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Author Topic: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.04.01 - July 14, 2014  (Read 15644 times)

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Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.04.01 - July 14, 2014
« on: January 02, 2009, 01:29:08 PM »
Download from Official Web Page: Here.

v2.04.01 - July 14, 2014
  • [Feature] New option to mute volume when screensaver runs fullscreen.
  • [BugFix] Fixed update check.
  • [Minor Feature] Current program version now shown on About tab.
  • [Feature] You can now configure movie still frames shown on the screen to be within close proximity of each other (see new Movie Cell options tab).
  • [BugFix] Program would sometimes show quotes using large white font, regardless of custom font settings.
  • [Documentation] Added instructions in portable zip for using as a true windows screensaver.

v2.02.01 - May 16, 2013
  • [Minor Feature] Current program version now shown on About tab.
  • [BugFix] Program would sometimes show quotes using large white font, regardless of custom font settings.
  • [Documentation] Added instructions in portable zip for using as a true windows screensaver.

v2.00.01 - Mar 25, 2013
  • [MajorFeature] MPQ will now avoid repeating images as long as possible -- both within a single display and between display cycles.
  • [MajorFeature] MPQ now understands video files (avi,mpg) and will display random frames from them if they are found in image directories.
  • [Feature] You can now backup and restore settings to different files, to allow you to switch between sets of settings.
  • [MinorFeature] Added option to disable normal default image directories (useful for quick testing custom additional directories).
  • [MinorFeature] Click to browse+add new folders to default image directory list.
  • [Improvement] Detects and adapts to changes in attached monitors and resolution.

v1.36.01 - July 6, 2012
  • [BugFix] Improved startup time.
  • [MinorChange] Clears screen as soon as it starts, before preparing first mosaic.
  • [MinorChange] Much faster to exit immediately after starting up -- useful if screensaver kicks in when not wanted.
  • [MinorChange] Use the 'n' key to advance to next arrangement of images/quotes in full screen mode (used to be spacebar); spacebar will exit if configured to exit on keypress.

v1.35.01 - June 19, 2012
  • [Feature] For portable users, program now checks for ConfigDir_Default.ini if ConfigDir.ini not found; prevents your custom ConfigDir.ini file from being overwritten when unpacking portable distribution zip.
  • [MajorFeature] Executable and setup are now digitally signed for extra security; instead of a zip-compatible installer, there are now 2 separate downloads for installer and portable version.
  • [BugFix] Errors could occur if monitor configurations changed while program was running (ie connecting/disconnecting multiple monitors).

v1.33.01 - Aug 3, 2011
  • [Feature] Rebuilt with small improvements from Little Voice Commander code.
  • [Feature] Added new feature to auto-watch image and quote directories and automatically content when it changes.
  • [Feature] Added second-instance commandline parameters to let you effect an already running instance.

v1.32.03 - May 4, 2010
  • [Feature] Added commandline arguments to display a specific away message, or show a quick away message box with past away message history to choose from.
  • [BugFix] Fixed some bugs with cropping images.
  • [MinorFeature] Improved memory usage when working with large images.
  • [MinorFeature] Improved speed of image updating.
  • [MinorFeature] Added new crop goal size setting (small images can be set to show fully with black borders on one side).
  • [MinorFeature] Added a few new meta commands for dynamic commandline tools and quote files.
  • [Feature] Added $apprunasync to run a commandline in hidden window asynchronously; useful for background image/quote downloading.  See flickr downloader tool download for sample of this use.
  • [MajorFeature] Added support for image-directory based commandline tool execution.

v1.29.01 - March 11, 2009
  • [Feature] Added max. image count option to Image Cell tab -- let's you turn off images completely (and just show quotes/clock) limit the # of images shown.
  • [BugFix] Sped up loading of quote books (significantly if you have lots of disabled books).
  • [Feature] Added option to choose whether the goal of the crop mode should be to shrink minimally to fit the shorter edge (leaving part of image offscreen), or fit entire image on screen.
  • [BugFix] Some computers had fonts with large linespacings which could cause mpq to oversize characters resulting in cut-off text. New code takes line spacing into account [thanks ewemoa!]

