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Light Image Resizer

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What's new in this version:

Light Image Resizer 5.1.3.0

Fixed:
- gray border could appear when resizing transparent images
- if LIR was closed too early while sending email, the email client could become unresponsive
- sharing violation could occur if some files being processed were read by another application

Improved:
- add message with option to retry if there is not enough space in the destination


Light Image Resizer 5.1.2.0

New:
- option to scale watermark text relative to image size

Fixed:
- crash if watermark font size is invalid
- inconsistency with drag & drop operations
- loading of monochrome TIFF failed
- slow processing of multiframe images (TIFF or animated GIF)
- prompt for mail client could be shown even if email option was not checked
- application window could appear in the background when launched via some 3rd party file managers

Improved:
- save size and position of preview window (if enabled in settings)
- fallback to primary language when sublanguage is not available
- don’t apply language change when cancelling settings


Light Image Resizer 5.1.1.0

New:
- some additional layouts for collage mode

Fixed:
- crash could occur in some cases when loading failed
- in some cases an installed email client was not detected
- loading of WebP images was broken

Improved:
- try to load embedded JPEG for unsupported RAW files


Light Image Resizer 5.1.0.0

New:
- extract embedded JPEG for FUJI RAW files (.RAF) that use compression (resolution will be lower than original)
- Samsung RAW files (.SRW) added to supported file extensions

Fixed:
- processing images with varying color profiles in a row could lead to incorrect results
- some conversions between color spaces were producing wrong colors
- IPTC metadata could be added twice in some cases
- some output format choices could result in the wrong format being used
- destination for collage could be stuck with a fixed filename when profile was saved

Improved:
- support unicode filenames when sending email
- prevent creation of 0 byte files when disk is full


Light Image Resizer 5.0.9.0

Fixed:
- Processing could freeze when preview window was open
- Some TIFF files with unequal DPI values could appear deformed
- Wrong preview could be loaded when navigating in some cases

Improved:
- Skipping through previews is faster now
- Less delay when processing is cancelled
- Display error details in case loading failed (e.g. “access denied”)
- Use name as secondary sort key when sorting by type, size, or date


Light Image Resizer 5.0.8.0

New:
- Background color selection for collage

Fixed:
- Subfolders command line parameter was not handled correctly
- Parsing of subfolders when using wildcards could add files several times
- Background color of watermark text was not applied
- Don’t add temporary profiles to recent list
- Some collage templates were producing the wrong layout in the saved image
- Profile was not cleared in some cases, which could wrongly override parameters from command line
- Wrong image and file size displayed in preview for multi-page images (TIFF)
- Last used profile was not selected correctly in some cases

Improved:
- Expand relative file paths from command line with working directory


Light Image Resizer 5.0.7.0

New:
- support reading of BigTIFF format

Fixed:
- application title was incorrectly updated during processing
- preview windows did not show error if image could not be loaded
- auto close function was broken
- main menu had no text in rare cases

Improved:
- display an error message if files specified in command line are not found
- better documentation for command line usage (see switches.txt)
- use fallback in case image loading fails


Light Image Resizer 5.0.6.0

Fixed:
- crash or black output could occur if resizing to very large dimensions
- crash could occur when closing preview right before image finished loading
- original preview was not loaded when using Center mode
- memory leak when watermark text rendering failed
- Add Border dialog would not accept decimal places if unit was set to percent
- alignment of watermark text when using rotation

Improved:
- detect read-only flag of target files


Light Image Resizer 5.0.5.1

New:
- watermark image can be tiled now (by setting Resize option to Tile)
- transparent background can be selected for Center mode
- add recent profiles to application jumplist

Fixed:
- rotation for watermark image was broken
- using Percent with Center mode could result in wrong dimensions
- output was not centered in Crop mode when source was smaller than target dimensions
- preview was not refreshed when changing some options
- error after processing in some cases (Error in OnFinished)
- sequential number for watermark text was off by 1 (i.e. starting at 2 when supposed to start at 1)
- processing was slowed down and not working at full performance with lots of files


