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Author Topic: Sagelight Image Editor v4 returns as Pay-What-You-Want  (Read 921 times)

4wd

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Sagelight Image Editor v4 returns as Pay-What-You-Want
« on: December 21, 2019, 05:31 AM »
After being kind of dead for awhile it seems Sagelight is once more under development:

From the blog, (first post in 5 years):
SAGELIGHT IS BACK — AND ITS FREE

After a long hiatus, Sagelight editor is back.

Version 4 is now free, which is something I’ve wanted to try for a long time — give away Sagelight (or a version of it) and see of the pay-what-you-want/donation model can work enough to support Sagelight.  I’m looking at a donation model for version 4, and it would be great if it works.

I am currently writing Version 5 (which is about 70% completed), which has a lot of new changes, including a newly-revamped UI about which I am excited.

...

If you are a previous owner of Sagelight, download this version as an update.  It’s exactly the same except for the bug fixes and a few changes.

...

Rob

Sagelight can be downloaded from the main website: Sagelight Image Editor

After installation it has the version number 4.4h (b) which is the last paid version I have, (from 2013).

ADDENDUM: For an insight into what the author had to cope with during the time development was halted I recommend you read his forum post.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2019, 05:42 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 06:55 AM »
Just glad he could deal with the important things without Sagelight being a burden.

Still have fond memories, but never thought there was any chance of it resurfacing. They were the days when I didn't have to worry about glare! Be interesting to see what it does now, though I'll have to take time working out what computer to use it on. Or setting a  computer up to use it on.

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 10:08 AM »
It used to be a great editor. I bought a version before, but cannot remember which, in fact I don't have any documentation about it any more.

i think I will give it a try again.
Regards, Brahman

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 11:00 PM »
Rob certainly knows his stuff when it comes to image manipulation/enhancement.

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2019, 05:22 AM »
thanks, i own the v4 version but I go to support him with donation.

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2019, 05:53 AM »
Fingers crossed the donation-model works for him  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2019, 10:13 AM »
Looks as if it is very nearly 10 years since I bought v4.

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Looks as if it is very nearly 10 years since I bought v4.
yeah, just had a look, nine years ago he had some sort of lifetime deal via gizmo (techsupportalert?)
Curious to see the new one.
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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2019, 11:05 AM »
yeah, just had a look, nine years ago he had some sort of lifetime deal via gizmo (techsupportalert?)
Curious to see the new one.
I think he had sales independent of the gizmo deal too. I appear to have two licences.

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 and is Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2019, 03:36 PM »
Nice and...

https://sagelighteditor.com/donate.html shows a min donation of $10 for v5 free if he has to charge for it while... https://sagelightedi...r.com/purchase3.html shows a min donation of $5 for v5 free if he has to charge for it.

Just a FYI the bigger amount he most likely means, but that does make it a little confusing.
Carroll - HamRadioUSA.net
« Last Edit: December 22, 2019, 03:49 PM by hamradio »

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 returns as Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2019, 03:23 AM »
Just a FYI the bigger amount he most likely means, but that does make it a little confusing.

Could be the opposite since the higher amount seems to be an earlier post, ie. v5 70% complete as opposed to 75% for the lower amount.
A lower amount to get in more donations and hopefully cover all his time and effort.

Costs nothing to have him clarify it.

EDIT: Left him a message querying the discrepancy.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2019, 04:09 AM by 4wd »

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 returns as Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2020, 07:55 AM »
Just seen this thread.

I bought Sagelight back in 2011 -- had no idea it was so long ago! -- and it's still my favourite image editor. I'd given up on ever seeing it updated and was slowly coming to terms with the prospect of having to find a worthwhile replacement, so this is great news. But what poor Rob had to go through in the hiatus -- had no idea. :(
-- bests, Tim

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Re: Sagelight Image Editor v4 returns as Pay-What-You-Want
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2020, 03:58 PM »
If you purchased Sagelight under the Lifetime Licence deal he had, it will be respected for future versions.

Regarding the apparent discrepancy between $5 and $10 mentioned by @hamradio:
http://www.sagelight...3-post-34.html#pid34