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  1.  Graphic Workshop Professional 11 Revision 11 (additional notification)
  2.  Screen Saver Construction Set 11 Revision 2
  3.  Font Wrangler 11 Revision 2 (second notification)
  4.  e-Paint 11 Revision 3 (additional notification)
  5.  Alchemy Mindworks Web Site (second notification)
  6.  Wyccad is in the World (second notification)
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Graphic Workshop Professional 10 Revision 11



Graphic Workshop Professional 11 has been updated to address a few additional issues. In this release:

  • Watermark: A timing issue in the browser-based Watermark window that could cause typing to appear very slowly in its Edit field under some configurations of Windows has been resolved.

  • Neon Filter: The Neon filter in Graphic Workshop's View mode Filter window now handles mega-pixel images more uniformly.

  • Filter Interface: A bug in the Filters window user interface that could prevent the preview-image scroll from working — or just lock the window entirely, depending on your Windows configuration — has been stomped.

From the previous release:

  • JPEG Security: A potential security issue in Graphic Workshop's JPEG library interface has been identified and addressed.

  • Oil Painting Filter: A memory leak in the Oil Painting filter that tended to crash Graphic Workshop when large digital camera images were transformed into motel art therein has been fixed.

  • FIT Format: A bug in the FIT file reader that failed to free some system resources when FIT files were read has been stomped.

  • Find in Browser: The Find in Browser window can now be closed by clicking outside it.

  • Thumbnail Pre-cache: The Graphic Workshop thumbnail pre-cache logic attempts to guess which thumbnails you're going to screen over next, when Graphic Workshop first boots up, and load them before they're needed to allow for smoother scrolling. The logic that drives the pre-cache has been enhanced to make it more intuitive... or more likely to guess correctly.

    In addition, you can now adjust the delay time between pre-cached thumbnail fetches to fine-tune the pre-cache functionality to your computer. See the discussion of Thumbnail Pre-caching in the Reference document of Graphic Workshop's manual.

  • Filter Thumbnails: A resource issue that could crash Graphic Workshop's Filter window if its previous-iteration thumbnails were clicked on has been addressed.

  • Average:The Average filter in Graphic Workshop's Filters window hitherto could ignore the setting of its Wide Aperture option under some configurations of Windows. It now pays attention all the time.

  • Filter Preview: The Filter window preview was disposed to refusing to update correctly under some configurations of Windows. This has been nailed.

  • Alpha Filters: Some combinations of Filters in Graphic Workshop's Filter window could cause final graphics to be displayed entirely in shades of red and black if alpha transparency was involved. This has been fixed.

  • e-Paint UltraLight: The Filter interface for e-Paint UltraLight has been updated to address a number of crashes.

  • Performance: Addresses a number of GDI and performance issues that software developers never really stop meddling with.

  • Documentation: Updates the documentation.

If you haven't experienced Graphic Workshop Professional 11 as yet, please see its initial release announcement for a list of all its new and enhanced functionality.

Click on the blue button to download Graphic Workshop Professional 11.



Upgrades

If you have registered or upgraded a registration for Graphic Workshop Professional 10, we invite you to upgrade to Graphic Workshop Professional 11 for half the single-user license price.

Click on the blue button below to visit the upgrade page.




Screen Saver Construction Set 11 Revision 2



Screen Saver Construction Set 11 has been updated. In this release:

  • WebP: The WebP library has been updated to address a number of image quality issues and to enhance its security.

  • JPEG Security: The JPEG reader has been updated to the newest library release to address several potential vulnerabilities. This one's really essential.

    We'd like to urge all users of Screen Saver Construction Set to update to this release as quickly as possible.

  • Edge Support: Screen Saver Construction Set will now find the Microsoft Edge web browser to display its documentation.

  • Image Libraries: Updates the image libraries for Screen Saver Construction Set to address a potential memory leak.

  • User Interface: The user interface windows of Screen Saver Construction Set have been enhanced. A number of features of the application are more intuitive and easier to understand. Everything looks tight and leading-edge.

  • Code Review: We've completed a line-by-line review of the underlying source code of Screen Saver Construction Set. This has resulted in a smaller, faster application... and we dispatched a number of stealthy bugs, memory leaks and security issues.

  • Performance: Addresses a number of GDI and performance issues that software developers never really stop meddling with.
         
  • Documentation: Updates the documentation.


Click on the blue button to download Screen Saver Construction Set 11.


