Change Log

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Third Light servers periodically receive updates as part of your Support and Maintenance Package. Releases will typically contain new features, improvements and enhancements, as well as bug fixes or security updates.

If you are an administrator-level user, you will receive a message to alert you that a new release has been published. It is advisable to apply all of these new version updates when prompted.

Change History for Third Light systems

This page provides a log of the changes made in the releases. As well as major releases, we include details of release candidates which you may choose to apply ahead of a major update, for early access to new features.

This information is also available as an RSS Feed.

v6.1.16-10

Released: 2016-10-04

This release contains the following new features:

  • Themes and Languages: Adds a new modern look and feel, available when creating a new theme.
  • Error Handling: Provide a correlation ID with errors, to assist with tracing the cause.
  • Search: Optionally make General Search only consider fields visible to the user.
  • Search: Add new search conditions to find dates that are either unset or in the past/future.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Metadata: Only allow metadata fields that are not in use to be deleted.
  • Duplicates: Fixes an out-of-memory problem during Similar Image detection.

v6.1.15-7

Released: 2016-07-06

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: Adds documentation for the sortOrder, fileLimit and fileOffset options to Files.GetAssetsForParent().
  • Search: Adds support for searching on file ratings.
  • Search: Adds a new option for date searching that allows free text input of date ranges.
  • Security: Adds a new form to allow configuration of the SSL protocols and ciphers used by the IMS Web Server.
  • Security: Updates the IMS web server SSL configuration to require TLSv1.2.
  • Users and Groups: Improves the responsiveness of the UI when a group contains very large numbers of users.
  • Reporting: Adds a "Group" column to the data in exported Download Logs.
  • System Administration: Adds new options for nameserver configuration in the System Administration panel.
  • Authentication: Adds a new option to turn on verbose SAML logging.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Metadata: Fixes an error with how metadata history changes were recorded.
  • Reporting: Fixes a bug in the Audit Log when reporting on External Users.
  • Core Graphics: Adds more verbose logging for graphics operations that incur errors.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a missing configuration option required for old themes.
  • Downloads: Fixes an error when viewing file details for a Download Request. .
  • Emails: Fixes encoding of non-ASCII characters in email subject lines.
  • Search: Fixes a few inconsistencies with the available sort options for a search.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes ability to set file sources when editing multiple smart folders.
  • Uploads: Fixes a problem during upload approvals that prevented files transitioning to the approved state.

v6.1.13-3

Released: 2016-06-02

This release contains the following new feature:

  • API: Adds Users.DeleteUser() API method.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • API: Fixed a BC change in Downloads.GetLink, introduced in 6.1.9.
  • Authentication: Fixes an issue that could cause the eCommerce checkout to reset.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem that would cause the generic document icon to fail to load.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue that could truncate logs when exported as a CSV file.
  • Downloads: Provides more context about requested files from the Download Request approval page.
  • Downloads: Fixes the Back to File url after using the Download Wizard.
  • Duplicates: Allows the Find Duplicates tool to work without errors when used by a user that does not have full access to the library.
  • File Browsing: Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect breadcrumbs to be displayed after deleting a file.
  • Lightboxes: Preserves access rights to shared lightboxes when a user has a preset applied.
  • Metadata: Prevents a tree metadata node from being created if it is the same as an existing sibling node.
  • Search: Fixes sort order in search results when sorting on filename.
  • Search: Allow toolbox actions to be applied to folders in search results.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes a display issue when Smart Folder conditions are updated.
  • Translations: Fixes an issue where metadata field label translations were not being used.

v6.1.12-8

Released: 2016-04-11

This release contains the following new features:

  • Lightboxes: Adds an option to control Watermarked Downloads for external users.
  • Performance: Reduces the probability of database queries blocking especially during uploads.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Authentication: Fixes an issue where LDAP Group Bindings were not correctly applied.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a rendering problem with the Timeline view.
  • e-Commerce: Fixes a problem where CSRF protection could block 3D Secure operation in the checkout.
  • Emails: Adds a configuration option so that the From: address of emails can be set to a preferred address.
  • Emails: Hides groups that have access to all folders from the Prepare Emails tool.
  • Metadata: Fixes an out-of-memory error during very large metadata exports.
  • Metadata: Makes sure that the names of Metadata Panels that contain only hidden fields are never exposed to users.
  • Search: Fixes a display bug when Similar Search functionality is triggered by an Exact Matches search.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes a bug which prevented Smart Folders from being refreshed correctly after an upload.
  • Uploads - Browser: Fixes a bug that allowed a user to select an inaccessible folder when uploading.
  • Users and Groups: Avoids a race condition that could allow user accounts with identical usernames. .

v6.1.11-1

Released: 2016-03-07

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: Adds a new GetExifData() method to the API.
  • Authentication: Improves error reporting for SAML2 module when problems exist with IdP Metadata.
  • Authentication: Adds a new User Option to allow changing the authentication mode of a user.
  • Security: Adds an option to disable GET based API requests.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Authentication: Fixes a bug which prevented Auto Registrations from setting passwords when a strict password policy was in force.
  • Authentication: Make SSO more transparent, by preserving the original path requested under more circumstances.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes the previews for images that have invalid colour profiles.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem that caused corruption in published animated GIF files.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an issue with previews of multi page MS Office documents.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem when applying Exif metadata to layered TIFF files.
  • File Fetch: Fixes a problem that caused transparency to be lost when using File Fetch.
  • Lightboxes: Fixes a scrolling issue when sharing a lightbox.
  • Metadata: Fixed a bug that caused some metadata to be displayed incorrectly for sites based in Iceland.
  • Metadata: Fixes a data integrity issue when saving metadata during Upload Approvals.
  • Plugins: Significant efficiency improvements and many bug fixes in the Adobe Bridge Plugin.
  • Security: Fixes a Cross-Site Scripting attack vector in the Contact Sheet and Download pages.
  • Security: Blocks POST requests into IMS that don't meet the HTTP origin requirements.
  • Settings: Fixes an issue that prevented site configuration to save properly.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes some encoding issues seen in Smart Folder RSS feeds.
  • Themes and Languages: Fixes an issue when editing custom theme files.
  • Themes and Languages: Improved sorting of Controlled Vocabularies to reflect the locale of the current user.

