Current Release: 03.01
About the 3.1 Release
This minor release was primarily driven by two issues in the 3.0 release:
Error In Media Counts Corrupting Files In very specific cases where the second or later
subdirectory under a directory segment was fusked, the counts of images, videos, frames, and pages
under the directory would be wrong. This information was used in creating the .ispc file and made
it unreadable if saved by the 3.0 version.
Split Directory Segments Would Not Merge With Frames and Pages This relatively simple
mistake was completely overlooked by our testing of 3.0.
Though these issues affected some of our biggest users, they will probably be over shadowed for most
users by the inclusion of a few nifty new features:
Cut/Copy/Paste - anyone
manually building fusks will be thrilled with this feature!
Truly Dynamic Image/Video Sizing - You can now configure the Images/Videos on the generated
HTML pages to change size in real time with changes in the browser window size!
Improved Replace Text - You can now replace text in the video posters, frame descriptions,
and page descriptions. What's more - you can chose which fields to apply the replacement to.
About the 3.0 Release
We need say but one word for this release: VIDEO
This release breaks the bounds of fusking precedent and goes beyond images to video, including frame video.
The introduction of URL data types to the fusker collection comes with support for HTML5.0 as well as
tools specific to popular Tube Sites and takes Image Surfer Pro well beyond any other fusker service. Here
is a brief summary of what you can look forward to when upgrading to the 3.0 release:
URL Data Types! A concept built from the ground up, each path through your fusker
collection now represents one of four data types: Video, Frame, Image, or Page, rather than
simply assuming each URL represents an image. Each of the URL types can be fusked and each
can be displayed side by side with the other data types. Collect all of the content you
desire in one tool!
Videos! The first fusker implementation to support fusking MP4 files in the HTML5.0
<Video> tags. Image Surfer Pro searches the HTML code of the pages it processes for any
reference to an MP4 file and can add them to your fusker collections.
Tube Sites & Frames! Much of the video on the web is in fact not provided in the
form of MP4 files. Instead it as frame data. Most Tube Sites (including YouTube) provide what
they call Embed Code for their videos and Image Surfer Pro provides the URL Capture bar
to process this code and add the frame video to your fusker collection.
Pages! Adding a webpage to your fusker collection is not at all like adding the page
as a bookmark or favorite. As a part of a fusker collection the page is displayed within a
frame, multiple pages can be displayed in a single browser window amid images and videos.
More control over the visualization pages. You can now control the size of images
on guide pages and expanded views. This functionality was expanded to videos and frames as
Complete release details for all releases are available on these
Release Notes pages.
The following list of items describes the set of issues which are known
to exist in the current release.
Not all video is supported. In this initial release supporting video and frames, some
types of video is yet to be supported. Video is currently displayed on the Internet in a myriad of ways
and we wanted to get this first release supporting video out to our users, so we had to compromise on
what could be contained in this release. As it currently stands we feel we have addressed the most
prominent ways of displaying video, but will be working in future releases to extend support to other
forms of video.
Directed Search reports insufficient memory. In some of our testing of this release
we have occasionally found sites that when submitted to a directed search has caused this error. We
have been unable to determine how the memory is being consumed. Even when we remove any our processing
other than simply navigating from page to page the same errors can occur. We will continue to
investigate this issue in future releases.
3.1 Force Split conflicts with 2.1 Best Match. The introduction of the forced split
to propagate split directory structure on non-matching directory segments has created an artificial
best match with any split directory with matching first characters. This artificial best match means
the merging segment will pick the first split directory with matching characters rather than the
split directory with the most matching characters. As a work around, order your split directories
such that the longest string with matching first characters is listed first.
Enhanced Protected Mode in IE10 or later running on 64bit versions of Windows8 or later
is incompatible with Image Surfer Pro.
Unfortunately we have been unable to work out a solution with Microsoft for changes they made to
Enhanced Protected Mode. The latest updates from Microsoft prevent IE extensions from requesting
the navigation of the browser to a file created on the local hard drive. In order to continue using Image
Surfer Pro with IE10/11 on a 64Bit version of Windows8/10 you must
disable Enhanced Protected Mode in the advanced Internet options of IE10/11.
