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November 25, 2020
• Added The new BUTTONS, BANNERS & BADGES to the Elements section
• Added the new Certificates & Coupon template and element package.


November 19, 2020, Version 1.3.32
• Added highlights on the Elements tree. Increased font size of categories.
• In Save As dialog, newly added sets will now appear on the dropdown menu.
• Fixed condition where Save As may save design to wrong set, if set with same name is present in more than one category.
• Fixed edge condition that caused non-fatal warning when no sets exist in Admin mode.


November 2, 2020, Version 1.3.31
• Corrected error where typing over (deleting) selected text caused loss of outlines and shadows.
• Size of duplicate offset now adjusts to scale of canvas.
• Temporary alert informs user that duplication of groups will be supported in upcoming update.


October 31, 2020, Version 1.3.30
• Implemented virtual scrolling to support large number of system fonts in Text Format panel.

Fixed font loading error in Text Format panel.


October 28, 2020, Version 1.3.29
• Fixed font loading error in Text Format panel. (worked on some computers. Not all)


October 16, 2020, Version 1.3.28
• Added button for System Fonts in Text Format (downloadable version). This should fix the app from appearing to 'freeze' when the Format Text button is pushed.
• Fixed Download Image design - scaling error. (the canvas looked as if it 'stretched' during the save)
• Fixed crash on Download Image with very large designs.
• Modified Elements scrollbars.


October 14, 2020, Version 1.3.27
• You can now paste external text into a Text Field

• Limited size of Text paste to 100, and Textbox paste to 5000 characters.
• Reduced height of Template Sets menu so as to fit on laptop size screen.
• Scroll bar will now always be visible in Elements thumbnails.

• Fixed the ELEMENTS panel for the online version. The Elements now correctly appear at the top

October 5, 2020, Version 1.3.26
• Fixed problems with copy/paste into text.
• Added resizing of copied text to fit in design.
• Fixed problems when selecting, then typing over text.


October 5, 2020, Version 1.3.26
• Fixed problems with copy/paste into text.
• Fixed problems when selecting, then typing over text. The outline, shadow and font selection now works properly again.


October 1, 2020, Version 1.3.25
• Added alpha channel to Download Image for transparency.

• Graphics should now export / download at a higher quality


September 16, 2020, Version 1.3.22 

• Fixed: If Text image fill is changed, then Save now works correctly. 
• Fixed: When image is imported to canvas, deleted, then re-imported, it does not display


. September 2, 2020, Version 1.3.21
• Fixed: Image Shadow Opacity field sometimes converts invalid letters to numbers.
• Fixed hangs during Saves, in 1.3.20 release.


August 31, 2020, Version 1.3.20
• Fixed Duplicate text gradient so subsequent color changes only apply to duplicated text.
• Implemented Copy/Paste for control panel text input fields, including hex values with pound sign (#dddddd).
• Fixed enable/disable of File menu "Save" option.
• Text Color Gradient Panel: Fixed end gradient reassignment when input invalid.
• Text Color Gradient Panel: Fixed "Scale" text input.
• Text Color Gradient Panel: Fixed scale slider to update input field.
• Text Color Styles Panel: Fixed start (foreground) color swatch not being set (always white).
• Text Color Image panel: Fixed "Opening panel sometimes causes image to shift".
• Desktop version: Implement "Get More Templates" buttons.
• Desktop version: Fixed Quit dialog.


June 3, 2020, Version 1.3.18
• Fixed dragging motion objects onto the canvas (the previous update broke this).
• Added "menu buttons" to the top of the home screen (downloadable version)


June 1, 2020, Version 1.3.18
• Video recorder now uses VP8 codec with 24FPS mediastream.
• Video recorder: name entry no longer toggles Record button.
• Restored Pexels web site button in Photos/Videos panel.



March 25, 2020, Version 1.3.17
• Desktop version: Fixed dragging of videos from Elements.



April 18, 2020, Version 1.3.16
• Download Designs: All designs now download.
• Download Design menu item is now disabled when user unchecks all designs.
• Download Designs: Message now blocks user interface during download.



March 23, 2020, Version 1.3.15
• Fixed Download Design Sets.



March 9, 2020, Version 1.3.14
• Web app: Fixed blocked Elements menus.
• Web app: Fixed scroll bar in Download Image dialog.
• Web app: Suppress Trial Dialog.
• Web app: Fix white space at bottom of Pexels panel.

March 6, 2020, Version 1.3.12
• Corrected Admin menu to be File menu.
• Added Trial Dialog for free version.
• Changed icons for connecting to LB web pages.


