GERBING Software


 

Known problems and their solution

Change history

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Version 15.0.0 since february 07th 2017

-Fast shortcut for displaying the GEO position 'Ctrl + G'

-You can search for fotos with GEO position which are located in an area which is drawn on a map. (Only in the Professional version)

-Thumbnails are saved for each year folder in the subfolder ...\GerbingThumbs\...

-Improved communication with exiftool in program fotosmdb.exe in function EXIF/IPTC...

-From windows 10 you can work with video thumbnails

 

Version 14.2.1 since august 30th 2016

-You can now search for file type in the search mask

-'More filters...' have been extended by the search for width/height/duration of a foto or video

-Improvement with automatic keyword allocation from EXIF fields or IPTC fields. The program remembers the assignments you made when you first configured the assignments and provides them in subsequent cases again

 

Version 14.2.0 since december 11th 2015

-Show GEO position of JPG photos(GPS coordinates) on a map.

-Revision of the function EXIF/IPTC... in FotosMdb. Works now with exiftoll by Phil Harvey.

 

Version 14.1.1 since July 13th 2015

-Supports now Windows 10

-Optionally with/without Thumbnails

-Fixed bug: In some fotos the IPTC fields were not shown.

 

Version 14.0.7 since January 10th 2015

-New menu 'reset all'

 

Version 14.0.5 since September 4th 2014

-Fixed bug: In some fotos the EXIF fields were shown incomplete.
-Fixed bug: When adding fotos/videos to the database very long filenames were ignored.

-The window 'details of the current image' now reacts to function keys.

 

Version 14.0.4 since June 2nd 2014

-From now on mp4 videos are supported, from now on you can also manage doc files or docx files.

-To select a particular foto/video in the list window you can now use a simple click instead of double-clicking

 

Version 14.0.2 since February 2nd 2014

-Since version 14.0.2 we have improved copy and paste function in the list window by multiple selection (multi-select). The selected contents of a cell has to be prepared for subsequent insertion. To do this, simultaneously press the 'Ctrl' and 'multiplication sign on the numeric keypad' button. The prepared contents of a cell is inserted in all other cells of the same column, which have been selected by the user with multiple selection. Multiple selections can be reached by clicking on a row selector and then click on another row selector at the same time holding the Shift + Ctrl keys.

 

Version 14.0.1 since October 9th 2013

-small corrections

 

Version 14.0.0 since June 20th 2013

-All gerbingsoft programs are unicode-enabled from now.

-Improved display of the EXIF fields, from now the GPS data is shown.

 

Version 13.5.5 since March 9th 2013

-Videos are adjusted during playback with the internal media player to fit the screen.

-The current line in the filenames list is now marked in black.

-In the professional version the search can be limited to one random foto/video per year.

Version 13.5.4 since November 18th 2012

-Supports now Windows8.

-When entering search criteria:Keywords can now be preselected based on a given year.

 

Version 13.5.1 since June 12th 2012

-Native data types are now 'BMP', 'CUR', 'DIB', 'EMF', 'GIF', 'ICO', 'JPG', 'PNG', 'TIF', 'WMF'.

-Displaying images by zoom function was improved for the native data types. When zooming in the smoothing function is used, so there will be no squares.

 

Version 13.4.0 since February 14th 2012

-There is a sql server version

-The user can select an external mediaplayer of his own choice to play videos.

-Disposal of waste in Fotosmdb.exe (Check4, Check5, CheckD, CheckI)

-Office 2003 or higher is no longer required

 

Version 13.3.21 since November 15th 2011

-The constraint on 32bit operating systems is removed, instead in Windows 7, the installation of Microsoft Office 2003 or higher is required.

