Light Image Resizer – History

Light Image Resizer, handy tool to resize or convert photo formats (including RAW)
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Previously known as VSO Image Resizer

Light Image Resizer – – Built 2017-03-22
NEW: watermark image can be tiled now (by setting Resize option to Tile)
NEW: transparent background can be selected for Center mode
NEW: add recent profiles to application jumplist
FIXED: rotation for watermark image was broken
FIXED: using Percent with Center mode could result in wrong dimensions
FIXED: output was not centered in Crop mode when source was smaller than target dimensions
FIXED: preview was not refreshed when changing some options
FIXED: error after processing in some cases (Error in OnFinished)
FIXED: sequential number for watermark text was off by 1 (i.e. starting at 2 when supposed to start at 1)
FIXED: processing was slowed down and not working at full performance with lots of files

Light Image Resizer – – Built 2017-02-13
FIXED: ICO files were loaded without transparency
FIXED: context menu was displayed for some unsupported virtual folders
FIXED: state of auto width/height could be wrong when switching profiles
FIXED: dialog to add images didn’t allow to select multiple files in some cases
FIXED: path auto completion for destination was broken
IMPROVED: better check to avoid parsing of compressed folders (ZIP, CAB)
IMPROVED: include hidden files based on system setting
IMPROVED: recreate folder structure now also works if just one folder was added
IMPROVED: folder name can be specified in filename mask before a backslash (e.g. “subfolder\%F”)
IMPROVED: use new dialog to select folders (similar to files)
IMPROVED: place backup files in a sub-folder named “LightImageResizer_Backups” for more convenience
IMPROVED: better interface scaling for high DPI (esp. 4K monitors)
IMPROVED: limit threads to 8 on auto setting to avoid memory issues

Light Image Resizer – – Built 2017-01-16
FIXED: preview for TIFF with color profile could show wrong colors
FIXED: empty shell context menu introduced in last version
IMPROVED: synchronize state for shell extension submenu on launch

Light Image Resizer – – Built 2017-01-10
NEW: setting to save window size and position
NEW: option “Fix gamma when resizing” (see Optimization tab), which can prevent images from getting darker
FIXED: images with large color profiles may cause corrupted output
FIXED: wrong color space chosen in some cases
FIXED: selected DPI resolution was not applied for Bitmap output
FIXED: Next button could be at the wrong position
FIXED: additional frames of multi-page TIFF were not added to combined PDF
FIXED: some parts of the interface appeared in black if theming was disabled (classic mode)
FIXED: left main menu could be cut off depending on language and font size
FIXED: unwanted linebreaks were added in rendered watermark text
FIXED: some issues with interface controls on high DPI screens
FIXED: font size in watermark options was not loaded correctly in some cases
FIXED: in some conditions folders pinned to Windows Explorer were opened in Light Image Resizer instead
IMPROVED: rendering of watermark text is a lot faster now
IMPROVED: accept additional files if launched via shell verb
IMPROVED: load and apply color profiles embedded in PNG
IMPROVED: don’t display line break tags (br) in watermark text entry
IMPROVED: adapt offset for watermark text based on font size

Light Image Resizer – – Built 2016-11-17
FIXED: resource leak in thumbnail list caused crashes when a lot of images were added
FIXED: some valid email addresses were not accepted
FIXED: OS version detection could cause crash on startup in rare cases
FIXED: target selection for digital frame mode was not working

Light Image Resizer – – Built 2016-10-21
NEW: more camera related EXIF values for watermark text
FIXED: crash when using Crop mode and wildcard (width or height empty)
FIXED: stretched portrait images when using “Adjust resolution for portrait” option
FIXED: crash when saving large log file on close
FIXED: processed image could have wrong orientation if source was not landscape
FIXED: ICC profile was not copied from TIFF to JPEG, resulting in wrong colors
FIXED: XMP metadata could be corrupted when converting from TIFF
FIXED: certain JPEG images could cause crashes in the file selection dialog (PhotoMetadataHandler)
FIXED: color profile could be added several times in some cases
FIXED: metadata for TIFF files was copied even if those options were disabled
FIXED: dimensions were not applied if specified via command line
FIXED: resizing failed if image type did not match file extension (e.g. PNG with .jpg extension)

Light Image Resizer – – Built 2016-08-19
NEW: redesigned and improved interface
NEW: collage action to create nice photo collages easily
NEW: recently used profiles are displayed on top of the list (can be disabled in settings)
NEW: options to adjust brightness and contrast (see Effects tab)
NEW: colors option to set bit depth for BMP/PNG, and color space for JPEG/TIFF output
NEW: several new tags for watermark text (sequential number, image count, EXIF rating, etc.)
NEW: support for 32bit bitmap (with alpha channel)
FIXED: action “Create PDF” could fail if output format is not JPEG
FIXED: backup files could be deleted/corrupted in certain cases (for example if not enough space)
FIXED: status display issue when processing files again
FIXED: watermark text might select wrong font when using font name with spaces
IMPROVED: overall performance improved
IMPROVED: downsizing of large images to half size (or lower) should work better
IMPROVED: lots of other optimizations and improvements

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