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Release Notes – (Current Release)
LICENSING – Fixed URL for Purchase button on splash screen.
INSTALLER – Fixed bug where it wouldn’t allow installation on 32-bit Windows.
UI – Fixed bug where it wasn’t always possible to resize the main screen.
UI – Added menu option to change the main screen size or shrink it.
UI – Fixed bug where the background of the batch activate and some motion detection controls were white instead of the correct color.
HELP – There is now a dedicated ControlMyCanon knowledge base and help system.
HELP – Updated links to point to the correct articles in the online knowledge base.
LIVEVIEW – Fixed bug where sometimes the Depth of Field Preview setting would not be applied.
LIVEVIEW – Recorded movies now automatically transfer to the PC.
IMAGE BROWSER – Fixed bug where you would get an ‘unable do allocate DIB’ error message.
DEBUG – Fixed bug where bug reporting tool does not work.

Release Notes: February 18, 2018
All changes are relative to the previous version 4.3.

BODIES – Added support for the 700D/Kiss X7i/REBEL T5i
– BODIES – Added support for the 100D/Kiss X7/REBEL SL1
BODIES – Added support for the 70D
– BODIES – Added support for the 1200D/Kiss X70/T5/Hi
BODIES – Added support for the 7D Mark II
BODIES – Added support for the 760D/T6s/8000D
BODIES – Added support for the 1300D/X80/T6
BODIES – Added support for the 800D/Rebel T7i/Kiss X9i
BODIES – Added support for the 77D/9000D
– BODIES – Added support for the 5D Mark IV
BODIES – Added support for the 80D
BODIES – Added support for the 1D X Mark II
BODIES – Added support for the 5DS/5DS R
BODIES – Added support for the 750D/REBEL T6i/Kiss X8i
CONNECTIONS – Added menu item to restart the WIA service to fix connection issues.
LIVE VIEW –  Added option to to display the camera orientation roll and pitch.
– LIVE VIEW –  You can now enable/disable the live view exposure preview mode using the Tools/Exposure Preview option menu option (D800/D800E/D810 only).
– LIVE VIEW – You can now pan around a zoomed live view image with the keyboard.
– LIVE VIEW – You can now quickly switch between different levels of zoom.
– LIVE VIEW – A separate shoot button has been added to the toolbar. This is useful if the live view is fullscreen.
– LIVE VIEW – The settings sidebar has been removed and settings have been moved the new Layers tab. This is easier to read and doesn’t reduce the live view size when adjusting settings.
– LIVE VIEW – A single-left-click now moves the focus box.
– LIVE VIEW – A double-click now causes contrast autofocus.
– LIVE VIEW – You can now pan in a zoomed live view image.
– LIVE VIEW – The live view window is now by default embedded in the main window, but can be detached if needed.
– LIVE VIEW – Better performance on slower computers.
– LIVE VIEW – You now close the live view by clicking on the new Close button, instead of clicking on the live view button again.
– LIVE VIEW – New copystand mode. Now it’s easier to compose when the body is mounted to a copystand.
– LIVE VIEW – You can now capture the live view image (low quality 640×426) when you capture the regular fullsize – image.
– LIVE VIEW – Focus box now turns orange while it is seeking focus
– LIVE VIEW – Focus pad has been removed and replaced with better focus control keys with adjustable fine and coarse step that can be mapped with shortcuts.
– LIVE VIEW – Overlay can now overlay any jpg or PNG.
LIVE VIEW – The elapsed time and time remaining are now showed on the live view screen when recording.
– LIVE VIEW – Added new auto-review option for shooting while in live view with workflows disabled. Now you can set it to automatically toggle to the image browser after live view image capture so that you can review the captured image. The image browser is closed after X seconds or a manual toggle using the toggle keyboard shortcut. These options can be set in the Preferences screen, browser tab.
– LIVE VIEW – You now have and Preferences screen option to have live view use your computer’s graphics processing unit (GPU). By default, this is not enabled.
– GPU LIVE VIEW – If your computer supports it, use the GPU live view mode instead of the old mode. You get higher framerate, image quality, lower CPU usage and better tools such as guides, new focus peaking tools, cropping and overlays.
– GPU LIVE VIEW – The computer will require OpenGL 3.1 and at least 128MB of video memory for this to work. If you enable the GPU mode and then see a completely white live view image, your OpenGL drivers or GPU are not compatible. For computers without these requirements, you can still use the non-GPU mode, which is enabled by default.
– GPU LIVE VIEW – The motion trigger does not work with the GPU live view mode. Use the non-GPU mode instead.
