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Off to the beach we went, and since I'm not a beach person, I just let everyone else get salt-waterlogged, sand-stuffed and scorched to a crisp in the Outer Bank's punishing sun, while I had a wonderful time, in the air conditioning, playing with electronic toys. Lots and lots of photos and a lot of fun, iView proved itself again and again. It's now my #1 recommended media storage program for Mac users. (Check out the HUGE example of the Sand Castle)
... This program is so easy... I can't believe it. And, it hasn't so much as burped through all the abuse I've thrown at it. For some years I've used FETCH, (originally from Aldus) then it changed hands a couple of times. Adobe took a whirl at it and failed, then Extensis ended up with it, changed the name to Portfolio, and has turned it into a very nice program. But it carries a lot of baggage with it, and doesn't always work the way I want it to. Plus there's no slideshow function. The latest version I got started giving me some weird quirks on the computer so I didn't risk loading it onto the Powerbook. I don't have the latest version to compare, and doubt I'll pay to upgrade. 'Cause now I've got iView.
... iView Multimedia is the easiest and fastest way I've found to view, keep track and organize my ever expanding collection of image files.
... While iView Multimedia lets you showcase and re-use your images, movies, sounds, VR Clips, text documents and fonts on your MacOS™ computer, I use it mostly for the digital photos gathered either for personal use, or for the publications.
... The most exciting discovery for me was when I just dragged a folder of photos into an empty iView catalog window, and PRESTO, there were all the thumbnails ready to go! How could it be easier. iView figures out what they were, then builds the directory all by its self. But that's not all... iView is also a cataloger database, a slide shower, a launcher, a previewer, and a presentation tool all rolled into one. I suspect I'll be using it for my sessions coming up this fall at Multicom Expo, and then Macworld in January. iView is very cool....
- Instantly find on any of your disks and CD's that special photo, movie, sound, clip art, image, font, that you need for a project.
- Organize your media files into catalogs containing previews and information that can be viewed even when the original files are no longer on a mounted drive.
- Present your media as a continuous audio/visual slide show.
- Re-use your media with your preferred application, or use iView's own set of
tools. You can easily print reports and export your media as QuickTime™ movies, HTML
galleries and more.
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