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  • Urgent Take into account alpha channel. Required for png's with variable transparency levels.
  • Allow configurable error diffusion dithering.
  • Include Stevenson Arce dithering.


v 3.9.4 1-May-2015

  • Fixed issue in plug-in activation.

v 3.9.3 30-Mar-2015

  • Fixed potential issue in plug-in start.

v 3.9.2 26-Mar-2015

  • Fixed "final eol required" bug in PAL palette loading.

v 3.9.1 25-Mar-2015

  • Mac- Fixed bug in custom palette dialog
  • Mac- Fixed bug in PAL palette format

v 3.9.0 18-Feb-2015

  • Win- Added support for high DPI monitors on DPI-aware hosts (like Photoshop)
  • Fixed "not enough memory" bug when processing very large images
  • Win- Fixed crash when calling different Ximagic plug-ins in the same host session
  • Updated compilers and external libraries
  • Mac- Minimum OS X version is now 10.7 (Lion)

v 3.8.0 22-Mar-2013

  • Added show/save palette window
  • Added "calculate from selected and apply to all" in the calculated palettes
  • Updated all the external libraries

v 3.7.3 04-Nov-2012

  • Fixed bug in new version check. Versions 3.7.0 to 3.7.2 doesn't show new version notifications

v 3.7.2 01-Nov-2012

  • Fixed bug in log code

v 3.7.1 31-Oct-2012

  • Mac- Fixed bug in UI code

v 3.7.0 30-Oct-2012

  • Changed licence to shareware
  • Decreased communication with server
  • SQ- Patched to allow quicker cancellation
  • Win- patched UI code
  • Patch problem in images with size > 30.000

v 3.6.5 03-Sep-2012

  • Fixed bug in multi-thread control.
  • Win- Avoid crashes when there are unexpected exceptions in UI code.

v 3.6.4 13-Aug-2012

  • Win- Fixed GDI leak. The plgug-ins could crash if used more than 50 times (more or less) in the same host session
  • Win- Fixed bug in progress window. The plug-in could freeze if the progress window is moved when the calculation finish.
  • Win- Fixed modal behavoir. Fix some problems in PSPI.
  • Changes in log

v 3.6.3 29-Jul-2012

  • Log size decreased
  • Win- Close gracefully when there are GDI errors.
  • Win- Remove some log sends.

v 3.6.2 26-Jul-2012

  • Bug fixes.
  • Changes to the log.
  • Changes to the SystemInfo.

v 3.6.1 18-Jul-2012

  • Fix for PS 5 and PixBuilder

v 3.6.0 17-Jul-2012

  • Added embedded ICC profile support.
  • Data added to System Information
  • Log changes
  • Win- Fixed crash when sending log before About window
  • Win- Fixed potential freeze due to focus issue.
  • Win- Fixed bug when closing with ALT+F4 or CRTL-Int
  • Win- Changes in SystemInfo window
  • Win- Internal loop changes.
  • Mac- Fixed warning "unexpected condition preview 2"

v 3.5.5 24-Jun-2012

  • Internal change which reduces calculation times, amount varies for each plugin/method and image size
  • Updated threading library.
  • Somes fixes in System Info (time & address win).
  • Win - Fixed bug in progress control with could crash the plug-in.
  • Win - Tested with PixBuilder.

v 3.5.4 08-Jun-2012

  • Win- Saved previews bugs. Doesn't update when using up or down keys. Doesn't scroll when selected line is not visible.
  • Mac- Saved previews bug. Doesn't scroll when selected line is not visible.
  • Win- Log two exceptions not included in log.

v 3.5.3 05-Jun-2012

  • System info - Fixed modality, removed ocl and free memory when not reported.

v 3.5.2 01-Jun-2012

  • Fixed bug which could freeze of plug-in host after a "not enough memory" message.
  • Fixed bug which could crash plug-in when sending log.
  • Win- Added option to copy log to clipboard before sending it.
  • Win- Recovered OK button in About window.
  • Win- Buttons on some dialogs changed to display english text instead of local.

v 3.5.1 29-May-2012

  • Fixed bug in new memory management

v 3.5.0 29-May-2012

  • Changed memory management to be able to use host and os memory.
  • Added post log submit when not enough memory

v 3.4.3 21-May-2012

  • Custom palette - Changed load window to explicitly select palette type and fixed two bugs.

v 3.4.2 12-May-2012

  • Win- Modify log to take into account simultaneous execution in several processes.
  • Mac- Solved freeze when the application becomes non-active during processing.
  • Mac- Tentative solution for crash when opening the plug-in.

v 3.4.1 06-May-2012

  • Fixed old bug in SColorQ algorithm, which crash the plug-in.

