Version 1.6.0.258 15 July 2017

Fixed

  • Added 4.6 to configuration file which should prevent some users experiencing a "missing method" exception. Please note that the Color Palette Editor requires .NET 4.6 and trying to run it on older versions is not supported.

Version 1.6.0.255 Beta 02 July 2017

Added

  • Setup now includes default Color List, CSS Export, GIMP Export and HTML Swatch Page templates, along with a demonstration template
  • You can now copy the preview image directly from the Create Swatch Image dialog without having to save it to a file
  • Added rudimentary code completion to template editor
  • Added a new command line template runner suitable for scripting or batch scenarios without having to run the GUI client

Changed

  • Template editor now remembers its size and location

Fixed

  • Added help topics to remaining palette editor dialogs
  • Print would behave unexpectedly if the paper size was too small
  • The bounding box for swatches in the Create Swatch Image dialog was always one pixel larger than configured, which could cause lost edges on palettes without swatch names
  • Some Liquid filter names were incorrect
  • Swatch presets couldn't be correctly loaded

Version 1.6.0.247 Beta 30 June 2017

New

  • The Create Swatch Image dialog now supports the use of presets
  • Added new Copy Swatch Image command which will generate a preview image of the current palette and then copy it to the Windows Clipboard
  • Palettes can now be exported to CSS
  • Colours can now be imported from CSS
  • Added template support, allowing palettes to be exported into custom text formats
  • Added the ability to print swatch sheets
  • Added Portuguese translation (machine generated)

Changed

  • Create Preview Image renamed to Create Swatch Image and can now be found on the Palette menu
  • Numerous changes to how plugins are discovered, loaded and configured. Due to no longer storing plugin details in the Windows Registry, this will cause any disabled plugins to be re-enabled

Fixed

  • Attempting to save or export to a format which has a fixed color count no longer continues if the palette doesn't fit the limitations of the new format
  • Dialog help buttons weren't working correctly on Windows 7

Version 1.5.0.212 Beta 29 May 2017

Added

  • Added new Invert Color command
  • Copy Color command now supports HSL values
  • Add new Schemes view, allowing you view colour harmonies such as analogous or tetradic and add these colours to a palette
  • Added limited localisation support

Changed

  • Duplicating a swatch now places the new swatch after the existing swatch instead of at the end of the palette
  • Major documentation updates and corrections

Fixed

  • Editing a color using the value sliders caused large numbers of undo steps to be generated and could also cause severe performance issues
  • Setup was using GIF Animators product code
  • The editor will now display a message and then graceful exit if the user choose to unselect every single file format from Setup, rather than just crashing
  • Resolved a crash that could occur when dragging on the last row in an irregular colour grid
  • Palette previews sometimes had junk colours when first shown
  • Some context menus could be opened with the dedicated menu key, but not with the original Shift+F10 combination
  • Fixed a crash that could occur trying to paste an invalid value
  • Fixed an issue where the Copy and Cut commands didn't work correctly if the color grid or list was the focused control
  • Pasting a duplicate color now correctly sets the pasted swatch, instead of selecting the first swatch matching the duplicate
  • Preview palettes were unnecessarily maintaining their own undo buffers
  • Duplicate settings definitions could be created when showing the same options dialog multiple times
  • Toolbar text was never set

Version 1.4.0.182 09 April 2017

Added

  • Added support for Adobe Color Table palette files
  • Added support for Microsoft RIFF palette files
  • Added new warning when saving palettes with a specific requirement (e.g. required number of colours) and the requirements are not met
  • The colour list now displays RGB values for swatches that do not have a dedicated name
  • You can now drag files directly from File Explorer into the Batch Conversion dialog
  • Added a new dialog for viewing available palette formats and their requirements
  • Added support for CMYK colours in aco files
  • The formats displayed on the Copy Colour menu can now be customised
  • Added CMYK support to the Copy Colour menu

Changed

  • Now requires Microsoft .NET 4.6
  • The Create Desktop Icon option in setup is no longer checked by default
  • Dragging a colour in the colour grid now automatically selects the colour if it isn't active
  • Add Swatch shortcut changed to Control + Shift + A to avoid conflicting with the standard Control + A shortcut
  • Setup now allows the selection of the file types to install
  • Setup should now automatically uninstall previous versions

Removed

  • Removed the setup option for creating a Quick Launch icon
  • Due to offline help always being outdated due to the general weakness of the product manuals, the offline help files are no longer included in the setup, and requesting help will always display the online version

Fixed

  • Some dialogs only supported local help requests and were unable to show help if the local help file was not available
  • Fixed an issue where the Save As dialog selected the first available format, ignoring the current palette format
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when sorting a palette by hue
  • Fixed an issue where some Adobe Photoshop Color Swatch files saved using the palette editor could appear to be fully black in other 3rd party applications. To fix affected palettes, simply re-save them using the updated Color Palette Editor
  • A newly required dependency was accidentally omitted from setup
  • After moving a colour by dragging it via the colour grid, the dropped colour is now correctly reselected
  • Deleting or cutting a colour via the colour grid couldn't be undone
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to undo the previous action
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when dragging into the Palette Editor from another application
  • If you initiated a drag operation in the colour list, then released the mouse outside the bounds of the list, no further drag operations could be initiated
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when non-RGB colours were selected in the colour list