v1.26.01 - January 15, 2009
  • [Feature] Added advanced custom tiling option -- you could now create your own custom tiling of panels/grids.
  • [Feature] Rewritten window/preview mode to try to dynamically rescale to fit a window what would normally span screens.

v1.25.01 - January 13, 2009
  • [MinorFeature] Added border/margin option -- good for creating letterbox effects.
  • [MinorChange] Now if you set minimum images to display to 1 *and* uncheck "fill with images" then you will only see 1 image (good for minimalist display)
  • [Feature] Added new dynamic quote processing directives.

v1.24.01 - January 12, 2009
  • [Feature] About box now shows all *credit*.txt files in the mpq directory -- useful for adding credits to your mediapacks and sceensavers.
  • [BugFix] Program could close if user browsed for a book directory from options.

v1.23.01 - January 11, 2009
  • [Feature] The free tool pscrape.exe (from www.websrape.com)  is now included in the tools subdirectory, and can be used to fetch simple quotes from online; a sample quote "book" that fetches random quotes from QuotesDaddy.com is now included.
  • [Feature] Added support for reading .wqxs wikiquote screensaver data files -- just put them under the books directory

v1.22.01 - January 11, 2009
  • [Feature] Media Pack install builder now makes Uninstallable media packs
  • [Feature] Addition ability to specify additional default directories and options for combining default images with quote-specific images.
  • [BugFix] Some options were not being saved.

v1.20.01 - January 10, 2009
  • [Feature] New image options to crop instead of stretch images.
  • [Feature] Some preliminary transition options -- more to come in the future!



Older Releases:

v1.19.01 - January 10, 2009
  • [Feature] Added 2 new options on how image processing is done -- user can tradeoff speed for quality when enlarging, and tradeoff memory for speed when displaying.
  • [Feature] Modified when images are loaded from disk -- should speed up display.
  • [MinorFeature] Changed default minimum # of images to display to 1.

v1.18.01 - January 8, 2009
  • [BugFix] The sample screensaver .dcupdate file was being picked up by update checker
  • [Feature] Screensaver packager now includes setup for building media pack addons to screensavers
  • [BugFix] Multi Photo Quotes was not detecting installation directory if installed to non-default location

v1.17.01 - January 8, 2009
  • [BugFix] Quick message option was causing a crash.
  • [MajorFeature] Included Builder Tools for making your own custom screensaver with installer.

v1.16.01 - January 7, 2009
  • [MinorChange] MpsMedia no longer copied to config directory
  • [MajorFeature] Added commandline tool support.

v1.15.01 - January 6, 2009
  • [BugFix] -- An extra virtual monitor was being added which was entire desktop -- could cause misaligned panels on some systems.

v1.12.01 - January 4, 2009
  • [BugFix] -- Custom book directories could not be set.

v1.11.01 - January 2, 2009
  • [BugFix] -- date/time text could blink if it changed on screen
  • [MinorFeature] - program now checks for improper min and max cell sizes and corrects automatically

v1.10.01 - December 31st, 2008
  • First release



Multi Photo Quotes was released as part of the NANY 2009 Event.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 09:53:53 AM by mouser »

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.13.01 - January 5, 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 09:40:00 AM »
i'd appreciate hearing how the latest version works for people with multiple monitors -- as i just fixed a bug that could cause unusual tiling of panels on multi-monitor systems and i want to make sure the new version properly detects all monitors.

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.18.01 - January 9, 2009
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 03:54:24 PM »
i'd appreciate hearing how the latest version works for people with multiple monitors -- as i just fixed a bug that could cause unusual tiling of panels on multi-monitor systems and i want to make sure the new version properly detects all monitors.

I have two monitors and it seems to be working just fine on them.


