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Version History

Version 3.21.2(09.04.23)

  • Fix: auto-start under different parallel users
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.21.1(05.03.23)

  • Fix: main window not showing on some systems

Version 3.21.0(02.02.23)

  • New: option to include (or exclude) the color depth of the image with the dimensions in the status bar
  • New: compatibility mode (in case of display errors e.g. under VMware 17)
  • New: increased maximum zoom to 64x
  • Fix: reset window position if out of visible area of all monitors
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.20.1(18.11.22)

  • Fix: some improvements for pasting images from Clipboard
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.20.0(10.10.22)

  • New: margins around the image (can be configured in the options)
  • New: background color (area around image) can be set in the options
  • New: pressing and holding Shift when drawing temporarily activates the selection tool (for quick changes of selected area during drawing)
  • New: holding Shift when selecting a ruler now also checks distance to edges of drawing window
  • Fix: dropping the image from dragging "Save" button on the SmartCapture window (no longer displays an erro rmessage)
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.19.1(31.01.22)

  • Fix: minimum zoom level 100% or when whole image fits in window
  • Fix: color picker sometimes not using correct cursor
  • Fix: right border image corruption when using stamp tool
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.19.0(29.12.21)

  • New: Windows 11 compatibility
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.18.2(05.11.21)

  • Fix: preserving clipboard text sometimes not working

Version 3.18.1(18.10.21)

  • Fix: delay when showing main window after copying an image in another program

Version 3.18.0(15.10.21)

  • New: pressing "Shift" fetches nearest ruler
  • New: improved Hot-Key selection dialog
  • Fix: show main window when restarted (started when already running)
  • Fix: better clipboard handling
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.17.4(20.04.21)

  • New: improved selection of whole windows. Pressing "Ctrl" selects child windows and smaller elements within main windows.
  • Fix: size of dimension display during capture adjusted to DPI of monitor it is currently on
  • Fix: position of dimension display during capture adjusted to monitor it is currently on

Version 3.17.3(26.01.21)

  • Fix: default "Save As" file type set to "Optimized"
  • Fix: ignore transparent windows (complete screen overlays of some programs)
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.17.2(03.10.20)

  • Fix: dropping image files did not work when running with administrative privileges
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.17.1(09.08.20)

  • New: auto start handled by Task Scheduler (makes Hot-Keys work with administrative privileges)
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.17.0(26.02.20)

  • New: text overlay in screen captures (e.g. time stamp, comment, etc.)
  • New: text token for current time without seconds
  • Fix: various small improvements, changes and fixes

Version 3.13.6(14.02.20)

  • Fix: issue with saving options when system shuts down

Version 3.16.5(22.01.20)

  • Fix: issue when programs change the display resolution

Version 3.16.4(04.01.20)

  • Fix: rare issue with internal uncompression routine

Version 3.16.3(29.12.19)

  • New: improved setup and uninstall programs
  • New: updated end user license agreement in setup
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.16.2(21.12.19)

  • Fix: saving options and configuration sometimes failed
  • Fix: improved format of setup program
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.16.1(13.12.19)

  • Fix: new compilation for avoiding false virus detections

Version 3.16.0(02.12.19)

  • New: hot-keys can now also be selected from a list of all available keys
  • Fix: DPI scaling issues for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.15.0(08.11.19)

  • New: creation of start menu shortcuts now optional in setup
  • New: setup dynamically adjusts to DPI changes
  • New: program interface and dialogs dynamically adjust to DPI changes
  • New: improved options saving format
  • Fix: incorrect error message about opening (or saving) an image that popped up randomly
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.14.1(03.06.19)

  • Fix: issue with clipboard functions

Version 3.14.0(06.05.19)

  • New: removed Windows XP support (please download v3.13.2 if you want to use the program under Windows XP)
  • New: Visual Studio 2019 recompilation for better compatibility to new systems
  • New: adjustments for the latest updates of Windows 10

Version 3.13.2(23.04.19)

  • Fix: small cosmetical changes to some dialogs

Version 3.13.1(13.03.19)