March 3rd, 2020


• New Smoother Video Recording

• Updated project from Angular 7 to Angular 9.
• Fixed: Hang during video recording.
• Updated drag/drop to Angular Material DragDropModule.
• Added auto-download to video recorder.
• Fixed display of Pexels thumbnails.

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Known Limitations
• Video Record does not work if an iMac is connected via a Thunderbolt cable to your MacBook Pro and used as a second monitor. To fix, disconnect the cable and restart your Mac Book Pro.

• Video Record works in Chrome.



Change History

March 3, 2020, Version 1.3.11
• Updated project from Angular 7 to Angular 9.
• Fixed: Hang during video recording.
• Updated drag/drop to Angular Material DragDropModule.
• Added auto-download to video recorder.
• Fixed display of Pexels thumbnails.

February 22, 2020, Version 1.3.10
• Added Rule of Thirds Grid.
• Added Windows Delete key capability.
• Fixed: Shadow offset distance doubled when using Download Image.
• Fixed: Images that lack transparency do not display Shadow.
• Fixed: Bottom of buttons clipped on Download Image dialog.
• Fixed: From Elements or Photos/Videos panels, dragging image to text causes Text Menu to display--it should not.

January 21, 2020, Version 1.3.9
• Security updates.
• Fixed drag/drop video from Elements panel.

January 8, 2020, Version 1.3.8
• Make descenders fully visible on File menu items.
• Refine layout of Sets dropdown menu.
• Google fonts now work with single click.
• Fixed Image Shadow switch.

January 2, 2020, Version 1.3.7
• Upgrade Elements interface so that thumbnails are always visible.
• "pointing finger" cursor is now displayed only over active controls.
• Added System Fonts to Text Format panel: desktop version.
• Convert Google fonts UI to use Angular Materials, consistent with System Fonts: desktop version.

December 15, 2019, Version 1.3.6
• Popup windows now open in default browser tab.
• File/Download image now saves JPEG correctly.

December 5, 2019, Version 1.3.5
• Ecover objects implemented.
• Import of legacy Ecovers implemented.
• Free Elements fixed.
• Popup browser window will only display every two days.

November 29, 2019, Version 1.3.4
• Added "jpeg" as valid extension for Elements.
• Implemented dragging of video from desktop.
• Fixed drag of video from Elements and Import Video.

November 27, 2019, Version 1.3.3
• Added filters to verify files in design and template sets. Fixes "broken icon" error in thumbnails display.

November 21, 2019, Version 1.3.2
• Fixed additional problem with empty Purchased Elements folder.

November 20, 2019, Version 1.3.1
• Fixed Elements.

November 19, 2019, Version 1.3.0
• Published desktop version.

November 11, 2019, Version 1.2.3
• Desktop: Disable/dim "Save" when user selects design from Free Designs.

October 28, 2019, Version 1.2.2
• Fixed eyedropper on Image Color panel, web and desktop versions.

September 5, 2019, Version 1.2.0
• Added shapes: circle, rect, triangle, line.

August 25, 2019, Version 1.1.21
• Added watermark overlay for free version.
• Added Text Styles panel to set foreground and background color, bold, and italic on selected text.
• Fix: Inconsistencies in business card and youtube overlays.
• Fix: Duplicate text with image fill.
• Fix: When image is dropped on selected text, element can now be selected.

July 16, 2019, Version 1.1.20
• Fixed: Element drag/drop on Windows 10.

July 10, 2019, Version 1.1.19
• Added outline around color picker swatches.
• Video preview removed from Video Record panel.
• Replaced red button on Elements and Photos/Videos with black bar.
• Fixed: On/off switches on Text Outline and Shadow panels.
• Added alert to address attempt to drag from other browser window.

July 1, 2019, Version 1.1.18
• Added Remove Color to Image Color Normal controls.
• Added video search to Pexels controls.
• Fixed: Image Colorize no longer accumulates on each save.

June 4, 2019, Version 1.1.17
• Added width control to for text image patterns.

May 17, 2019, Version 1.1.16
• Added Download Design Sets to Admin mode.
• Added YouTube overlay.
• Added Business Card overlay.

April 25, 2019, Version 1.1.15
• Added button to desktop version to allow reopening of external browser window.

April 13, 2019, Version 1.1.14
• Allow user to retry saving design, after restoring dropped internet connection.

April 6, 2019, Version 1.1.13
• Increased max canvas size to 10000 x 10000.
• Added arrow key nudgeing to canvas objects.

