Release history - NXPowerLite Desktop (Windows)

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NXPowerLite Desktop v8

NXPowerLite Desktop v7

NXPowerLite Desktop v6

NXPowerLite Desktop v5

NXPowerLite Desktop v4

 

8.0.2 (29th March 2018 | Engine r14077)

Features

  • In addition to English NXPowerLite is now available in Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil) & Spanish.

Multiple bug fixes

8.0.1 (20th February 2018 | Engine r)

Features

  • NXPowerLite now reduces PNG and TIFF files
  • Create multiple custom profiles
  • Add folder feature completely re-invented
  • New Windows Explorer options including the ability to resize JPEGs with a single right-click
  • Replace original files without creating a backup or copy
  • Multiple MS Office reduction improvements meaning more files are reduced by more

Compatability

  • NXPowerLite is now compatible with Windows Vista onwards
  • We have dropped support for Windows XP
  • NXPowerLite integrates with Office 2007 onwards only
  • We have dropped integration support for integration with Office 2003, Outlook Express and Windows Mail. Files created in Office 2003 will still be processed.

7.1.14 (11th October 2017 | Engine r13609)

Features

  • Customers can now select to omit the icon created on the desktop from the custom installation page or from the command line using REMOVE=DesktopShortcut.

Bug fix

7.1.5 (2nd June 2017 | Engine r13377)

Feature

  • Added the ability to selectively install NXPowerLite's ability to optimize received emails in Outlook (Enhanced Outlook Integration).

For more details see the setting NXOLDISABLEENHANCEDOUTLOOK in the deployment guide.

Multiple bug fixes 

7.1.2 (7th December 2016| Engine r12841)

Bug fix release

7.1.1 (14th November 2016 | Engine r12784)

Features

  • PDF library upgraded. This means more files will be optimized and less unexpected exceptions.
  • Introduced a new flat-style NXPowerLite icon
  • If users have downloaded any release of NXPowerLite Desktop 7 prior to version 7.1.1 (this version) then their evaluation countdown timer will be reset. This gives users another 14-day free trial!

7.0.6 (6th June 2016 | Engine r12379)

Fixed a problem where NXPowerLite metadata included the wrong version information.

7.0.5 (9th May 2016 | Engine r12372)

Default PDF setting of 'Subset embedded fonts' now disabled

Multiple bug fixes

7.0.4 (20th April 2016 | Engine r12361)

Bug fix release

7.0.3 (22nd February 2016 | Engine r12175)

  • NXPowerLite Desktop 7 now fully localized in every supported language
  • NXPowerLite will now only saved successfully optimized files if they have been reduced by at least 10KB
  • Improved documentation
  • Engine and UI bug fixes

7.0.2 (7th January 2016 | Engine r12010)

Bug fix release

7.0.1 (4th December 2015 | Engine r11966)

Bug fix release

7.0.0 (30th October 2015 | Engine r11896)

Features

  • Significant file processing engine improvements (see below for details)
  • Added the ability to reduce existing emails in Outlook (2010-2016)
  • Added support for files created in Office 2016
  • Windows 10 compatibility
  • Added support for Lotus Notes 9
  • Improved the Windows Explorer options
  • Increased the file limit of batch processing from 100 to 10,000
  • NXPowerLite now has more options to resize images at higher resolutions
  • Added a 20-file batch limit to evaluation users. Please note that the evaluation still runs for 14-days otherwise unrestricted.
  • Email zipping rules in Outlook: Default value for "Ignore emails below" changed from 4000 KB to 500 KB. This applies to new customers only, existing customers remain at the existing value upon upgrade.
  • Licence agreement changed to include the concept of 'Authorised users'. This is explained more explicitly that each licence is per user, not per machine.
  • 15 x UI improvements

File processing engine improvements

  • Added a new JPEG library to process JPEG's more quickly
  • PDF improvement: Added support for ASCII encoded PDFs. These PDFs usually have images with double filters, one of which being ASCII. The desktop software has this setting enabled by default but it can be disabled by contacting Neuxpower.
  • PDF improvement: Added the ability to strip out some types of PDF marked content.
  • PDF improvement: Added the ability to subset fonts. The default setting for all optimise profiles is 'Enabled'
  • PDF Improvement: Allow images with inverted default decode arrays (IDDAs) to be optimised, but only if the original image's colour space is non-indexed CMYK. (IDDAs are something that Photoshop often uses for CMYK JPEG images)
  • PDF improvements: Added support for double filtered images (specifically FlateDecode and DCTDecode)

