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Stefan Fleischmann
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Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 - 17:22:   

A preview version of X-Ways Forensics 20.7 is now available. The URL of the download directory for all recent versions can be retrieved by querying one's license status as always.

What's new in v20.7 Preview 1?

* 5% more definitions of photo generating devices.

* Front camera recognition improved, especially for Samsung, also for Xiaomi and Apple smartphones.

* Improved grouping of small pictures without metadata when sorting by relevance.

* The Summary table for JPEG pictures has a new entry called "software class", which aggregates information previously spread across various other metadata details. The following values are possible: Adobe, Facebook/Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google/Picasa, Windows, Android, Firmware, Apple, Social media, Editor, General, Beautifier

* The old Bates numbering function now supports Unicode filenames.

* All fixes of v20.6 SR-3 included.

* Several minor improvements.
Stefan Fleischmann
Username: admin

Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 - 16:52:   

Preview 2:

* The option to display offsets in either hexadecimal or decimal has been moved to the Notation settings. As such, you can have for example hexadecimal offsets in the GUI when using the application, but decimal offsets for example when exporting data from the directory browser for external use.

* Hexadecimal numbers and code can now optionally be written with lower-case letters from a through f. This affects hexadecimal offsets, the hex column, hash value display and more, and this is another option in the Notation settings.

* Relevance computation revised. The number of bits per pixel in a JPEG picture now has an effect on the computed relevance so that rather monotonous and blurred pictures get a lower score.

* The average number of bits per pixel in an actual JPEG picture in Details mode is now accompanied by the known median value of bits per pixel for the same generator signature to put it into perspective.

* Several minor improvements.

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