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Giveaway of the day — Black Bird Image Optimizer 1.0.3

Optimize pictures without quality loss.
$34.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 40 (49%) 41 (51%) 40 comments

Black Bird Image Optimizer 1.0.3 was available as a giveaway on August 4, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$39.95
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Create High Quality Movie in Minutes!

With Black Bird Image Optimizer - you can reduce the size of your photos without quality loss!
It uses a completely new color quantization algorithm which is capable of reducing the size of photos without quality loss!
Also, Black Bird Image Optimizer removes unnecessary metadata from the images.
And many more...

License info: -1-computer/1 year license
-Update policy: no free updates
-Tech support policy: free tech support (premium tech support is not avaliable)
-Re-install policy: can be registered after promo ends.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; .NET Framework 4.0

Publisher:

Black Bird Cleaner Software

Homepage:

http://blackbirdcleaning.com/

File Size:

1 503 KB

Price:

$34.95

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#12

Ugh just made it optimise a PNG with 6860 colours and transarency and the optimised output PNG was smaller in file size but at what a cost! it reduced colour count to just 24 with UGLY dithering and a complete loss of transparency data!

NOTE when selecting the output folder or file be CAREFULL not to choose same path as input file or you will get problems as it uses the same default output file name as the input file... a really basic error!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

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[ TK ],

PNG are well compressed to begin with, and this program has a slider for quality, so maybe try sliding for more quality, or accepting that your PNG image is already optimized and can't be improved, size wise, and still keep visual qualities.

As a challenge, suppose you got a really tiny JPEG from this program, and it pleased you, but then you cranked that little tiny JPEG back into this program to make the file size smaller still ... the point is knowing when to be happy and give up and move on.

Try some direct out-of-camera full size minimum compression JPEGs and see if you can make smaller file copies for sharing that look just as nice as the originals.

In FREE IrfanView, I resize from capture size ( 5 to 20 megapixels ) down to screen size ( 2 megapixels or less ), and then auto sharpen and auto expose, and then save at 85% to 100% JPEG ( minimum compression ), then I have this program squeeze that new file, and I get a file size that is often about 10% of the original and looks just fine on screen -- your mileage may vary ( note, I can also save at 45% to 65% JPEG compression in FREE IrfanView and get a similar result, even side-by-side comparison shows hardly anything different of note between the two, but overlaying them in Photoshop reveals that not-free except-for-today BlackBird Image Optimizer and FREE and non-free versions of Beamr JPEGmini really do maintain "crisper" qualities than merely dropping JPEG compression percentage in FREE IrfanView ... but it's all in the eye of the beholder.

You decide, either way may please you.

But FREE IrfanView has adjustments to lower the color count and increase the compression, even with a PNG file, so play with FREE IrfanView if you have PNG files that seem too big for their intended purposes.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#11

My first question about this program after installing it and on first run is... WHY does an image optimizer require elevated or Administrator rights to operate?

For some strange reason the developer thinks it sensible to let it spawn multiple full screen renderings of both the input and output images... and at some point it threw an unhandled exception... See the end of this comment. The developer does not seem to think one would not want to see an image that is bigger than the full screen at 1:1 or better rather than just fit to screen which means we cannot tell what artifacts are added by this program because the rendering itself hides detail on larger than display area images. Maybe that is why they "think" there is no quality loss because they don't show the source image or the result images in their full resolution or detail!

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid.
at System.Drawing.Image.get_Width()
at System.Drawing.Image.get_Size()
at System.Windows.Forms.PictureBox.ImageRectangleFromSizeMode(PictureBoxSizeMode mode)
at System.Windows.Forms.PictureBox.OnPaint(PaintEventArgs pe)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintWithErrorHandling(PaintEventArgs e, Int16 layer)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmPaint(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
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BlackBirdImageOptimizer
Assembly Version: 1.0.3.1
Win32 Version: 1.0.3.1
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Black%20Bird%20Image%20Optimizer/BlackBirdImageOptimizer.exe
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System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.6.1099.0 built by: NETFXREL4STAGE
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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System.Core
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
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System.Xml
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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BlackBirdUI
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.3
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.3
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Black%20Bird%20Image%20Optimizer/BlackBirdUI.DLL
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System.Management
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Management/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Management.dll
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System.Web
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.7.2114.0 built by: NET47REL1LAST
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_32/System.Web/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Web.dll
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************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:



When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ TK ],

What size is your screen?

Why would you need a 1:1 pixel inspection of a digital image that is larger than your screen?

This program is not intended to do anything but keep on-screen perception satisfying while reducing the file size of on-screen images, such as intended for easy emailing and easy uploading and quick presentation from web pages.

Anything larger than 2 megapixels is not intended for screen display.

