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Author: Acoustica Program: Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker (complete listing)

Total Versions: 40
# Version Official Release Date
1 v3.33 14 Jul 2010
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- added support for several new paper labels and disc-printing printers
- added "center vertically & horizontally" and "resize to fit label" options to the Align menu
- the open and save-as dialogs are now resizable
- after a successful registration, the app will delete the "Register Acoustica CD Label Maker" desktop shortcut icon
- fixed a num-copies bug that occurred when using the Epson SDK
- bug fix: wasn't loading composer tags or non-numeric genre tags from MP3 files
- bug fix: rare crash when creating image thumbnails

2 v3.32 10 Apr 2009
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- when you add a shadow to a new object, it will give it the same settings as the last shadow you created or edited for that kind of object (text, image, or shape)
- fixed a bug that caused shadows to display incorrectly in some cases for images that don't have alpha channels
- shadowized more of the built-in designs
- added support for direct-to-disc printing with the HP Photosmart C309a and C309c
- added a Preview option to the fade-edges-settings dialog
- added a "doesn't overwrite existing design" option to the save-as-design dialog
- added a few new drop-shadow presets
- shadowized a few more designs
- fixed a bug that could cause spine markers on DVD cases to display in the wrong places if users had edited the spine width
- added drop shadow capabilities for images, shapes, and text
- added a fade-edges feature for printable discs

3 v3.29 20 Nov 2008
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- added support for the Epson<

4 v3.28 21 Oct 2008
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This fixes a rare registration

5 v3.27 20 Oct 2008
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This fixes a bug in the editab

6 v3.23 17 Jun 2008
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- Fixed problems with direct-to-disc printing on Windows Vista for HP direct-to-disc printers and the Dymo DiscPainter
- Added a "Clear All" button to the Tracks dialog
- Added a disc-only project type
- The "Alignment" button on the Print dialog will now launch the edit-paper-types dialog instead of the printer-alignment dialog if the current label is set to print straight to disc instead of via paper (because the settings on the print-alignment dialog apply only to paper labels)
- bug fix: underline & strikeout for text not appearing in version 3.22 unless you had the "lowest memory" printing preference selected
- bug fix: possible crash when parsing .wav files with genre tags
- bug fix: drive brand & model weren't displaying in the LightScribe Diagnostics dialog

7 v3.21 24 Apr 2008
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Fixes spine text limitation problem
Cleaning up temp files better.

8 v3.20 15 Apr 2008
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Find out what's new in ver3.20 .

9 v3.17 17 Dec 2007
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- fixed problem working on Windows 98 and ME
- fixed bug displaying layouts with text fields that have non-transparent backgrounds
- fixed bug importing audio playlists in DVD projects
- fixed bugs in printing with the version-2 option made printing more memory efficient
- fixed bug that could cause heart shapes to fill incorrectly at some sizes
- bug fix - shapes didn't update color display when changing the label type from LightScribe to non-LightScribe or vice versa now able to detect when users have LightScribe drives but don't have the necessary drivers installed, and can direct them to the website where they can get them

10 v3.15 22 Oct 2007
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Complete changelog for the new version is available here.

11 v3.14 29 Aug 2007
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- bug fix: printing the jewel case insert from twice instead of printing the front/inside when printing on non-booklet paper types (papers in which you print the front on side of the sheet and the inside on the other side)

12 v3.13 21 Aug 2007
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13 v3.08 10 Apr 2007
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- Support for multiple lightscribe towers at a time for those that like to 'scribe'.
- Added a "Why's everything in black & white" option that appears on the Help menu when your label is appearing in grayscale mode.
- If you launch the label maker and it's already running, the previous instance will get set as the foreground window, and the new instance's command line arguments will get passed along to that instance.

