20 Years of Software Development Portfolio
Nikolaus Brennig
nikolaus@brennig.com
Vienna, Austria


Ashampoo Photo Commander - The universal toolbox for your digital photo collection!

www.photocommander.com

Download Free Legacy Versions of SlowView / Photo Commander

SlowView 1.0 - (January 2003, works on Windows 95/98/NT and newer)
Brennig's 1.4.3 - (January 2005, works on Windows 2000 and newer)
Photo Commander 8 - (February 2010, works on Windows XP and newer)
Photo Commander 11 - (March 2016, works on Windows 7/10 and newer)

The Evolution of SlowView / Photo Commander

1998

Version 0.1-1.0

- First working version
- Windows 95/98
- Basic display of BMP files

1999

Version 0.1-1.0

- Basic GUI with toolbar
- Windows NT 4 support
- Printing
- Support for JPG, GIF, PNG, TGA, PSD and other formats
- Move, copy, rename and delete files
- Next/previous photo
- Settings/Options

2000

Version 0.1-1.0

- Browser with miniatures display
- Support for english and german GUI
- More formats supported (Animated GIF)
- Batch conversion
- First GIF2MNG converter for Windows
- Commandline parameters
- Video and audio playback
- Undo
- Windows 2000 support

2001

Version 0.1-1.0

- Different toolbar graphics
- Language support for italian, spanish, english and more
- Clipboards support
- Support for even more formats and animations
- Harddisk cache for miniatures
- Open with command
- Setup for installation
- Scan support
- Windows XP support

2002

Version 0.1-1.0

- More languages supported
- Batch renaming
- Different browser styles per directory
- High quality zoom support
- Audio tags for MP3

2003

Version 0.1-1.0

- Improved GUI
- Improved performance
- More languages
- Dynamic toolbar
- Last version of Slowview

2004

Version 2

- Complete overhaul as Mediafile Assistant / Brennig's
- Shareware for commercial use
- 50+ image, audio and video formats
- Screen capture
- Lossless JPG rotation
- RAW loading
- Batchprocessing
- Webalbum
- Image toolbar for editing
- Slideshow with 23 different transition effects
- Fullscreen, browser and viewer mode
- JPG cleaner and optimizer

2005

Version 3/4

- New distributor Ashampoo, sold as Ashampoo Photo Commander
- Red eye removement
- New and improved effects
- Draw text, arrows, shapes
- New wizard interfaces
- PlugIn system
- Editing of brightness, saturation, gamma and more
- Wizard for detecting similar image files

2006

Version 5

- Unlimited undo/redo
- Support for frames and basic greeting cards
- Create collages
- Create calendars
- Burn slideshow on DVD
- Improved browser cache
- New full screen mode
- New editing tools (erasor, clone)

2007

Version 6

- All new GUI
- Supports resizing many dialog windows
- Quick-Fix tools like 1-Click-Optimize, straighten line, colors adjustment
- Editable objects: text, arrow may be moved afterwards
- Introduction of APCDOC format
- 5-Star-Rating of files
- Quicksearch in browser
- Multi monitor support
- Windows Vista support

2008

Version 7

- Threaded miniature handling
- Hardware accelerated photo display via OpenGL
- Slideshow with Ken Burns transition effect
- Insert rotateable graphics, stamps as objects
- Improved greetings cards with APCDOC templates
- Advanced quicksearch/filter in browser
- Photo importer

2010

Version 8

- Easier next/previous switch
- Anti-Aliasing for all object types
- New easy to use print dialog with live preview
- Windows 7 support
- Metadata and comment support (EXIF, IPTC)
- View content of several directories at once
- Browser loads threaded completely
- Calendar-View
- Filmstrip mode

2011

Version 9

- Group view display mode
- Virtual albums / file basket
- Photo compare mode
- Photo tagging and filtering by metadata
- Improved video playback
- Touch screen support
- APCDOC version 2

2012

Version 10

- Image adjustment with gradation curve tool
- Histogram display
- Support for multi-core cpus
- Improved GUI design for quick-fix and edit tools
- Upload photos/videos to social media sites (facebook, youtube)
- Batchprocess with real time preview
- Supports color profiles
- Overhauled internal image codec engine and plugin interface

2013

Version 11

- Automatic photo backup system with versioning
- Inpaint to remove scratches from photos
- Effect center and effect pen
- Denoise
- Minimap navigation instead of scrollbars
- XMP support
- 3D Photo support
- Windows 8 support

2014

Version 12

- New main GUI/Layout
- Import wizard
- Photo importer synchronizes imported photos
- Send to cloud services (Dropbox, Google Drive)
- Share via webmail or Ashweb upload
- Improved edit objects with object style editor
- Wallpaper wizard
- Slideshow wizard creates video file
- Cut-Out tool

2015

Version 14

- Viewer previews (3 photos at once)
- Save as wizard with live preview
- Media Foundation for video files
- HighDPI support
- Direct2D support
- Transformation/Perspective modification
- Collage greeting cards and templates
- Webalbum wizard with templates
- Quick filtering with many tags
- Windows 10 support

2016

Version 15

- Geotagging resolve forward and backwards
- Where?-view sorts photos by city, country, street
- Presentation window shows photos on second monitor
- Advanced batch processing using *.apcbatch command files
- Extract frames for videos / animations
- Auto-display of working animation in GUI

2017

Version 16

- Modern app menu offering often used commands
- Modern GUI for wizards and main window
- PNG animations support
- File size optimizer for PNG and JPG
- Create panorama
- Favorites rating
- Dehaze
- 3D transformation and collage APCDOC templates
- ADF scanning