Announce: Entangle “Charm” release 0.7.0 – an app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: March 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.7.0 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

  http://entangle-photo.org/download/

The main features introduced in this release are a brand new logo, a plugin for automated capture of image sequences and the start of a help manual. The full set of changes is

  • Require GLib >= 2.36
  • Import new logo design
  • Switch to using zanata.org for translations
  • Set default window icon
  • Introduce an initial help manual via yelp
  • Use shared library for core engine to ensure all symbols are exported to plugins
  • Add framework for scripting capture operations
  • Workaround camera busy problems with Nikon cameras
  • Add a plugin for repeated capture sequences
  • Replace progress bar with spinner icon

The Entangle project has a bit of a quantum physics theme in its application name and release code names. So primary inspiration for the new logo was the interference patterns from (electromagnetic) waves. As well as being an alternate representation of an interference pattern, the connecting filaments can also be considered to represent the (USB) cable connecting camera & computer. The screenshot of the about dialog shows the new logo used in the application:

Logo

Announce: Entangle “Strange” release 0.6.1 – an app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: February 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.6.1 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

  http://entangle-photo.org/download/

This release has primarily involved bug fixing, but one major user visible change is a rewrite of the camera control panel. Instead of showing all possible camera controls (which can imply 100’s of widgets), only 7 commonly used controls are displayed initially. Other controls can be optionally enabled at the discretion of the user and customization is remembered per camera model.

  • Require GTK >= 3.4
  • Fix check for GIO package in configure
  • Add missing icons to Makefile
  • Follow freedesktop thumbnail standard storage location
  • Refactor capture code to facilitate plugin script automation
  • Fix bug causing plugin to be displayed more than once
  • Make histogram height larger
  • Strip trailing ‘2’ from widget labels to be more friendly
  • Completely rewrite control panel display to show a small, user configurable subset from all the camera controls.
  • Remember custom list of camera controls per camera model
  • Hide compiler warnings from new glib atomic opertaions
  • Update to newer gnulib compiler warnings code
  • Remove broken double buffering code that’s no required when using GTK3
  • Remove use of deprecated GtkMisc APis
  • Allow camera picker list to show multiple lines
  • Remove crufty broken code from session browser that was breaking with new GTK versions
  • Disable libraw auto brightness since it totally overexposes many images, generally making things look worse
  • Fix memory leak handling camera events
  • Add keywords to desktop & appdata files

Announce: Entangle “Down” release 0.6.0 – An app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.6.0 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

  http://entangle-photo.org/download/

This release has a mixture of bug fixes and new features / changes and new widget styling

  • Add a demonstration plugin for setting up a captive photo box display mode
  • Switch to use Python3 for plugin engine instead of JavaScript
  • Use GTK dark theme
  • Require GNOME symbolic icon theme to be installed
  • Switch to require lcms2 instead of lcms
  • Move application icon into a standard directory mandated to work with the appdata tools
  • Make manual focus work with Canon EOS cameras
  • Disable flickering progress bar in preview mode with Canon EOS cameras
  • Remove use of deprecated GTK methods/classes/constants
  • Remove use of gexiv2 method which is not long exported
  • Remove use of deprecated libpeas methods
  • Add GTK-DOC transfer annotations / docs to all methods
  • Avoid loosing camera capabilities on disconnect
  • Fix off by one in histogram tables causing memory corruption
  • Mark appdata / desktop files for translation
  • Fix typos in README file
  • Fix inverted tests when checking if range widget changed
  • Avoid storm of expose events due to auto-drawer widget
  • Avoid never ending circular update of controls causing errors in some camera modes
  • Add workaround for crazy D5100 camera serial number
  • Add customizable highlight/background for images
  • Avoid reference leak of windows preventing proper cleanup
  • Remove camera manual/about/driver help windows since it did not contain any info useful to users
  • Filter list of cameras in connect dialog to only those which support capture/preview
  • Don’t auto connect to cameras which don’t support capture or preview
  • Ensure parent window is set on dialogs to prevent them falling behind main window
  • Fix crash with latest GTK due to incorrect overriding of GtkApplication startup method
  • Update to cope with changed GExiv API version
  • Refreshed translations from transifex

Thanks to the great work of the Fedora translation team, Entangle has > 90% translation coverage for Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian, French and Japanese and > 80% coverage for Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and German. If you are in a position to help translate Entangle further, consider joining the Fedora translation team.

Announce: Entangle “Up” release 0.5.4 – An app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: December 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.5.4 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

http://entangle-photo.org/download/

This release is primarily focused on bug fixes.

  • Ensure thumbnail directory exists when saving thumbnails
  • Fix memory leak generating thumbnails from raw images
  • Add an appdata XML file for GNOME software center
  • Create a dedicated camera actions menu
  • Fix include of gexiv2 header files
  • Fix image selection for onion skinning in preview mode
  • Display selected image when cancelling preview
  • Fix empty tooltips on capture/preview buttons
  • Fix scaling for preview image in onion skinning mode
  • Increase emphasis of top image in onion skinning mode
  • Improve granularity of manual focus and add extra ‘<‘ and ‘>’ key accelerators for coarse focus
  • Fix leak of image exiting preview mode
  • Make progress toolbar button permanently visible

As before we still need help getting the UI translated into as many languages as possible, so if you are able to help out, please join the Fedora translation team:

https://fedora.transifex.net/projects/p/entangle/

Thanks to everyone who helped contribute to this release & troubleshooting of the previous releases.

Announce: Entangle “Photon” release 0.5.3 – An app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: August 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.5.3 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

http://entangle-photo.org/download/

This release is primarily focused on bug fixes. The previous 0.5.2 release had a massive memory leak and a thread safety problem causing frequent hangs, so all users are strongly recommended to upgrade

  • Move file name of image thumbnails to tooltip popup
  • Add –disable-schemas-compile configure arg to disable schema compilation
  • Remove “Encoding” key from desktop file
  • Fix massive memory leak in pixbuf loading
  • Fix thread safety in camera control updates which caused hangs in GTK
  • Fix updating of control readonly state when camera modes change

As before we still need help getting the UI translated into as many languages as possible, so if you are able to help out, please join the Fedora translation team:

https://fedora.transifex.net/projects/p/entangle/

Thanks to everyone who helped contribute to this release & troubleshooting of the previous releases.