  • Fix: dialog and menu positions when screen configuration changes
  • Fix: small fixes regarding user account access (data folder, etc.)
  • Fix: adjustments for the latest updates of Windows 10

Version 3.13.0(03.03.19)

  • New: improved unattended setup
  • Fix: various small fixes and improvements

Version 3.12.2(28.01.19)

  • Fix: issue with special characters on clipboard when using drag & drop for saving with token %B

Version 3.12.1(15.08.18)

  • Fix: issue with automatic archive function not backing up all files
  • Fix: small issue with update check

Version 3.12.0(11.08.18)

  • New: automatic archiving of configuration
  • New: improved "About" and "Update" dialogs
  • Fix: higher resolution application tray icon for high desktop scaling values
  • Fix: various small bug fixes, changes and improvements

Version 3.11.0(22.07.18)

  • New: more detailed license information in "About" dialog
  • New: updated license agreement and terms of use
  • Fix: various small internal changes and improvements

Version 3.10.0(16.08.17)

  • Fix: scrolling when cancelling selection with right mouse button

Version 3.9.2(05.08.17)

  • Fix: correct window rectangle for window capture modes on Windows 10

Version 3.9.1(18.07.17)

  • Fix: improved compatibility with Windows Vista and XP

Version 3.9.0(08.05.17)

  • New: Visual Studio 2017 recompilation
  • New: registration name can be displayed in non-ANSI characters in "About" dialog

Version 3.8.2(10.12.16)

  • Fix: setup problems for user names starting with 'n' or 'r'
  • Fix: default configuration path in user profile when selecting custom data location

Version 3.8.1(21.07.16)

  • Fix: save dialog remembers last selected image file type

Version 3.8.0(07.07.16)

  • New: tolerance option for auto selection
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.7.0(02.06.16)

  • New: font selection for page header and footer
  • Fix: removed obsolete printer port display
  • Fix: setup warns if data location is selected on drives without write permission

Version 3.6.1(01.05.16)

  • Fix: crash at drag & drop and filename too long (e.g. if token %B is used)

Version 3.6.0(15.12.15)

  • New: Drag & Drop the save button to save the image to a folder, send it to another program, attach it to an email, etc.
  • New: option to preserve clipboard text when other programs copy images to the clipboard
  • New: new options saving system that allows the configuration to be kept when updating versions
  • New: increased the maximum number of profiles (from 256 to 2048)
  • New: text token for clipboard text (use it in default filenames, headers, etc.)
  • New: default filename suggestions for "Save As" and Drag & Drop
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.5.2(20.09.15)

  • New: digitally signed setup program and main program
  • New: improved setup program

Version 3.5.1(18.08.15)

  • New: Visual Studio 2015 recompilation
  • Fix: post-setup copy operations for unattended setup improved (see manual for details)

Version 3.5.0(18.07.15)

  • New: Windows 10 compatibility

Version 3.4.2(25.06.15)

  • Fix: occasional crashes when starting scan

Version 3.4.1(15.04.15)

  • New: right button scroll when background color is disabled (transparent)
  • Fix: broken compatibility with Windows versions prior to Vista

Version 3.4.0(20.03.15)

  • New: flick scrolling with right mouse button
  • New: automatically activate "Select" tool after loading or opening a new image

Version 3.3.0(26.02.15)

  • New: font selection for user interface

Version 3.2.3(15.06.14)

  • New: save as with optimized file type shows existing JPGs and PNGs
  • Fix: file name in title bar after saving and loading

Version 3.2.2(27.05.14)

  • Fix: 1 pixel interference of ruler and scroll bar dragging

Version 3.2.1(30.03.14)

  • Fix: various small bug fixes and internal improvements

Version 3.2.0(15.10.13)

  • New: optimized file type for saving operations (the program automatically selects the best file type based on the contents of the image)

Version 3.1.4(09.09.13)

  • New: added automatic mode for print orientation

Version 3.1.3(22.07.13)

