History

Sun, Jun 2 2013 1:28 PM
Version 1.0.0.296
What's new:
  • Recommended Update for Power and higher editions
    • Bugfix: originals download is better

 

Sat, Mar 16 2013 2:10 PM
Version 1.0.0.295
What's new:
  • Recommended Update for Power and higher editions
    • Bugfix: more reliable download, including files larger than 2Gb
    • Bugfix: moving albums to the root of the category (i.e. w/o subcategory) was causing an internal error. Fixed.

 

Sun, Feb 24 2013 4:10 PM
Version 1.0.0.293
What's new:
  • Recommended Update for all editions
    • Important bug fix: old bug that caused the intermittent crash during long, large volume uploads
    • New: preventing machine from going to sleep/hybernation state during long time operations

 

Mon, Sep 23 2012 4:22 PM
Version 1.0.0.290
What's new:
  • Recommended Update
  • for Power or higher editions
    • Important bug fix: images preview didn't work
    • Improved images download speed

 

Mon, Sep 3 2012 4:13 PM
Version 1.0.0.289
What's new:
  • Recommended Update
  • for all editions
    • Important bug fix: albums names with '\' (backslash) character were truncated
    • Important bug fix: images from private albums could not be copied/moved
    • Improved "Copy/Paste" functionality (from Images3 )
      Now you can copy one or multiple images and paste them to multiple target albums at once.
      This way you can easily populate individual albums with group photos, etc.
    • Support for up to 4Gb files (videos/vault).
      Previous version only handled 2Gb ones, showing larger file sizes as negative

 

Sun, Jun 3 2012 6:19 PM
Version 1.0.0.288
What's new:
  • Recommended update
    • Improved Image duplicates removal - custom fields
      more functionality coming later
    • Support for Image3 Pro Feature Package
      • Image List Sorting
      • Copy/Cut images (you can collect them in several steps and from different albums) and paste them to an album.
   
Sat, May 19 2012 4:33 PM
Version 1.0.0.285
What's new:
  • Recommended update
    • support for Albums4 Pro Feature Package:
      Image duplicates removal
      more functionality coming later
Sun, Feb 26 2012 4:43 PM
Version 1.0.0.284
What's new:
  • Recommended update
    • support for Albums3 Pro Feature Package
Thu, Apr 28 2011 6:08 PM
Version 1.0.0.281
What's new:
  • Recommended update
    • bugfix for image downloads (X2 and Originals)
Mon, Apr 25 2011 5:12 PM
Version 1.0.0.278
What's new:
  • Recommended update
    • bugfix for video downloads
    • bugfix for image downloads (new URLs)
    • redirection (for smaller images) is handled
   
Thu, Apr 21 2011 4:36 PM
Version 1.0.0.275
What's new:
  • Mandatory update
    • bugfix to make S*E compatible with "direct-to-the-cloud" server behaviour
    • slight speed improvement, 15% or so
   
Thu, Jan 20 2011 9:32 PM
Version 1.0.0.269
What's new:
  • New albums2 Pro Package
    • Making albums private/public
    • Set/remove password protection
    • Apply/remove watermark
    • Apply/remove printmark
    • Addjust max allowed image size

      All the new features available via Albums context menu.
  • Numerous bug fixes
Wed, Jan 05 2011 07:07 PM
Version 1.0.0.268
What's new:
  • Pro Packages support
    S*E Pro License holders can now enoy the new features coming through the packages.
    Packages are sold separately.
  • Three Pro Packages
    • Albums1:
      • Move albums
        by dragging them onto a new location in a category tree.
      • Delete albums
        along with their images.
      • Rename albums
        including multiple albums at a time (parametrized).
    • Images1:
      • New duplicate verification option: Check & Update
        Only newer images will be accepted into Upload Queue.
      • Locate Images
        Hepls to restore the link between the S*E database and local images
        in case if they were moved to a new location (another folder, another drive and such).
      • New options for Get Images Info
        Much smarter and faster.
      • Various Export As options, including export as CSV
    • Images2:
      • Copy/Move images
        by dragging them to a new location in the albums list. Hold Ctrl for copy.
      • Delete images
      • Hide/Unhide images.
  • New S*E Edition: Studio
    Ideal for business users, running a professional and/or high-volume outfit.

