V3.2.0 – July 2021
- Added support for non-zero offset when using Center justification for PrintFlat calibrations.
- Added support for offsets and justifications with NozzleOut compensation.
V3.1.0 – May 2021
- Added NozzleOut compensation functionality;
- Allow negative calibration offset to be specified;
- Replaced customer number with license and password for relevant PrintFlat and ScreenPro APIs;
- Added more checks on the integrity of screen's configurations ("config.txt") and remove implicit order dependencies;
- Added new API to allow users to retrieve variants of their LE licenses.
V3.0.0 – February 2021
- A new licensing policy was implemented. Unless you are using LDK licensing, you will require a new license string. Please contact your technical representative if you did not receive one.
- PrintFlat subscription generation and calibration installation has been moved from ScreenPro library to a new PrintFlat library. Please refer to ScreenPro.h and PrintFlat.h.
- Added ScreenProValidateScreen function that can be called before screening, to ensure settings and calibrations are valid.
V2.7.0 – November 2020
- Correct handling of photometric interpretation for TIFF format, so that there is no longer a requirement for calibrations to use "Min is White".
V2.6.0 – October 2020
- Added support for reading in custom curves in a binary format.
V2.5.0 – August 2020
- Added support for calibration alignment and offset. To implement this, the ScreenProLayout structure used by the ScreenProScreen and ScreenProScaleAndScreen API functions has been updated to include all calibration parameters within a new CalibrationOption struct; this is a breaking change for API users that explicitly set each member of ScreenProLayout.
V2.4.7 – August 2020
- Fixed an issue where ink limiting was not working for 1 drop screens.
- Fixed an issue where calibrations were not applied at 100% with black100 set to false in the screen config.
V2.4.6 – July 2020
- Internal changes only
- Windows 7 support ended.
Please note: prior versions of ScreenPro Core were released as a package with ScreenPro File application, therefore not all items listed for the versions below are relevant to ScreenPro Core.
V2.4.5 – January 2020
- Fixed an issue affecting quality with Chimera screening.
- Added the ability to use a mixture of calibrations and linearizations within a screen.
V2.4.1 – September 2019
- Calling ScreenProStartup() multiple times no longer causes licensing errors.
- Multiple LDK licensed applications on the same system no longer cause a hang in ScreenPro.
V2.4 – August 2019
- New HDS and Opal screens.
- Ability to change x/y screen orientation.
- Caldera RIP support.
- PrintFlat Prepare subscriptions can now be generated from ScreenPro Core and File.
- Output greyscale inversion.
- Calibration justification and offset support.
- ScreenPro now correctly de-registers a finished thread to support larger thread pools.
- Thumbnail and ink calculations now ignore lead-in page if present.
- Upscaling capability exposed in ScreenPro File.
- Optionally ignore missing destination errors.
- Additional options added for JDF destinations.
V2.3 – April 2019
- Additional support for latest PrintFlat updates.
V2.2 – December 2018
- Colorants can now have multiple destinations, definable within the Output Settings window.
- SDK now supports upscaling of resolution.
- Bracket encoding for JDF processing can now be turned on and off from the Preferences window.
- License improvements for both LDK and LE Licensing, including new features such as Band Count.
V2.1.1 – November 2018
- Detect zero length files in hot folder handling in GUI and wait for data to be written before processing.
- Support for large (>4GB) rasters in ScreenPro Core.
V2.1 – September 2018
- Complete redesign of the ScreenPro API, aimed at improving the overall experience and usability of the API both internally and for those using it as an SDK.
- Improved thread safety all through the stack.
- Clearer error reporting
- Screen set caching to reduce load times
- Support for asymmetric screening tiles with the Mirror and Pearl screen sets.
- Ink limiting on Mirror/Pearl based on drop-blending parameters.
- Input file names can now be customized with additional properties.
- Post-processing command extended to allow for additional parameters.
- Duplicate file processing no longer occurs when moving files to a hot folder from a network location.
V2.0.1 – July 2018
- Destination Drive mappings are now displayed correctly with more than 4 destinations.
- Allow a user to create a cloned colorant.
- Add a PrintFlat screening option to tile calibration data if the page is wider than the number of nozzles.
V2.0.0 – June 2018
ScreenPro Version 2.0 introduces the following new features and functionality:
- PrintFlat functionality now available for Mirror/Pearl.
- Cross Web Calibration to correct for banding or density non-uniformity
- Web calibrations can now be applied to Screen sets.
