Version 2.8.1

Release date: September the 27th, 2021

The release has been mostly focused at user experience with "Check Results Window" and at improving existing rules.

  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • With Screen using the minimum resolution, it is no more needed to move the dialog window for chosing a folder
    • New Button added on the "Apply Results" Window to let the user just going back to the "Check Results" step
    • Changed default view in "Check Results" to avoid confusion with some photoshoots
    • Duplicates successful members are now part of "Pass images" in the "Check Results" window
    • Duplicates rule significantly improved in terms of False Negative rate, and are ordered by Date Taken
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Clicking on the "View Folders" Button was possible whilst files were being moved to their destination or archive folders, causing the application to crash
    • Fixed critical bug that whas generating occasionally all images to be rejected through sharpness tests
    • Right click on an image followed by an action like "P", "D" or "K" was crashing the application
    • Shortcut "F" was not working to open the photo viewer
    • Bug fix for some panoramas made of more than a few images
    • Some shoots with no images having successfully passed tests could crash the application

 

Version 2.8

Release date: September the 14th, 2021

The release has been mostly focused at improving existing rules

  • New features:
    • Reporting progress when applying results to files in the Windows Task Bar
  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • Faster Metadata fetching
    • Better RAW+Jpg False Positive rate
    • Better Panorama Rule with less False Negative
    • Faster Duplicate Rule
    • User can now save instantly current configuration as default, and it is now easier to reuse sets already saved
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Fixed some inconsistencies in the reporting of progress done during the analysis
    • When several Time Lapses have been created, the Check Results Window could crash
    • Fixed bug in RAW+Jpg Rule when user was wanted to discard either all Jpg or all Raw files
    • Fixed bug when user was re-enabling acutance rule after having disabled it
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Version 2.7.1

Release date: June the 24th, 2021

  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • Improved Overclipping rule with RAW files (less false negative)
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Bug fixed on some corner cases for acutance measurement on blurred faces
    • Bug fixed when testing RAW+JPG rule enabled with the new Acutance measurement methods
    • The window "Check Results" was not opening on the right screen when using several monitors
    • When culling 500+ images, video assets could make the software crashing occasionally
    • When using RAW, bug fix on new rules Overclipping and Over/Under exposure tests
    • With some portraits RAW files, a bug has been fixed when enabling the new acutance rules
    • Bug fixed when checking the Raw + Jpg rule results

Version 2.7

Release date: June the 9th, 2021

The release has been mostly focused at improving the user experience (1) and improving existing rules  (2).

In details:

  • New features:
    • Zooming enabled to check accuracy in the photo viewer.
    • Main shooting metadata available in the photo gallery
  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • Better progress report bar
    • Faster Previews loading
    • Images that have passed all tests are now moved to a dedicated folder
    • Better "Over/Under Exposed Rule" for JPG files from "False Positive" perspective
    • "Over/Under Exposed Rule" is now taking advantage of the RAW Files actual dynamic range
    • Better "Overclipping Rule" for JPG files from "False Negative" perspective
    • "Overclipping Rule" is now taking advantage of the RAW Files actual dynamic range
    • Acutance rule enhanced by new sub-rules with better motion blur detection and less false negative for out-of-focus images
    • Faster alignment of time lapse members
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Closing Analysis from top Menu whereas no project was loaded was crashing the application
    • Bug fixed with .ORF RAW files generating exception
    • Bug fixed with .ORF RAW files with human faces
    • Alignment of low contrast time lapses members was always failing

Release date: April the 26th, 2021

The release has been mostly focused at improving existing rules.

In details:

  • New features:
    • Support .ORF Files (Olympus RAW files)
  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • Faster and better eyes closed rule
    • Improved rule Panoramas with some corner cases
    • User can now work simultaneously with both windows "Main Gallery" and "Check Results Window" to cull images faster
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Photo viewer is always using the biggest JPG preview file available with RAW files
    • No more series with only one member for the rule Duplicates
    • Fixed corner case returning false negative with the rule Over/Under Exposed

Release date:  March the 18th, 2021

No versions 2.3 or 2.4 will be released: this new release 2.5 is indeed almost a major release.

