Announce: Entangle “Lithium“ release 1.0 – an app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: October 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 1.0 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

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

This release brings some significant changes to the application build system and user interface

  • Requires Meson + Ninja build system instead of make
  • Switch to 2-digit version numbering
  • Fix corruption of display when drawing session browser
  • Register application actions for main operations
  • Compile UI files into binary
  • Add a custom application menu
  • Switch over to using header bar, instead of menu bar and tool bar.
  • Enable close button for about dialog
  • Ensure plugin panel fills preferences dialog
  • Tweak UI spacing in supported cameras dialog
  • Add keyboard shortcuts overlay

Announce: Entangle “Bottom“ release 0.7.2 – an app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.7.2 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

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

The this is mostly a bug fix release, but there was a little internal refactoring work to prepare for future support of timelapse / animation video display and possible webcam support.

  • Requires Gtk >= 3.10.0
  • Fix some introspection annotations
  • Use GdkSeat APIs if available
  • Use GtkOverlay and GtkRevealer in preference to custom widgets
  • Refactoring to prepare to support display of video files
  • Draw symbolic icons for video/image files while waiting for thumbnails to load
  • Ensure session highlight has a min 1 pixel visible border
  • Ensure session browser scrolls fully to right
  • Check for Adwaita icon theme which now includes symbolic icons
  • Remove left over check for DBus GLib
  • Remove use of deprecated GDK monitor functions
  • Remove use of deprecated GTK API for loading URIs
  • Fix handling of motion-notify event that broke client side window dragging
  • Fix warning when setting size of settings viewport
  • Update bug reporting address
  • Turn off over-zealous compiler warning about loop optimizations
  • Add ability to enter IP address of network camera
  • Fix URI pattern used to locate gphoto gvfs mounts
  • Add example plugin for bracketing photos of a total eclipse

Announce: Entangle “Top” release 0.7.1 – an app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: February 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | 1 Comment »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.7.1 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

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

The this is mostly a bug fix release, but there was a little feature work on the film strip viewer widget. It has been rewritten to dynamically scale thumbnails according to the available space, and caches thumbnails at 256px size instead of 128px.

  • Fix linking problem with strict linkers
  • Misc spelling fixes to online help docs
  • Replace use of GSimpleAsyncResult with GTask
  • Specify versions when importing from python plugins
  • Remove use of deprecated GTK APIs
  • Render image stats overlay partially transparent
  • Fix error reporting when saving settings
  • Flush events after capture to avoid accidentally restarting preview
  • Make Nikon fine focus stepping finer
  • Ensure images are sorted by last modified date
  • Switch from 128 px to 256 px thumbnail sizes to benefit larger high dpi screens
  • Rewrite film strip browser to dynamically resize icons to fit available space
  • Draw symbolic icons in film strip if image is not yet loaded
  • Refresh translations from Zanata

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