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MacOS X Version 1.08 (Installer Update) - June 2016

  • Support for installation in Photoshop Elements 14
  • Support for installation in Serif Affinity Photo. You may have to activate "Allow unknown plugins to be used" check box under Affinity Photo > Preferences > Photoshop Plugins in order to make the plugins appear on the Filter > Plugins sub menu.

 

Windows Standalone Version 1.09b (March 2016)

  • MetaRaw Converter is now used for opening camera raw files. This has the following advantages:
    • Support for 285 new raw file types
    • The images have a higher quality by default (so the High Quality options were removed).
    • The images already look brighter by default (so the Vivid style option was removed).
    • Full-size raw files are opened at least 20% faster
    • Support for new raw file types can be added much faster in future
  • Bug Fix: The width, height and profile information on the Info tab sheet are now updated immediately after opening a new image.
  • Bug Fix: The width and height information on the Info tab sheet are updated after saving a raw file in case it was reopened.
  • Bug Fix: In the Save dialog the original file extension is not displayed anymore to avoid an unecessary overwrite prompt.

 

Windows Version 1.09 (December 2015)

  • Support for HiDPI
    • The skins now use appropriate font and control sizes for high dpi settings.
    • The Standalone/Lightroom versions do not show a scaled up UI by default anymore.
    • The UI-Scaling-Preview-Cutoff problem in Photoshop CC 2014/2015 and Photoshop Elements 13/14 was fixed. However, the Soft Proof effect is not visible in the preview anymore if UI Scaling is active.
    • The preset thumbnail are bigger for high dpi settings, which means that they need more time to be rendered.
    • The histograms and curves are displayed larger.
    • The positions of some control were readjusted for high dpi settings.
    • Larger cursors and program icon
  • Bug Fix: With activated skin the controls were previously jumbled up when clicking above the first slider in Quick Edit Mode.
  • Bug Fix: Dragging one of the curve control points outside the diagram does not change the first control point anymore.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: When saving to a path, which contained a dot character, and the entered file name contained no extension, the file was previously saved to the wrong folder with a wrong file name.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: Previously a crash ocurred when choosing "Fit" from the zoom combo box after opening an image for the first time.
  • Improved installation:
    • Three less clicks are necessary, because the language, start menu and ready pages are not displayed anymore.
    • There are no separate Start menu folders and desktop icons added for different versions anymore. So better uninstall previous and demo versions before installing new/full versions.
    • Under Windows 8 & 10 there are even less icons with better names installed on the All Apps section of the Start menu to avoid clutter.
    • Please uninstall from the Control Panel as the uninstall icon is not added to the Start menu anymore.
    • Plugin Installer supports HiDPI

 

MacOS X Version 1.08 (October 2015)

  • Requires OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Support for Retina displays and HiDPI under OS X 10.7 and higher
  • The Fit zoom option now uses zoom levels below 6% in order to fit very big images into the preview.
  • Bug Fix: The Linear Mask and Circular Mask effect produced artifacts if certain other effects were applied.

 

Windows Version 1.08 (October 2014)
  • Support for processing images larger than 30,000 pixels in witdh or height. Processing such big images usually only works with the 64-bit version and enough RAM
  • Support for Paint Shop Pro 6 and earlier was restored
  • The Fit zoom option now uses zoom levels below 6% in order to fit very big images into the preview.
  • Plugin Installer now supports the 64-bit version of Photoshop Elements 13 and displays "Photoshop CC 2014" instead of "Photoshop CC2".
  • The installation files, Standalone/Lightroom executables and Plugin Installer are now signed to avoid potential problems with security software.
  • The installation offers 46 instead of 21 languages.
  • Bug Fix: The More... links of Photography Mode did not work.
  • Plugin Bug Fix: When using the Enter key instead of clicking the OK button, the settings were not saved.
  • Plugin Bug Fix: Canceling the plugin after clicking OK, previously sometimes caused a freeze if multiple cores were used for rendering.
  • Plugin Bug Fix: The scriptstring buffer is freed on exit.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: 8-bit TIFF files with a transparency channel can be opened now. The transparency infomation is ignored.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: When opening an image via command line does not work, that image does not appear on the Files tab anymore and the next command line image is automatically opened.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: The big icon with the product initials is now displayed in the task bar.

 

Windows Version 1.03 (August 2013)

  • New 64-bit Standalone/Lightroom version
  • Scroll through all preset thumbnails with the cursor left/right keys.
  • New "Elements Light" skin
  • Plugin Installer now supports Paint Shop Pro X6 64-bit, Illustrator CS6 and Photoshop CS5.1. The broken support for Photoshop CS2 was fixed. "Photoshop CS7" was renamed to "Photoshop CC".
  • When using eye dropper and the Control combo box on the Select tab is set to Color, the targetted control is now automatically shown.
  • Bug Fix: Clicking the Histo tab sheet produced a crash when using ColorStyler under a non-admin account.
  • Bug Fix: The controls vanished previously when starting up with a maximized window and the brush tool selected.
  • Bug Fix: The Linear Mask and Circular Mask effect produced artifacts if certain other effects were applied.
  • Bug Fix: Dragging slider knob over control borders did not update preview with active skin and deactivated Instant Sliders.
  • Bug Fix: No more empty space at the right hand-side of the thumbnails when "Show All" is not selected at startup.
  • Bug Fix: Previously when using the Cursor Left/Right keys for collapsing a preset group, it was not possible to continue with the cursor keys.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed preset name problems in German localization
  • Bug Fix: Added help texts for the sliders on the RGB sub tab

 

MacOS X Version 1.01 (January 2013)

  • Bug Fix: Some keyshort cuts did not work in the previous version
  • Bug Fix: Choosing the Polarizer or Colorshift item on the Disable menu did not disable the effect
  • Bug Fix: On the Save Preset dialog, the "False Color" was renamed to "Colorshift". Additionally the position of the Colorshift and Polarizer check boxes was exchanged.
  • Bug Fix: When only the Polarizer effect was enabled, the Colorshift check box was actived on the Save Preset dialog. When only the Colorshift effect was enabled, the Polarizer check box was active on the Save Preset dialog.

