iWatermark+ for iPhone/iPad Changes Log

Version 4.3.3   Release Date: 9/27/16
  • — iOS 10 ready!
  • - Fixed disappearing «Save Image» and «Copy Image» icons (caused by an iOS10 bug).
  • - Fixed iOS10-related issues in both «Export» and «Camera» extensions.
  • - Added «security initialization» sequence when accessing a Camera or «Camera Roll»
  • for a first time. (Required by iOS10).
  • - Improved the «multiple photo picker» module. The photo picker works much better with media files that natively reside on the iCloud (and have to be downloaded from there dynamically).
  • - Removed custom «Save Photo/Video to Instagram» buttons. They are no longer needed, because «Instagram» creators finally implemented system-wide import/export extensions, that iWatermark+ and many other apps now use instead.
  • - Added very handy «Pick Photos to Delete» button to the Import and Export page. These allows the user to clean up/free some space right before importing or exporting watermarked photos.
  • - This version does not fix the iWCloud 'log into account' issue that will be fixed soon.
  • - Major release coming soon. If you would like to help us test it please email.
Version 4.1   Release Date: 9/27/16
  • + [Tweak] Typed in Font size value can now be > 100%.
  • + [Added] Get "photo creation date" from metadata [EXIF], instead of one provided by "photo picker".
  • + [Added] Thanks to user Andrew Crossley for pointing this issue out. When exporting watermarked file, set its "creation date" to the one taken from file's metadata [EXIF]. That way, when exported to Finder, the sorting order remains correct. In other words, watermarked file's date will be equal to that of its original file's. This behavior is on by default but can be turned off in Preferences, for both "creation" and "modification" file dates separately.
  • + [Add] Action extension now allows using iWatermark+ as action extension within photo editing apps.
  • + [FIX] Metadata Keywords are now exported separately not as single string.
  • + [Tweak] Added faint "hint" text on "Create New Waternark" page,
  • against most of the Watermark Type cells, giving a little desc. of each watermark type.
  • + [Fix] Resurrect "video preview frame time" in Video Info panel. Moved the "frame time" label above the slider, so that it can be seen while dragging the slider [not covered by user's finger].
  • + [Added] When browsing a Cloud watermark, one can now touch its Album name to open that album for browsing.
  • + [Fix] Photos extensions. Much better with memory.
  • + [Fix] Cloud Account Page: limit minimal timeout value.
  • + [Added] Cloud Account Page: Leftmost toolbar button depends on a selected page: It's either "Logout", "Manage Subscriptions" or "Reset Settings".
  • + [Fix] Cloud: fix timeout/cancelling related bugs.
  • + [Added] "Watermark-on-Cloid" page: some watermark parent albums can be browsed into. If that's the case -- make album name appear blue. Touching one opens a "Cloud Album Browser" page.
  • + [Fix] "Watermark-on-Cloud" Description text editor.
  • + [Fix] Fixed multi-line text watermarks losing lines on load.
  • + [Fix] Fixed issues in Signature Watermark's.
  • + [Tweak] "Create with iWatermark+ Free" banner made larger, brighter; fixed scale of its "dashed line" on watermarked photos.
  • + Cloud Login: auto-populate Name field in Register Account page with a "name" part of Login Id's "name@email.com". That speeds up a registration process.
Version 4.0   Release Date: 9/27/16
  • + New: major feature called iW•Cloud. Back up & share your watermarks via first ever, watermark cloud service. Your watermarks are available on all your iOS devices. We purchase server space but are gifting each user server space to store 3 watermarks in the cloud. Additional space for more watermarks is available via iW•Cloud subscriptions.
  • + Fix: Better memory usage within Apple Photos app as Camera App Extension.
  • + Added: "Draw/Sign" mode for Signature Watermarks.
  • + UI Tweak: on the watermark list page,
  • - single tap selects a watermark
  • - double-tap selects only that watermark and closes the Watermark List page and opens the Preview Page with only that watermark displayed.
  • + Added: 30 more Google fonts (292 fonts total)
  • + Fix: import "retina-scaled" images from clipboard in both "Paste Photo" & "Paste Bitmap Watermark Image". Before, pasting would
  • decrease quality of a pasted retina-scale image.
