Tropy 1.13 Release

The Tropy team is pleased to announce the release of Tropy 1.13. In addition to several performance and user interface improvements (see full release notes here), this release introduces the new standard project type. In standard projects, all imported images are copied into a bundled project folder, which can be moved around freely or shared with other devices without having to consolidate photos. Users can opt to continue working with the previous project type, which is now called an “advanced” project. Users may also convert their projects into standard projects if they wish. For more details, see the latest Tropy blog post.

Example of the prompt to create a new project and select a project type in Tropy.
When you create a new project in Tropy, you will be prompted to choose a project type.

Tropy is a freely licensed, open-source tool for organizing, describing and annotating archival research photos. Originally created at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM), Tropy today is jointly developed by RRCHNM, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), and Digital Scholar, the nonprofit corporation which operates allied projects Zotero, Omeka, and Sourcery. Tropy is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Tropy benefits from the support of its enthusiastic users, who supply essential feedback, feature requests, issue reports, workshops, and interface translations (on that note, you can now use Tropy in Brazilian Portuguese!) We encourage you to visit the Tropy support forums with any feedback you have on Tropy!


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