v 3.4.0 05-May-2012

  • Added System info button, to be used for user support
  • Leak hunting. Several memory leaks found and solved
  • Mac - Deep internal rework

v 3.3.1 12-Apr-2012

  • Guard against comm related errors.

v 3.3.0 11-Apr-2012

  • Added custom palettes. Supported pal (PaintShopPro) and act (Photoshop)
  • Added progress/cancel support to Riemersma.
  • Added post log submit if something goes wrong.
  • Patch- RGB fixed palettes and calculated Uniform RGB are wrongly applied when the work colorspace is not RGB
  • Win- Patch- Avoid dialog box without parent.

v 3.2.3 26-Mar-2012

  • Patch - Crash or freeze when used with processors without SSE2 support (restored compatiblity, lost on v 3.2.0)
    (AMD Athlon/Duron/Sempron or Intel Pentium III)
  • Win - Tested on Photo-Brush, Image Explorer Pro, QFX/LE, Digital Darkroom, PhotoFiltre + PhotoshopFilter and Artweaver Plus.
  • Win - Patch- Solved crash in PhotoshopFilter (allocation).
  • Win - Slightly modified XP UI

v 3.2.2 17-Mar-2012

  • Win - Updated compiler. Performance enhancements, particularly in 64 bit
    For instance NLM denoise time down 15% on 64
    Now the minimum required version of windows is XP SP2
  • Win - Added PicMaster and Focus PhotoEditor to the compatibility list
  • Win - Patch - Internal UI loop issue.
  • Win - Patch - Revised crash guards
  • Win - Patch - Tooltip issue.

v 3.2.1 08-Mar-2012

  • Win- Patch - Assertion error messages when zooming.
  • Win- Patch - Repeated RegisterClass error messages.
  • Mac- Updated compiler (3.1)

v 3.2.0 28-Feb-2012

  • Win/Mac- Patch- Solved issue with floating selections in Photoshop
  • Win/Mac- Multithreading library updated.
  • Mac- Huge performance enhancements in some algorithms.
    For instance NLM denoise elapsed time down to 50% of previous (32 bit 60% 64 bit 45%)
  • Mac- Patch- Solved problems in Mac 10.7 (Lion)
  • Mac- Patch- Crash guards don't work as expected
  • Mac- Compiler changed.
  • Mac- Minimum OS X version is now 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Win- Patch- Crash guards don't work as expected
  • Win- Added internal CUDA test.
  • Win- Solved crashes (reported by users)

v 3.1.0 28-Apr-2011

  • Added smart filter support (CS3/CS4/CS5)
  • Win- Patch- Editing numeric text field doesn't update associated updown control
  • Win- Patch- Crash when closing the plug-in, using OK or Cancel, detected on several editors (PS CS5, GIMP, ...)

v 3.0.2 19-Apr-2011

  • Win- Patch- Crash when closing the plug-in, if a progress bar appears after hitting OK. (detected on PS CS3 + XP)
  • Win- Patch- Disable plug-in window when opening a child window (f.i. progress bar)
  • Win- Patch- Disable double click on title bar
  • Win- Patch- Catch plug-in errors and avoid host crash whenever possible

v 3.0.1 11-Apr-2011

  • Win- Use XP style for UI even if the plug-in host don't use it (f.i. GIMP)
  • Win- Patch - Error in preview paint which could crash the plug-in
  • Win- Tested with new hosts Paint.NET, NiGulp, RealWorld Paint.COM, ImageN.
  • Win- Patch - Plug-ins without product version crash(f.i. Magix Photo Designer)
  • Win- Patch - Workaround for bug in Magix PhotoDesigner when used with a selection mask
  • Mac- Patch - Page scroll don't work as expected where smooth scroll is active

v 3.0.0 29-Mar-2011

  • New UI design
  • Added automatic saved previews
  • Added 64 bit support for Mac
  • Removed threshold dithering. The threshold dithering will be in a separated Color Dither plug-in.

v 2.14.11 02-Dec-2010

  • Patch - Process escape key
  • Patch - Wrong CIELab paint background.
  • Patch - Crash loading user threshold when pattern file is wrong or greater than 512*512.
  • Patch (Mac) - User threshold loading bug.
  • Optimized preview paint

v 2.14.10 16-Nov-2010

  • Patch - UI mistake in Load dialog.
  • Patch - UI bug in td levels.
  • Added color count result (RMSE calculation check).

v 2.14.9 16-Nov-2010

  • Patch - bug in partial preview
  • Tested with PhotoFiltre Studio X, Helicon Filter

v 2.14.8 15-Nov-2010

  • Patch - progress dialog could crash plug-in

v 2.14.7 15-Nov-2010

  • Patch - Plugin could crash at start due to win32 api problem
  • Patch - Image paint reworked to avoid flicker
  • Changed default, added error dither with Riemersma

v 2.14.6 08-Nov-2010

  • Patch - Cancel button don't work in progress window
  • Patch - Avoid jumps when scrolling previews.

