XYplorer 13.00 has been released on 26-Sep-2013. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
The Instant Color Filters are fully customizable to your needs and easy to share. They support the full set of file properties and meta properties, plus a couple of extra properties like filename length or image aspect ratio. Text and background color can be defined individually for each filter.
For example, let's highlight all items created or modified this week. Click the arrow part of the "Toggle Instant Color Filters" button in the toolbar, and select the predefined color filter "Created or Modified This Week":
Once a filter is selected, the toolbar button toggles this last filter. You can even assign a keyboard shortcut to this toggle function (Tools | Customize Keyboard Shortcuts | Miscellaneous | Various | Toggle Instant Color Filter).
As another example let's select the filter "Image Aspect Ratio 16:9" to highlight all 16:9 images:
Of course, the aspect ratio filter also work in all other list view, for example in the Details view:
For example let's color code all folders created recently. We can use a predefined Instant Color Filter for this, "Folders Created Recently":"Folders Created Recently" ageC d: <= 3 h>FFFF00,0073E6||ageC d: d>FFFF80,379BFF||ageC d: w>FFFFFF,71B8FF
An example for color coding the aspect ratio is shown above. Now here is an example for finding image files with a certain aspect ratio. prop:#AspectRatio: 16:9 is used as the search pattern:
Using this option allows you to quickly check either close detail (left button) or overall composition (right button) of a particular photo in a thumbnails view. Additionally you can configure the right button blow ups to stay up until clicked again.