I’m new to PhotoLab, but I find it surprising and a house-keeping rookie mistake to inform me/us that there is an new update but that update filename is the same as the previous filenames I’ve been downloading???
If there is an update (eg 3.2), at least name the file with a suffix that is the same as that actual version number. Don’t just keep the filename generic, leaving it to your users to have to rename a filename when they will have NO idea what the version number actually is (you would know that)…
I download the installer for macOS as soon as DPL tells me that an update is pending. After download, I add the version and build numbers to the filename and keep an arbitrary number of installers for supported versions.
We can always download the current version from the website or shop account. The download URL can be found in the info window (command-I) of the downloaded file(s). Add these URLs as bookmarks. They will be usable as long as DxO does not change something.
This seems to be a mainly Windows problem. The Mac menu bar, which is always visible clearly shows the full name and version when the app is active, as does the app icon in the Dock on the bottom of the screen.
it’s about file name when you download PL, it’s always the same and if you just want to save it as previous version you have to rename them or it will overwrite as they have… same name.
it would be nice if when you download PL the file name will be like dxo_photolabe5.0.9.build88 which is what the version you just downloaded is. (this example is the version I’m running now).
The original poster, ie me, didn’t ask for this - maybe you should create your own post for this requirement of your own.
I am specifically talking about new file version naming conventions when opening the software and it notifies you of an new update - that new filename always has the same name as previous downloads, ie. no suffix to inform the user what the file version is, and so when saving the file locally, one has to make a name up until one knows what version number has been installed (after installation) and then rename it afterwards.
Just add the version number to the filename - it’s 101 basic stuff.
(Canon, PL5 on desktop GTX 1050ti, Win 10 & on laptop GTX 4050, Win 11)
@JezUK is missing the fact that despite all these details being available at the time of download or after the event the actual file that is downloaded is always called:
where N is just major version number, 5, 6 etcand not the full version number, 5.11.0, 5.11.1 etc.