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New Feature Announcement: TEXT ON A CIRCLE!

March 22, 2021, Version 1.4.0


• New feature: Text Circle.
• FabricJS 4.3.1 update. (this is the "engine" that helps us to code the features of the software)
• Fix scale/stretch controls on multi-selections.
• Modified and renamed the 'Edit' and 'Options' menus. They are now "Edit" and "Insert" to allow for insertion of circular text and other elements to insert onto the canvas


Additional changes over the past year are below


February 4, 2021, Version 1.3.37
• Updated login to support launch from LaughingbirdSoftware.com.

January 29, 2021, Version 1.3.36
• Fix Version 7 (legacy templates) image/text loading problems caused by FabricJS 4.3.0 update.

January 26, 2021, Version 1.3.35
• Fix intermittent problem saving designs.
• Increase maximum objects from 25 to 50.
• Fix text gradient problem where scaling caused solid color.
• Improve linear gradient smoothness on Text, Textbox, and Shape objects.
• Setting Text Color now correctly removes all styles, including background color.
• Increase width of Sets dropdown menu.
• Sort Sets menu alphabetically.
• Update Mac/Win Desktop versions to Electron to 11.2.0--Chromium to 87.0.4280.141.
• Update FabricJS from 3.6.3 to 4.3.0. Address breaking changes.

January 4, 2021, Version 1.3.34
• Elements panel now auto-closes when background is clicked.
• Ecover Placeholder handles now auto-disable when background is clicked.
• Shadow and Outline visibility now controlled only by Opacity setting. Redundant On/Off switches now removed from these panels.


Additional changes over the past year are below

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Known Limitations
• Video Record does not work if an iMac is connected via a Thunderbolt cable to your MacBook Pro and used as a second monitor. To fix, disconnect the cable and restart your Mac Book Pro.

• Video Record works in Chrome.



Change History


January 29, 2021, Version 1.3.36
• Fix Version 7 (legacy templates) image/text loading problems caused by FabricJS 4.3.0 update.

January 26, 2021, Version 1.3.35
• Fix intermittent problem saving designs.
• Increase maximum objects from 25 to 50.
• Fix text gradient problem where scaling caused solid color.
• Improve linear gradient smoothness on Text, Textbox, and Shape objects.
• Setting Text Color now correctly removes all styles, including background color.
• Increase width of Sets dropdown menu.
• Sort Sets menu alphabetically.
• Update Mac/Win Desktop versions to Electron to 11.2.0--Chromium to 87.0.4280.141.
• Update FabricJS from 3.6.3 to 4.3.0. Address breaking changes.

January 4, 2021, Version 1.3.34
• Elements panel now auto-closes when background is clicked.
• Ecover Placeholder handles now auto-disable when background is clicked.
• Shadow and Outline visibility now controlled only by Opacity setting. Redundant On/Off switches now removed from these panels.

December 11, 2020, Version 1.3.33
• Add group and set name to metadata display. Re-style to fit in center top.
• Implement Duplicate for groups (selection of multiple objects).
• Correct several errors related to Duplicate.
• Display most recent set when returning to thumbnails.
• Limit number of objects in design to 25.
• Improve storage performance (downgrade JSZip to 3.1.5 from 3.5.1.)

November 11, 2020, Version 1.3.32
• Integrated 2021 Windows Code Signing Certificate.
• Added highlights on the Elements tree. Increased font size of categories.
• In Save As dialog, newly added sets will now appear on the dropdown menu.
• Fixed condition where Save As may save design to wrong set, if set with same name is present in more than one category.
• Fixed edge condition that caused non-fatal warning when no sets exist in Admin mode.

November 2, 2020, Version 1.3.31
• Corrected error where typing over (deleting) selected text caused loss of outlines and shadows.
• Size of duplicate offset now adjusts to scale of canvas.
• Temporary alert informs user that duplication of groups will be supported in upcoming update.

October 31, 2020, Version 1.3.30
• Implemented virtual scrolling to support large number of system fonts in Text Format panel.

