VitaminSEE 0.7.1

21 Mar 2006
Tags: VitaminSEE

I have just released VitaminSEE 0.7.1, after three betas and a lot of testing. The product page has been updated. As always, thanks go to B. Star for testing and Hiroto Sakai for the updated translation.

What's new:

  • Upgrade IconFamily to 0.9.1
  • Make rename sheet handle extensions like the Save... dialogs do
  • Add a fullscreen mode
  • Don't display document types that OSX treats as images, such as postscript files, and PDFs.

Old links removed.


  1. Hi Elliot,

    I’m sorry to give negative feedback about something that you have apparently given so much thought and work to, but here it is.

    VitaminSEE 0.7.1 destroys data.

    When VitaminSEE automatically creates the thumbnail, it also automatically changes the file modification date. This is a big problem, because the date when I last modified a picture is important data about that picture.

    I knew this might happen, so right after I launched VitaminSEE I went straight to the preferences to turn the thumbnailing off. Of course, I was too slow. By then VitaminSEE had already started thumbnailing and changing the modification dates. Luckily I backed up yesterday. Others might not be so lucky.

    This is a common problem in early versions of other thumbnailing programs. It’s not just you.

    This didn’t have to happen. It is possible for VitaminSEE to change the modification date back to what it was originally after it creates the thumbnail. Resetting the modification date back to what it was originally is standard behavior in thumbnailing programs because of this issue.

    Thanks for listening.


  2. Actually, this is the second time I’ve fixed this bug.

    VitaminSEE uses a third party library called IconFamily to do the thumbnailing. I had to fix it in the previous version IconFamily, and I completely forgot to port my changes up IconFamily 0.9.1 when I updated. I just submitted a patch upstream this time, so hopefully something like this won’t happen a third time.

    In any case, could you please try the following build? I believe I’ve fixed the problem:

    (Beta links removed, since final is out.)

    As for negative feedback? Don’t worry about it. Unlike quite a bit of criticism I get, yours was at least constructive.

  3. Hi Elliot,

    VitaminSEE does the trick. The date/time is now preserved when the thumbnails are added.

    Thanks for the quick response :)