When we saw the changes he made to the editors, and also adding in the Reference Library viewer, I guess some would have thought the had stopped with all of these huge upgrades, but that was not the case. These capabilities which Rick Meyers put into e-Sword, has brought the program up to a level where one can read these resources in the same way one reads from a hardcopy. And that makes it a far more enjoyable experience for the User.
I remember during the period of the 7x and 8x versions of e-Sword (and possibly going back as far as the 5x versions), of users wanting to have graphics added into dictionaries and commentaries. Now having these additions, made available, far more information can be added to these modules including graphical graphs containing statistical data (information) can be shown.
With the addition of being able to view these images, both Dictionary and Commentary modules can have more complex information added to it. One such 3rd Party dictionary module comes to mind that would really benefit, is the Ancient Hebrew Bible Lexington, which currently has separate pdf files containing images of ancient Hebrew text, including images of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Currently there are two premium modules available for e-Sword which includes images, and they are:
- Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary from eStudySource
- Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary also from eStudySource.
Another thing to watch out for is Brent Hildebrand's T4, as I believe he's going to add the capability for being able to place in images for Dictionary and Commentary modules (if he hasn't already done so). And if that is the case, I can see Josh and other resource developers drooling at the mouth
For us e-Sword users, there are exciting times ahead as Rick Meyers continues his improvements to this program. I believe there are going to be updated and new additions and capabilities made to program without taking away the simplicity and ease of use which we enjoy.
Edited by APsit190, 05 June 2012 - 06:37 PM.