  • Fix: paste with CTRL-V causes stamp only once
  • Fix: switching drawing tools with keyboard does not leave traces of draing tool

Version 3.1.2(14.06.13)

  • New: back and forward mouse buttons for undo and redo

Version 3.1.1(02.06.13)

  • Fix: keyboard focus in save as dialog
  • Fix: size of status bar texts

Version 3.1.0(13.04.13)

  • New: modernized user interface
  • New: backup / restore / reset configuration in "About" dialog
  • New: improved profile handling
  • New: improved usability and work flow
  • New: free rotation
  • New: adjust gamma, saturation, hue of image
  • New: sharpen and blur image
  • New: option for maximum undo buffer size
  • Fix: better image resize quality
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.0.0(24.11.12)

  • New: drawing tools for image manipulation
  • New: unlimited level undo and redo
  • New: Windows 8 compatible
  • New: many improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.6(02.02.12)

  • New: improved license check in update dialog

Version 2.3.5(18.12.11)

  • New: "Save as" dialog initializes with extension of dropped or opened files

Version 2.3.4(30.11.11)

  • New: "Save as" dialog initializes with path of dropped or opened files

Version 2.3.3(14.10.11)

  • New: improved unattended setup with init of user configuration

Version 2.3.2(11.10.10)

  • New: automatic update check
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.1(11.09.10)

  • New: license file extension changed from "dlc" to "DeskSoftLicense" to avoid incompatibilities with other programs

Version 2.3.0(14.07.10)

  • Fix: capture problems with high dpi screen settings

Version 2.2.3(22.06.10)

  • Fix: saving current settings and options when shutting down the computer
  • Fix: removed Windows 2000 from the compatibility list

Version 2.2.2(14.04.10)

  • Fix: internal bug of save dialog corrected

Version 2.2.1(07.04.10)

  • New: setup distribution in exe file format

Version 2.2.0(16.02.2010)

  • New: Invert now works on the selected image area instead of the whole image (in the color modes "True Color" and "Black & White")
  • New: Global capture delay when hiding the main window (to prevent the main window from staying visible when the capture starts)
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.1.0(01.08.09)

  • New: full Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) compatibility
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.0.11(01.08.09)

  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.0.10(24.06.09)

  • Fix: uninstall not working under certain configurations

Version 2.0.9(22.06.09)

  • New: updated setup routine. Added warning when an antivirus software, firewall, etc. blocks setup.
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.0.8(02.06.09)

  • Fix: problem with setup when not choosing default data path

Version 2.0.7(28.04.09)

  • New: improved setup routine

Version 2.0.6(14.03.09)

  • New: updated setup routine
  • Fix: incomplete uninstall information
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.0.5(22.02.09)

  • New: changes to setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.0.4(12.12.08)

  • Fix: changes in the setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.0.3(10.12.08)

  • Fix: crash when pasting certain image formats

Version 2.0.2(06.11.08)

  • Fix: incorrect error message for save options dialog

Version 2.0.1(20.08.08)

  • Fix: fixed setup problems for user accounts with special characters
  • Fix: fixed problems with license activation on certain configurations

Version 2.0.0(18.03.08)

  • New: full 64 bit support
  • New: improved Vista compatibility
  • New: mouse cursor can be captured in any capture mode
  • New: manual in Windows help format
  • New: several improvements and bug fixes
  • New: the new version does not support Windows 95, 98, ME and NT4 anymore! Please download version 1 of SmartCapture if you need support for the old operating systems.