 

Version 13.3.20 since July 02nd 2011

-More convenience when using screens with 1920 x 1080 pixels. Starting from version 3.13.20 all the available programs on www.gerbingsoft.de consider the DPI settings (Control Panel -> Display -> Advanced -> DPI setting). If the software detects that the user is working with DPI> 96, the font size is increased. The user can choose whether he wants to increase or not. Therefore from version 3.13.20 the screen resolution must be 1024 x 768 or higher (at DPI setting =96) or 1280 x 800 (at DPI setting> 96)

 

Version 13.3.19 since February 17th 2011

-error when changing the language removed

-improvements for multi user environment

 

Version 13.3.18 since December 21th 2010

-new function: random sequence during automatic diashow

-square zoom is now drawing a rectangle according to the real screen resolution

-runtime error in FotosMdb.exe removed

-Thumbnail in filenames list was enlarged

-improvements for multi user environment

 

Version 13.3.17 since August 27th 2010
-small corrections

Version 13.3.16 since March 13th 2010
-To work with Vista and Windows7 a manifest was inserted. Thus, the user is prompted to start the program as an administrator.
-The call option /WRITE is removed from the program. It was a relict from Windows95/98, when it was still difficult using the operating system, to deny a user access to database data. Today, it is easy to use NTFS permissions to differentiate whether a user can gain access to the database or not.

Version 13.3.15 since January 20th 2010

In the Professional Version it is possible to start a sound file connected to the image automatically when the image is displayed.

-removed sometimes disproportioned display of images when using wide flatscreens

 

Version 13.3.13 since September 05th 2009

-removed sometimes blocking after a click on a column header in list window

-removed sometimes blocking after a click on the export button

-removed sometimes disproportioned display of images when using wide flatscreens

 

Version 13.3.12 since May 06th 2009

-small corrections

 

Version 13.3.11 since February 24th 2009

-addition of the freeware 'GERBING BatchHistogramCorrection' into the installation package.

 

Version 13.3.10 since Oktober 10th 2008

-small corrections

 

Version 13.3.9 since September 10th 2008
-better solution for playing videos. The user can select now 3 players.
internal media player 6.4
internal media player 10 and above
external media player
-improved hints, if a user is working with restricted rights

 

Version 13.3.8 since August 03rd 2008

-small corrections

 

Version 13.3.7 since June 15th 2008

-the following two new actions are available for the current foto/video:

Open RenamMdb for the actual file

Delete marked files(marker column) in data base and folder

-Some cosmetic corrections.

 

Version 13.3.6 since March 13th 2008

-More comfort on moving database fields back to IPTC fields of JPG fotos

 

Version 13.3.4 since January 17th 2008

-New RAW file formats are allowed with link data types: 3FR ARW CS1 CS4 CS16 DCS ERF MDF MEF SR2

-Move database fields back to IPTC fields of JPG fotos

 

Version 13.3.3 since November 29th 2007

-The user can now select the language at the first start of fotos.exe. There is a new menu in diashow.exe for the assoziation of image file types to diashow.exe.

 

Version 13.3.1 since October 25th 2007

-The user can now choose to play videos with the internal player or with the external Windos MediaPlayer. Use therefore the adjustments window

 

Version 13.3.0 since September 14th 2007

-The user can now see at once by the mouse icon what will be done by drawing the mouse (square-zoom, move the image or move the image with saving of the image positions).

-The adjustments window can now be opened over the menu. There is one new adjustment. The user can define what will be done at image loading with fotos smaller than the screen resolution (never zoom to fullscreen or zoom to fullscreen depending from a certain image width)

 

Since version 13.2.1 at December 05th 2006
EXIF fields and IPTC fields are supported. You can decide at the addition of new files into the data base from which EXIF fields or IPTC fields the contents shall be imported. At the display of found files you can display the accompanying EXIF fields or IPTC fields.

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Since version 13.2.1 at December 05th 2006
the following 5 actions are available for the current foto/video:
- Open the application that is connected with the filetype (format)
- Open the print program for the actual file
- Open the window 'new email'
- Open an explorer window where the actual file is selected
- Select only the records marked by marker column

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Release of GERBING Fotoalbum 13 Professional-Version at March 10th 2006

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Sharewareversion 13.0.1 is available for download at January 29th 2006

- Support of a variety of further file names extensions (file type/format) see Details

- Switch the language between German or English after the installation

- Export/Import with Drag&Drop

Instructions for users of the version 12.50.0 for the transition on version 13.0.1:

1. Save the files fotos.mdb and $fotos.mdb from the present fotalbum version 12.50.0 folder  to a suitable place.

2. Deinstall the program GERBING fotoalbum by means of adjustments > system control > software.

3. Install GERBING Fotoalbum 13.msi into the fotalbum version 12.50.0 folder. To do this you must intrude during the installation and not accept the suggested installation folder.

