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Book Collector (Windows)

v16.0.1: Book Collector V16: Quicksilver

November 30th, 2015

Webcam barcode scanning

Use your webcam as a barcode scanner, to add or find books by ISBN.

  • Scan barcodes with your webcam
    Just use the live camera view to point your webcam at a barcode
    and let our software detect the barcode that is in view.

  • Use the webcam scanner to add books by barcode
    Pop-up the scan window and scan ISBN barcodes,
    either using Direct Search or scanning into the Queue.

  • Or use it in the main screen to find books by barcode
    Scan an ISBN barcode while in the main screen,
    to quickly search your local database by barcode.

  • Works best with auto-focus or manual-focus webcams
    Fixed focus cameras will not work well (or at all).

Delete Orphaned Images

Clean up your hard-disk by deleting all unused cover images and thumbnails.

  • This tool scans your configured Images Folders to find all images
    that are not linked to your current database file.

  • Browse the list of found orphaned images in List or Images View.
    Check thoroughly to make sure these can all be deleted.

  • Finally, use the red “Delete Selected Images” button,
    and all “checked” images will be removed from your computer.

WARNING: Do NOT use this tool if you have multiple databases !!!!

Enhanced database Backup and Restore system

Keep multiple time-stamped backups and easily restore them.

  • The software now keeps multiple time-stamped database backups,
    saved to your Backups folder as “backup of [yourdatabasename] – [timestamp].bkc”.

  • Use the new “Number of Days” setting in Tools / Options / Backup to select
    how many days of backups you want to keep. Older files are automatically pruned.

  • Use the Tools / Maintenance / Restore Database submenu to easily restore a backup.
    Restored backups are copied back to your Data folder as “[yourdatabasename RESTORED.bkc”.

New QuickSilver template, new QuickSilver Shelves for Images View



Recent changes

v19.1: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 7th, 2019 v19.0.6: Fixed a freeze problem and improved trial experience February 21st, 2019 v19.0.5: Images were uploading when they shouldn’t February 12th, 2019 v19.0.4: Image Scanning and webcam barcode scanning for 64-bit versions January 29th, 2019 v19.0.3: Custom Image now checked in more situations January 17th, 2019 v19.0.2: Various stability fixes and 32-bit/64-bit option December 19th, 2018 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 17th, 2018 v18.4.3: Access Violation fixes for the Add Screen October 16th, 2018 v18.4.2: More images now available in Find Cover screen September 17th, 2018 Success rate for ISBN searches now 97%! (was 90%) August 6th, 2018 v18.4.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 30th, 2018 v18.3.3: Fixed display problem in two panel mode June 28th, 2018 v18.3.2: Several fixes for “Access Violation” errors June 27th, 2018 v18.3.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.2: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 23rd, 2018 v18.1.2: Maintenance build with lots of fixes January 18th, 2018 v18.1: Add Books screen: Better and faster Author/Title searches January 10th, 2018 v18.0.6: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 v18.0.5: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.4: Edit Screen: Updated the Genre and Subject fields December 20th, 2017 v18.0.3: Maintenance build with fixes December 18th, 2017 v18.0.2: Some fixes for the new Edit Book screens December 12th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 11th, 2017 v17.2.5: Fixed invisible queue entries October 11th, 2017 v17.2.4: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen September 14th, 2017