v6.1.9-6

Released: 2015-10-15

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: New API methods: Users.GetUserDetails(), Groups.GetGroupDetails() and Groups.FindGroup().
  • Search: Adds support for searching for files based on pixel dimensions.
  • Security: All supported ciphers now provide forward secrecy.
  • Security: Upgrades the RSA key used when generating new SSL certificates to 4096-bit.
  • Uploads - Desktop Clients: Improves upload experience by pushing post-transfer processing to an asynchronous queue.
  • Uploads - Java: Updates the Certificate used in the Java Uploader.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Authentication: Fixes an issue where persistent sessions could be cleaned up prematurely.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an issue with the handling of EPS files.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an issue which caused the auto-rotate feature to fail when Version Control is turned off.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an issue with the sorting of sub-folders on the thumbnails pages.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an issue when moving files between folders.
  • File Fetch: Corrects behaviour when specifying "WEB" format for File Fetch requests.
  • File Server Module: Improves the performance of the File Server Module if the client does not send a cookie.
  • Metadata: Increases the precision at which GPS data is stored in the database.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue writing UTF-8 data to IPTC headers.
  • Recycle Bin: Fixes a problem where folders could be missing from the Recycle Bin.
  • Search: Improves the speed of searches which return a large number of folders.
  • Search: Fixes an issue where search suggestions could get truncated inappropriately.
  • Search: Fixes an issue where the text content of Word .docx files was not searchable.
  • Security: Fixes an open URL redirect vulnerability on the Site Terms and Conditions page.
  • Security: Fixes a XSS attack vector on the search page.
  • Uploads: Fixes a bug which prevented administrators from approving uploads.

v6.1.8-9

Released: 2015-09-16

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: New Downloads.GetMultiLink() call to retrieve links for multiple files in one request.
  • API: Core.LoginWithKey() now supports 'persistent' via a new options argument, for consistency with Core.Login().
  • API: New Users.FindUser() call to look up users by username or e-mail address.
  • Metadata: Nested XMP tags inside rdf:Resource elements are now supported for reading and updating (text types only).
  • Metadata: It is now possible to use the format 'http://ns.domain.com/field/::preferredPrefix::tagName' when specifying the XMP mapping for a custom metadata field (as an alternative to 'prefix:tagName').
  • Metadata: The list of predefined XMP namespaces has been extended.
  • Search: Metadata fields now support an 'IS PRESENT' search condition, to complement the existing 'IS MISSING' option.
  • Sync Server: New reporting tool to inform and alert about IMS Sync Server runs.
  • Uploads: The time limit for a user to add metadata during the automatic approvals phase is now configurable.
  • Uploads - FTP: It is now possible to use SFTP on port 2222 as an alternative to FTP, using the same credentials.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • API: Fixes an issue with Downloads.GetLink() when requesting a link for the original file.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an issue with watermarking some PDFv1.5 files, and improves error detection.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a bug that caused file corruption when a datastore is full.
  • Core Templates: The folder/file move tool now presents more specific error messages if the operation can not be performed.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a problem where the IMS Server URL was being generated incorrectly for https servers.
  • Downloads: Multi-file downloads now preserve spaces in filenames.
  • Lightboxes: When the site user list is suppressed, adding a new sharee to a lightbox no longer results in an error.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue where fields mapped by namespace were not handled correctly in the Adobe File Info Panel plugin.
  • Search: Fixes an encoding issue which corrupted the advanced search interface.
  • Third Light Browser: More warning messages now contain a link to the documentation.

v6.1.8-7 [release candidate]

Released: 2015-07-14

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: New Downloads.GetMultiLink() call to retrieve links for multiple files in one request.
  • Search: Metadata fields now support an 'IS PRESENT' search condition, to complement the existing 'IS MISSING' option.
  • SFTP: It is now possible to use SFTP on port 2222 as an alternative to FTP, using the same credentials.
  • Sync Server: New reporting tool to inform and alert about IMS Sync Server runs.
  • Upload Approvals: The time limit for a user to add metadata during the automatic approvals phase is now configurable.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • API: Fixes an issue with Downloads.GetLink() when requesting a link for the original file.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a problem where the IMS Server URL was being generated incorrectly for https servers.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue with watermarking some PDFv1.5 files, and improves error detection.
  • Downloads: Multi-file downloads now preserve spaces in filenames.
  • Link Generation: Sites using SSL now get more appropriate options for the preferred site URL.
  • Move Tool: The folder/file move tool now performs additional checks while the user has an opportunity to correct their selection.
  • Third Light Browser: More warning messages now include a ‘Help’ link.

v6.1.7-21

Released: 2015-06-10

This release contains the following new feature:

  • Uploads: New option to disable empty captions being populated by the folder name.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Alerts: Improves the information available when RAID alerts are reported.
  • Authentication: Fixes some issues during LDAP communication.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem rendering Folder Thumbnails.
  • Core Templates: Fixes the right-click menu to recognise Collections and Smart Folders correctly.
  • Downloads: Fixes an error when sharing a ZIP file as a link.
  • Emails: Fixes email generation to avoid errors when filenames contain a hash character (#).
  • Error Messages: Improves garbage collection process following downloads.
  • File Fetch: Fixes File Fetch to respect any expiry and embargo dates set on the target file.
  • FTP: Fixes an issue that would cause some incorrect files to be transferred during an Outbound FTP retry operation.
  • Plugins: Improves error handling in the Sharepoint Plugin.
  • Search: Fixes a character escaping problem when using the advanced search tool.
  • Smart Folders: Improves the efficiency of smart folder refreshes when new files are uploaded.
  • Third Light Browser: Avoids use of future HTML5 element names in the Browser HTML.
  • Uploads: Fixes the display order of metadata fields during an Upload Approval.
  • Uploads: Fixes the available fields when editing multiple files during an Upload Approval workflow.
  • Users and Groups: Fixes the data in a User Registration export to account for missing fields.
  • Video: Updates the options available for video stream generation.

v6.1.6-18

Released: 2015-03-25

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: Extends Users.SetAuthMode() to allow migrating a user to SAML authentication.
  • Authentication: Adds a new SAML debug mode option for getting details of SAML authentication errors.
  • Authentication: Updates user details during SAML single sign on logins.
  • File Server Module: Reduces latency in File Server Module requests.
  • Metadata: Adds the ability to import and export GPS data using the metadata spreadsheet tools.
  • Plugins: New Sharepoint plugin, allowing easy integration between an IMS instance and a Sharepoint site.
  • Security: Certificate requests now use SHA256.
  • Updates: Kernel updates now trigger a prompt in the UI to reboot.
  • Updates: Background updates of system components are now automatic.
  • Uploads - iOS: Updates the iOS Uploader to include bug fixes and UI fixes for iOS 8.
  • Uploads - Mac: New version of the Mac Uploader - improves stability, supports UTF8 filename characters, improved transfer efficiency and improved error messages.
  • Video: Improved handling of files with complex time codes.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Authentication: Fixes an error during SAML single sign on.
  • Core Graphics: Improves support for certain types of corruption in JPG files.
  • Core Graphics: Improves rendering of EPS files containing elements at different resolutions.
  • Core Graphics: Adds support for additional BMP format variants.
  • Core Templates: Improves the confirmation message when resetting a user's password.
  • Core Templates: Increases efficiency in display of large folder trees.
  • Core Templates: Adds a missing confirmation dialog when deleting folders from the home page.
  • Downloads: Allows generic files and MS Office documents to be published.
  • Duplicates: Improves error handling during processing of Similar Images.
  • FTP: Fixes a bug that caused the Outbound FTP module to re-issue previous file transfers.
  • History Notes: Fixes the History Note widget for users browsing an Event.
  • Lightboxes: Adding a user to a group no longer revokes their access to shared lightboxes.
  • Reporting: Fixes an error causing empty metadata fields to be marked as changed.
  • Search: Fixes a caching bug that affected searches performed over the API.
  • Translations: Fixes a translation string error.
  • Video: Enhanced settings for the MOV download format.

