Phototheca news

What happens in the Phototheca's world

18 March 2017

New Phototheca is released. In this update:
• Faster and smoother video import, now from iOS devices also.
• Fresh look for DEVICES section.
• Feature to remove all empty Events and Albums in one click - File->Manage Library.
• Reworked Info panel.
• Remember Timeline scale and position.
• Lot of small improvements and fixes.

12 February 2017

New Phototheca is released. In this update:
• Better visualization for keywords on the information pane.
• Fixed issue when custom applications to edit photos are not displayed in the menu.
• Cut&paste now works with albums.
• Another handy feature is added — to scan the entire library for changes. Use the link "Scan all images for changes" to refresh a metadata of files that were processed in another software and pickup the latest changes(keywords, descriptions, EXIF, etc.)

Exclude keywords

• Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

26 January 2017

New Phototheca is released. This is performance update and it's unbelievable!
• Performance of many operations on huge libraries(>50,000 images) has been increased significantly. Phototheca becomes more responsive and fast.
• You've been asking us for years to release a portable version and finally it's delivered! Check this page for details.
• Another handy feature is here — support for multiple libraries! First use the button "Copy Library..." from "File->Manage Library..." dialog to make a copy of a current library to another folder:

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Next, when you want switch to another library use "Change..." button for a DB path field, point to a location with another library and answer "Switch to library" when you see this:

Search help button

• Minor bug fixes and improvements.

12 January 2017

New Phototheca is released.
• An option to exclude specific keywords from search results is added. 

Exclude keywords

• Keywords fuzzy search feature is added.
• Help button to show an explanation for a search query language is added.

Search help button

• Context menu item to find all Events and Albums containing clicked photo is added.

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13 November 2016

New Phototheca is released.
• Smart Album conditions are extended with a new one to filter by a file's path.
• Fixed the issue with metadata reading for RAW files.

24 October 2016

New Phototheca is released. It's amazing!
• Again, you've been asking years for this and it comes — video files support in Phototheca! Import movies made by a camera or regular videos from a hard drive, assign tags and keywords, arrange in albums. Even more — the instant search and Smart Albums work with movies the same way as with photos.
• Support for Camera Roll folder on Windows 8 and Windows 10 is added. All shoots that you make with your Windows based phone or tablet have own place in the Library.

18 October 2016

New Phototheca is released! It's unbelievable!
We are thrilling to announce that Phototheca got more features to share your lovely photos to Facebook, Google Photos and Twitter! No more manual upload from a browser! Just select an album, an event or several photos, do the click — and Phototheca immediately starts to upload those photos on your behalf. It's possible to specify a privacy settings and size of uploads. You even can upload RAWs and they got converted to JPEGs on the fly.

Upload photos to Facebook

We are preparing more exiting features for you this fall, stay tuned!

11 October 2016

New Phototheca is released! Phototheca goes online!
• The feature to upload photos, Albums and Events to Flickr is added! Now you can easily upload photos, Albums, and Events into new Sets or Photostream under your Flickr account. Just in two clicks! You are able to specify privacy level and size of uploads as well. Phototheca can perform 2-ways synchronization with Flickr, meaning all your changes made to photos locally or on Flickr appears on opposite side. And all metadatas(EXIF, IPTC, etc.) are preserved on upload as well!

And here is our brand new application in Flick's App Garden — Phototheca Uploader which accepts calls on their end.

8 October 2016

New Phototheca is released! 
Finally, you've been asking years for this and it comes — RAW file formats support! Refer to the article RAW in Phototheca for details.
• Single-page TIFF format support is added.
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

3 October 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Huge UI redesign has been introduced. The look&feel of the main screen became more slick, sharp and nice.
• Import speed is increased on 20%.
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

18 September 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Visual quality and appeal of Event's covers are greatly improved.
• New Welcome screen on the first start.
• Fixed issue with drag&drop to start import
• Fixed issue with a first start on Windows 10
• Fixed issue with Dual View if open an image inside large Event
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

6 September 2016

Lunarship Software Joins Intel® Software Partner Program
Lunarship's Phototheca app now is optimized for Intel® Skylake platform

-- Lunarship Software today announced that it has joined the Intel® Software Partner Program and is offering the Phototheca application specifically optimized for the latest Skylake Intel® Architecture-based Ultrabooks. 
"Since launch, our photo organizing application Phototheca has become a popular app for people around the world," explained Anton Vasylkivskyi, co-founder of Lunarship Software.
"By joining forces with Intel, we've been able to optimize the app for the Skylake Intel® Architecture, very latest one, ensuring that users get an optimized UI and UX on their devices."

