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07/01/2021

JPEG Saver 5.12

This is a very unexciting version of JPEG Saver. Sorry. But it does contain some important updates and fixes.

Updates

• Probably the most useful update is that JPEG Saver will now load image files with incorrect extensions, as long as they have an extension that is one of the types that it recognises. The files will not be renamed or anything, JPEG Saver will just try loading a strange file as all the other types it knows about before giving up. In other words, a GIF file saved as rickroll.jpeg will be loaded, but a JPEG file saved as history.txt will not.

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27/11/2020

SVGGraph 3.7

SVGGraph 3.7 has a few more useful updates in it, improving some existing functions and adding some more features.

Average lines

This has been on the to-do list for a long time, mainly because I thought it would already be quite simple to do using the shape options. Not as simple as adding the new show_average option to your SVGGraph settings though. I have actually implemented these average lines using guidelines, which means a whole load of styling options are available without much extra work.

Average lines example

The example shows the first two average lines drawn behind the graph and the third on top of it. It's probably not a good idea to mix them on a 3D graph because the distance between the horizontal lines doesn't reflect the actual values, but it does show how the two types of line are drawn.

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13/10/2020

JPEG Saver 5.11

It has been less than a month since the last version of JPEG Saver, but here is another one that does something quite important. There are some other changes, but first comes a big resizing update:

Embiggening

In this version I have improved the resizing options by making them more flexible, more configurable and also less complicated for people who don't want to mess around with loads of options. To make that a bit clearer, here is the less complicated version:

Simple resizing
Simple resizing

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15/09/2020

JPEG Saver 5.10

Here is another JPEG Saver update, not a very exciting one but it does have some useful changes. So the following is a list of all the modifications, in order of how obvious they would be if I didn't point them out:

Something Better Change

I've added a new change mode called “Sequential / Chronological”, and rearranged the order that the change modes appear in the drop-down list. The new mode displays images in chronological order within each folder, the folders being chosen in order from the folder list.

I think this is the first time I have changed the order that the change modes appear in - until now they were in the order that I added them, so there wasn't really any logic to the order. You might argue that there isn't much logic now either, but I did actually put some thought into it.

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20/07/2020

JPEG Saver 5.9

JPEG Saver 5.9 is another update that adds something from the darkest regions of my to-do list: user-defined keyboard mappings. And some other stuff.

Cosmic keys to my creations and times

Yes, you can now choose your own keys for all the various functions that JPEG Saver can do while it is displaying images. The new dialog for editing the keys is accessed via an “Edit keys...” button in the Interactive options dialog.

The dialog contains the list of all functions and their current and default key bindings. Click an item to select it, click the edit box below the list and press the key combination you want to use, then press the “Use” button. Or press the “Reset” button to revert to the default mapping instead.

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