This new version includes plenty of user requested features, lots of GUI changes, and a few general improvements and features that I’ve been wanting to add for a while. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until version 2.5 for command line support though.
Both the free edition and bulk edition have been updated. The free edition can be downloaded from here and bulk edition users just need to go to the Help menu within the application and then choose Check For Updates.
Here’s a summary of the new features:
- All actions (searches, exports, imports etc) can now be performed against the jpegPhoto attribute as well as the default thumbnailPhoto attribute
- Better handling of image files that do not have correct meta data
- Improved application updater (and update detection is now done in the background once the main window has loaded instead of on the splash screen)
- User settings are now stored in registry instead of using .NET settings file so that settings are not lost when upgrading to new versions
- Several GUI improvements in almost every area of the application
- Alternate domain name and credentials are now saved
- Added the ability to limit searches to specific OUs
- Added browse button for selecting from all trusted domains in the options window
- Now possible to display search results in a table format rather than the standard thumbnail view. Table format also includes account descriptions
- When exporting an individual image, the file name will default to the username (or full name for contacts) of the account
- Faster startup
- Support for GIF files when updating a single user image (previously GIF files were only supported in bulk imports)
- Choose to upload images to AD in JPEG format or PNG format (which allows for transparency in images and other advantages)
- Additional button added to edit image window that automatically resizes images to 96 x 96 (or appropriate size for aspect ratio when largest dimension is set to 96)
Along with this update comes a new pricing structure for the bulk edition as well – whilst the price of the site license and enterprise license has increased slightly, you can now purchase a single license (which costs less than the site license used to) so hopefully for those people that only need one license this now makes it more cost effective.
Version 2.5 will bring full command line support and also the ability to add watermarks to images before uploading them. Of course feel free to let me know if you can think of any other features that you’d like to see in there and I’ll do my best to get them included.