  • + Added: "Copy Map Image" from Media Info.
  • + Updated web page API to display Help. 1/2 the memory usage, faster loading times.
  • + Display build date in About. Copy app/sys info to Clipboard.
  • + Fix: Order of images in Photo Roll now matches that of Camera app.
  • + Catchs "out of memory crash caused by memory-hungry Custom Filter watermarks". After catching, disables ALL watermarks on startup and notifies user.
  • + UI Tweak: Show decoded password by touching a little "unlock password icon" on "Image Info/Stegomark" page; Cloud login and "Cloud Account" pages.
  • + Fix: pinch-gesture scaling no longer causes sudden "jumps".
  • + Fix: fixed erratic positioning/snapping of a rotated watermark (especially noticeable on a watermark rotated 90 degrees).
  • + Tweak: Improved support for "Larger Text" if "Larger Accessibility Sizes" is on in System Settings (General:Accessibility:Larger Text).
  • + Added: search bars to "Image Info", "Video Info" and "Insert Tag" panels, letting user filter their lists.
  • + Added: "Favorite Fonts mode" in Font Picker page: a list of "favorite fonts" is maintained as user keeps picking different fonts. When "Favorites Mode" is on, only "favorite" fonts are listed, simplifying font browsing.
  • + Added: Left-swipe font in Font Picker to "Favor"/"Un-Favor" fonts.
  • + Added: Double-tap font in Font Picker to select it and close the page.
  • + Added: "HSL" (Hue-Saturation-Lightness) color pick mode (on all "Pick Color" pages).
  • + Added a neat 3D Touch feature iPhone6+/iOS9 called "Magnifying Glass" that lets one zoom into a Photo and Watermarks pair. touch the Canvas anywhere and hold and increase the pressure to display a Magnifying Glass. Also accessible via "Pick Color" page / "Eye Dropper". Zoom level (1.5-8X) can be configured via "Help (?)" / "Preferences" (the very last item).
  • + Tweak: “Photo/Video Info” — Moved “Help” button “Preview (Eye) to a toolbar.
  • + New insertable Text watermark meta-tags:
  • %PMON1/%WMON1 - Photo/Watermarking Month, Short: Jan
  • %PMON2/%WMON2 - Photo/Watermarking Month, Long: January
  • %PWDAY1/%WWDAY1 - Photo/Watermarking Weekday, Short: Mon
  • %PWDAY2/%WWDAY2 - Photo/Watermarking Weekday, Long: Monday
  • + Fix: Photos taken within the app now have a “location” metadata.
  • + Added: Photo/Video Info page: tap the map to show "View...","Copy","Cancel" popup menu, which lets user open a web browser with a close camera View of location where the photo was taken; or, Copy a location string onto clipboard (Like "Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, Canada.")
  • + Added: Photo/Video properties can be copied to Clipboard on touch, via a popup menu. (Like "File Size: 2.4 Mb")
  • + Added: In Font Picker page, one can now filter fonts not only by name, but also by language. To test type in "Rus", or "Russian", or "Русский" in the "Search Fonts" text box, it will show all fonts that support Russian characters. Supported languages include: Russian (Cyrillic), Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, many Indian languages (Gujarati, Sanscrit, Hindi) and others.
  • + Many more fixes and improvements to many to list here.
Version 3.0.3   Release Date: 9/27/16
  • + Tweak: Slight Help page tweaks: added 2nd toolbar (with Home,
  • Back and Forward buttons); Filter input when editing preferences.
  • + Tweak: “Importing...” and “Watermarking...” message boxes now
  • pop out less jerky.
  • + Fix: Graphic watermark’s image picker fix.
  • + Fix: Signature watermark’s image picker crash fix.
Version 3.0   Release Date: 7/27/15
  • + Works great now in iOS 7, 8 and in the soon to be released iOS 9.
  • + Tweaked: “Resize Watermark” a bit: it now both “Square Size” and "Arbitary" options, This is specially useful for Instagram users to get the maximum resolution.
  • + Tweak: File date now includes “time ago” information. Like “Monday, 13 January 2015 at 10:12PM (Yesterday)” of “Wednesday, 2 January 2015 at 08:12AM (10 days ago)”. It can be seen in a Media Info panel.
