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New in Photo Supreme v2024

2024.2.2.6590

July 12, 2024

Scroll down for Additions, Improvements & Fixes per Build Number

Highlights for 2024

  • Text Expansion

  • Face Recognition

  • Image Attachments

  • Integrated De-duplicator

  • Touchscreen support

  • Improved WEBP and HEIC file support

  • Integrated HTTP Server in the Server Edition
     

For more details, see the complete list below

Additions

  • 6587; Added a Details Editor for FIAP support

  • 6587; Added support for the FIAP XMP Schema

  • 6542; Added a "Copy Resized To Clipboard" in the Viewer's image context menu

  • 6497; Added "Data -> Import from Apple Photos"

  • 6490; Added Text Expansion

  • Added Face Recognition 

  • Added Images Attachments, including markers and Catalog States

  • Added Multiple Bookmarks

  • Added De-duplicator for easy duplicate cleanups with options to archive, delete or rename duplicates

  • Added Touchscreen support for Windows "Surface like" devices with double tapping, pinching and swiping

  • Added WEBP file format support, including embedded metadata support to read and write

  • Added embedded metadata support for HEIC files

  • Added HTTP Server feature to the Server Edition, including SSL certificates support

  • Added PostgreSQL 16 support

  • Added a Version and Stack cascading option for Areas

  • Add new Catalog States for: 5x4 aspect ratio, Attachments, and Same File Name 

  • Added an option to manually create new on-image areas using the mouse click-and-drag while holding down the Alt key

  • Added an option to have "no" bar below the thumbnails

  • Added an option to set a "custom" background color in the Image Viewer

Improvements

  • 6587; The Country field in the Contact Details in the Details Editor now has a drop down

  • 6587; A Portfolio can now be configured to always shown when a Catalog Filters is active

  • 6587; The Memories section of the Timeline now includes: "Shot today", "Shot last 30 days", "Shot this week", "Shot this month", and "Shot this year"

  • 6582; PSU now mirrors xmpRights:Marked to plus:CopyRightStatus on writing XMP

  • 6576; The Search Bar can now also be used to search for images with a match in the name of a parent folder

  • 6565; Improved touch scrolling performance in the Viewer for Windows Touch Screen use

  • 6556; Added Event field to the Details Advanced Editor

  • 6556; Improved selection mechanism for Light Table when Stacks/Versions are involved

  • 6534; Improved the behavior of the rotation buttons on the thumbs for non-savable file formats

  • 6523; Improved support for TIF files with Alpha Channel as well as TIF files that are "floating point 8 bit " type of TIF

  • 6519; Added "Between" as a condition for Filter by Macro Command

  • 6513; Added a sorting option to the Ingest Profile which allows sorting the list of files before copying. This gives more control

  • 6508; Improved support for reading Lens Name for Olympus models

  • 6508; Improved face region detection

  • 6508; When running an import from the Ingest Wizard (not the advanced version) then PSU now ingests files based on their file stamp being newer than the last time the profile ran (used to be based on file attributes)

  • 6490; Scheduling a "Verify Folder" now offers the option to run on Application Start or Application Close

  • 6490; Faster startup speed, mainly relevant for larger databases (>200K)

  • 6490; Improved visibility for folders that have a Verify scheduled

  • 6490; Keyword Editor in Image Details is now a comma separated text editor

  • 6490; Opening the FOLDERS catalog section is now faster

  • 6490; If a rename rule leads to an empty file name then you will be warned

  • 6490; When selecting an image in the GPS Map then the thumb is scrolled into view i.a.