October 28, 2020, Version 1.3.29
• Fixed font loading error in Text Format panel.

October 16, 2020, Version 1.3.28
• Added button for System Fonts in Text Format.
• Fixed post-Download Image design scaling error.
• Fixed crash on Download Image with very large designs.
• Modified Elements scrollbars.

October 14, 2020, Version 1.3.27
• Limited size of Text paste to 100, and Textbox paste to 5000.
• Reduced height of Sets menu so as to fit on laptop size screen.
• Scroll bar will now always be visible in Elements thumbnails.

October 5, 2020, Version 1.3.26
• Fixed problems with copy/paste into text.
• Added resizing of copied text to fit in design.
• Fixed problems when selecting, then typing over text.

October 1, 2020, Version 1.3.25
• Added alpha channel to Download Image for transparency.

September 30, 2020, Version 1.3.24
• Restored transparency for Download Image.

September 29, 2020, Version 1.3.23
• Fixed: Import Image is erasing previous image.
• Fixed: "Save As" now updates title for current design.
• Enhanced quality of Download Image.

September 16, 2020, Version 1.3.22
• Fixed: On Desktop when using "Save", thumbnail was not being properly displayed.
• Fixed: If Text image fill is changed, then Save. New image fill is not being properly saved.
• Fixed: If Shape image fill is changed, then Save. New shape fill is not being properly saved.
• Fixed: When image is imported to canvas, deleted, then re-imported, it does not display.

September 2, 2020, Version 1.3.21
• Fixed: Image Shadow Opacity field sometimes converts invalid letters to numbers.
• Fixed hangs during Saves, in 1.3.20 release.

August 31, 2020, Version 1.3.20
• Fixed Duplicate text gradient so subsequent color changes only apply to duplicated text.
• Implemented Copy/Paste for control panel text input fields, including hex values with pound sign (#dddddd).
• Fixed enable/disable of File menu "Save" option.
• Text Color Gradient Panel: Fixed end gradient reassignment when input invalid.
• Text Color Gradient Panel: Fixed "Scale" text input.
• Text Color Gradient Panel: Fixed scale slider to update input field.
• Text Color Styles Panel: Fixed start (foreground) color swatch not being set (always white).
• Text Color Image panel: Fixed "Opening panel sometimes causes image to shift".
• Desktop version: Implement "Get More Templates" buttons.
• Desktop version: Fixed Quit dialog.
• Desktop version: Fixed two deprecation warnings during build.

June 4, 2020, Version 1.3.19
• Desktop version: Remove UIBlocker after video drop.
• Desktop version: Added four buttons to top of Welcome screen to provide links to Laughingbird web pages.

June 1, 2020, Version 1.3.18
• Video recorder now uses VP8 codec with 24FPS mediastream.
• Video recorder: name entry no longer toggles Record button.
• Restored Pexels web site button in Photos/Videos panel.

March 25, 2020, Version 1.3.17
• Desktop version: Fixed dragging of videos from Elements.

April 18, 2020, Version 1.3.16
• Download Designs: All designs now download.
• Download Design menu item is now disabled when user unchecks all designs.
• Download Designs: Message now blocks user interface during download.

March 23, 2020, Version 1.3.15
• Fixed Download Design Sets.

March 9, 2020, Version 1.3.14
• Web app: Fixed blocked Elements menus.
• Web app: Fixed scroll bar in Download Image dialog.
• Web app: Suppress Trial Dialog.
• Web app: Fix white space at bottom of Pexels panel.

March 6, 2020, Version 1.3.12
• Corrected Admin menu to be File menu.
• Added Trial Dialog for free version.
• Changed icons for connecting to LB web pages.

March 3, 2020, Version 1.3.11
• Updated project from Angular 7 to Angular 9.
• Fixed: Hang during video recording.
• Updated drag/drop to Angular Material DragDropModule.
• Added auto-download to video recorder.
• Fixed display of Pexels thumbnails.