14 v3.08 Beta 29 Mar 2007
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- Miscellaneous bug fixes
- Fixed minimize launch relating to second instance

15 v3.04 12 Feb 2007
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converted help file to .chm format so it'll work in Vista
added a "why isn't there lightscribe" menu item & help topic
added a change-paper-type dialog
replaced the inscrutable toolbar buttons on the art browse/search panes with "add to label" and "set as background" buttons
removed some informational/hint popups
bug fix: scaling error in adjust-size/position dialogs
bug fix: now checking for UTF-8 encoding in file names in Windows Media Player playlists
bug fix: crash when launching the edit-paper dialog while an extra label (bonus sticker) is the current editing label

16 v3.03 10 Nov 2006
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- adds support for seven new Canon printers
- fixes a bug in the print-preview display of mini-CD jewel case booklets

17 v3.02 07 Nov 2006
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- Lightscribe support
added a "show/hide tracks fields" submenu to the Edit menu - CD tracks lookup will now try MusicBrainz if there's no result via Freedb - finished skinning message boxes
- fixed some text undo/redo & sundry other bugs
- added a preference to choose default LightScribe mode (title, content, or full) to use when launching the software or creating a new project (only applies if your paper type is set to a LightScribe drive)
- empty but visible tracks text objects are no longer pickable
- to reduce the time for the preparing-to-print LightScribe phase, different print qualities now have different image resolutions: 300, 400, and 600 DPI, respectively, for draft, normal, and best modes
- The art-browse pane can now handle shortcuts to files and folders (Win 95-ME excepted)
- bug fix: label editing window not always switching from grayscale to color after the paper type changes from lightscribe to non-lightscribe
- bug fix: lightscribe drives appearing twice in the paper-types combo box for DVD projects
- bug fix: lightscribe drives were appearing in the paper-types combo box in the non-lightscribe print dialog
- bug fix: lightscribe-mode combo box didn't update after running the instant-label wizard
- bug fix: you can't drag circular text objects (if they're in fit-to-label mode) completely out of sight
- bug fix: some message boxes not behaving modally
- More light scribe enhancements and fixes.
- circular text now supports hard returns and multiple columns. Added some additional CD instant-format tracks layouts
- objects can now have their sizes & positions locked to prevent them from being accidentally moved or resized
- bug fix: printer alignment dialog not working (version 2.57 only)
- bug fix: problems loading layouts containing text objects with duplicate names
- bug fix: problems copying text with hard returns in it
- bug fix: some internal links in the help file were pointing to the wrong topics

18 v2.55 09 Jun 2006
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added support for reading data CDs and DVDs chapter/titles
added some extra tag fields for audio CDs (album, composer, genre, year, comment)
you can now click on the borders of a selected object, not just the resize blocks, to resize the object
when you drag the tracks dialog around, the label maker will remember where you left it and put it back there the next time you open it, unless doing so would cause any part of it to be offscreen
bug fix: if there was an error saving a label, the software gave no notification to indicate there was a problem
bug fix: fold lines weren't printing on jewel case booklets
bug fix: channel-swapping bug in image brightness feature
Fix for printing to some printers when printer is off or unavailable - was crashing

19 v2.50 15 Mar 2006
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Find out what's new in v2.50 here.

20 v2.47 11 Jan 2006
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- Added a label-alignment dialog that lets you edit the offsets, sizes, and hole diameters on individual labels. Accessible from the File menu or the little button next to the paper-type combo box.
- Added support for printable mini CDs on Epson & Canon printers. embed images is now the default; whether or not it remains the default can be changed from the Preferences dialog
- The Preferences dialog has an option to use a higher contrast (darker) background for the label window, for users whose monitors are near death
- Bug fix: embed images in .lbl files didn't work for .aum images (the images in the new art packs)
- Bug fix: if you'd saved a project with embedded images, those images couldn't get stored correctly if you did a save-as-layout or save-as-theme
- Bug fix: Alt-key menu triggering didn't work when the mouse was over a tab control
- Save-as dialog now warns you if you type in name of an existing file
- Fixed a bug in the images-must-exist theme flag (the bug that's prevented us from releasing the DVD Case Art Pack)
- Added the Roxio 8 audio playlist file extension (.dmsa) to the list of known playlist file extensions in the import-playlist dialog

21 v2.46 04 Nov 2005
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- Fix for memory inefficiencies and slight speedups
- Slightly darker label background for users with poor monitors.

