>> Published: 19th of July 2012
A new release is ready, version 0.8. It comes with a variety of changes, enhancements and bugfixes:
- Only one instance of Photo is now allowed at a time. If "photo" is executed again while an instance is running, all commands are passed on to the running instance, thus making it possible to control Photo through the command line.
- There are several command line commands possible for Photo. Run 'photo --help' to get a complete overview. There are currently only very few commands possible, but I'll hope to increse the possibilities with the next releases.
- Photo can make use of the system tray. Instead of being quit, it can be minimised there, and the next time you click on an image, Photo is right there in an instant. You can also run Photo (e.g. at start-up) as "photo --start-in.tray". That starts Photo right away miniised into the system tray, ready to be used.
- The dropdown menu has been restyled and enhanced. Most functions (also the new ones) are now accessible by mouse in the menu, allowing Photo to be used solely by mouse.
- Pictures can now be printed straight away from Photo. This functionality is yet very basic, you can't adjust the size of the image, etc., but it's a start.
- If you have an image with a GPS location stored in its metadata, then you can now click on this location and it is opened in an online map. Currently you have the choise between google maps and bing maps. Suggestions for other map services are always welcome.
- I'm working on a new "Open File" dialog. I'm not yet finished, and the current version is still experimental, but for the curious ones, you can give it a go. Be aware, that using it might result in Photo not quitting properly, but "zombie" process might remain, that need to be terminated manually! Use at own responsability!
- There were many smaller code changes, and also a good few bugs were fixed (some involving multiple monitor support). Photo should be running now pretty reliable :-)