Difseco would like to announce that BlackLight 2018 R4 has officially been released! There are several important updates and improvements that will help your software run as efficiently as possible.
What’s New and Improved?
• Apple’s latest picture and video formats (HEIC/HEVC) support
• Tagging Improvements
• iPhone XS, XR, and iPad Pro device support
• Improved support for Android MMS on Samsung devices
• Parsing “Recent Items” on macOS 10.13
• Easier license management of BlackBag dongles
• BlackLight is now exclusively a 64-bit application
- Apple’s latest picture and video formats (HEIC/HEVC) support
Starting with iOS 11 Apple introduced a new format for image storage called HEIC. HEIC is the file format name Apple chose for the newer High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) standard. BlackLight can now display and report on HEIC images and HEVC video, including image containers with multiple images like exist in Apple’s live photos.
- Tagging Improvements
Blacklight has made tagged items easier to be seen and sorted. Now it’s easier to see which items in a view have been tagged.
In addition, items with multiple tags are now easier to see and remove from multiple tag containers. Right (contextual) clicking on a tag item will reveal a menu system for removing that tag item. The menu will show every tag container that item is stored in and allow removal from all or some of the containers.
- iPhone XS, XR, and iPad Pro device support
BlackLight running on macOS will now properly ingest the newer hardware devices without issue. If BlackLight is running on Windows it is important to install the latest BlackBag driver package or install the latest version of iTunes in order to have proper support.
- Improved support for Android MMS on Samsung devices
Originally, Android devices did not have a native message app with group message capabilities. However, with Android 6 and up, users can now send group messages through the native application, although each message is sent as an MMS instead of a SMS.
- Parsing “Recent Items” on macOS 10.13
BlackLight now parses “Recent Items” accessed or run on a system from macOS version 10.13. The format this information is stored in has changed from prior version.
- Easier license management of BlackBag dongles
A new license manager is available to more easily manager your dongle(s) and license. BlackLight will open the application through the ‘Help’ menu. It is also available on the BlackBag’s Software downloads page on the website and can be run independently of any application. This license manager is used to manage all BlackBag licenses and can be used to check and update the license. Note: the application must be run from a system with internet access.
- BlackLight is now exclusively a 64-bit application
As computers have added resources, including large memory capabilities, the operating system has needed the ability to take advantage of those resources. Most systems are now 64-bit, and when combined with 64-bit applications users can best take advantage of these resources. BlackLight will now be able to take advantage of this additional memory space when doing large processing calculations on data. However, it should be noted that while performance gains have been seen, there can still be bottlenecks in I/O.
For more information please see the release notes here for more specific changes and updates about these new features and improvements. For license order or renewal please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BlackLight R4 download link: https://www.blackbagtech.com/media/blacklight/BlackLight_Win_Setup_2018r4.zip