Friday, September 30, 2016

Fotoxx Release 16.10

  • Compensate GTK API changes in Ubuntu 16.10.
  • Keys F1 (= help) and Escape (= cancel) were made consistent in all dialogs.
  • The Select Hairy function and user interface were improved somewhat.
  • The image search function saves its output to the album Search Results
    (preserve search results when subsequent actions replace the gallery).
  • Batch Add/Remove Tags: the user interface was extended to make it easier
    to choose from existing tags or create new tags as needed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fotoxx Release 16.09

Image Index:
  • Fotoxx startup is much faster when there are few new image files to index.
    Huge galleries also display faster. The image index file is converted to a new format. The old file is kept for safety, and can be deleted later. 
  • Indexing can be completely bypassed if Fotoxx is started from a file manager
    (e.g. Nautilus) to open a selected file, which displays instantly. Image edits
    work normally. Search and map functions are disabled because they require
    the image index. The index can be updated on demand or the next time
    Fotoxx starts normally. Set options using Tools > User Options.
Gallery View:
  • Galleries with images from multiple directories (from a search function, recent
    images query, timeline report, etc.) now include the lowest level directory name
    in addition to file name, photo date and thumbnail image.
User Options:
  • view last file version only:
    This option now affect both image file view and gallery view. If set, only
    the latest version of each image file is shown, also in gallery pages.
    Albums and results from search functions are not affected.
  • A user can optionally use the Mapbox map source by acquiring an access key.
    These are free for moderate map usage (50,000 tiles per month). See the
    User Guide for a description of the differences and how to obtain a key.
Batch Convert:
  • Inserting plugin text in the output file names was simplified. Photo dates
    (from EXIF metadata) can be inserted into the output file names.
  • The user data in /home/<user>/.fotoxx can now be located wherever wanted.
    This also enables multiple image collections, managed separately.
  • The report by location and date-group and the timeline report were made
    more elegant with non-scrolling table headers. Click on a table position to
    get a corresponding thumbnail gallery of images.
Gallery sort by photo date:
  • Multiple edit versions of the same photo had accidental order because they
    all have the same photo date. Resolved by using file mod date as tie breaker.
  • User Options: If a font was selected that had no monospace implementation,
    some report formats looked horrible. A generic monospace font is now used.
  • Gallery sort by photo date was incorrect after editing any photo dates
    (self-corrected after displaying some other gallery and then coming back). 
  • When saving a modified image as a new file or version, some obscure
    ITPC metadata was not being copied to the new file. 
  • Trim/Rotate: the [+90] and [-90] buttons failed if pressed multiple times.