  • 6490; The GPS Map now only shows one info panel (no overlapping info)

  • 6490; Image Info/Caption in the Viewer is displayed now in themed colors

  • 6466; The upper right Search Bar now searches up to 20x faster

  • 6466; Refined algorithm to determine the image appearance (channel: reddish,, greenish, blueish)

  • 6461; Faster sync-write operation completion

  • 6458; Faster startup time

  • 6434; Changed the default for Image Processing Limit preference depending on the installed internal memory

  • 6434; The max value for Image Processing Limit is now double the recommended value

  • 6427; Main versions thumbs now have an indicator on the thumb when showing "not as a set"

  • 6399; Complete overhaul of the background services resulting in a more stable architecture and improved performance up to 20%

  • 6399; Updated French translations

  • 6399; Faster on-screen animation handling

  • 6399; Faster to remove images from the Catalog

  • 6399; Improved "Delete from Disk" and "Delete from Catalog" progress display

  • 6399; In Exif and XMP the GPS VersionID tag is now written as 2.2.0.0 instead of 2.0.0.0.

  • 6399; Exif version metadata is upgraded to 0230 (was 0221)

  • 6399; Application version in IPTC-IIM is now written as only the build number to prevent it exceeding the length restriction of 10 characters

  • 6399; Improved text editing in the Info panel

  • 6358; Lower animation CPU pressure

  • 6355; Added AAE sidecar file handling for HEIC and JPG files

  • 6355; Updated French translations

  • 6344; Smoother application operation when multiple background processes are running concurrently

  • 6337; Included a native TXT thumbnail builder

  • 6337; Improved and smoother Progress handling

  • 6337; Changed icon for metadata occurrence

  • 6337; A transfer profile "to folder" can now use a Macro as its target folder

  • 6337; Added OpenAPI ("swagger") to the HTTP Server in the Server Edition

  • 6337; Improved Adobe application detection as external application

  • 6337; Replaced the Email text editor with an HTML editor

  • 6337; Slight performance improvement

  • 6337; Integrated Email settings in HTML Server (Server Edition)

  • 6337; You can now drag and drop thumbs for Windows devices with a Touch Screen

  • 6337; You can now make a multi thumb selections on touch screens with press-and-tab gesture (tap first and while keeping the finger down, tab a second thumb)

  • 6317; The States dropdown in the Filter Bar is now organized in groups for Ratio and Appearance

  • 6317; Slight overall performance improvement

  • 6317; Less memory consumption when using face Recognition on larger sets

  • 6295; Slight performance improvement

  • 6295; Improved job handling for large volumes. Those are now chained in sets of 2500

  • 6290; Faster macro parsing (again)

  • 6285; Faster macro parsing below thumbnails

  • 6285; Added support for the Photoshop specific metadata fields in PSD and PSB files named "CopyrightFlag" and "URL" including bi-directional mapping to XMP field xmpRights:Marked

  • 6277; Added Photoshop File Format field support for CopyrightFlag and URL, including mapping to and from XMP for CopyrightFlag <--> xmpRights:Marked

  • 6269; Added Rename Rule Sequence Number reset methods YEAR, MONTH, WEEK, DAY, HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND

  • 6263; You can now select a "CREATE NEW" option when using "Select catalog label" for an Area

  • 6246; The Web Server HTTP site now calls a native endpoint for thumbnails

  • 6235; Updated French translations

  • 6235; The startup "Failed Import" check now handles files in batches of max 15K images for synchronizing

  • 6235; When dragging an image over the quick launch bar and there are scrollbars then the list will scroll when dragging over the left/right area of the bar

  • Improved thumbnail loading and faster scrolling

  • Improved image drawing quality on macOS Sonoma

  • Improved Dual Monitor support on macOS
        Better handling two monitors that have different resolutions
        Improved mouse scrolling speed when using dual monitors with different resolution

  • Improved performance in the Image Viewer while stepping through images

  • Complete overhaul of the Progress architecture when called from background threads

  • Folder Color States can now also be set from a Folder's context menu

  • On startup, Photo Supreme now checks for incomplete file imports as well as missing thumbnails

  • Added a badge counter to the Area button in the Viewer

  • Improved Area mouse handling for sizing and moving

  • When assigning a catalog label to an area and that label has no image yet then the area automatically becomes the image for that catalog label

