New in Version 10.52:
little bug fixes at:
- 2 screen support
- import of digital camera raw data
- layer effects
- gamma in curves
- text flow
- ICC data in JPEG images
- TIFF images with JPEG compression
New in Version 10.50:
New Features in Browse
Create html File
Creation of html web galleries has been reworked. There is a new dialog
offering various options allowing to create all kinds of galleries.
"Apply Action" allows to apply a previously recorded action to all images
currently selected in the browse window.
File-"Rename"-Function Now With EXIF And IPTC Values
The digital photographers among the PhotoLine users will appreciate the fact,
that the enhanced "Rename"-function now allows to add EXIF and IPTC
informations to the newly created filenames. Additionally the consecutive
numbers can now start at any index.
Browse Window Sorted By EXIF Date
Who didn't have this problem yet? After editing a picture made by a digital
camera sorting by date doesn't work any longer, because the file date has
been modified. Therefore PhotoLine is now able to sort according to creation
date stored in the EXIF data. This date isn't modified by editing.
Extended Picture Informations
The appearance of the picture informations in the browse window has been
enhanced. It can show common picture informations, EXIF data and IPTC
values of the currently selected image.
The Browse window now offers a free configurable icon bar at the top edge.
This way every user can add and quickly access those functions, that he
Copy EXIF Date To File Date
Editing and saving an image changes its file date, too. If the recording
date should be restored, "Copy EXIF Date" can accomplish this task.
- The Browse window now supports shortcuts like Ctrl-A (Select All) or
- The File Properties now allow to change the read-only and the hidden
state of a file.
- Additionally to the normal file tree the recently used files can be listed.
In order to strengthen the layout capabilities of PhotoLine there are now
functions to load and save pages of a document.
The contents of the toolbars of PhotoLine can now be configured by the user.br>
New Lasso Tools: Horizontal Lasso Line And Vertical Lasso Column
The new lasso tools "Horizontal Lasso Line" and "Vertical Lasso Column" ease cutting a single pixel line or column.
This is mainly used in web graphics.
Reset-Button In Many Dialogs
In order to allow PhotoLine users to play with the settings of a dialog
more easily, most dialogs now have a Reset-button which undoes the changes
The support of IPTC data (accessable via "Document/Document Information") has
been extended. This dialog has now three subdialogs allowing to check and edit
all important values.
The Copybrush can now show a preview of the area being copied.
The font-list now remembers the recently used fonts and shows them at the
top of the list to allow fast access to the commonly used fonts.
Path Painting has been reworked completely.
The new enhanced dialog allows to apply a painting tool (Painting, Water,
Finger) along a given vector path. While applying the tool the color and
the size of the used brush can be modified.
- Color Fields, Curve Fields, Brush Fields, Style Fields, Shape Fields
All these controls now offer a context menu that allows to copy and
paste their content. Additionally Shape fields allow to distort their
- Color Fields
Using the context-color-lists now automatically selects that color-list,
that corresponds to the current color.
- Layer Tools
Special Scaling can now be accessed by pressing and holding Shift+Ctrl
(Windows) or Shift+Command (Mac OS) respectively. Using the context
menu or the tool settings is no longer needed but still possible.
- Stamp Tool
Stamps can now be scaled.
- Lasso Tool
The lasso-creation-dialog (accessible by double-clicking the lasso icon)
now has a shape field. This allows to create other lasso shapes than
circles and rectangles.
- Color Picker
There is a new mode "Auto". Using this mode PhotoLine calculates the size
of the picking area by itself depending on the current zoom factor.
- Layer Dialog
Moving a layer moves all marked layers, too.
- Layer Dialog
The size of the preview images is now adjustable.
- Curve Editor
The curve editor has been reworked. Curve points can now be moved
numerically. Furthermore the creation and deletion of curve points
has been simplified.
- Brush Size
Brushes with a fractional pixel size can now be created, too.
- Text Attributes
Changing text attributes now changes all selected text layers.
Text will be extracted better. Additionally some image kinds are now
Text can be converted to vector paths optionally.
Importing raw images of digital cameras has been enhanced. Import
of EXIF data from raw files is now partly possible.
The placement of printing marks has been enhanced.
"Options/Periphery" now allows to define a maximum printing resolution.
This is mainly useful for printing on high-resolution printers because it allows
to reduce the amount of data created.