If you want to present an image that is more than 2 megapixels, that's called printing, which is NOT this program's target.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#10

ِAny portable version?

Reply   |   Comment by hussein  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

"With Black Bird Image Optimizer - you can reduce the size of your photos without quality loss!"

Reducing picture size isn't a problem. Almost anything can do that! It's increasing the size that invites quality loss.

I regularly use paint.net to increase by 200 or 250% with no discernible quality loss, to my eye anyway - and it's free.

Reply   |   Comment by Springy  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Springy, Paint.net has been taken over by: www.warrenpaint.com so that won't work anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Tiffanie  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Springy: in fairness both to this developer and every other in this particular sector, "almost anything" can absolutely not do what software of this kind is intended to do. I wonder if you're confusing the dimensions of an image with the size of the image file, because yes, the former is easy, the latter not-so-much: reducing an image file without perceptible loss of quality is far from easy. As to those 250% enlargements you mention : software of this kind isn't intended for such task nor does it pretend to be, so the relevance of your comment is elusive.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Tiffanie,

FYI, the website for Paint.net is getpaint.net .

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

MikeR,

I stand corrected. I am probably talking about dimensions as you suggest.

Reply   |   Comment by Springy  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

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[ Springy ],

No, increasing or spreading out pixels and interpolating or creating imaginary in-between pixels is not quality loss, it's ... increasing or spreading out pixels and interpolating or creating imaginary in-between pixels, and there are plenty of upscaling schemes that claim not to introduce noticeable artifacts, or claim not to reduce noticeable quality in the final presentation ( pixel peepers will never be happy, but they are not appreciating the photographic presentation, they are scrutinizing the technology ).

If you wanted accurate in-between information from the original photographic subject, then you'd have to capture it in the first place, try using a higher resolution camera.

I am presuming from your comment that you like to print JPEGs larger than their native 1:1 resolution of the presentation device, such as sending a 3000 pixels-across image to land on a printer as a 6000 pixels-across presentation.

All printers can handle that with their native internal stochastic algorithms and sub-pixel variable dot interpolation algorithms, no software needed.

This program, however, saves a smaller file size ( not a smaller image size ) with better perceptual qualities than merely saving that same file with greater JPEG compression would in order to produce a similar small file size.

It sounds like this program has no value for your intended purposes.

That happens with all tools -- no need to criticize a screwdriver when you are looking for a hammer.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

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The goal is [ minimizing ] with minimal visual quality loss, usually for making web uploads fast, the goal is not [ optimizing ].

I find the blur, contrast, brightness, and color features in this offering of BlackBird Image Optimizer blundering and useless, but the individual file auto size reduction -- [ minimizing ] with minimal quality loss ] -- is excellent, and it offers to save as a new name in a new location, I compared [ Quality 33 ] to other programs -- you must resize an image using another program first.

I prefer FREE Beamr JPEGmini as a stand-alone for JPEG file auto and batch minimizing, free for 20 images a day, just change your computer's date for 20 more, and so on, or pay $29US for unlimited -- but you must make copies first because it overwrites any file given to it, you must resize an image using another program first.

I prefer FREE IrfanView for JPEG file manual and batch minimizing because I can also tweak sharpening, contrast, gamma, saturation, dimensions, 1x1 pixel chroma sub-sampling, progressive JPEG, rename, and select new location for output files, leaving the originals unscathed.

FREE Google Picasa also has batch auto contrast, color, sharpening, and output quality to a new destination, leaving the originals unscathed.

Note that the FREE alternatives -- JPEGmini, IrfanView, Picasa ( and many others ) -- are more powerful, and FREE IrfanView and Picasa ( and many others ) offer way more features.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)

Peter Blaise,

Picasa ?

Reply   |   Comment by gya  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#7

Be careful. I tried to optimize about a batch of 100 photos. It gave me an error on each picture. So I had to click ok (the only option) on each error. Then it only gave me the option to clear batch. I did and it erased my pictures!

Reply   |   Comment by Perryntx  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)

Perryntx, Yes my 111 pictures are gone. WTF! Not in my recycle bin. I guess they disappeared somewhere in the internet. I'm uninstalling. It optimized mine to zero.

Reply   |   Comment by Perryntx  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

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[ Perryntx ],

Great reminder lesson -- always test on COPIES -- thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Perryntx: The fact that the recycle bin isn't displaying them doesn't mean those 111 images are gone. The fact that you can't find them doesn't mean they're 'somewhere on the internet', either: you'd have to be running a very strange set-up indeed if the consequence of an unsuccessful batch re-sizing tossed everything straight into cyberspace.