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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.20.01 - January 10, 2009
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 08:38:09 AM »
More new options for all you users that exist in my mind :)

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.20.01 - January 10, 2009
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 08:48:34 AM »
The new crop option offers an alternative to the previous stretching display.

Let me explain how it works.. if you choose to stretch images, then every image will be stretched without regard to aspect ratio to fit in a full panel -- you can set thresholds for aspect ratio stretching limits in the other options but this just affects what sized panels are allowed.

The new cropping option will never alter the aspect ratio -- it will enlarge or reduce the image in order to make sure there are no blank areas, and then choose a random region to display to fill the panel.

In this case you can still enforce the aspect ratio of allowed panels, and you can also set a limit to how much you want to allow the program to scale down the image to fit the smallest axis.

So if you set the minimum reduction to 0% then the image will be reduced such that one edge (horiz or vert) of the image will always be fully displayed, and the other axis will be cropped randomly.  If you set the minimum reduction to 100% then it will never shrink the image and will just pick a random region to display, equal to the size of the panel/tile.

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.20.01 - January 10, 2009
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 11:11:43 AM »
Sounds great, mouser!


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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.22.01 - January 11, 2009
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 05:20:34 AM »
New version is up.. i think it's looking pretty good.  Tons of options to customize what is displayed and how.

Still waiting for volunteers to code some commandline tools for dynamic web images/quotes; hopefully i won't have to do it myself :)

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.25.01 - January 13, 2009
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 04:32:30 AM »
New version is uploaded, along with another dynamic quote mediapack that fetches random haiku's from http://www.RandomHaiku.com (thanks to dc member ewemoa for suggesting this).

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.26.01 - January 15, 2009
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 03:03:48 PM »
I feel like i'm just talking to myself here but there are some new interesting options, including the ability to completely manually specify the tile positions and sizes (useful if you want to create a very specific kind of grid).

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.29.01 - Mar 11, 2009
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009, 08:37:10 PM »
New version up:

v1.29.01 - March 11, 2009
  • [Feature] Added max. image count option to Image Cell tab -- let's you turn off images completely (and just show quotes/clock) limit the # of images shown.
  • [BugFix] Sped up loading of quote books (significantly if you have lots of disabled books).
  • [Feature] Added option to choose whether the goal of the crop mode should be to shrink minimally to fit the shorter edge (leaving part of image offscreen), or fit entire image on screen.
  • [BugFix] Some computers had fonts with large linespacings which could cause mpq to oversize characters resulting in cut-off text. New code takes line spacing into account [thanks ewemoa!]

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.29.01 - Mar 11, 2009
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009, 11:20:58 PM »
[BugFix] Some computers had fonts with large linespacings which could cause mpq to oversize characters resulting in cut-off text. New code takes line spacing into account

So far it's looking pretty good :)  Thanks for your work on the fix!

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.29.01 - Mar 11, 2009
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 02:21:50 PM »
Ok it must just be me since no one else has mentioned it....but anyways:
So the crop option causes the pictures to be cropped to full screen image size but only displays the portion of the picture that corresponds to it's cell size. 

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.29.01 - Mar 11, 2009
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009, 08:09:33 PM »
i dont understand curtis, can you describe more fully the problem (and start a new thread for it please) ?

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.30.03 - May 4, 2010
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 11:11:22 PM »
v1.32.03 - May 4, 2010
  • [Feature] Added commandline arguments to display a specific away message, or show a quick away message box with past away message history to choose from.
  • [BugFix] Fixed some bugs with cropping images.
  • [MinorFeature] Improved memory usage when working with large images.
  • [MinorFeature] Improved speed of image updating.
  • [MinorFeature] Added new crop goal size setting (small images can be set to show fully with black borders on one side).
  • [MinorFeature] Added a few new meta commands for dynamic commandline tools and quote files.
  • [Feature] Added $apprunasync to run a commandline in hidden window asynchronously; useful for background image/quote downloading.  See flickr downloader tool download for sample of this use.
  • [MajorFeature] Added support for image-directory based commandline tool execution.

