Browse Month: October 2016

Batch TIFF Resizer v3.29 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Batch TIFF Resizer v3.29. This update adds the Deflate algorithm to the TIFF Compression options.

We made slight modification to the Image Format dropbox. Lately, we have clients who are confused about the “Extract” option. Basically, there is two core sets of Image Format, one which would be to merge all the files on the list as a single TIFF or PDF file.

The second option is the “Extract” option which has two variant. The first being the “Extract One File to One (PDF/TIFF)”. This method basically will treat each file in each row as a single file. It will apply the page rearranging, extraction and deletion where applicable. However if you set the page range to the all the pages in the document, it will save that single row as a single file. This will work with format which supports multipages such as the TIFF and PDF format.

The other variant to the “Extract” option is the one to extract all the pages to single page file. In this case, if a TIFF file has 5 pages, it will save each of the file pages as single pages. So you will get 5 files each with its own page. This will work with PDF and TIFF as well as the formats such as PNG and JPEG which does not support multiple pages.

Memory Pictures v1.01 (Windows) Updated

We are pleased to announce the release of Memory Pictures v1.01. This update brings about docking and pinning supports to the panels. In v1.0, all the panels are fixed and can only be resized but in this update, you can undock and pin all the panels except the Map Viewer.

Currently, the undocking of the map viewer would cause a crash and it’s not something we want. So for now, the map viewer stays fix. However, if you pin or undock the other panels, the map viewer will expand. You can also zoom into the location if you want to be able to have a more close up view of the place.

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iRedSoft Image Resizer v5.24 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate release of iRedSoft Image Resizer v5.24. This update supports an updated imaging engine and now supports a faster image preview. It also supports navigating through the previews using the Up and Down arrow keys.

Memory Pics is now Memory Pictures

Pics can be acronyms for many things although it basically is short for Pictures. However to prevent any misunderstanding, we thought a name change would be in order. Especially so at this early stage.

The other thing is that we secured a domain name for it at https://www.memory.pictures . At the moment, the website is still under-construction and we should have something up within the week. We want Memory Pictures to be more than just another application that we created but rather a stepping stone to something greater. It is something we are really passionate about.

Memory Pics (Windows) v1.0 Launched

We are pleased to announce the launched of the Windows version of Memory Pics. This project started off several months back when we were exploring a better way to keep memories alive. We are avid photographers are take countless number of photos during the weekends of the things we see and places we go. But after a while, it is hard to recall what happened that day or what led us to the place or the back story behind the picture.

Going through several ideas through our brainstorming session, the concept of Memory Pics was born. We aim to answer the What, Where and How questions and thus enriching the photo experience. We didn’t want to require proprietary technology which will lock you into using our tools to view the photos like in the case of a photo gallery or database.

Memory Pics stores all the additional information within the EXIF header which is used to store information about the photos by the cameras and smartphones. This may also include embedding the GPS Coordinates too. This certainly helps us quite a bit. But GPS Coordinates are mere string of numbers which on their own doesn’t mean a thing. That’s where the visualisation on the Maps comes into play.

The project started off with the Mac version as the current MacOS comes embedded with Apple Maps which makes it easy and to use it, all we needed to do was to sell our apps through the Mac App Store.

However, on the Windows platform, it got kind of sticky. There is Google Maps and Bing Maps which is available for end users to use on the Web for free but to incorporate them into our applications, there is monthly licensing fees and also the fees based on the number of queries made to their database if we are to charge for the application. Which we needed to as the other parts of the application isn’t free. We needed to keep the cost down and we did not want to bog you down on monthly subscription and our search concluded when we chanced upon OpenStreet Map. It does the job pretty well but it didn’t come with the satellite or street view. It’s however enough for what we needed. On the Windows version, there is an option to view the maps on Google Maps on your web browser if you so decide to. That way you get the best of both worlds.

Maps are not stored within the application as they are massive and are constantly changing and as such, you will require an internet connection to view the maps or to use the application. Only the portion of the map in view is being loaded so not much data is being used.

For more information, do check out Memory Pics (Windows) at http://www.batchimage.com/product/memory-pics-windows/ . It currently retails for $12.99 and comes in both 64 Bit and 32 Bit native versions which can be downloaded from our website. This comes with a 14 Days Free Trial. Any photos embedded with the added information will continue to work beyond the trial period. We do encourage you to grab a copy of Memory Pics as we believe that it will benefit everyone.

The free Read-Only Viewers can also be downloaded here for the Windows version or on the Mac App Store for the Mac version. You can share your photos with anyone you want and have them use the free viewers to access the additional information you have included in the photo.