o 14-Mar-2017, v1.8
o This version
contains full support for Android 7+ split screen, aka
multi-window mode. Please read known
o "Program Settings / Side-by-side panels / Auto" now uses
screen width (or window width in Android 7+) rather than
device orientation to choose the number of panels to display.
One, two, or three panels may be displayed. Previously, only
one or three panels would be displayed. You still may have to
change the number of visible panels or individual panel widths
for best usability.
o The default thumbnail size and the default font size have
been reduced to better suit current screen resolutions. Use
"Program Settings" to change them to your liking.
o Fixed: On Android 7+ in split-screen mode, the secondary app
windows (metadata compare, slideshow, etc.) did not correctly
respond to resize operations, e.g., resizing from half screen
to three quarters screen.
o Fixed: On Android 7+ in split-screen mode, the "App may not
work in split-screen" warning no longer appears.
o Fixed: Display of a large number of search results was slow
and was not interruptible. (It still may be slow, but you can
now scroll the results or cancel by navigating away.)
o Fixed: Search results were not invalidated, as they needed
to be, after a Program Settings / Metadata or Labels change.
o 28-Jan-2017, v1.7
o Fixed: On Android 7.0 and later, the dialog boxes for Program
Settings / Menu / "Import Settings" and "Export Settings" were
missing fields and buttons.
o Fixed: Commas were incorrectly removed from abbreviation
o Fixed: When appending or removing keywords using
abbreviations, a space was required after "+++" or "---".
o 21-Dec-2016, v1.6
o Android 4.1 or later is required for this version of
FastPhotoTagger. Earlier Android versions should use
o The application file (apk) supports both ARM and x86 CPU
o On the Metadata Panel, you may now append to or remove from
current metadata values as well as replace them. This is
especially useful for adding new keywords or deleting old
keywords in a set of photos. See User Guide.
o The table displayed by "Compare Metadata" is now editable. You
may edit metadata values cell by cell like a spreadsheet. See
o In the Photo Viewer, a single tap on the photo will display
your chosen metadata as an overlay.
o In Program Settings/Colors, a Theme option has been added.
Selecting a theme sets all colors in a consistent way. You may
still change individual colors as you wish.
o "Program Settings" has been added to the program menu.
o Dutch and Greek translations of the user interface are now
o Fixed: Some folder moves from SD card to primary storage
o Fixed: The progress bar was not updated during some SD card
o Fixed: Some missing German translations were added.
o 20-Aug-2016, v1.5
o In the Photo Viewer, image zooming has been improved for
JPG and PNG files.
o Clicking the file panel title now briefly displays the full
folder path at the top of the display.
o Fixed: On secondary (external) SD cards, Save-As in text
editor did not work.
o Fixed: On some systems running Android 6.0, SD cards could not
be given write permission.
o 18-Mar-2016, v1.4
o Secondary (external) SD cards are now supported on Android
5.0+. Use the "Open Image Folder" button on the home panel to
give FastPhotoTagger permission to write on the SD card. See
o Changed: The program icon has been updated.
o Fixed: Slideshows of multiple Tiff images in one file did not
o Fixed: View image could fail with many, quick View/Backs in
o Fixed: The device might go to sleep during long metadata
change operations. (The screen still may go dark but the
o Fixed: "Wait..." messages may no longer be hidden by tapping
on the screen. Hiding the "Wait..." message obscured the fact
that operations were still running.
o 14-Jan-2016, v1.3
o Panel sizes may now be adjusted. Clicking on a vertical
panel dividing line reveals a "grabber." Press on a grabber and
drag the dividing line to a new position. See User Guide.
Android 3.0 or higher is required for this feature.
o The selection status has moved from a small space at the
bottom of the file panel to a larger space at the top next to
the program name.
o The action bar commands now change to reflect item selection.
o File copy, move, and delete operations are much faster.
o Changed: The format of View All Metadata has changed. The new
format is faster when there is a lot of metadata.
o Changed: FastPhotoTagger no longer writes abbreviations to the
o Fixed: Device architecture values "aarch*" were not recognized
as ARM devices.
o Fixed: The font color on the metadata panel did not respond to
o Fixed: The "Focused" color could not be restored to its
default without a program restart.
o Fixed: Tiff files inside zip files could not be viewed.
o 01-Dec-2015, v1.2
o The interface for selecting file items has changed to be
closer to Android recommendations. (I apologize for any
confusion this causes.) See User Guide.
--When nothing is selected: short press opens or views the item.
Use short press on a folder icon to navigate the file system..
--When something is selected: short press selects or unselects
--Long press unselects everything and selects the item.