4. Copy back the files fotos.mdb and $fotos.mdb saved in step 1 into the fotalbum version 12.50.0 folder.

5. At the first start of fotos.exe version 13.0.1 you must agree to a data base customization.

The aim of this method is exchanging the old program files and help files for the new ones. It also would work, if you install GERBING Fotoalbum 13.msi into the suggested installation folder and then copy from there the program files and help files into your fotalbum version 12.50.0 folder.

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Known problems and their solution

 

2.1. Tool fotosmdb.exe: Why get I runtime error '3315' when generating new data records at fields which I want to leave empty and what can I do against this?

Solution: The problem disappears, if you change in the program fotos.exe the language once and then change back again.

 

2.2. When I click the Desktop icon 'GERBING Fotoalbum 15' I get the following error:

runtime error '-2147024770 (8007007e)':
Automation error

The specified module could not be found

Solution:

Go to Start, then click on Run and enter:
 regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\DAO\Dao360.dll"
 then click OK. If the file dao360.dll is located in a different folder or drive change the information accordingly. If you do not know where the file is on your computer do a go to Start, then Find, Files. And enter dao360.dll in the search.

 

2.3. When I click the Desktop icon 'GERBING Fotoalbum 15' I get the following error:

runtime error '-2147217865 (80040e37)':
The Microsoft Jet data base modul can not find die table or query 'EFotos'.

Make sure, that it exists and you did enter the correct name.

Solution:

If you have installed a MS Access, rename in the fotos.mdb the table 'ErsterStart' or 'FirstStart' into 'EFotos' und start the program again. If the error message now changes into 'Run time error '429': ActiveX Component can't create object', then go to Start, then click on Run and enter:
regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\DAO\Dao360.dll"
then click OK. If the file dao360.dll is located in a different folder or drive change the information accordingly. If you do not know where the file is on your computer do a go to Start, then Find, Files. And enter dao360.dll in the search. Then reinstall GERBING Fotoalbum 15.

 

2.4. When I click the Desktop icon 'GERBING Fotoalbum 15' I get the following error:

Run-time error '429':
ActiveX component can't create object.

Solution:

Go to Start, then click on Run and enter:
regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\DAO\Dao360.dll"
then click OK. If the file dao360.dll is located in a different folder or drive change the information accordingly. If you do not know where the file is on your computer do a go to Start, then Find, Files. And enter dao360.dll in the search. Then reinstall GERBING Fotoalbum 15.

If that will not help you probably need to muck a bit with MDAC.
See "https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/319844"

 

2.5. When I click the Desktop icon 'GERBING Fotoalbum 15' I get the following error:
runtime error '-2147221164(80040154)':
class not registered'

This problem is caused by Microsoft XP SP3 and happens if you install Windows XP by an installation DVD with integrated SP3 and if you install GERBING Fotoalbum 15 after that.
Solution:

As long as microsoft does not offer a solution go this way. Install windows XP by an installation DVD with maximum SP2 integrated. After that install GERBING Fotoalbum 15. After that install XP SP3.

 

2.6 When I click the Desktop icon 'GERBING Fotoalbum 15' I get the following error:

Error 1334 The file '[x]' cannot be installed because the file cannot be found in cabinet file '[y]'. This could indicate a network error, an error reading from the CD-ROM, or a problem with this package:

Solution:

Uninstall 'GERBING Fotoalbum 15' then reinstall it. Try to find installation remains in the registry and remove them.

 

2.7. When I click the Desktop icon 'GERBING Fotoalbum 15' I get the following error:

run-time error 339: Component CBLCtlsU.ocx or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid. Instead of CBLCtlsU.ocx may be another name.

Solution:

Start the program as administrator. Registration is performed by starting once as administrator. How you can start as administrator? Right click on the start icon and chose ‘start as administrator’. If you do not find this option press the shift key when you click the right mouse button.