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Version 2.12f Release Notes (Windows Only)
Release Date: 5/5/2011

  1. Fixed an issue that caused Pixie to stop responding or quit unexpectedly during movie export.

Version 2.12 Release Notes
Release Date: 10/7/2010

  1. Fixed an issue that caused horizontal lines (noise) to appear on some images.
  2. Fixed an issue that caused folders in the Library to display multiple icons.

Version 2.11 Release Notes
Release Date: 6/23/2010

  1. Full French and Canadian English support.
  2. Sound: Fixed an issue where recording sound with QuickTime 7.6.6 could cause Pixie to quit.
  3. Export: Modified video settings to ensure that Pixie movies work with QuickTime X on OS X.

Version 2.1 Release Notes
Release Date: 2/25/2010

Windows only: Updated to provide full compatibility with Windows 7.

Release Date: 3/10/2009

 

Program Changes:

  1. Installation: Added Java fonts to work around an OS X issue where fonts do not load on some 10.4 managed workstations.
  2. Interface: Added support for small-screen (1024x600) mini notebooks.
  3. Interface: Modified keyboard focus rules. Clicking toolbar buttons no longer moves keyboard focus to the toolbar.
  4. Localization: Added French clipart and interface localization.
  5. Paint Brush: Changed the minimum size to 3x3 pixels to ensure flood fills work as expected.
  6. Printing: Modified printing to eliminate dark borders around erased or smudged areas.
  7. Sound: Modified the default quality setting for recorded audio. The new default setting is "medium".
  8. Text: Added padding to text objects to make the cursor easier to see.

Error Fixes:

  1. Client management: Fixed an issue to allow specifying the root level of a mapped drive in Tech4Learning.ini
  2. Launch: Fixed a bug that could prevent Pixie from launching on Windows computers using third-party text-to-speech voices.
  3. Paste: Fixed a bug that interfered with pasting from one document to another.
  4. Performance: Fixed a bug that could prevent users from stopping a search in the Stickers.
  5. Performance: Fixed a bug that could disable the Home button in the Stickers panel after clicking the camera icon.
  6. Print: Fixed a Macintosh-specific bug that could cause one sticker to be substituted for another during printing.
  7. Selection: Fixed issues with the selection tool that could cause parts of the background to be erased.
  8. Sound: Fixed a bug that could prevent sound from recording on some Macintosh systems.
  9. Spell Check: Fixed an issue that caused some extended characters to display incorrectly during spell check.
  10. Error: Fixed an issue that caused a "file could not be replaced" warning during export on workgroup-managed Macintosh clients.
  11. Error: Fixed an issue that could cause errors to be displayed for users with extensive iTunes libraries.

Version 2.05 Release Notes (Macintosh Only)
Release Date: 9/30/2008

Program Changes:

  1. Addressed an alignment issue introduced with Apple's Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 on September 24, 2008.

Version 2.04 Release Notes
Release Date: 9/8/2008

Program Changes:

  1. Dramatically improved print quality on Mac OS.
  2. Numerous proxy changes, including reintroduction of proxy preferences.
  3. Addressed an issue where the spray can and roller tools might not work with some input devices.

Version 2.03 Release Notes
Release Date: 5/15/2008

Program Changes:

  1. Proxy: Removed the Proxy preference on Windows and now proxy information is auto-detected.
  2. Save as Activity: Changed the default save location to My Activities.
  3. Tool Tips: Added additional tool tips to items in the Picture Viewer and Batch Converter dialogs.
  4. DV Camera: Changed the encoding of captured images from PNG to JPG to reduce file size. 
  5. Flash Export: Added a warning for imported WAV files that are at a sampling rate not supported by Flash.

Error Fixes:

  1. Clear Recent: Fixed a bug that could cause the Clear Recent contextual menu to do nothing.
  2. Preferences: Fixed a bug that could display library.mypictures in the program preferences on Linux.
  3. Performance: Fixed a bug that could cause Pixie to be unresponsive for a few seconds after the Pixie window displays.
  4. Performance: Fixed a bug that could cause the Paint Brush to fall behind when painting multiple strokes in succession.
  5. Sound: Fixed a bug that could cause multiple background sounds to play at the same time.
  6. Localization: Fixed a bug that would cause the Whiteboard toolbar to not update after changing languages in the preferences.
  7. Pixie 1 Documents: Fixed a bug that could cause Pixie 1 documents to display incorrectly when opened.
  8. Open Dialog: Fixed a bug that could cause the Browse button in the Open dialog to do nothing in OSX 10.3.9.
  9. Memory: Fixed a bug that was causing memory not to be released between documents.
  10. Added Directories: Fixed a bug that could cause directories added to the Library or File Chooser to display twice.
  11. Crash: Fixed a bug that could cause the program to become unresponsive when changing export modes in Share.
  12. Themes: Fixed a bug that could cause online themes to not display when using a proxy server.
  13. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error at launch.
  14. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when exiting the slide show.
  15. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error adding a background image.
  16. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when saving in Share mode.
  17. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when printing.
  18. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when opening a file.
  19. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when launching on Windows Vista 64-bit.
  20. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when choosing a contextual menu while using the Paint brush.
  21. Roaming Profiles: Fixed a bug that increased launch time for Windows users with no registry entry for the My Music folder.

Version 2.01 Release Notes
Release Date: 3/21/08

Program Changes:

  1. Sound Recording: Added a sound recording preference to allow larger, higher-quality sound to be recorded.
  2. Export: Improved video export times by 75%.
  3. Export: Reduced disk space requirements for exporting video.
  4. Export: Changed default Presentation video export format on Windows to .MOV to improve video quality and file size and added a preference to allow users to override this setting and use AVI as the default.
  5. Localization: Spanish help is now installed locally.
  6. Tech4Learning.ini: Added a setting to turn on and off animated picture sorting in Share.

Error Fixes:

  1. Export: Fixed a bug that could cause Flash export to fail with multiple recorded sounds.
  2. Export: Fixed a bug that could cause the application to quit when saving a Podcast video.
  3. File Chooser: Fixed a bug that could cause the file chooser to fail on OS X 10.3.9.
  4. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when clicking the Start Over button.
  5. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when trying to use Ctrl+A to select all.
  6. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when pasting a copied selection.
  7. Error: Fixed a bug that could cause an error on launch.
  8. Sound: Fixed a bug that could cause Pixie to stop responding when using some MP3 files.
  9. Library: Fixed a bug that could cause the Stickers library to not display some folder icons.
  10. Preferences: Fixed a bug that could cause the Proxy server settings to not display correctly in the Preferences dialog.

 

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