  • When deleting multiple files then only the sidecar files that are not images (eg JPG/MOV pairs) are considered

  • Improved color scheme for Windows and macOS Sonoma

  • Several improvements for sidecar handling

  • Improved Quick Launch Bar when it holds many application icons

  • Reading areas from an image's metadata will "confirm" them if needed and possible

  • When writing synonyms as keywords, then those will now also be written as hierarchical keywords in the metadata

  • Improved the internal cache engine's working

  • Visual Feedback messages are now stacked on-screen when called shortly after each other

  • Improved keyboard shortcut handling

  • Improved size of areas as returned by Google Vision face detection

  • Several overall performance improvements
     

Fixes

  • 6590; Fix for making text selections with the Shift key in memo fields

  • 6582; Fix for not loading all images to the LightTable when multiple stacked thumbs are selected

  • 6582; Fix for possible Access Violation when closing a "continuous progress" activity

  • 6582; Fix for possible "poof" crash when closing the floating viewer

  • 6582; Fix for Next/Prev icon in the Viewer not being a perfect circle as intended

  • 6571; Fix for popups on macOS that would sometimes fall behind a modal dialog (eg. editing a Dynamic Collection)

  • 6571; Fix for not copying the newly deployed Transfer Profiles to he App Data Folder

  • 6569; Quick Fix on 6568 for transfer profiles not always showing the configured target folder

  • 6568; Fix for after closing the Light Table while a side panel is open then that side panel does not change the images it operates on

  • 6568; Fix for an Access Violation when loading metadata from some Olympus models

  • 6565; Fix for possible Access Violation when saving a Transfer/Share Profile

  • 6565; Fix when using a macro for the folder in a "sharing profile to folder" and the tick to ask for a target folder is on then no folder is prompted

  • 6560; Fix on touchscreen devices for slower scrolling during swiping up/down

  • 6556; Fix for possible Access Violation in the Label Assignment Panel

  • 6544; Fix for the rotation buttons on the thumbs for HEIC file formats as the OS always returns upright images

  • 6542; Fix for rotation handling from thumbnails for "other"-image formats as defined in the Preferences

  • 6536; Fix for possible Access Violation while applying metadata to the Catalog.

  • 6534; Fix for Folders not showing in the Catalog Tree when a non-top level folder is in the Catalog Filter

  • 6531; Fix for some %exif macros not returning a value

  • 6531; Fix for mini-hamburger menus when creating a Custom Field

  • 6529; Fix for not properly refreshing the Catalog Tree after disabling the Catalog Filter

  • 6526; Fix for some DNG files, that are either corrupt or have its data compressed, cause PSU to stall

  • 6523; Fix for some QuickTime files stalling PSU while loading its metadata

  • 6516; Fix for not always importing images during the Ingest process after they were copied from from a MTP device on Windows

  • 6509; Fix for not using the preference setting to allow embedded XMP writing to some kinds of RAW files

  • 6508; Fix for sometimes generating sequence number increments that are in a different order than the files  when using the %ImageNumber macro in the target file name or target sub folder name

  • 6497; Fix for not always updating all selected files when using the Info Panel

  • 6497; Fix for possible AV exception when selecting a source folder in the Ingest Wizard

  • 6497; Fix for possible delay before refreshing the LAP after assigning/revoking a catalog label

  • 6490; Fix for possible error while opening the suggestions for the Search Box

  • 6490; Fix for possible Access Violation while refreshing the GEO Panel details

  • 6490; Fix for a job no longer being enabled when editing the job and then cancelling it

  • 6490; Fix for a possible "stall" of the application while browsing through images on macOS

  • 6490; Fix for a possible stall of the application while loading DNG files that are created with "Lossy compression"

  • 6490; Fix for incorrect scaled password dot display in the Login Dialog at different OS scaling levels

