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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!)
Version 4.18 of JPEG Saver does not contain many visible changes, but it does have a couple of updates that I have been promising for quite a long time.
But first, something I have removed from this version is support for Windows XP. Microsoft stopped supporting XP a couple of years ago, so writing software that supports it using Microsoft development tools is becoming more and more difficult. So I decided it was time to give up, and set the compiler to target Windows 7 as the minimum version supported. Checking the Goat 1000 web stats showed that I had even fewer visitors using Vista than XP, so Windows 7 it is.
The first of the promised changes is filtering by tag. The tags JPEG Saver uses are scanned from the EXIF and IPTC keywords fields in the image files at the same time as the width and height, then stored in the database. So if you intend to try filtering by tag, I recommend using the “File » Clear database” option to force a rescan beforehand.
This version of SVGGraph mainly fixes a few bugs, but I have added one new option too. It doesn't do anything visual, so there is no example graph to show for it.
The new option is
datetime_key_format, for use with the
datetime_keys option added in version 2.23. This new option allows
you to specify a format for parsing your keys instead of relying on PHP
recognising the format. The format string is described on this PHP manual page:
The first of the bugs fixed in this version is also related to the
datetime_keys option, solving a nasty error when using multiple
dataset graphs without structured data.
There are a couple of bug fixes in SVGGraph 2.23, but the main change in this version is the addition of a date/time axis. Here's an example:
For comparison, the same data without the date/time axis enabled is shown here:
The graph without the date/time axis has spread the values out evenly, not making any use of the date and time information. You could still use a callback function to reformat the axis text if this is the way you want to present your data.
- JPEG Saver - A screen saver for Windows that displays JPEG, PNG and BMP images.
- SVGGraph - A PHP library for generating SVG graphs.
- CRCDropper - A drag and drop CRC32 calculator.
- CRCDropper2 - Another drag and drop CRC32 calculator.
- CRCDropper3 - « see if you can guess what this does ».
- TrayBlank - a small utility for starting the screen saver from the system tray.
- Shuffler - a small utility for managing windows.
- Snow - a web page background snowfall, using the HTML5 canvas element.
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All pages on this site are written in PHP. Syntax highlighting is performed using GeSHi. Titles and sub-titles use the Franchise font, with CSS @font-face files generated by the Font Squirrel @font-face generator.