NKRemote - Release History

21 December 2016: v3.5

  • Added support for drawing on or signing the print layout before printing or sharing
  • Improved support for modifying photos before printing e.g. using Adobe Photoshop droplets
  • New touchscreen actions added for increasing or decreasing the number of copies to print in the print confirmation screen. The print confirmation screen now uses different backgrounds according to the number of copies e.g. confirm_printing_1.jpg, confirm_printing_2.jpg etc.
  • Improved green screen setup in photo booth mode
  • Added the ability to share animated GIFs or MP4 video files by email, text, Facebook and Twitter. Animated GIFs shared on Facebook are hosted on giphy.com
  • Added the option to crop the print preview display in photo booth mode
  • Reprint selection screen now allows multiple files to be selected and the number of copies to be printed to be specified

26 July 2016: v3.4

  • Added support for posting photos to Twitter
  • Added support for sending photos by MMS (US and Canada only) or SMS via Twilio.com
  • Added the option to create an animated GIF slideshow of photos taken in the photo booth shooting sequence
  • Added the option to only display live view in the ready screen and to hide it during the countdown
  • Added additional photo booth shortcut buttons for taking a test photo and loading profiles
  • Added the option to hide the camera controls normally displayed on the left side of the main window to provide a simplified interface for photo booth operators
  • Now supports MP4 or MOV files for animated screens and countdowns in photo booth mode
  • Movie file display no longer uses Apple's QuickTime libraries
  • Minor changes to the way checkboxes are displayed in touchscreen keyboards
  • The printing option in the sharing screen now has the option to limit the number of prints
  • Added a "Close" action for touchscreen keyboards to allow a terms and conditions page to be displayed at the start of the shooting sequence
  • Fixed a problem with bright live view/AF mode not being selected when loading a profile if the default profile has live view disabled

15 December 2015: v3.3.3

  • Fixed a problem with image attachments not displaying in emails sent to Outlook.com
  • Replaced %1, %2, %3, %4, %5, %6 tokens with {yearNow}, {monthNow}, {dayNow}, {yearLess8h}, {monthLess8h}, {dayLess8h} to avoid problems with unwanted substitutions in emails
  • Fixed a typo in the default text for HTML emails: correcting <image src="{image}"> to <img src="{image}">

30 November 2015: v3.3.2

  • Fixed a problem with photobooth previews not being displayed on some computers
  • Fixed a problem with adjusting the print preview size in photobooth mode

15 October 2015: v3.3.1

  • Fixed a problem loading Type0016.md3 and Type0017.md3 on some computers
  • Fixed a problem with downloading photos from the Nikon D7200
  • Fixed a problem with the focus point overlay display when using a Nikon D7200

29 September 2015: v3.3

  • Added support for the Nikon D5500, Nikon D7200 and Nikon D810A
  • Added new touchscreen action editor
  • Added "Message input at end of sequence" touchscreen keyboard option to allow users to enter a message which can be added to the printed output (using the {message} token)
  • Added an option to print photos from the sharing screen (this can also be selected when running the photobooth setup wizard)
  • Added optional password to protect " exit photobooth mode " touchscreen action
  • Added touchscreen actions and keyboard shortcuts to select a profile and start the shooting sequence (profiles 1 to 8 only)
  • Added the option to log Facebook uploads to file
  • Added the ability to position the photo within the background when shooting greenscreen in photobooth mode
  • The default touchscreen keyboard for entering the user's Facebook login name and password now displays punctuation characters when the shift key is pressed (US keyboard layout)
  • Email message text can now be specified in HTML format and plain text format
  • Added mandatory option to <prompt> tag in touchscreen keyboard XML definition to indicate that an input field must contain text
  • Inactivity timer now loads default profile, if defined, before switching to standby mode
  • Now supports up to 12 captions in the print layout, options to change the caption display order and the option to right justify the caption text

9 December 2014: v3.2

  • Added support for the Nikon D750
  • Added RGB display of pixels for images displayed in the main window
  • Now supports hashtags when uploading to Facebook
  • Added offline email mode and the ability to send unsent emails later
  • Added reprint selection screen available from the ready screen
  • Added inactivity timeout and auto standby options to photobooth mode
  • Added the ability to shoot raw+JPEG images in photobooth mode

9 October 2014: v3.1

  • Added support for the Nikon D810
  • Added the option to crop the photo before uploading to Facebook or sending by email
  • Added "Single strip of 2" preset layout option
  • Fixed a possible problem where uninstalling a printer driver could cause the program to crash
  • The body text for emails now allows return characters
  • Improved error reporting when testing and sending emails and improved support for services such as free email services like yahoo.com

18 July 2014: v3.0

  • Added interactive editor for photobooth print layouts
  • Added the importing and exporting of photobooth print layouts
  • Added the ability to print QR codes on photobooth prints
  • Added " Pop art" creative filter in photobooth mode
  • Added optional thumbnail display in photobooth mode
  • Added new photobooth dashboard to provide quick access to the main photobooth settings
  • Increased the number of photobooth profiles from 8 to 18
  • Increased the number of photobooth captions from 2 to 8
  • Added support for the Nikon D4S