    Includes S*E Pro, all current and future Pro packages and Premium support.
    Please contact
    support@starexplorer.com for pricing & purchasing.
  • Numerous bug fixes, including stable cancellation support, should work for everything now.
  • RIP LDF: No more LDF-type license support.
Sat, Nov 27 2010 1:45 PM
Version 1.0.0.260
What's new:
  • Delete albums (beta/trial)
Sun, Oct 10 2010 9:47 PM
Version 1.0.0.259
What's new:
  • Drag albums to move (beta/trial)
Sun, Sep 19 2010 3:41 PM
Version 1.0.0.258
What's new:
  • Printmarks support added for album creation;
Thu, Aug 26 2010 6:52 PM
Version 1.0.0.257
What's new:
  • Sales download/parsing logic fixed;
  • Video download fixed ("1920 issue");
  • Resizing now can take percentage in addition to absolute values;
Sat, May 1 2010 9:40 AM
Version 1.0.0.256
What's new:
  • Super fast Terminator edition with up to 100 uploading threads;
  • Minor issue fixed with downloading info for non-image files
Jan, Sat 31 2010 4:55 PM
Version 1.0.0.254
What's new:
  • SM API getImageInfo has changed, had to follow the lead to restore image download functionality
Dec, Fri 4 2009 4:30 PM
Version 1.0.0.253
What's new:
  • Sale download is back (Pro only). No more screen scraping, so it is faster, more accurate and less prone to sudden breaks/
Tue, Nov 17 2009 12:23 PM
Version 1.0.0.251
What's new:
  • Downloaded files acquire SM-edited keywords and captions in their EXIF section.
Mon, Nov 16 2009 11:58 AM
Version 1.0.0.250
What's new:
  • Vista x64 users experienced problems with S*E being stuck after 2-3 files. This edition should take care of this issue, and in a worst case scenario, allows you to control the number of threads S*E uses.
Mon, Nov 2 2009 12:01 PM
Version 1.0.0.248
What's new:
  • Important bug fix for downloading large files/videos.
Fri, Oct 30 2009 11:48 PM
Version 1.0.0.247
What's new:
  • Full Text Search results could not be downloaded. Fixed.
Fri, Oct 16 2009 12:24 PM
Version 1.0.0.246
What's new:
  • Important bug fixes fro SM Std/Power users
Mon, Oct 12 2009 8:09 PM
Version 1.0.0.244
What's new:
  • Important bug fixes
Sat, Oct 10 2009 1:09 PM
Version 1.0.0.242
What's new:
  • Important bug fixes
  • Some of the critical SM data was coming as NULL, breaking the code. Code adjusted.
Thu, Oct 8 2009 6:36 PM
Version 1.0.0.241
What's new: support for
  • Communities
  • Custom Watermarks
  • Share Groups (including creating new ones on the fly)

All these goodies are hidden at the bottom of the Album Creation Dialog.

Wed, Sep 23 2009 7:51 PM
Version 1.0.0.240
What's new:
  • Added Auto options to Video download
Mon, Sep 21 2009 7:13 PM
Version 1.0.0.239
What's new:
  • Video Download (Power; Pro)
Fri, Sep 18 2009 2:42 PM
Version 1.0.0.238
What's new:
  • Fix to Album Editor: Set All/Clear All links didn't work
Fri, Sep 4 2009 11:25 AM
Version 1.0.0.237
What's new:
  • Improved upload performance: 7 upload threads
  • Switched to the latest API
  • Much improved housekeeping performance due to switch to JSON
  • Numerous fixes (info, stats, sales, etc.)
  • "Nice Name" support
Sun, Aug 9 2009 10:15 AM
Version 1.0.0.226
What's new:
  • Improved upload performance (100% utilization of the waiting period on two threads)
Mon, Jul 6 2009 12:57 PM
Version 1.0.0.225
What's new:
  • Improved upload performance a bit
Sat, May 11 2009 6:51 PM
Version 1.0.0.224
What's new:
  • Improved reliability of the upload response parsing (follow up to 1.0.0.223)
Sat, May 9 2009 11:56 AM
Version 1.0.0.223
What's new:
  • SM changed the upload protocol slightly, S*E has been updated.
    Previous version would always think an upload has failed.
Wed, May 6 2009 11:12 PM
Version 1.0.0.222
What's new:
  • Ability to run under Windows7 RC.
    Please specify
    /windows7
    command-line parameter
Tue, Apr 28 2009 12:52 PM
Version 1.0.0.217
What's new:
  • Long-standing issue with timeouts values not working.. Turned out to be Microsoft bug (duh). Hopefully fixed.
Mon, Apr 6 2009 6:10 PM
Version 1.0.0.216
What's new:
  • full text search was broken: fixed.
Sun, Feb 22 2009 11:43 PM
Version 1.0.0.212
What's new:
  • Video extenstions weren't working properly: fixed.
  • You can now control how thumbnails are downloaded. By default, you will get them with Get Info, but not after Fast Upload. See Options dialog for more info.
Wed, Feb 11 2009 7:27 PM
Version 1.0.0.211
What's new:
  • Boost mode made more smooth and reliable.
  • Full Text Search had some problems. Fixed. Thanks Susan for reporting!
Sat, Jan 31 2009 3:48 PM
Version 1.0.0.209
What's new:
  • Major Upload performance boost (x4+ times). Boost mode activated by default. You can also initiate it manually from the Process menu.
  •  Queue are got a major face lift. New vertical toolbar now handles all the order and selection related buttons. Less cluttered Upload toolbar now features direct access to online dups logic, thus saving you frequent trips to Options.
Mon, Jan 19 2009 11:07 PM
Version 1.0.0.208
What's new:
  • Fix: statistics download.
Thu, Jan 15 2009 9:40 PM
Version 1.0.0.207
What's new:
  •  New: Pro/Power S*E License holders can now enjoy browsing previously uploaded images right from S*E. And since S*E keeps the history of uploads, it may even instantly locate the original image once you highlight it in Browse mode (provided you didn't move or delete it), just like it's done in the Queue.

    The new panel also facilitates forum posting, allowing you to select images and then generate the post body automatically.

    Pro
    S*E users can even browse across the albums,  such as multiple albums, category/subcategory or the whole account.

