A new update has been released for Cyotek WebCopy bringing it to 1.0.2.0.

This update changes the project format from XML to binary, reducing file sizes and the time it takes to open and load projects. While it will also resolve the "hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character" exception that some users were experiencing, as no details to date have been provided for reproducing the error we can't be certain that the underlying issue has been resolved.

An experimental new option has also been added. The sitemap tree view will now highlight new or changed links in an alternate color.

A number of other bug and interface tweaks have been included in this build.

We are currently working on improving the error reporting experience, however if any user of WebCopy does experience a crash, any details that can be provided on the cause of the crash would be gratefully appreciated.

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A new update has been released for Cyotek WebCopy bringing it to 1.0.1.4.

The main feature of this update is support for the Last-Modified HTTP header. When present, this will now be stored for each URI in the project. Note that if the content specifies a different value (for example a meta tag in a HTML document, this will override the HTTP header version).

A new copy option has also been added to set the creation/modification timestamps of downloaded files to match the last modified values if present. You can find this new setting in the Copy section of the Project Properties dialog.

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A new version of Cyotek Slicr has been released bringing it to 0.0.1.0 Alpha.

This update addresses a number of minor issues with the product and also adds custom fields and the first stages of the templating functionality. When combining templates with custom fields, this allows you more advanced options for generating additional content. One use case would be to generate an XML map describing the sliced images with extended properties - this and more is now possible.

We also changed the .NET version. Unlike Cyotek's other desktop tools, Slicr now requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. We will be migrating all tools to this version of the framework in subsequent updates.

Please note that this product is currently in alpha status and is supplied "AS-IS". Not all functionality has been implemented, and existing functionality may change. However, we'd appreciate any feedback on the functionality and usability of the product.

Cyotek is pleased to announce the first alpha build of its new product, Cyotek Slicr.

This freeware tool allows users to slice up source images into smaller parts by drawing a series of rectangular regions defining each part. Slicr also supports the use of automatic slicing, so a source image can be sliced into equal regions based on the criteria specified. Each image part can include custom output options, or use overall project defaults.

Slicr was originally designed to be part of Spriter, but we decided it would make more sense to provide it as a separate tool. We hope you find this tool useful.

Please note that this product is currently in alpha status and is supplied "AS-IS". Not all functionality has been implemented, and existing functionality may change. However, we'd appreciate any feedback on the functionality and usability of the product.