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#1 Jan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 18:45

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Scalemate is the easiest and simplest way to mass resize images.

 

Beta 1 is available now, tap the big blue Download button to install.

 

 

KNOWN ISSUES

 

Memory leaks are quite bad

 

Hovering over images causes a massive spike in memory usage

 

Dropping images in and saving them freezes the UI

 

Trying to save .PSDs or certain other image formats will cause the app to close

 

 

THINGS TO CHANGE

 

Make the UI more responsive during heavy operations

 

Decrease memory usage

 

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#2 +Wannes

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:53

Looking forward!



#3 Raphaël

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:00

Wow the teaser looks nice! I'll sure try it out. Is it WPF?



#4 jamieakers

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:19

I actually really need an app to do this frequently!!  Looking forward to getting my grubby mits on this :)



#5 OP Jan

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:23

Wow the teaser looks nice! I'll sure try it out. Is it WPF?

 

Yep! 

 

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Here's a (really) quick video to show off the UI:

 

 

It's still early so it's bound to change by release.



#6 Raphaël

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 13:10

Yep! 

 

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Here's a (really) quick video to show off the UI:

 

 

It's still early so it's bound to change by release.

 

It looks very nice. Did you do the animations yourself or used some framework?



#7 OP Jan

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 18:26

It looks very nice. Did you do the animations yourself or used some framework?

 

I did all the animations myself in Blend :)



#8 metallithrax

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 19:04

So, this resizes images and nothing else?

 

Why not use xnview, irfanview or one of the (probably many) others.

 

What makes this one easier/better?

 

 

Not being negative by the way, just curious.



#9 Raphaël

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 22:37

I did all the animations myself in Blend :)

 

Well done! I'm looking forward to the release :) I love good looking software and WPF :)



#10 OP Jan

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 15:32

So, this resizes images and nothing else?

 

Why not use xnview, irfanview or one of the (probably many) others.

 

What makes this one easier/better?

 

 

Not being negative by the way, just curious.

 

Yup, you literally drag images in, enter a size and click done. It'll then throw your resized images into a folder of your choice.

 

Honestly i'm not trying to compete with them in terms of features, Scalemate is only meant to do one thing; and that's to scale images.

 

With Scalemate you get a ridiculously simple UI, which looks great and blends with Windows' own UI pretty well whilst offering its own unique twist on the windows controls.

 

I believe that Scalemate's UI and ease of use makes it better (imo) than the alternatives, if people need extra features then there are plenty of alternatives, and that's great.



#11 OP Jan

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 19:25

This is the moment where all hell breaks loose:

 

Beta 1 is available to download.

 

Check the first post to download it.

 

Please report bugs/issues/improvements in this thread - I promise i'll read every reply and try my best to sort it.

 

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#12 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 19:29

Cool needed this as a substitute for image resizer in XP (now on win8), will check after work !



#13 Raphaël

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:31

Just tried it out and is very nicely done! I had 1 crash when dragging a picture from my OneDrive folder in Windows 8. I used procdump.exe to find out what type of exception occured. Here it is:

 

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[12:28:42] Exception: E0434F4D.System.IO.IOException ("The file cannot be access
ed by the system.
")
[12:28:42] Exception: E0434F4D.System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException ("The fi
le cannot be accessed by the system.
")
The process has exited.

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The problem is Windows shows you the content of the OneDrive folder, even if the files are not available locally yet. Windows downloads the file only when needed. That explains the above.



#14 Mugwump00

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:53

Interesting stuff!  Will it be able to scale up by % and 'fill to size maintaining ratio' in the future?  I hoped it could up-scale my wallpapers to 2560x1440 (I know Windows already does a fair job).



#15 Ambroos

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:04

Pretty cool, I think software with a UX like this is sort of the future. Gone are the days of ugly tools.

It feels more inspired by OS X or iOS than Metro to me, because of the colours and the blurred headerbar (which I think look great in this context). And the circle spread animation on clicking things feels a bit like Material Design, also cool!

One thing though, nothing happens when I hit the checkmark after selecting images. It just clears the selection and that's it.