February 22, 2020, Version 1.3.10
• Added Rule of Thirds Grid.
• Added Windows Delete key capability.
• Fixed: Shadow offset distance doubled when using Download Image.
• Fixed: Images that lack transparency do not display Shadow.
• Fixed: Bottom of buttons clipped on Download Image dialog.
• Fixed: From Elements or Photos/Videos panels, dragging image to text causes Text Menu to display--it should not.

January 21, 2020, Version 1.3.9
• Security updates.
• Fixed drag/drop video from Elements panel.

January 8, 2020, Version 1.3.8
• Make descenders fully visible on File menu items.
• Refine layout of Sets dropdown menu.
• Google fonts now work with single click.
• Fixed Image Shadow switch.

January 2, 2020, Version 1.3.7
• Upgrade Elements interface so that thumbnails are always visible.
• "pointing finger" cursor is now displayed only over active controls.
• Added System Fonts to Text Format panel: desktop version.
• Convert Google fonts UI to use Angular Materials, consistent with System Fonts: desktop version.

December 15, 2019, Version 1.3.6
• Popup windows now open in default browser tab.
• File/Download image now saves JPEG correctly.

December 5, 2019, Version 1.3.5
• Ecover objects implemented.
• Import of legacy Ecovers implemented.
• Free Elements fixed.
• Popup browser window will only display every two days.

November 29, 2019, Version 1.3.4
• Added "jpeg" as valid extension for Elements.
• Implemented dragging of video from desktop.
• Fixed drag of video from Elements and Import Video.

November 27, 2019, Version 1.3.3
• Added filters to verify files in design and template sets. Fixes "broken icon" error in thumbnails display.

November 21, 2019, Version 1.3.2
• Fixed additional problem with empty Purchased Elements folder.

November 20, 2019, Version 1.3.1
• Fixed Elements.

November 19, 2019, Version 1.3.0
• Published desktop version.

November 11, 2019, Version 1.2.3
• Desktop: Disable/dim "Save" when user selects design from Free Designs.

October 28, 2019, Version 1.2.2
• Fixed eyedropper on Image Color panel, web and desktop versions.

September 5, 2019, Version 1.2.0
• Added shapes: circle, rect, triangle, line.

August 25, 2019, Version 1.1.21
• Added watermark overlay for free version.
• Added Text Styles panel to set foreground and background color, bold, and italic on selected text.
• Fix: Inconsistencies in business card and youtube overlays.
• Fix: Duplicate text with image fill.
• Fix: When image is dropped on selected text, element can now be selected.

July 16, 2019, Version 1.1.20
• Fixed: Element drag/drop on Windows 10.

July 10, 2019, Version 1.1.19
• Added outline around color picker swatches.
• Video preview removed from Video Record panel.
• Replaced red button on Elements and Photos/Videos with black bar.
• Fixed: On/off switches on Text Outline and Shadow panels.
• Added alert to address attempt to drag from other browser window.

July 1, 2019, Version 1.1.18
• Added Remove Color to Image Color Normal controls.
• Added video search to Pexels controls.
• Fixed: Image Colorize no longer accumulates on each save.

June 4, 2019, Version 1.1.17
• Added width control to for text image patterns.

May 17, 2019, Version 1.1.16
• Added Download Design Sets to Admin mode.
• Added YouTube overlay.
• Added Business Card overlay.

April 25, 2019, Version 1.1.15
• Added button to desktop version to allow reopening of external browser window.

April 13, 2019, Version 1.1.14
• Allow user to retry saving design, after restoring dropped internet connection.

April 6, 2019, Version 1.1.13
• Increased max canvas size to 10000 x 10000.
• Added arrow key nudgeing to canvas objects.

April 3, 2019, Version 1.1.12
• Increased max canvas size to 6000 x 6000.

March 29, 2019, Version 1.1.11
• Moved media storage from WP site to other domain.

March 29, 2019, Version 1.1.10
• Added Google Analytics

March 28, 2019, Version 1.1.9
• Fixed text outline.

March 22, 2019, Version 1.1.8
• Restored Library sets to first order in sets dropdown, My Designs as second order.

