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On this homepage you will find information about my Soft- and Hardwareprojects for several computer systems. The navigation bars on the left and top will bring you directly to the different topics. The language selection between German and English is done automatically if your browser is properly configured; should you prefer another language, please click on the desired flag on the top-right.

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But now I wish you much fun by searching about these pages!

Stefan Robl

Homepage Update History
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ExifRenamer V2.3.1 released
Here are the changes of this version:
  • ExifRenamer is now able to create hierarchical folder structures when moving the pictures. For example, you can now generate folder structures like YEAR/MONTH/DAY/picturename.
  • Fixed multiple typos within application and documentation texts.
  • Reduced the size of the enclosed introduction/documentation PDFs.
  • Added support for the "Hardened Runtime" on macOS 10.14.
  • ExifRenamer is now a so called "Notarized App" which means it is checked through Apple's security servers. This feature was introduced by Apple with macOS Mojave.
  • Added twitter links to the about window and the documentation.
  • Added the possibility to extract and use GPS location information as placeholder.
  • Fixed the missing realtime update of the name preview when typing within the prefix/suffix text fields of the confirm file/folder windows.
2018-12-09
mac
ExifRenamer V2.3.0 released
Here are the changes of this version:
  • Integrated the new application icon which was designed by Benjamin. Thank you so much Benjamin for your incredible work and effort you've put into this topic! The new appearance of ExifRenamer was worth an increase in the middle digit of the version number... ;-)
  • Fixed a problem within preferences, where the substring type popup button was not updated with the saved setting.
  • Added a dedicated "Drag&Drop Window" for those users who do not want to use ExifRenamer's application icon as drag&drop-target.
  • The renaming confirmation window is now shown directly below the renaming progress window.
  • Fixed a bug which caused ExifRenamer to assume that no change in the file name means "file already exists".
  • The file/folder status in the confirm info window is now updated during typing.
  • Added support for adding subsecond information to the format string.
  • Fixed a problem where ExifRenamer used the wrong prefix/suffix setting when a custom prefix was set within the "confirm each file" dialog but the renaming was performed without "Confirm each file" option active.
  • Added the option to evaluate the file type suffix from the file contents.
  • Added the option to skip renaming if a file date was not retrievable, at all.
  • Added support for macOS Mojave's "dark mode".
  • Limited the automatic update check to a maximum of once every 24 hours.
  • Applied UI improvements for Retina displays.
2018-10-07
 
Added a new JavaScript section
This new section currently contains ports of some of my old Java applets which makes it possible to run them in every web browser.
2018-06-29
mac
ExifRenamer V2.2.3 released
Here are the changes of this version:
  • Fixed the application signing process to avoid a warning from macOS Gatekeeper about the app being from a non verified macOS developer.
2018-06-03
mac
ExifRenamer V2.2.2 released
Here are the changes of this version:
  • Corrected handling for handling endianess of RAW files (Motorola/Intel)
  • Fixed detection and processing of Nikon RAW files (.NEF)
  • Added the option to drop files to the about window for easier drag&drop operation.
  • Fixed a serious bug which caused the "Skip" button to operate identically to the "Rename" button.
  • Fixed support of TIFF format.
  • Implemented an automatic update check on application launch (deactivatable).
  • ExifRenamer now opens the about window if the dock icon was clicked while ExifRenamer is still running.
  • Completely reworked the user interface to allow easy translation to other languages.
    If you would like to translate ExifRenamer to your language, please contact me!
2018-05-31
mac
ExifRenamer V2.2.1 released
This version fixes a lot of smaller issues which mostly were present due to the massive work required to make version 2.2.0 possible.
Here are the changes of this version:
  • Fixed the App Icon by replacing the old .icns file with an Images.xcassets variant.
  • Fixed a serious bug which made ExifRenamer unusable if one of the new Exif format string options (%xE) was used.
  • Added support for adding further Exif Information to the file names of the renamed pictures using the different %xE options. I added this option somewhen within the last 8 years, forgot about it and accidentally released it in a buggy state in 2.2.0.
  • Added support for the second generation Canon RAW format (CR2).
  • Fixed handling of certain RIFF/AVI/WAV date/time formats.
  • Fixed the "delete files" option which was accidentally deactivated in the last release.
  • Removed debug outputs.
  • Integrated this "Version History" text into ExifRenamer's "Donation Information" window.
  • After confirming the "Donation Information" window, the "About" window is now shown instead of the "Preferences" window.
  • Changed the shortcut for opening the "Preferences" window from Cmd+P to the commonly used Cmd+, shortcut.
  • Cleaned up Info.plist contents to match the latest recommendations for macOS.
  • Performed a whole lot of internal code cleanup.
2018-05-03
mac
ExifRenamer V2.2.0 released
Hey, I'm back with some news after so many years! Stay tuned! :-)

After having started a complete rewrite of ExifRenamer using Swift, it became more and more clear that this project will cost more time as I can currently invest in my spare time.
As an update of ExifRenamer became urgently required (due to the 64bit requirement of macOS High Sierra), I decided to go back to the old code basis and two perform the "Swiftyfication" on an incremental basis in the future.
It was a huge task to make ExifRenamer's ancient code compilable with the latest Xcode. A lot of code cleanups and internal changes were required. But in the end, I succeeded in bringing ExifRenamer "back to life"... :-)
ExifRenamer now is a 64bit and 32bit (x86) application with a deployment target of macOS 10.11 or later.
2018-04-24
mac
ExifRenamer V2.1.3 released
This version provides compatibility to Snow Leopard's "Image Capture" and fixes several smaller issues.
2010-02-17
mac
ExifRenamer V2.1.1 released
This version provides a "Check for updates..."-feature and fixes a language-problem of the PayPal system.
2007-12-09
mac
ExifRenamer V2.1.0 released
The main feature of this version is that ExifRenamer now is a Universal Binary application which runs natively on Mac OS X machines equipped with an intel or PowerPC processor. This version also fixes some smaller bugs.
I am currently working on a new major update of ExifRenamer which I could have ready within some weeks if I have enough spare time left.
2007-12-08

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