v 2.14.5 02-Nov-2010 (uploaded 06-Nov-2010)

  • Patch - bug in spin controls (win32)
  • Patch - bug in image repaint (win32)
  • Reduced image repaint times

v 2.14.4 25-Oct-2010

  • Patch - Crash checking version - replaced network library.
  • Patch - RMSE check don't work.

v 2.14.3 21-Sep-2010

  • Patch - Progress bar bug (windows).
  • Patch - Dialog not centered (windows).
  • Patch - OK Button recalculate even it is not needed

v 2.14.2 07-Sep-2010

  • Patch - restored Windows 98 compatibility.

v 2.14.1 04-Sep-2010

  • Patch - restored Windows 2000 compatibility.
  • Patch - modified Mac version check

v 2.14.0 27-Jul-2010

  • First Mac OS X version
  • Added automatic new version check

v 2.13.0 28-May-2010

  • Enable processing of Lab images (8/16 bits).
  • Added Lab mode for RGB images.
  • Added input colorspace to UI.

v 2.12.4 26-May-2010

  • Internal work

v 2.12.3 24-May-2010

  • Added warning message to octree with less than 8 colors
  • Internal work

v 2.12.2 14-Apr-2010

  • Patch - return to compatibility with windows 2K (from v 2.12.0)
  • Patch - 64 bit version loading problems on Photoshop CS4 64 (from v 2.12.0)

v 2.12.1 03-Mar-2010

  • Resized dialog window

v 2.12.0 02-Mar-2010

  • Added version for 64-bit plugin hosts (Photoshop CS4-64 and compatibles).

v 2.11.0 10-Feb-2010

  • Suppressed msi and exe installers.

v 2.11.0 02-Feb-2010

  • Added support for 16 bit per channel images (preview still 8 bits)
  • Selection mask applied in preview

v 2.10.4 25-Jan-2010

  • Patch - Right align of numbers
  • Patch - Reading inexistent parameters from xml don't get default value.

v 2.10.3 25-Jan-2010

  • Added tooltips to some fields
  • Added support for Chasys Draw
  • Changed calculated threshold back to spin.
  • Some guards against buggy hosts (hostsProcs, copy alpha, copy on cancel, displayPixels)

v 2.10.2 23-Jan-2010

  • Added support for Vicman Photo Editor
  • Patch - Textual editing don't reset preview
  • Patch - Combo calculated threshold W and H very short in w2K style

v 2.10.1 22-Jan-2010

  • Disable user threshold radio/delete/choice when there are not user thresholds.
  • Patch - Allow textual input in zoom

v 2.10.0 22-Jan-2010

  • Enabled textual input of values.
  • Patch - Tab order corrected.
  • Patch - Changed configuration directory to standard place CSIDL_APPDATA. (stored parameters/user thresholds will be lost).
  • Patch - Removed close button in title bar of load threshold window.
  • Patch - Threshold load should not be included in history.
  • Patch - Removed userenv.dll and version.dll dependencies.

v 2.9.0 13-Jan-2010

  • Parameter storage moved from windows registry to xml file. (stored parameters/user thresholds will be lost)
  • Added compatibility with windows 95/98/ME.
  • Patch - Added compatibility with Fireworks 2004 MX (with issue: always recalculate when OK pressed).
  • Patch - Added compatibility with Xara X1.
  • Added validation when reading stored/script parameters.

v 2.8.1 07-Jan-2010

  • Patch - Don't apply quantization and error dithering where palette is not fixed and requested colors <= existing colors
    (Some methods give wrong results or crash when requested colors <= existing colors)
  • Patch - K-Means could crash when existing colors < 499
  • Patch - Progress dialog should not be resizable

v 2.8.0 05-Jan-2010

  • Added support for Photoshop actions and batch operations
  • Corrected bug in progress display

v 2.7.2 14-Dec-2009

  • GIMP patch - failures when using selection masks.
  • Preview Patch - Images smaller than preview window fails when using zoom

v 2.7.1 28-Aug-2009

  • Solved bug in spin controls with editable buddy

v 2.7.0 26-Aug-2009

  • Added preview zoom
  • Solved bug in spin controls (wrong value after arrow change)
  • Solved bug in reset parameters (in scroll bars)

v 2.6.4 15-Aug-2009

  • Solved 2 bugs in calculated thresholds.

v 2.6.3 31-Jul-2009

  • Added confirm dialog to user defined threshold delete.
  • Solved bug in user defined threshold.