  • 6461; Fix for slow performance for States -> In Portfolio

  • 6458; Fix for possible exception on closing the application

  • 6458; Fix for reading of embedded color profiles when multiple instances of PSU are running concurrently on the same computer

  • 6458; Fix for possible "custom thumb text" not displaying after startup

  • 6458; Fix for reading XMP from certain HEIC files

  • 6458; Fix for Focus area display

  • 6450; Fix for loading thumbs for some PSB files

  • 6450; Fix for possible stall on startup when custom thumb info is enabled with scripting

  • 6450; Fix for reading GPS Time Stamp from Exif in local time zone instead of UTC time zone

  • 6443; Fix for "Save Image" and "Save Image As" not working when trying to overwrite a file

  • 6441; Fix for files with recipe being sync'ed after loading in the Image Viewer

  • 6439; Fix for the no longer supported Zenfolio API URL name

  • 6439; Fix for slow startup speed on some configurations

  • 6434; Fix for "Save Image As" when used without saving the recipe first

  • 6431; Fix for versions not updating when changing details in the Info Panel when a main version together with one or more of its versions are selected

  • 6427; Fix for sync on opening the Info Panel

  • 6427; Fix for a main version not getting its file signature updated after changing a version its metadata

  • 6416; Fix for Access Violation when clicking the rotation button with a single thumbnail selected

  • 6414; Fix for Import and Batch Progress text not always updating

  • 6414; Fix for possible Access Violation while running a background process

  • 6410; Fix for some image files not sync'ing

  • 6408; Fix for possible "Timer index" error

  • 6408; Fix for not always properly closing the SQLite journal files in the Single Edition for macOS

  • 6399; Fix for possible memory leak in caching

  • 6399; Fix for possible memory exception after using the Verification Service on a folder

  • 6399; Fix for a possible stall during Ingest

  • 6399; Fix for sync state of versions not always set as "in sync" after reading from metadata

  • 6399; Fix for possible application halt during thumbnail building

  • 6399; Several fixes for Background Service stability

  • 6399; Fix for possible hanging process after closing the application

  • 6399; Fix for the "Scale" image editing effect not being stored when that is the only effect in the Recipe

  • 6399; Fix for links to online manuals for SQLServer and PostgreSQL server edition

  • 6399; Fix when selecting a macro for a slideshow caption then it is now marked for HTML encode

  • 6358; Fix for INSP being available as savable file extension

  • 6358; Fix for typo for AD user validation errors

  • 6355; Fix for not reading all metadata for MOV files on macOS

  • 6355; Fix for not removing search data for structured XMP metadata fields when emptied

  • 6355; Fix for "orientation flag with flip"

  • 6355; Fix for "Verifying Folder" progress text sometimes being truncated

  • 6355; Fix for missing libraw dll in the Lite edition

  • 6344; Fix for possible memory leak while displaying progress

  • 6344; Improved sequentially handling while drawing progress items

  • 6342; Fix for some menu items not working on macOS in build 6337

  • 6337; Fix for incorrect caption for AI Object Detection in a Download profile

  • 6319; Fix for hierarchical label references after moving a Catalog Label with children to a different Category

  • 6317; Fix for possible Out Of Memory when using Face Detection on a batch of images

  • 6317; Fix for "black block" on screen after using the Options button in the Viewer while the command bar is unpinned

  • 6317; Fix for possible delay on startup while animating the "external applications launch panel"

  • 6317; Fix for clearing the filter bar "states" when there are Stack Markers selected

  • 6308; Fix for possible Scripting error when using a macro within an embedded script %code block

  • 6308; Fix for possible wrong Thumbnail file size display in Preferences after switching to another catalog inside the application

  • 6308; Fix for selected Stack Markers not being displayed in the Filter Bar "States"

  • 6308; Fix when creating a new Image Attachment that would not add the attachment to every selected thumb

  • 6308; Fix for "Make this the stack top item" not applying to every selected stacked thumb