6.2.15 (1st March December 2016)

Bug fix release

6.2.14 (24th January 2016)

Bug fix release

6.2.13 (2nd December 2015)

Bug fix release

6.2.12 (17th June 2015)

Bug fix release

6.2.10 (21st May 2015)

Bug fix release

6.2.8 (7th April 2015)

Feature improvement

  • Now new customers will have optimized copies of files created by default. Existing customers will have the copy/backup setting that was set in the previous installation, prior to upgrading

6.2.4 (21st October 2014)

Bug fix release

6.2.2 (21st October 2014)

Bug fix release

6.2.0 (19th September 2014)

Bug fix release

6.1.2 (11th June 2014)

Bug fix release

6.1.1 (10th June 2014)

Bug fix release

6.1.0 (20th May 2014)

Features

  • Added the ability for NXPowerLite to be integrated with 64-bit editions of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Added the ability to reduce Office documents containing embedded TIFF files
  • Updated the version of Adobe PDF library we use to process PDF files
  • Added support for indexed CMYK images in PDF files
  • Improved JPEG optimization for all supported file types
  • Multiple Bug fixes

6.0.7 (22nd April 2014)

Bug fix release

6.0.5 (29th January 2014)

Feature Improvements

  • Now the results dialog will appear if file(s) do not get optimized when using the Windows Explorer integration.
  • Many UI improvements
  • Localized formatting of file sizes
  • Improved NXPowerLite UI for users who have large font environment
  • Added error handling for errors when zipping in Outlook
  • Improved the reporting of PDF portfolio files
  • Improved the behaviour of canceling when adding 100 or more files
  • Multiple bug fixes

6.0.4 (17th December 2013)

Bug fix release

6.0.3 (22nd November 2013)

Feature Improvements

  • NXPowerLite is now available in the following additional languages:
    French
    Spanish
    Italian
    Russian
    Turkish
    Korean
    Chinese (Simplified)
    Chinese (Traditional)
    Dutch
    Portuguese
    Portuguese(Brazilian)
    Polish

6.0.2 (17th December 2013)

***Released in Germany only***
Features

  • Localised for German language

6.0.1 (12th November 2013)

New features overview

  • Added Microsoft Office 2013 support
  • Updated and improved PDF optimization
  • Added support for PDF/X, PDF/E and PDF/VT subsets
  • Added support for four new image formats commonly found within PDF files
  • Improved compression of specific content streams within PDF files
  • Added ability to replace the original file with the optimized one
  • Added smart/automatic zip compression to Outlook
  • Added the following one-click options to Explorer
    Optimize
    Optimize and zip
    Optimize and email
    Optimize, zip and email
    Zip
    Zip and email
  • Completely redesigned and improved user interface

5.1.6 (21st October 2013)

Bug fix release

5.1.6 (6th August 2013)

Bug fix release

5.1.4 (2nd July 2013)

Bug fix release

5.1.3 (4th June 2013)

Bug fix release

5.1.2 (2nd May 2013)

Features

  • NXPowerLite evaluation period is now 14-days
  • NXPowerLite can now process files created in versions of Acrobat up to Acrobat Pro XI. (version 1.7 extension level 8)
  • Due to development tools being updated the minimum OS requirements for the installer have changed. Windows NT and Windows 2000 are no longer supported. Minimum requirements are now:
    • Windows XP SP3 and above
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 and above
  • Multiple bug fixes

5.0.8 (13th November 2012)

Bug fix release

5.0.6 (21st November 2011)

Features

  • NXPowerLite will now optimize files that conform to the PDF/A standard
  • NXPowerLite now supports the Arabic language
  • Can now accept 90-day business evaluation registration keys
  • PDF files with blank passwords will now be optimized
  • Multiple bug fixes

5.0.5 (14th September 2011)

Features

  • Software now supports Polish and Turkish languages.
  • Multiple bug fixes

5.0.3 (25th May 2011)