20 February 2014: v2.7

  • Added the ability to upload photos to a user's Facebook page in photobooth mode
  • Added the ability to email photos in photobooth mode
  • Added "Confirm printing (no JPEG copy)" print option in photobooth mode
  • Added support for the Nikon D5300

28 November 2013: v2.6.1

  • Added support for the Nikon D610
  • Added a single photo layout option in the photobooth setup wizard and preset layouts tool
  • Improved the performance of printing custom layouts in photobooth mode when images are printed multiple times e.g. the double strip of four layout
  • Now disables touchscreen edge gestures when running in full screen photobooth mode on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems

30 August 2013: v2.6

  • Added new photobooth creative filter option which can apply a variety of different effects to both the live view and the final photos
  • Added the option to rotate as well as crop and resize the additional JPEG copy of the printed output
  • Added optional validation of email addresses entered using the touchscreen keyboard
  • Added "bright live view/AF mode" option in photobooth mode to avoid problems with dark live view images from recent Nikon cameras and to allow AF to be used in photobooth mode

14 May 2013: v2.5.3.2

  • Fixes a problem with Nikon D700 live view that affected versions 2.5.1 through
  • Improved support for angled multi-line captions in photobooth mode

3 May 2013: v2.5.3.1

  • Maintenance release which fixes a memory leak in NKRemote v2.5.3

25 April 2013: v2.5.3

  • Added support for Nikon D7100
  • Adding focus peaking option in live view display
  • Added clicker mode where the photographer or users choose when to take each photo in photobooth mode

29 January 2013: v2.5.2

  • Added support for Nikon D5200
  • Fixed a problem with cropping and resizing the JPEG copy of the printed output in photobooth mode
  • Fixed a problem with the fast reprint option not working in photobooth mode

18 December 2012: v2.5.1

  • Added electronic level display in live view for camera models that support it (e.g. D7000, D800, D800E, D600, D4)
  • Added the ability to set the artist and copyright information in camera models that support it (e.g. D7000, D800, D800E, D600, D4
  • Fixed a problem with AF area display in live view when using Nikon D600 and other recent camera models
  • Fixed "Error loading Type0008.md3" problem which affected some systems

22 November 2012: v2.5

  • Added support for Nikon D600
  • Added the ability to use movies to animate photobooth screens
  • Added next/previous profile keyboard shortcuts and touchscreen actions in photobooth mode
  • Added two new preset photobooth layouts: double strip of 3 photos and single strip of 3 photos

8 November 2012: v2.4.2

  • Added fast resize option in photobooth mode - provides faster print processing with minimal reduction in image quality
  • Added post processing options in photo booth mode for easier website and social networking site uploads
  • Added options to reprint photo booth photos after an event

5 July 2012: v2.4.1

  • fixed a problem displaying live view images from the Nikon D800E

16 May 2012: v2.4

  • Added support for Nikon D800, Nikon D800E and Nikon D4
  • Added Photobooth Setup Wizard which automatically creates all the screens and the print layout for common photobooth configurations
  • Added an option to include the current printer settings when saving the photobooth settings to file
  • Added a quick reprint option (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+R) when the output option is set to "Print and save JPEG copy"
  • Added {uid} token which generates a unique id for filenames and captions when shooting in photobooth mode

3 February 2012: v2.3.2

  • Added <caption1> and <caption2> tags to the XML photobooth summary file
  • Added an option to the touchscreen keyboard to hide text when entering a password
  • Greenscreen backgrounds can now be replaced by copying the new greenscreen_background.jpg image into the photo booth images folder while the booth is running
  • Fixed problems using 8 profiles in photobooth mode

11 January 2012: v2.3.1

  • Added timeouts in photobooth mode for print confirmation and touchscreen keyboard input
  • Displays optional reprinting,jpg screen image and skips the print confirmation screen when reprinting photobooth images
  • Added contrast AF keyboard shortcut and touchscreen action in photobooth mode
  • Added optional checkboxes to the touchscreen keyboard in photobooth mode
  • Added monochrome tint/toning option to support printing in sepia and other tints in photobooth mode
  • Improved noise reduction in photobooth live preview when displaying black and white images

8 November 2011 : v2.3

  • Added the ability to specify a horizontal offset for the live view display in photobooth mode
  • Added the option to use {photoboothSubDir} or {photoboothDir} tokens when specifying the profile pathname to allow the use of more than 8 photobooth profiles
  • Added a separate delay for the first photo in the stills photobooth shooting sequence
  • Added optional color management of printed images
  • Fixed a problem with incomplete screen refreshes when switching photobooth profiles

4 August 2011 : v2.2.3

  • Added preset layouts when using the custom layout option to help design popular layouts using four photos

13 June 2011: v2.2.2

  • Added support for Nikon D5100

4 May 2011: v2.2.1

  • Added blue screen shooting
  • Added default profile option to reset the photobooth to a known state after each shooting sequence
  • Enhanced touchscreen keyboard in photobooth mode to allow multiple input fields and the use of a normal keyboard