It is focusing mainly on 3 pillars:

  • Improvements of performances when using RAW files,
  • New rules face-centric (Eyes closed detection, Blurriness of Faces)
  • New rule RAW + JPG using machine learning and artificial intelligence

In details:

  • New features:
    • Tutorial
    • Detection of images with people having eyes closed
    • Development of a new rule discarding all people looking straight at the camera with Eyes Closed
    • Manage Raw + Jpg by discarding the one useless
  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • New Configuration Rules Manager
    • Change colours' label
    • New UI for the rules' management
    • Improve Duplicate Rules with faces (considering blurriness on human faces)
    • Improve Acutance Rule (discard blurred faces)
    • Image gallery now frozen on purpose until the end of the analysis
    • Extended and more accurate Progress bar
    • Low resolution rule faster with RAW Files
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Remove Top Menu: fix "Performances" - Deprecated feature
    • Improve FN ratio on Duplicates
    • Configure menu now updates current configuration as expected
    • Fixed orientation bug with RAW files when using the photo viewer
    • Fixed bug with Time Lapse done thanks to RAW files wrongly copied as JPG

Version 2.2.1

Release date:   November the 5th, 2020

  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • Faster analysis when performing only Time Lapse analysis
    • Clarification of how save strategy works
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Bugs when analysing DNG files
    • Bug with Portrait images on the gallery and with the photo viewer
    • Bug when no rules was selected
    • Wrong sorting by date taken tag in some cases

 

Version 2.2 

Release date:  October the 16th, 2020

  • New features:
    • Support of Raw files format .CR3 and .DNG
  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • Faster Images Gallery
    • User can switch with mouse wheel from one image to another in the viewer
    • Better cancellation process when chosing the save strategy
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Portraits images are now displayed vertically
    • Time Lapse images were not moved properly when auto-aligned was on but no alignment was needed
    • Relaunching the same analysis after cancelling it could crash the application
    • Fixed "Confirmation Files Actions" typos
    • Fixed misc. Bugs when manually enforcing rules decisions
    • Fixed Bugs after rules configured
    • Fixed bug when source and destination folders alike

 

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Release date: June the 23rd, 2020.

  • New features:
    • Multiple selection of images for manual assignment "Keep" or "Discard" or "Panorama members"
    • Manual selection of images to assign them as Time Lapse Members
    • Time lapse auto-detection if alignment is needed
    • Auto-alignment of time lapse members for "manually added" members (like selfies, growing crops, drones views each week and so on)

       

  • Improvements of existing rules and features:
    • Panorama Rule: Better FP ratio thanks to improved algorithm on conditional tests
    • Duplicate Rule: Far better FP ratio thanks to improved algorithm on series
    • Improved Duplicate Visualization to facilitate decision on which member to keep
    • Improve Top Menu "Configuration Rules"

       

  • Bugs fixed:
    • Acutance FP on RAW files
    • Time estimated rounded properly
    • Misc. Bugs on "Check Results" windows
    • Dummy Video Thumbnails on some video files
    • Current and default folders configurations

Release date: June the 3rd, 2020.

  • New features:
    • Time Lapse 2.0 with:
      • Auto-align option
      • Major shake if auto-align On option
    • Smart View 1.0 for checking results before applying them

  • Improvements:
    • Image Gallery 2.0 with:
      • Live update on time based filtering at run time
      • Virtualized collection for browsing galleries of hundreds+ images
    • Panoramas 2.0 with:
      • Better detection
      • Less False positives thanks to new algorithm
    • Improved acutance method:
      • SNR Calculation method 1.1 with:
        • Luminance-adjusted measure
        • Faster method to calculate SNR
    • Improved Duplicate method:
      • Improved form detector 1.1
      • New algorithm to detect Series 2.0
      • Changing the rationale similar / very similar to make it more consistent and more useful
    • New Photo Viewer 2.0 with:
      • Fast loading for RAW images
      • Left and right arrows

Release date: November the 14th, 2019.

  • Basic Tests on image min. size,
  • Time Lapse Members automatically detected,
  • Clipped or burnt images detected,
  •  Over/underexposed images detected,
  • Acutance tests (motion blur and out-of-focus),
  • Panorama members detected,
  • Too short videos files flagged and archived automatically,
  • Series of Duplicates identified.