    Options Editor (Ctrl+F11) has a new tab (Thumbnails) to control some of this new behaviour.
Thu, Jan 1 2009 10:59 AM
Version 1.0.0.200
What's new:
  • Statistics has been broken for a while. Fixed. Should work for the current month at least.
  • Date selection dialog initial date was stack back in 2005. Fixed.
Sat, Apr 5 2008 9:18 PM
Version 1.0.0.198
What's new:
  • Pro Sales Dialog further improved.
  • Full Text Search now allows search for multiple items
Sat, Mar 22 2008 11:06 PM
Version 1.0.0.194
What's new:
  • Pro Sales results dialog greatly improved, added ability to open order page (View Order page), locate the image on the hard drive (Reveal in Explorer). Also some minor bugs fixed.
Mon, Mar 17 2008 11:21 PM
Version 1.0.0.191
What's new:
  • New: SquareThumbs option is surfaced in Album Creation.
    Caveat: Check your MRU/Default settings..
Sun, Mar 16 2008 4:44 PM
Version 1.0.0.190
What's new:
  • New: S*E can now both convert and resize your files before the upload (jpegs included).
    Caveat: no EXIF/IPTC info from the original files is transferred to the converted/resized web-resolution copy, so if you want your tags/keywords to be preserved please use some more advanced DAM tool. After all, S*E is just an uploader...
  • New: Separate size limits for photo and video files
  • Bugfix: conversion didn't work, fixed.
  • Minor UI improvements
Mon, Feb 11 2008 11:06 PM
Version 1.0.0.188
What's new:
  • New: Cathy suggested to add a check for updates. In fact, this featured was long overdue. Oh, well, better late than never:-)
    Now S*E performs a check for the new version upon the start. You can configure how often (default is once a week) or disable it at all(Options, Misc tab).
    You can also perform manual check (Help|Check for updates...)
  • Minor improvement in Login RPC-XML syntax
Sun, Feb 10 2008 1:15 PM
Version 1.0.0.187
What's new:
  • New: Rense asked to provide those newly introduced smugmug album/image keys to the upload emails. I was happy to oblige:-)
Sun, Feb 10 2008 1:02 PM
Version 1.0.0.186
What's new:
  • Friday February 8th Smugmug team rolled out massive change to the server security. Now each album and each image has additional "random" key in addition to existing ID. While I definitely welcome more secure protection of our intellectual property, updating thousands lines of code to accommodate those changes was not fun at all. However, I'm happy to report that it has been done. All primary functionality should be working. It's possible that some minor functionality is still broken, though. should you come across such a case, please let me know.
Sun, Jan 13 2008 2:35 PM
Version 1.0.0.183

What's new:

  • New: No-wait upload mode (OFF by default)
    It has been noted by many users that upload times out, especially during the "rush-hour" (weekends, usually). To eliminate this issue at its root a new mode has been added that allows you upload/replace images without waiting for Smugmug servers response. This also speeds the process up additional 15%..30%.
    To turn this mode ON set the flag in Options, Upload, Upload Method, Do Not Wait for Response.
    The Big Caveat: image ids are not retrieved, so all images assumed to be uploaded OK. Power and Pro users would have to Get Image Info after such an upload to ensure Image replace and other image ID-based functionality. Pro users can use additional flag to obtain such information automatically by checking the Get Info After Fast Upload option.
    Due to the described nature of the new mode I do not recommend its usage on a regular basis - unless:
    1) you are experience timeout/handle in the wrong state errors frequently, or
    2) dealing with large uploads - in which case you can save some considerable amount of time.
Tue Jan 1 2008 12:03 PM
Version 1.0.0.181
What's new:
  • Bradford Benn found a bug with Image Replace (again - arrgh, I was fixing something else and screwed up IR). Oh well, should be fixed now. Thanks Brad!
Mon Dec 24 2007 2:12 PM
Version 1.0.0180

What's new:

  • New: Auto Reconnect Switch (ON by default)
    After every major task S*E would force itself to reconnect.
    Should help with losing connection after length operations, such as numerous album creations and such.
     the search results. Done!
  • New: Auto reupload if there are images left in the queue.
    During weekend nights and other busy periods some users experienced an error usually indicating itself with the wording "handle is in the wrong state", which led to upload interruption.
    While it's not currently possible to totally prevent this error from happening (it's mostly ISP/server related), the new set of switches should help to resume the process automatically. Be cautious, however, since if you may get yourself in a dead loop if there are many "bad" files in the queue, or if the connection is really bad.
  • Stephen Felisan reported a bug: "Update sync Tree" command would open "My Documents" instead of the correct folder.
    Thanks, Stephen, fixed!
Sun Dec 2 2007 7:10 PM
Version 1.0.0.178

What's new:

  • Kenneth Larsen reported that images statistics download is broken.
    Concern verified: Statistics download stopped working after latest SM changes. Fixed, thanks, Ken!
Sat Nov 17 2007 3:36 PM
Version 1.0.0.177

What's new:

  • New: Download Search Results
    Ask and thou shalt receive!
    Darryl suggested adding download to the search results. Done!
  • Image replace: replacement images were not shown in the queue preview/caption editor. Fixed.
Thu Nov 8 2007 9:19 PM
Version 1.0.0.176

What's new:

  • John Friend suggested to improve behavior of the progress panel to accommodate large monitors. Done.
  • Bug: Image replace functionality didn't work properly if several duplicate images were added. Fixed.
Sat Oct 20 2007 8:45 PM
Version 1.0.0.175
What's new:
  • New! Now that API finally supports Image Replace functionality, S*E can actually use it.
    Caveats:
    - multithreaded mode only
    - reassigning the album for the image to be replaced would screw things up
  •  New! Added XL, XXL and XXXL sizes for the image downloads
  • For Auto Album Creation you can specify the folder names to ignore (e.g. JPEG, the folder Bridge likes to create)
  • If downloaded file size is 0, second attempt is made; in any case 0-size files are not saved (thanks, Tara!)
  • Grammar fixed in license error message
  • Forum posting results updated
Sun Aug 5 2007 2:39 PM
Version 1.0.0.174
What's new:
  • Now that API finally supports image-level keywords, this old S*E functionality is re-enabled.
Mon Jun 18 2007 6:36 PM
Version 1.0.0.173
What's new:
  • Fixed the logic for the number of post attempts.
    Re-defaulted to 0
  • Added auto-saving/restoring backprinting text to the MRU/default set of album options
  • Pro- specific new flags (backprinting + proof days) now obey "SM Pro only" restrictions
  • Shift works symmetrically on both horizontal splitters
Fri Jun 15 2007 10:22 PM
Version 1.0.0.172
What's new:
  • New! Many new options added to Album creation, such as:
    * Backprinting
    * Password Hint
    * Hide Owner
    * Default Color
    * Geography
    * Allow Ranking
    * Proof Days
    * Hello, Smug!
    * Hello, World!

