Hotfolder Prints - Release History

18 October 2013: v1.4.4

  • Added the ability to email images using HTML formatting
  • Added the option to scan subfolders for images to the Breeze Viewer slideshow utility

19 April 2013: v1.4.3

  • Added the option to wait for the XML file and to read the filenames of the images from the XML file
  • Added auto color/B&W option which reads the color/B&W mode from the XML file
  • Added the ability to send emails to multiple email addresses read from the XML file by using the {user_data_emails} token
  • Added the ability to specify the caption text, font, color and placement to BreezeViewer slideshow utility
  • Added "mosaic", "mosaic with fade" and "mosaic with dissolve" slideshow transitions to BreezeViewer slideshow utility
  • "None" and "mosaic" slideshow transitions in BreezeViewer optimized to run faster on graphics cards without graphics acceleration
  • Fixed a problem which could cause the folder being monitored changing after 60 secs when loading settings from the command line

10 December 2012: v1.4.2

  • Added an option to wait for the XML file, containing data such as the user's email address, to be written before processing images
  • Fixed a problem with email_image.exe displaying a timed error message when there isn't an internet connection

9 November 2012: v1.4.1

  • Added an option to automatically create the folder being monitored if it doesn't already exist
  • Added optional naming of the JPEG copy of the printed output by using tokens in the filename prefix
  • Added notes about automatically uploading images to Facebook and photo sharing sites using DropBox/Google Drive/Box and IFTTT

8 June 2012: v1.4

  • Added automatic print copies option which reads the number of copies to print from the XML summary file written by Breeze Systems' photobooth software
  • Now has the option to save the current printer settings when saving the settings to file and to restore them when the settings are loaded from file
  • Added information about automatically uploading images to Facebook and photo sharing sites using DropBox/Google Drive/Box and WappWolf
  • email_image.exe no longer displays a timed error message dialog if there is no internet connection

29 February 2012: v1.3

  • Now includes the Breeze Viewer slideshow utility
  • Log email addresses option now also keeps a separate log of failed emails to make it easier to resend them later
  • Added an option to copy JPEG output to a separate folder
  • Added more detailed help on how to upload photos to Facebook and other social networking sites
  • JPEG copy subfolder now accepts absolute pathnames

27 September 2011: v1.2.3

  • Added an option in email_image.exe to save email addresses to a CSV log file
  • Fixed a problem emailing images when the image filename or folder contains spaces
  • Fixed a problem emailing images when the number of retries was set to none

11 August 2011: v1.2.2

  • Fixed a problem reading <user2_data> to <user9_data> tags from the XML summary file written by our photo booth software
  • Now doesn't run the optional command if it contains {user_data} tokens which aren't present in the XML summary file (this prevents an error window being displayed when users choose not to email images in the photo booth software).
  • Added the ability to use date based tokens when specifying the folder to be monitored. The folder path is checked every 60 seconds and updated if necessary.

12 May 2011: v1.2.1

  • Now reads multiple user data fields (e.g. names and email addresses) from XML files written by Breeze Systems' photobooth software when using the touchscreen keyboard option
  • Rewritten the email_image.exe utility to run as a Windows app to avoid having a Command Prompt window popping up when it is run. The email_image.exe utility now has a debug mode, the option to retry if sending the email fails and a send test email button to help with setting it up.

21 March 2011: v1.2

  • Added the ability to read user data (e.g. email addresses) from XML files written by Breeze Systems' photobooth software when using the touchscreen keyboard option
  • The filename prefix and subfolder where JPEG copies of layouts are saved are now user definable
  • Regular expressions may be used to control which images added to the folder being monitored are processed

10 December 2010: v1.1.1

  • Now appends a number to the filenames of saved JPEG layouts to avoid overwriting existing files
  • email_image.exe command line email utility now has the option to specify the port number of the email server and to use SSL STARTTLS to send secure emails
  • Now includes an email settings dialog to help setup the command line for emailing images

1 October 2010: v1.1

  • Added the ability to specify a custom page size when the output setting is "JPEG copy only"
  • Added an optional command line to run on the JPEG print layout e.g. to allow images to be automatically uploaded to photo sharing and social network sites
  • Now automatically loads settings from a file if the file is dragged and dropped on the Hotfolder Prints desktop icon
  • Now detects images that are added to the folder using a different file extension (e.g. .tmp) and then later renamed to have a .jpg file extension

9 July 2010: v1.0.1

  • Added optional delay before processing images
  • Added option to pause/resume printing
  • Improved the user interface so that controls are no longer disabled during printing
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for selecting B&W/color and the number of copies to print

15 June 2010: v1.0

  • First public release

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