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Release notes for WebAPI

Bug fixes

  • Since release 3.3.0, the WebAPI started caching automatically created thumbnails in their original file format instead of in the .bmp format that was used before that. The advantage being that any metadata in the original file could be preserved mostly (while .bmp cannot store that metadata). A disadvantage would be that if you had always created all possible cached images in .bmp format in advance so that the WebAPI wouldn't lose performance during image retrieval actions by having to create a thumbnail in cache during such retrieval when it didn't exist yet, that performance gain would be lost. That issue is fixed in On image retrieval, the WebAPI now first checks if a cached image in the requested size is present in the .bmp format already and then retrieves that copy. Only if it isn't present in .bmp format it will check if it is present in the original file format and will retrieve that if found. The WebAPI will only create a new cached image if doesn't exist in either .bmp format or the original format: in that case it will create a cached image with the original file format. If you'd like all your cached images to contain as much metadata from the original image as possible, then clear your cache folder, so that the WebAPI can't use any cached .bmp files anymore and will create new cached images in their original file format when requested.
  • Facet results for ISOdate fields were not displaying the correct value. Fixed in
  • On the WebAPI login command the mapping of the authenticationConfiguration was no longer working. Fixed in

New functionality

New WebAPI plugin for FotoWare DAMS

From WebAPI version, an Axiell.Fotoware.Plugin.dll plugin for the Axiell WebAPI is available to allow the retrieval (not the ingest) of images from a FotoWare DAMS. As all other plugins it allows you or your Axiell system (by means of retrieval paths for image fields) to communicate with the DAMS-specific API via the Axiell WebAPI. Please see the full topic for more information.