    Many thanks to David Parry for his assistance!
     
  • Password was not set when creating album(s). Fixed.
Mon May 28 2007 5:07 PM
Version 1.0.0.171
What's new:
  • minor configuration enhancement
Sun May 13 2007 1:17 PM
Version 1.0.0.170
What's new:
  • MDB file info added to About dialog, Account info tab
  • MDAC link fixed in About dialog
  • For a couple of releases the exe file was not compressed, building script fixed, file size back to under 1Mb
Wed May 9 2007 12:07 PM
Version 1.0.0.169
What's new:
  • New! Full Text Search (Trial/Power/Pro only)
    Ever had a trouble figuring out where on smugmug did you upload that particular picture? Well, your troubles are over. New full text search (Ctrl+F, also a button on the primary toolbar) allows to quickly scan all pertinent image data and locate albums or even individual images that match you criteria. And even if you don't remember exact words: no worries, *-type wildcards are supported!
    Of course you can save/copy the results, open SM page with the album/image in question, reveal the file in explorer or open it in your favorite app.
  • Some fixes for Jet Provider selection.
  • Minor fixes here and there.
Sat Apr 14 2007 11:00 PM
Version 1.0.0.168
What's new:
  • New! Vista-safe licensing. No more "Run As Administrator" hassles.
    If you're already hold the old license and do not experience Vista-related issues you may continue to use it safely.
Sat Mar 3 2007 6:59 PM
Version 1.0.0.167
What's new:
  • New! No More Online Duplicates!
    Now you can tell S*E to verify if you have already uploaded a particular file to a particular album. You can select no checking, check all or selected list of albums. The latter works great if you want to keep the parsing speed high, but want to automate "picture of the day" logic for a few albums.
    Note: to avoid extremely long delays, this feature only works against the cached data. If you use S*E all the time, you are already covered, otherwise you need to use Get Images Info command for the tree section.
Feb 4 2007 5:14 PM
Version 1.0.0166
What's new:
  • Albums/Categories Trees:
    + removed full expansion from the mass actions
    + added Full Expand/Full Collapse context menu items
    (while keep the currently selected item visible)
  • Log Online starts with showing errors only
  • Save Queue was possible while "soft" new albums were present.
    Added confirmation dialog with the possibility to create them first.
  • Multi-Threaded upload is set as default upload mode
  • Default upload settings updated for Multi-Threaded mode
  • Timeout=0 means system default now
  • Web-site: FAQ updated with bug-reporting guidelines.
Jan 27 2007 5:34 PM
Version 1.0.0.164
What's new:
  • New! Upload Queue: added Save Upload Queue item to the upload toolbar and to the context menu.
  • New! Upload Queue: added Reveal In Explorer item to the context menu.
  • New! Upload Queue: added Open Image item to the context menu.
  • Main menu: moved View Current Log File menu item into a Log File submenu.
  • New! Main Menu: added Open Log Folder menu item to the Log File submenu there so it's easy to browse the older logs.
  • Perused configurable proxy settings to multithreaded (MT) upload
    (proxy server, user name, password, port).
  • Improved MT error handling (don't ask:-).
  • Perused configurable HTTP timeout to MT upload.
  • Perused configurable repeat attempts for MT upload (0=ad infinitum).
Dec 6 2006 10:29 PM
Version 1.0.0.162
What's new:
  • New! Long time user Derek requested to be notified if any file he meant to add to the queue didn't make it for whatever reason (size, type, duplicate, etc).
    A new option, located in Options, Upload tab, now controls this behavior (OFF by default)
Dec 5 2006 5:26 PM
Version 1.0.0.161
What's new:
  • Thanks to David Parry friendly help, multiline captions are now working.
Dec 5 2006 12:13 AM
Version 1.0.0.160
What's new:
  • New! Multithreaded upload. Depending on the circumstances can show speed improvement from 10% to 30%. User is given an option to use the new - faster - method vs. slower, but more reliable old one.
    By default this option is turned OFF. Go to Options, Upload tab to enable it.
    GOTCHA: new RAW POST method, recommended by Smugmug, does not allow for multi-line image captions. You can still enter several lines of text, but be prepared that S*E will internally replace the line breaks with spaces.
    Multiline captions stored in IPTC are still fine.

    Since the changes were rather drastic, I left the previous version 159 available in case the new one gets out of hand.
     