Bug fix release

5.0.2 (25th February 2011)

Bug fix release

5.0.1 (27th January 2011)

Features

  • NXPowerLite can now optimize PDF files
  • Added the ability to optimize without resize for JPEG files
  • Added PDF file optimization settings
  • Improved the grouping of optimization settings
  • NXPowerLite now 'remembers' the last set of custom settings
  • Removed the 'optimized files' hyperlink on the main window and replaced with a textbox and edit button
  • Added Widescreen resolutions to resize option drop-downs
  • Removed custom widescreen setting
  • Default settings changed to improve image quality on higher resolution screens
  • New bulk deployment options (see 'Deployment Guide' document)
  • In-application artwork updated
  • Awarded 'Works with Windows 7' accreditation from Microsoft
  • Email client integration: NXPowerLite now 'remembers' the last enabled / disabled state for new emails
  • (Lotus Notes settings 'remembered' per session, not per email)
  • Multiple bug fixes

Known issues

  • NXPowerLite does not integrate with 64-bit Office 2010 applications
  • NXPowerLite does not integrate with Windows Mail in 64-bit Windows OS

4.3.1 (20th December 2010)

Bug fix release

4.3.0 (17th November 2010)

Features

  • NXPowerLite can now optimize files created using Office 2010
  • NXPowerLite is now integrated with 32-bit Office 2010 applications
  • Multiple bug fixes

4.2.3 (20th September 2010)

Bug fix release

4.2.2 (29th July 2010)

Features

  • Evaluation period changed from 20-use trial to 30-day trial
  • EXIF data is now preserved when optimizing JPEG files
  • Improved compatibility with other NXPowerLite products
  • NXPowerLite will no longer optimize files created in Office versions later than 2008. Files created in newer versions will be skipped. Office 2010 support will be included in a forthcoming release
  • Removed ‘request an extended evaluation’ link
  • Removed 'nag' screen from email client integration
  • Minor accessibility improvements
  • Multiple bug fixes

Known issues

  • Embedded documents are not flattened in DOC files that are the main document for a mail merge operation
  • Flattened embedded documents in optimized DOC files become invisible if the file is subsequently used as the main document for a mail merge operation
    PPTX files containing certain kinds of embedded objects cannot be optimized due to a known bug in PowerPoint 2010. We are working on a workaround for this bug, which will be included in late 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook: Inline JPEG images in HTML email messages are not optimized

4.1.4 (9th February 2010)

Features

  • Passes Microsoft 'Compatible with Windows 7' certification
  • 64-bit version of Windows Explorer context menu extension
  • Option to suppress End User License Agreement
  • Now distributed as a .exe installer (MSI still available upon request)
  • Removed support for Office 2000 integration
  • Minimum file size for optimized email attachments is 200KB by default (attachments smaller than 200KB will not be optimized)
  • Minor changes to Japanese translation
  • Multiple bug fixes

4.1.2 (1st June 2009)

Features

  • Lotus Notes: Installer now recognises new NXNOTESSEARCH MSI property allowing more flexible detection of the user's notes.ini file in multi-user installs of Notes
  • Minor changes to Japanese translation
  • Multiple bug fixes

4.1.1 (30th April 2009)

Bug fix release

4.1.0 (27th April 2009)

Features

  • Integrates with Outlook Express and Windows Mail (32-bit operating systems only)
  • Multiple bug fixes

4.0.0 (31st March 2009)

Features

  • NXPowerLite can now optimize JPEG files
  • NXPowerLite can now optimize Word, Excel, PowerPoint and JPEG files stored within ZIP archives
  • New, more streamlined user interface
  • Simplified optimization settings – optimize for 'Screen', 'Print' or 'Mobile Device'
  • Added Dutch, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal) and Russian translations
  • Better integration with email clients:
    • Integration can be temporarily disabled with a single button-click and is automatically re-enabled the next time a 'Compose' window is opened
    • Integration with the Ribbon in Outlook 2007
    • Settings for optimizing email attachments are now separate from the main NXPowerLite application
      Better progress feedback when optimizing multiple attachments
    • Attachments that have already been optimized will not be optimized again by default (this is configurable)
  • Multiple bug fixes
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