Version 5.1.2

Version 5.1.2 is a maintenance release that introduces the following changes:

  • Fixed a memory leak when displaying maps.
  • Added support for photoset/gallery photos reordering using Date Taken/Upload.
  • Added ability to recurse inside subdirectories when uploading a directory (to be set in preferences)
  • Fixed a bug related to photo reordering when a visualization filter is applied.

Version 5.1.1

Version 5.1.1 is a maintenance release that introduces the following changes:

  • Fixed image flickering when scrolling with mouse wheel in dynamic layout.
  • Fixed a layout problem when there are empty groups in selection.

Version 5.1.0

Version 5.1.0 is a maintenance release that introduces the following changes:

  • Improvements in resolution of displayed images
    • Photo Browser now displays flickr large format if available (instead of medium format). Il large file format is not available, medium format is used.
    • Photo View now displays largest available image format (with the exclusion of the “original format”).
    • SlideShow now uses image formats in the following order: Very large, large, medium.
  • Fixed a bug in camera roll which prevented accurate date searches when certain dates were used (such as 31 December 2014)
  • Camera roll now uses a new graphical selector for dates.
  • Added new grid layout to Photo Browser.
  • Fixed a memory leak in Photo Downloader.
  • Photo Downloader now restores last selected destination path.
  • Fixed bugs and race conditions in Photo Downloader.
  • Photos added to Photo downloader are now added using selection order.
  • New option to remove user notifications of photos uploaded with error.
  • Fixed white screen in Photo View when a video is selected. Notes are now disabled for videos.
  • Timezones are now respected in Camera Roll when “Upload date” sorting is selected.
  • Fixed some drag&drop issues in Photo Browser.
  • Statistics view now uses monospaced font.

Version 5.0.2

Version 5.0.2 is a maintenance release that addresses some bugs and introduces a couple of new UI changes.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a memory leak in photo downloader
  • Photo downloader now uses the same concurrency setting defined for uploads. I have been notified that a large batch of concurrent downloads may fail with timeouts. Now, it’s possible to fine tune number of concurrent downloads according to your network bandwidth
  • Fixed a bug which prevented F-Stop to download “Untitled” photos owned by user with screenname containing “.” or /”
  • Fixed layout of vertical auxiliary views of photosets and groups
  • Fixed a bug in drag&drop of photos from Photosets auxiliary view (Photos not in sets)
  • Fixed some bugs in map annotations in Upload view

New UI changes:

  • Map shown in photo view now displays photo thumbnails.
  • Added shortcut for Quick Editor in photo tile

Version 5.0.1

Version 5.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes a couple of critical bugs.

Main bug fix is related to Minimum System Version. Because of a mistake on my side, I have released version 5.0 without updating minimum OSX version. This caused Mac App Store to notify Yosemite users about this upgrade also if it’s not compatible with Yosemite.

Second major change fixes crashes happening when exploding tags in navigator view of photos view.

As minor change, I have added Ease In Ease Out timing function to drawers animation

Version 5.0 on Yosemite

Due to a mismatch between some Xcode settings and F-Stop info files, Mac App Store is reporting that F-Stop version 5.0 is able to run on Yosemite and App Store application on Yosemite could propose an upgrade to version 5.

Please do not upgrade as F-Stop version 5 is not compatible with Yosemite. In case you already upgraded, please restore version 4.1.4 from a backup.

A fix is ongoing for this problem and I apologize for any issue it caused. If you need more support on this matter, please drop me an email to bugs at

Update: Version 5.0 has been removed from the list of downloadable version. If you are on Yosemite and need to restore version 4.1.4 please follow actions described in this Apple support article

Version 5.0

Version 5.0 is a new major release of F-Stop. This release introduces some important changes. If you are interested in technical details please see this post.
Here are the changes:

Changes for the end user

  • OSX 10.11 El Capitan required
  • New graphical interface for Image Browser.
  • Videos can now be played within Image Browser
  • Improved performance of Photo Downloader. Downloads are executed concurrently with a progress bar for each download
  • Improved upload performance with concurrent uploads (Max 10 concurrent uploads. To be set in preferences)
  • Added ability to specify geolocation in Uploads and in Metadata Editor
  • Improved editing of tags when Photo View is displaying a selection
  • Improved animation of sidebars
  • QuickEditor is now displayed using CMD+Left Click on a Photo (instead of a long left click)
  • User definable default custom size for uploads
  • Removed support for Google Maps

Under the hood changes:

  • Removed all deprecated methods of old releases of OSX including NSURLConnection
  • Increased logical separation between application modules using Frameworks
  • Fixed a bug when displaying Total in statistics view
  • Fixed some memory leaks
  • Fixed a bug when displaying notes in Photo View
  • Fixed a crash when starting slideshow in Photo View
  • Other minor bug fixes


This is the how F-Stop version 5 looks like.

Main View version 5.0


Version 4.1.4

Version 4.1.4 is a maintenance release that fixes a critical bug in backups: due to a change in a Flickr api named flickr.people.getPhotos, F-Stop routine that checks for photos to backup is not able to terminate and runs indefinitely.

Version 4.1.4 introduces another change: now backed up files have their creation date set to EXIF Date Time Original if available.

This is version is going to be released next week (assuming Apple will approve it)

Version 4.1.3

Version 4.1.3 is a small maintenance release. Details follow.

  • Fixed an exception raised when an invalid page number is inserted in page number field
  • Fixed some warnings on startup
  • Fixed a bug in search that prevented tag mode (any, all) to work properly

Version 4.1.2

Version 4.1.2 is a small maintenance release. Details follow.

  • Fixed another “skipped file counter” bug which displays an abnormal big number (in upload view) the first time an incremental upload is started for a directory
  • Fixed an auto layout bug triggered by displaying upload preferences
  • Fixed a bug which prevented manual change of page number in search photo view
  • Fixed a bug which allowed to populate editable field in search photo view also when there wasn’t any search selected. Now criteria fields are hidden when there is no selection
  • Restored “parameterless search” alert when user tries to make a search without parameters. This time, alert is less intrusive than the one in previous versions of F-Stop
  • Fixed a memory allocation problem in canvas view of Stacks
  • Fixed a memory leak during incremental uploads
  • Fixed a memory allocation problem in application delegate