- File/Save All
Untitled files can now optionally be numbered.
- File/Save As
"Save As" can now optionally save per default to the last used directory.
- "File/Save" And "File/Save As"
Both commands can now be recorded as action.
- Edit/Find And Find/Replace optionally work on the whole document.
- Document/Page/New Page
It is now possible to enter the position of the new page.
- Document/Document Information
Document Information now shows even more EXIF data.
- "Layer/Change Layer Size" And "Document/Change Document Size"
In the document window a rectangle can be entered to define the new size.
- Layer/actions/Mirror Horizontally And Mirror Vertically
Both functions now support multiple selections.
- Layer/Effects/Outer Emboss
The layer effect "Outer Emboss“ offers now better quality when using thin edges.
- Layer/Effects/Inner Blend
"Inner Blend" is now nicer.
"Zigzag" has been enhanced so that it is now possible to create waves
and gears, too.
- Layer/Distort/Outline Warping
The outline can now be rotated, too.
In order to edit all channels of a given image, until now Histogram had
to be used repeatedly. Now all changes can be made in a single step.
- Tool/Color/Select Colors
"Select Colors" now offers a full preview.
The Densitometer has been reworked and is now easier to use.
Curves offers now presets. This way previously saved settings, i.e. scanner
correction curves, can be accessed more quickly.
- Tool/Change Channels
"Change Channels" allows to use the clipboard as source or as destination.
- Filter/Effect Filters/Drawing Filter
"Drawing Filter" has been enhanced.
- Filter/Quality/Lense Correction
Edges created by lense correction are now automatically cut off.
- On Windows new document windows are no longer automatically cascaded.
If there is a free position it will be reused.
New Features Of Version 10.00:
New Image Processing Functions
Support Of Images With 16 Bit Per Channel
PhotoLine is now able to load, edit and save images with a color depth of
16 bits per channel. The following file formats are supporting 16-bit images:
PLD, TIFF, PNG and JPEG2000. You can use the image types 16-bit gray, 48-bit
RGB and 64-bit CMYK.
PhotoLine version 10 introduces working layers. A working layer is a layer
which modifies the appearance - not the content - of the layers drawn before it.
In order to do this a work is assigned to the layer. There are the following
works: Curves, Histogram, False Color and Hue/Saturation. This way it is
possible to apply a histogram equalization to an image without modifying the
The following two examples are showing a yellow flower. In the first example
a working layer (a gray image) changes the color of the flow to blue. In
the second example a working layer (a text layer) applies False Color.
Filter: Quality/Lense Correction
This filter allows to correct pillow-like distortions created by the vault
of the lense of a camera. Horizontal and vertical correction can be controlled
Filter: Special Effects/Lense Flares
This filter simulates reflections of a strong light source on the lense of
a camera. Because those lense flares are ordinary PhotoLine documents, this
function can be "misused" to create special effects like bubbles or snow flakes.
Filter: Shape Tools/Page Curl
This filter rolls up one corner of an image.
Filter: Special Effects/Perspective Tiling
Perspective Tiling fills the image with a smaller version of itself and
distorts the result perspectively.
CMYK-Separation By Using ICC-Profiles
Beside the current separation by using a UCR- and a K-curve PhotoLine is
now supporting conversion from RGB to CMYK and vice versa by using an
appropriate ICC-profile. Because printing offices often expect CMYK-data -
created by applying a certain ICC-profile - the PDF-export has been extended
to automatically convert RGB-data to CMYK. This function is
described more detailed in the section "Enhanced File Format Support".
Enhancements In Text And Layout
Often text should flow around or inside other objects. The new shape flow
support in PhotoLine allows to do this.
Text flowing around images automatically uses the alpha channel, so that
you normally don't have to create a flow shape manually.
Text Flow To The Next Page
Text in booklets often should flow from one page to the next. Until now this
had to be done manually, which was very clumsy. But from version 10 on this
feature is supported directly.
"Fit In Text Layer" And "Center Text Vertically"
Both functions are connected very strongly with each other. Often a graphics
object should be labeled and the text of the label should be centered in
the graphics object. "Fit In Text Layer" solves this task. It creates a
new text layer sized the same as the current layer and sets the attributes
of the text layer, so that the text in this layer will be centered. One of
these attributes is "Center Text Vertically". This one has the effect that
the lines of the text layer are centered in the middle of the layer.
