- New Features
Photo 4.1 includes many interface improvements, rewritten OpenGL 3D
Gallery code, Audio Player enhancements and many other minor fixes
and improvements. See below for further details:
- Interface Changes => The main Phota
window has been redesigned to be more intuitive. Several of the other screens
have been made more functional and easier to use, including the New Album Create,
Photo Information, Add Photos
and Reformat Pages functions.
The Phota interface can now be scaled much larger to accomodate the extremely
high resolution screens that are becoming common with newer computers. The
Album Appearance screen can be used
to choose an Interface Scale. A reasonable Interface Scale should
be set automatically when Phota is initially installed, based upon the
resolution of your monitor.
- Gallery Improvements => The OpenGL
rendering of 3D Galleries has been entirely reworked to use more recent
OpenGL methods that better utilize the power of modern graphics processors. By
default, the 3D Engine for Galleries is still set to DirectX,
but it might be worthwhile to try both DirectX and OpenGL by switching
between them with the Gallery
Options screen. Either DirectX or OpenGL might provide
noticably better performance and/or quality, depending on your computer and graphics card.
Also, when a full-screen image is displayed while in Gallery mode, a frame
is shown around the enlarged image to match the frame seen in the 3D scene, (depending
on available space around the image). The frame will be sized proportionately
to the (usually) larger dimensions of the full-screen image.
- Audio/Video Players => The Volume
The sliders on the Audio Player
and the Video Player have been
replaced by sliders that indicate play progress and which allow adjustment of the
progress. Also, keyboard commands have been added for controlling the
Audio Player: Ctrl-Left Arrow and Ctrl-Right Arrow for
Previous and Next song/track respectively, and Ctrl-Down Arrow
to pause/resume playing.
Click to review Phota 4.0