Light Image Resizer 5.0.4.0

Fixed:
- ICO files were loaded without transparency
- context menu was displayed for some unsupported virtual folders
- state of auto width/height could be wrong when switching profiles
- dialog to add images didn’t allow to select multiple files in some cases
- path auto completion for destination was broken

Improved:
- better check to avoid parsing of compressed folders (ZIP, CAB)
- include hidden files based on system setting
- recreate folder structure now also works if just one folder was added
- folder name can be specified in filename mask before a backslash (e.g. “subfolder%F”)
- use new dialog to select folders (similar to files)
- place backup files in a sub-folder named “LightImageResizer_Backups” for more convenience
- better interface scaling for high DPI (esp. 4K monitors)
- limit threads to 8 on auto setting to avoid memory issues


Light Image Resizer 5.0.3.1

Fixed:
- preview for TIFF with color profile could show wrong colors
- empty shell context menu introduced in last version

Improved:
- synchronize state for shell extension submenu on launch


Light Image Resizer 5.0.3.0

New:
- setting to save window size and position
- option “Fix gamma when resizing” (see Optimization tab), which can prevent images from getting darker


- images with large color profiles may cause corrupted output
- wrong color space chosen in some cases
- selected DPI resolution was not applied for Bitmap output
- Next button could be at the wrong position
- additional frames of multi-page TIFF were not added to combined PDF
- some parts of the interface appeared in black if theming was disabled (classic mode)
- left main menu could be cut off depending on language and font size
- unwanted linebreaks were added in rendered watermark text
- some issues with interface controls on high DPI screens
- font size in watermark options was not loaded correctly in some cases
- in some conditions folders pinned to Windows Explorer were opened in Light Image Resizer instead

Improved:
- rendering of watermark text is a lot faster now
- accept additional files if launched via shell verb
- load and apply color profiles embedded in PNG
- don’t display line break tags (br) in watermark text entry
- adapt offset for watermark text based on font size


Light Image Resizer 5.0.2.0

Fixed:
- resource leak in thumbnail list caused crashes when a lot of images were added
- some valid email addresses were not accepted
- OS version detection could cause crash on startup in rare cases
- target selection for digital frame mode was not working


Light Image Resizer 5.0.1.2

New:
- more camera related EXIF values for watermark text

Fixed:
- crash when using Crop mode and wildcard (width or height empty)
- stretched portrait images when using “Adjust resolution for portrait” option
- crash when saving large log file on close
- processed image could have wrong orientation if source was not landscape
- ICC profile was not copied from TIFF to JPEG, resulting in wrong colors
- XMP metadata could be corrupted when converting from TIFF
- certain JPEG images could cause crashes in the file selection dialog (PhotoMetadataHandler)
- color profile could be added several times in some cases
- metadata for TIFF files was copied even if those options were disabled
- dimensions were not applied if specified via command line
- resizing failed if image type did not match file extension (e.g. PNG with .jpg extension)


Light Image Resizer 5.0.0.20

New:
- redesigned and improved interface
- collage action to create nice photo collages easily
- recently used profiles are displayed on top of the list (can be disabled in settings)
- options to adjust brightness and contrast (see Effects tab)
- colors option to set bit depth for BMP/PNG, and color space for JPEG/TIFF output
- several new tags for watermark text (sequential number, image count, EXIF rating, etc.)
- support for 32bit bitmap (with alpha channel)
- FIXED: action “Create PDF” could fail if output format is not JPEG

Fixed:
- backup files could be deleted/corrupted in certain cases (for example if not enough space)
- status display issue when processing files again
- watermark text might select wrong font when using font name with spaces

Improved:
- overall performance improved
- downsizing of large images to half size (or lower) should work better
- lots of other optimizations and improvements


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