  • + Added: In “Import Photos” and “Delete Photos” page, tap any photo, then double-tap any other photo to select all the photos in the range between the first and the second tap. Very very handy. Please try it.
  • + Added: In “Import Photos” and “Delete Photos” page, tap a page title to scroll the photos table to the very top (displaying “oldest” photos). Or double-tap the title to scroll to the very bottom (displaying “most recent” photos).
  • + Added: “Delete Photos” panel (accessed via Import toolbar button). Vastly speeds up Apple's method of deleting photos.
  • + Fix: when editing watermark name, it is now possible to backspace a last name character.
  • + Tweak: “Position/Tile” panel re-design.
  • + Tweak: presenting “import media” UI can take a seconds or two, so let user know we’re on it by presenting a “progress wheel” in a middle of the screen.
  • + Fix: “Resize/Crop” watermark output.
  • + Fix: “Import/Paste Image”.
  • + Fix: Show proper “video’s first frame” on video import.
  • + Fix: Get “preview video frame” for videos on the Cloud.
  • + Add “Zoom” property to Resize watermarks.
  • + Tweak: limit allowed input characters when entering Resize watermark’s properties via a keyboard (only allow numeric characters).
  • + Tweak: minimize “watermarks flashing” when batch-watermarking.
  • + Fix: maintain proper “current watermark” after watermark selection/deselection/deletion. That results in the toolbar’s “Settings” button being properly enabled/disabled, and taking user to a proper watermark’s Settings panel.
  • + Tweak: Added “Show Next Active Watermark” button on Watermarks panel toolbar.
  • + batch importer improved
  • + Fix: memory leaking while watermarking videos.
  • + Tweak: speed up video watermarking 2x.+ lots of video fixes.
  • + More “meta-tags”: Location area, city, province (state) and country. Both of a current photo, or a watermarking location. Also, added a “season” meta-tag (“summer”, “winter”, etc).
  • + Fix: major fixes on importing and exporting photos. Importing is now iOS8.3-Cloud-aware and now displays and imports all the photos,
  • + Fix: video import crash under iOS7.
  • + Tweak: Cancelling editing of a watermark property will undo the the typing changes.
  • + Add: “date-time-tag” to generated watermarked photo file name. Like “Watermarked Photo 2 (1-12-2015,9:30AM).jpg”. This becomes important under iOS9, which keeps a photo file name that the app gives to it (before it would rename it to “IMG_1234.JPG”-like).
  • + Tweak: Nicer looking “Error occurred” message box.
  • + Fix: photo picker is now fully iOS8.3-compatible.
  • + Tweak: When picking media, preserve last selected album and asset position in the picker table, so that user don’t have to scroll to it.
  • + Fix: Exporting videos was producing 2 files. No more.
  • + Fix: Resize filter now produces much crispier, less blurry image.
  • + Fix: Don’t decrease image resolution when exporting to Instagram. As it now supports (or will support) resolutions higher than 640x640. So let Instagram itself do the scaling. Or let user do the explicit scaling with a Resize filter.
  • + Tweak: Made long address string generated by {syntax error}%PLOC and {syntax error}%WLOC metatags occupy two lines, to make it easier to fit on screen.
  • + Tweak: “Open Photos” now sorts albums, so that “Camera Roll” and “Photo Stream” go on the top of the list. Also, by default, photo picker will scroll to the very bottom, showing most recent photos. (Many users requested those).
Version 2.5   Release Date: 6/23/15
  • + Tweaks: Improved “Watermarks” panel UI (IMPORTANT for all users to read)
  • + Moved “Search bar” to panel’s title, to save screen space and
  • to match other panels with Search (Fonts, Filters).
  • + Single tap on a watermark to select/deselect it.
  • + Tap and hold a watermark to select it, deselecting all others
  • (except for “locked” ones), and reveal it in the Canvas.
  • Tapping watermark’s icon reveals the Canvas right away, while
  • tapping anywhere else reveals the Canvas with a slight delay.
  • + Double-tap a watermark to select just it, deselecting all others
  • (but not the “locked” ones.)
