Browse Year: 2011

Updates on CM TIFF 2 PDF and CM PDF Page Extractor

We are happy to announce that the migration to the new PDF Engine has been completed for both CM TIFF 2 PDF and CM PDF Page Extractor.

The CM TIFF 2 PDF v1.1.0 which comes with the new engine is available on the Mac App Store now while the CM PDF Page Extractor v1.1.0 is currently in review, it should be made available when the Apple’s review team is back to work at the end of the year.

From here, we will be making several changes to these two apps while we embarked on developing Windows version of these apps within the first quarter of 2012. This would involve making all Mac-Only features generic between the two platforms.

As you may noticed, we removed the Quartz Filter option in the two apps which is Mac only. We will be replacing the current OS X Preview Windows with our own PDF Previewer in future updates.

Our ultimate goal would ensure that the majority of our apps would work under both OS X and Windows.

CM TIFF 2 PDF (Mac) v1.1.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate release of CM TIFF 2 PDF v1.1.0 on the Mac App Store.

This version features a brand new more robust PDF engine. The 2gb file limit is a thing of the past. You could easily handle files with more than 100 pages. This new engine writes to file at every page as opposed to the old engine which stores the created PDF in memory and writes to disk after the entire PDF file is generated.

No longer would you encounter crashes, malformed or blank pages. If you are using the older version of CM TIFF 2 PDF, please update to the latest version which is available at the AppStore.

New PDF Engine for Mac Apps

We understand that there is a fundamental design flaw with the current built-in Mac OS X PDF Engine which we are currently employing which stores all PDF pages in memory prior to saving them. When converting large number of TIFF images or pages to PDF, the application may run out of usable memory and thus either crashes or you get a resultant PDF file with missing or malformed pages. This issue only affects PDF files with more than 100 pages.

Currently, we are exploring an alternative solution which does a more efficient method of memory management. This will result in writing all converted PDF pages to file and thus does not result in huge memory usage. The advantage is that it can handle unlimited number of pages and thus allow PDF Files to be over the 2gb file limit. However, when working in file mode, this would result in a slightly slower processing speed.

As the App Store would no longer be accepting any updates for the week while it shuts down, we should have the solution available for CM TIFF TO PDF and CM Page Extractor at the beginning of January 2012.

We apologized for the inconvenience caused.

Batch TIFF Resizer v2.12 Release

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Batch TIFF Resizer v2.12 on our website. This version fixes the issue when the Resizing Method is set to By Page Size and the Aspect Ratio option is unchecked, the bug causes the tiff file to retain its Aspect Ratio. With the fix, the Aspect Ratio is respected.

At the same time, we have re-themed the interface as the prior version’s theme is too CPU Intensive and does not show up right.

CM Note Keeper v1.1.5 for Windows

We are pleased to launch the updated version of CM Note Keeper v1.1.5 for Windows. This version contains several changes since v1.0.1

– Added RTF Import and Export
– Added Visit Link in View Details
– Added Contextual Menu for Note List to View, Copy and Delete Note
– Added Option to Disable Confirmation Windows and Messages
– Added Option to Show or Hide Columns
– Added Duplicate Note Option
– Added Speak to Read Notes
– Added Saving of Positions and Sizing of App and Columns
– Move PDF Help File to our Website
– Added Alignment Options – Left, Center and Right
– Added Source List Navigation

ComboTIFF (Windows) v1.0.6 Launched

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of ComboTIFF v1.0.6 for Windows. This version plays catch up to the Mac version.

Since v1.0.3, here is a summary of the updates

– Move the Saving Settings to Main Page
– Remove Popup Menu which causes the app to crash if there is a duplicate file name in both the source and output file name
– Move PDF Help File to our website
– Added option to Delete File from the List as a Contextual Menu Option in File Listing

CM Batch Photo Resizer (Windows) v1.1.11

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CM Batch Photo Resizer v1.1.11 for Windows. This version shares the same features as the Mac counterpart.

The Feature Updates since v1.0.8 includes

– Improved Error Checking for Faulty Photos
– The Saving Settings is moved to the Main Page
– The PDF Help File now available as a Downloaded Option on our website
– Added Option to Delete Files from the Listing
– Added Support for XMP/IPTC Header Retention when transferring from JPEG to JPEG or TIFF or Vice Versa
– Added Option to Remove All Headers
– Added Huffman Optimization for JPEG Photos
– Fixed “Ghosting” effect when resizing Windows.

Mac App Trials are Back

In June, we consolidate all sale of our Mac apps to the Apple App Store as it would simplify purchase and installation of our apps. However, one big issue with the App Store is that it does not offer you as the customer the ability to try our apps before buying.

As we have completed the migration of our apps from the Carbon to the Cocoa framework and then subsequently rewrite the apps to support the Sandboxing Requirement for OS X Lion.

Since all that is behind us now, we are pleased to announce that the Mac Trials are back on our website. However, all sales are exclusively available on the Apple App Store.

All Apps come with a 21 days trial period which would allow you to try our apps before buying.

CM Batch Photo Resizer (Mac) v1.1.11 Available on the App Store

We are pleased to announce the release of CM Batch Photo Resizer (Mac) v1.1.11. This version supports the retention of the XMP/IPTC Header when processing JPEG or TIFF images. It comes with support for optimization of the JPEG Huffman Table and the ability to retain the EXIF and IPTC or remove them to reduce file size.

This update is available with immediate effect from the App Store.