Version 1.9.2(30.01.08)

  • Fix: problem with sending images to MS Word 2007

Version 1.9.1(23.10.07)

  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes of the main program and the setup program

Version 1.9.0(15.10.07)

  • New: the "About" dialog contains links to open the program folder and the data folder. Useful for backing up the configuration, moving the program to another computer, etc.
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 1.8.0(27.09.07)

  • New: wheel zoom keeps position centered to mouse cursor
  • Fix: last used profile remembered between sessions
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 1.7.15(16.08.07)

  • Fix: various small internal changes and bug fixes

Version 1.7.14(12.07.07)

  • New: program waits for data folder at startup
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 1.7.13(23.05.07)

  • Fix: tray icon restored when explorer crashes and restarts

Version 1.7.12(31.01.07)

  • Fix: random crashes when clicking the navigator icon
  • Fix: Vista compatible icons

Version 1.7.11(30.11.06)

  • Fix: fixed a bug which caused problems when restarting SmartCapture

Version 1.7.10(08.11.06)

  • Fix: fixed a bug in the setup routine for unattended setup

Version 1.7.9(06.10.06)

  • Fix: Vista compatibility

Version 1.7.8(26.07.06)

  • Fix: explorer style and position of save and browse dialogs

Version 1.7.7(01.07.06)

  • Fix: significantly improved jpg quality

Version 1.7.6(22.06.06)

  • New: some changes of the setup program

Version 1.7.5(26.05.06)

  • New: some important internal changes regarding stability and security

Version 1.7.4(28.04.06)

  • Fix: some minor issues with the license validation

Version 1.7.3(18.03.06)

  • Fix: clipboard problem on some systems

Version 1.7.2(28.02.06)

  • Fix: incorrect detection of virus in executable fixed

Version 1.7.1(22.02.06)

  • Fix: important fix of a bug in the setup routine - please download and install this update to avoid possible problems!

Version 1.7.0(05.02.06)

  • Fix: capture problems under Windows 9x
  • Fix: improved compatibility to multi-user environments

Version 1.6.1(03.01.06)

  • Fix: internal changes to the setup routine

Version 1.6.0(30.11.05)

  • Fix: capturing transparent windows, shadows, OSD texts and other effects works now

Version 1.5.1(24.02.05)

  • New: easier license activation

Version 1.5.0(09.06.04)

  • New: capture option "Hide SmartCapture window"
  • New: setup system with data path configuration

Version 1.4.0(27.03.04)

  • New: "Replace all colors except this"
  • New: source option "Use the current image"
  • New: destination option "Execute another profile"
  • New: configuration is stored in files instead of registry
  • New: setup can now install the product for the current user or all users and it can optionally create a shortcut on the Desktop
  • Fix: wrong starting point for new profile wizard
  • Fix: 1-bit TIF loading error

Version 1.3.1

  • New: adapted version number to the new consistent scheme

Version 1.31

  • New: new license system
  • New: adapted to the look to Windows XP
  • Fix: problems with positioning mouse cursor
  • Fix: minor changes and bug fixes

Version 1.3a

  • New: Printer list is refreshed every time the printer options are selected
  • Fix: problems with remembering auto start and options

Version 1.3

  • New: changed action "Edit" to "Send To" for greater versatility and email option
  • New: coordinates and color display
  • Fix: bug of loading 24 bit TIF images

Version 1.2

  • New: added file format: TIF

Version 1.17

  • Fixed problems with sending images to MS Word XP

Version 1.16

  • New: file name is displayed in title bar
  • New: rotate now works in both directions
  • Fix: small changes and updates

Version 1.15

  • Fix: corrected a bug that caused SmartCapture to hang after scanning with certain Twain drivers

Version 1.14

  • New: changed registration system
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.13

  • Fix: maintenance update with minor bug fixes

Version 1.12

  • Fix: maintenance update with minor bug fixes

Version 1.11

  • New: Color correction of ghosted toolbar icons for non-standard color schemes
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.1

  • New: support for Device Events for Still Image Devices (Windows 98, ME and 2000 only)
  • New: print size mode: fit page
  • Fix: printer margins problem fixed
  • Fix: Landscape printing problem fixed
  • Fix: problem with online help and help buttons
  • Fix: various minor bug fixes

Version 1.01

  • Fix: support for Device Events was removed due to compatibility problems with Windows 95 and NT 4.0
  • Fix: decimal numbers now handled correctly in options dialog
  • Fix: profile organizer doesn't hang any more under NT / Win 2000
  • Fix: various minor bug fixes

Version 1.0

  • First public release of SmartCapture

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