 

MacOS X Version 1.0 (December 2012)

  • The Mac version is based on Verson 1.02 for Windows, but does not include the Skin feature.

 

Windows Version 1.02 (August 2012)

  • Four new ND presets
  • The Undo/Redo feature now also works if Prefs > Instant Preview is activated and if a preset item is clicked.
  • You only need to move the mouse over the preset list in order to use the mouse wheel for scrolling. Previously it was necessary to click a preset first.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: Sometimes a memory error was displayed at start up and crash occurred later. It was caused by some values in the .ini file. This is fixed now.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: The controls vanished when opening an image via command line and starting up with maximized window.
  • Standalone Bug Fix: When expanding the preset list, sometimes the preview did not display correctly anymore.
  • Bug Fix: Clicking on the preset list background does not collapse a group or display an error message anymore.
  • Bug Fix: The Brightness slider of FX1 > Polarizer was not taken into account when saving presets or for the Show/Disable menu.
  • Bug Fix: Choosing the Polarizer or Colorshift item on the Disable menu did not disable the effect.
  • Bug Fix: Selecting a Color Grad preset in Easy or Advanced Mode did not set the right item in Photography Mode.
  • Bug Fix: Clicking a preset item sometimes updated the preview twice.
  • Bug Fix: Changing the language with a skin activated did not draw the Language and On Startup labels.
  • Plugin Installer: The message "This program might not have installed correctly" is not displayed anymore.

 

Windows Version 1.01 (June 2012)

  • New Features and Improvements:
    • New Skin feature that imitates the user interface of Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and PaintShop Pro. The 14 skin options on the Prefs tab sheet also include a dark version of Aero (the default UI style of Windows Vista/7) and a special PhotoWiz skin style. There is also an option to only skin the sliders. When you run ColorStyler for the first time, you are asked if you want to use a dark skin or keep the standard controls. Alternatively you can manually choose a skin on the Prefs tab sheet. You can choose different skins for the plugin, standalone and Lightroom version.
    • New one-step Undo/Redo feature as arrows near the Mode combo box. Using the Ctrl+Z and Crl+Y key shortcuts is also possible. When switching the Preview tab or choosing another image, the undo data is deleted.
    • The zero keys can be used to set a slider to zero.
    • Pressing the S key again deactivates Split View.
    • The space key for switching to the hand tool now only works if the mouse is located over the preview. As a result the space key can now be used to (de)activate check boxes.
    • The "Small Thumbs" and "Very Small Thumbs" options use a smaller font in order to make more letters of a preset name visible.
    • Plugin Installer: Support for PhotoFiltre 6.5 (freeware)
    • Flicker reduction under Vista and Windows 7:
      • When starting up with maximized window.
      • When maximizing and restoring the window
      • With deactivated skin feature when switching between tab sheets or resizing the window

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Standalone Bug Fix: Images that were not displayed in the preview at least once had no effect applied during batch processing or after clicking OK on the main window.
    • Standalone Bug Fix: After expanding the preset list and changing the thumbnail size, the preview went blank and sometimes caused a crash.
    • Bug Fix: When starting up ColorStyler maximized and restoring the window size, the image was not fitted in the preview or not displayed.
    • Bug Fix: The "Select - Brightness" and "Select - Contrast" eyedropper modes changed the saturation of gray image areas instead of the brightness or contrast.
    • Bug Fix: Sometimes at start up Quick Edit Mode or Photography Mode were not activated.
    • Bug Fix: Collapsing or expanding a preset group does not cause redraw problems under Windows Vista anymore.
    • Bug Fix: Double clicking a combo box label did not update the preview or other controls.
    • Bug Fix: Holding down the Shift key with activated Instant Preview check box, does not update the preview anymore when changing the curve tool.
    • Bug Fix: The preview was continuously updated during window resizing, which caused a slow down.
    • Bug Fix: When clicking on the brush tool icon with displayed Preset tab sheet, the height of the Brush tab sheet was not adjusted.
    • Bug Fix: The 64-bit plugin demo version did not have "Demo" in the filter name.
    • Bug Fix: Wrong cursor when starting up with activated split view tool and Multi check box
    • Standalone Bug Fix: File > Exit did not exit ColorStyler.
    • Standalone Bug Fix: When restoring the window after mininize, the preview is updated.
    • Standalone Bug Fix: Error message when using the eyedropper or cross tool on an empty preview.
    • Standalone Bug Fix: The Open and Save buttons had the wrong tab order.
    • Lightroom Bug Fix: The redundant File menu was removed.

 

Windows Version 1.0 (May 2012)

  • First Release

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