v6.1.4-5

Released: 2015-01-29

This release contains the following new features:

  • Security: Patch for CVE-2015-0235, the GHOST vulnerability.
  • Security: User interface upgrades to the Certificate Management page.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • API: Fixes Downloads.GetLink() for non-image files.
  • Core Graphics: Improves rendering of MS Office files.
  • Gallery and Events: Fixes a bug where some event preset settings were not being used in new events.
  • Uploads: Fixes multi-byte language support for folder and file names at upload time.
  • Video: Improves support for MPEG Transport Streams (.ts files).
  • Video: Fixes a video playback issue in IE10+.

v6.1.3-13

Released: 2014-12-10

This release contains the following new features:

  • Core Graphics: Adds more comprehensive support for Photoshop Large File Format (PSB).
  • Downloads: Provides an option to allow any Download Request Approver to approve downloads for all users.
  • Reporting: Increases the caption length limit to 500 characters for Download Log reports.
  • Third Light Browser: Provides an option to prevent the automatic hiding of unsuitable images and crop classes.
  • Third Light Browser: Adds a remember-me option when logging into the Third Light Browser.
  • Third Light Browser: Updates to support padding around a chosen crop size.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Authentication: Fixes an error during SAML Single Sign On authentication.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an error when downloading with the AdobeRGB colour profile.
  • Downloads: Fixes a bug that caused some Download Sizes to be missing from the Quick Download list.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue where Download Requests were being cleared away inappropriately.
  • Downloads: Fixes a data corruption issue with downloads of files greater than 2GB in size.
  • File Server Module: Improves language support in filenames when using the File Server Module.
  • File Server Module: Improves support for saving via the File Server Module from Adobe InDesign.
  • FTP : Fixes a problem when using Collections and Smart Folders with Outbound FTP.
  • Gallery and Events: Fixes a permission problem with the Public Gallery.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem when deleting keywords from a controlled vocabulary tree.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem when renaming top level nodes of a controlled vocabulary tree.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem when using the multiple file editor to delete text from metadata fields.
  • Metadata: Fixes the calculation of Daylight Savings Time when reading and writing metadata dates.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem if a controlled vocabulary tree contains a numeric node.
  • Revisions: Fixes the display of thumbnails on the revisions tab of the File Console page.
  • Search: Fixes a problem with the "sounds-like" alternate search algorithm.
  • Search: Fixes an issue with incorrect date ranges presented in Search Suggestions.
  • Third Light Browser: Fixes an issue where the list of available crop sizes overflowed the screen size.
  • Third Light Browser: Fixes an issue with third-party cookie security when using the Third Light Browser.
  • Uploads - Java: Fixes the Java Uploader for Internet Explorer 11.

v6.1.2-5

Released: 2014-09-26

This is an urgent security update for all IMS servers

This update patches CVE-2014-7169 - the "ShellShock" vulnerability in BASH. All IMS sites are strongly recommended to upgrade.

This release contains the following new features:

  • File Server Module: Improvements to File Server Module file transfer speeds.
  • Metadata: Adds File size and Owner to the available fields for Import and Export of metadata.
  • Uploads: New Third Light Uploader client for Windows users.
  • Video: Adds support for .ts video files.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • API: Fixes a crash when asking for thumbnail details from Folders.GetContainersForParent.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an error which sometimes caused PNG files to be saved in the CMYK colourspace.
  • Core Graphics: Optimises movie preview generation.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an error during import of a TIFF file.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem when converting PNG files containing a transparency layer.
  • Downloads: Fixes a problem when entering custom sizes into the Download Wizard.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue where Download Request messages would not be saved.
  • Metadata: Fixes a script used to migrate internal metadata formats.
  • Metadata: Fixes a Javascript error when editing vocabulary for tree metadata.
  • Metadata: Fixes a case-sensitivity problem when editing controlled keywords.
  • Metadata: Removes restriction on year when entering a date. Allowed years now range from -100,000AD to 100,000AD.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue which prevented Exif data from being imported at upload.
  • Plugins: Fixes an error when opening files in the Adobe Bridge Plugin.
  • Plugins: Fixes a display error with Dropdown metadata in the Adobe File Info Panel plugin.
  • Plugins: Fixes an issue with missing keywords in the Adobe File Info Panel plugin.
  • Search: Fixes the translation pack so that custom names for metadata fields show up in Advanced Search.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes an error when using the date widget on the Smart Folder settings page.
  • Themes and Languages: Fixes a hang when using some JPG files as a theme logo. .
  • Themes and Languages: Ensures that the theme used for Lightbox sharing is that of the sharer.
  • Third Light Browser: Fixes a problem in the Third Light Browser where the output dimensions were sometimes incorrectly rounded.
  • Third Light Browser: Fixes an issue where the Third Light Browser could only display 5 crop classes.
  • Users and Groups: Fixes the initialisation of metadata access settings when creating new users.
  • File Server Module: Performance improvements in the File Server Module.

v6.1.1-17

Released: 2014-09-17

This release contains the following new features:

  • Metadata: Adds File size and Owner to the available fields for Import and Export of metadata.
  • Uploads: New Third Light Uploader client for Windows users.
  • Video: Adds support for .ts video files.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Core Graphics: Fixes an error which sometimes caused PNG files to be saved in the CMYK colourspace.
  • Core Graphics: Optimises movie preview generation.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes an error during import of a TIFF file.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem when converting PNG files containing a transparency layer.
  • Downloads: Fixes a problem when entering custom sizes into the Download Wizard.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue where Download Request messages would not be saved.
  • Metadata: Fixes a script used to migrate internal metadata formats.
  • Metadata: Fixes a Javascript error when editing vocabulary for tree metadata.
  • Metadata: Fixes a case-sensitivity problem when editing controlled keywords.
  • Metadata: Removes restriction on year when entering a date. Allowed years now range from -100,000AD to 100,000AD.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue which prevented Exif data from being imported at upload.
  • Plugins: Fixes an error when opening files in the Adobe Bridge Plugin.
  • Search: Fixes the translation pack so that custom names for metadata fields show up in Advanced Search.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes an error when using the date widget on the Smart Folder settings page.
  • Themes and Languages: Fixes a hang when using some JPG files as a theme logo. .
  • Themes and Languages: Ensures that the theme used for Lightbox sharing is that of the sharer.
  • Third Light Browser: Fixes a problem in the Third Light Browser where the output dimensions were sometimes incorrectly rounded.
  • Third Light Browser: Fixes an issue where the Third Light Browser could only display 5 crop classes.
  • Users and Groups: Fixes the initialisation of metadata access settings when creating new users.
  • File Server Module: Performance improvements in the File Server Module.

v6.1.0-2

Released: 2014-07-31

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: Adds a new option to configure access to the API Reference pages.
  • Authentication: New authentication modules supporting AD FS and Shibboleth using SAML 2.0.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Authentication: Fixes an authentication issue for new user accounts.
  • Reporting: Fixes display of IPv6 IP addresses in Login Reports.
  • Security: Patches a security vulnerability in OpenSSL.

v6.0.19-5

Released: 2014-06-09

This release contains the following new feature:

  • Search: Adds File Type and Owner to the configurable options for advanced search scope.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • API: Fixes a problem with File Fetch links generated on sites using a secure (https) URL.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a problem when attempting to delete a user following a search for that user.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a display issue with tree metadata when editing folders.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an issue with tree metadata display during file edit.
  • Downloads: Fixes a permission problem for downloads of document files.
  • File Fetch: Fixes a problem with File Fetch when only one of width or height are specified.
  • Fileserver Module: Fixes a translation issue when using the Fileserver Module.
  • Metadata: Fixes rendering issues if tree metadata contains sparse entries.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue with thumbnail sorting after a metadata field is deleted.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem when deleting keywords containing non-printing characters.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue creating tree-based controlled vocabularies.
  • Plugins: Fixes a problem when configuring the Third Light Browser Wordpress plugin on IE9.
  • Plugins: Fixes the sort order used in the Third Light Browser to that configured under the folders' display settings.
  • Search: Improves the search algorithm, specifically the matching of text-content in document files.
  • Search: Fixes a locale issue when parsing GPS coordinates in metadata.
  • Search: Fixes an out-of-memory problem when searching with the Third Light Browser.
  • Uploads: Fixes a problem which would prevent an upload approver sending a message to an uploader.
  • Uploads: Fixes a problem when using folder metadata in combination with Upload Approvals.
  • Uploads: Fixes a permissions issue when setting metadata during upload approvals.
  • Uploads: Fixes a problem with display of folders after using the Java Uploader.

v6.0.18-15

Released: 2014-04-09

This is an urgent security update in the 6.0.18 series

This update fixes CVE-2014-0160 - the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL. All sites using HTTPS to access IMS are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

This release also contains the following new features:

  • API: New method to allow custom downloads direct from the API. Can be used to generate image URLs for use on an external CMS.
  • API: New REST like access to some API methods.
  • API: JSON API now supports CORS.
  • CMS Browser: New CMS Browser widget for easy integration of IMS images into an external CMS.
  • CMS Browser: Drupal plugin for the new CMS Browser. Allows easy integration between IMS and a Drupal 7 site.
  • Core Templates: Improves user experience when the user is required to log in to visit a page.
  • Core Templates: Improves the text entry process when configuring tree based vocabularies.
  • Emails: Improves the design of the welcome email sent when a new user is created.
  • Emails: Improves the layout of Lightbox sharing emails.
  • Metadata: XMP Tag mappings now support namespace lookups.
  • Performance: Improves the efficiency of retrieving thumbnail data.
  • Security: Password Policy module is now a built-in feature, configured from the Site Options page.
  • Security: User accounts will now lock for 30 minutes after 10 unsuccessful password attempts.
  • Support: Administrators can now trigger the creation of a diagnostic file for use by the Third Light support team.
  • Uploads: New options to control which metadata fields an upload approver can edit.
  • Video: IMS now supports more video formats as download options.
  • Video: Video files now show a progress bar whilst the preview streams are being generated.
  • Video: New sharing options to allow publishing a video on a publicly accessible webpage.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Core Graphics: Improves support for images with Adobe RGB colour profiles.
  • Core Graphics: Allows IMS to correctly read metadata in TIFF files when the XMP packet is corrupted.
  • Core Graphics: Support compression in EXR files.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a rendering issue with the copyright symbol.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a layout bug with quoted strings in tree based vocabularies.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an anchor tag in a translation string.
  • Files and Folders: Fixes an issue when using the Reduce Resolution tool on Collections and Smart Folders.
  • Files and Folders: Fixes an issue with deleting files from a thumbnails page.
  • Lightboxes: Fixes a problem when sharing Lightboxes with multiple external users.
  • Lightboxes: Fixes a problem where users might become mis-identified when flagging files in a lightbox.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem with saving custom arrangements of metadata.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem selecting options on the user metadata page.
  • Metadata: Reinstates the auto-text-input-focus feature when editing metadata.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem when editing keywords during an Upload Approvals workflow.
  • Metadata: Fixes an intermittent issue with missing metadata.
  • Recycle Bin: Fixes a memory usage problem when emptying large Recycle Bins.
  • Search: Fixes a problem with the "IS MISSING" condition in the advanced search.
  • Search: Fixes a problem where the "Search this folder" option is presented unintentionally.
  • Search: Fixes a problem with quoted strings in search.
  • Search: Fixes a problem when a search is recognised as similar to a previous successful search.
  • Security: Fixes a security issue when using password protected folders.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes an issue where a Smart Folder may not automatically refresh after an upload of new files.
  • Uploads: Fixes an error when using the Browser Upload when sub-folders should be created for each upload.
  • Uploads: Fixes an error when using the Browser Upload when the destination folder is pre-configured.
  • Uploads: Fixes a problem with configuration of the Intercept Duplicates at Upload feature.
  • Uploads - Browser: Fixes a problem with duplicate file uploads in the Browser Uploader.
  • Users and Groups: Fixes a workflow issue when editing a user's access permissions.
  • Video: Fixes the error handling when IMS encounters a video file that can not fit in a temporary disk area.
  • Watermarking: Fixes a problem with the slideshow where images were not being correctly watermarked.

v6.0.18-14

Released: 2014-03-27

This release contains the following new features:

  • API: New method to allow custom downloads direct from the API. Can be used to generate image URLs for use on an external CMS.
  • API: New REST like access to some API methods.
  • API: JSON API now supports CORS.
  • CMS Browser: New CMS Browser widget for easy integration of IMS images into an external CMS.
  • CMS Browser: Drupal plugin for the new CMS Browser. Allows easy integration between IMS and a Drupal 7 site.
  • Core Templates: Improves user experience when the user is required to log in to visit a page.
  • Core Templates: Improves the text entry process when configuring tree based vocabularies.
  • Emails: Improves the design of the welcome email sent when a new user is created.
  • Emails: Improves the layout of Lightbox sharing emails.
  • Metadata: XMP Tag mappings now support namespace lookups.
  • Performance: Improves the efficiency of retrieving thumbnail data.
  • Security: Password Policy module is now a built-in feature, configured from the Site Options page.
  • Security: User accounts will now lock for 30 minutes after 10 unsuccessful password attempts.
  • Support: Administrators can now trigger the creation of a diagnostic file for use by the Third Light support team.
  • Uploads: New options to control which metadata fields an upload approver can edit.
  • Video: IMS now supports more video formats as download options.
  • Video: Video files now show a progress bar whilst the preview streams are being generated.
  • Video: New sharing options to allow publishing a video on a publicly accessible webpage.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Core Graphics: Improves support for images with Adobe RGB colour profiles.
  • Core Graphics: Allows IMS to correctly read metadata in TIFF files when the XMP packet is corrupted.
  • Core Graphics: Support compression in EXR files.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a rendering issue with the copyright symbol.
  • Core Templates: Fixes a layout bug with quoted strings in tree based vocabularies.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an anchor tag in a translation string.
  • Files and Folders: Fixes an issue when using the Reduce Resolution tool on Collections and Smart Folders.
  • Files and Folders: Fixes an issue with deleting files from a thumbnails page.
  • Lightboxes: Fixes a problem when sharing Lightboxes with multiple external users.
  • Lightboxes: Fixes a problem where users might become mis-identified when flagging files in a lightbox.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem with saving custom arrangements of metadata.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem selecting options on the user metadata page.
  • Metadata: Reinstates the auto-text-input-focus feature when editing metadata.
  • Metadata: Fixes a problem when editing keywords during an Upload Approvals workflow.
  • Metadata: Fixes an intermittent issue with missing metadata.
  • Recycle Bin: Fixes a memory usage problem when emptying large Recycle Bins.
  • Search: Fixes a problem with the "IS MISSING" condition in the advanced search.
  • Search: Fixes a problem where the "Search this folder" option is presented unintentionally.
  • Search: Fixes a problem with quoted strings in search.
  • Search: Fixes a problem when a search is recognised as similar to a previous successful search.
  • Security: Fixes a security issue when using password protected folders.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes an issue where a Smart Folder may not automatically refresh after an upload of new files.
  • Uploads: Fixes an error when using the Browser Upload when sub-folders should be created for each upload.
  • Uploads: Fixes an error when using the Browser Upload when the destination folder is pre-configured.
  • Uploads: Fixes a problem with configuration of the Intercept Duplicates at Upload feature.
  • Uploads - Browser: Fixes a problem with duplicate file uploads in the Browser Uploader.
  • Users and Groups: Fixes a workflow issue when editing a user's access permissions.
  • Video: Fixes the error handling when IMS encounters a video file that can not fit in a temporary disk area.
  • Watermarking: Fixes a problem with the slideshow where images were not being correctly watermarked.

v6.0.16-16

Released: 2013-12-18

This release contains the following new features and upgrades:

  • Storage: Storage upgrades for IMS Premium customers as described in the December 2013 Newsletter.
  • Metadata: Cascading Folder Metadata.
  • API: New API method: Users.DoesUserExist().
  • API: New "nopassword" option in Users.SetAuthMode(). Useful for Single-Sign-On environments.
  • API: New API method: Core.GetAuthorisedURL().
  • Uploads: Server now advertises maximum upload size through the SOAP upload interface.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • Plugins: Added note to indicate maximum supported WordPress version for WordPress plugin.
  • Uploads Java: Update to the Java Uploader widget.
  • Alerts: Improves display of alerts and warnings in the thumbnail interface.
  • Appliance Manager: Fixes a rendering issue on the Storage Breakdown chart. .
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem when displaying files with invalid colour profiles.
  • Core Templates: Improves the text of warnings that may be displayed on the thumbnail interface.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an issue with Javascript validation on IE9.
  • Core Templates: Don't offer to save a Smart Folder at the top level when a user's permissions will prevent this action.
  • Core Templates: Add menu.structure to the list of translatable templates.
  • Core Templates: Fixes the nomenclature used in the widget for selecting Smart Folders and Collections.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an erroneous backslash (\) in some hint text when editing multiple folders.
  • Core Templates: Add folders.toolbox to the list of translatable templates.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue with Download Sizes in the Quick Download List.
  • Files and Folders: Fixes an issue at upload that could cause a Lost+Found folder to appear.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue with saving date fields.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue with unrecognised date formats during metadata import.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue when editing metadata for multiple files.
  • Metadata: Now possible to move metadata fields into any allowed metadata panel.
  • Metadata: Fixes an issue with metadata exports of keyword phrases containing quotation marks.
  • Plugins: Fixes a connection issue with fresh installs of the Bridge Plugin.
  • Recycle Bin: Removes a superfluous warning before emptying the Recycle Bin.
  • Search: Fixes an issue when entering dates in the advanced search dialog.
  • Search: Improvements to search algorithm performance.
  • Translations: Fixes a problem in a translation string used on the Delete Theme page.
  • Translations: Fixes a problem in a translation string used on the System Administration page.
  • Translations: Fixes a translation string used for an upload alert email.
  • Translations: Fixes a problem in a translation string used on the Metadata Export page.
  • Translations: Fixes a locale dependent translation string used in alerts about quota usage. .
  • Video: Fixes a bug with video playback on IE9.

v6.0.15-17

Released: 2013-11-05

This release contains the following new features:

  • Alerts: New alert to indicate when IMS has issues connecting to datastores.
  • Alerts: New alert to warn when an Appliance's main operating system disk is approaching capacity.
  • Alerts: New information message to suggest use of Groups where the site has a large number of ungrouped users.
  • API: New api method: PublishedFileBrowser.GetPublishedFiles.
  • Appliance Manager: New features in the Appliance Manager to allow setting of individual site disk quotas.
  • Core Graphics: New feature to force recreation of a particular image's previews and thumbnails.
  • Docs: Addition of a help link from the Console page and Thumbnail view.
  • e-Commerce: Support "Add to Basket" buttons in the Picture Desk view.
  • Emails: Support SMTP Authentication for sending emails from an IMS Appliance.
  • Files and Folders: New feature to allow choice of folder thumbnail from any file in the library.
  • Files and Folders: New option of "No thumbnail" for the folder thumbnail setting.
  • Security: Allow configuration of cookie domain parameter.
  • Testing and Monitoring: New alert to indicate if IMS is having problems sending emails.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • API: Fixes a problem with search parameter handling in Search.AdvancedSearch.
  • API: Support Search.AdvancedSearch syntax for searchParams on Folders.createFolder.
  • Core Graphics: Improvements to rendering of RAW files.
  • Core Graphics: Fixes a problem with bad data in the exif orientation header.
  • Core Graphics: Rendering improvements to grayscale image previews.
  • Core Graphics: Strip out a custom photoshop tag to avoid issues when files are exported and re-opened in Photoshop.
  • Core Templates: Fixes an issue with metadata display on popup previews.
  • Core Templates: Fix an issue where the folder browser would show only Folders - not Collections or Smart Folders.
  • Core Templates: Update to email notifications to only display a maximum of 50 thumbnails.
  • Core Templates: Fix an issue that prevented videos playing on iPads.
  • Database: Enhance database auto-tuning algorithm to control additional parameters.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue with downloading an entire folder's contents.
  • Downloads: Fixes an issue with distorted output from the Download Wizard.
  • Files and Folders: Fix to avoid an error when sorting by "most popular".
  • Lightboxes: Updates to lightbox sharing emails to be more clear about whose lightbox was shared by whom.
  • Lightboxes: Avoid a long delay when sharing Lightboxes.
  • Metadata: Fixes an error with dropdown metadata editing.
  • Metadata: Fixes possible corruption of date values during import and export of metadata.
  • Plugins: Fixes an import error when using the Adobe File Info plugin.
  • Search: Update to date based advanced searching to allow entering of any year.
  • Server Performance: New build of PHP to increase stability of web server.
  • Smart Folders: Fixes an issue when editing smart folder settings.
  • Themes and Languages: Fixes an issue with themes assigned to specific folders.
  • Users and Groups: Fixes an issue when making changes to user permissions.
  • Users and Groups: Avoid a problem where duplicate LDAP user accounts could be created.

