Canyon State Systems|
Sedona AZ, 86336
for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
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October 1, 2001: CompuShow 32 version 5.1 released
- A new "Batch Rename" function, provides five methods for renaming a group of tagged files
- Change names to UPPERCASE or lowercase.
- Change the base file names.
- Change the file name extensions.
- Find and Replace text in file names.
- Rename a group of files, assigning new names that include a "sequence number".
- Added "modified files only" option to SuperTree.
- Enhanced "history" and "bookmarks" drop-down lists.
- Added PDF files to the view button on the text window.
- Added GIF and JPEG "<img" html to the Details button ("all details" checkbox) of the Picture Window.
May 4, 2001: CompuShow 32 version 5.0 released
- The new "SuperTree" presents a unique view of your computer disk(s), instantly identifying exactly how much space is contained in each folder.
- Disk folders are displayed in a handy "outline" form. Expand or collapse outline levels with a mouse click or key press.
- Statistics for each folder (sub-folders, files, bytes, and disk space used) are displayed instantly as you point to a folder with your mouse.
- The largest folders on your disk are identified and presented in the form of a pie chart. Know exactly what percentage of your disk is used by the largest applications.
- Enhanced repair routines for thumbnail files damaged by hardware problems or Windows system crashes.
- Added support for the newest "streaming media" formats (ASF ASX WMV).
November 15, 2000: CompuShow 32 version 4.0 released
- Added a Sharpen/Soften adjustment to the image tools
- Added a trim option on the Save Dialog
- Added a dither option on the Save Dialog
- Added a track bar (slider control) to the media (movie, music, and sound) windows to back up or skip ahead.
- Enhanced the media window volume control to reflect external volume changes.
November 29, 2000: CompuShow 32 version 4.01
- Fixed damaged "Build Web Page" dialog and thumbnails.
May 22, 2000: CompuShow 32 version 3.0 released
- Added a built-in "User's Guide"
- The "how to" guide covers everything from the basics through the most powerful features of CompuShow 32.
- Designed to be read and printed in your web browser, it has clickable links to its glossary and related subjects.
- It "walks you through" the program with clear descriptions and plenty of illustrations and examples.
- A single button push checks for and retrieves updates via the Internet in seconds, so your guide is always up-to-date.
- Added an "Acquire" button to the main window to acquire images from a scanner, digital camera, etc. Images may be clipped, rotated, and adjusted as needed in the picture window and then saved as a JPEG, GIF, etc.
- Added a Zip Window to display, open and extract the contents of ZIP files.
- Added an "Open (run) in Windows" option to open documents and run programs.
- Added Edit, Save, Find, and Replace buttons to the text window to turn it into a text editor.
- Extended the drag and drop function to support copy and move of folders as well as files.
- Added a "copy name" function to the file menu to copy the complete file name to the Windows clipboard.
- Added support for CMYK JPEGs and Tiffs.
- Extended text file decode function to immediately display email and newsgroup message "attachments" after decoding.
- Improved quality of thumbnails and pictures saved at smaller dimensions.
- Added a tool tip display of folder and file names that are truncated in the folders section, the files section, and the drop down history and bookmark lists.
- Disabled "Recycle" of files on a network drive, since Windows doesn't send them to the recycle bin, and doesn't ask to confirm ("Are you sure you want to delete..."). No files may be deleted on a network drive without confirming "Yes, I'm sure".
- Added a Thumbnail Margin to the Web Page Build.
- Added a View button to the Web Page Build dialog to open the web page in a browser.
- Added a Shortcut option to run from the "Quick Launch" area of the (Windows 98 and 2000) task bar.
- Enabled scroll bar "tracking" on the picture window to move the picture while the scroll bar slide is dragged.
June 8, 2000: CompuShow 32 revision 3.01 released
Revision 3.01 includes a redesigned Register/Upgrade Wizard to circumvent the "Denied" response from CompuServe's mail server.
July 3, 2000: CompuShow 32 revision 3.02 released
Changed Register and Upgrade Wizards for new (1-Jul-2000) Arizona sales tax rate and fixed Wizard operation on systems with email registry entries missing.
November 10, 1999: CompuShow 32 version 2.1 released
- A new thumbnail Master Switch controls creation, update, and display of thumbnails.
- With the master switch off, you quickly navigate from one folder to the next without the "overhead" of thumbnail update and display.
- A simple button click turns the master switch back on to immediately update and display thumbnails whenever you want.
- We've added Thumbnail Tools to the Gallery to give you complete control of your thumbnails.
- The Thumbnail Folder View lists the number of thumbnail images for each folder you've stored in the Gallery database. Any folders that no longer exist (because they were either removed or renamed) are automatically identified and selected. You may select any other folders and delete the thumbnail images for all selections.
- The Thumbnail Update automatically updates the Gallery database for an entire disk drive. The update may be cancelled at any time.
- The new drop-down bookmarks list lets you jump instantly to your favorite folders.
- Enhanced JPEG routines include
- Support for JPEG version 6b.
- An "all details" option on the Picture Details window.
- A rare JPEG bug for images with integral sampling ratios has been fixed.
- There's a new (right-click) popup menu on the text window to turn on or off formatted display of RTF (Rich Text Formatted) files.
- Associated files opened from Windows Explorer now show the full (long) file name.
- We've added disk cluster information to drive properties for FAT32 drives.
December 9, 1999: CompuShow 32 revision 2.11 released
Revision 2.11 includes improved JPEG error trapping, to avoid "empty input file" errors during thumbnail build, and stores the volume label of removable disks during the Thumbnail Update.
