New in Version 15.00

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New in Version 15.00

Post by Gerhard Huber » Thu 15 Jan 2009 10:59

New Functions:
  • Variable Blur (Filter/Blur)
  • Text: Text can now be formatted in register
  • Blends: Can be edited in the document window if the corresponding editing tool is active
  • Scale, Resize: Formula support
  • Ray Tool
  • Actions: now with pauses
  • Mac OS 10.5: Simple Quick Look Support
  • Color Position: Creates a fixed color picker
  • Daten/Page number
Enhancements:
  • Browse: Now with preview
  • Attributes/Layer: Now more values directly editable
  • Curves: can now optionally work in Lab or HIS
  • Color Field: Function to find "harmonic" colors
  • Duplication of the background layer: A transparency channel is created automatically
  • Layer Mask/Convert for Previous, virtual copy: If the active layer contains a virtual copy referencing the previous layer, the command is disabled
  • ICC Profiles: Can be loaded alternatively from "Defaults/ICCProfiles"
  • Layer dialog: now offers layer mask functions
  • Batch Convert: if the destination format is fix (i.e. JPEG), Batch Convert allows to directly adjust the export settings
  • Batch Convert: if the destination format is fix (i.e. JPEG), the local settings are used and the global settings are not modified
  • Text Options: Outline color and line style added
  • Curves/Curve Editor: points can be deleted with Delete (Windows) and Backspace (Mac OS)
  • Attribute dialog, ICC profiles: there is always a ICC data entry in the document section now
  • Text Layers, shortcuts, Mac OS: Cmd+Arrow up jumps to the beginning of the text, Cmd+Arrow down to the text end
  • Text Layers, shortcuts: Ctrl+Pos1 jumps to the beginning of the text, Ctrl+End to the text end
  • Perspective transformation: can now be recorded as action
  • Browse: thumbnails of JPEG-, TIFF- and PNG-files are now generated in the background
  • Lasso: can now be scaled with shift+arrow key (Ctrl/Command dor larger steps)
  • Crop tool: Cropping can noew be done with Enter and with Return, too
  • Document mode, screen output: parts outside the document are shown lighter
  • Text Settings: the text settings are now in the tool settings of the Edit Text tool
  • Plug-Ins: better plug-in-support (especially masking plug-ins)
  • Pixelize Filter: Now respects the mask
  • Usage of Shift - Alt swapped for moving and scaling layers
  • Layer Settings: Dialog was removed because it is no longer needed
  • Blends are now dithered
  • Linux, Wine: The mouse cursor is back
  • Attributes dialog, layer, vector attributes: "Edit Property" changes to "Duplicate Property"
  • Layer modes: color, saturation, hue and luminosity are now working according to the PDF specification
  • Clipboard, Mac OS: Paste kan now paste PICTs (usually created by Carbon applications)
  • Icons, Mac OS: symbols with 512x512 pixels are supported now, too (import and export)
  • Crop tool, document mode: in document mode the crop tool can be used to enlarge a document
  • Web Export: saves RGB pictures as sRGB
  • Browse, search for keyword: if the entered keyword is empty and the search condition is "equal to", all pictures with no keyword will be found
  • Unit text fields can calculate with different units now
  • Create Picture Catalog, Browse: inserted images can optionally be scaled down to document resolution (less memory consumption)
  • Layout/Image/JPEG Compression: the new compressed data will only be used, if they are smaller than the existing ones
  • Align Patterns, Attributes dialog: on groups it can be optionally applied to all children of the group
  • Tool Bar, vector layers, line width: line width now has double-arrows
  • Preview in dialog: the preview of some filters is now faster
  • Layer dialog: the context menu of visibility (the eye) now show all possible show/clipping combinations
  • Crop tool: menu command "Deselect" will now be applied to the selection, if there is no cropping area
  • PDF Export: support of image map entries (links) added
  • Create Multipage Document: the physical size of pure images keeps the same
  • Browse Box (Browse), Windows: has now full screen button
  • TIFF Import: incorrect marked preview images are recognized nevertheless and not loaded
  • Dockable Dialogs: save settings
  • Painting, working layers and layer masks: paint is now faster especially on painting in layer masks and working layers, that are gray images
  • Document Window: background color adjustable
  • Browse Box, copy/move Image: Path presets
  • Attribute dialog, document mode: There is now a 16 bit mode
