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  • Adam Behringer

    Seattle, Washington USA

    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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New Release of Bee Docs Timeline (v2.8)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I just published a free upgrade for Bee Docs Timeline 3D. Use the "Check For Updates" in the Timeline 3D menu to upgrade or you can grab the latest from our download page.

We have had a serious bug in the software that began to show up recently. Because of the recent performance improvements we have implemented, people are creating ever larger and more complex timelines. When customers drag in hundreds of very large images (such as full-resolution images from a digital camera) it could cause a corrupted save and loss of timeline data.

This bug didn't affect the automatic importers or imports via the build-in photo browser. In fact, this bug seems to have only affected about 1 out of every 2,000 active customers but it was obviously a frustrating bug for those it affected.

This release solves that problem by scaling down all images that are added to events. I have completely restructured the document file format for the 2010 release next year which will further enhance the speed and stability of file saving but this change should eliminate the bug for now.

Scaling the images on import also improves 3D render times and reduces file sizes for everyone. You should notice no change in image quality unless you are printing wall size posters on a high resolution printer. If that is the case, you can turn this feature off in the Preferences before importing your event images.

There are a few other bug fixes in this release based on our most common support requests, so please upgrade when you get a chance. See the release notes for details. Thanks!

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Anonymous AnonymousOctober 05, 2009 2:32 PM

Why not change the fileformat into XML (your own, with public schema), with the images just referenced and then save all as bundle, like iWork (and, at least similare) ODF does? Would make it nice for people wanting to XSL Transform.

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