Phototheca app has been validated by Intel®on 2-in-1 Media and 2Screen experience enabling programs, meaning the app can work on modern 2-in-1 devices, laptops and tablets, and provides
a support for a dual monitor view as well.
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2 September 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Information panel is totally reworked. It shows more image related details about shoot conditions (ISO, aperture, shutter, exposition bias, focus length).
• New dialog to review all Exif properties of a file is added.
• Smart Albums got nice covers as other albums have, finally.

26 August 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Fixed issues with safe-boxes.
• Format of album covers is changed to 3x4.
• Fixed issue with dates range condition in Smart Albums.
• Option is added to make a text size bigger for the left pane and menus.
• The application opens up a full-screen on start-up, if has been closed from a full-screen.
• Library Management dialog is extended with the option to delete all thumbnails of missing files.

14 August 2016

We proudly announce that Phototheca got major version update to 2.0 and Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Support for 2-in-1 devices on the Windows 10 platform is added. Phototheca can detect switch between clam-shell and slate modes and switch own UI accordingly.
• New touch UI with gestures support to browse across a library, swipe, zoom in and zoom out with fingers.

5 May 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Dual display support is added. Now it is possible to use your second screen to show selected photos in full size, while browsing a library on the first screen.
• Email feature is added. You are able to email photos right from the application
• Full compatibility with high-DPI displays is added. Phototheca respects Windows settings and uses larger fonts and scales UI accordingly, when fonts are scaled to 125% or 150%.
• Multiple minor bug fixes and improvements

2 April 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• This is service release with bug fixes and performance improvements

8 March 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Fix for sorting issue inside Smart Albums
• New feature "Fix Library" is added into Troubleshooting dialog. This let you fix minor issues with Library by yourself.
• Default destination of installer is changed to Program Files folder
• Minor bug fixes

13 February 2016

New Phototheca is released! In this version:
• Filtering suggested keywords while you type
• "Export Photos" dialog is improved
• "Import" dialog look is refined with bigger thumbnails
• Minor bug fixes and speed improvements

7 January 2016

New Phototheca is released! New in this version:
• Support for Apple devices. Connected iPhone or iPad appears in Devices section of a library and it's possible to import photos directly from a device with the nice import dialog.
• Support for long-long folder names
• Minor bug fixes

16 December 2015

New Phototheca is released!
This is service release with bug fixes

26 July 2015

New Phototheca is released! New in this version:
• Print feature
• Change list of external applications to edit photos
• Option to do not copy files from removable drives during the import process
• Do not create new events when do re-import from known locations

28 April 2015

Phototheca is featured in Crestleaf blog as one of solutions for genealogy enthusiasts all over the world! We are happy our software can help people to organize family photos in such way.

1 March 2015

New Phototheca is released! 
This is service release with bug fixes and speed improvement

12 October 2014

New Phototheca 1.6 is released! 
This is service release with bug fixes and speed improvements

8 June 2014

New Phototheca 1.5 is released! New and changes in this version:
• Support for large Windows fonts on high DPI displays
• Speed improvements to display and scroll hundreds of small thumbnails
• Bug fixes and stability improvements

18 April 2013

New Phototheca 1.4 is released! News and changes in this version:
• Live Album feature is added
• Open and edit photos in external application
• “Import to Phototheca” item is added to Windows Autoplay dialog when connect removable drives
• “Import to Phototheca” item is added to Windows Explorer’s context menu
• “DEVICES” section in the Library – let to import photos from memory cards, removable drives, cell phones, cameras and tablets directly, without copying to local drive first
• Drag & drop photos from Calendar into Library creates Album
• Highlighting last added item in the Library
• Detects name of graphical adapter and gives a hint where to find drivers if drivers are not installed
• Bug fixes and speed improvements

1 February 2013

New Phototheca 1.3 is released! New and changes in this version:
• Zoom item is added to context menu
• Hotkeys to show\hide panels, start slideshow, create new item
• Convert multiple Events into Albums
• Albums merge feature is added
• Show list of corrupted and skipped files on import
• Bug fixes and speed improvements

7 December 2012

New Phototheca 1.2 is released! New and changes in this version:
• Bug fixes
• Look & feel, speed improvements
• Export photos feature is added: File->Export... menu item
• Feature is added to change location of library: File->Manage Library...

19 October 2012

Phototheca 1.0 is released into a public!

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