tagEZ development details


Change logs
Version Tuesday 08/27/2019
  • New feature: Now GPS data is interpreted to include in header, in form of city, state and country name
  • Improvement: Executables and setup are not signed by self sign cert.
Version Tuesday 08/20/2019
  • Improvement: Emails for keyword insertion are more detailed.
  • Improvement: Executables and setup are not signed by self sign cert.
Version Thursday 07/18/2019
  • Improvement: Ability to launch Geting started guide at start.
  • Improvement: Created sample run scenario for first time user.
Version Friday 07/5/2019
  • Improvement: Changed start to watch.
  • No more picking hints from folder names unless prefixed with a dash ('-')
Version Monday 06/15/2019
  • Bug fix: Fixed bug where it will display duplicate tags, while sending email to user.
Version Monday 04/29/2019
  • Bug fix: Removed crash that would happen on certain versions of Windows OS
Version Sunday 09/19/2018
  • New Feature: Now laptop friendly. User can close laptop anytime. Or open anytime. TagEZ resume and take care of its operation as usual.
Version Sunday 9/30/2018
  • Feature cut: Auto backup removed. Let's focus on what we can do best, i.e. Organize user's photos
  • Feature cut: No more auto start on reboot. Let's give user more control when they like to run.
  • Improvement: Detailed new user warning before start.
Version Sunday 4/18/2018
  • Improvement: Now surprise photos sent only once a day.
  • Improvement: Minor GUI glitches fixed.
Version Sunday 4/15/2018
  • Improvement: GUI revamped. Things like tool tips available to all controls.
  • Improvement: GUI is more to the point rather than confusing.
  • Removed: Apprently noone uses FTP backup, so removed.
Version Thursday 4/12/2018
  • Improvement: Picks up folder name for tagging with start with '-'.
  • Improvement: Improvement in UI, with more explanation.
Version Sunday 4/9/2017
  • Improvement: Several minor cosmetic fixes.
  • Improvement: Backup synchronization bug fix.
Version Wednesday 3/15/2017
  • Improvement: Setup program now allows user to chose installation folder.
  • Change: Now auto update works only - Either you run tagEZ as administrator. Or install it outside of Program Files
Version Monday 3/6/2017
  • Bug: On Windows 7 root level photos weren't picked up.
Version Thursday 3/2/2017
  • Feature: Resume on restart option. When checked, tagEZ will automatically resume its operation. If it was active during a copmuter shutdown.
Version Wednesday 3/1/2017
  • Feature: Now tagEZ can automatically backup user's photo or any other files they like.
  • Feature: User can enable up to two destinations for backup.
  • Feature: User can decide if they like to backup their files, daily or two times a day.
  • Feature: Backup is incremental. So after first time, it's very fast.
  • Improvement: If user have auto update pre-selected, now tagEZ do not prompt them to update on launch. This will change further to a baloon msg box, in next version.
  • Improvement: Not all the upgrades are automatically possible. tagEZ will not auto update only for minor upgrades. While it will notify user of major upgrades that should be handled manually. Though it will be very rare.
Version Saturday 2/12/2017
  • Improvement: Brand new UI and extra page for to be added new settings
Version Wednesday 2/8/2017
  • Feature: Check for update during startup, so all users running exact same version.
  • Feature: Ability to rename existing album remotely.
  • Improvement: When renaming folders, respect the casing that user provided.
  • Improvement: Removed a confusing email to user. During the case when most albums are shown.
Version Monday 1/30/2017
  • Improvement: UI improvement added tool tips.
  • Improvement: Added help link for first time user.
  • Improvement: Updated some messages so first time user find it easier..
Version Sunday 1/22/2017
  • Improvement: Improved performace during indexing.
  • Improvement: Lot more automation.
Version Thursday 1/18/2017
  • Feature: Changed organization schema to suit more users.
  • Improvement: List of minor improvement to publish at CNET
Version Thursday 1/5/2017
  • Feature: It now parses hierarchy of folder, and flatten it to include in output folder name. So for example when you have a folder like - John \ Diploma ceremony \ Cake cutting -> It produces output folder - John Diploma Ceremony Cake cutting.
  • Feature: When no human readable name possible ( for example Nikon default folder 103D7100 ), it ignore folder name suggestions and create YYYY-MM-DD folder. Later these folders are emailed to user to inquire for event details. And keywords from user's email are appended to the folder name to give them meaningful name. Of course tagging works still all along like before it auto tag check box checked.
  • Improvement: Instead of continuously checking for commands from user ( over email ). Now it introduces delay based on Fibonacci numbers. So if users is not interacting at the moment there is no need to check emails. Delay in the sequence of 1 minute then 2 then 3 then 5 then 8 then 13 in as Fibonacci sequence. Once a request received, sequence is reset.
Version Sunday 1/1/2017
  • Improvement: Upon receive command failuer, now tagEZ delays check for new commands exponantially.
  • Improvement: When check for update fails instead of dumping detailed exception, tagEZ logs user friendly message.
Version Thursday 12/22/2016
  • Feature: Health check improved. More detailed reporting on memory consumption.
  • Feature: Replaced our POP3 client, earlier clien was hard to maintain and had memory leaks.
Version Friday 12/16/2016
  • Feature: User can chose if they want auto update enabled.
  • Feature: Added routine healthcheck, to detect and log overall health of the application, indicating for how many hours its running.
  • Lot of unncessary log removed. For parts which are running for ages with no issues.
  • New Tests: Automated update being run frequently for more than 48 hours without any issue.
Version Friday 12/09/2016
  • Several major updates this release.
  • Feature: Supports Nikon RAW format .NEF.
  • Feature: Supports CANON RAW format.
  • Feature: Supports PNG format.
  • Feature: Now auto update first trys out a test to determine if auto update is even possible. When it's not possible, then don't try to autoupdate, rather inform user.
  • Bug: Use to auto stop after 7 days of continuous run. Nasty bug fixed now.
Version Friday 11/11/2016
  • Improvement: Removed a lot of unnecessary logs, it was too much noise.
  • Improvement: Design improvements - Lot of separation in tasks. No inter thread dependencies anymore.