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== Version 1.25 ==
== Version 1.25 ==
We found some major bugs in the previous version. This release fixes three problems:
=== Development Conclusion ===
We found some major bugs in the previous version.  
This release fixes three problems:
=== Evolutions ===
* Fixed a bug while loading "Slower VisiPics" and "ThreadSync" preferences
* Fixed a bug while loading "Slower VisiPics" and "ThreadSync" preferences

Revision as of 00:54, 15 December 2007


Version 1.25

Development Conclusion

We found some major bugs in the previous version.

This release fixes three problems:


  • Fixed a bug while loading "Slower VisiPics" and "ThreadSync" preferences
  • Fixed a bug with "Slower VisiPics" making it awfully slow
  • Fixed a ThreadSync problem causing loss of ressources and speed

Version 1.22

Development Conclusion

I got many functionnality requests and feedback about how to improve VisiPics since the last two years. I did my best to satisfy most of them, even though some of those requests are extremly interesting, I couldn't implement them yet... Sorry for this.

The interface now offers even more possibilities and its ergonomy modified following user's comments. You will especially appreciate the new filter and improved comparison algorythm : VisiPics detects even more duplicates and gives way less false-positives than before.

VisiPics is the work of one individual. It is freeware... If you like it : please donate.


  • Added "Save project..." (save files take about 5mb per 1000 pics)
  • Added "Ignore huge images" menu option (prevent computer overload)
  • Added "Threads Sync" menu option (prevent a crash on some configurations)
  • Added "Minimize to tray" menu option
  • Added "Balloon informations" menu option and removed old modal windows
  • Added "Between directories only" menu option
  • Added "Add folder..." menu option
  • Added the possibility to Zoom the preview picture
  • Added double-click on the preview picture to open container
  • Added configuration saving to registry
  • Added "Pick a directory..." box on move and ignore-folder
  • Added visual display of differences between pictures
  • Added a count of space saved when moving or deleting pictures
  • Added graphics for some buttons (this fixes buttons with Wine on Linux)
  • Added a dark transparent box over Marked and Ignored pictures
  • Added eye candy in the installer
  • Improved the About Box graphics
  • Now page index cycle between the first and last page
  • Now forces "Stop" after work is done
  • Improved the directory tree box
    • Added special folders Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures
    • Better icons with transparency
    • Fixed incorrect folders sorting
  • Improved the comparison algorythm
    • Now ponderate the neural network using picture's luminosity
    • Added a new filter for pictures with uniform background
    • Fixed a base color index problem causing some dupes to be ignored
  • Tuned the expert/default values for "Loose" comparison
  • Fixed minor language mistakes
  • Moved "Slow preview display" option to the view menu
  • Fixed the "Number of groups" counter while merging two groups together
  • Fixed the filename display cut from right if too long
  • Fixed incorrect count of files moved/deleted
  • Fixed incorrect report of success with ignore if no files were found
  • Fixed PayPal's donation page to English instead of French :(

PS: Thanks Chris for the new icons and logo!

Version 1.1

Development Conclusion

A lot of work has been spent to the user interface on this new version. VisiPics will try to approach the quality of professional softwares, while trying to stay as simple as possible. The directory list has been completly reworked for an easier to use and more modern feel. You will especially appreciate the new "Ignore" option, to protect the pictures you care most about.

VisiPics is a freeware, but if you like it, please donate. Every single Euros or Dollar is welcome!


  • Added Donate button ( please help :)
  • Added help file
  • Added XP style interface, Windows XP-like OSes only
  • Added the number of estimated files remaining to load
  • Added application menubar
  • Added "Slower processing" option
  • Added "Include subfolders" option
  • Added "Slow preview display"
  • Added Rename and Move for the previewed file
  • Added "Ignore" option to ignore specific pictures
    • Adapted Auto-Select to "Ignore" picture
    • Added "Auto-Ignore" and "Un-ignore" buttons
  • Added a "Move" button along with "Delete"
    • Changed text on the thumbnails from "DELETE" to "MARKED"
    • Changed the "Ready" checkbox for Yes/No Dialog Boxes
    • Now allows OS confirmations when moving/deleting
  • Improved the directory tree box
    • Open-Close a directory/my_computer to update the list
    • Added "Show hidden folders" option to the directory tree box
    • Can now resize the directory tree box
    • Added drag and drop from directory tree to selection list
  • Added worked time display
  • Added mouse over hints
  • Added confirmations and informations dialogs
  • Reduced Threads priority to prevent VisiPics stealing CPU's focus
  • Now disable Tools buttons while working
  • Fixed (I hope) a rare _random_ freeze bug
  • Fixed loader bug when adding a folder parent to an already selected folder
  • Fixed MouseWheel not working on the thumbnails list
  • Fixed minor alignment glitch with the informations text

Version 1.0


  • Fixed a crash in directories priority arrows
  • Fixed a conflict crash in AutoSelect, Unselect and Delete
  • Fixed a complex crash due to Windows' GDI limitations
  • Fixed animated pictures problem: they are not loaded anymore
  • Some minor fixes
  • Improved AutoSelect: Longer path first if more than one duplicate in prefered folder
  • Simplified the interface for more ergonomy
  • Probably added more bugs. gah! :)

Version BETA 3


  • Fixed initialization problems
  • Fixed a crash with very large groups of duplicates
  • Fixed a rare stack overflow crash in thumbnails creation
  • Fixed a sync problem between display and comparison engine's indexes
  • Fixed a bug when trying to delete nothing
  • Improved a little the loading speed (~3%)
  • Modified database locks, should improve performances and reduce freeze risks
  • Now unchecking "ready" after a click on "delete", for security
  • Added a progress bar when changing comparison parameters
  • Added pages system to fix a graphical bug when lots of groups exists
  • Added a filter to avoid picture borders confusing the comparison engine
  • Added a missing DLL to the Install Package
  • Added counters for loaded (active = old loaded), groups and duplicate pictures
  • Added a slider to resize to upper-right panel
  • Added the about box and changed the logo
  • Added text "delete" on pictures flagged for deletion to avoid any confusion
  • Added right-click to see the preview in true size, drag to move
  • Added a chained indexed list to remove comparison's exponential calculus factor
    • Comparison engine will be a lot faster on giant pictures lists
  • Probably added more bugs too! ;)

Version BETA 2


  • Fixed a crash in "Unselect"
  • Fixed a crash in the comparison engine
  • Fixed a bug in "AutoSelect" causing all pictures of a group being selected
  • Fixed a thread sync problem while removing a directory
  • Fixed a problem with files set for deletion not reseting correctly after a filter change
  • Fixed a minor bug in the directory selection
  • Fixed filename / size / resolution display so it is right-aligned
  • Improved "Unselect" speed
  • Improved greatly the graphical speed when lots of groups exists
  • Improved the Auto-Select algoryhtm
  • Improved the comparison engine speed
  • Improved the comparison algorythm
  • Tuned the expert/default values for the new comparison algorythm
  • Added more checks before sending files to trash bin
  • Added a progress bar to the removing directory process
  • Inversed in AutoSelect config "Filesize" and "Resolution" to fit the real algorythm

Version BETA 1

  • Initial version
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