Faster thumbnail creation

Thumbnail creation is finally faster (in most cases).  That's something I wanted to do since a while.

BT747 now tries to use the thumbnail data that is already in the JPG files to create its own thumbnail.  That avoids the requirement to read the entire JPG file to do that.

That's available starting from version 2.X.1763 .

Windows Automatic Port finding feature in new Release

BT747 evolves constantly (2.X.*), but this evolution will impact most windows users in a positive way, and existing users must learn this information or it would remain hidden from them.

In the case where you are using USB to connect your passive tracking device to the computer, BT747 is now capable of finding the corresponding serial port itself.  You will still need to select the right connection speed though.

Physikator's picture

Great stuff

It is fascinating how someone puts so much effort and time into such a nice piece of software. I'm no programmer myself, but I did work in software testing some time ago, so I will try to help as best as I can.

My picture shows Ping, who likes to show me the way (sitting on a map). Holly (not shown, my Holux M241) later tells me where I actually was. Ping ususally disagrees ...

Say Kookoo to a tracked cat

This is a nice one to share.  Wondering where his cat was hanging out when he was away for several days, this guy (Mark Spezio) decided to attach a tracking device to his cat.  The IEEE made a nice audio commented photo/video report of it:

Now he isn't using BT747 - if he were he could reduce the side effect of these large spikes on his track.  And as far as the device is concerned, I couldn't make out which one he is using.  Hints welcome.

mdeweerd's picture

GPSLog Labs - Another site to share tracks

GPSLog Labs is another site where you can store your tracks that is well worth a visit.  It analyses your track to find positions where you stopped and splits the track in several subsections.

The site is pretty responsive too.

I added this to the list of sites where you can share your tracks.

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