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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 07 Feb 2020 15:35

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v20.70.0013 - 2020-02-07 15:35
    ! Network Browsing: Bogus "Location Currently Not Available" message when 
      browsing shares on some systems. Tried a fix. Now when "Configuration | 
      General | Safety Belts, Network | Network | Assume that servers are 
      available" is ticked then all UNC destinations (not just servers) are 
      trusted to exist.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 06 Feb 2020 20:43

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v20.70.0012 - 2020-02-06 20:42
    + Toolbar | Details View (Toggle Details/Last View): Now the button tooltip 
      tells you which view you will get when you press it.
    ! Network Browsing: Bogus "Location Currently Not Available" message when 
      browsing admin shares on some systems. Tried a fix.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Feb 2020 22:38

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v20.70.0011 - 2020-02-04 22:37
    > FYI: Note that Content dupes supersede Image dupes. If Content is ticked 
      then any check for Image dupes can be skipped for logical reasons:
        a)  If content differs we don't have to check for image since all Dupes 
            filters are AND-ed.
        b)  If content is same then image is same as well. No need to check.
    ! Column Image Hash: Switching from ascending to descending sort order was 
      not necessarily the expected perfect reversal. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Feb 2020 11:17

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v20.70.0010 - 2020-02-04 11:16
    + Special Properties: Added a new property for images, the "Image Hash". Of 
      course, it's now also available in XY variables as well as a Special 
      Property Column and as a Special Property in Custom Columns.
        
        Name              Example for Usage as Variable
        ----------------------------------------------------
        Image Hash        text "<prop #image.hash>";
      
      - The Special Property Column "Image Hash" can be used to sort images by 
        similarity. An interesting feature and hard to find elsewhere. Note that 
        unlike the common data hashes (MD5, SHA...) the "Image Hash" has an 
        iconic relation to the visible image (the pixels), which means similar 
        images have similar hashes. The sorting is done so that the sum of all 
        distances from one to the next is minimal, which was an interesting 
        thing to code.
      - Remember that scale, colors, brightness, and contrast are ignored by the 
        hash.
      - This is still work in progress, so you should not rely on the hash to 
        remain stable during the next weeks (so there is no point in saving it 
        anywhere, not yet).
      - This "Image Hash" is also what's used to find Image Dupes in Find Files.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Feb 2020 16:47

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v20.70.0009 - 2020-02-03 16:46
    * Find Files Final Status: Changed the units and the numbers:
        OLD:  search done in 7,4 ms (scanned 36 items in 3 folders)
      The "3 folders" is the search location plus 2 subfolders. That's a bit 
      tricky already. But only a few users will immediately grasp that "36 items 
      in 3 folders" means there were 34 files.
        NEW:  search done in 7,4 ms (scanned 34 files and 2 folders)
      The new way clearly shows the number of files and folders checked against 
      the search criteria, excluding the search location itself (logical since 
      it is never checked against the search criteria and will never be listed 
      among the search results).
      If no folders are scanned then the "n folders" part is completely dropped.
    * Find Files Final Status: 1st Status Bar section after a Dupes search:
        OLD:  found: 30 dupes, 2 groups
        NEW:  found: 30 dupes in 2 groups
    ! Find Files Final Status: After an inverted Dupes search the 1st Status Bar 
      section showed utter nonsense. Fixed:    
        OLD:  found: 30 dupes, 2 groups
        NEW:  found: 30 non-dupes
    ! Folder View Settings: Starting the app when it was last closed with a 
      search could spread any current Folder View Settings to the default folder 
      view (i.e. to folders without any Folder View Settings). Fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Feb 2020 22:27

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v20.70.0008 - 2020-02-02 22:22
    % Perceptual Image Hash: The zero tolerance dupe search did not work for 
      WEBP and other formats. Fixed.
    % Perceptual Image Hash: The zero tolerance dupe search had a poor 
      performance. Sped it up.
    * Status Bar: Increased the width of the second section, again.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Feb 2020 19:39