Version 1.0.3.5 Beta 29 September 2015

Fixed

  • Fixed a nasty corrupt heap crash that occurred when trying to display the About dialog

Version 1.0.3.4 Beta 27 September 2015

Added

  • When logging an exception, diagnosis actions are such as new version downloads or links to workarounds are now displayed, if applicable
  • Added a new option to control whether or not new pre-release (beta) versions are included in update checks

Removed

  • Disabled glass effects unless using Windows Vista or Windows 7

Fixed

  • In certain circumstances, command line arguments would not be parsed correctly
  • When changing settings via the main Options dialog, some settings would not be applied as the old versions were cached

Version 1.0.3.3 Beta 26 May 2015

Changed

  • FreeImage updated to 3.17

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes renderer text was truncated with an ellipsis despite having enough room to fully render the text
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to change a swatch name and the selected colour wasn't in range. The original bug couldn't be reproduced so probably still exists, it just won't crash the program now
  • Fixed a crash that occurred trying to resize an empty palette
  • Unnecessary undo records are no longer generated occasionally when changing the name of a colour swatch
  • If a view crashes when updating, it is now disabled for the remainder of the session without crashing the entire application
  • Fixed a crash that occurred using the External Tools dialog if the Environment Variables sub menu was clicked
  • Fixed an issue where token menus (for example those in the External Tools dialog) containing environment variables could be excessively wide

Version 1.0.3.2 Beta 18 January 2015

Changes and new features

  • Digital signatures reinstated
  • A confirmation prompt is now displayed when shrinking a palette via the Resize Palette dialog
  • Added a new extension for dynamically creating preview images of palette contents

Fixed

  • Ordering a palette now no longer causes any custom swatch names to be lost

Version 1.0.3.1 Beta 13 December 2014

Changes and new features

  • Temporarily removed digital signatures, these will be reinstated shortly
  • Added Windows 10 to application manifests
  • Images using the WebP format are now supported

Version 1.0.3.0 Beta 03 August 2014

Changes and new features

  • Information Experimental Added Undo / Redo support
  • The Palette From Image dialog now supports additional image file formats
  • Items in the Color List can now be reordered using the same methods as the Color Grid.
  • Opening or creating a new palette no longer resets the active view back to Color Grid

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the editor couldn't load .gpl palette files that were formatted a certain way
  • Fixed an issue where .gpl palettes saved via the editor couldn't be opened in Inkscape
  • Fixed an issue where the selection region in the Palette From Image dialog couldn't be resized or moved if the image had been zoomed so that scrollbars were visible
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the Swatch Name field didn't reflect the correct value
  • Fixed an issue where the RSS feed wouldn't update when the Update Now option was used, unless a daily update was already pending
  • Creating a new palette via the Palette From Image dialog no longer includes a black swatch unless it was present in the image palette
  • After using the Palette From Image dialog, it was possible the selected colour wasn't being set correctly
  • Duplicating a swatch now also duplicates the swatch name
  • Fixed an issue where focus wasn't correctly set to the colour grid when starting the application

Version 1.0.2.0 Beta 20 July 2014

Changes and new features

  • When selecting a source image in the Palette from Image dialog, the preview automatically zooms the image to fit
  • You can now select a portion of the source image in the Palette from Image dialog to use for generating the palette

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when painting the grid
  • Repeatedly clicking column headers in sortable lists now correctly cycles between Ascending, Descending and None, instead of only Ascending and Descending
  • Changing the window font is now correctly applied to the main window when the settings are applied, rather than requiring the application to be restarted
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to obtain the display string for an enum value

Version 1.0.1.1 Beta 25 May 2014

Changes and new features

  • Added a helper tool for backing up and restoring settings, or for resetting settings to default values
  • Added a stand-alone update check tool

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the update check could cause the main window to be unresponsive
  • Corrected baseline positioning of editors and labels in dynamic user interfaces
  • Fixed an issue where settings were both loaded and saved using thread specific culture data, which could cause a crash if the computer culture information was subsequently changed. All settings are now saved and load using an invariant culture.
  • A crash no longer occurs if font information cannot be read correctly from stored settings
  • Fixed an occasional crash when the colour list attempted to select a non-existent index
  • Fixed an issue where the context menu wasn't displayed in the colour list if the context key was pressed and the second item in the list was selected

Version 1.0.1.0 Beta 13 April 2014

Changes and new features

  • Holding down Alt and pressing an arrow key now allows navigation of the colour grid even if the grid itself does not have focus, allowing for easier entering of colour values or names without having to switch focus back and forth
  • Added a new tab to show the palette in list form, providing an easier way of viewing all swatch names
  • Setup now allows you to customize which components are installed
  • Added product RSS notifications add-in

Fixed

  • In certain circumstances, creating a backup of a file could take a substantial amount of time
  • Fixed an occasional The path is not of a legal form exception when using the External Tools dialog
  • Fixed an issue where colour settings were sometimes not loaded correctly
  • Fixed an issue where font settings were sometimes not saved correctly
  • Font sizes are now displayed as whole numbers
  • Fixed an occasional crash resizing the application window with a collapsed panel

Version 1.0.0.0 Beta 02 February 2014

  • Initial Release

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