- Performance improvements
- For Mirror/Pearl in ScreenPro Core Technology.
- For Chameleon Screens in the ScreenPro application
- Licensing option to be able to screen with up to 16 instances in the ScreenPro application.
- Quality Improvements
- 16 Bits Per Pixel (bpp) input support in Desktop and Command line application.
- Alphanumerical Colorant names are now supported.
- Mirror/Pearl now supports 256 input channels.
- New PassThrough screening method allows the user to test pre-screened content from the application and the SDK.
- Specified output bpp can now be changed for TIFF output (SDK)
- Sample Application/Usability improvements
- -D: Optionally outputs the drop counts to a separate file in the output directory.
- -P: Optionally Specify the output plugin (default is TIFF).
- Sample application now includes examples of the IOHandler feature.
- Command line application has been extended with additional arguments:
- Mirror/Pearl configuration file updated to new format: Tom's Obvious, Minimal Language (TOML) to improve readability and extendibility.
V1.8.0 – April 2018
- Extra ink limiting and screen quality improvements for MirrorPearl
- Support for 16 screen levels in MirrorPearl
- 16 bits per pixel input support for ScreenPro DLL
- Sample Application for ScreenPro Toolkit for both Windows and Linux, see developer guides for more details
- Documented in User Guide, how to alter the Screen Display names in the GUI
V1.7.0 – December 2017
- The user can now add/remove custom destinations in the Preferences->Output Settings dialog.
- Custom routines can be used when reading screen tile data (potentially allowing diskless operation).
See the ScreenProRegisterIOHandler(…)
- For the Mirror, Pearl and Chameleon screen types it is now possible to optionally specify an X and a Y offset respectively. Both are integer values and default to zero. This is useful when screening a large image in separate bands and screening each band separately, so that the X and Y offsets for each tile correspond to the X and Y position respectively of the top-left hand corner of the tile in the original image.
- The Windows command line application now accepts optional -X and -Y arguments for specifying the X and Y offset values respectively.
- The Linux command line application also accepts -X and -Y arguments.
- The maximum number of colorants is now limited to 16.
- Processing TIFF and PDF files concurrently would occasionally fail due to file locking issues.
(This solution has necessitated a reduction in logged clrip process output.)
- File names containing tilde characters would be written into JDF output files incorrectly.
- In some circumstances color strategies with a space in their name might not be found if referenced from a JDF.
V1.6.0 – November 2017
- New disk space saving mechanism implemented.
- Under certain conditions screened TIFF files will now be truncated after screening, preventing disk space from being filled unnecessarily.
- Users can now nominate which page(s) to use as a source for ink usage calculations.
- This functionality was previously coupled with the thumbnail generation options.
- Users can now nominate which page(s) to use as a source for thumbnail generation.
V1.5.0 – October 2017
- Added Linux support for the ScreenPro DLL. For more details, please refer to “ScreenPro Developer Guide Linux.pdf”.
- Additional application security model. ScreenPro was previously secured using the Sentinel LDK. We now offer an alternative XML-based method, which can also be used on Linux. Contact your technical representative for more details.
- The default hot folder and logging location is now under the user’s Documents folder, making them easier to find in Windows Explorer.
V1.4.0 – September 2017
- New Mirror and Pearl screening methods are now present in the ScreenPro application and ScreenPro.dll.
- JDF screening supports ‘screen ahead’ mode, where the TIFF files can be screened prior to the JDF arriving.
- Output JDF’s can now optionally be updated with a mapped press configuration name
- The ScreenPro application is localized to six new languages (Portuguese, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese). OEM extendable if required. Contact your technical representative for more details.
- The system tray icon will now report hot folder status.
- Various performance improvements and defects fixed.
- TIFF output is now defaulted to 8bpp compressed using a color palette.
V1.3.0 – July 2017
- More options for thumbnail creation.
- More location options.
- Save thumbnails as TIFF or PNG.
- The ScreenPro application now features a system tray icon.
- The ScreenPro application can optionally resume hot folders when starting up.
- Improved JDF support for specific Esko based workflows.
- Various performance improvements and defects fixed.
V1.2.0 – May 2017
- Hot folder management for TIFF, and JDF files.
- Screening using hybrid error diffusion and tile screening.
- Output in TIFF for preview
V1.1.0 – April 2017
- Completely redesigned GUI and workflow engine for the 1.0rX product
- Release numbers strategy changed to follow 1.X.r
- Where X is the version number
- Where r is a minor revision (if required)
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