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Resizer 2.1 has been released.

Highlights of changes:

  • Upgraded the build environment for an improved support of newer platforms and other optimizations.

  • Implemented command line image processing, see "--process" and "--silent" options.

  • Load product registration code using a file drag and drop.

  • Enhancements for the installer and storage customization.

  • Added Corsican language. Updated Italian, Dutch and Japanese languages.

The list of supported platforms has been updated to Windows 2000 and later. Support for obsolete Windows 9x platforms has been dropped.

See the full changelog between versions 1.2 and 2.1 for more details.


Colors 3.1 has been released.

Highlights of changes:

  • Use F11 shortcut key for picking color from screen.

  • Avoid the mouse up events from being sent to foreign applications after the screen color picker.

  • Improved High DPI scaling.

  • Load product registration code using a file drag and drop.

  • Do not offer to create desktop shortcut in the installer.

  • Added and updated several language files.

Please note that the list of supported platforms has changed. Support for obsolete Windows 9x platforms has been dropped. The new list of supported platforms: Windows 2000 and later.

See the full changelog between v2.4 and v3.1 for more details.


Shutter 4.4 has been released.

Highlights of changes:

  • Added a working directory setting to the Run Program action.

  • Implemented continuous monitoring of the Lid closes/opens event.

  • Visual improvements to the main window.

  • Automatically scroll the list to view the moved event/action.

  • Do not offer to create desktop shortcut in the installer.

  • Load product registration code using a file drag and drop.

  • Ignore incorrectly typed performance counters values in the registry.

  • Added and updated many language files.

  • Fixed: Web interface port check may block the port from further use.

  • Fixed: "List index out of bounds" exception when attempting to move down the bottom event/action.

See the full changelog between v4.3 and v4.4 for more details.


ReNamer 7.2 has been released.

Highlights of changes:

  • Added an option to strip Unicode marks (combining, diacritics, accents) in the Clean Up rule.

  • Append the preset if SHIFT key is down when clicking on the present menu option, otherwise load normally.

  • Changed the default color used for highlighting affected names from red to blue, due to popular consensus.

  • Added font meta tags: Font_Name, Font_FamilyName, Font_PostScriptName, Font_Revision.

  • Added File_FolderPath meta tag.

  • Added ScanDateTime and TryScanDateTime functions to Pascal Script.

  • Improved CSV imports and exports, use RFC 4180 compliant handler.

  • Do not offer to create desktop shortcut in the installer.

  • Added and updated many language files.

  • Fixed several minor visual issues.

See the full changelog between v7.1 and v7.2 for more details.


ReNamer 7.1

ReNamer 7.1 is a major update that brings new features, bug fixes and better support for recent and future operating systems.

Highlights of changes:

  • Added options for adjusting date/time parts in the Reformat Date rule.

  • Added context menu options for adding a new rule above or below the currently selected rule.

  • Allow multiple selected rules to be moved around, including continuous and discontinuous selection.

  • Remember location of additional windows: Add Rule, Analyze, Presets Manager.

  • Added a wide range of unit tests for renaming rules to ensure the stable operating at all times.

  • Refactored main toolbar, including improved sizing and an ability to hide it.

  • Implemented validation of Windows long path specification with "\\?" prefix. This trick allows to overcome the legacy 260 path length limit imposed by Windows.

  • Implemented handling of the Unicode word boundaries in the RegEx engine.

  • Improvements to MP3 meta tags, including proper support for Unicode capabilities of ID3 v2.4.0.

  • Improved translation framework. Certain messages which do not require translation are excluded from the translation files, thus, removing the unnecessary overhead for translators.

  • New translations added: Ukrainian, Turkish, Tamil (India).

  • New transliteration files: Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Vietnamese.

Here is a sneak peek into one of the new features....

Imagine that you have a collection of date stamped photo files and realized that the dates were all wrong, for example, off by 1 day. Or, you have scanned a bunch of documents, which were automatically time stamped by the scanner, but then you realized that the clock on the scanner was off by 5 hours. Then imagine you have thousands of such files with wrong dates and times in the filename. Oh my!

ReNamer to the rescue! Now you can easily adjust any part of the date and time in the filename, in any format. See a quick demo below that resolves such issues.

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Please note that the list of supported platforms has changed. Support for obsolete Windows 9x platforms has been dropped. The new list of supported platforms: Windows 2000 and later.

See the full changelog between v6.9 and v7.1 for more details.


RandPass 1.6 has been released.

This is an exciting release for password geeks as it adds a new method for generating passwords by combining randomly selected words out of various dictionaries (wordlists). This method has been featured in a famous XKCD comic about password strength, which explains its advantages over the conventional methods.

Summary of changes:

  1. Added a word list based password generator.

  2. Bundled 9 word lists: Diceware, Diceware Beale, Diceware German, Diceware Russian, EFF, EFF Easy Long, EFF Easy Short, Chinese Pinyin, Chinese Wubi.

  3. Added an option to remember and restore the main window location, including the "maximized" window state.

  4. Added Dutch, Polish and Serbian language files.

For more information, see the changelog between RandPass 1.5 and 1.6.

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Resizer 1.2 has been released.

Summary of changes:

  1. Perform image processing operations in a dedicated thread. This allows the main GUI thread to better reflect the progress and lets user abort the processing at any moment.

  2. Added an option to export file paths to clipboard.

  3. Added an option to remove only successfully processed files.

  4. Added a help link for the Fitting Method option.

  5. Added Dutch and Italian language files.

For more information, see the changelog between Resizer 1.1 and 1.2.

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Hasher 3.4 has been released.

Summary of changes:

  1. Added an option to include header in the Log Viewer export to clipboard.

  2. Fixed an incorrect DST offset applied to file dates outside of current DST period.

  3. Respect the setting of upper case hashes option across all windows.

  4. Remember and restore "maximized" window state.

  5. Strip control and white space characters when comparing to a hash from user input.

  6. Added Dutch language file.

For more information, see the changelog between Hasher 3.3 and 3.4.

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Colors 2.4 has been released.

Summary of changes:

  1. Implemented auto scaling of controls for High DPI displays.

  2. Added Dutch language file.

For more information, see the changelog between Colors 2.3 and 2.4.

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Shutter 4.3 has been released. This is a highly recommended update.

Summary of changes:

  1. Improved Battery event. Added new trigger conditions: Power supply state; Battery level above a specific level; Monitor either the battery level or the power supply state, or both.

  2. Improved Ping event. Added ping interval parameter, increased default timeout and fixed incorrect API handling.

  3. Added new languages: Dutch, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese.

  4. Major efficiency improvements for working with very large sets of events and actions, including a significantly decreased memory footprint.

  5. Fixed several important issues.

For more information, see the changelog between Shutter 4.2 and 4.3.

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