PhotoDemon 6.4 release

September 9, 2014


Release Announcements Tanner (PD developer) 7 Comments

After six months of hard work, PhotoDemon 6.4 is officially ready for download. You can grab it from the download page, or right here:

PhotoDemon 6.4 Download

You do not need to set up or install the program. Just unzip the PhotoDemon folder, then double-click the PhotoDemon icon to begin.

Download PhotoDemon 6.4    (.ZIP file, 7.6 mb)

Functionally, this release is very similar to the 6.4 betas made available over the past month. Many thanks to the more than 1,000 individuals who downloaded the beta – your suggestions and comments were invaluable. Thank you also to PhotoDemon’s incredibly great translators, coders, and other contributors, without whom continued development would not be possible.

For those upgrading directly from version 6.2, you’re going to notice a lot of improvements! You can find a full write-up (with images) here, but for those in a hurry, here is an abbreviated list of what’s available in version 6.4.

  • LAYERS! PhotoDemon now provides comprehensive layer support, including variable opacity, custom blendmodes, on-canvas moving and resizing, and editing without flattening.
  • New non-destructive edit options, including resizing, exposure, clarity, vibrance, temperature, and more.
  • Numerous interface improvements, including new slider, radio button, and check box controls created specifically for PhotoDemon.
  • Many new tools, including straighten, auto-correction, auto-enhancement, split-toning, HDR, colored pencils, glass tiles, stained glass, fragment, Kuwahara filtering, lens flare, sunshine, noise removal (bilateral smoothing), and more.
  • Many improvements to existing tools, including overhauled Curve and Level dialogs, tonal range support when adjusting color balance, totally rewritten comic book, relief, emboss/engrave, edge enhance, find edges, rainbow, fog, and ignite filters, and many smaller tweaks and improvements.
  • New Undo History browser
  • Improved performance program-wide, including new Performance options, and significant performance improvements when language translations are active
  • Much better support for non-English locales, including many bug-fixes for locales that use “,” as a decimal separator
  • Improved drag/drop support, including improved support for dragging images from web browsers
  • Improved status bar, including a clickable “resize image” button and “fit image on-screen” button
  • New Malay language support (machine translation only, improvements welcome!)
  • New Swedish language support (machine translation only, improvements welcome!)
  • Improved support for using arrow keys to modify various settings
  • New asynchronous image metadata processing. Images with extensive metadata now load (and save) much faster than before.
  • Reduced program startup time, and greatly reduced shutdown time when many images are loaded
  • Improved mousewheel zoom, with zoom now preserving cursor location, instead of defaulting to position (0, 0)
  • Improvements to Content-Aware resizing, including faster performance, symmetrical seam removal, and ESC-to-cancel functionality
  • Improved image load time, especially for large images and/or complex image formats

For a full list of this version’s bug-fixes, performance improvements, and tool enhancements, please visit PhotoDemon’s commit log.

Known bugs

  • Some language files are still being reviewed by PhotoDemon’s excellent translators. In the meantime, machine translations have been provided, but in the coming weeks, a 6.4.1 release will be made available with improved language files.

Enjoy!

Thank you again to everyone who helped with 6.4’s development, testing, translation and release. As PhotoDemon grows ever more complex, I rely more and more on outsiders to let me know about possible bugs and improvements.

The program would be significantly less interesting if I were forced to do everything alone, so thank you again to everyone who pitched in on this release!

I hope you enjoy version 6.4. If you have any feedback, please send me a message. I’d love to hear from you.

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7 Comments
  • Anon Oct 17, 2014

    Thank you! your work is much appreciated.

    Looking forward to using layer masks and brushes etc. Nothing bloated, just enough to remove the need to use other software.

    Cheers.

    Reply
    • Tanner (PD developer) Oct 17, 2014

      Thank you for the kind comment. The latest nightly builds already include some great new selection tools (lasso, polygon, and magic wand), so I think we’re making good progress toward a nice, core set of tools. Brushes and layer masks are on the to-do list – hopefully I can get to them soon!

      Thanks again.

      Reply
  • Plinio Garcia Mar 06, 2015

    Efectos de deformación del texto en la capa de texto, para crear titulares. Art Works.

    Reply
  • Plinio Garcia Mar 06, 2015

    Agradezco la atención que puedan dar a mis sugerencias para futuras versiones de Photodemon
    Atentamente. Plinio Garcia.

    Reply
  • Plinio Garcia Mar 06, 2015

    Otras sugerencias, en la traducción al español, donde aparece, expedientes, debería decir, Archivos. En los macros, donde dice, jugar con la macro, deberia decir, reproducir macros.

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    • Tanner (PD developer) Mar 07, 2015

      Hola Plinio. Gracias por mencionar esto. El actual traducción al español es sólo una traducción automática, por lo que es probablemente baja calidad. Si yo os envío el archivo de idioma español, ¿podría solucionar estos y otros errores que notas?

      (Original: Hi Plinio. Thank you for mentioning this. The current Spanish translation is a machine translation only, so it is probably low quality. If I send you the Spanish language file, could you fix these and any other errors you notice?)

      Reply
  • Plinio Garcia Mar 07, 2015

    Ok send me this file, I will try to help you

    Reply

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