January 14, 2000: CompuShow 32 revision 2.12 released
Revision 2.12 includes a fix to the drive list for drives Q: to Z:
May 13, 1999: CompuShow 32 version 2.0 released
Major enhancements include:
- A new Inspect window shows thumbnails for all pictures in the current folder in one or more rows across the top of the window.
- A single click or double click (your option) immediately displays the picture in the lower section of the window.
- Clicking the displayed picture opens a picture window to zoom, display full screen, print, or save.
- A (right-click) popup menu provides recycle, delete, rename, and file property functions.
- New batch functions, added to the Files menu print, or save (convert) selected files, or turn them into a web page.
- Print pictures full page, or
- Print 2, 6, or 12 pictures per page in "album" format, such that all pictures are right-side-up on a portrait or landscape page, or
- Print 2, 4, or 8 rectangular pictures per page, ready to cut into separate photos.
- Use batch save to convert a group of pictures to a different format, or rescale them to a maximum or standard size.
- Create a web page of clickable thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail can open the picture itself, a separate page containing the picture and optional title, a separate browser window, or display thumbnails in a scrollable frame and pictures in their own frame. The Web Page can be viewed with your favorite browser, even if you don't have a Web Page published on the Internet.
- Added support for MP3 (compressed, CD-quality music) files, in conjunction with the Microsoft Media Player 2 (a free download from www.microsoft.com). With Media Player 2 installed, MP3s can be played by double-clicking the file, and can be made part of a slide show script, which can be used as your screen saver.
- Added a new drag and drop function to support file copy and move with a single main window. Drag one file or tagged files and drop them in the folder section. A popup menu provides copy or move functions and a new "Select Folder" dialog allows you to choose the destination folder without having to open a second main window.
- Added keyboard shortcuts:
- DELete key to send a file, tagged files or a folder and its contents to the recycle bin.
- Shift+DELete to permanently delete them.
- Spacebar to tag or untag the selected file and automatically move the selection to the next file.
- Shift+Spacebar to tag a group of files.
We've also added an upgrade wizard to the ShareWare version 2.0 program. So, if you're a registered user of version 1, you can download and try out the ShareWare version 2, and use it to order your upgrade by secure, encrypted email!
- Added Window placement preference, to open Picture, Hexidecimal, Text, Movie, Music and Sound windows in the center of the screen.
May 26, 1999: CompuShow 32 version 2.01 released
Version 2.01 circumvents a "link to missing export" error in KERNEL32.DLL for very early (before "OEM Service Release 2") versions of Windows 95. This change is not needed for Windows 98, Windows NT, or the OSR2 release of Windows 95.
January 4, 1999
CompuShow 32 is awarded "Pick Of The Week", by the Graphic Arts Forum on America Online!
December 28, 1998; Sedona AZ
Canyon State Systems is pleased to announce the release of CompuShow 32 for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT.
Continuing the rich tradition of its predecessors, the newest CompuShow retains all the most popular and essential features of earlier programs including CompuShow for Windows, and the DOS CompuShow and CompuShow 2000!
A result of the most thorough modernization and extensive redesign in Canyon State history, CompuShow 32 takes full advantage of 32-bit windows features, including the much requested long file names.
Consistent use of a mouse right-click for pop up menus keeps the user interface simple and intuitive while providing instant access to special features.
Simple "check box" options establish CompuShow 32 as the program used by windows to open selected file types. Other check boxes set up (or remove) a CompuShow 32 icon on the desktop or start button, and set it up to run at windows startup time on either the task bar or task tray.
A brief overview of CompuShow 32 features...
- Open multiple main ("explorer") windows.
- Drag and drop between CompuShow 32 windows to copy or move files.
- Drag files from the desktop, or an open folder and drop them on CompuShow 32 to show, copy, or move.
- Drag a picture from a web page in Internet Explorer and drop it on CompuShow 32 to show (full screen or even zoomed) or save it.
- Jump instantly to a recently visited folder by selecting it from the pull down history list.
- Arrange the CompuShow 32 main window to your personal preference using its handy "header" control.
- A single click turns on / off display of picture "thumbnails".
- Turn off display of file size, date, and time to show additional columns of thumbnails.
- Increase the width to show really long file names or decrease it for even more columns of thumbnails.
- Click the check mark to tag all files or clear tags.
- Slide shows (and the screen saver) use your choice of background color or wallpaper.
- The screen saver can be set up with your favorite pictures "floating" across the screen.
- The screen saver can be password protected.
- Your screen saver can play music and sound files as well as pictures.
- Open multiple picture windows to compare pictures side by side.
- Picture "tools" include the ability to:
- convert to grayscale ("black and white")
- convert to negative
- adjust gamma
- adjust contrast
- adjust brightness
- adjust red, green, and blue
- Picture save (convert) options include:
- 2, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 32k, 64k, and 16m colors.
- "best" and "standard" 16 colors
- "best" and "browser safe" 256 colors
- grayscale (black and white)
- A "loop" button plays the movie in a continuous loop.
- Open multiple movie windows to loop several movies on screen at the same time.
- The Gallery displays a powerful "data base" view of all thumbnail images whether on your hard disk, removable disks, or CDROMs.
- The Gallery view can be set for large icons, small icons, list or details.
- Group codes and keywords let you categorize and identify pictures by content.
- Find files by name even if you've forgotten the location, using the handy "treat file name as keyword" option.
- A convenient "find" function opens a main window for any thumbnailed file.
If you now use CompuShow for Windows, you'll find that virtually all its capabilities have been implemented in CompuShow 32, so you don't need to give up anything to move up to the "new CompuShow"!
- Options include the ability to turn off the automatic creation of thumbnails in selected folders (such as your browser "cache") and to view "temporary" thumbnails which aren't stored in the database unless you choose to save them.
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