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 3.2 - April 2005

5 years, 10 versions, 2.500 registrations; the history of PictureGo! in a nutshell.

A nice series of figures. Certainly 5 years ago I absolutely could not have foreseen this.

Today, April 10 2005 , PictureGo! 3.2 was launched.

Though more involved than version 3.1, it still can be characterized as a small version. I mostly concentrated on improving 'Automatic Starting CD'. So far it was only possible to have PictureGo! play one slide show of an Automatic Starting CD. Now you can put an unlimited number of slide shows on a CD, that is: space permitting. These shows will appear in an easy drop down menu for the user to choose from.

The key feature, maximum ease for the receiver of the CD, is a 100% maintained. Other new features are (smaller changes left aside) : copy a text label to all other pictures in a MyShow file, in case you want to have the same text appear for all the pictures in your show; the search function has been extended and, not unimportant, an improved version of memory management has been reintroduced (because of remarks of a critical user - thanks Valter!).

Automatic starting CD

The experienced PictureGo! user knows that 2 new versions a year are launched, one in the summer and one around Christmas. That is how it has been for the last couple of years. The reason for the early launch of 3.2 (originally planned for July), lies in the fact that I started programming on 3.3 almost immediately after finishing 3.2. In fact, 3.3 is already in the beta stadium. I didn't want to have two new versions stored on the shelf. Version 3.3 will be launched somewhere in August, you can already have a look at its contents at: http://home.wanadoo.nl/anijholt/Version33/NewInVersion.php (Page was removed at the launch of version 3.3). So, for now, have a great summer!

Auke Nijholt, the Netherlands , April 2005


About the previous release notes:

Updating software only takes Tucows about 2 weeks and not 2 months like I stated. Therefore, I decided that as of this version, I will wait for Tucows to publish the new version before sending mails around to all users. This saves a lot 'exceeding the maximum traffic web-site regulations' agony!