  • Miscellaneous UI improvements.
Nov 13 2006 9:52 PM
Version 1.0.0.159
What's new:
  • Sebastian suggested custom size image downloads. Done.
  • Upload/download performance slightly improved by keep connection alive in batch operations.
Nov 9 2006, 8:33 PM
Version 1.0.0.158
What's new:
  • Sales info parser was producing multiple copies of the same line. Fixed.
Nov 9 2006, 1:21 AM
Version 1.0.0.157
What's new:
  • At some point in time the structure of some pro sales HTML pages changed and Sales Info functionality broke. Fixed.
  • John Friend suggested to keep Bridge sorting if possible. Done. This options is turned OFF by default, you can turn it ON in Options, Conversion tab.
Oct 21 2006, 4:45 PM
Version 1.0.0.155
What's new:
  • Smugmug engineers changed the access URL for the upload log.
    Just following the master...
Sep 29 2006, 8:51 PM
Version 1.0.0.154
What's new:
  • Bugfix (Tony): Watermarked and duplicated images were not downloaded properly. Fixed.
  • Just in case: introduced improved error reporting.
    May you never need it!
Sep 21 2006, 5:03 PM
Version 1.0.0.152
What's new:
  • Upload log now follows Smugmug day-week-month logic

 

Sep 3 2006, 2:53 PM
Version 1.0.0.151
What's new:
  • Bugfix (chn): Sorting lists containing numbers did not work as expected. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Downloading a large amount of images could be occasionally interrupted by server timeouts.
    Fixed, several attempts added.
Jul 30 2006, 6:59 PM
Version 1.0.0.150
What's new:
  • Bugfix: Renaming and removing of the autocreated albums in queue did not work properly. Fixed.

 

Jul 16 2006, 1:27 AM
Version 1.0.0.149
What's new:
  • Bugfix (Sebastian): Upload log was not correctly sorted by "W" column. Fixed.
  • Substantially improved upload list performance when navigating by album list or category tree.
  • New! Auto created albums: you can now rename them before the upload or actual creation (highlight one and hit F2)
  • New! Auto created albums: you can now remove those you don't need (along with the their images) from the upload queue.
    Just highlight as many as you want and then select proper context menu command.
  • New! Auto created albums: you can now control how you want your folders handled: just one album for the topmost folder located at the album level (original behavior), or an album per each folder. In the latter case you can also set the album name being a folder name or a compound "path" name (e.g. Travel::Utah::Zion).
    The whole thing is controlled from Preferences dialog, from its own Auto Album Creation tab.
Jul 1 2006, 4:46 PM
Version 1.0.0.148
What's new:
  • Upload Log Viewer is here!
    With this version you'll get two new main toolbar buttons (and two correspondent Online menu items).
    One provides a direct link to your server's upload log (which can be huge, to say the least).
    The other allows you to download the info locally (without the pictures, hence much faster) and lets you view, sort, filter, export, save and, most importantly, re-upload the files that were (mistakenly) rejected by smugmug servers (while having valid IDs).
    Since the latest versions of S*E store some upload-related info in the cache, you don't have to locate albums, retype the captions, etc. Just verify that files are in fact OK, and hit Upload:-)
    More

 

Jun 6 2006, 10:11 PM
Version 1.0.0.147
What's new:
  • Recent change in SM Sales HTML page broke down the parser. Fixed.

 

Apr 27 2006, 7:11 PM
Version 1.0.0.146
What's new:
  • Bugfix (Sebastian): funny error message if not all images are assigned to albums (in conjunction with "Send To..." feature). Fixed.
  • Added support for "Critique" album style (well, API does not support it, so temporarily disabled in UI)
  • Image Captions are immediately added to cache after the upload
  • "Dgrin" list now shows Captions, if available
  • Bugfix: multiline image captions we're not processed correctly. Fixed.

 

Apr 19 2006, 10:20 PM
Version 1.0.0.145
What's new:
  • Bugfix: last changes broke "Send To" functionality. Restored.

 

Apr 9 2006, 6:30 PM
Version 1.0.0.143
What's new:
  • Bugfix (Sebastian): downloading long/html caption causes problems. Fixed. New download option added.
  • Bugfix (Sebastian): problems if the source file was delete after the upload has started. Fixed.
  • Sebastian: need to include position into download filename. Done.
  • Download: added possibility to create unique filename if needed.
  • After upload, log/terminal window now provides dgrin (vbulletin)-friendly list of albums/images names and URLs (up to 99 files).
Mar 19 2006, 7:15 PM
Version 1.0.0.140
What's new:
  • First phase of (long-due) image download. It's mostly for Pro version, and if the Originals or Larges are disabled, you'll get the smaller versions instead (I'll be working on this). Private/Protected galleries are fine, though. You can request download at any level, from Root (you'll get everything in one shot) down to a single gallery (the latter is the only choice for Power Edition).
    All in all, try it - you may like it:-)
    Not available in Standard edition.
  • Issue resolved: if image upload fails, S*E would try to repeat the attempt a few times. Solves a lot of pesky "few files didn't upload' problems.
  • Bugfix: Vikramjeet reported a bug when S*E would not accept a file "with no date". The problem turned out to be a camera that was setting image dates to something like 12/31/1969 and a routine in Delphi library, which was checking last modification date to ensure file actually exists:-(. The last function could only operate with the file dates falling between 1980 and 2107, hence...
    Anyway, it's fixed now:-)
    BTW: if you think 2107 is a very distant future, check this:
    in 2036 all UNIX-based machines will roll over their internal timers and start back from zero. Y2K was a drizzle. 2038 will be Cat 6...
    More on this: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/y2k.html.
  • Cosmetic: Art Zemon report a confusing label of bandwidth cap.
    'Kb' replaced with 'KB'.
  • Miscellaneous improvements here and there
Dec 14 2005, 11:57 PM
Version 1.0.0.137
What's new:
  • You can request automatic logoff/shutdown after the upload. Currently provided options are:
    * Suspend
    * Hibernate
    * Logoff
    * Shutdown

NOTE 1: if you choose one of the last two options and upload is unsuccessful, you will need to examine log file to detect upload results, since the application will be automatically closed.