Bug Fixes:
  • Convert With Color Profile, Mac OS: many installed ICC color profiles (more than 100) resulted in a slowdown on opening the dialog
  • JPEG2000 export: lossless compression didn't work correctly
  • Icon Bars, Windows: Some couldn't be docked
  • Assign Color Profile: current ICC profil is shown, whether it is installed or not
  • Save Layer, text layer with embedded pictures: the pictures of the original layer vanished
  • Group as layer mask, draw isolated: isolated groups are used correctly as layer mask
  • Layer Effects, Shadow 3D: "Ghost lines" could appear
  • Text layers with embedded layers, Copy&Paste: the copy contained the embedded layers twice
  • Vector layer, layer effect, fix layer: if the vector layer was gray, the resulting image layer was gray, too
  • Calculations of blends: in certain situations the blend could be created inverted
  • Popup lists in modal dialogs: the controls in popup list in modal dialogs were not always usable
  • New text layer, create and modify a tabulator: creating and modifying a tabulator in an empty text layer resulted in a crash
  • Browse, PSD: the thumbnail in the browse window didn't use the embedded ICC profile
  • Browse, rename: if the new name already existed, the file wasn't renamed (correct behaviour), but nevertheless the new name was displayed (wrong behaviour)
  • Cut, action: if "Cut" was recorded as action, "Delete Layer" was recorded as action, too
  • Options/Color Management/Devices, Mac OS: In certain situations it was impossible to assign a ICC profile to the printer
  • PDF-Export, Mac OS: faked TrueType fonts no longer create an error on saving
  • Monochrome images, screen output: there was an offset of up to 1 image pixel on redraw
  • PDF-Import: Monochrome images with flate decode and predictor 15 were read incorrectly
  • Delete key, Windows: in document windows the delete key can be used as shortcut for "Delete"
  • Healing Brush: Didn't work with transformed layers
  • Text tool: it was no longer possible to create a new text layer at the location of an existion one by holding Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS)
  • Attributes dialog: Crash on switching documents fixed
  • Attributes dialog: Switching the tab while editing a value could result in a crash
  • Paste: On pasting a layer an existing selection will be deleted
  • CMX-Import: Crash after loading certain CMX files fixed
  • Working layers: Possible crash with context menu fixed
  • Reduce To One Layer: the bit depth (8, 16 Bit) was taken from the first image with the most components
  • Browse: Sorting of names with equal numbers (for example "1", "01", ...) didn't work correctly
  • Keyboard shortcuts: when the shortcuts were loaded, they were not saved as default
  • Reduce To One Layer: groups with a color profile were often reduced to an 8 bit image, even if there were 16 bit images inside
  • Working Layer/Perturbation: from version 14.50 on the working layer Perturbation did crash
  • Reduce to One Layer: If a group was reduced and the group was the source of a virtual copy, the virtual copy lost its connection
  • Reduce to One Layer: a group with a display mode other than Normal and a intensity other than 100% could change its appearance
  • Delete Layer: On deleting the background layer the document switched to document mode, even if there was a new background layer
  • High Pass filter as working layer: in some situations it wasn't possible to turn off alpha in the filter dialog, even if there was alpha
  • Distortion effects: there could be problems with paths containing identical consecutive points
  • TIFF format: Saving images with faked EXIF data created an empty EXIF tag
  • Color picker, Mac OS: On dragging black was read
  • Display mode, layer dialog: the display mode of groups, that aren't drawn isolated, is no longer changeable
  • Scale Document, picture mode, virtual copies: virtual copies of images are no longer scaled twice
  • Layer Mask/Convert for Previous: If the previous layer is a group, the result won't be a layer mask but a clipping layer
  • Brush editor, brush list: the brush editor in the brush list allowed only angles up to 100 degrees
  • Browse, delete folder: could crash
  • Crop document: works now more exactly
  • "Tools/Lasso/Convert to Clipping Layer": the newly created clipping layer was visible, too
  • Copy Brush: Problems after deleting the source layer fixed
  • Image On Image, picture mode: background intensity didn't work
  • Tool Settings, Mac OS: Tab didn't switch between input controls
