Posted: Monday, February 19th, 2018 @7:37AM
I'm happy to announce that both of the above mentioned products have been updated so they now support Windows 7. It wasn't that difficult (Easy Realty Flyers has a few requirements).
Why the change?
I was reading a couple of different articles regarding Windows Operating System Usage and I discovered that Windows 7 is still quite popular. And by that I mean popular enough that I needed to support it.
Here's the reference articles in case you are wondering too:
I've also made a changes to the Overwrite/Skip feature in Unzip Photo Archives. I was trying to account for daylight savings time and that code would cause UPA to constantly overwrite the extracted image (date-time was off by an hour).
System requirement to run Easy Realty Flyers on Windows 7
Microsoft has released several roll-up packages for Windows 7 which contain hot-fixes and security patches and what-not. I setup a computer running plain old Windows 7 Home and proceeded to use windows update (via the control panel) for several hours. Some of the updates were quite large. In some way or another I had forgotten how much I used to dread the constant update | install | reboot process. Windows 10 update seems more efficient to me. You can download the SP1 and Platform Update by using the KB numbers. Create a support ticket if you need help.
As always, registered users can download and install the latest version for free!
I should note that I'm working on a fix for Perspective so it can run on Windows 7 and I've already been testing fotoXplorer on Windows 7 and it works perfectly!
Posted: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 @8:05PM
An updated version of Unzip Photo Archives for Windows has been released. Several new features have been added and several multi-threaded code sections have been improved!
Here's a list of changes/additions:
As always, registered users can upgrade for free. Simply download and install the latest version.
Posted: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 @5:43PM
An updated version of Easy Realty Flyers has been released.
Changes in this release:
As always, registered users can upgrade for free. Simply download and install the latest version.
Posted: Monday, December 4th, 2017 @12:00AM
I'm proud to announce the release of Perspective for Windows (formally known as 3-D WallpaperPRO).
This release represents a complete rewrite (including a new user interface) and a new, much sought after feature.
When I say sought after, it is something that I've been trying to code for several years. Always figured it was possible - and after finishing Perspective - BOOM...The solution hit me. This delayed the release a bit, so I could recode the wallpaper swapping engine as Perspective now renders directly to the window behind the desktop's icons (Using Direct2D for smooth animation).
What does this mean? In a nutshell, I can render the wallpaper using any one of the 26 slideshow transitions I've created (with more to come).
Check out Perspective's product page for more information and a video showing 13 of the 26 slideshow transitions!
Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 @9:37PM
A new version of Easy Realty Flyers has been posted and available for immediate download. As always, this update is free for registered users.
This version adds new features listed below:
You can now zoom in and out of your real estate flyer design by using the mousewheel or clicking on the buttons located on the newly added status bar (see below). You can also drag the flyer around the design canvas to verify your details (easier to read when zoomed).
I've recoded the Image2PDF engine to handle larger JPEG Image files. It also embeds listing META data into the resulting exported real estate flyer (see below).
The color palette chooser now contains 84 named colors. These colors have been specifically chosen because they work best with printed materials. (see below)
The new Open Flyer Dialog now displays a preview of your real estate flyer. This makes it easier to choose a previously saved flyer project (see below).
And finally, when possible you should use a PNG version of your real estate company's business logo. PNG images support transparency and look better when layered on top of colored backgrounds (such as gradient fills). Both the Realtor-MLS and EHO logos have been updated to PNG image format.
Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 @8:29AM
Development of fotoXplorer is moving along at a fairly quick pace. I started this project (several years ago) because I wanted (needed) a photo management tool which is easy to use, yet powerful enough to get any task done quickly.
Among the latest development are:
It's almost finished and there's a good chance I'll release an early-experience version (simple documentation only)
Below are some screen caps!
Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2016 @8:13AM
A new version of Unzip Photo Archives has been released. There are several speed improvements implemented and it is now compiled using Unicode so it can better handle Non-US (english) character sets. I removed RAR support for now, but plan to re-incorporate it soon.
Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016 @8:00AM
I've decided to change the name of my automatic desktop wallpaper changer to Perspective for Windows. Additionally, Perspective has been completely redesigned to allow for easier access to all of its features (including the real-time preview too!)
I'm still working on the update and it should be available for download soon.