  • + Triple-tap a watermark to “lock”/“unlock” it: “Locked” watermarks
  • don’t get deselected, ever. To deselect one, triple-tap on it first to
  • remove its “locked” state.
  • + “Lock/Unlock” buttons appear when left-swiping a watermark (in
  • addition to “Duplicate” and “Delete” buttons).
  • + Right-swipe a watermark to enter its Settings panel.
  • + “Deselect All Watermarks”/“Reselect Watermarks Back” -- a quick
  • way to deselect all watermarks. And to select them back in one
  • touch. Those actions are listed on the very top of the Watermarks
  • table, and also on the toolbar.
  • + Fix: Text Watermark’s edit box was not showing the last line of text
  • in long multi-line text. Fixed.
  • + UI Tweak: Implement "live" watermark property's textbox-vs-slider
  • synchronization behaviour: As user types in an Angle value, its
  • slider gets updated immediately. And vice versa, dragging an Angle
  • slider updates its text box value right away.
  • + UI Tweak: when entering integer or floating point numbers, validate
  • input characters disallowing non-numeric ones.
  • + Fix: re-calculate proper watermark sizes (scales) when switching
  • from “Absolute” to “Relative” metrics and vice versa.
  • + Added: “Resize” watermark now has a Mirror (Hor. and Ver.) setting.
  • + Added: Drag-(de)select multiple photos in “Select Photos” panel.
  • + Added: Export camera album name can now be changed in
  • Preferences panel (instead of the default “iWatermark+” name).
  • + Tweak: Added clear text “(X)” buttons to the Text, Arc-Text,
  • QR-Code and StegoMark settings panels.
  • + Fix: “Right” oriented video was producing “mirrored” frames.
  • It is now fixed. Tested with all 4 possible orientations.
  • + Fix: Video Info was not reloaded after watermarking a video to
  • reflect new metadata. Fixed.
  • + Fix: “Resize” watermark’s name could not contain non-number
  • characters. Oops. It is now fixed.
  • + Fix: memory leaks when batch-watermarking. Tested with 100
  • batch-processed photos, works fine now, no leaks.
  • + Tweak: “Pick Color” panel — changed “Edit” button to “Settings” icon,
  • to attract user’s attention to the fact that color can be edited.
  • + Added: New pretty font — “Syncopate” (Regular and Bold)
Version 2.4   Release Date: 6/23/15
  • + Added: Two major new watermark types — “Resize Photo” and “Apply Filter”.
  • + Added: “Embossed/Engraved Text is Transparent” setting. This makes an excellent watermark. Try it.
  • + Tweak: Use proper file name extension when exporting a video.
  • Before, exported file name would always have a “.MOV” extension.
  • Now it will be either “.MOV”, or “.MP4” or “.M4V”, depending on a
  • output video format (set in Settings panel).
  • + Added: “Pick” button on a “Signature Scan” panel (in addition to an
  • existing “Scan” button). It allows user to “scan” an existing
  • image, instead of one taken with a camera.
  • + Tweak: “Search bar” in “Watermarks” panel now lives in the
  • middle of the panel’s title bar (not on top of the list as before),
  • saving screen space and also making it consistent with search bars
  • in “Pick Font” and “Pick Filter” panels.
  • + Fix: rare crash when resizing very wide or very tall photos.
  • + Fix: don’t cache “message of the day” control files.
  • + UI Tweak: In “Pick Font” panel, touching and holding a finger on
  • an already selected font will “reveal” the Canvas, so that user
  • can see selected font in action. It’s identical to touching a
  • “blue eye” icon in the right top corner.
  • + Fix: memory usage when cropping and applying filters.
  • + Note: when watermarking videos, Resize and Filter watermarks are ignored.
  • Those are only for watermarking photos. At least for now. If users’ll want
  • it, we can add it later.
  • + Fix: watermark “center” position bug.
  • + Added: “Dotted outline” around the currently opened photo can now
  • be red (out of memory due to a CROP or FILTER watermarks),
  • green (resized with “Crop” watermark), or blue (default).
  • + Fix: crash when opening large photos (panoramas for example).
  • + Fix: missing photo in Photos app extension.
