36-image converter 4.5 what to expect?

The release of 36-image converter 4.5 is approaching and it will not be a spectacular release like 4.4, but the improvements will be visible. Version 4.5 “Chameleon” is devoted to removing the issues that some users are experiencing and creating a solid base to add new features like Layers or more resources and in/output filetypes.

Themes :
You will now be able to change the theme of 36-image converter. This was function was implemented to enable users with a low contrast generating graphics card to view the interface of 36-image converter. With this you will be able to easily change the theme from the normal “Twilight”-theme to a new green theme called “Ooze” using the configuration panel. More new themes will be made available in the extra’s channel of the DashBoard after the release.

Bigger images :
No, “Chameleon” won’t enable you to edit 5.000×5.000 images but will enable you to edit images the dimensions of your screen resolution minus 100 pixels. So if you have a 1024×700 screen you will be able to edit 924×600 pixels images. So if you want to complain about this after the new release we will simply say : “Buy a new graphics card or a bigger screen!”.

Image associations :
When uninstalling 36IC, some people still discover that some extensions aren’t restored and are still associated to 36IC. This will be fixed by adding a function which opens a page when the uninstaller exits. There you will be able to directly download a patch for this issue.

Smaller installer :
We will try to downsize the installer, because 36-image converter is very close to the 10mb in size. We will try to downsize this to 7Mb by putting some optional content online and integrate executables in each other.

Small improvements :
When resizing you can sometimes experience a blue line in the left or the right of the image. This is caused by the virtual save. We will now add an intelligent function to Virtual Save which will check the border before resizing and compensate the faulty pixel.
We also discovered minor errors in the reliability of the built-in PII image encryption, this will also be fixed.
The conversion speed to the following filetypes might be improved : RAW, PBM, PPM and PGM.
And to end with, there have been a few minor updates to the DashBoard.

36-image converter 4.5 is slightly delayed and will be released in the first week of Januari 2009.

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