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Sharp IMG Viewer 2008 - What's new in the latest version.

Version History

11/07/2008: Version 1.0.3233.24715.

Initial release.

12/30/2008: Version 1.0.3285.26952.

Support for uncompressed MS-CAB archives and files compressed using MSZIP compression method was started.

02/12/2009: Version 1.0.3330.22936.

Support for MS-CAB files compressed using LZX compression method was added.

03/16/2009: Version 1.0.3362.20557.

Presentation of some image metatata tags was changed.

Russian language translation was added.

04/06/2009: Version 1.0.3382.23945.

Menu items were added to send the selected image to E-Mail and Skype recipients.

Crop Image dialog was added to crop the selected image and display cropped image in a new tab page.

04/20/2009: Version 1.0.3397.26658.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.12.0.

Support for the Portable Floatmap image format was added.

Menu items were added to export and merge the images to Adobe PDF files.

Crop Image dialog was enhanced.

05/18/2009: Version 1.0.3425.20809.

Password Security options were added saving the images to Adobe PDF files.

Image Composition form was added to composite layers against a background.

05/29/2009: Version 1.0.3436.16828.

Support for self-extracting MS-CAB files was added.

08/31/2009: Version 1.0.3530.24162.

Support for 7z and LZMA files was added.

Support for uncompressed Microsoft Windows Imaging (WIM) files and files compressed using LZX compression method was started.

10/14/2009: Version 1.0.3573.42065.

PdfSharp library was updated to version 1.3.1684.0.

Support for WIM files compressed using XPress compression method was added.

Support for PPMd files (variant H, I) was added.

PPMd and Delta compression methods were implemented for 7z files.

Opportunity to import images from disk image files (ISO, FAT, NTFS) and virtual disk files (VMDK, VDI, VHD, XVA) was added using DiscUtils library. Currently this feature should be treated as experimental.

11/15/2009: Version 1.0.3606.24949.

Menu items were added to extract red, green and blue channels of the selected image.

11/30/2009: Version 1.0.3621.20792.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.13.0.

Loading support for the Macintosh PICT image format and for camera RAW formats was added.

Adjust Colors dialog was added to adjust brightness, contrast and correct gamma of the selected image and display adjusted image in a new tab page.

02/27/2010: Version 1.0.3710.20328.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.13.1.

Image editing capabilities were extended enabling to draw text strings, rectangles, ellipses, filled rectangles and ellipses using solid, hatched, texture and gradient brushes to create composite image.

05/07/2010: Version 1.0.3779.16981.

DiscUtils library was updated to version 0.8.

Opportunity to import images from Shockwave Flash files was added.

To extract frames from the image in the specified range Save Frames dialog was added enabling to select the folder to save extracted frames.

06/14/2010: Version 1.0.3817.24659.

Opportunity to import images from video files was added.

09/30/2010: Version 1.0.3925.22580.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.14.1.

DiscUtils library was updated to version 0.9.

SharpZipLib library was updated to version 0.86.0.518.

Support for UDF ISO files was added.

Additional options to create animated GIF files were added.

To merge images to the multipage image Merge Images dialog form was added enabling to order selected images.

12/14/2010: Version 1.0.4000.16994.

To simplify navigation between frames shortcut keys were associated with menu items.

Extracting frames from the selected image/video file an option was added to specify a type of images to save.

02/28/2011: Version 1.0.4076.19578.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.15.0.

Setup options were added installing the Sharp IMG Viewer 2008 to associate image file types with the application. Users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 are enabled to use Default Programs to open image files with the Sharp IMG Viewer 2008.

Application was optimized for Windows 7 enabling to use enhanced Taskbar as well as Jumplist features.

Menu items were added to export and merge the selected image/video files to multimedia files.

To select video and audio streams of the multimedia file Select Streams dialog form was added enabling to view and extract frames from the selected video stream.

05/10/2011: Version 1.0.4147.20846.

Resource import from assemblies developed for .NET Framework 4.0 was enabled (requires .NET Framework 4.0 to be installed).

LZMA2 compression method was implemented.

Support for XZ files was added.

Support for RAR files was started.

10/12/2011: Version 1.0.4302.17066.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.15.1.

Support for XAR files was added.

Multivolume RAR and MS-CAB files were supported.

Opportunity to open and preview PDF files was added.

11/28/2011: Version 1.0.4349.24001.

If .NET Framework 4.0 was preinstalled installation of .NET Framework 2.0 is not needed to setup.

Setup bootstrapper was added to simplify application update.

12/20/2011: Version 1.0.4371.16159.

Per-user installation scope selection was enabled in setup in addition to per-machine installation.

DiscUtils library was updated to version 0.10.

Support for the squashfs and ext family of file-systems was added.

VMDK chains parented by a VHD were supported.

Support for DMG files (including read-only HFS+ support) was added.

04/09/2012: Version 1.0.4482.24952.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.15.3.

Opportunity to open and preview SVG files was added.

04/29/2013: Version 1.0.4836.20853.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.15.4.

11/27/2013: Version 1.0.5079.27725.

Support for RAR 5.0 compressed files was added.

PdfSharp library was updated to version 1.32.2608.0.

Support for SWF files was updated according to specification version 19.

05/07/2014: Version 1.0.5240.21313.

FreeImage library was updated to version 3.16.0.

Loading and saving support for the JPEG-XR image format and for the WebP image format was added.

Support for Debian files was added.

03/03/2015: Version 1.0.5540.21437.

Image uploading to Sharp IMG Viewer web site with OAuth2 authorization was enabled.

10/16/2015: Version 1.0.5767.16351.

Json.NET library was updated to version 7.0.1.