Layer Effect: Magnifier
This new layer effect allows to create a dynamic magnifier. All layers drawn
before the magnifier layer will be scaled dynamically. If the magnifier is
moved, other parts of the document will be scaled. The Magnifier effect always
uses the original data. Applying it on vector or text layers won't lead to
a pixelize effect. Of course a self-defined magnifier graphics can be used, too.
Layer Effect: Window Shades/Tubes
This layer effect allows to dynamically assign a window shades or a tubes
effect to a layer.
Distortion: Outline Warping
By using Outline Warping any kind of layer can be distorted so that it fits
in a given vector shape. Often the result looks 3d-like, therefore warped
images can additionally be lightened, too. Outline Warping doesn't change
the content or type of a layer but only changes its appearance. The layer
keeps unchanged and can be edited like before.
Smooth Clipping Layers
Clipping layers are a comfortable and fast way to cut objects in an image
without modifying the original data. If you wanted to smoothly insert one
of those object in a given background, you had to give up the clipping layer
and had to use the classic alpha channel. Of course this did change the
original data. Therefore PhotoLine now offers the possibility to smooth
clipping layers dynamically. The clipping layer stays unchanged and only
gets the attribute that it has to be smoothed.
Enhanced File Format Support
PhotoLine is now able to export SWF-files directly. You can save slideshows
and normal documents. This is the first time that PhotoLine offers a
web-compliant way of saving vector graphics.
Support Of RAW-Files
PhotoLine version 10 supports the import of raw files of many digital cameras.
This way you have direct access to the unmodified image data of your camera.
ICC-profiles embedded in a TIFF- or JPEG-file are now optionally imported
and exported by PhotoLine.
PDF With CMYK-Export
The PDF-export is now able to optionally convert RGB data to CMYK on export.
Gray data and 1-bit images stay unmodified. RGB colors, whose red, green
and blue part are equal, will be converted to the equivalent gray tone.
The new Attributes-dialog shows the attributes of the current document or
layer respectively. You can delete or edit most attributes here, too.
Therefore the Attributes-dialog offers fast access to nearly all properties
of a layer and will be as important as the the Layers-dialog for the
The Undo List
The Undo List shows all working steps that can be un- and redone. A click
on the waste basket frees all memory allocated by the redo steps.
Calendar Function With Colors And Holidays
The calendar function of PhotoLine has been enhanced.
It is now possible to create special days - that are holidays and personal
celebration days - and to display them in the calendar.
Additionally now all colors of the parts of the calendar can be defined freely.
Browse Function: Batch Rename Function
The Browse Function now allows to rename all image files of a whole directory.
The new filenames can consist of various parts: parts of the original name,
an increasing number, the file date, the EXIF date and many more.
Browse Function: Miscellaneous
There are many small enhancements in the browse function:
- You can create and delete folders.
- If you have selected more than one file, you can switch through
those files in the property dialog.
- A status bar shows the number of selected and the number of total files.
- An info field shows informations about the selected file: common,
IPTC- and EXIF-informations.
Vector Drawing Tools
Vector Drawing is used to create freehand vector graphics. After input of
a graphic it can be optimized optionally in order to create a smooth curve.
Using the lasso tool you can now enter a fix ratio. Afterwards the lasso
can only be created or scaled in this ratio. This way digital photos can
be cropped more comfortably.
Beneath the listed functions above there are a lot of small enhancements.
The most important are:
- New Document
The "New Document"-dialog has been extended and is now able to create
complex documents with connected text columns.
- Filenames on Mac OS
On Mac OS filenames now can be longer than 31 characters.
- False Color now works with every image type.
- The Outline filter is now able to create smoother edges.
- Painting Brush
The angle of the painting brush can be modified by using the arrow-left
and the arrow-right key. Furthermore the maximum size of a geometric
brush has been extended to 255 pixels.
- The Automask is now able to select disconnected areas.
The size of the preview images in the Slideshow dialog is now adjustable.
Furthermore the Slideshow dialog can be opened from the browse window, too.
- It is now possible to enter up to 4 paths to plug-in modules.
- PDF-import has been enhanced so that it should read text now more correctly.
- The curve editor is now able to read the position of a new point
from a pixel in an image.
and many more...
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