8 January 2011: v2.2

  • Added confirm_printing.jpg and printing_confirmed.jpg screens when using the print confirmation option in photo booth mode
  • Added optional touchscreen keyboard in photo booth mode
  • Green screen shooting in full screen photo booth mode now has the ability to use different backgrounds and overlays for each shot and to save a green screened copy of each photo

7 January 2011: v2.1

  • Added support for Nikon D7000
  • Photobooth mode now has the option to specify the vertical positioning of the live view display and countdown text
  • Photobooth mode now has the option to disable live view during printing
  • Photobooth previews are now green screened and look like the final output when green screen shooting
  • Fixed a problem with raw images being saved when taking preview shots with RAW+JPEG image quality selected

27 August 2010: v2.0

  • Added green screen shooting overlay in main live view window and in photobooth mode
  • Added optional overlay image for live view display in photobooth mode
  • Photobooth timings changed so that countdown text now counts down to 1 instead of stopping at 2
  • Added image overlay option for live view

26 May 2010: v1.4.1

  • Fixed a problem that caused the error message "An Invalid Argument Was Encountered" to be displayed on some systems when selecting full screen photobooth mode

24 May 2010: v1.4

Added the following enhancements to photobooth shooting:

  • New, more flexible custom layout of prints including image rotation. Please note that custom layouts from previous versions of NKRemote will need to be updated if they use the "Copy left half of page to right to create a double strip" option
  • Captions can now be rotated
  • Live view is hidden when displaying the release.jpg image to avoid confusion caused by the live view freezing just before the picture is taken
  • Added an optional minimum duration before closing the processing.jpg screen to allow a 'Please leave the booth now' message to be displayed for several seconds at the end of the sequence
  • Improved handling of external button presses in photobooth mode to prevent a new shooting sequence from being started before the current one has finished printing

11 February 2010: v1.3.1

  • Added support for Nikon D3s

24 November 2009: v1.3

  • Added support for Nikon D80 and Nikon D300s
  • Automatically restarts live view display if it is canceled by the camera
  • Added more flexible touchscreen options to photobooth mode and the ability to switch between different sets of photobooth settings
  • Added optional release.jpg screen which is displayed immediately before taking a picture in full screen photobooth mode
  • Added Ctrl+R keyboard shortcut in full screen photobooth mode to reprint the last print
  • Fixed a display problem in live view when loading a previously saved onion skinning backgrounds in portrait mode
  • Added NKRemoteLib.dll interface library which allows other apps and scripts to control the camera via the main NKRemote window
  • Added different sizes for zooming the live view window

5 August 2009: v1.2

  • Added support for the Nikon D3X
  • Added custom layout option for photobooth prints and the ability to load and save photobooth settings

1 July 2009: v1.1

  • Added support for the Nikon D5000
  • Added the ability to adjust the size of focus steps in live view on a per lens basis
  • Minor improvements to the focus_stacking AutoHotkey script

11 March 2009: v1.0.3

  • Added the ability to play .wav sound files when displaying photobooth prompt screens
  • Added the ability to specify the number of copies of photobooth prints
  • Added additional start options for fullscreen photobooth mode to facilitate the use of touchscreens
  • Added support for the StealthSwitch in fullscreen photobooth mode

2 February 2009: NKRemote v1.0.2

  • Fixed a problem with displaying NEF images in portrait orientation which caused them either not to fill the available display area or to be cropped
  • Removed 1st February 2009 program expiry accidentally left in from the pre-release version

20 January 2009: NKRemote v1.0.1

  • Fixed problems with repeated error messages when the camera connection is lost and auto-reconnect is not selected
  • Added a workaround for an intermittent bug in the D300 which resulted in incorrect shutter speeds being listed in shutter priority and manual exposure modes
  • Added a workaround for a bug in the D90 which caused problems when auto updating the onion skinning background in live view
  • Added a warning message when auto-bracketing using an auto exposure mode when the auto-bracketing range exceeds the exposure compensation range
  • Fixed problems with auto-bracketing when shooting using image formats other than JPEG
  • Fixed a problem selecting focus points from the PC when using the D300, D700 and D3 with the AF Point selection set to AF11

14 January 2009: NKRemote v1.0

  • Added support for Nikon D3 and Nikon D200
  • Changed product name to NKRemote

30 December 2008: D300 Remote v1.0 beta 2 (build 20081230)

  • Added auto-reconnect to photobooth mode when camera is turned on and improved image preview display in full screen photobooth mode
  • Fixed keyboard shortcuts and removed duplicate menu items
  • Numerous minor bug fixes

22 December 2008: D300 Remote v1.0 beta 2 (build 20081222)

  • Added support for the Nikon D90 as well as the Nikon D300 and preliminary support for the Nikon D3 and Nikon D700
  • Added support for focus stacking
  • Added support for auto exposure bracketing
  • Fixed a problem displaying images in the main window when taking them from the live view window

18 December 2008: D300 Remote v1.0 beta 1

  • First public beta