How to update or upgrade and what is the difference
The program version is always visible at the very top of the main window of the program. It consists of 4 numbers separated by dots, e.g. 18.104.22.1687, following the pattern below:
which mean the following:
- [major] - the first figure is the major version number and it changes rarely, only when significant features are introduced to the software.
- [minor] - the second digit changes every time when we release a new version with planned improvements (see version history).
- [maintenance] - the digit in the third position will change only when there is a software release that was not originally planned. This usually happens when an important bugfix must be added and cannot wait for the next minor version change.
- [build] - the last number changes automatically every time programmers compile a new build during the development cycle, so it might be quite big (e.g. 337) and is usually meaningless for the end-user.
An upgrade is when you install a newer version of the software, replacing the previous version you have had installed so far, and the newer version installer has a higher first figure of the version number e.g. you currently have version 22.214.171.1247 installed and you replace it with version 126.96.36.199.
When it comes to paid software, upgrades are typically not free but in most cases purchasing an upgrade is much cheaper than buying a new license key. Since CodeTwo AD Photos is Freeware, upgrades are also free.
How to upgrade
We have not yet released CodeTwo AD Photos with major version number higher than 1, so there are no instructions ready yet on how to upgrade.
An update is when you install a newer version of the software, replacing the previous version you have had installed so far, and the newer version installer has a higher second, third or fourth figure of the version number e.g. you currently have version 188.8.131.52 installed and you replace it with version 184.108.40.2067 (or update 220.127.116.113 to 18.104.22.168, or update 22.214.171.1242 to 126.96.36.1990).
All updates within the same major version are free.
How to update
Simply download the newest installer from the website and install it on top of the existing installation. Your old settings will be retained.