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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 4.57

  • Improved option 'Try registry changes' (Properties->Extensions)
  • Option to use new Windows File-Open dialog (Properties->Misc)
  • Option to create only Shortcuts (LNK file) in File-Copy dialog
  • New Camera RAW PlugIn (based on LibRAW, thanks to Alex Tutubalin)
  • Support for WPG format (PlugIn, WPG version 1; thanks to Flurmy)
  • Improved GIF reading
  • PCX loading bug fixed (thanks to @DmitriyMelikov, CVE-2020-35133)
  • MNG PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to ThanhTP)
  • PCX format moved to FORMATS PlugIn
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated

What's New in version 4.56:

  • Updated Video PlugIn (improved Win10 compatibility, new player for MP3/FLAC)
  • Option to play all audio formats in main window (Properties->Video/Sound)
  • Option to change hotkeys for menus: Right mouse click on menu item
  • New option in Paint dialog: Fill rect/ellipse with transparent color
  • New 'Edit->Insert Watermark' option: Use color to highlight an area
  • Option to disable mouse wheel for file browsing (Properties->Browsing)
  • New SVG PlugIn (Thanks to seppesol)
  • New XCF PlugIn (Thanks to Jacek SQ6KBQ)
  • New JPG option: Use QuantSmooth loading (PlugIn, thanks to Ilya Kurdyukov)
  • Option for page/frame filename suffix in Multipage-Extract dialog
  • CTRL + 'Save-As' icon on toolbar calls the 'Save' menu
  • New option in Advanced batch dialog: Add Border/Frame
  • New option in Insert Text dialog: Settings for Outline-1 effect (Rainbow)
  • New paste option: Change paste counter (Edit->Paste special)
  • New shapes in Hexagon dialog: Ellipse, Cloud; Spiral (thanks to Rod Stephens)
  • New option in Hexagon/Shadow dialog: Background transparency
  • Support for PSB format (Photoshop files)
  • Context menu added to EXIF dialog (Copy only selected lines)
  • New placeholder: $c (Compression text from Image->Info dialog)
  • Program icon updated
  • New Paint dialog icons (Thanks to Michael Grosberg)
  • CLP format moved to FORMATS PlugIn
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bugs fixed (thanks to Phung Duc Luan and Linhlhq)
  • B3D and XCF PlugIn loading bugs fixed (thanks to Zhe Wang)
  • Formats PlugIn bugs fixed (XPM,XBM,CR2,HDR,WBMB,FITS,DDS) (thanks to nhiephon)
  • MNG PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to zhazha crack)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.54:

  • Multiple Undo/Redo steps added (max. 20 steps, Properties-Editing)
  • Zoom magnifier added to fullscreen mode
  • Option to disable Zoom magnifier (Properties-Viewing)
  • Profiles option added to Print dialog
  • New option in Properties-Fullscreen: Set horizontal and/or vertical centering
  • New option in Print dialog: Set horizontal and/or vertical centering
  • Option to set selection border thickness (Properties-Editing)
  • Option to enable/disable PlugIns (Help-Installed PlugIns)
  • Extended sidecar files option: Copy/Move possible (Properties-File Handling)
  • New Canvas dialog option/method: Set aspect ratio
  • New option in Watch/Hot Folder dialog: Watch subfolders
  • New Lossless JPG Dialog option: Add (or Replace) ICC color profile
  • New Thumbnails option: Keep focus in folder tree (after folder change/click)
  • Option to show Color Corrections dialog in dark mode
  • Fix in Metadata PlugIn (crash with bad EXIF tag in CR2 files; KVE-2019-1184)
  • BMP loading bug fixed (thanks to Joshua Faust, CVE-2019-16887)
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq)
  • ANI PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17252)
  • RAS PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17251)
  • EXR PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17255)
  • DPX PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17256)
  • WSQ PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17250)
  • JLS PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17253)

What's New in version 4.53:

  • New effect in Image->Effects menu: Insert Speech Bubbles
  • Examples/Screenshot: speech_bubbles.jpg
  • New effect in Image menu: Add Shadow, Shape, Rounded corners, Snowflake etc.
  • New effect in Image menu: Add Hexagon (or tiles), Star, Spikes, Heart etc.
  • Show mouse zoom magnifier: CTRL+SHIFT + Mouse-move in the image
  • mouse wheel zooms within magnifier area, click inside closes it)
  • New border effect in 'Add Frame' dialog: Broken Edge
  • New effect added: Radial Brighten (Effects browser dialog)
  • New option in Capture dialog: Draw red circle around cursor
  • New option in Advanced batch dialog: Set maximal dimensions for resize
  • Profiles option added to Contact Sheet dialog
  • Option to read 1 BPP images in RAW dialog
  • Command line: /filepattern can be combined with /slideshow
  • TIF/PCX/PSD loading bugs fixed (thanks to Apriorit)