v6.0.14-19

Released: 2013-09-30

This release contains the following new feature

  • Dropbox Integration (Beta): New module to allow IMS to share files with a user's Dropbox account.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes

  • LDAP Configuration: Updates to the LDAP Configuration page.
  • Licenced Downloads: Updates to the licence viewing page to work on small screen sizes.
  • User Registrations: Fix for a javascript error that would prevent new forms from being created.
  • Upload Approvals: Updates to prevent IMS sending several email notifications for a single upload.
  • Upload Approvals: Fix for a javascript problem when resolving duplicates during an upload.
  • User Management: A change to prevent an administrator from changing her own folder access level.
  • Sessions over SSL: Fix to avoid a session problem when using IMS over a secure connection.

v6.0.14-12

Released: 2013-08-21

This release contains the following new feature

  • Dropbox Integration (Beta): New module to allow IMS to share files with a user's Dropbox account.

It also contains a number of improvements and bug fixes

  • LDAP Configuration: Updates to the LDAP Configuration page.
  • Licenced Downloads: Updates to the licence viewing page to work on small screen sizes.
  • User Registrations: Fix for a javascript error that would prevent new forms from being created.
  • Upload Approvals: Updates to prevent IMS sending several email notifications for a single upload.
  • Upload Approvals: Fix for a javascript problem when resolving duplicates during an upload.
  • User Management: A change to prevent an administrator from changing her own folder access level.
  • Sessions over SSL: Fix to avoid a session problem when using IMS over a secure connection.

v6.0.13-19

Released: 2013-08-02

This release contains a number of improvements and bug fixes

  • Security: A number of improvements to session handling to avoid cookies being intercepted by 3rd parties.
  • File Server Module: Adds significant compatibility and performance enhancements to File Server access.
  • Performance: Improves initial page load time when CSS cache is empty.
  • Find Duplicates: Significant performance enhancement for the Find Duplicates feature, particularly where there are a large number of duplicate files.
  • Controlled Vocabularies: Significant performance enhancement for keyword editing when using a very large vocabulary.
  • GPS Data: Fixes a problem when reading GPS Location data.
  • GPS Data: IMS now supports GPS data found in video files.
  • API: Width and height of original file are returned from Files.GetAssetDetails() call.
  • API: All methods that return folder information now support an "options" parameter which allows customisation of the returned details.
  • API: New API methods:
    Files.GetAssetIdsByFilename - returns an array of file references given a filename and optional container ID.
    Folders.CreateFolderPath - allows for construction of folder hierarchy given a folder path with folder names separated by forward slashes.
    Folders.GetFoldersByProperty - search for folders based on some basic folder properties.
    Folders.GetFolderByPath - finds and returns details about a folder given a folder path.
  • Video: Improves the initial load time of the video player on modern browsers.
  • Video: Adds support for QuickTime video files.
  • Public Gallery: Fixes the display of Galleries that contain only sub-folders.
  • Thumbnails: Adds a setting of 3 days for thumbnail cache expiry.
  • Desktop Uploader: Improves support for roaming profiles on Windows.
  • Upload Approvals: Improves the clarity of alert messages that notify of approvals that require action.
  • Upload Approvals: Prevents a notification email being sent under the wrong circumstances.
  • Watermarked Video: Improves the logic that determines when to pre-emptively create watermarked streams.
  • Search: Adds, where possible, a "Did you mean" suggestion, when a user's search returns no results.
  • Lightboxes: Allows lightboxes to be recovered from user accounts that have been deleted.
  • Lightbox Sharing: Fixes an issue with permission settings for external lightbox shares.
  • Conversations: Makes sure the conversation window is accessible if shared files have been flagged.
  • Background Processing: Adds a more advanced message queueing framework to allow more sophisticated prioritisation of asynchronous tasks. This is of particular benefit to downloads and published files.
  • Multi-Tenant Metadata: When adding a new field, presents an interface to pick which users can access the field.
  • Metadata: Fixes a rendering issue for fields displayed as drop-downs.
  • Metadata Import: Clarifies the error messages seen when things go wrong during a metadata import job.
  • Metadata Import: Fixes an out of memory condition during a large import.
  • e-Commerce: Removes an unnecessary phone number validation check during checkout.
  • Downloads: Fixes a permission problem when a user has a maximum download resolution set.
  • Adobe Bridge Plugin: New version of the Bridge plugin to fix a number of file system related bugs.

v6.0.12-12

Released: 2013-05-28

This release contains a number of improvements and bug fixes

  • Metadata: Improved error reporting when importing spreadsheets.
  • Adobe Bridge Plugin: An updated plugin for Adobe Bridge that fixes a number of issues with Adobe CS6.
  • Downloads: A fix to correctly set the DPI value when converting an image to a PDF.
  • HTML5 Uploads: Fix a problem where uploads could go into an error condition midway through uploading.
  • Video Uploads: Fix a problem when creating video thumbnails which could cause an upload process to terminate unexpectedly.
  • Upload Approvals: Additional buttons to allow batch approve & reject operations.
  • Upload Approvals: Fix a potential crash when files are approved or rejected in batches.
  • Search: A fix to avoid an out-of-memory condition with some searches.
  • Lightboxes: A fix for an error when viewing an orphaned lightbox.
  • Lightboxes: Correction to the assignment of lightbox shares when creating a new grouped user.
  • Lightboxes: Fix an issue with Restricted Download Categories when sharing a lightbox with external users.
  • Published File Browser: A fix for an issue with session loss when using the PFB in IE9 and IE10.
  • File Fetch: Avoid a problem with using the File Fetch module when Site Terms and Conditions are enabled.
  • EPS Files: Improved support for EPS files using the CMYK colourspace.
  • Timeline View: A fix to an inconsistency in the file count on the Timeline View.
  • Reporting: Additional storage information for files in Recycle Bins and Upload Approvals.
  • Datastores: A fix for a problem where hidden files could block a drain datastore operation.
  • HTTPS Access: An improvement to the way capitalisation of URLs is handled in emails.
  • API: Add a compact privacy policy header to API requests to avoid cookies being blocked.
  • Translations: Avoid a caching problem which could stop a user changing the site language.
  • PDF Previews: Updates to PDF support to improve preview generation.
  • Performance: Improve the performance of pages that make use of controlled vocabulary metadata fields.
  • Performance: Improve the performance of Similar Image searching.
  • Account Settings: Fix a bug whereby Grouped Users were unable to toggle the "Email notifications" setting.