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v20.70.0006 - 2020-02-01 19:36
    + Info Panel | Find | Dupes | Image: Added dropdown "Tolerance". Set it to 0 
      (zero tolerance) if you want perfect dupes only (all pixels identical).
      Set it to a value larger than 0 to define the tolerated distance for two 
      images to be counted as dupes.
      Already tolerance 1 will ignore scale, brightness, contrast, saturation, 
      and hue. Higher tolerance will ignore JPEG artifacts and minor differences 
      in detail. Factory default tolerance is 9 which worked best over here on 
      countless tests with countless photos.
    % Perceptual Image Hash: More dupes found.
    % Perceptual Image Hash: Even faster.
    ! Memory Leak: Each time the thumbnail of certain WEBP files was shown a bit 
      of memory leaked. Fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 31 Jan 2020 19:39

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v20.70.0004 - 2020-01-31 19:38
    % Perceptual Image Hash: Better hash.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Jan 2020 20:10

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v20.70.0003 - 2020-01-30 20:07
    * Info Panel | Find | Dupes: Added checkbox "Image" along with a dropdown 
      later to be filled with some options concerning the desired similarity.
      - Tick Image to find only duplicate image files.
      - If Image and Invert are both ticked then only non-dupe images are 
        returned (not any other file types).
      - Note that the hash is not good enough at the moment (far too many false 
        positives). No worries, I have ideas for a better one...
    * Info Panel | Find | Dupes: Removed the label "Match:" and reorganized the 
      layout a bit.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.119.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.119.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
    ! Thumbnails: Under certain conditions the thumbs cache was destroyed when 
      you created and renamed a new folder in list in thumbnails view. Fix #2.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 Jan 2020 21:33

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v20.70.0002 - 2020-01-29 21:32
  +++ Perceptual Image Hash: XYplorer learned to generate a perceptual hash for 
      images by which you can find duplicate images, sort images by their visual 
      similarity, measure the degree of similarity between two images, and 
      search for images that are similar to a given one.
      - The PIH is scale-invariant, brightness-invariant, contrast-invariant, 
        saturation-invariant, hue-invariant, and, of course, pretty damn fast. 
        Well, relatively fast: Creating the hash will take roughly the time of 
        creating a thumbnail for the file.
      - Cropping and rotation will destroy similarity though, at the moment at 
        least.
      - The hash is currently shown as 5 2-digit hex numbers separated by dots. 
        This will probably change later.
      - The hash can later be stored in a database which will make all of these 
        operations near-instant (phase 2).
      - This is work in progress. For starters I injected the PIH into the Special 
        Property column "Aspect Ratio" (later it will get its own column, of 
        course). To test the hash show that column and sort the list by it 
        (Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort | Sort method -> 
        Binary!). Similar images should be listed together now.
      - Note that I expect a longer experimentation phase until the best 
        algorithm is found. It might even become configurable to some extent.
      - Note that perfection is not realistic in this business but near-perfection 
        is a reasonable goal. Even that will *vastly* speed up finding duplicate 
        images, which by eye alone is near impossible if the number of images is 
        higher than a few dozen.
    ! Thumbnails: Under certain conditions the thumbs cache was destroyed when 
      you created and renamed a new folder in list in thumbnails view. Fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 Jan 2020 11:23

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v20.70.0001 - 2020-01-29 11:22
    ! Highlight Hovered Items: The recent fix had a dirty side effect. When 
      entering a folder while another list item was hovered, that item's 
      position was redrawn in the following listing if that position was below 
      the end of the new listing. Argh. Fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 Jan 2020 20:10

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

Direct Download: https://www.xyplorer.com/download/xyplorer_full.zip
Download Page: https://www.xyplorer.com/download.php
Release Notes: https://www.xyplorer.com/release.php

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v20.70.0000 - 2020-01-28 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ This Is A BIG Maintenance Release. There have been numerous minor fixes 
      and enhancements since 20.60.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Blackberry Smoke.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 Jan 2020 17:21

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v20.60.0407 - 2020-01-28 17:20
    ! Highlight Hovered Items: When hovering the list while changing locations 
      to an empty list you could get a fatal crash under certain conditions 
      (since v20.60.0403). Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 Jan 2020 13:46

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v20.60.0406 - 2020-01-28 13:45
    * Updated the help file.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Jan 2020 21:56

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v20.60.0405 - 2020-01-27 21:54
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.118.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.118.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
    ! List: In view "List" drag selection (aka lasso selection) did not mind the 
      actual captions of the items but the whole cell. Fixed. Now it works like 
      in Explorer.
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