Change Log

Photini - a simple photo metadata editor.
Copyright (C) 2012-18  Jim Easterbrook

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Changes in v2018.5.0:
  1/ Improved calculation of "35mm equivalent" focal length.
  2/ Migrate spell check from PyEnchant to Gspell.
  3/ Use environment variable to set location of config file.
  4/ Copy more metadata to sidecar when it is created.
  5/ Fix problem with QtWebEngine and some PyQt versions.
  6/ Many other bug fixes and minor improvements.

Changes in v2018.2.0:
  1/ All maps are faster and less buggy.
  2/ New Windows installer: Python 3.6, PyQt 5.10 (so Bing maps aerial view
     works properly).

Changes in v2017.12.0:
  1/ Add 'rating' to descriptive tab.
  2/ Don't try to upload files over 1 GByte to Flickr.
  3/ Fix bug with thumbnails of portrait format images.

Changes in v2017.10.0:
  1/ Use timezone metadata from some Canon cameras.
  2/ Make thumbnails 160x120 as specified by DCF.
  3/ Fix bug in localisation of uploader tabs.
  4/ Substantial rewrite of metadata handling.

Changes in v2017.8.1:
  1/ Added option to preserve file timestamps.
  2/ Added option to change copyright boilerplate text.
  3/ Added config file option to change application style.
  4/ Fix bug with importing files with spaces in their names.
  5/ Changed importer template marker from () to {}.

Changes in v2017.8.0:
  1/ Use Exif/Xmp thumbnails instead of computing from image data.
  2/ Improved video file metadata reading.
  3/ Added <multiple values> context menu to choose one of them.
  4/ Added context menu to image selector.
  5/ Can regenerate thumbnail, including from video files.
  6/ New Windows installer, includes video file reading.

Changes in v2017.6.0:
  1/ Add location address metadata to map tabs.
  2/ Fix bug in Flickr uploader if user hasn't set a "buddy" icon.
  3/ Use OpenCage Data for OSM map search and address lookup.

Changes in v2017.5.0:
  1/ Migrate Bing map from v7 to v8 of Bing API.
  2/ Many other map improvements.
  3/ Time adjustment offset now includes time zone.

Changes in v2017.03.0:
  1/ Fix bugs in Google Photos uploader and remove disabled functionality.
  2/ Improve error handling in Flickr uploader.
  3/ Updated German translation.

Changes in v2016.12.0:
  1/ Started adding support for video files.
  2/ Improved compatibility with files written by other software.
  3/ Fixed several annoying bugs.

Changes in v2016.10.0:
  1/ Added a drop down list of favourite keywords.
  2/ Improved spell checking of words with hyphens or apostrophes.
  3/ Fix failure to open image viewer on some Windows versions.
  4/ Fixed several minor bugs in map tabs.
  5/ Fixed (I hope) segfault on exit bug.

Changes in v2016.06.0:
  1/ Added option to resize photos for Facebook upload.
  2/ Improved handling of various 'raw' image formats.
  3/ Store time zone offset in Exif data.
  4/ Read time zone offset from some cameras.
  5/ Improved reading and display of lens specification.
  6/ Fixed several minor bugs and annoyances.

Changes in v2016.05.0:
  1/ Added a Facebook uploader tab.
  2/ Display logged in user details on uploader tabs.
  3/ Added 35mm equivalent focal length to 'technical' tab.
  4/ Added German translation of program strings.
  5/ Allow image file names to be given when running from command line.
  6/ Fixed several minor bugs and annoyances.

Changes in v2016.02.1:
  1/ Replace accidentally invalidated Google maps API key.

Changes in v2016.02.0:
  1/ Made 'year' part of version number 4 digits.
  2/ Made it easier to drag multiple photos to map.
  3/ Changed 'Picasa' to 'Google Photos'.
  4/ Fixed problem with Picasa authentication.
  5/ Fixed some Python 3 incompatibilities.
  6/ Fixed several minor bugs and annoyances.