v6.0.11-3

Released: 2013-04-25

  • Security: Important update to patch a loophole in Active Directory authentication.
  • User Permissions: New option to allow users to be reset to settings from a Preset or Group.
  • Video and Audio: New options to allow configuration of the dimensions and bitrates used for video and audio preview streams.
  • Bug fix: Prevent an error during audio file upload to avoid unnecessary file duplication.
For more details, please see the April Newsletter

v6.0.10-6

Released: 2013-02-26

  • Video Editing (optional beta): High quality video editing, transcoding between formats, create clips and tag videos.
  • Metadata Fields and Panels: New interfaces to allow drag-and-drop reordering of fields and panels.
  • HTML5 Uploader: A new upload tool built on the latest web standards for uploading files using your browser.
  • MP3 Cover Art: IMS now supports cover art embedded in MP3 files.
  • Batch update of File Ownership: File ownership can now be changed on multiple files at once, using a new button in the toolbox.
For more details, please see the February Newsletter

v6.0.9-11

Released: 2012-12-20

This is a maintenance release in the v6.0.9 series

In addition to the features from prior releases, this update includes the following improvements:

  • Download Requests - update to allow an Approver to view the entire set of files in a request
  • File Fetch Module - update to allow File Fetch to provide output larger than the original when in 'Pad' mode
  • Video - improved support for some video formats
  • Picture Desk Mode - avoid a crash in IE7 and IE8 browsers
  • Translations - fix to make sure custom translations are applied to the correct localisation
  • HTML Email - update to improve rendering of HTML emails
  • Lightboxes - fix a problem with lightbox functionality in older templates
  • Lightboxes - fixes an issue where a group can get attached to a lightbox in certain circumstances
  • Lightboxes - make sure the subject line is correctly applied to conversation emails
  • Storage Manager - fix a configuration entry that could prevent new datastores from being used

v6.0.9-4

Released: 2012-12-17

  • Lighboxes: The process of sharing a lightbox has been simplified
  • Lightboxes: It is now possible to 'flag' files in a lightbox, to enhance collaboration
  • User options: Administrators can now pre-configure user view options
  • Search: Files in password-protected folders can now optionally be excluded from search results
  • Search: Folders in search results can now be displayed with the featured thumbnail, as in the folder browsing view
  • Email: E-mail handling has been updated to prevent display issues in Lotus Notes
  • Menus: Menu layouts are now fully customisable from the Template Editor
  • Sort preferences: Users can now set a preferred sort order for folders and search
For more details, please see the December Newsletter

v6.0.8-9

Released: 2012-10-31

  • API: new API call to set the authentication type for a user
  • Download Logs as CSV Files: the logs pages in IMS now include a button to download the report as a CSV file
  • Ecommerce: Display more helpful messages when a user tries to add a file that is not purchaseable to the basket, and avoid displaying the option when possible
  • Ecommerce: Allow individual folder purchasing to be disabled for users with a nominated price plan
  • File Fetch Module: request and resize files from IMS using simple, predictable URLs
  • Licenced Features: Make LDAP and OpenID features available to eligible customers
  • Security: Update the e-mail handling system used by IMS with a fix for CVE-2012-5671
  • Translations: IMS is now 100% multi-lingual - every page can be translated into your preferred language

v6.0.7-14

Released: 2012-09-12

  • File Server Module (optional module): use your Third Light DAM server as a file server on your network
  • Social Media Sharing: easily share your files with Twitter and Facebook
  • Metadata Panels (optional module): control your metadata by user or group
  • User Interface: new display option to allow viewing your containers as separate lists of Folders, Collections and Smart Folders
  • Video: improvements to video rendering and support for more video formats
  • Office Document Previews: improvements to display of previews for complex Office document formats
  • Bug Fixes: updates to Download Reports, Folder Lists and Search
  • Bug Fixes: restore access to javascript resources under /j/external
  • Bug Fixes: fix to email module when sharing a lightbox with internal users

v6.0.7-13

Released: 2012-09-11

  • File Server Module (optional module): use your Third Light DAM server as a file server on your network
  • Social Media Sharing: easily share your files with Twitter and Facebook
  • Metadata Panels (optional module): control your metadata by user or group
  • User Interface: new display option to allow viewing your containers as separate lists of Folders, Collections and Smart Folders
  • Video: improvements to video rendering and support for more video formats
  • Office Document Previews: improvements to display of previews for complex Office document formats
  • Bug Fixes: updates to Download Reports, Folder Lists and Search
  • Bug Fixes: restore access to javascript resources under /j/external

v6.0.7-12

Released: 2012-09-10

  • File Server Module (optional module): use your Third Light DAM server as a file server on your network
  • Social Media Sharing: easily share your files with Twitter and Facebook
  • Metadata Panels (optional module): control your metadata by user or group
  • User Interface: new display option to allow viewing your containers as separate lists of Folders, Collections and Smart Folders
  • Video: improvements to video rendering and support for more video formats
  • Office Document Previews: improvements to display of previews for complex Office document formats
  • Bug Fixes: updates to Download Reports, Folder Lists and Search

v6.0.7-10

Released: 2012-09-10

  • File Server Module (optional module): use your Third Light DAM server as a file server on your network
  • Social Media Sharing: easily share your files with Twitter and Facebook
  • Metadata Panels (optional module): control your metadata by user or group
  • User Interface: new display option to allow viewing your containers as separate lists of Folders, Collections and Smart Folders
  • Video: improvements to video rendering and support for more video formats
  • Office Document Previews: improvements to display of previews for complex Office document formats
  • Bug Fixes: updates to Download Reports, Folder Lists and Search

v6.0.6-12

Released: 2012-07-11

  • Outbound FTP - improvements to UTF-8 character set support.
  • Upload Approvals - fixes a bug in handling of uploads by deleted user accounts.
  • Download Wizard - fixes some issues with downloading hi-res images using the Download Wizard.