NOTE 2: The selection combo-box (located on the auxiliary toolbar next to green upload button) will be automatically reset to "None" after each upload to avoid accidents.
 

Dec 13 2005, 6:31 PM
Version 1.0.0.135
What's new:
  • Kip reported S*E gets into infinite loop on a certain files and provided a test file, on which I could reproduce it. Thanks a lot, Kip!
    Details:
    This particular file was processed with Picasa editor.
    Upload process finishes at 100%, SM server reports 200 OK, but no XML response is returned (empty string is returned).
    Image stays at SM server indefinitely as "Processing image" icon.
    You can delete it, but not as a part of bulk operation, since it appears to be in an eternal "in-limbo" state from SM server p.o.v.
    Fixed.
  • "Update Sync Tree..." action works.
    It allows you to create a local directories structure that mirrors your SM category/subcategory/album hierarchy. Currently can be used as a part of auto creation upload, but more importantly - as a part of image download (coming soon to power/pro editions)
  • Minor UI improvements.
Dec 3 2005, 3:57 PM
Version 1.0.0.134
What's new:
  • Added support Smugmug Small and Filmstrip album styles
Nov 29 2005, 10:10 PM
Version 1.0.0.133
What's new:
  • Sebastian reported issue with empty captions. Fixed.
  • Sebastian reported status bar flickering after the upload/download. Fixed.
  • Added: if S*E is minimized during image info download it can optionally restore itself (same option as during upload)
  • Added: the rest of the image info fields to T_IMAGES table: date, format, etc. (all except trivial URLs and MD5)
Nov 28 2005, 8:13 PM
Version 1.0.0.132
What's new:
  • Bandwidth cap now works for the download, too
  • Few issues with the latest features are fixed, performance should be slightly better
  • Few minor fixes
Nov 28 2005, 12: 48 AM
Version 1.0.0.131
What's new:
  • Hail, Mary! Long time longed for, a feature of downloading images data (captions, keywords, etc., look into T_IMAGES table for details) is now here. Transparently linked with Sales Download feature (implicitly activated when you save sales data to DB), it can be also invoked independently from the main menu, context menus or a toolbar.
    Fully available to Pro (you can download this info for *all* your images in one mighty sweep if you run it for the root - although it may take its time);
    limited to one album a time for Power;
    not available in a Standard edition, sorry.
    Works for trials, though.
    Watch out - the actual images downloading will follow soon!
  • Jimmy Dearing reported he can name cat/sub with '/", while S*E does not allow it.
    Original SM docs only allowed alphanumericals, dashes and spaces. Recently they added ' to the list (wish we were notified somehow..), while still strongly warning against usage of the other characters...
    Oh, well, now S*E allows everything. Go have a ball, but don't blame me or S*E if your entry is rejected...
  • Several minor UI glitches fixed.
Aug 18 2005, 6:30 PM
Version 1.0.0.130
What's new:
  • Thomas Jordan: sorting caption with numbers does not follow "numbers rule", 9 would go after 88, etc. Fixed.
Aug 15 2005, 6:55 PM
Version 1.0.0.129
What's new:
  • Sebastian: text misaligned in Option|Upload Email tab. Fixed.
  • Sebastian: S*E freezes during upload. Oops. Fixed. Pausing made more responsive.
  • Sebastian: move BW cap control to the toolbar. Done.
    Note: you can change it even during the upload, but it will take effect only upon the next image.
  • BW cap now applies to upload only.
  • Few minor UI fixes.
Aug 14 2005, 7:33 PM
Version 1.0.0.128
What's new:
  • Added bandwidth cap (Power/Pro Editions only)
  • Added enhanced support for browser detection/selection (Options/Miscellaneous page), also displayed in About|System info. Now your Firefox should work...
  • Added MDAC display/download to Options and About dialogs
  • Added Jet Provider setup to Miscellaneous page
  • Added PS-like scrubby sliders throughout Options editor

Most of the changes are on the Miscellaneous tab in Options editor (Ctrl+F11).
Jet Provider/MDAC may help if you have an outdated data access components and have problems with S*E's cache (try to change 4.0 to 3.5).