  • + Fix: “portrait” video orientation now works OK.
  • + Fix: crash when opening a Video Info panel (usually after
  • watermarking a video).
  • + Tweak: Minimum font size made even smaller.
  • + Many other changes, improvements, tweaks, etc.
Version 2.2   Release Date: 5/07/15
  • + Fix: audio cut when writing MP4 video files.
  • + Fix: freeze when opening “edited” photos.
  • + Fix: arc-text watermark opacity corrected on a watermarked image.
  • + Fix: issue with photo opening with iOS 8.2
  • + Fix: watermarking a video no longer creates an extra file.
  • + Fix: video frame dimensions are now correct, and will not decrease after watermarking.
  • + Fix: some more absolute-metrics-mode fixes.
  • + Added: “Show latest “Message of the Day” in About panel.
  • + Added: downloadable “Image of the Day”.
  • + Fix: extra-large font issues solved.
  • + Fix: “Auto-Radius” (ex-“Size To Fit”) calculation in Arc Text Watermarks.
  • + Added Please rate the App. 
  • + Added: “Message of the Day” viewer.
  • + ...and numerous small fixes and tweaks.
  • + Fix: GPS location is back in the Photo Info panel.
  • + Fix: default (bundled) watermarks are back.
  • + Fix: rotated watermarks are now properly constrained within the Canvas.
  • + Added: “Metrics: Absolute (pixels) vs Relative ({syntax error}% of photo size)” property.
  •   Works with all the “visible” watermark types.
  •   “Absolute” metrics mode make all sizes/positions independent of photo size.
  •   I.e. watermark size and position will remain the same for all photos, unlike
  •   “Relative” mode, where watermark size/position are affected by photo dimensions.
  •   In the past we only had a “Relative” mode, but some users requested an “Absolute” one.
Version 2.0   Release Date: 3/23/15
  • + Added “Exported Video Format: QuickTime/MP4/M4V” setting in prefs.
  • + One can now type in image scale greater than 100 (its slider’s maximum) - up to 300.
  • Typed in value can also contain a floating point dot. So that typed in scale can
  • be a floating point value, like 100.5.
  • + Angle can be typed in as a floating point value, like 45.71
  • + When typed in, Font Size can also be a floating point value, and it can go
  • outside of its slider’s range: (8-255), up to (6-512).
  • + Added: Finished with Video Info panel. It now displays a photo location,
  • and all kinds of metadata.
  • + Added: Preview video using a slider in Video Info panel.
  • + Fixed: “Free version banner” is no longer upside-down on watermarked videos.
  • + Fixed: Disappearing text watermark on video.
  • + Added: “Emboss” and “Engrave” properties for Text and ArcText watermarks.
  • + Added: “Unit Size (pixels vs image size percentage)” property for Border watermarks.
  • + Fixed: “missing text shadow on final watermarked image” bug.
  • + Fix: Compress all the art, fixed art being packaged twice. The app size decreased from 130 Mb to 57Mb.
  • + Improved Photos app extension: Warns when photo is too large to watermark within the Photos app; improved stability.
  • + Fixed “double-export-to-photo-roll” bug.
  • + Vector clip-art improvements.
  • + “Backdrop” color option for Vector watermarks allows sticker-like watermark.
  • + Don’t let device go to sleep with watermarking.
  • + Memory related fixes.
  • + Fixed disappearing text during batch processing… Hopefully, now for good.
  • + Added image reducer in Photos extension, to avoid “out of memory” crashes.
  • + Speed up watermarks saving and loading by switching to binary file format.
  • + New Vector Watermark art: Creative Commons.
  • + LOTS more Vector Watermark art.
  • + Text watermark color fix (iOS7).
  • + AirDrop export crash fix.
  • + Photos App Extension: crash fix.
  • + Photos App Extension: fix Vector Watermarks not being displayed.
  • + Added “Duplicate” button to the right-swipe gesture on Watermarks List panel.
  • + Fix help HTML anchors; Add Border and Vector watermarks help. (Julian)
  • + New “Border” watermark type uses vector graphic for maximum output accuracy. Bundled with 20+ border vector graphics.