April 3, 2019, Version 1.1.12
• Increased max canvas size to 6000 x 6000.

March 29, 2019, Version 1.1.11
• Moved media storage from WP site to other domain.

March 29, 2019, Version 1.1.10
• Added Google Analytics

March 28, 2019, Version 1.1.9
• Fixed text outline.

March 22, 2019, Version 1.1.8
• Restored Library sets to first order in sets dropdown, My Designs as second order.

March 14, 2019, Version 1.1.7
• Fixed failure to load/save designs after extended period of use.
• Implemented proper redisplay of thumbnails after moving/deleting all thumbnails in set.

January 26, 2019, Version 1.1.6
• Enhanced interface to make saved designs easier to find.
• Fixed condition where Element drag/drop would sometimes fail.

January 14, 2019, Version 1.1.5
• Upgraded from Angular 5 to Angular 7.
• Elements panel now expands node when root node is clicked.
• On-screen notification of bad niche: "Unable to load niche: Niche design thumbnails and elements will not display."

October 25, 2018, Version 1.1.4
• Fixed multiple display of this.gs.MY_DESIGNS in dropdown menu.

October 24, 2018, Version 1.1.3
• Added automatic login. Email and password no longer required.

September 10, 2018, Version 1.1.2
• Ecover selection marquee stroke width increased and set to yellow.
• Optimized Ecover transform processing.
• Fixed: Desktop drag/drop of images to canvas.
• Fixed: Undo/Redo causing loss of text image fill and offsets.
• Fixed: New Design now hides the red close button from the Elements/Pexels panels.

September 6, 2018, Version 1.1.1
• Added wireframe for Ecover placeholder objects.
• Fixed element drop problem, when other element(s) selected.

September 5, 2018, Version 1.1.0
• Added support for Ecover placeholder objects.

July 23, 2018, Version 1.0.14
• Restored text shadow.

July 20, 2018, Version 1.0.13
• Text outline now displays correctly on outside.
• Thumbnail size now correct when saving on retina device.
• Revised multiple levels to Elements: Keep menu visible when element set is selected.

July 19, 2018, Version 1.0.12
• Added support for multiple levels to Elements.

July 16, 2018, Version 1.0.11
• Fixed FabricJS breaking changes for legacy template conversion.

July 12, 2018, Version 1.0.10
• Fixed login issue related to missing User doc.

June 28, 2018, Version 1.0.9
• Removed "Lost Password" button.
• Enabled trial login--no email/password required.
• Added Google reCaptcha for trial login.
• Added Cloud Function to verify reCaptcha response.
• Added Cloud Function to auto-delete trial login.
• Added marketing link if user clicks Import Video (trial).
• Added marketing link if user clicks Save As (trial).
• Added marketing link if user clicks Save on Save Dialog(trial).

June 12, 2018, Version 1.0.8
• Fixed: Downloaded images from retina now correct size.
• Enabled email/password login on secondary sites.

June 4, 2018, Version 1.0.7
• Upgraded to FabricJS 2.2.3.
• Added immediate welcome screen at startup.
• Added pinch gesture for touch screens.
• Improved video recording quality.
• Added warning message in Video Record if canvas exceeds 1200x1200.
• Added Save/Save As disable for trial versions.
• Eliminated font flash on initial display of design.
• Improved Group Align accuracy.

May 18, 2018, Version 1.0.6
• Short videos can now record for 30 seconds.
• Upgraded video recording codec from vp8 to vp9.
• Simplified MP4 conversion browser window.
• Added email/password autocomplete to login.
• Hid niche designation in production.
• Optimized thumbnail loading.

May 14, 2018, Version 1.0.5
• Added template for YouTube designs.
• Canvas scale now resets properly on Undo/Redo.
• Canvas scale now works in increments of 1, rather than 10.
• Canvas now auto-scales on width/height change

May 10, 2018, Version 1.0.4
• Upgraded thumbnails screen to "flat" design.
• Increased width of design set dropdown menu.

May 7, 2018 Version 1.0.3
• Fixed gray strip (scroll track) running vertically on right margin of control panel, so that it does not clip control slider thumbs.
• Changed Design screen to "flat" layout.
• Changed Video Record to allow maximum duration to be the actual duration of the selected video element.

May 4, 2018, Version 1.0.2
• Fixed login issue with email addresses containing capital letters.
• Increased video recording maximum duration to 20 seconds.

May 2, 2018, Version 1.0.1
• Fixed login issue where some users got blank gray screen.

April 30, 2018, Version 1.0.0
• Initial release.


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