From Archive:Image organizers (For local computer use)
- For the Mac iPhoto (Bundled free with Macs)
- Bridge, an application included with Photoshop CS2 and CS3, and
Photoshop Elements 4 and 5, called File Browser in Photoshop CS and
Photoshop Elements 3. (Mac and PC)
- At least one of our faculty likes acdseepro, Free Trial, $129 list. There is a "non-pro" version for $39.99 list. (PC) There may be educational discounts.
- Some faculty at other institutions are using iView Media
$ 25 educational cost. However, Microsoft recently purchased the
company, and has eliminated iView Media. They have released Expression
Media, listed in Image Databases, below. This replaces iView Media Pro,
the higher-end version of iView Media. iVew Media Pro is still
available, as of Dec. 07, for $99.
- We have not evaluated it, but the open-source, cross-platform Album Shaper seems interesting.
- Other software: QPict (Mac)
- Higher-end photo-editing software also has image organizing and cataloging features. To be investigated:
- Adobe Lightroom compared with Bridge
On-Line Web-Based Image Organizers
- Apple Aperture
The college subscribes to ARTstor,
an on-line repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and
related data, with the tools to actively use them and present them. It
is also possible to create personal collections. ARTstor provides free Offline Image Viewers that can be used either with or without ARTstor images.
(if you need more extensive cataloging features than the above provide):
- We usually recommend, for single individual users, Portfolio $200 list, $100 Educational Cost, there is a free 30-day trial available. (Mac and PC). Portfolio also offers a server version.
Campus-wide image database to meet Instruction and Archives requirements
- For metadata only, without images or thumbnails, Filemaker Pro is very good (Mac and PC). Filemaker can incorporate images or thumbnails, but this can be time-consuming. Microsoft Access can also be used for metadata, (PC only), but can be harder to learn.
- A study of “Using Digital Images in Teaching and Learning,” was
commissioned by Wesleyan University in collaboration with the National
Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE). The final report
can be found here. Look for the link to the one page of Recommendations.
Cataloging software does a good job of describing metatada. It can
usually only shows a thumbnail of the image, not a large view, sometimes
not even a thumbnail is used.
- VCat (used to be VireoCat)
- Much of the above software can also create image presentations.
- In addition, we have an entire wiki page on Presentation tools and tips
Conferences, and Image Database Projects at other Institutions
Open Source Web Image Galleries and Organizers
- vraweb comparison of Filemaker Image Databases
On-Line Photo Sharing and Printing
Imaging Guidelines and References
- One of our student assistants likes Snapfish
She claims that usually digital camera's aspect ratio of 4:3 is cropped
to 3:2 when prints are made at other services, and she loses a bit of
the top and bottom of each image.
Please contact Mark Braunstein, x2729, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Frank
Fulchiero, x5006, email@example.com, if you need assistance with any of