JPEG Saver 5.24
Here is yet another JPEG Saver release, coming out now because it has a couple of bugs fixed and a couple of useful extra features added too.
Windows are the eyes to the soul - wait, that's not right
The main new thing is this version is a command-line option. Oh, that's not very exciting, is it? Well, it's a command-line option that lets you run JPEG Saver in a fixed window that stays open until you close it, not like a screensaver at all. You will find a description and some examples on the command line options page.
I initially added it to help me with some testing, but I think it might be useful for anyone wanting to display a slideshow or some kind of presentation, especially on a second screen.
If the windowed mode doesn't interest you, I have also added a new background mode that fills each of the four quarters of the screen with the average colour of that quarter of the image.
On top of that there is now an alternative algorithm for calculating the average colour that uses the saturation and brightness of the image to make the end result a bit less likely to end up a dull brown. To use it, select the “V2” variant of the background - the old method is still there as “V1”.
I have added a “Video only” filter preset for anyone who just wants to see videos, and fixed these bugs:
- The cylinder and ring transitions could display the same image on the source and destination planes, depending on the window size.
- The EXIF date/time fields were ignoring the time from the file and using 00:00 instead.
- The loader was trying the next file type in turn when the current file type was correct but there was a problem with the file.
- There was an obscure crash when saving a configuration after loading one that had a corrupted compressed preset in it.
That last one was very confusing, and I think I caused the original corruption while debugging so I doubt if anyone apart from me would have experienced it.
The downloads page
The new version is available from the downloads page.