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All posts tagged "photo management"


Friday, February 3, 2012

Test Dropbox's Newest Photo and Video Import Feature, Get Up to 4.5GB Space Free

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Software" @ 06:30 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5881692/get-u...otos-and-videos

"You can never have too much Dropbox space, and now for a special beta period you can grab some additional free space while Dropbox is testing their automatic photo and video uploading feature. In exchange for trying their experimental build, you can get up to 4.5GB of extra space for free."

Free extra space, new features to try on Dropbox, what is there to not like? I just tried it, and the feature works very well. A bit too well for me, given I wanted it to sync the edited files folder on the phone, and not the original camera folder. There is no way to change the sync folder, so I guess the feature is not really for power users.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ACDSee Photo Manager 12 Released

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 07:30 PM

http://www.acdsee.com/mediaroom/med...eases/2010/4/22

"A new decade brings new and powerful features to ACDSee Photo Manager 12, the latest version of ACD Systems International Inc.'s easy-to-use photo software designed for people who need speed and flexibility when managing their photos and creative projects. ACDSee Photo Manager 12 helps users quickly and affordably stay organized and share their growing number of digital images and priceless memories. In this new version, photos and personalized artwork can easily be stored online and turned into posts on the leading social media network, Facebook."

ACDSee, my all-time favourite image management tool, has been updated to version 12. In terms of big changes, there's a 2 GB storage account that users receive access to; it allows them to share photos, give others access to original-resolution images, etc. There's an improved user interface - that's always been a bit of a weakness with the program - and the ability to resize and transfer images via FTP. I have to admit, nothing on that list really jumps out at me as being "Wow, I've got to have that!". Things that would excite me in a future version of ACDSee are anything that would save me time or save me from having to use other applications. Read more...


Sunday, October 19, 2008

I Need a Good Duplicate Image Finder

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 03:00 AM

Digital Home Thoughts readers, I need your help. I'm looking for a tool that will, in batch mode, analyze a bunch of images (JPEG and RAW) and allow me to quickly and easily purge the duplicates. Through some incredibly bad image management and workflow decisions on my part, I've ended up with 17,092 images from my Hawaii vacation back in 2006...it's a long story. Probably 75% of those are duplicates, and I want a fast way to purge them all. I was hoping that Lightroom 2's import (which has a "Detect Duplicates" function) would help ease the pain, but it imported 17.078 images - it turns out it only detects duplicates based on file name, not on file attribute or EXIF data. I tried ACDSee Pro's duplicate detection, but it forces you to go through each duplicate set one by one, which would take me hours. I tried another tool called Easy Duplicate Finder, but it also required manual clicking on each duplicate file. I need a tool that will analyze the images, decide which is a duplicate, then let me delete all the duplicates at once. Freeware would be preferable, but I'm so desperate to finish these photos I'll pay for a good tool. Suggestions?


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ACD Systems Releases ACDSee Photo Manager 2009

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 12:20 PM

http://store.acdsee.com/store/acd/e...uctID.106893200

"ACD Systems International Inc. today today unveiled ACDSee Photo Manager 2009, the latest version of its powerful digital organization and photo sharing software designed especially for avid amateur photographers, scrapbookers and crafters. Improved features combine to make ACDSee Photo Manager 2009 the quickest, most flexible and affordably priced organization software available for at-home use. Users enjoy real-time viewing, management and editing of multiple image files, whether they be treasured family photos or digital design elements for creative projects."

It seems like ACDSee 10 was just released, but here we have a new version of the venerable image management program - and it looks like calling it ACDSee 11 wasn't in the cards, so meet ACDSee Photo Manager 2009. It doesn't quite roll off the tongue, but it's a more descriptive name for a very useful product. I use the Pro version of the software (now at version 2.5) but the core functionality is very similar: I use ACDSee every day to view, edit, and resize images. In the time it takes Photoshop Elements 6 to start up, I can open, resize, and save an image using ACDSee. The batch tools are also invaluable when it comes to re-naming groups of files, altering metadata informaton, and many other functions. This is definitely very useful software, and well worth the $49.99 USD asking price.


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