– POSTPROCESSING – The window that runs the batch file is now run hidden instead of minimized.
– THEMES – The default theme is now ‘Graphite’, with saturation set to zero. You can find the previous default theme listed as ‘Cold’.
– THEMES – Changed theme selector list so it is easier to see what a theme will look like before you select it.
– THEMES – You can now adjust the theme brightness.
– IMAGE BROWSER – you can now easily toggle between live view and the image browser.
– IMAGE BROWSER – Image browser has been completely rewritten and is now built-in to the main ControlMyNikon app instead of a separate executable.
IMAGE BROWSER – the hidden /ttc subfolder is no longer created. All thumbnails and image info is now kept in a database. The images are not kept in the database as they remain in the folders as always. If there is ever a problem with – the database, you do not lose your images.
IMAGE BROWSER – Images added/edited/deleted in the current folder are now updated on the screen automatically.
IMAGE BROWSER – Thumbnails are now created much faster and can use more than one thread, as defined in the Preferences screen.
IMAGE BROWSER – The main thumbnail display has been replaced with a thumbstrip on the bottom of the screen. You can now select a thumbnail and view it larger on the same screen.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can show the currently selected thumbnail fullscreen, and toggle it off quickly with a keyboard shortcut. The fullscreen can also be moved to a separate monitor.
IMAGE BROWSER – The folder browser is now much faster.
IMAGE BROWSER – Double-clicking on the image now brings up a magnifier. This square loupe can be zoomed so that you quickly check parts of the image without panning within the image. The magnification is from the actual huge source – image, instead of a digital magnification like the UI Magnifier.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now easily launch an image into an external editor.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now launch a separate image viewer in another window or screen.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now flag/unflag a thumbnail.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now select a thumbnail and run a batch file on the source image.
IMAGE BROWSER – you can now set the thumbnail and preview image quality when they are generated, or update it for a single image later.
IMAGE BROWSER – Holding the mouse over the image will show on the Histogram where the underlying cursor pixel luminance is.
IMAGE BROWSER – Separate EXIF and IPTC metadata panels are now shown. These are read-only.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now print a thumbnail detail report (one image per page), or a summary with many thumbnails per page.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now configure which metadata is shown along with each thumbnail, arrange vertically. This allows you to show the thumbnail, and then for example a mini histogram underneath it.
IMAGE BROWSER – The image browser window is now by default embedded in the main window, but can be detached if needed.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now show any combination of jpg, nef or mov files.
IMAGE BROWSER – You can now watch captured .mov videos.
IMAGE BROWSER  – Duplicate images are now more sensibly named.
– IMAGE BROWSER – You can now search in the current folder or subfolders with an optional date range for any image metadata such as filename, date captured, aperture, IPTC.City etc.
– IMAGE BROWSER – You can now collapse or resize the folder, histogram, metadata or thumbstrip. This allows great viewing on small monitors or resolutions.
– ERROR REPORTING – Added a new crash dialog that provides some debug information that you can send to support to aid in troubleshooting the crash.
– ERROR REPORTING – Pressing F12 while in the about screen causes a safe, but real crash. This can be used to test the built-in error reporting function.
– BATCH – You can now set it to optionally capture an image on batch activation or scan.
– BATCH – You can now use extended (non-English) characters in your batch data.
– BATCH – You are no longer limited to using a comma as data delimeter.
– BATCH – You can now enter your data directly into ControlMyCanon.
– BATCH – You can now also import data directly from an ODBC data source, such as an Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.
– BATCH – Imported data is now stored in the ControlMyNikon database. Each set of data is grouped under a JOB.
– BATCH – You can forego data import entirely and query directly to an ODBC database upon batchID activation. Much – easier than importing.
– BATCH – Added several new barcode reports.
– BATCH – You can now activate a batchID by double-clicking on the source data list.
– BATCH – Activated data is now displayed in a large font on the screen for easier reading-at-a-distance.
– BATCH – Batch data is now JOB, BID, BD1-BD9. These data fields can be embedded into any of the supported IPTC metadata fields within the image or .xmp(for NEF).
– BATCH – All images of the same batchid and folder are now shown in a separate area, along with their embedded metadata.
BATCH – Fixed scanner connection and scanner issue with some brands of scanners and serial port emulators.
– UI – Many new themes, now over 100 available.
UI – The minimum supported screen resolution is now 1024×768.
UI – You can now maximize the ControlMyNikon screen, or resize it.
– UI – You can now embed/detach the live view and image browser windows to/from the main screen.
UI – Added a magnifier loupe, for magnifying parts of the screen. Great for small monitors at high resolutions.