  • Text, vector: text and vector did only work correctly up to a pictrue size of (32767;32767)
  • Undo: undo could work incorrectly, if the maximum assigned memory was reached
  • Copy Page: Error on copying layers with connections fixed
  • Brighter and Darker tool: result was inverted in 16 bit CMYK images
  • Channel settings of filters: previously made HIS settings were not displayed correctly, if the filter was reopened with a gray image
  • Browse, Raw files, Windows Vista: if a Raw file should be displayed as icon, getting the appropriate icon often generated an error on Vista
  • PLD: a manually edited mask wasn't saved (just the outline was saved)
  • PDF-Export: line styles not directly supported by PDF were sometimes exported incorrectly
  • 3D Body, 16 bit images: didn't work
  • Empty Text Layer, change tabulator: could crash
  • Copy Brush: the transformations of the involved layers were not incorporated correctly
  • Mask, display: the mask was displayed using the display mode of the last layer
  • Browse: Problems when renaming and sort was not "Name" fixed
  • Convert Layer Type, vector to raster: the first layer in a group was always blown up to page size
  • Channel Mixer: did crash in rare cases
  • Mask Brush: after drawing while holding Shift the mask was always made invisible
  • Working Layer dialogs: didn't use the document profile in the dialog preview
  • Text output, Windows: in rare cases the descenders of some fonts were cut off
  • Copy Brush: Preview didn't work correctly with 16 bit images
  • Working Layers, Clipping Layers: if zoomed with pixel mode, off the working layer may had been displayed wrongly
  • Layer Properties: if the size or the position of a mirrored layer was modified, the mirroring was lost
  • Layer Mask, Apply: a vector layer with soft edge was applied incorrectly
  • Layer Mask, Apply to Mask: the newly created mask could have a wrong position
  • Distort Image with Image: 16 bit images didn't work as displacement map
  • Splitting of 16 bit images with transparency didn't work
  • Fix Layer: if a layer had a display mode different to "Normal", the resulting layer could be displaced
  • Preferences dialog, Mac OS: if the dialog was resized horizontally, the scroller of the options list was moved
  • Options dialog, Windows: if the dialog was resized, there could be harmless redrawing problems
  • Path Painting: Undo didn't always work correctly
  • Font Antialiasing, Windows: didn't work as expected
  • Rectangle Lasso: when a new lasso is created while there is already a lasso, proportional was ignored
  • Rectangle Lasso, numerical input: the created selection was often 1 pixel too large
  • Web Export: the preview is calculated less often on opening and closing the dialog
  • Text layers: kerned succesive tabulator characters didn't work correctly
  • Dialogs, switsching focus with tab, Mac OS: embedded dialogs could get the focus, so that there was no visible focus left
  • Flood Fill, Mask, Overfill: if a non-existing mask was filled with "Overfill" and without "Read merged", there was a crash
  • Quit, Mac OS, pasteboard: if on quit there were special data (for example an image with a color profile) on the pasteboard, there could be a crash
  • Lasso action: soft edge wasn't set correctly
  • Dropping files to document: new layers will bei aligned to the edges of the page, if the are partly outside
  • PDF Export: rotated patterns and textures were rotated in the wrong direction
  • PDF Export: if the source of a virtual layer had effects and was not turned on (invisible), the virtual layer was not exported correctly
  • Text layer, embedded pictures: the height of embedded pictures is no longer enlarged to the font size (has effects on changing the baseline offset)
  • Crop with lasso: Effects of the active layer are no longer removed
  • Text layer, too large font: the red frame disappears now more reliable
  • Text, paste from clipboard: when pasting a text containing returns, the line distance was sometimes not properly restored on undo
  • Shortcuts, simple letters: if a simple letter was used as shortcut, this letter could no longer be used for selecting in the browse dialog
  • 3D Body: if applied to complex vector layers or text, the resulting body could have gaps add the side
  • Lasso, scaling: if a lasso had been rotated, scaling could distort it
  • Change Document Size: with images the background color wasn't used
  • Rotate Layer, image layers: image layers are only rotated physically, if they are not distorted
  • Rotate Layer, image layers: Crop option didn't work reliable with angles around 45 degrees