Here are some screen caps
Posted: Thursday, October 15th, 2015 @2:31AM
Yesterday, I released an update with the following additions/changes:
The added note lets you know that while in 'Evaluation mode' Easy Realty Flyers will save your contact information, photo and business logo, but not use it when creating new flyers. By default it will use the built in Christina Pennland Profile, photo and business logo. This constraint is intentional as it allows you to try-before-you-buy, without simply giving away a fully-functional software application.
MAPI is integrated into Windows OS via e-mail clients. Sometimes it doesn't always operate as described by Microsoft. I'm looking at including a SMTP option where Easy Realty Flyers is responsible for sending e-mails (instead of using your current Windows based e-mail application).
As always, updates are free to registered users. Simply download the latest build (184.108.40.2067) and run the installer (no need to uninstall first).
Posted: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 @6:48AM
I've been updating the website to make it responsive (scale to any device) because Google flagged it as non-scalable. Apparently this impacts a website's SEO rankings.
There are some constraints in that Forums cannot be re-coded to be responsive (they use tables) but everything else seems to scale appropriately.
Posted: Thursday, October 1st, 2015 @11:57AM
I've uploaded a new version (220.127.116.110) of Easy Realty Flyers 2015
This update corrects a problem when creating a new flyer project on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Original testing didn't show this problem so I can only assume it was exposed when Windows (8.1 & 10) was updated. This problem didn't exist on Windows 7 so...as always, fun with multiple versions of Windows!
Please download and install the latest version (Registered user can update for free!)
Many thanks to Vlad Constantinescu at http://win.softpedia.com for notifying me of this..gulp...bug!
Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 @4:54AM
Today, I'm happy to announce the release of Easy Realty Flyers 2015 for Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10).
With Easy Realty Flyers, real estate professionals can create, print (or e-mail) their own listing flyers without having to be desktop publishing experts. Originally developed and published in 2006, Easy Realty Flyers 2015 has been completely redesigned utilizing the latest Windows imaging technologies. A new rendering engine creates clean, business crisp real estate listing flyers with some new and exciting features (such as gradient filled theme templates).
Easy Realty Flyers Features:
Posted: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 @7:54AM
Today, I'm happy to announce the release of Unpack Photo Archives for Windows (Windows 7 & Windows 8).
Unpack Photo Archives is designed to search your computer and perform in-place, batch extraction of photo collection archives stored in Zip and RAR format.
Some features include:
Unpack Photo Archives can be downloaded now from here.
Posted: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 @4:10AM
An updated version of 3-D Wallpaper PRO has been released. Below are the changes | enhancements.
3-D Wallpaper PRO (Version 1.1.2014.24)
All product upgrades (new version) and revisions are free for registered users.
Please make sure to exit out of 3-D Wallpaper PRO before installing the update.
There's no need to uninstall existing versions before installing the update.
Posted: Friday, January 24th, 2014 @11:01AM
Both 3-D Wallpaper PRO and getPHOTO() PRO have been updated. Updates are free to all registered users. Simply download the latest version from the Products page and run the installer (no need to uninstall existing gdiObjects versions)
3-D Wallpaper PRO (Build 1.1.2014.21)
getPHOTO() PRO (Build 2.0.2014.17)
Posted: Sunday, January 12th, 2014 @11:04AM
It's been 9 months since I decided to re-brand my software to gdiObjects and I'm pleased to announce that this project is finally finished!
This website has been completely re-engineered using the latest standards (HTML5 & CSS3) and I switched to PHP because it seems to be faster and more responsive than .net or any other server-side scripting languages. I've also Bootstrapped it and incorporated some new features (such as the Help Desk and integrated Community Forums).
Both getPHOTO() PRO and Perspective have updated and now include a drop-down menu with links to gdiObjects.com (Home page, Help Desk and Forums). A Check for Updates feature is now built in to the software (available by clicking on the About button on each product).
I also spent a month adding featured and improving each product. The Online Help System have been replaced with the traditional HTML Help File (*.chm) and included in each product's installer.
With 3-D Wallpaper PRO, I made some subtle changes to the Wallpaper Settings page. I added a Border/Border Size feature when rendering desktop wallpapers. It now correctly scales and crops full size landscape images. The Glass Reflection feature can be configured independently for each photo orientation type (landscape | portrait).
A forum topic Your Thoughts has been added and I would appreciate your feedback & ideas on how to improve my software and website.
Over the next few days/weeks I'll be updating the Twitter feed, so please follow gdiObjects for the latest news and updates.