You need to use a freeware recovery app like Recuva Portable as soon as possible. Download it to a USB memory stick and run it from there. (NEVER install recovery software on a hard drive from which images have just been 'lost' otherwise the recovery installation itself might well over-write the very files you're trying to retrieve.) More information here:

https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva/features/portable-version

If you already have 'Search Everything' on your PC -- and really, there's no reason why every computer user, everywhere, doesn't have this little freeware gem -- then of course, use it before any kind of recovery attempt to seek out all the image files on your computer and order them by date.

For future reference, if you don't already have it, go here:

https://www.voidtools.com/

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

MikeR, Thank You Mike. That is some good info. I do have a backup of the pictures. What angers me is how easily they were deleted. The reason I say they were lost in cyberspace is because they ask you to upload the picture.

Reply   |   Comment by Perryntx  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Perryntx, it is never the only option to click!
You could have stopped the program just by closing the computer or by pressing ctrl - alt - delete and then stopping the program
But all and all it is not very smart to experiment with originals, always make sure you have back up!!!


sorry for my english, I am from the Netherlands

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

I see no reason for a subscription based image optimiser that makes silly claims of no quality loss and touts colour quatisation as one of its optimisations which by definition REDUCES chroma quality and resolution and from the changelog posted by wosa it is concerning as to why this type of tool would require ANY internet connections at all bar user selectable update checks and the initial license activation.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Ivanovitch, it is a small executable because it is a .NET application and all the runtimes are in the .NET framework... it just means there are no significant embeded media components. Now if it were C++ or Delphi and tiny that would be derisable but if it were written in x86 Assembly language it could be an amazingly powerful and fast program in a 1.5Mbyte file.
Size of an executable is context sensitive as to whether it is worth the money or not. Seeing as the core products of this company are file and system cleaners I would not expect a very good image optimisation product from them.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

TK: Not sure about this particular software being subscription-based, but either way, the developer is pitching a retail price that's just too high in so competitive a market place. I agree with you though on the need for greater accuracy in the product's description because it's always been my understanding that the application of a quantization process leads to loss, not losslessness, in much the same way that the application of black paint to a white surface will ipso facto inevitably turn it black, not brighter.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

TK, You can also ask the question why Black Bird Cleaner has switched to a photo editing program. Because cleaning programs have had their best time. Are Cleaning Programs really needed in this century? Once in a while!

Reply   |   Comment by Ivanovitch  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

MikeR, I am in agreement with both yourself and TK. However, I too do believe it subscription based, on the fact the licence is only good for 1 year.
Perhaps a dev could step in and clear up whether or not, if liked and actually purchased said Optimizer, the $34.95 price tag is lifetime or in fact yearly.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

DJ, nothing in the developer's website Terms of Sale indicate that this is rentalware. All I see from this GOTD page is that today's giveaway is of a full product with a 1-year license and as such, is no different to many another. If I'm wrong, then my apologies to you and TK. My own view is that this product's commercial future is already seriously hobbled by what seems to be a one-off price tag in view of the fact that Balesio's Fileminimizer Pictures has been free for many years, and so continues to be.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

MikeR, I am going by the vendor offering a 1 year license to us and ASSUME they are offering a license they otherwise would sell to us rather than cheating us with a 1 year license when they only sell unlimited licenses... as it is unclear on their site the license terms they are selling.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

MikeR, That is the reason I asked if 1 of their devs or CS reps could step in and clear it up. With these, I never assume anything anymore. Once I thot, because I assumed, it was a lifetime license on a product, only to find out, yes subscription based.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

To who it concerns : the latest Changelog
(could only find this information INSIDE OF "Black Bird Image Optimizer" vers. 1.0.3.1 - not elsewhwere, which I think is a bad behaviour...):

v1.0.2.9 - October 20 2017
- We have removed the "Check your Internet connection" error message.

v1.0.2.8 - October 13 2017
- Reduced the number of connections to the Internet.

v1.0.2.6 - September 24 2017
- Minor bugs fixed.

v1.0.2.5 - August 21 2017
- Fixed bug in activation module.

v1.0.2.4 - August 17 2017
- Minor bugs fixed.

v1.0.2.2 - July 27 2017
- Minor Improvement.

v1.0.2.1 - July 26 2017
- Improved Key activation.

v1.0.2.0 - July 19 2017
- Improved Web Client module.

v1.0.1.9 - July 14 2017
- Fixed bug with text in activation module.

v1.0.1.8 - July 14 2017
- Minor Improvement.

v1.0.1.7 - July 13 2017
- Minor Improvement.

v1.0.1.6 - July 10 2017
- Minor Improvement.
- Micro optimization.
- Reduced IO operations.

v1.0.1.5 - July 1 2017
- Changed algorithms of png image optimization.

v1.0.1.4 - July 1 2017
- Fixed bug with optimizing png images.

v1.0.1.3 - July 1 2017
- Bugs fixed.

v1.0.1.2 - July 1 2017
- Minor Improvement.
- Reduced IO operations.