v6.0.6-8

Released: 2012-06-15

  • Published File Browser - New version now incorporates a Publishing Wizard allowing you to create new published versions on the fly
  • Quick Download Links - Download Categories can now be configured to appear as quick links on the File Console
  • Bug fixes - Fixes to the Terms and Conditions at Upload feature, fixes to the API upload methods

v6.0.6-6

Released: 2012-06-15

  • Published File Browser - New version now incorporates a Publishing Wizard allowing you to create new published versions on the fly
  • Quick Download Links - Download categories can now be configured to appear as quick links on the File Console
  • Bug fixes: Fixes to the Terms and Conditions at Upload feature, fixes to the API upload methods

v6.0.5-22

Released: 2012-05-23

  • API: new General Search method in the JSON API
  • Upload Approvals: Improvements to the layout of the Upload Approval interfaces
  • Bug fixes: Updates to Login records, Desktop Uploader, eCommerce Basket, Miscellaneous Theme Files, Outbound FTP, Thumbnail Pagination and User Registrations

v6.0.5-20

Released: 2012-05-18

  • API: new General Search method in the JSON API
  • Upload Approvals: Improvements to the layout of the Upload Approval interfaces
  • Bug fixes: Updates to Login records, Desktop Uploader, eCommerce Basket, Miscellaneous Theme Files, Outbound FTP and Thumbnail Pagination

v6.0.5-7

Released: 2012-04-25

  • Uploads: New feature to detect duplicate files at upload and create new revisions.
  • Uploads: Support for updated Desktop Uploader for Mac.
  • Interface: Improvements to the user editing form.
  • Interface: New widget to select folders when uploading, moving and merging folders.
  • Interface: Thumbnails view now optimises the number of thumbnails on the page.
  • File handling: Support for rotating of PDF documents; improvements to Photoshop file previews.
  • Metadata: Support for extraction of Exif data from RAW files.
  • Bug fixes: Updates to search engine, JSON API, SOAP API, EPS file handling, Download Wizard and Conversations

v6.0.4-0

Released: 2012-03-26

  • Uploads: Support for the forthcoming iOS app.
  • Office Documents: Office document previews are created in the background, and only presented once complete.
  • Session Handling: Fixed an issue which could cause a user to be logged out unexpectedly.

v6.0.3-4

Released: 2012-03-14

  • Geo Search: A suite of new features to allow searching for files using maps and embedded geographic data.
  • Presets: New External User preset used when sharing lightboxes with external email addresses.
  • Search: Features to control the fields used in the refine search interface.
  • Storage: Settings to control how long thumbnails and previews are cached on disk, and the maximum size of preview images.
  • Bug fixes and performance: a number of updates including fixes to RAW file downloads, PSD layered images, permissions for grouped users, refine search interface, PDF preview generation and thumbnail navigation. Updates for IE8 compatibility.
  • Backups: New backup systems to allow easier restoration of IMS sites from backup copies
  • API: API documentation added to Help menu

v6.0.2-18

Released: 2012-01-19

  • Folder Management: new Move tool available from the Home page
  • Notifications: new notification for expiry of Published Files
  • Themes: a logo can now be specified when creating a new theme
  • Bug fixes: Updates to Document Previews, Advanced Search, Downloads, Password Security and User Account creation

v6.0.2-9

Released: 2011-12-19

This update provides a number of bug fixes and minor improvements to the IMS software

Changes have been made in the following areas:

  • Public Gallery Options
  • Conversations
  • Pending Uploads
  • Download Wizard
  • File Publishing
  • Download Logs
  • Batch editing of metadata

v6.0.2-2

Released: 2011-11-30

  • User Interface: Overhaul of the Registration Form configuration interface
  • User Interface: Improvements to the render time of the Published File Manager page
  • Themes: Updated layout of the template tree on the Theme management page
  • Thumbnails: Improvements to thumbnail creation to reduce page load time on a busy site
  • Bug fixes: Updates to Search, Audit Log, Context Menus, Video, Smart Folders and Metadata

v6.0.1-17

Released: 2011-11-29

  • User Interface: Overhaul of the Registration Form configuration interface
  • User Interface: Improvements to the render time of the Published File Manager page
  • Themes: Updated layout of the template tree on the Theme management page
  • Thumbnails: Improvements to thumbnail creation to reduce page load time on a busy site
  • Bug fixes: Updates to Search, Audit Log, Context Menus, Video, Smart Folders and Metadata

v6.0.1-16

Released: 2011-11-24

This is a rollup release in the 6.0.1 series containing a large number of user interface improvements.

v6.0.1-6

Released: 2011-10-31

  • File Formats: IMS now generates previews for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign documents
  • File Formats: Support for video playback on iPads and other HTML5 devices
  • User Interface: Improvements to the Upload Approvals templates, including addition of the IMS Conversation module
  • Search: The text content of Word and PDF documents is now searchable
  • Outbound FTP: Updated to allow monitoring of Collections or Smart Folders
  • OpenID Module: Updates to increase the number of Certificate Authorities included when verifying an OpenID provider over SSL
  • Internationalisation: Fix to allow UTF-8 characters in filenames when imported with the Desktop Upload Tool
  • Bug fixes: Updates to Download Wizard, Search, Metadata, Timeline and Lightbox Sharing

v6.0.0-42

Released: 2011-09-27

  • User Interface: New interfaces for configuring Download Categories
  • User Interface: New tool to edit controlled keywords on the File Console
  • User Interface: Menu in header allows user to easily change the current language
  • User Interface: Improvements to detail in Audit Log, History Notes and File Info panels
  • Optimisation: Images and static content have been optimised for caching
  • Desktop Upload Tool: Increased stability and performance when uploading files
  • Bug fixes: Updates to revisions, metadata editor, tree displays, Download Requests, search engine and SSL authentication
  • Compatibility: Javascript enhancements and bug fixes for Internet Explorer and Firefox

v6.0.0-33

Released: 2011-08-30

This is a rollup maintenance release in the 6.0.0 series

New features since 6.0.0-26

  • Bug fix: Searching on folders including children now works as expected
  • Bug fix: Multi-editing folders could cause them to be hidden from the folder view

Updates included in the 6.0.0-26 release

  • Administration: The Contact Form feature is now part of the Notification system
  • User Interface: Improved display of file revisions on the console, including details of the differences between revisions
  • User Interface: Copy From Previous and Save & Next implemented on the Metadata Panel
  • User Interface: A login link is now available in the page header when browsing an Event or other public page
  • User Interface: Select All now selects all folders as well as files.
  • User Interface: Images that are pure white are detected so that any transparency is rendered with a checkerboard pattern
  • Workflow: Enabling an RSS feed on a Smart Folder no longer requires the Smart Folder to be placed in the Gallery
  • Themes: Theme colour can be automatically suggested based on the colours present in the logo
  • Themes: Improvements to theme updates to cause Theme Logo, Javascript and CSS to be automatically refreshed when required after changes to a theme
  • Optimisation: Improvements to conversion of translations when templates are rendered
  • Optimisation: Improved robustness and reporting detail in the Outbound FTP module
  • Bug fix: Corrections to the way new revisions are detected when editing metadata
  • Bug fix: Fixes to behaviour of the Recycle Bin when restoring multiple files
  • Bug fix: Fix so that a thumbnail panel is only shown when required
  • Bug fix: Fix to display of dates in search
  • Bug fix: Fix to display of tree-based metadata in the search and advanced search tools
  • Bug fix: Themes can be assigned to Power Users