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New in Photo Supreme v2024

2024.0.2.6355

April 22, 2024

Scroll down for Additions, Improvements & Fixes per Build Number

Highlights for 2024

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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