FOCUS STACKING – Now it has dedicated buttons and dedicated keyboard shortcuts for controlling focus.
FOCUS STACKING – Added support for the StackShot, a stepper-motor-and-rail alternative to moving focus with the lens focus motor.
FOCUS STACKING – Captured Focus Stacking images can be optionally stored in a separate subfolder per Focus Stacking – set capture. The set images are shown in the same Focus Stacking tab.
FOCUS STACKING – Now allows an adjustable focus motor hysteresis for better focus resetting accuracy.
– FOCUS STACKING – Added support for StackShot3x for focus stacking. Use Axis X on the Stackshot controller box.
– FOCUS STACKING – Added an ‘Export to Zerene Stacker’ to the image browser folder menu.
– FOCUS STACKING – You can now set it to enable live view after connection.
– FOCUS STACKING – Added fast preview focus stacking. The Focus Stacking preview will now save the live view images (640×424 low quality jpegs) so that you can quickly analyze the depth of field coverage. You can even send the stack to Zerene Stacker for a very quick preview stack. Much faster than capturing all the full-size images and stacking them to see how will turn out. Note: The aperture used for each captured image depends on the body and mode used. Some bodies will override your set Aperture and set it to the minimum f value when live view is active, which is going to give you preview images at the wrong depth of field. Setting the body to Manual mode and also setting it to show the actual exposure in live view is usually needed to ensure that the aperture used is what you set it to be. For some bodies, there is no way to do this. This is a firmware limitation. You can disable the image saving portion of the preview by disabling it in the preferences screen, Stacking tab. To help make preview stand out from captures, preview folders now have a ‘__’ prefix when the subfolders option is enabled.
– BULB – Bulb shooting is now done in the Long Exposure and HDR workflows.
– WORKFLOWS – Added Pulse Workflow. It captures an image at a defined interval and continues capturing until it is cancelled, or 10,000 images have been captured. Think of it as a very basic time-lapse function.
– WORKFLOWSHDR – The bracketing screen has been replaced by the new HDR tab. All bracketing is now done in Manual mode only by varying the shutter speeds in a list. You can now use bulb speeds for HDR if your body supports it.
– WORKFLOWS – HDR – captured HDR images can be optionally stored in a separate subfolder per HDR set capture. The set images are shown in the same HDR tab.
– WORKFLOWS – Burst – captured burst images can be optionally stored in a separate subfolder per burst set capture. The set images are shown in the same Burst tab.
– WORKFLOWS – Long Exposure – Replaces the bulb setting widget and guides you through a long exposure workflow, including the optional capture of a Dark Frame.
– WORKFLOWS – Time-lapse – Added option for a HDR time-lapse. This also allows for Bulb time-lapses.
– WORKFLOWS – Time-lapse – Captured Time-lapse images can be optionally stored in a separate subfolder per Time-lapse set capture. – – The set images are shown in the same Time-lapse tab.
WORKFLOWS – Stop Motion – Added a new workflow module for Stop Motion. This allows the easy capture, review and onionskinning of images for a Stop Motion project.
WORKFLOWS – Added Pulse Workflow. It captures an image at a defined interval and continues capturing until it is cancelled, or 10,000 images have been captured. Think of it as a very basic time-lapse function.
WORKFLOWS – Added Bulb workflow. Set shutter speed to Bulb, then select duration and click on Capture to start. Capture terminates after duration or if you click on ‘Cancel’. This is a simpler workflow than the Long Exposure, which has more features.
TRIGGERS– External control via Windows messages has been removed. You can still control ControlMyNikon from and external app using the new TCP/IP trigger added. This new trigger is synchronous so you will be notified once an action is completed.
TRIGGERS– Many more trigger actions added (Web, TCP/IP, Speech, Motion, Sound).
TRIGGERS – Speech Trigger is now built-in the app instead of running as a separate executable.
SHORTCUTS – Greatly enhanced with more actions available and it allows key combinations like CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-P.
POSTPROCESSING – You can now launch a custom batch file after each capture or from the image browser – great for post processing.
METADATA – now you can easily embed IPTC metadata in JPG’s. For NEF files, .xmp files are created.
CLOCK – You can now set the camera clock to the same time as your computer.
SCRIPTING – Scripting has been removed as it was mostly used to do things now covered by the Workflows.
TRANSLATIONS – You can now use extended characaters. Ability to import or add new languages has been removed.
LICENSING – You can now un-register your Product Key. This is useful for upgrading from Standard to Pro.
UNINSTALLER – The uninstaller now removes any registry entries created by ControlMyCanon.