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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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15/04/2016

JPEG Saver 4.17

There isn't as much new stuff in JPEG Saver 4.17 as I had planned but I wanted to release it now because it fixes a couple of bugs, one of which was really hard to find.

The main change in this version is the addition of filter presets in the filters dialog. I've compiled in a few that I think will be useful, but you can also add your own, modify the defaults, and mix them together using the “Insert” option. If you have any really good ideas for filters please let me know and I can add them into a future version.

I'm still planning to add filtering by tags/keywords, but that was too complicated to make it into this version.

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20/03/2016

SVGGraph 2.21

This is a relatively small update to SVGGraph, mainly because I'm trying to release updates more often instead of saving up a bunch of changes to release all at once. So this version is centred around the best-fit or trend lines.

MultiScatterGraph with projected best-fit lines

Until now these lines were only supported by the scatter graphs, but now the line graphs support them too. The example graph above has four datasets and four best-fit lines, though the green and blue datasets are using the new best_fit_range and best_fit_project options. The best_fit_range option lets you specify the range of values to be used in calculating the angle of the best-fit line, and best_fit_project tells SVGGraph which bits of the line outside the range to draw.

By default the projected part of the line is drawn with a 4-pixel dash pattern, but there are best_fit_project_dash, best_fit_project_colour, best_fit_project_width and best_fit_project_opacity options for changing its appearance. There is some more explanation on the scatter graphs page.

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11/03/2016

JPEG Saver 4.16

JPEG Saver 4.16 is mainly a bugfix release, but there is one fairly major change that I think justifies version number 4.16 instead of 4.15.1.

First things first, the bug that is fixed in this version took about a month of confusion, testing, updates, more testing, rinse, repeat, etcetera between the user who reported the problem and myself before we found where the bug was and how to fix it. The problem was that the colours on his PCs were messed up - the red and blue components of the images and almost everything else on the screen were swapped. This happened overnight after a Windows update, which didn't help. In the end I traced it back to a problem with a DirectX texture, so this version fixes that and the colours are back to normal. Phew.

The one new feature in this version starts with an extra option in the installer marked “Windows Explorer integration”. What this does is add an extra entry to the Windows Explorer folders right-click context menu, named “JPEG Saver slideshow”. Choosing this option will start up JPEG Saver loading images from the selected folder, using your current config file but without its folders, filters or aspect ratio option. There are a couple of extra options in the “Interactive options” dialog so you can choose whether to use sequential mode and random start or not when using the slideshow. The selected folder is scanned recursively for images, so don't be surprised if it spends a long time “Finding images…” when you point it at your Program Files folder.

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