Jun 7 2005, 7:30 PM
Version 1.0.0.125
What's new:
  • Old issue: if album was moved after creation, S*E did not update its local cache. Now it does by simply getting albums
  • Sebastian asked for more versatile album actions:
    now Alt+Enter opens the customization page, Shift+Enter goes  to statistics. Same with DblClick. Hint is displayed in the staus bar.
  • Brad pointed out a typo. fixed.
  • When S*E is minimized during the upload, progress info is better displayed in the taskbar.
  • More good stuff coming soon...
May 19 2005, 6:10 PM
Version 1.0.0.124
What's new:
  • DblClick and Enter in album list opens online gallery
  • S*E is more tolerable to the "hidden" .txt extension on the new license file
  • Minor fixes
Apr 24 2005, 5:00 PM
Version 1.0.0.123
What's new:
Apr 16 2005 3:30 PM
Version 0.2.0.121
What's new:
  • Added "server require authorization" checkbox to SMTP Email configuration. Thanks Antonio for pointing this out and help with testing!
Apr 14 2005 10:30 PM
Version 0.2.0.120
What's new:
  • Albums with no names caused troubles during parsing RPC-XML response (get albums). Fixed.
    Thanks Phil Space for helping troubleshooting!
  • Minor fixes.
Apr 10 2005, 6:20 PM
Version 0.2.0.119
What's new:
  • Optional disconnect/exit upon upload
  • Main toolbar added
  • Minor improvements.
Apr 10 2005, 12:15 AM
Version 0.2.0.118
What's new:
  • Small bug: if email batch size is set to 0, email is sent after each file, rather than once in the very end. Fixed.
Apr 9 2005, 8:10 PM
Version 0.2.0.117
What's new:
  • Offline mode: now you can fiddle with uploading queue without being connected. You can now disable connect upon startup, it will connect automatically when needed.
  • SMTP email support (Options, Email (SMTP))
    Disclaimer: since SMTP protocol serves as a shield to many hacker/scammers, many ISPs disable SMTP relaying.
    I tested it and it works, but if it does not work for you- sorry, it's not my fault, "I swears"...
  • (SMTP) Email after/during upload:
    * You can get just the summary in a subject, or include such data as file name, image/gallery ids and gallery name;
    * Several details formats (including CSV and RPC-XML);
    * Optional intermediate results (you can specify sending email after so many items).
    Check Options, Upload Email tab.
  • Sebastian asked to make OK default button when reassigning images. Done.
  • Minor fixes.
Apr 4 2005 7:30 PM
Version 0.2.0.116
What's new:
  • Login dialog was using old icon. Cleared.
  • Deployment SFXs were using old icon. Changed.
  • Sebastian found tricky bug with reassign images. Fixed.
  • Paypal items texts were referring to old title. Fixed
Apr 3 2005 1:00 AM
Version 0.2.0.114
What's new:
  • Due to the legal request, application name has been changed.
    Existing users - you'd have to re-enter your account info.
    PRO users: your license keys will be sent out shortly.
  • This version uses new set of API with proper API key
  • Sebastian: assign images ignores selection. Fixed.
  • Sebastian: new images not added to the end of the list. Fixed.
  • Minor issues fixed.
Apr 2 2005, 1:00 AM
Version 0.1.0.107
What's new:
  • Send to Smugmug - right from your Windows Explorer
  • Brand new toolbar in the upload area
  • Full manual arranging in the upload area
  • Images prepared for upload can now be reassigned to different albums
  • Victor asked to provide a way to store data in a place available for an underprivileged user. Done. New default location for every "writable" data is you local application data. For existing installs, if you want to do it - rename your smugmugexplorer.ini file. Users with valid licenses should be careful, as it may lose your license info. Bottom line - if you already have working S*E install - you don't have to do anything.
  • Miscellaneous improvements. Check Options dialog.
Mar 28 2005, 12:40 AM
Version 0.1.0.106
What's new:
  • PRO: added album/image id fields (F_ALBUM_SMID, F_IMAGE_SMID) to the sales db table, so you can link cache and sales databases easier. FAQ will follow, but now it should be easy enough.
Mar 27 2005, 11:40 AM
Version 0.1.0.105
What's new:
  • Eugene requested uploaded image id availability. Done.
    Results are both logged and - hold on to your chairs - added to the local cache. Upload some files, go to the Data\Cache\<your account>.mdb file, open it - and enjoy not only album-image relationship, album image-original file name relationship too.
  • Keith, it's not totally you've asked for (direct sales/source association), but it's a step in the right direction:-).
    Attention All PROs: you can link two databases (cache and sales) together - and get the report on sales VS original file name - now!
    (Only will apply to the newly uploaded files)
    Piece of advice: link sales db to cache, not cache to sales. Cache is more susceptible to changes, so I don't want you to lose your link.
  • Additional logging for album creation.
  • Sebastian pointed out few typos - fixed.
  • Minor fixes.

 

Mar 26 2005, 10:20 PM
Version 0.1.0.104
What's new:
  • Now you can create Categories and Subcategories (even several at a time!) right from S*E. It's a hack (since there is no API for these actions), but it seems to work fine.
    Thanks David (devbobo) for pointing out in this direction!
    Category/subcategory Deletion/Renaming will follow soon, followed by - SYNC!
  • Album Editor - now you can change Category/SubCategory
  • Scott (Crvtte65) requested auto logout feature. Done.
  • Added "Always Require Password" option.
    Both are in Options, Miscellaneous tab.
  • Tree/list positions are saved and restored upon startup.
  • Minor UI fixes.

 

Mar 20 2005, 11:59 PM
Version 0.1.0.103
What's new:
  • Forgot to add newly created albums to the cache, kinda rendering it useless. Fixed. Sorry for the confusion.

 

Mar 20 2005, 7:10 PM
Version 0.1.0.102
What's new:
  • Local caching added. For now the only benefit will be that every launch after the first one will be much faster, but more things are coming in that department.
    To get the full advantage of this feature, open Options (Ctrl+F11) and set get albums and categories on login, cache setting 7
  • PRO users, rejoice! Not only you can have your sales info exported into CSV file, you now have full-blown Jet database, fully compatible with MS Access. Download you sales, click "save to database" button - and enjoy the ride!
  • Sebastian asked for an option no to pop minimized S*E after upload is finished, since it was interrupting his movie experience - fixed. Options dialog, Miscellaneous tab
  • Since SM fixed apostrophe issue, this option has been removed.
  • Minor UI fixes.

