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Old Nov 24, 2004, 7:34 PM   #1
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I am starting to get overwhelmed by the numbers of pictures I take.
I am up to 20000 pictures (4MP).
Right now I am using iphoto on a mac and have cut my libraries in 4 pieces. It still is way slow on my g4 powerbook (1.25).
what is a better software for organizing my albums?
extensis portfolio or iview?

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Old Nov 25, 2004, 5:39 PM   #2
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I don't know if ACDsee is available for Macs, but I use it and I love it. I know there are others out there but can't think of any just now. Good luck, best regards,

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Old Nov 25, 2004, 9:28 PM   #3
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One of the best packages is imatch. It can be found here:

http://www.photools.com/

I know many pro and semi-pro photographers who use it. It has some problems (like any software) but they are small compared to what you get. And the price is good ($50) for the power you get.

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Old Nov 26, 2004, 4:43 PM   #4
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bummer those are all windows softwares... any mac users here ?

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bummer those are all windows softwares... any mac users here ?

No, everyone here uses a "real" computer:lol:. J/K, my son uses a mac and loves it. I also use ACDSee and it seems to me that someone told me they make a mac version - but I have never seen it in any shop or magazine.


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I know someone who uses a mac a lot for image editing. Maybe he uses it for image management as well. It is his prefered platform. I'll try to ask him tomorrow.

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The industry standard for organizing pictures is extensis porfolio. It runs on Macs and Windows. It is VERY powerful, but unless you are considering becoming a pro, it is way overkill. Here is the link:
http://www.extensis.com/en/home.jsp;...equestid=10860

Of course, you do have 20,000 pictures so maybe you are very serious about it.

I know people who like iphoto. They like it, but maybe it isn't designed to handle that many pictures?

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Old Dec 2, 2004, 2:26 PM   #8
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ACDSee™ 7 – English





System Requirements:

Hardware
• Intel Pentium® III 500MHz processor or equivalent (Intel Pentium® 4 or equivalent recommended)
• 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended)
• 100 MB free hard drive space (250 MB recommended)
• High Color display adapter at 1024 x 768 resolution
• CD/DVD Burner - for creating CDs and DVDs

Software
• Windows® 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
• Microsoft® Internet Explorer™ 5.0.0 (6.0.0 recommended)
• TiVo® Desktop Software - to publish images to your TiVo
• Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 - for Microsoft DirectX file format support, and to create slide shows and screen savers
• QuickTime™ 6.0* - for QuickTime file format support
• Ghostscript® 8.0* - for PDF support
• Windows Media™ Player 9.0* or later

*available for download at www.acdsystems.com







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Old Dec 7, 2004, 1:00 PM   #9
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For the MAC there is InView/StockView by http://www.hindsightltd.com/hsforums/Forums.html

Professional image and studio management software written first for the Mac, then ported to Windows.
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