Changes in v15.11.0:
  1/ Added time zone to 'technical' tab.
  2/ Allow setting of date/time 'resolution'.
  3/ Flickr uploader sets date 'granularity'.
  4/ Dropped use of pyexiv2 library.

Changes in v15.10.0:
  1/ Added error handling to Flickr & Picasa uploaders.
  2/ Added spell checking to most text entry fields.
  3/ Speeded up importing photos from a camera.
  4/ Fixed several minor bugs and annoyances.

Changes in v15.09.1:
  1/ Fix bug with importer not recognising some image types

Changes in v15.09.0:
  1/ Fix bugs with Qt4 and Python 3 introduced in last release.
  2/ Improved widgets on 'technical' and 'descriptive' tabs.

Changes in v15.08.1:
  1/ Added Spanish translation of program strings.
  2/ Added option to always write IPTC data.
  3/ Improved speed on slow computers.
  4/ Use PyQt5 if installed, PyQt4 otherwise.
  5/ Fixed several minor bugs and annoyances.

Changes in v15.07.1:
  1/ Convert incompatible image formats before upload to Picasa/Flickr.
  2/ Added lens selector to 'technical' tab.
  3/ Improved internal handling of image metadata.
  4/ Include subseconds in time stamps.

Changes in v15.06.0:
  1/ No longer store Picasa/Flickr login data in plain text file.
  2/ Restructured Picasa and Flickr uploaders.
  3/ Moved documentation to

Changes in v15.05.0:
  1/ Added aperture and focal length to 'technical' tab.
  2/ Expanded range of file types that can be opened.
  3/ Fixed several minor bugs and annoyances.

Changes in v15.01.1:
  1/ Fixed several minor bugs and annoyances.
  2/ Removed need for 2to3 conversion when installing with Python3.

Changes in v15.01.0:
  1/ Removed Picasa uploader dependency on gdata-python-client.
  2/ Several minor bug fixes.

Changes in v14.10.0:
  1/ Improved drag and drop of images on to map.
  2/ Fixed some map bugs caused by '\' in Windows file paths.

Changes in v14.09.0:
  1/ Importer can now copy from any directory on the computer.
  2/ Linux installer now adds a menu shortcut.

Changes in v14.08.1:
  1/ Added stuff to build a Windows all-in-one installer.
  2/ Fixed some bugs, mostly when running on Windows.

Changes in v14.08.0:
  1/ Major rewrite of metadata handling to be more compliant with MWG
  2/ Improved handling of metadata in non utf-8 character sets.

Changes in v14.07.0:
  1/ Changed version numbering scheme, again.
  2/ Minor bug fix in camera image importer.

Changes in v14.06.dev108:
  1/ Now Python 3 compatible.
  2/ Added ability to import pictures from a camera.
  3/ Much improved documentation.
  4/ Simplified Picasa uploader.
  5/ Uploaders now have just one progress bar.
  6/ Simplified installation process.

Changes in v14.04.dev63:
  1/ Changed version numbering scheme.
  2/ Added ability to offset several photo timestamps by same amount.
  3/ Added a logging window to display error messages.
  4/ Can now create Flickr sets/albums.
  5/ Can now use XMP sidecar files.
  6/ Flickr uploader can now use v2 of flickrapi.
  7/ Switched to a different map tile provider for Open Street Map.
  8/ Simplified documentation build process.

Changes in v13.09_r20:
  1/ Added Google Picasa uploader.
  2/ Added menu option to select which tabs to use.

Changes in v13.05_r7:
  1/ Changed version numbering scheme.
  2/ Added ability to drag and drop files to image list area.
  3/ Numerous bug fixes.

Changes in v13.02_a515056:
  1/ Fixed bug with GPS accuracy.

Changes in v13.01_f2bbd24:
  1/ Started writing a user manual.
  2/ Started using GExiv2 instead of deprecated pyexiv2.

Changes in v13.01_43a0943:
  1/ Changed version numbering scheme.
  2/ Added ability to change image orientation.
  3/ Added a Flickr uploader.

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