FastRawViewer 1.3.8. released

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We are happy to announce the FastRawViewer 1.3.8

This version adds twelve new camera support and minor bug fixes and improvements.

Available at the download page.

Major changes and new settings

  • Natural sorting (one that considers digits in file/folder names to be ordinal numbers and sorts those numbers in natural order):
  • to sort files, use: Preferences - File Handling - File sort order: Filename, natural sort; Filename natural sort, reversed.
FastRawViewer 1.3.8. Preferences. File Sorting Order
  • to sort folders in the Folders Panel: Folders Panel - (gear)Settings - Use natural folders sort order.
FastRawViewer 1.3.8. Folder Panel. File Sorting Order
  • Natural sorting is turned on by default, and for files it replaces the old Filename, alphabetical system.
  • Natural sorting is not supported in WindowsXP version of FRV (the necessary functions only exist starting from Win7)
  • New setting Copy/Move/Reject - Copy/Move folder selector starts at controls where the browsing for destination folder for Copy/Move actions starts:
  • Last used: browsing starts with the folder that was used as a destination for the previous action
  • One level up from last used: browsing starts from the folder which is the "parent" relative to the last used
  • Current folder: browsing starts in the current folder
  • One level up from current folder: browsing starts from the folder which is the "parent" relative to the current folder
  • Specified folder: opens a text input line to enter folder path
FastRawViewer 1.3.8. Copy/Move folder selector start at
  • New setting: Other - Check global folders presence on startup (ON by default) turns on the checking for the existence of "global folders" if FastRawViewer is configured to use the said global folders.
  • Start without filename - Specified folder
  • Open folder dialog starts at - Specified folder
  • Use global rejected folder - Subfolder for rejected files
  • Copy/Move folder selector starts at - Specified folder.
FastRawViewer 1.3.8. Check Global Folder Presence
  • Hidden setting FilmstripSelectedItemContrast moved to the Preferences - Interface - Selected/active files contrast slider.
  • New hidden setting: ShiftClickSelectionMode and scripts ShiftClickSelectionModeDefault.reg/.sh
  • This setting modifies the behavior of Shift-Click (selecting a range of files) in the Grid and Filmstrip.
  • First limit of selected files range is always Shift-Clicked file.
  • Second limit is determined depending of ShiftClickSelectionMode value. This value is bit field consists of three bits:
  • Bit 0:
  • 0 - the second limit for the Shift-Click's range will be 'last Ctrl-Clicked', irrespective of whether the action was "selection" or "de-selection"
  • 1 - the second limit for the range will be 'last Ctrl-Clicked' only if the action was "selection"
  • Bit 1:
  • 0 - If 'last Ctrl-Clicked' isn't there, the second limit for the range will be the first file in the current folder
  • 2 - The second limit for the range will be the current file if it wasn't Shift-Clicked (if it was, then it will again be the first file in the current folder)
  • Bit 2:
  • 0 - Shift-Click always creates a new range selection, overriding the previous one.
  • 4 - Shift-Click always expands the selection, never de-selecting previous selections.
  • To add this setting present to Registry/Settings, launch FastRawViewer, go to the Preferences, and press OK without making any other changes to Preferences (or run the script ShiftClickSelectionModeDefault.reg/.sh)
FastRawViewer 1.3.8. Accept ShiftClock Hidden Settings

Camera support

  • Nikon D5600
  • Panasonic GX800/850/GF9
  • Sigma sd Quattro H (embedded JPEG thumbnails only)

Minor Changes

  • OS X: The PDF Manual is copied during the installation of the application into the Resource folder, and is accessible through Menu - Help - PDF Manual
  • The folder containing scripts for additional settings is accessible through Menu - Help - Auxiliary settings scripts (OS X: the settings scripts are copied into the application's resource folder)
  • The Key/Mouse capture window is now very different from standard dialogs, and we hope that its contents will stand out better now.

Bug fixes and other improvements

  • support for DNG files containing embedded images
  • support for out-of-camera DNG files recorded by Magic Lantern firmware
  • fixed black level setting for Sony A350 cameras
  • recognize Olympus 12-100/4 IS lens correctly
  • fixed an error in calculation of the Baseline Exposure for Canon 5D mk4
  • Sony A7RM2: fixed the issue with files that do not have black level tag in metadata (possibly due to a bug in pre-release firmware)
  • Canon D2000C: reading black level from file metadata
  • Leaf Aptus 22 è Aptus 75: fixed orientation of thumbnails in Grid and Filmstrip windows
  • RAW files without an embedded preview: fixed the cases when "Decoding error" status was displayed in Grid / Filmstrip windows, instead of correct one, "No thumbnail"
  • Photoshop Elements 15 added to the list of programs recognized on first FRV run
  • Fixed internal/external JPEG orientation match if raw data processing is disabled for this file/data format.
  • Improved sorting of files contained in a folder, to better determine the order after sorting:
    • in RAW+JPEG mode, when files with the same names but different extensions are present, JPEG will be paired with a RAW file with the first extension, extensions being sorted in alphabetical order. That is independent of the sorting mode the user had chosen.
    • fixed the sorting bug that occurred when files with the same names were present in a folder.
    • when the primary sorting key is not unique, additional keys are used: file name (if the sorting was not 'by name') and file extension; additional keys ensure that the sorting of files inside a folder is stable.
  • Disabled Do not recall network/removable media on startup check if Start without filename is set to Specified folder
  • Fujifilm cameras BaselineExposure (Adobe hidden exposure correction) values are now in sync with recent Adobe software.

 

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