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PhotoFiltre (graphics editor)

#1 Post by Lupo73 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:44 am

[Mod note: the present is the official forum topic for PhotoFiltre (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=12), so this OP was renamed -- the original subject was "New PhotoFiltre not portable".]

The new release of PhotoFiltre seems to be not portable: as said in changelog, it saves settings in %Local AppData% folder (even if a INI file is stored in software folder). We have to report it to the author, to enable a portable use of it. :!:
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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#2 Post by MiDoJo » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:40 am

Good catch. Damn I really like this program to, I wonder why/what he changed in the code so it does this.

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#3 Post by Lupo73 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:06 pm

He answered me that "the problem is windows 7 and vista don't supports ini file in program files or windows folder, need admin privilege." and so he decided to change it. I hope he will consider my proposal to enable the portable use if a ini file is stored in software folder (as common portable software). You could report him your support to this idea, to encourage this improvement. :wink:
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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#4 Post by Lupo73 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:37 am

Good, he has decided to consider the proposal and release an update able to check ini files in software directory, for a portable use.
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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#5 Post by Lupo73 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:06 am

Today he has updated the zip package (still version 6.4.0), that now use a PhotoFiltre.ini file for settings if found it in its folder. :wink:
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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#6 Post by Kermode » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:19 pm

Lupo73 wrote:He answered me that "the problem is windows 7 and vista don't supports ini file in program files or windows folder, need admin privilege."
Typical microsoft.

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#7 Post by MiDoJo » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:17 pm

Kermode wrote: Typical microsoft.
Typical Troll MS is following best practices with UAC and Protected folders
Lupo73 wrote:Today he has updated the zip package (still version 6.4.0), that now use a PhotoFiltre.ini file for settings if found it in its folder. :wink:
Lupo, Could you update the DB to show it doesn't write in %appdata% I keep getting an error, and for somereason TPFC kicks me off after like five min even if I'm typing a reply

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#8 Post by Lupo73 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:32 pm

I have updated the database, but I have kept that line in changelog because normally it still works storing settings in that folder and only if an empty ini file is created, it use this file to store settings.
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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#9 Post by guinness » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:08 am

OffTopic - @MiDoJo is the error Unknown column 'softcat' in 'field list'?
Added 179 Applications: Portable

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#10 Post by MiDoJo » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:49 pm

Yes that's the error.

Also My votes don't seem to be recorded (I'm a R4)

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#11 Post by webfork » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:56 pm

Lupo73 wrote:Good, he has decided to consider the proposal and release an update able to check ini files in software directory, for a portable use.
Any news on this? I can't read French so I can't tell if there's been any activity in the Forums.

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#12 Post by Lupo73 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:18 am

This is the last changelog, translated with Google:

Version 6.4.0 (January 2010)
- Improved display compatibility for XP / Vista / Windows 7
- New icon Large Format Vista / Windows 7 (256x256)
- Toolbox broader with more brushes
- Best compatibility when opening PNG
- The image browser is displayed between the side rails so as not to truncate the toolbox
- Accepts sticking WMF and EMF
- Flashing selection smoother
- INI file stored in %local AppData% (write permission for Vista and Windows 7)
- Some bug fixes

The feature not listed is that if the software find a INI file stored in its folder, it use this file for settings. :wink:
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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#13 Post by Napiophelios » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:16 am

The fix is confirmed
You need a blank "PhotoFiltre.ini" in app folder before launch.

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#14 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:38 am

The entry mentions plugins but has anyone checked the portability of plugins? I don't think its critical to the listing, just wondering.

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Re: New PhotoFiltre not portable

#15 Post by webfork » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:35 pm

PhotoFiltre is talking about putting out a new, cross-platform editor and already has a early stage demo posted:

http://photofiltre-lx.org/

They're talking about taking it open source I would be very cynical to this if it wasn't by a team that hadn't already created one of my favorite editors:

http://photofiltre-lx.org/the-road-back-to-open-source/

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