History of PictureGo!

The development of PictureGo! started in 1999. After I had bought my first digital camera, I wrote a program to watch my pictures in a slide show. Being an enthusiastic programmer, I continued to develop the program and version 8.2 is the thirtyninth release, so far....

Version 3.1 - December 2004

The smallest version ever, that is one description that would fit version 3.1, it only contains one new feature : Crop and Enlarge. It is my belief that this is a one of the nicest changes in the history of PictureGo!

I am the developer of PictureGo!, but I am also a user and this new feature has already given me a lot of pleasure.

It only took me a little over a week to program and test it. During this period there was enough time left to adjust the help pages. For all the details, open Help and click on 'What is new in PictureGo! 3.1'. Then, if you didn't do so already, play with it and find so many details in your digital pictures that you never noticed before.

I am not claiming the invention of enlarging here, by no means. I do think however, that PictureGo! (being a slide show program) offers the quickest way to select a part of a picture to have a detailed look at.

Hmmm... that sounds pretty arrogant...but so be it.

Okay, and what else is new? Not that much; the number of registered user grows each day by an average of 2. (Pretty pitiful isn't it?) Despite my marketing efforts at the release of 3.0, I must have sent about 50 emails to (on-line) magazines/web-sites all over the world, it did not make a bit of difference. Then again, there is also a little success to report; PictureGo! was finally accepted at Tucows.com (after 2 previous failed attempts). I see this as a recognition since Tucows really takes a close look at the product and it requires a certain score to get your program accepted.

3 Cows from Tucows, Vleuten, the Netherlands

PictureGo! was rated "3 cows" which makes me a small software farmer. It is the lowest score you can get, but still.

A major advantage of being accepted at Tucows (which stands for The Ultimate Collection Of Winsock Software, b.t.w.) is not only that the software is listed, it is also hosted.

Which means I redirected the download link at the PictureGo! site to the Tucows site.

Of course there is also a disadvantage, I am ready to launch 3.1 just before Christmas but it takes Tucows some 2 months to review the new version (unless you're willing to pay lots of money) and hopefully accept it. So for the time being, I will have to change the download link back to my own homepage, and if you have read previous release notes you know which problems can arise there.

Till the next (10th!) version of PictureGo!

Auke Nijholt (The Netherlands)