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Welcome to Goat 1000 - this is where you'll find some of the bits and pieces of software that I cobble together for fun. Please feel free to download them and try them out. All this stuff is freeware, no guarantee that it will do anything, etc. (though if it does fail to do anything, please let me know!)

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05/08/2014

JPEG Saver 4.13

In keeping with the last update to JPEG Saver, this new version adds some things from the to-do list that are so old that I think most people would have given up hope of them ever happening. I'm referring to the new “Mirror X” and “Mirror Y” options that are available from the Background tab.

These options work with the tiled image modes and the image copy mode, and flip alternate copies of the background image either horizontally or vertically. It can produce quite a nice effect, and made me wonder why I hadn't got around to it earlier.

The major reason why it has taken me so long to do this is that up until now the background images were always tiled from the top-left corner of the screen. This isn't a big problem for background images loaded separately, but for the image copy mode the mirrored images just looked wrong. This version fixes that, with the background images positioned so that the centre of the first tile coincides with the centre of the foreground image.

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03/07/2014

TagCanvas 2.5

TagCanvas 2.5 adds a couple of options that I have been asked for recently. The simplest is a new outlineMethod, “size”, demonstrated in the example below. It looks a bit odd to me, but hey-ho. There's an extra option called outlineIncrease to specify by how much the tags increase in size when selected. Use a negative amount if you want the tags to get smaller, though I think that looks even weirder.

New styling options

Multi-weighted tags

The other new options are also used by the example cloud, and add support for displaying multiple weights on a single cloud. To use multiple weights you must use the weightFrom option, specifying the different attributes as a comma or space separated list. The example uses three weights and a weightFrom of “data-w1 data-w2 data-w3”.

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28/05/2014

TagCanvas 2.4

People have been asking me for more options for styling the tags for quite a long time, so TagCanvas 2.4 is my attempt to do just that. The example below demonstrates most of the new options that I have added.

New styling options

Tags in rounded rectangles

As you can probably tell from the example, the new options allow drawing a box with rounded corners around the tags. The bgColour option sets the fill colour of the box, which you can also set to the string “tag” to use the background colour from the original <a> link element that the tag comes from.

The border around the tag is set using the bgOutlineThickness and bgOutline options. The default thickness is 0, so there is no outline drawn. The bgOutline option sets the colour of the outline, which defaults to using the same colour as the text. Setting the option to the string “tag” makes TagCanvas draw the outline using the text colour of the original link. This is why the text in the example above is all red, but the borders are in different colours, mostly a purple-blue since that is the default link colour.

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