  • + New “Vector” watermark. Also uses vector graphics. Graphic can be browsed in a bundled folder-based library of vector images.
  • + Monochrome Vector Watermark images have “Fill Color” and “Stroke Color” options; while Colored ones can be “Tint”-ed.
  • + Converted many bundled watermarks from bitmaps to vectors.
  • + New “horizontal/vertical mirror” setting for Graphic and Vector watermarks.
  • + Added “%WCNT” tag that allows to number exported photos.
  • + Fix: “disappearing text watermarks” bug.
  • + Add Credits to About panel, crediting vector art sources.
  • + Export to Instagram.
  • + Customer Support / “attach image” fix.
  • + Added “text alignment” property (for a multi-line text).
  • + Improved text font selector UI.
  • + Allow non-integer font size. Increase allowed font size range that can be typed in.
  • + Added “preview eye” button on Watermark Properties panels. Touch and hold it to “reveal the canvas”.
  • + Added “Duplicate” button when right-swiping a watermark in the Watermarks List panel.
  • + No need to reopen a watermarked photo to see its updated metadata and stegomark.
  • + Auto-position tweaks.
  • + Better GPS location text in Photo Info panel (limits to city area, not a full address).
  • + And many other little fixes and tweaks.
  • + Thanks to the great users of iW+ and especially the beta test crew.
  • + Please take the time to review iW+ and tell your friends about this latest update. More to come....
Version 1.5   Release Date: 1/02/15
  • + Position panel designed better, it's easier to grasp the way it works.
  • + Fix: graphic watermark thumbnails now appear correctly (they were missing)
  • + Fix: canceling video watermarking used to crash sometimes, it's been fixed.
  • + Fix: device rotation is disabled while watermarking a video (it used to create non-watermarked frames right after device got rotated)
  • + Fix: arc-text opacity was not correct when watermarking a video. now fixed.
  • + Scanning signature shows a message box asking user to first use contrast slider ("Don't show again")
Version 1.3   Release Date: 1/02/15
  • + Arc-text improvements ("size to fit" "inner circle").
  • + Smoother finger tracking: resolved scaling/rotating/panning gesture conflicts.
  • + Rotation snaps to 45 degrees angle increments.
  • + Fixed importing from PhotoStream.
  • + In color picker more options. Now selection via RGB color editor, including "Hex" notation.
  • + GPS-map shows photo location in PhotoInfo panel.
  • + Warn user when exporting a photo without any selected watermarks.
  • + Watermarking video progress shows approximate estimated time.
  • + Fixed text/arc-text watermarks not being rendered on a final image sometimes.
  • + Fixed iPad device rotation bug (square clip)
  • + Fixed movie watermarking: movie being upside down.
  • + Fixed movie picker on iPad (was not able to pick a video, works ok now).
  • + Fixed: Extension shows black screen on Done.
  • + Fixed iPad device rotation bug (square clip)
  • + "Tell a Friend" added in About Box.
  • + Many more "tags" added (for text watermark, "Insert Tag" button) including "PLOC" (photo location) and "WLOC" (watermarking location).
  • + Watermarked photos into a "Watermark+" album as well as the usual camera album for easy access, organization and convenience.
Version 1.2   Release Date: 1/02/15
  • - text on an arc, new watermark type added is the 5th watermark type. now add curved text to any photo.
  • - now watermark videos. select open video to start. all 5 visible watermarks (text, graphic, signature, QR, and text on arc) can be used to watermark video. invisible watermarks (stegomark and metadata) on video not possible at this time. no video watermarking thru the extension into other apps yet.
  • - a variety of fixes and improvements.
  • - info panel for selected video. shows size, date, etc
  • - checkbox for removal of gps data in photos is in the preferences.
  • - many more metadata tags added for use in text watermarks.
Version 1.0.2   Release Date: 1/02/15
  • - increased number to 262 fonts. this is 212 + 50 iOS fonts = 262 total fonts. more then any other app.
  • - increased font sizes and font size field
  • - more metadata tags. added Canon and Nikon specific tags. added CIFF and DDNG tags.
  • - QR watermark adjustable border added.
  • - iPad screenshots for the store added.
Version 1.0.1   Release Date: 11/16/14
  • - first version.