Browse Year: 2017

Year End Review 2017

2017 has been a challenging year behind the scene.

With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update last year, Microsoft made it possible for traditional Windows Application such as ours to be hosted on the Windows Store. Seeing the changing Windows landscape, we jumped onboard. As of now, we have 8 of our Windows Application listed in the Windows Store.

The introduction of SmartScreen in Windows increasingly made it harder for us as a small virtual outfit to distribute our applications independently. Initially, only Internet Explorer would issue on an onscreen warning when downloading an installer which is not code-signed. Now SmartScreen Filter is part of the Windows so no matter where the installer have been downloaded, it will still issue a prompt and made it difficult for applications to be installed.

During the last 5 years, we had to jump through many hoops to get the necessary documents which was required to purchase the code signing certificate. Even after signing the applications with the code signing certificate, SmartFilter will still continue to prompt that the application may not be safe.

Additionally, the certificate authority which we were using and a few others may have their authorization revoked which means it gets harder to get a certificate. Being a small virtual outfit, it is challenging and expensive to get through the necessary steps.

Coming 2018, if we are unable to resolve the codesigning issue, we will probably be forced to not codesign our Windows application installers available on this website. Technically this is what you need to do.

This will begin the installation of the application.

However, on the Windows Store, all our applications comes signed with the Windows Store Certificate so they will clear all SmartScreen Filters.

We will be getting all our applications on the Windows Store. I believe that’s the direction that Microsoft wants us to take as more users ¬†are using Windows 10.

Memory Pictures v1.08 and Memory Pictures Viewer v1.09 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate release of Memory Pictures v1.08 and Memory Pictures Viewer v1.09. In this update, we included the following updates

  • Photos are now rotated based on the EXIF Header in the Thumbnail Sidebar and in the Preview
  • Photos are rotated based on the EXIF Header in the Load Files Preview

Batch TIFF Resizer v3.48 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Batch TIFF Resizer v3.48.

Here are the changes in this update

  • Fixed bug which causes the Preview Page Number to be disabled when the prior selection is a single page PDF
  • Improved PDF Image Preview

Batch It Pro v5.62 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate release of Batch It Pro v5.62.

In this update, the bug which causes the second resizing by percentage to follow the first has been fixed. At the same time, the checkboxes not saving the state has also been fixed.

ComboTIFF Pro v2.26 and ComboTIFF for Windows v2.26 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of ComboTIFF Pro v2.26 and ComboTIFF for Windows v2.26. In this update, we did away with the double-click to preview an image or document, now you can do so with a single click and at the same time preview other images or documents in this list using the arrow up or down keys.

Batch JPEG Rotator v2.24 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate release of Batch JPEG Rotator v2.24. In this update, we added support for single click to select the image and the support for using the arrow up and down to navigate within the image list.