--Back key unselects everything.
o A "Compare Metadata" command has been added to the program
menu. Select 2 to 8 files and then invoke the command.
o Many TIFF files are now displayed by FastPhotoTagger. See
Installation notes and User Guide. Multiple Tiff images in one
file may be viewed as a slideshow.
o Program Settings for side-by-side panels have changed. You may
now specify 1, 2, or 3 panels visible as well as an automatic
o Many metadata values are now presented in words instead of
their internal numeric value, e.g., Flash: "On, Return detected"
instead of "15".
o An x86 version of FastPhotoTagger is available on the project
o Fixed: When not using abbreviations, metadata changes where
the new value had leading or trailing spaces were incorrectly
reported to fail.
o Fixed: Some file management operations did not work when the
file panel was not selected. The menu button now automatically
selects the file panel.
o 20-Oct-2015, v1.1
o This revision is specifically for x86 / Atom / Intel
devices running Android 4.1 and higher.
o Many TIFF files are now displayed by FastPhotoTagger. See
Installation notes and User Guide. Multiple Tiff images in one file may be
viewed as a slideshow.
o 12-Sep-2015, v1.0
o You may now specify metadata tags using Exiftool group 0
and/or 1 group names. Examples: EXIF:IFD0:ModifyDate,
EXIF:ModifyDate, IFD0:ModifyDate. See User Guide,
o The "View all Metadata" command now displays Exiftool group 0
and 1 names.
o Fixed: Images might be copied more than once from text
messages to the Download folder after viewing an image with
"FastPhotoTagger", switching applications, and then returning to
o Fixed: Image thumbnails were sometimes lost
after exiting the text editor.
o Fixed: Email attached text files could not be opened by
the text editor.
o Fixed: Returning to FastPhotoTagger after switching
applications sometimes resulted in a "Nothing to rename"
o Fixed: Added a start-up test for ARM processors.
FastPhotoTagger only runs on ARM processors (until v1.1),
o 09-Jun-2015, v0.4 Beta
o Changed: The default side-by-side mode and default font
size were changed for tablet-sized devices.
o 08-Jun-2015, v0.3 Beta
o Changed: The internal manifest file was modified for
Google Play Store purposes. No feature changes were made.
o 30-May-2015, v0.2 Beta
o Changed: The View menu item now only appears if one file
o Fixed: On the "View All Metadata" screen, if a group contained
multiple tags with the same name, only one tag was displayed.
o Fixed: Error messages were written to the log file for file
operations that were not errors, such as cancelling a copy or
o Fixed: Navigating to the root folder caused an error message
to be written to the log file.
o Fixed: When viewing the contents of a zip file, selections
were lost when the sorting method was changed.
o 15-May-2015, v0.1 Beta
o Fixed: Open with FastPhotoTagger of a DNG or RAW file from
another program failed if FastPhotoTagger was not already
o Fixed: Corrected version reporting on Help panel.
o Fixed: Optimized long press handling on Menu and Metadata
o Fixed: When sorting files by size or date, changing metadata
did not refresh the files list with the new order.
o Fixed: When viewing images in a zip file, the first image was
displayed rather than the selected image.
o Fixed: The status line (bottom of the file panel) was not
updated after the Select command.
o Fixed: At program start, the file panel was misaligned if the
file panel location was a .zip file.
o Fixed: A "cache read" error occurred in rare instances after a
o 29-Apr-2015, v0.0.3 Beta
o Slideshow and Slideshow Settings are now implemented.
o Search Metadata is now implemented.
o The context menu was folded into the main application menu.
o A long press on a folder or file item now selects/deselects
the item. Short press behavior is unchanged.
o Abbreviations are now temporarily written to the user's
personal dictionary and may appear as suggestions during typing.
o Enlarged the "Image Loading" icon.
o Added to the installation instructions.
o In Fast Tagger, abbreviations are now expanded when the next
image is swiped into view.
o On small screens in landscape mode, the keyboard no longer
fully hides the application.
o Upgraded Exiftool to v9.90.
o Reduced the .apk file size and the program memory
o Lower case abbreviations now match mixed-case and upper case
o Renamed the settings backup file from preferences.zip to
o Fixed: Some translations were updated.
o 24-Mar-2015, v0.0.2 Beta
o DNG and many RAW formats are now supported.
o Metadata and Labels for a folder are now cached on first visit
to a folder. Subsequent visits to the folder load much more
o Added Performance Tips to the User Guide.
o Added more information to the log file when writing metadata
o Added Top/Bottom choices to menu.
o Fixed: In Fast Tagger mode, the metadata changes against the
last file were not written to the image.
o Fixed: Some translations were updated.
o 28-Feb-2015, v0.0.1
o First beta release.
o Slide show is not implemented.
o Search metadata is not implemented.