 

Mar 10 2005, 7:00 PM
Version 0.1.0.100
What's new:
  • Sales Info: "Save All" generated error. Fixed.
    Thanks Erik and Keith for reporting!
  • Upload index was 0-based rather than 1-based. Fixed.
    Thanks Sebastian and Keith for reporting!
  • Queue size was not reset after the upload. Fixed.
    Thanks Sebastian for pointing out (and waiting:-)!
  • Sales info download: made more robust, multiple attempts allowed, logging added.
Mar 4 2005, 7:00 PM
Version 0.1.0.94
What's new:
  • Changes made to the code to accommodate today's API change rollout.
  • Account Editor: Clear Hash now has confirmation dialog.
  • Account Editor: Change to account, email or level leads to forced logout and clears hashed data.
  • Minor UI fixes.
Mar 3 2005, 9:00 PM
Version 0.1.0.93
What's new:
  • Added support for multiple accounts within single license.
    Pro users with multiple accounts can now use the same computer and easily switch between accounts.
    Thank you Tim Smith for requesting this feature!
  • That's all for today:-)
Mar 3 2005, 12:00 AM
Version 0.1.0.92
What's new:
  • Sales info: export enhanced, now possible to replace gallery URLs with the actual names, order info (order#, customer name and email) added to details line items, and more. Way easier to import into Pivot Tables.
  • License key import displays dialog with the new license info.
Feb 27 2005 10:30 PM
Version 0.1.0.91
What's new:
  • Main form: added glyph and shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+$:-) for Sales Info menu.
  • Sales Info: gallery information added.
  • Sales Info: shortened gallery and image display info to save screen "real estate" (all exported URLS are still there).
  • Sales Info: you can open both image directly and relevant gallery page.
  • Sales Info: changed order of columns to move Order# up front.
  • Sales Info: new action to synchronize column widths in both lists.
  • Sales Info: sorting added.

Derek, thank you for your valuable input!

Feb 27 2005 1: 00 AM
Version 0.1.0.90
What's new:
Feb 06 2005
Version 0.1.0.65
New installer
What's new:
  • Major facelift for the website, including all new FAQ.
  • Download/initial install is now more streamlined.
  • Added option to open URLs in new browser window (Misc tab).
  • Stats can now be viewed by year/month.
  • Added list data export to CSV (clipboard and file) for both album and upload lists.
Jan 10 2005
Version 0.1.0.58
504Kb
single exe in a 502Kb zip
What's new:
  • Tony asked for proxy - proxy support added (not tested!)
  • added (optional) workaround for apostrophes (' --> `) in albums Description.
  • Added "use existing" to "target exists" option.
  • Options are saved upon exiting options dialog.
  • Added image keywords in hope that API will follow.
  • Characters & and < now work in createAlbum.
  • Character % in image captions generated internal format error - fixed.
  • EXIF/IPTC info (with OEM-specific data) provided - for now in caption editor only.
  • Auto Create Albums (Ctrl+Shift+U) works (see below).
  • Skipped files are now reported in the log.
  • Smarter version difference detection, build# is now ignored (for versions AFTER this, though).
  • Miscellaneous improvements in UI and engine.
  • AutoCreateAlbums feature works.
Dec 13 2004
Version 0.1.0.36
419 Kb
single exe in a zip
What's new:
  • Issue with 0.1.0.34: App freezes after the upload.
    Reported by unsavory. Fixed.
  • HTTP Timeout introduced.
  • About dialog links have popup menu.
  • If you drop a large set of files/folders, you can cancel the process now.
  • If you try to close the app while it's busy online, it would warn you.
  • Auto scroll check box added to Terminal panel.
  • Minor UI improvements.
Dec 12 2004
Version 0.1.0.34
415 Kb
single exe in a zip
What's new:
  • Issue with 0.1.0.28: Upload list is not cleared.
    Reported by Sebastian. Fixed.
  • Improved options dialog.
  • User can save/reset/reset to factory all the preferences.
  • User have control over what's logged and what's not. Recommendation is to keep it to factory setting or less, and only log more if you need to report the problem.
  • Terminal text is now self-cleaning to avoid memory overload during massive uploads.
  • Minor UI improvements.
Dec 10 2004
Version 0.1.0.28
414 Kb
single exe in a zip
What's new:
  • NEW! Multi-album upload. Check context menu. Select album and drag files.
  • NEW! Editable captions.
  • NEW! Various sorting options (via popup menu) to control initial image arrangement.
  • Both upload methods work with or without verification (option).
  • Upload should be a little bit faster.
  • If upload is cancelled, you still should be able to see what's left.
  • Get All Categories works way faster, you can set it up on login.
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes and improvements.
  • Caveat: I didn't have much time to test it. Still an alpha..
Dec 7 2004
Version 0.0.0.26
407 Kb
single exe in a zip
What's new:
  • Password is no longer stored, nice login dialog pops up if your hashed data does not work or does not exist.
  • "Test" button on the account editor works.
  • Regular upload (the slow one) now uses MD5 algorithm to ensure file transfer. The other API still does not work with this parameter, so I left it without verification (translation - it still works, just no way to verify the delivery yet).
  • "Save settings as default set" action now has a confirmation dialog.
  • Miscellaneous typos fixed.
Dec 6 2004
Version 0.0.0.14
396 Kb
single exe in a zip
What's new:
  • Major facelift, most of the menus and buttons now work,
    including Account editor, Options editor and even rather useful About dialog (F1).
  • Backward compatibility check.
  • New Create Album method is compliant with latest API (Released Dec 3 2004) and features all available properties.
  • Warning: possible incompatibility with the previous version, you will most likely need to reenter your account settings.
    But trust me - it gonna make it worth your while..:-)
Dec 4 2004
First upload
376 Kb
single exe in a zip
S*E's live!
 

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