Upgrades

If you have registered or upgraded a registration for Screen Saver Construction Set 10, we invite you to upgrade to Screen Saver Construction Set 11 for half the single-user license price.





Font Wrangler 11 Revision 2



Font Wrangler 11 has been updated. In this release:

  • WebP: The WebP library has been updated to address a number of image quality issues and to enhance its security.

  • JPEG Security: The JPEG reader has been updated to the newest library release to address several potential vulnerabilities. This one's really essential.

    We'd like to urge all users of Font Wrangler to update to this release as quickly as possible.

  • Speed: Various user interface elements in Font Wrangler — most notably the rightmost pane in its application Window — were adversely affected by a recent change to Windows 10, making them extremely slow. They're back in overdrive.

  • Edge Support: Font Wrangler will now find the Microsoft Edge web browser to display its documentation.

  • Image Libraries: Updates the image libraries for Font Wrangler to address a potential memory leak.

  • User Interface: The user interface windows of Font Wrangler have been enhanced. A number of features of the application are more intuitive and easier to understand. Everything looks tight and leading-edge.

  • Code Review: We've completed a line-by-line review of the underlying source code of Font Wrangler. This has resulted in a smaller, faster application... and we dispatched a number of stealthy bugs, memory leaks and security issues.

  • Administrator Prompt: Depending on your Windows configuration, Font Wrangler may be prevented from installing and removing fonts when it's run as a normal user. Running it as Administrator addresses this issue, and the Font Wrangler documentation explains how to make this happen. Font Wrangler now includes a prompt window to alert you to this issue when Font Wrangler thinks its installation functions might be blocked.

  • Performance: Addresses a number of GDI and performance issues that software developers never really stop meddling with.
         
  • Documentation: Updates the documentation.


Click on the blue button to download Font Wrangler 11.


Upgrades

If you have registered or upgraded a registration for Font Wrangler 10, we invite you to upgrade to Font Wrangler 11 for half the single-user license price.





e-Paint 11 Revision 3



e-Paint 11 has been updated. In this release:

  • WebP: The WebP library has been updated to address a number of image quality issues and to enhance its security.

  • JPEG Security: The JPEG reader has been updated to the newest library release to address several potential vulnerabilities. This one's really essential.

    We'd like to urge all users of e-Paint to update to this release as quickly as possible.

  • Neon Filter: The Neon filter in e-Paint's View mode Filter window now handles mega-pixel images more uniformly.

  • Filter Interface: A bug in the Filters window user interface that could prevent the preview-image scroll from working — or just lock the window entirely, depending on your Windows configuration — has been stomped.

  • Filter Thumbnails: A resource issue that could crash e-Paint's Filter window if its previous-iteration thumbnails were clicked on has been addressed.

  • Average:The Average filter in e-Paint's Filters window hitherto could ignore the setting of its Wide Aperture option under some configurations of Windows. It now pays attention all the time.

  • Filter Preview: The Filter window preview was disposed to refusing to update correctly under some configurations of Windows. This has been nailed.

  • Alpha Filters: Some combinations of Filters in e-Paint's Filter window could cause final graphics to be displayed entirely in shades of red and black if alpha transparency was involved. This has been fixed.

  • Oil Painting Filter: A memory leak in the Oil Painting filter that tended to crash e-Paint when large digital camera images were transformed into motel art therein has been fixed.

  • Performance: Addresses a number of GDI and performance issues that software developers never really stop meddling with.
         
  • Documentation: Updates the documentation.


Click on the blue button to download e-Paint 11.


Upgrades

If you have registered or upgraded a registration for e-Paint 10, we invite you to upgrade to e-Paint 11 for half the single-user license price.





Alchemy Mindworks Web Site



The Alchemy Mindworks web site has been updated to serve all its pages using the secure HTTPS protocol, rather than HTTP.

HTTPS means that everything you do at our web site will be secure, and even really evil people won't be able to intercept it. Admittedly, we sincerely hope that really evil people have better things to do with their time.

Perhaps more to the point, you won't see a scary "not secure" message in the address field of your web browser when you visit our site.

We hasten to add that through some truly cunning and inspired HTML configuration and coding, any access to our sites through the old HTTP links will be immediately and transparently redirected to our secure pages. You don't have to change any bookmarks or links.

Google Chrome: It has come to our attention that changes in recent updates to Google Chrome have prevented it from downloading software installers from our site — and quite a few others, as we understand it. We've resolved this issue for the Alchemy Mindworks downloadable software.

In the event that you encounter any issues with the new site, please contact us and tell us what happened.




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