22 v2.44 17 Oct 2005
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- Interface overhaul - ie: XP Theme...gradients, etc.
- Fixed an error reading some Unicode ID3 MP3 tags
- It couldn't find the iTunes library if user had changed the "My Music"
folder's system location from the default location under "My Documents" to someplace else
- If you changed paper types after importing tracks, you couldn't display tracks on any of the new paper type's miscellaneous (non-CD or case) stickers

23 v2.42 12 Oct 2005
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- Interface overhaul - ie: XP Theme...gradients, etc.
- Fixed an error reading some Unicode ID3 MP3 tags
- It couldn't find the iTunes library if user had changed the "My Music" folder's system location from the default location under "My Documents" to someplace else
- If you changed paper types after importing tracks, you couldn't display tracks on any of the new paper type's miscellaneous (non-CD or case) stickers

24 v2.41 27 Jul 2005
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Version 2.41

- added an iTunes dialog for importing iTunes playlists directly from the iTunes library
- sundry bug fixes to the custom listview control used in the Tracks & iTunes dialogs; double-clicking on the right-hand column boundary in one of these controls will now resize the column to be just wide enough to fit the widest text in the column (provided there's text somewhere in it)
- bug fix: not handling HTML special characters in Windows Media Player playlist file name fields
- bug fix: curved/spiral text fields were resizing themselves when you clicked on the text object's title bar
- bug fix: if you went all the way through the instant-label wizard, then got presented with the "file has changed / save file?" dialog and clicked the "Cancel" button, the wizard wouldn't actually get canceled.
- bug fix: when you registered the software, the "N days left" link on the label toolbar wouldn't go away immediately -- you'd have to do something to cause that toolbar to get reformatted (such as clicking on another label tab)

25 v2.39 21 Jun 2005
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What's new v2.39

- Automatically selects the correct paper bin when you do direct-to-cd printing with Epson printers.
- Fixes the memory leak.
- Other minor bug fixes.

26 v2.38 10 Jun 2005
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Version 2.38

- bug fix: the Print dialog wouldn't remember the user's requested paper bin and printer properties in certain cases
- bug fix: if you had a DVD project open and ran the wizard & selected an audio-CD or mini-CD project type, the audio CD's track times would not import into the wizard's tracks dialog
- bug fix: if you switched the main toolbar type (from large to small icons, for instance) or registered the software, the project-type-switcher combo box would disappear from the main toolbar until you restarted the program
- bug fix: if you opened the text properties dialog and started adjusting a text object's height or width in the dialog, the text in the text object wouldn't reposition itself for the new coordinates until you exited the dialog
- bug fix: the backgrounds & layouts windows wouldn't repaint themselves while the promo-script dialog was running at program exit

27 v2.37 02 Jun 2005
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Complete changelog for v2.37 is available here.

28 v2.34 28 Mar 2005
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  • bug fix: extra stickers weren't printing correct
  • bug fix: freeze when trying to exit the program while new project-type thumbnails were loading
  • bug when printing fold lines on a DVD case label that's been compressed because the entire label won't fit on a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper
  • bug when printing WMF files as label backgrounds
  • reload paper-bins combo box if user makes any changes in the printer properties dialog
  • support for direct-to-cd printing with several Canon printers


29 v2.29 18 Feb 2005
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Version 2.29

