Version 2.0 - November 1997
- Added support for pasting Metafiles from the clipboard
- More speed improvements
- Added support for MATROX generated TIFF images
- Added RenderToMemory property for faster screen displays
- Added Click, DblClick and MouseMove Events
- Added PopulateFromHandle for use with Digital Camera
- Added URLPicture property for downloading image files from
- Added the following events for Internet downloads:
- Added the StopDownload method for terminating an Internet
- Fixed problem with Advanced Printing Functionality failing
under VB 5.0 EXE builds on Windows 95.
Version 1.5 - Jan 1997
- >Added support for multi-page TIFF files
- Added support for dynamic scrolling
- Small speed improvements
- Reduced file size by 20k
- Fixed bitonal TIFF decompression
- Changed demo dialog for VC++ 4.2
Version 1.45 - May 1996
- Added the VFPRefresh method. This method is required
for Visual FoxPro 3.0x users only. Microsoft has confirmed that Visual FoxPro
contains a bug that does not properly send the Refresh dispatch to any OLE
controls.Instead, VFP re-routes calls such as ThisForm.Olecontrol1.Refresh to its internal
Version 1.44 - May 1996
- Added ability to populate the control from the
clipboard. If the clipboard contains a CF_DIB, the image control will allow the user
to paste that data into the control.
- Removed all LZW capability from the product.
Version 1.43 - April 1996
- All LZW Functionality is now FREE! Reading and
writing GIF image files is free as well as reading LZW compressed TIFF files. All
other image compression or decompression requires a license from Northeast Data Corp.
Version 1.42 - April 1996
- A problem was discovered by Michael Dyer in the advanced
printing functions. Device contexts could be leaked in certain situations.
This would cause GDI and HEAP resources to be lost for each print.
- 1-bit TIFF decompression was accelerated. 1-bit TIFF
images should all decompress much faster now. This change can be seen in CCITT group
3 and group 4 TIFF images.
- Image stretching on Windows 95 was corrected. A
difference was discovered between NT and Windows 95 during testing where images were not
correctly displayed on Windows 95 when their fit types were either horizontal or vertical
Version 1.41 - March 1996
- Support for uncompressed TGA files
- Support for writing all file formats except Kodak Photo CD
- Added advanced printing functions.
- Fixed an array indexing problem in the GIF decoder.
Version 1.31 - February 1996
- Support for the PCX file format
- Support for the clipboard
- A problem was discovered in the GIF library.
Decompression of GIF files with less than 5 bits per pixel caused the library to generate
- A problem loading incomplete GIF files was fixed.
- A problem was discovered by Chris Hopkins in the JPEG
library. Certain JPEG files contina invalid Start Of Scan lengths (SOS). The
bug was fixed by bypassing any additional bytes reported by the SOS length field that are
not expected. Not bypassing these bytes results in images that look washed-out.
Version 1.21 - January 1996
- Multiple Photo CD resolutions are now displayed
- A problem was discovered by Al Cattani in the GIF
library. Some GIFs are generated as 5-bit per pixel gray scale. These were not
displaying when loaded in the NED Image OCX.
- Problems were discovered by Jaap Van Der Kreeft in the JPEG
library. Certian JPEG files that were generated incorrectly would cause the NED
Image OCX to exception fault or display bad images. The exception fault was fixed by
removing the memory mapped file code and moving to JPEG6. Another error was found in
not handling 8-bit gray scale images correctly. These were fixed. The NED
Image OCX now tries to
decompress JPEG files in a try/catch sequence in case ofther color space varients are
Version 1.0 - December 1995
+ First commercial release.
- There are bugs in some of the printer drivers that are
distributed with Windows 95 and Windows NT. Specifically, using an Epson Stylus Color
printer with the printer driver distributed with Windows NT only allows for printing with
16 colors. Printing with the Epson Stylus Color printer with the printer driver
distributed with Window 95 does
not print at all. To print with the Epson Stylus Color printer under Windows, your
users should use the Windows 3.11 driver available from Epson. The 1.06 or 2.03
driver included with the printer works fine and prints in True Color. If you have a doubt
about the NED Image ActiveX control print quality, first check to see if any updated
drivers are available from the printer manufacturer. If you are still having
problems with color
printing, please make sure you have configured your printer driver for color