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JPEG Saver 5.20

This new version of JPEG Saver doesn't add much, but it does complete my plan to add support for presets in all the places that it makes sense.

Item presets

This is it, the last preset thing that was missing, the ability to load and save preset lists of items. You could argue that style presets are missing too, but I didn't come here for an argument. In fact I would argue that style presets are also in this update, because each item preset also contains whatever styles are required to make it work.

I have included a few simple built-in presets for displaying clocks, borders, EXIF, IPTC and GPS data, but I couldn't think of anything else that would be really useful. Email me with suggestions if you want anything added in the next version.

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SVGGraph 3.14

Gantt charts have been on the to-do list for a very long time, so when someone asked me about them recently I went through all the things I needed to get them working and realised I already had most of it. So here they are.

Gantt charts

These are a type of horizontal floating bar chart where the bars represent lengths of time. They are used for project management, showing how long various tasks are expected to take and how far they have progressed. Here is an example:

A Gantt chart

In this version I have support for task bars with internal percentage completion gauges, project group bars and milestones. Task dependencies are not supported in this version, but I expect to get around to implementing them before too long.

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SVGGraph 3.13.1

This is just a quick update to SVGGraph, fixing a whole load of warning messages that appear when you use PHP 8.1 with SVGGraph. The warnings are almost all about things that will break in PHP 9 (whenever that is going to arrive) but that work fine at the moment.

Of course, the warning messages themselves break things quite horribly, so most of the changes in this version are adding short attributes that mean "I know this is going to break in PHP 9, I'll fix it then." The reason I didn't fix all of these things properly now is that it would require PHP 8.x - and I'd like to at least keep PHP 7.x supported for now.

The updated version is available from the downloads page or from GitHub, etc.


SVGGraph 3.13

In this new version of SVGGraph there are some new graph types, a couple of options that improve some other things and sundry other updates and fixes.

Curved lines and shifted markers

The first change is something that has been on the to-do list for a very long time - curved lines on line graphs. The example below shows the new line_curve option used on a bar and line graph, but it works on all the line graphs and the radar graphs too.

Curved and offset lines

For this example all the lines have the same curvature, but it is a per-dataset option so you can specify how curved you want each line to be.

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JPEG Saver 5.19

Just a small update to JPEG Saver this time - though it should be a useful one.

Items and styles

Until now there was a Styles tab and there was an Items tab, and they didn't interact much. You could choose one of the styles to use with text-based items, but it wasn't very user-friendly. This update aims to fix that.

The Styles tab hasn't really changed, and neither has the Style editor dialog. They do both use an updated style preview control though, which you can click on to refresh with a new random string (or maybe the same one - there are only 10 that JPEG Saver will pick from).

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