  • 6300; Fix for possible application crash on macOS when building a thumbnail for a corrupt JPG file

  • 6300; Fix for "Say/Ask" messages not being handled neatly when called from a background service

  • 6300; Fix for possible stall of the application while browsing through a catalog without processed thumbnails

  • 6295; Fix for Access Violation after running a script from within a script

  • 6290; Fix for possible random stall

  • 6290; Fix for Image Attachment marker not being named correctly in a result after changing the name in Preferences

  • 6287; Fix for not always reading Keywords as Catalog Labels on importing

  • 6285; Fix for not being able to select a file for an Image Attachment on macOS

  • 6285; Fix for not being able to get passed the thumbnail building check on startup for catalogs that need > 20K thumbs to be built

  • 6285; Fix for Areas unintendedly being showed in the Light Table

  • 6285; Fix for slow metadata loading for large MP4 video files that are recorded with Canon cameras

  • 6285; Fix for the entire "application" bouncing when drag the mouse on a non-scroll object on macOS

  • 6285; Fix for sometimes odd scroll behavior on macOS when switching the scroll mouse between up and down

  • 6277; Fix for not being able to select a file for an Image Attachment on macOS

  • 6273; Fix for unclear "inner step progress" display for database upgrades that need many upgrade steps

  • 6273; Fix for startup "Failed Import" check in larger catalogs with many missing thumbnails. Missing thumbnails are now also processed in 5K batches

  • 6269; Fix for possible AV when closing a catalog drop down in Catalog Filter/Dynamic Search/or User Restrictions

  • 6269; Fix for not being able to configure a user as a "restricted" user in the Server Edition

  • 6263; Fix for X shortcut (reject image) not working in Grid mode

  • 6263; Fix for not updating the External Application Quick Launch Bar until after a restart

  • 6263; Fix for not persisting the thumb zoom factor after closing the application with no loaded tab

  • 6263; Fix for possible login error with correct password after the application locks in the Server Edition

  • 6252; Fix for possible message on compact stating "thumbs.db" cannot be opened

  • 6252; Fix for possible Access Violation on startup when running several scheduled "verify folder" operations to run at the same moment in tim.

  • 6246; Fix for double thumbnail selections in the Collection Viewer after deleting or moving thumbs

  • 6246; Several fixes for possible stall during sync'ing

  • 6235; Fix for selected Archive Folder not being used in Deduplicator

  • 6235; Fix for Scripter not picking the correct property in TCatalogPropCategory

  • 6225; Fix for possible crash shortly after startup

  • 6225; Fix for some scripting references in the HTTP Web Server client side scripts

  • Fix for some non-detected connected MTP (Microsoft Transaction Protocol) devices in Windows

  • Fix for not reading file dates from some Android phones that are connected to Windows via USB/MTP
  • Fix for asking for Google Vision in a new import profile

  • Fix for thumbs in the Downloader showing bookmarks icons

  • Fix for Verify Folder's "Folder not found" in a cross platform environment

  • Fix for possible Access Violation when using the search bar

  • Fix for possible Access Violation when using the + icon in the Catalog Filter

  • Fix for unconfirming a recognized face when an area with confirmed face is deleted

  • Fix for possible stall on startup on macOS

  • Fix for when deleting an area then that area would not be removed from the face database

  • Fix for possible memory leak when on-screen Hotspots are drawn

  • Several fixes for possible exceptions when using the PostgreSQL server edition

  • Fix for keyboard shortcuts still working while app is in lock state (eg during Compact)

  • Fix for possible exception in the multi-user-notification of the Server Edition

  • Fix for the application entering an instable state when Windows reports file or folder changes with a wrong file name pointer

  • Fix for possible missing search data value on import

  • Fix for possible Access Violation on startup when a suggestion to Compact the catalog appears while thumbnails are being built before that message comes up

  • Fix for icons sometimes not drawing in the correct scale

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