March 14, 2019, Version 1.1.7
• Fixed failure to load/save designs after extended period of use.
• Implemented proper redisplay of thumbnails after moving/deleting all thumbnails in set.

January 26, 2019, Version 1.1.6
• Enhanced interface to make saved designs easier to find.
• Fixed condition where Element drag/drop would sometimes fail.

January 14, 2019, Version 1.1.5
• Upgraded from Angular 5 to Angular 7.
• Elements panel now expands node when root node is clicked.
• On-screen notification of bad niche: "Unable to load niche: Niche design thumbnails and elements will not display."

October 25, 2018, Version 1.1.4
• Fixed multiple display of this.gs.MY_DESIGNS in dropdown menu.

October 24, 2018, Version 1.1.3
• Added automatic login. Email and password no longer required.

September 10, 2018, Version 1.1.2
• Ecover selection marquee stroke width increased and set to yellow.
• Optimized Ecover transform processing.
• Fixed: Desktop drag/drop of images to canvas.
• Fixed: Undo/Redo causing loss of text image fill and offsets.
• Fixed: New Design now hides the red close button from the Elements/Pexels panels.

September 6, 2018, Version 1.1.1
• Added wireframe for Ecover placeholder objects.
• Fixed element drop problem, when other element(s) selected.

September 5, 2018, Version 1.1.0
• Added support for Ecover placeholder objects.

July 23, 2018, Version 1.0.14
• Restored text shadow.

July 20, 2018, Version 1.0.13
• Text outline now displays correctly on outside.
• Thumbnail size now correct when saving on retina device.
• Revised multiple levels to Elements: Keep menu visible when element set is selected.

July 19, 2018, Version 1.0.12
• Added support for multiple levels to Elements.

July 16, 2018, Version 1.0.11
• Fixed FabricJS breaking changes for legacy template conversion.

July 12, 2018, Version 1.0.10
• Fixed login issue related to missing User doc.

June 28, 2018, Version 1.0.9
• Removed "Lost Password" button.
• Enabled trial login--no email/password required.
• Added Google reCaptcha for trial login.
• Added Cloud Function to verify reCaptcha response.
• Added Cloud Function to auto-delete trial login.
• Added marketing link if user clicks Import Video (trial).
• Added marketing link if user clicks Save As (trial).
• Added marketing link if user clicks Save on Save Dialog(trial).

June 12, 2018, Version 1.0.8
• Fixed: Downloaded images from retina now correct size.
• Enabled email/password login on secondary sites.

June 4, 2018, Version 1.0.7
• Upgraded to FabricJS 2.2.3.
• Added immediate welcome screen at startup.
• Added pinch gesture for touch screens.
• Improved video recording quality.
• Added warning message in Video Record if canvas exceeds 1200x1200.
• Added Save/Save As disable for trial versions.
• Eliminated font flash on initial display of design.
• Improved Group Align accuracy.

May 18, 2018, Version 1.0.6
• Short videos can now record for 30 seconds.
• Upgraded video recording codec from vp8 to vp9.
• Simplified MP4 conversion browser window.
• Added email/password autocomplete to login.
• Hid niche designation in production.
• Optimized thumbnail loading.

May 14, 2018, Version 1.0.5
• Added template for YouTube designs.
• Canvas scale now resets properly on Undo/Redo.
• Canvas scale now works in increments of 1, rather than 10.
• Canvas now auto-scales on width/height change

May 10, 2018, Version 1.0.4
• Upgraded thumbnails screen to "flat" design.
• Increased width of design set dropdown menu.

May 7, 2018 Version 1.0.3
• Fixed gray strip (scroll track) running vertically on right margin of control panel, so that it does not clip control slider thumbs.
• Changed Design screen to "flat" layout.
• Changed Video Record to allow maximum duration to be the actual duration of the selected video element.

May 4, 2018, Version 1.0.2
• Fixed login issue with email addresses containing capital letters.
• Increased video recording maximum duration to 20 seconds.

May 2, 2018, Version 1.0.1
• Fixed login issue where some users got blank gray screen.

April 30, 2018, Version 1.0.0
• Initial release.


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