- added support for reading GIF, TIFF, and several varieties of Raw image files
- added an Align menu so you can align objects to the left, right, center, etc. label edges. Also takes holes & fold lines into account.
- added a "Help! I've lost my registration!" item to the Help menu. It launches your browser and takes you to the automated-lost-codes URL.
- modified the about box to give credit to the people who wrote the various image decoding code we use
- some noodling with the promo script
- changed the encryption method used on the paper stock & promo script files to one that will compress better (that's why the installer's about the same size despite adding the library code for GIF, TIFF, and Raw files)
- updated the first-day-discount offer to work through the end of the year (in version 2.27, it expires at the end of this month, so we need to release a new version before March); also added a registry entry for disabling the discount
- changed the registration dialog text from "Enter your registration email" to "Enter your registration ID" (so we need to update the stationery once this version goes live)
- bug fix: now saving/restoring custom-color menu colors correctly again
- bug fix: fixed a crash when saving a custom layout that has the same name as a previously existing custom layout
- bug fix: couldn't open saved .lbl files if they contained images with path/name locations longer than 130 characters
- bug fix: extension codes working again. Also changed the extension codes.
- bug fix: printing no longer fails on 8.5 x 11 paper for printers that can't handle custom paper sizes without manual adjustments
- bug fix: if the purchase URL returned by ProductPurchaseLink didn't contain "acoustica.com" in it, the create-the-URL function forgot to copy the buffer before returning & the label maker attempted to browse to a blank URL

30 v2.18 17 Aug 2004
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  • Fix for Win98/ME printing crash.
  • Fixed problem calculating font height for Arial narrow/bold
  • Occasional problem calculating track object size after switching from spiral layout to non-spiral.


31 v2.16 21 Jul 2004
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  • New registration system
  • Track formatting dialog
  • Reads MP3 CDs
  • New art display options in find and browse art tabs.
  • New paper types
  • New marketing dialog
  • Bug fixes


  • 32 v2.10 21 Feb 2004
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    - fixes the rubber-band-drawing bug that Greg found
    - better spacing for the latter 180 degrees of spiral text
    - Wednesday's project: incoming playlist track titles & artist names get sent through the de-htmlifier, which replaces %20 and   with a space, &apos with an apostrophe, etc. etc. Code for this function, as well as a general purpose search-and-replace function that it uses, are in stringy for whoever cares to use it.

    33 v2.09 20 Feb 2004
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    - Curved and spiral text support
    - Much improved track layout controls.
    - Many more supported CD and DVD templates/jewel case paper
    - More playlist support, including iTunes playlist support
    - Bug fixes

    34 v1.42 15 Jul 2003
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    What's new:

    - Fixed problem with Esellerate engine update
    - Includes new version of Esellerate engine
    - More art dialog shows correct #
    - Defaults to Neato full face.

    35 v1.40 26 Jun 2003
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    Added Esellerate integrated purchasing. You can now buy the software without having to launch a web-browser. Also, this allows automatic ESD builds for affiliates.

    36 v1.38 12 Jun 2003
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    Fix for art pack themes not showing up properly
    Fix for Open dialog said "Save label" . ;-)

    37 v1.36 11 Jun 2003
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    Now reads CD-Text (Assuming you have a drive capable and a CD that has CD-Text on it)
    Much faster loading, speed improvements
    Added some DVD themes to the wizard
    Added more paper types
    Can now save a label and embed the images inside of the .lbl file...Great for sharing label designs across different computers. (May make large files though)
    Parse Windows Media Player 9 playlists and Emusic playlists.
    Play list search feature
    Bug fixes

    38 v1.29 25 Feb 2003
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    Added 'Save this label as an image' option under File | Advanced menu so that users can make their own jpegs, bmps from their labels...very useful for sending art to mastering facility, etc.
    Bug Fix: Setting label hole size if the disc label wasn't the foreground pane when the program launched
    Bug Fix:Made sure the registration reminder text on the label toolbar gets redrawn after a user with an expired trial clicks the 'please, just 2 more days.' button.
    Bug Fix: Made sure label pane gets repainted after guilt screen goes away.
    XP background texture slightly more retouched.

    39 v1.28 20 Feb 2003
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    40 v1.20 29 Oct 2002
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    History changes: http://www.acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/history.htm

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