions
PictoDrop now contains two Automator actions: "Import Images" (to import a set of images to a
PictoDrop library, and "Update Images on Remote Server" (to perform an Update operation on a
- Growl Support
PictoDrop will now use Growl (if installed and running) to advise of the status of an Update
operation, as well as the completion of image copying.
- Save As
When applying filters to a file, it is now possible to save it as a different format.
- Filtering of unsavable types
Fixed a bug where it was possible to (attempt to) apply library filters to an unsupported
- Synchronization Changes
PictoDrop will no longer attempt to delete images from a server if the images have
never been uploaded (and then deleted).
- Additional warnings on deletion
The warning when deleting images now includes an warning that images will also be
removed from the remote server if one is associate with the library.
- Bug: Text watermark color not saved
If the color of a text watermark was changed in a library filter stack, the change would
not be propogated unless the font was also changed.
Help has been updated.
Changes in PictoDrop 1.0b4
- New toolbar icons
New toolbar icons are in place for invoking per-image filtering, library filters and preview via the Preview app.
- New icons (generally)
Most icons have been replaced with new ones.
- Core Image view refresh
The Core Image preview is now set to pure black when switching between images.
- Core Image transparencies when saving
When saving the result of a filtering operation, image types which do not support transparency
will use black instead. The color used is configurable in Preferences.
Changes in PictoDrop 1.0b3
This version deals primarily with Core Image support usability and bugs
- Double Buffering and Live Updating
The Core Image view used for filter work is now double buffered (which should vastly improve performance.
In addition, changes to the image are no longer live - e.g. moving a slider to adjust
an option won't cause the image to be re-built and re-drawn until it's released.
- Progress indicator
There is now an indeterminate progress indicator shown at the top of the filter stack when
PictoDrop is busy re-building or saving an image.
- Text watermark updating
There is now an "Apply text changes" button on the text watermark filter panel. This
button causes the text watermark to be re-built after changes (text, font, color) are made.
- Settings lost on new filter insert
Fixed a bug where settings on certain filter panels (e.g. smart resize) would revert to the
default when a new filter is inserted.
- Bounds calculation when producing a text watermark
Bounds used in producing and aligning a text watermark now uses the image rather than screen dimensions.
- Image watermark opacity
There is now a slider to allow the opacity of an image watermark to be changed.
- Missing input images
Inserted filters which require the user to supply an image are now drawn in red if no image was supplied.
In addition, the preview will now show a simple black background until an image is supplied.
- Text watermark panel disclosure
A disclosure twisty has been added to the text watermark panel
- PictoDrop Lite limitations
PictoDrop Lite is limited to a single library. Filtering & versioning on that library is now
- Nag screen
Nag screen is now shown at application exit on Lite version
Changes in PictoDrop 1.0b2
- RAW support
PictoDrop will now accept RAW images. While it is not currently possible to apply
a library filter stack to RAW images, it is possible to filter them individually and
save them to either JPEG or TIFF.
- Option to auto-version
User now has the option to create a new version when saving filter results.
- Smart resize edge choice
Choice of whether to apply resize based on longest edge, width or height.
- Missing source files for CI Filters
Missing default input files for Glass Distortion, Color Map and Shaded Material have been added.
- Crash on cancel/FTP
A crash when cancelling an FTP transfer has been fixed.
- Spinning wheel on thumb building
"Build thumbs when images copied" pref is now set by default.
- Revamp metadata display
Meta data is now displayed in a tabular format.
- Geometry transformation Core Image Filters
Access to geometry transformation CI filters through the "Filter" option has been removed.
- Image filename extensions
Image filename extensions are now shown in the image list.
- Automated Updates
Support for the Sparkle framework has been added to allow for updates from within PictoDrop.