What's New in 2019r1
Here are some highlights of the main new features added in ProSelect software version 2019r1.
More details can also be found:
Note: The latest updates to this release are shown in the Minor Release Changes section below.
What's New in Version 2019r1
December 1, 2018
To find out if you are eligible for a free upgrade to this new version, please see the article ProSelect 2019r1 release.
If you are upgrading from ProSelect v2017r1 or earlier, then this is now a larger download because it includes more resources along with royalty free music tracks. These resources are accessible with:
(a) a first time installation (no previous versions of ProSelect installed)
(b) Using ProSelect Data --> Reset to default setup (under the File menu) - CAUTION - this will wipe out your existing setup data!
(c) Using ProSelect Data --> Install 2019r1 Default Resources - this will add the new resources to you existing setup.
Some of the new features and enhancements include:
The Mac version is now an all 64-bit application!
The Windows version now supports HiDPI screens on Windows computers.
Easy Swapping of Images In a Room
After adding and sizing a print in room, you can now drag and drop another image from the image list onto that print and the new image will replace the existing one complete with any applied surrounding mat or frame. The new image will be automatically duplicated if it has been ordered, used in another room or already had a different frame or surrounding mat applied. This action can be undone.
If the new image has a locked crop ratio, it will be sized to match the previous image however its locked aspect ratio will be maintained.
Enhanced Local Effects
1. The B&W local effect now offers finer adjustment of this effect with new Brightness, Contrast and Skin Boost controls in the Preferences --> Image Effects --> Local Effect area. This enable you to setup your preferred B&W look and quicky apply or remove these from any images.
2. The Sepia Local Effect in earlier version has been replaced with new "Special Tint" effect which provides a much wider range of tinting options. Exported Sample Images with the Special Tint effect have an filename suffix of "ST" (previously "SP").
Managing Original Images
The auto-backup option no longer saves the backup into the Album file itself rather the backup data is saved in the "Album_Backups" folder located in Username -> Library -> Application Support -> ProSelect. This means that auto-backups will now still work when the current album has been opened across a network and the network connection fails. It also reduces the network traffic and update frequency of the album file. When re-opening an album, ProSelect checks if there are unsaved changes for this album in this location on YOUR computer and asks if you wish to recover them.
We believe that this may reduce the problem of album files located in a Dropbox folder from becoming corrupted. As such, we have added a "Don't show again" option to the Dropbox warning.
Production Album Changes
More Powerful Collection Support
When importing collections, ProSelect now checks if the imported group of items already exists and allows you to select to either Replace the exiting group (and it contents) or Add the Collection group as a new group.
When the Add option is selected, the new group name has the current date appended to its name (in YYYYMMDD format) so you can easily find the new group after it has been added.
This works for Templates, Mats, Frames, Book Designs, Library Rooms, Slideshow Styles and Title Slides.
Note: Only Collections exported using the new Collection file format (i.e. from ProSelect 2018r1 or newer) can take advantage of this feature.
If Pricing information has been included in the Collection being imported, then this can also select to add the print list entry and, optionally, the prices in the Collection. In the case of items that use Price Groups (i.e. Mats and Frames), if there is a conflict with an existing price group you are prompted to either Replace the existing one or Add a new price group.
Replacing existing template group will remove all items in that group along with any price list items associated with the templates in that group.
When replacing an existing price group, if the current price group is using a markup factor set to be higher than 1 then the existing markup factor is left unchanged. This means that Collections that included supplier's costs can easily be updated and while keeping your current markup rate in each price list.
When importing a Collection of frames, the Frame Group names in the Exported Collection are used as the High-Res Resources folder names. The number of free frame slots available is also displayed in this window.
When adding any image resources, ProSelect checks for existing resources by matching both the name and the size of the image file. If there is a name match but a size difference, the new resource image is added with a _X after its filename. (eg filename_1, filename_2 etc).
When importing a Collection in the new format, BEFORE importing, ProSelect now automatically saves a backup copy of the ProSelect Data file in the format "ProSelect_Data_TPK_YYYYMMDD_HH:MM.xml". This allows you to recover back to your configuration before the import using the Shift-Startup option and selecting to recover from this backup file.
Increased Book Design Flexibility
In Working with Books, you can now rotate a page regardless of the aspect ratio of the book except in these cases:
(a) The page has an overlay image applied.
Frame Management Improvements
(a) The number of frames in a selected group is now displayed on the bottom right hand side above the Available Frames listbox.
Easier Ordering of Custom Cropped Images
Price List Setup Shortcuts
Working with Images: Cropping View
What's New in Version 2019r1.4
February 20, 2019 (in Beta testing currently)
What's New in Version 2019r1.3
February 9, 2019
What's New in Version 2019r1.2
January 12, 2019
What's New in Version 2019r1.1
January 7, 2019