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MSI Installer

Since a lot of you were asking for a blind installer and/or an msi installer. We have now created an msi installer with nomacs 3.6 beta. We would be happy if you could test this installer and leave feedback here, so that switching to msi in the next version works smooth.
— the nomacs team

nomacs 3.6

we had a lot of time for coding in winter – so here is a new nomacs with the beginning of spring. We manly reworked the image adjustments and added a few such as exposure correction. Here is the complete changelog:

– Image adjustments introduced
– Exposure added
– Batch
– Improved profiles
– Image adjustments added
– Settings for batch plugins
– Extended tab functions (thanks to @cornytrace)
– Settings Editor
– Icons for high DPI displays
– Crash on exit fixed for Linux with Qt 5.7.1
– Updates (Windows)
– Qt 5.5.1 -> 5.7.0
– OpenCV 3.1 -> 3.2

[EDIT] we had to draft a hotfix for translations were not loaded properly in nomacs 3.6.0. So if you already updated to 3.6 please update again to 3.6.1

nomacs 3.4

may we introduce nomacs 3.4 – It’s all fresh and organic. This version introduces a new batch processing UI. We have added profiles – so you can save common batch configurations (and run them from the command line).

Info for Windows users: we recommend to uninstall any prior version of nomacs and then install nomacs 3.4.

– Batch UI reworked
– Batch Profiles added
– Cropping to metadata
– RGB to Gray improved
– Crash on delete fixed
– Slow thumbnail rendering fixed
– Start-up time improved
– RAW/PSD orientation fixed

— the nomacs team


nomacs 3.2

nomacs 3.2 is out. We were working mainly on the plugin framework which is now integrated in the windows installer and fully supported on Linux. In addition to this, the preferences are now integrated into nomacs. Here is an overview of the most important changes:

– Plugin framework redesigned
– New preferences
– Undo & History dock added
– Statusbar improved (e.g. zoom level)
– All Icons are SVG (UHD monitors)
– Compression added to Batch
– Image transitions extended (swipe)
– Logging added
– Recent files cleaned

— the nomacs team


Command Line Options

we have improved/added command line options for nomacs:

Usage: nomacs.exe [options] image

-?, -h, --help                                  Displays this help.
-v, --version                                   Displays version information.
-f, --fullscreen                                Start in fullscreen.
-x, --pong                                      Start Pong.
-p, --private                                   Start in private mode.
-m, --mode <default | frameless | pseudocolor>  Set the viewing mode <mode>.
-d, --directory <directory>                     Load all files of a
-t, --tab <images>                              Load <images> to tabs.

image                                           An input image.

Brand your nomacs

Since nomacs 3, you can change the background image which is displayed on start-up. You just need to place an image called ‘bg.png’ into a folder together with your nomacs.exe. Here is how this looks like:tu-branding

If you add a second file named ‘bgf.png’, the splash screen of the frameless mode will be overwritten.

Tiny Planet

nomacs can turn your photo spheres into Tiny Planets. Therefore, you first need to capture a photo sphere. Here is how you do this in your camera app on Android:

photo-sphereIn nomacs you can choose Edit > Tiny Planet to turn your favorite photo sphere into a tiny planet.

img-2015-12-17 16.50.43In the Tiny Planet dialog, you can adjust the planet’s size and orientation. And here is how the result looks:kalenberg-new-ps

Unattended Installation

When using Windows you can make an unattended installation of nomacs. Therefore you need to place install-script in a folder together with the nomacs-setup.exe. Then you can call
nomacs-setup.exe --script install-script.js
If you want to change the target directory, you can edit the following line in the install-script.js:

// Choose a target dir -----------------------------------------------------
// installer.setValue("TargetDir", "C:/nomacs");

Moreover, which components to install can be changed here:

// Select your components -----------------------------------------------------
// var page = gui.currentPageWidget();
// page.selectComponent("nomacs.x86");
// page.deselectComponent("nomacs.x64");
// Select your components -----------------------------------------------------

Local Repository

you can install nomacs using a local repository. Therefore you need to clone the current repository: Extract this repository to a local server or machine.

Insalling from the Local Repository (GUI)

On the first page of the nomacs installer click the Settings button. Then add a User Defined Repository and uncheck the Default Repository. You can additionally add user credentials if needed (see screenshot).

img-2016-01-12 11.53.39-bInstalling from the Local Repository (CMD)

Open the nomacs-setup.exe or maintainancetool.exe from the Windows command line. Then type:

nomacs-setup.exe --addRepository <URI,...>

Configuring Presets (Export Settings)

If you want to automatically configure some settings, you can adjust nomacs on your machine. Then, run regedit.exe and choose the settings key you want to export:

regedit /e C:\nomacs-settings.reg "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\nomacs\Image Lounge"

If you run nomacs-settings.reg on the client machine, all your settings will be applied there.