New version of RIOT released – 0.4.2

This is a maintenance release, focusing on solving the known bugs and issues – thus improving overall program stability.
The main fixes address problems with PNG and ICO transparency, RAW + HDR plugin package, possibility to specify both dimensions in Batch resize.
The improvements include the new standard conversion from RGBF(A) high dynamic range formats which allows to import such images with no tone mapping, improved TIFF and PSD loading and other interesting changes.

Here is the full changelog:

– refactored resize function
– allowed specifying just width or height in batch resize
– improved PNG loading: added support for binary transparency in all bit depths,
refactored the entire Load function
– fixed ICO transparency handling
– fixed a bug with applying properly the settings using the keyboard
– updated libraries to LibPNG 1.4.3, OpenEXR 1.7.0, OpenJPEG 1.4.0 (SVN patch 2010-04-16),
LibRaw 0.10-Beta3, LibTIFF 3.9.4 (CVS patch 2010-07-13)
– RAW plugin: actual RAW bit depth is now displayed
– Fixed loading of Pentax KX RAW images
– Minor improvements for the EXR and RAW plugins
– the plugins from RAW + HDR package now run without SSE2 CPU extensions
– greyscale conversions now use the Rec. 709 formula
– new standard conversion from RGBF(A) high dynamic range formats allows to
import such images with no tone mapping (gamma correction applied)
– fixed bug with Report file size in Batch when using an external optimizer
– improved TIFF and PSD loading
– small performance improvement in saving JPEG
– fixed bug with non existent files added in Batch if typed in the open dialog
– refactored the internal function ConvertToCommon
– fixed automatic scrolling to the item on which Batch is working (Vista)
– fixed a regression bug with losing resolution, ICC profile and background in some situations
– added Credits in About dialog, other minor modifications
– other clean-ups and improvements

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