Xequte December Newsletter: All the best for the holidays...

20 December 2011


In this Issue:

  • MailList King V10.48 Released
  • DVD PixPlay V7.04 Released
  • ImageEn Updates
  • Program Tips
  • Removing yourself from this List


Dear Xequte Software User,

Well as we come to the end of 2011 I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weihnachten, Kul 'am wa antum bi khayr, Buon Natale, Shana Tova or Seasons Greetings!

Please view our Christmas card :-)

Christmas for me is a contrast between the traditional and the secular.  On the years we visit my parents we gorge on the traditional oversized Christmas dinner of ham, roast vegetables and salad followed by pavlova and ice cream (starting about 2pm and often taking more than an hour).

Other years we host my wife's extended family and generally this means a big barbeque lunch.  So while you may be dreaming of a white Christmas, I will be wishing for one that is fine and hot so I can eat bangers and quaff beer under the sun.

Waffling Anecdote Warning:

As a teenager I got a job on a Japanese ski-field during the Northern winter, but when we turned up in early December there was not a hint of snow and it was hot enough for us to work in our T-shirts.  As the weeks wore on the unseasonably warm weather continued and management began to fret.  On Christmas day after working under the sun the company put on a special Christmas dinner for us.  It was an impressive feast for a chef who had had no first-hand experience with western food and as we ate, drank and celebrated the snow finally began to fall.  My first white Christmas :-)

Thank you for your support in 2011 and all the best for 2012.



Nigel Cross
Xequte Software


* MailList King V10.48 Released

MailList King allows you to manage and communicate with a mailing list from your own computer.  V10.48 is a small update with various improves and bug fixes.

Top Five Changes:

1.     New member sending option: When sending to a group, also send to its sub-groups

2.     When adding to the blocked address list MLK can automatically remove any new items from your mailing list

3.     Improved automatic email address checking including fixing inadvertent use of a foreign character (e.g. ö instead of o)

4.     Letter editor now fully supports DOCX format

5.     Compatibility improvements for Outlook 2010 64bit

Complete Change List: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/changes.html

More Info and Evaluation download: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/download.html

Registered Users: You can download the update by selecting Help > Check for Updates or by completing the following form:


Upgrades:  http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/upgrade.html


* DVD PixPlay V7.04 Released

DVD PixPlay allows you to create slideshow discs from your digital photos and videos for playback on DVD players and computers.  Over the last couple of months we have released v7.03 and v7.04 to improve functionality.

Top Five Recent Changes:

1.     Many improvements to importation of PowerPoint presentations

2.     PixPlay automatically downsizes very large images when adding them to a project

3.     Total overhaul of Program Options dialog to make it more logical

4.     Better memory handling for very large images when burning

5.     Automatically relocates music files when the project folder has been moved

Complete Change List:  http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/changes.html

More info and download:  http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/

(Simply install the new version over your old one.  No new key is required if you are already using v5.*).

Upgrades:  http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/upgrade.html


* ImageEn V4.0.2

ImageEn is a photo editing and processing library for Delphi, .NET and ActiveX developers.  In November we released V4.0.2.

Top Five Changes:

1.     Delphi XE2 (32 bit) support

2.     Support for the new IEVision Advanced Functionality add-on

3.     New transition effects: Cube Rotate, Soft Wipe and Twist transitions

4.     Insertion of transition frames with TImageEnMView and saving of transition frames to file with TImageEnProc

5.     New helper units for advanced EXIF and IPTC handling, providing such functions as input/output of fields to string grids

Change History: http://www.imageen.com/info/history.html

This is a free update for all purchasers in the past 12 months. You can download the update by completing the following form:


Other users can extend their registration at:


More Information: http://www.imageen.com


* ImageEn V4.1.0 Beta 2

We also have v4.1.0 beta releases available adding XE2 64bit support and a new generic interface to all acquisition sources.

You can receive automatic notifications of ImageEn updates by signing up at:



* Program Tips

- DVD PixPlay: Using the embedded (IPTC) Description of Images

The IPTC fields are used by many applications for storage of such data as descriptions (such as Smart Pix Manager, MegaView, Photoshop and Picasa).  With DVD PixPlay it is possible to display these embedded descriptions during your slideshow.

After adding images to your project in the normal way, select Edit > Specify Frame Captions, then choose the custom text item.  When you click OK you will see in the bottom right of the main window a small box where you can specify a custom caption.  It will already be filled with the description retrieved from the IPTC data, but you can further change it to your requirements.


- MailList King: Mistyped Email Addresses

Everyone who manages a mailing list will understand just how frequently people mistype their own email addresses; adding spaces, leaving out periods, misspelling mail, etc. 

When MLK encounters a bad email address it adds it to the Error lists (View > History and Errors) so you can review the erroneous items and reprocess any that you can fix.

MLK also includes an option to automatically fix common misspelling (in View > Options, Database) this uses a set of rules to resolve know failures, forgetting the dot before .com, inadvertent use of foreign characters (e.g. ö instead of o), etc.


- Smart Pix/MegaView: Marking files for deletion

Do you ever find yourself working through a folder, selecting files here and there and performing the same action on them (such as moving, deleting or rotating them)?  Wouldn't it be good if you could just mark the files as you go and then move/delete/rotate them all at once?  Well you can.  The answer lies in the use of Favorites mode.  Don't be locked into thinking that the Favorites should just be used to bookmark files you often refer to; you can also use it for general file marking.

The steps are as follows:

1. Clear your Favorites list by selecting the Favorites tab and clicking "Clear All"

2. Return to folders mode and every time you reach a file that you want to mark, click the "Add to Favorites" button on the toolbar (or use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+B)

3. When you have finished, select the Favorites tab, click Ctrl+A to select all of the files and perform your editing function




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