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JPEG Saver 5.27.1

It's time for another bugfix release. There is just the one bug fixed in this version, but it is an annoying one.

Blink and you'll miss it

The single bug fixed in this version has been around for quite a while, but I have only just been able to reproduce it. When starting to play a video and the full navigation option was not enabled, JPEG Saver would exit immediately, as though you had moved the mouse. In fact JPEG Saver thought the mouse was moving when it wasn't, so I just had to fix that.

There are no other changes in this version, so I'll pad this page out with another plea for bug reports: if you find something that you think isn't working properly, please let me know. Even if it isn't a bug, it may be that something could be done better.

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JPEG Saver 5.27

This is not a very exciting update, but it does contain quite a few fixes and improvements. Only one update is really visible from the outside though.

Import/export folder list

Someone asked for this, it seemed like a useful and easy thing to add, so here it is. In the config dialog on the folders list you now have two new options on the right-click context menu for exporting and importing the folder list.

The file is a plain UTF-8 text file with one folder on each line. The export option will create a file from the existing list, and the import option will add folders from a file - either replacing the current list or adding to it, you are given the choice.

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JPEG Saver 5.26.2

Another bugfix - not a crash this time, just something not working.

When is plain text not plain text?

When it's a vignette effect. I broke the plain text item in version 5.26, so you could still configure one but you would end up with a default-configured vignette effect when you ran the screensaver instead. It was very easy to fix, so I'm annoyed that I didn't notice it while I was testing.


The updated installers are on the downloads page.


JPEG Saver 5.26.1

Just two days after the release of 5.26, here's 5.26.1. This one fixes a crash.

Database weirdness

Obviously this bug didn't cause any crashes while I was doing my testing, but it was found pretty quickly by one user because it made JPEG Saver crash just after startup.

The problem might not affect many people because it was triggered by JPEG Saver failing to open its database on the first attempt, but succeeding on subsequent attempts. I'm hoping not many users will be in that situation, because it implies a configuration problem elsewhere.

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JPEG Saver 5.26

Not just bugs fixed this time, there are a couple of new changes. And some bugs fixed.

Vignette again

The vignette effect I added in version 5.25 is fine if you just want the one blurry blob around your screen edge. But what if you want it in a different colour? What if you want multiple vignette effects giving some kind of faded, stained photo look? Well, now there is a vignette item available for adding to the screen in the items tab that might help with that. You can set each vignette item's strength, colour and opacity, and arrange the order they are displayed in.

The background vignette effect is still there, and now it supports both rounded or rectangular shapes (as does the item-based vignette). I've fiddled with the rounded vignette algorithm a bit to make it more efficient, so its appearance may have changed slightly from the last version.

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