What's been happening with PhotoQt
>> Published: 18th of September 2019
It has been rather quiet around PhotoQt over the past year. Unfortunately life has been a little too busy to also work on PhotoQt. However, this is slowly changing now and the next version of PhotoQt (version 2.0) is back on its way.
The next version of PhotoQt (version 2.0) will be based on the newer iteration of Qt Quick Controls (version 2 instead of 1) which removes the need for all kinds of dirty workarounds I had to do in order to get PhotoQt to look and behave the way it is supposed to. Most of the workarounds I had to find are features that are properly supported in the new version of Qt Quick Controls.
There is still some work left to be done before PhotoQt 2.0 will be ready. Here is a short teaser of some of the new features already implemented:
- More animations to transition images
- All elements (like settings, opening file window, main menu, etc.) can be set to be displayed in their own window (can be en-/disabled for each one individually)
- Proper asynchronous support: images and thumbnails are now properly loaded in separate threads without blocking the main thread anymore leaving the interface responsive
- Support for movie files
- And a lot more (I'm not joking)...
Stay tuned! The next release of PhotoQt will be amazing!