iMedia Browser

Licence: Freeware
Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2011-05-04 | Download
This update adds support for iPhoto event skimming, support for the Faces feature in both iPhoto and Aperture, and support for Collection groups in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. iMedia Browser 2.0.1 is also a maintence release with fixes to reported issues.
Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2011-01-26 | Download
Major rewrite for speed and performance. New Flickr browser added. New "Combo" view for displaying. Many other updates!
Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2010-03-17 | Download

New Features

  • Now parses Aperture 3 database, for both images and movies, including showing new icons with Aperture 3

Bug Fixes

  • Works around a reported bug in iPhoto where iPhoto illegally encodes references to iTunes songs, used in slide show background music, in its database file. The bug was causing the entire iPhoto library to fail loading for some users.
  • Fix of a memory leak

Known Issues

  • Some large Aperture libraries may load slowly if that library is selected when the application is first launched. If this affects you, select another library before quitting so that the selection won't be restored to Aperture. We are solving this issue for the next major update to iMedia.
Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2009-11-02 | Download

New Features

  • Brazilian Portuguese localization courtesy of Paulo Neto
  • Russian localization courtesy of Alexandr Slavyshensky
  • Update iTunes icons to be iTunes 9 compatible

Bug Fixes

  • Fix to window "flipping" behavior (click the little "i" in the title bar)
  • Snow Leopard compatibility for reading movie files
  • Snow Leopard compatibility for detecting crash report files
  • Some thread safety improvements
  • Improved icon handling for iphoto libraries
  • Fixes to some memory leaks
  • Fixes to Aperture parser
Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2009-04-21 | Download

New Features

  • The music browser now allows you to use the space bar to pause and resume the selected track.
  • Double-clicking on an image in the photo browser will open up the image with the default image-viewing application. Holding down the control key while double-clicking will cause the original (unedited) version of the photo to be opened, if available.
  • Lightroom parser now uses user-modified images rather than original masters
  • Audio browser now allows you to search by title, artist, album, or genre by holding down the popup menu on the magnifying glass icon in the search field.
  • Folder parsing, for Lightrooom 2 users who prefer to work with Folders rather than Collections

Bug Fixes

  • It is now possible to drag images to Microsoft Word documents.
  • Fixed an audio "hiccup" where dragging the slider to scrub within a track would set the time when the mouse was released.
  • Now properly displaying minutes:seconds counter in audio browser.
  • Fixed a bug where some collections were missing in the lightroom parser
  • Fixed issues with signing up for mailing list when not online
  • Updated FMDatabase to newer version which should improve performance
  • Update database code for improved parsing of Lightroom and Aperture libraries
  • Stability improvements (improving on Leopard, not Tiger)
  • Memory allocation improvements for large library parsing
  • Some speed-ups in loading libraries with many sub-nodes.
  • Localization updates

Known Issues

  • Loading large libraries with multiple sub-nodes, especially Aperture libraries, can be very slow especially if that library is the item selected when iMedia Browser first loads. We will be working on a long-term solution, but the short-term solution is to make sure that your Aperture library is not selected when you quit the application.

(Framework version 712)

Version 1.1.3 | Release Date: 2009-02-18 | Download

New Features

iMedia Browser Framework (685)

  • Search in iPhoto library now searches comments and keywords too

iMedia Browser Application

  • Application now quits when window is explicitly closed (if it is launched and accessed via the dock, not the menu icon).
  • Update to latest Sparkle (r337)

Bug Fixes

iMedia Browser Framework

  • Boost the number of allowable open files so that the live updating in the iPhoto module can monitor a much larger number of folders. This should affect users with larger iPhoto libraries who were having trouble viewing their thumbnails.
  • Fixed an issue in the underlying iMedia framework that was causing many files to be left open and thus crash the application. Thanks to Rainer Brockerhoff for discovering the cause and the fix for this bug.
  • Lists of files are now sorted with correct numerical sorting, like the Finder, so you get numerical sorting 1 .. 2 .. 10 instead purely alphanumeric sorting 1 .. 10 .. 2
  • Fixed some memory leaks and over-releases
  • Drag and drop performance enhancement, helps on older/slower Macs
  • Checks to make sure a clicked row is valid
  • Fix for music search to prevent duplicate matches
  • Library parsing speedup
  • Localization Updates

iMedia Browser Application

  • Enhancements to problem reporting to help with cases where reports weren't coming through
  • Localization Updates
Version 1.1.2 | Release Date: 2008-10-29 | Download
A number of fixes, including:
  • Fix a problem parsing older iPhoto libraries
  • Maintain selection path in the source between launches
  • Improve live updating of libraries
  • Fix to lightroom database parsing
  • Lots of bugfixes
  • Fix several memory leaks
  • Improvements to problem report sending
  • Filter out invalid addresses in the email address combo box
  • Localization updates
Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2008-08-12 | Download

New Features

iMedia Browser Framework (644)

  • Added support for iPhoto Events.
  • Added support for multiple Aperture libraries.
  • Custom folders can now be added/deleted to/from the source list with a contextual menu or deleted from the Edit menu.

iMedia Browser Application

  • Updates to languages, application is now localized in English, Danish, French, German, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.
  • Help page now links to the online release notes.
  • Updated to Sparkle 1.5, used for version checking.

Bug Fixes

iMedia Browser Framework

  • Improvements to selection in Photo view.
  • Improvements to scanning of Pictures folder.
  • Improvements to Audio library display.
  • Improvements to Movies library display.
  • Better looking badge when dragging multiple items.
  • “Show Captions” setting is now respected on launch.
  • iMedia Browser window now supports minimize.
  • Removed alleged support for Firefox bookmarks since it was never actually implemented.
  • Better recognize files that are missing an extension, as long as their creator code is set.
  • Update iPhoto and Aperture modules to show the correct icons.
  • Fix parser so that movies and music only show up in their proper channels.
  • Properly display iTunes playlist subfolders.
  • Improvements to searching within Audio.
  • Removed spurious log messages.
  • Improved memory management.
  • Fixed crash dealing with certain icon types.
  • Fixed crash when accessing photo beyond the end of the list.
  • Use proper icons for folders, albums, etc.
  • Fix for Tiger compatibility that was affecting some host applications.
  • Fixed problem with Aperture/Lightroom not updating the outline view correctly.
  • Improved Aperture/Lightroom parsing to happen in the background now.
  • Many other bug fixes.

iMedia Browser Application

  • Improvements to feedback reporter.
  • Deactivates obsolete third-party ‘del.icio.us’ parser plug-in that caused instability.
Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2008-05-01 | Download

New Features

iMedia Browser Framework

  • Photos browser now includes Adobe Lightroom.
  • New Movies thumbnail generation and caching mechanism for improved stability.
  • Source lists now indicate that folders can be dragged in to be added.

iMedia Browser Application

  • Launching for the first time now gives choices to check for updates automatically and to join Karelia's email list.
  • Preferences window now allows choices when checking for updates: Manually, Release versions only, or Include beta versions.
  • Preferences window now allows choices when reporting problems to Karelia: Ask each time, Automatically, or Never. A default email address for replies can also be set.
  • Karelia's built-in Feedback and Problem reporters are now included.
  • New Help menu with online help.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where some list items could not be dragged into other applications.
  • Minor stability fixes.
  • Improved Leopard compatibility.
Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2007-10-16 | Download
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