Sudden appearance/disappearance of ISP Window when running IE11 on Windows8 or later the browser
occasionally creates a new set of browser and extension windows and will switch between these windows at
unexpected times. This can cause a context switch between and instance of ISP with data and one without
any data - or even cause the window to appear and disappear without you clicking the short cut button etc.
Usually if you browse backwards you will return to a state where your data was present and you can save
the collection then use the recent file list to reload it when it disappears. We have been unable to
convince Microsoft of this issue or address the issue.
Directed Search Error This happens rarely and the root cause has not been determined.
Occasionally when you process an ISP Form with "search boxes" checked, you will get an error indicating
Vista Gripper may not have stared correctly and may need to be stopped manually or the system rebooted. In
most cases, simply re-processing the form a second time will work and the Vista Gripper is not actually
hung, but the communication interface between ISP and Vista Gripper failed. Closing the browser window
will clear things up in almost all cases. This has only been observed with IE11 on Windows8 and later.
doesn't always have the expected result on web pages
There are many different ways to encode images, videos, frames, and link information on a webpage. We've
tried to be consistent with the most common way of encoding the information. However some pages purposefully
hide the source and link information. Frames are particularly difficult or impossible to host from a
generated webpage and it is not unusual for the Frame Table of an ISP Form to have seemingly blank
will probably never work on all pages. If you have a particular page you feel should work but doesn't,
please let us know. With the latest version of software, three different links are provided and so more
websites should be compatible.
I cannot visualize fusker collections of files from my local computer.
This is an issue with how Internet Explorer 8 and later treat extension bars
when IE is running in protected mode and/or user access control
is turned on in the operating system. In these conditions, the files generated
by the low integrity toolbar extensions are marked as possible security threats
and not allowed to access files in the "trusted region" of the computer's network.
This means the webpages generated by Image Surfer Pro in these conditions can
not access the image files on your computer. No work around for this situation
has been found as of yet.
Next Release Date: Mid 2017
The Image Surfer Pro staff is currently working on the following features for
our upcoming releases. Make sure to check back often to get your copy as soon as
it is available!
More forms of Video. Currently we support on MP4 files and some forms of data sources
for <IFrame> and <Embed> tags. We are currently in the process of adding support
for video file types(such as .avi, .mov, .wmv, etc.) which can be played by an embedded Media
Player. We are also investigating various forms of flash videos with specialized flash players.
Improved Fusker Collection Tree
Several important features to help you manage large fusker collections which have become even
more relevant with the inclusion of Frames as the URLs for Tube Sites are often clustered in
a single URL path with meaningless GUID file names.
- Alias strings for tree entries to help you identify the content
- Boxes will allow you to group entries for easier access
- Segment description - allowing you to say whatever you want about the tree branch
- Segment Tagging - mark related material with a set of tags you define
- Copy/Cut/Paste functionality for tree segments
Features to let you change the way visualization files look (such as truly dynamic sizing of frames
and pages, adding backgrounds, colors, links, etc.) and possibly new visualization types.
You can always use the
button on the Image Surfer Pro toolbar to access the user manual for the version of software
you have installed.
The "Manual" tab at the top of the each Image Surfer Pro webpage will always access the user's
manual for the latest version of software.
If you would like to take a look at the user's manual for a later or earlier version of the
software use any of the following links:
Frequently Asked Questions
This link will take you to our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have a
question which is not answered here, please drop us an email so we can provide
the support you need.
See if your question is in the Frequently Asked Questions
Still need some guidance on how to use your new Image Surfer Pro Fusker Software? Checkout the tutorials
for examples and walkthroughs of Image Surfer Pro's powerful fusker features. These tutorials may also be
accessed through the Tutorials tab on the menu above.
Walk through examples of the Image Surfer Pro features in the tutorials.
Have a specific question you can't seem to find the answer to? Drop us a line and we'll do our best to answer
any question you might have!
Send a direct email to Support@ImagesurferPro.com