What's New in version 4.52:

  • Improved Paint PlugIn stability
  • Support for DPX and CIN formats (DPX PlugIn, thanks to Patrick A. Palmer)
  • Support for FLIF format (Free Lossless Image Format, PlugIn)
  • Support for HEIF format (with installed HEVC extensions/codec, see Win10)
  • New option in Advanced batch dialog: Set minimal dimensions for resize
  • Option to save settings in Canvas dialog
  • Insert Text dialog: CTRL + click in image adds the text permanently
  • Command line: /filepattern option: accepts multiple extensions ('*.jpg;*.png')
  • Improved support for high DPI displays
  • Improved JPG2000 format loading

What's New in version 4.51:

  • Improved JPG save option: 'Set file size' (no RIOT PlugIn needed)
  • New options in IrfanView Shell Extension (PlugIns website)
  • Support for animated WebP files
  • Some fixes (Zoom box text, EXE/DLL icon loading)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.50:

  • IrfanView and many PlugIns ported to Unicode!
  • The INI file will be converted to Unicode if you call the 'Properties' dialog
  • IrfanView will NOT run on Win9x anymore
  • Support for iPhone PNG files (Formats PlugIn, thanks to Jongware)
  • Move selection with: CTRL or SHIFT + right mouse button (Y or X axis only)
  • New option in Extract Pages/Frames dialog: Set page/frame range
  • Some fixes in the Print dialog
  • New text pattern: $m = show number of megapixels
  • New Thumbnails sort menu: Sort by Megapixels
  • Adjust print preview image to color/bw printer settings
  • Wallpaper save format changed to PNG (Win8 and later)
  • New zooming method: Mouse wheel alone, if 'Browsing->View other files' disabled
  • New command line option: /hotfolder='folder' => start Hotfolder option with a specific folder
  • ANI format moved to FORMATS PlugIn
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed (Talos Advisory TALOS-2017-0310)
  • FPX/RLE/DJVU/ANI/SVG PlugIn loading bugs fixed (thanks to Lin Wang)
  • Tools PlugIn EXE-loading problem fixed (thanks to Cody Sixteen and Lin Wang)

What's New in version 4.42:

  • New File menu: Save Selection as (Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + B)
  • New option in Capture dialog: Show timer countdown
  • New option in Export Tiles dialog: Extract all pages from multipage files
  • New option in Fine Rotation dialog: Select 'best' old image
  • New option in Print dialog: No image overflow on page
  • New HTML-Export dialog option: Copy extra files to destination folder
  • (prepare a 'copy_files.txt' file with filenames)
  • Some PCX/BMP/PPM loading bugs fixed (thanks to Moshe Kaplan)
  • Improved FITS format loading
  • New text pattern: $R = image aspect ratio (width/height)
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Click into selection = clear selection
  • Some minor fixes (Thumbnails/folder scan)
  • Some workarounds for Windows-10 bugs/issues (Installer signature, Associations)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.41:

  • 64-bit version: Use 32-bit TWAIN drivers if 64-bit drivers not installed
  • New dialog/GUI on Windows tablets ('2 in 1', Thanks to Arun Anbu from Intel)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Tab: Start/End Tablet mode dialog
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Insert: Edit->Copy
  • New Slideshow hotkey: Q = Pause/Resume a timer slideshow
  • New option for /info command line: write CSV file: /info=infofile.csv
  • Added PlugIns-Installer options for: /silent and /folder (Check FAQs page)
  • 'Amazon 1Button App' offer removed
  • Some fixes (Auto color correction, PNG compression, UNC-Paths in 64-bit)

What's New in version 4.40:

  • The 64-bit version of IrfanView is available: http://www.irfanview.com/64bit.htm
  • The 64-bit version is faster for very large images (25+ Megapixels)
  • Option to support IrfanView by installing 'Amazon 1Button App' (OPTIONAL !)
  • Support for animated PNG files (APNG)
  • EXIF date (taken) sort menu added to main window sort menu
  • New Sort dialog option: Sort by EXIF date (date taken)
  • New toolbar item: Zoom box with common values (Properties->Toolbar)
  • (You can also write a new zoom value and press Enter)
  • New PDF PlugIn (enable in Properties->PlugIns->PDF)
  • New in Thumbnails window: Export image tiles for selected files (batch mode)
  • Load cursors and bitmaps from EXE/DLL files (Thanks to Jason Hood)
  • Option to set a custom font for TXT loading (Properties->Browsing/Editing)
  • Option to use left mouse button for fullscreen scrolling (for touch screens)
  • The 2 GB limit for EXE/SCR-Slideshow files changed (now: 4 GB, Windows EXE limit)
  • New Fine Rotation method/option added (faster for very large images)
  • New option for the Red-Eye-Correction effect (dialog): Set gray intensity
  • Some fixes in the Paint PlugIn
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT and '+' or '-' to change GIF/ANI/PNG animation speed
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + mouse click: Create selection based on clipboard image
  • New button in Batch processing dialog: Pause/Resume
  • New button in Advanced batch dialog: Get current selection for cropping
  • You can Drag&Drop (or Send To) multiple files to IrfanView shorcut or window
  • PlugIns 'Metadata' and 'JPG-Transform' included in the IrfanView installer
  • New command line option: /file=filename(s)
  • => set the input filename(s) (at the end of the command chain)
  • New command line option: /display=(x,y,w,h,zoom,scrollX,scrollY)
  • => set position, size, zoom and scroll position of the window and image
  • Command line: wildcards support for /extract (see 'i_options.txt')
  • Command line: /panorama, /multitif and /multipdf can use 'filelist=txtfile'
  • (see 'i_options.txt' for examples)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.38:

  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image)
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images)
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode
  • New feature: (new) 'IrfanView Shell Extension' available on PlugIns website
  • (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer)
  • New options in the 'Adobe 8BF filters' dialog (Thanks to Frank/jazzman)
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc.
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert
  • => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels)
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.37:

  • New options in Resample dialog: Use Resample filters for shrinking; Gamma fix
  • Improved GIF animations
  • Features from Adobe-8BF PlugIn (8BF_FILTERS.DLL) moved to Effects PlugIn
  • New Image menu: Adobe 8BF PlugIns; with new fixed and dynamic PlugIns like
  • Perspective Transformations and SmartCurve - big thanks to PlugIn authors
  • Option to set custom folder for Adobe 8BF PlugIns menu (Properties->PlugIns)
  • Added Drag&Drop from Thumbnails window to another programs
  • New menu: File->Open Recent Files (can be disabled in Properties->Misc)
  • New option in Advanced Batch dialog: Don't shrink bigger images
  • Added Center option for Crop in Advanced Batch dialog and /crop
  • Replace Color option can work on selections
  • GIF bug fixed
  • MrSID bug fixed
  • Japanese folder name bug fixed
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated

What's New in version 4.36:

  • New Lossless JPG Dialog option: Rebuild EXIF-Thumbnail
  • Update of EXIF-Thumbnail on JPG-Lossless-Crop
  • Option to Edit EXIF date/time (Options menu or Thumbnails window for batch mode)
  • Improved color accuracy in 'Decrease color depth' function
  • Added 'Best quality' option in 'Decrease color depth' dialog
  • New (Freeware) PlugIn for DWG format - thanks to BabaCAD-Software guys!
  • New feature: Replace Color (Image menu and Advanced Batch dialog)
  • New feature: Create tiled image (Image menu)
  • New effects PlugIn: Filter Sandbox (Image->Effects menu, JewelScript)
  • Option to invert single color channels only (Image menu)
  • New Edit menu option: Show Grid (see also Properties->Editing for cell size)
  • New Slideshow Burning PlugIn for WinXP SP3 or later
  • New display options added: Fit small image side to window/desktop
  • Profiles option added to Batch Rename dialog
  • New Advanced Batch dialog option: Set new image size in MegaPixels
  • New options for Fine Rotation effect: Keep old image size and background
  • New feature in Color Corrections dialog: Change White Balance
  • New effect in 'Image->Add border/frame' dialog: Inside fading frame
  • New Thumbnails menu: Extract pages from selected multipage files
  • New Add Text dialog effect: Filled outline text
  • Negative and Grayscale menus can work on selections
  • Improved selection handling with large zooms
  • Updated Icons-Plugin (bigger/nicer icons, thanks to Florian Kilzer)
  • New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + left/right arrow: Fine rotation, 0.10 deg
  • New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + up/down arrow: Fine rotation, 0.05 deg
  • Batch-Scan dialog: some placeholders can be used for the filename
  • New text placeholders to add $ and | characters
  • New (admin) INI file option: Set save formats in Save-As dialog
  • New hotkey for slideshow mode: SHIFT + Z = show all or portrait/landscape images
  • Hotkey: G = stop or resume GIF/ANI animation (browse frames/pages if stopped)
  • DCX/ANI loading bug fixed
  • FPX bug fixed
  • Added reading support for 32-bit (96 BPP) TIF images
  • New command line option: /multipdf (same syntax as /multitif)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's new in version 4.32:

  • New feature: Add watermark image (Edit menu and Advanced batch dialog)
  • Improved zooming: CTRL + wheel (keep mouse coordinates) and centered zoom
  • Support for WebP format (Weppy format, PlugIn, reading + saving)
  • Support for PDN format (Paint.NET format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • Support for XCF format (GIMP format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • Face Detection Plugin (Thumbnails window, thanks to MulticoreWare guys)
  • New JPG save option: Try to save with original (estimated) JPG quality
  • Improved/changed sort menus (XP/natural order)
  • New batch rename option: Run test rename
  • New Thumbnails menu: Refresh selected thumbs
  • Batch dialog, Output directory: Placeholders are now allowed
  • New Properties dialog: Zoom / Color management
  • New expert zoom option: Edit table with fixed zoom values (Properties->Zoom)
  • New fullscreen options: Center image, Text layer (Properties->Fullscreen)
  • New option in 'Create multipage TIF/PDF' dialog: Load filenames from TXT file
  • New options in JPG IPTC/Comment dialogs: Allow Unicode PlugIn to change text
  • New command line option: /cmdexit (close current IrfanView after command line)
  • TIF with some SGILog compressed images fixed
  • New special INI option to hide common folders in Open/Save dialog (see FAQs)
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + K = Keep Scroll position

What's new in version 4.30:

  • Faster JPG loading! (Thanks to D. R. Commander for Turbo-JPG)
  • New Paste options: Paste on left/right/top/bottom (Edit->Paste Special) (see also the new option: Properties->Editing->Fit clipboard image)
  • Changes in Open/Save dialogs (Recent folders box, View mode is remembered)
  • Menu 'File->Recent directories' removed (MRUDs are now in the Open dialog)
  • New options in Canvas Size dialog
  • EXIF + IPTC PlugIns merged into Metadata-Plugin
  • New option in JPG IPTC/Comment dialogs: Allow placeholders
  • New option in JPG IPTC dialog: Batch editing (if started from Thumbnails)
  • New options in Capture dialog (send to Clipboard, Printer, new name patterns)
  • Option to show Alpha channel for TIF/PNG/TGA files (menu: Image->Show channel)
  • Option to show TIF alpha/transparency (for 32 bit RGBA images, Properties->Viewing)
  • Added basic support for EXIF saving from Digi-Cam RAW formats to JPG
  • The Effects dialog can be resized/maximized
  • AltaLux Effect/PlugIn added (Image->Effects menu, Thanks to Stefano Tommesani)
  • Option to set a tolerance value for 'Auto crop borders' (Properties->Editing)
  • New Advanced-Batch dialog: Crop width/height can be negative (crop from end)
  • New option in batch rename dialog: Remember last rename counter
  • Support for MPO format (Multi Picture Object, first 2 images can be loaded)
  • Support for GLCD format (Formats PlugIn)
  • DEL key now allowed in slideshow mode: delete current file
  • New hotkeys: SHIFT + 1-3: Start external editor 1-3
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + '.' (point): Toggle slideshow modes: random/automatic
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions: Download from: http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs fixed (ALT+F4)

What's new in version 4.28:

  • Option to support IrfanView by installing Google Chrome browser (OPTIONAL !)
  • New multipage images feature: Show page thumbnails (Hotkey: F10, menu: View) (Uses thumbnail settings from Thumbnails window, use TAB for focus change)
  • New multipage images option: Change pages using Page keys (Properties->Browsing)
  • New color management option in Properties->Viewing: Set input ICC profile file for images without embedded ICC profile (default: sRGB)
  • New edit menu: Show selection grid (None, Golden Ratio, Thirds)
  • New edit menu: Redo (one step, hotkey: CTRL + J))
  • Video Playbar showed if DirectShow option used (Fullscreen: B = toggle playbar) (see Hotkeys help page; Thanks to Henner Helmers for testing)
  • Option to show an image color channel, menu: 'Image->Show channel' and
  • Option show the channel as color or grayscale (Properties->Browsing/Editing)
  • Selection: hold CTRL key pressed during drawing to make a proportional selection with the ratio from 'Create Custom selection' dialog
  • New selection hotkeys: ALT + arrows: change width/height of the selection rectangle CTRL + arrows: proportional resize of the selection rectangle Arrows: If no scrollbars visible: Move selection rectangle
  • New placeholder options for: $D, $d, $F and $N => allow partial text, example: $N[0-5] => get first 5 characters from the file name
  • New window display options: Fit to window width/height
  • New Email PlugIn option: Resize large images
  • New Batch resize option: Resize based only on new/old DPI value
  • Vertical and horizontal flip can be applied on selections
  • New print dialog option: Collate (for multiple copies of multipage images)
  • New Insert-Text dialog options: Antialiased text and Centered (batch mode)
  • New Sort dialog option: Insert before selected file (for Batch/Slideshow)
  • New JPG-Transform PlugIn option: Write/remove JFIF JPG header
  • New Capture dialog feature: Set timer value as decimal number
  • New hotkey: click into image + SHIFT = copy hex color value to clipboard
  • New thumbnail sizes for 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 ratios (Thumbnail window options)
  • New selection color/method for items in Thumbnails window
  • Improved extraction of video frames (more formats supported if Codecs installed)
  • New feature for advanced users: define an external editor for every extension => see FAQs for an example, [CustomEditors]
  • New PNG save option: Save transparency as Alpha channel (Thanks to Thomas Henlich)
  • Command line: /advancedbatch and /convert can process all pages from multipage TIF
  • Command line: /extract works now for GIF/ANI animations too
  • New command line option: /export_pal=palfile (export palette to a PAL file)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + F5 = Refresh (force resample, if set in display options)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Home/End = Load first/last page in a multipage image
  • New hotkey: CTRL + D = Image->Add border/frame
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + X = Set as wallpaper: Proportional
  • Menu change: Create max. custom selection moved to 'Create maximized selection'
  • At request of Luratech: removed support of LWF/LDF formats (projects/formats stopped, buffer overflows reported)

What's New in version 4.27:

  • Updated/improved TIF loader
  • Save dialog: if you write file extension, the right file type is selected
  • New edit menu: Crop visible window area (incl. zoom)
  • The internal selection code has been changed (to fix some rounding errors)
  • New capture option: Object capture (with auto scroll, if possible)
  • New button in Batch progress dialog: Return to batch (use same files again)
  • New JPG save dialog option: Keep XMP data (from original JPG file)
  • New command line option: /effect=(effect-nr,value1,value2) Apply effect from Effects-Browser dialog, Example: Apply Blur of 30 i_view32.exe c:image.jpg /effect=(1,30,0)
  • New option in Print dialog: Auto rotate (based on image dimensions)
  • New HTML dialog option: Create thumbs without frame/border
  • PSD loading bug/crash fixed (PSD bug reported by Secunia, thanks!)
  • Support for BLP format (BLP-2, Formats PlugIn)
  • Fixed problem in 'Create multipage PDF' dialog
  • Batch conversion of multipage images to multipage PDF is now possible (Advanced options work on the first page only)
  • New image menu: Add border/frame (Thanks to Balazs from 530.hu)
  • New edit menu: Create maximized current custom selection (using dialog values)
  • New edit menus: Create maximized selection (for some standard ratios)
  • Bigger 'Browse for folder' dialog
  • New option in Properties->Browsing: Beep on folder loop (or screenshot save)
  • New option for external editors: Send all filenames in one call (Properties->Misc)
  • New option in Postscript PlugIn/Dialog: Set custom Ghostscript DLL location
  • Another Blur effect added (Total variation method, thanks to Daniel Marks)
  • New option in Properties->Extensions->Icons: Leave current icon (for XP only)
  • Hotkey CTRL + A can be used to select and unselect whole image (toggle)
  • New fullscreen hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + W: Stretch images over all monitors (toggle)
  • Hotkey: CTRL + right mouse drag: scroll image even if Conext menu option activated
  • Change in CTRL + Print key action: minimize IrfanView window before capturing
  • New HTML template variables: #IMAGE_PATH#, #IMAGE_BASENAME#, #IMAGE_EXT# and #SELF_LINK# (see help file, HTML Export page)
  • Skin change problem on Linux/Wine fixed
  • Some 'Multipage images' menus moved from View to Options menu
  • The hidden mouse in fullscreen/slideshow mode will be showed on mouse move
  • New command line option: /random, can be used only with /wall => set random wallpapers, see 'i_options.txt' for examples
  • New feature for administrators: 'DefaultLang' for INI file (set default language) => see FAQs for an example
  • New Lossless JPG Dialog option: Perfect (error on non-perfect JPG images/sizes)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Mouse-Wheel: scroll image horizontally
  • New hotkeys: '=' for zoom in; CTRL + G = image->grayscale
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions