Software update: ImageGlass 8.6

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Version 8.6 of ImageGlass has been released. ImageGlass is a small, fast and simple open source program that allows Pictures can be viewed. It can rotate and convert images to another format without loss of quality, but for other operations it relies on third-party software. In version 8.0, which has been given Kobe as a nickname, support for new formats has been added, ExifTool can be used to display exif information and can show the individual frames in a gif image. The following improvements have also been made in this release:

Support new image formats

WEBP animated format is supported! Other formats come to this release are FITS, XV, VIFF, MJPEG,…

New feature: Share

You can share the viewing image or even the image data that you pasted to ImageGlass by the new Share feature. It works on Windows 10 or later. You can find this feature in main menu > File > Share…, or press the hotkey S.

Support for image transparency copy/paste

In the previous versions, ImageGlass was unable to copy the alpha pixels to clipboard, or display it from clipboard paste function. Managing clipboard data in Windows is complicated and inconsistent, version 8.6 supports the most common way to support this by writing / reading from 4 clipboard data formats: CF_BITMAP, CF_DIB, PNG, System.Drawing.Bitmap. For those third-party softwares support writing / reading PNG, CF_DIB from the clipboard, its image transparency data will work on ImageGlass 8.6.

Customize image panning speed

Image panning speed customization is supported in the version 8.6, a big thank to Solomon Blount‘s contribution. You can change it in Settings > Image > Panning.

Besides that, in the Windows fit mode, when you zoom the viewing image, the window size is also scaled to adapt the image size accordingly – an awesome contribution from Sylwester Zarębskiz† ImageGlass 8.6 also contains bug fixes to make it works better on Windows 11.

Version number 8.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website ImageGlass
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License type GPL
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