v1.0.1.1 - June 20 2017
- Update price.
- Minor bugs fixed.

v1.0.1.0 - June 19 2017
- Minor Improvement with file saving.

v1.0.0.9 - June 18 2017
- Minor Improvement.

v1.0.0.8 - June 16 2017
- Improved effects (alpha channel support)

v1.0.0.7 - June 16 2017
- Fixed bug with saving.

v1.0.0.6 - June 15 2017
- Fixed minor bugs.

v1.0.0.5 - June 15 2017
- Fixed minor bugs.

v1.0.0.4 - June 14 2017
- Fixed bug with overwrite existing file.

v1.0.0.3 - June 12 2017
New features:
- Quality Level.
- Blur.
- Brightness.
- Contrast.
- Color Correction.
- Faster optimization.
- Reduced IO operations.

v1.0.0.2 - June 10 2017
- Fixed bug with saving.
- Minor bugs fixed.

v1.0.0.1 - June 2 2017
- Update price.
- Reduce CPU usage.
- Minor bugs fixed.

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

wosa, A log is a log. Better late than never. It's a start, at least they gave one.

Reply   |   Comment by +note  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

I am going to ask this early so the developer has plenty of time to respond.

The version offered here today is 1.0.3. Version 1.0.1 was offered here just over 34 days ago (July 1st, 2018).

What has changed since the 1.0.1 version?
Why is there no Changelog on the developer's website?
Why are the details on the developer's website so skimpy?

The developer has several products they would like us to be interested in. i would like to see how interested the developer is in potential customers.

We will see what the developer says (if they respond at all).

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Gary, I think you mean last year July 1 2017

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/?s=Black%20Bird%20Image%20Optimizer

Reply   |   Comment by cooper  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Gary, add an extra 365 days to your counting as 1.0.1 was offered July 1st 2017 NOT 2018... they then offered 1.0.2.9 on Nov 1st 2017

July 1st 2018 was ApowerManager 3.1.8

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, and cooper:

You are both correct. I thought it very odd that it was offered again just over a month later. No wonder there are so many changes in between.

At the exact moment I was posting, wosa was also posting the Changelog, so it was not in response to my post (in case anyone thought it was). Had I known the Changelog was being posted, I would have made it clear that my question is regarding the Changelog is not on the website where it normally would be found. To learn that it is distributed as part of the installed program is odd, and not the way to distribute that information.

I doubt the developer will respond, but I would not expect no more care exerted to potential customers as they devote to making their website clear with lots of information.

Thanks again for having eyes clearer than I did at 4 A.M. EDT and always value your comments.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Gary, It is rare to see a giveaways changelog on the vendors website for all to see nowadays... The cynical side of me supects it's because the vendor is not the developer or the developer is ashamed of the number of bugs they've had to rework again and again... or the version number presented is a marketing ploy and really the software is only just completed intial development phase and not as mature as the fake version number suggests or it's a rebrand and resale product that is never developed by the vendors developer they just reskin and rebrand the bought in product. Then again you don't see a full changelog with Microsoft products nowadays...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

TK,

It is pretty easy these days to put together a software program using "off-the-shelf' parts as you have mentioned today and also in the past. Some of the "behind-the-scenes" packages are open source, but that aspect is often not mentioned. If ffmpeg were to self destruct today, we would be scrambling to find the ones that could still do a lot of video conversions (something similar could be said for the PDF SDKs).

You are correct; changelogs are becoming more scarce as the days pass, and for many of the reasons you mention. Little do they know how important it can be just to get enterprise-level companies to approve a purchase without the changelog in the original submitted proposal. When I am competing with another person submitting for the same proposal, but they have a changelog for their software, the odds are greatly in their favor. As a result, I have to leave out software just for lack of a changelog; otherwise, it is too much of a risk. If the developers simply recognized the value those multiple sales orders would have meant, they surely would have made an effort to supply any and all documentation needed to get their product in the door. I have seen it make and break a software company. When their competition's product makes it, they often have excuses, but never realize they did it to themselves.

You are also right about the embarrassing number of bug fixes. I like the honesty when they leave it in, and hate it when they simply leave "bug fix" out of changelogs. Since software commonly has bug fixes for nearly every version, it really does not hurt them in the situation I mentioned. The most important aspect is whether the software can do the job, and having a changelog ensures they are committed to making improvements.

For this Black-Bird Image Optimizer program, it probably would not have made it on the first aspect.

Thanks again, and I really do enjoy reading your comments.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

how do you imput the registration key

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#2

This is useful for web developers. That being said I already have a free add in for visual studio that does an excellent job of optimizing images, so this software would just create an extra step for me.

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Hi BlackBird Cleaner Software
please compare free tech support vs premium tech support
thanks

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