Release 16.00

XYplorer © 2024 · File Manager for Windows

XYplorer 16.00 has been released on 16-Nov-2015. Here’s a quick introduction to the main new features:

  • Image Tagging. A new Tag Bar allows for tagging and commenting images right from the Floating Preview.

    You open the Floating Preview of an image by pressing F11 while the image file is selected in the file list. Now hold CTRL and right-click the image to open the Advanced Options menu. Ensure that Show Status Bar and Show Tag Bar are both ticked. Now you can see and edit the Label, Tags, and Comment of the previewed file. Here are some screenshots:

    The Advanced Options menu in the Floating Preview.

    Selecting a Label.

    Setting Tags.

    Entering a Comment.

    This new in-preview image tagging also works from the Full Screen Preview Shift+F11.

  • Image File Processing. Now you can run a custom script directly from the Floating Preview.

  • Fujifilm Photos. Added support for the maker notes in Fujifilm JPEGs.

    If you preview a JPEG made with a Fujifilm camera the following Exif tags contained in the maker notes are displayed in the status bar of the Floating Preview:

    Tag Name          Caption in XY   Name in Camera (X100T)
    FilmMode          Film            Film Simulation
    HighlightTone     HTone           Highlight Tone
    ShadowTone        STone           Shadow Tone
    Color             Color           Color (Saturation)
    Sharpness         Sharp           Sharpness
    WhiteBalance      WB              White Balance

    The values are only displayed when they deviate from the default setting ("Normal", "Auto", "0", etc.).

    Here is a sample photo where all values differ from the default setting:

    See the Fujifilm maker notes in the right half of the second line.

    These values are also exposed in the XYplorer Special Properties, so there is a lot more you can do now with your Fujifilm photos:

    You can also search files by these values, e.g. search all photos shot with film mode "Classic Chrome".
    ?prop:#Image.Fuji.FilmMode: Classic*
    You can use these values for batch renaming files, e.g. append the Film Simulation:
    *-<prop #Image.Fuji.FilmMode>
    You can color code files by these values. Example for a Color Filter:
    prop:#Image.Fuji.FilmMode: Classic*
    You can display the Fujifilm maker notes in Custom Columns, e.g. a Film Simulation column:
    return property("#Image.Fuji.FilmMode", <cc_item>);
    You can use these values in scripts. Here is the complete list:
    echo property("#Image.Fuji.FilmMode");
    echo property("#Image.Fuji.HighlightTone");
    echo property("#Image.Fuji.ShadowTone");
    echo property("#Image.Fuji.Color");
    echo property("#Image.Fuji.Sharpness");
    echo property("#Image.Fuji.WhiteBalance");
  • Autosave Settings. Added the option to automatically save settings after a certain time.

    Simply tick Configuration | Startup & Exit | Autosave settings after this many minutes and state the number of minutes.

  • Breadcrumb Bars. Now you can drop stuff onto the Breadcrumb Bars.

  • Advanced Hex Search. Now you can find files with particular byte patterns at particular positions.

    In Info Panel (F12) | Find Files | Contents, tick It's a hex string and simply prefix the exact position of the hex string you want to match. Only files with those bytes at that position will be returned. For example, let's find all files beginning with FF D8 FF E0 (the first position in a file is 0 (zero)):

    Before the search.

    After the search.

    Note that there is also support for Hex Wildcards. Simply type "??" in place of a hex value and this byte is ignored in the matching.

    Here are some more examples of possible patterns:

    0: FF             Find all files starting with FF.
    0x0: FF           Find all files starting with FF.
    0x00000000: FF    Find all files starting with FF.
    00000000: FF      Find all files starting with FF.
    0xFFFFFFFF: 00    Find all files with 00 at pos 4294967295.
    2: 69 00 73 00 6F 00  Find all files with this byte sequence at pos 2.
    4294967296: AB CD EF  Find all files with this byte sequence at pos 4294967296.
    0: FF ?? FF           Find all files starting with FF ?? FF.
    0x10: 00 ?? ?? 00     Find all files with this byte sequence at pos 0x10.

    Note that this position-bound contents search is *MUCH* faster than the normal one where the whole file has to be scanned for matching bytes.