v 2.6.2 30-Jul-2009

  • Solved crash in NeuQuant when image has too few pixels.
  • Solved bug in delete of user defined dithers (don't delete).
  • Synchronized preview with scrollbars.
  • Changed predefined ordered dither names.

v 2.6.1 10-Jul-2009

  • Internal progress bars change.
  • Changed version numbering

v 2.60 09-Jul-2009

  • Added cancel/progress dialog.
  • Avoided recalculation on OK when preview is valid.
  • Show RMSE on preview.
  • Memory management changes.
  • Performance enhancements in Binary Split (time -75%) and K-Means (time -90%).
  • Change in NeuQuant. Now gives better results when colors are not 256.
  • Small improvements in results (measured with RMSE).

v 2.50 25-Jun-2009

  • Preparing for MP version
  • Changed installation method

v 2.45 10-Jun-2009

  • Memory management patches
  • Testing with PhotoPerfect/FixFoto 2.92

v 2.44 05-Jun-2009

  • Change to make it work with Photobie

v 2.43 04-Jun-2009

  • Patch in preview code.

v 2.42 04-Jun-2009

  • UI Clean preview when configuration changes.
  • UI Disable Threshold Dither/Quantizer/Error dither controls according to check buttons.

v 2.41 27-May-2009

  • Patches in preview display.

v 2.40 26-May-2009

  • Added preview
  • Catch memory allocation failures
  • Memory and speed enhancements
  • Dialog closing delayed to end of processing.

v 2.30 14-May-2009

  • New GrayDither plugin
  • Removed DBS processing and 1 bit palette

v 2.24 11-May-2009

  • Solved gamma/conversion bug in DBS

v 2.23 10-May-2009

  • Solved bug in DBS method
  • Solved bug in Riemersma method

v 2.22 10-May-2009

  • Solved UI bug

v 2.21 10-May-2009

  • Added 3 algorithms for Calculated Ordered Dither (experimental)

v 2.20 08-May-2009

  • Added Calculated Ordered Dither (experimental)

v 2.13 07-May-2009

  • Solved bug in random dithering

v 2.12 06-May-2009

  • Maximum user threshold size is 262144 pixels due to windows registry limits
  • Solved bug in threshold load from file

v 2.11 06-May-2009

  • Some changes in user threshold loading UI

v 2.10 06-May-2009

  • Added user threshold load from image

v 2.00 05-May-2009

  • Added Configurable Threshold Dithering
  • Patched Threshold pattern 'Halftone orthogonal 16x16'
  • Patched Threshold pattern 'Threshold'

v 1.90 01-May-2009

  • Added random dither
  • Added Direct Binary Search (DBS)

v 1.83 30-April-2009

  • Changed step in Error diffusion from 10 to 5
  • Added ordered dither diagonal 5x5

v 1.82 29-April-2009

  • Solved bug in fixed palette quantization, previously it fails when used with YCbCr

v 1.81 29-April-2009

  • Added Queue size for Space filling curve dithering
  • Solved bug in % error propagation for Riemersma
  • Solved bug in masked image processing

v 1.80 29-April-2009

  • Added Ulichney dither.
  • Added Serpentine scan option.

v 1.71 27-April-2009

  • Enhanced Riemersma dither

v 1.70 27-April-2009

  • Added fixed palette quantization (including 1 bit)
  • Solved bug in Error dither with arrays

v 1.63 23-April-2009

  • Patched alpha channels process

v 1.62 23-April-2009

  • Corrected valid image modes.

v 1.61 21-April-2009

  • Solved UI bug.

v 1.60 17-April-2009

  • New popularity algorithm implementation, the old one was wrong.

v 1.51 16-April-2009

  • Patched combo problem in windows XP

v 1.50 16-April-2009

  • Changed ordered dithering and added new options, including halftoning. Added reset parameters button. Added some usage instructions and more result samples.

v 1.42 10-Mar-2009

  • Solved registry bug in windows 2000/XP .

v 1.41 10-Mar-2009

  • Enabled storing parameters in GIMP.

v 1.40 09-Mar-2009

  • Parameters stored in windows registry instead of Photoshop registry.

v 1.31 16-Feb-2009

  • File renamed to XiQuantizer.8bf.

v 1.30 09-Feb-2009

  • Enhanced SColorQ, reduction 50%-40% runtime

v 1.21 02-Feb-2009

  • Change in YCbCr conversion.

v 1.20 02-Feb-2009

  • Added colorspace selection.

v 1.10 01-Feb-2009

  • Added Spatial Color Quantization.

v 1.01 29-Jan-2009

  • Added compatibility with GIMP

v 1.00 03-Nov-2008

  • Initial version.