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.33.01 - Aug 3, 2011
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 10:49:09 PM »
v1.33.01 - Aug 3, 2011
  • [Feature] Rebuilt with small improvements from Little Voice Commander code.
  • [Feature] Added new feature to auto-watch image and quote directories and automatically content when it changes.
  • [Feature] Added second-instance commandline parameters to let you effect an already running instance.

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.35.01 - June 19, 2012
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2012, 08:49:04 AM »
Minor update:

v1.35.01 - June 19, 2012
  • [Feature] For portable users, program now checks for ConfigDir_Default.ini if ConfigDir.ini not found; prevents your custom ConfigDir.ini file from being overwritten when unpacking portable distribution zip.
  • [MajorFeature] Executable and setup are now digitally signed for extra security; instead of a zip-compatible installer, there are now 2 separate downloads for installer and portable version.
  • [BugFix] Errors could occur if monitor configurations changed while program was running (ie connecting/disconnecting multiple monitors).

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.36.01 - July 6, 2012
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2012, 12:40:26 PM »
Minor Update:
v1.36.01 - July 6, 2012
  • [BugFix] Improved startup time.
  • [MinorChange] Clears screen as soon as it starts, before preparing first mosaic.
  • [MinorChange] Much faster to exit immediately after starting up -- useful if screensaver kicks in when not wanted.
  • [MinorChange] Use the 'n' key to advance to next arrangement of images/quotes in full screen mode (used to be spacebar); spacebar will exit if configured to exit on keypress.

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v1.38.01 - Feb 18, 2013
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 08:26:51 AM »
Latest update adds some nice features you will want if you use it:

v2.00.01 - Mar 25, 2013
  • [MajorFeature] MPQ will now avoid repeating images as long as possible -- both within a single display and between display cycles.
  • [MajorFeature] MPQ now understands video files (avi,mpg) and will display random frames from them if they are found in image directories.
  • [Feature] You can now backup and restore settings to different files, to allow you to switch between sets of settings.
  • [MinorFeature] Added option to disable normal default image directories (useful for quick testing custom additional directories).
  • [MinorFeature] Click to browse+add new folders to default image directory list.
  • [Improvement] Detects and adapts to changes in attached monitors and resolution.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 10:13:13 AM by mouser »

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.00.01 - March 25, 2013
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 10:56:57 AM »
Have you seen:

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this?
-- bests, Tim

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.00.01 - March 25, 2013
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 02:22:38 PM »
Awesome!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.00.01 - March 25, 2013
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 05:08:07 PM »
Awesome!  :Thmbsup:
I thought so. I don't always agree with Samer, but he's one of the -- apparently, anyway -- genuinely independent commentators whose opinion is always worthy of consideration. And a thumbs-up from him is a definite bonus :)
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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.02.01 - May 16, 2013
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2013, 10:13:43 PM »
Minor update:
v2.02.01 - May 16, 2013
  • [Minor Feature] Current program version now shown on About tab.
  • [BugFix] Program would sometimes show quotes using large white font, regardless of custom font settings.
  • [Documentation] Added instructions in portable zip for using as a true windows screensaver.

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.02.01 - May 16, 2013
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2013, 10:39:08 PM »
See here for screenshots of the new automatic movie file frame feature.

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Re: Latest Multi Photo Quotes Release v2.04.01 - July 14, 2014
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2014, 09:53:57 AM »
v2.04.01 - July 14, 2014
  • [Feature] New option to mute volume when screensaver runs fullscreen.
  • [BugFix] Fixed update check.
  • [Minor Feature] Current program version now shown on About tab.
  • [Feature] You can now configure movie still frames shown on the screen to be within close proximity of each other (see new Movie Cell options tab).
  • [BugFix] Program would sometimes show quotes using large white font, regardless of custom font settings.
  • [Documentation] Added instructions in portable zip for using as a true windows screensaver.