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CNET News.com: Photodex CompuPic 5.1

Dec 17, 2000, 21:59 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Claus Meisel)

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"If the dearth of decent digital content management tools for Linux has you sneaking back to your Windows box to organize your graphics library, take heart. CompuPic from Photodex lets you keep track of digital images, sound files, and more on your local disk or across a network. While the GIMP is better for complex image editing, CompuPic offers simple editing tools for quick image edits in addition to its file management features. CompuPic's variety of useful tools should appeal to both business and home users. If Photodex can improve the program's stability and round out its feature set, CompuPic could become the premier digital content management app for the Linux platform."

"The download for CompuPic is available as RPM, TAR, and gzipped TAR packages, and all three are less than 3MB in size. Installation is quick and easy. CompuPic's interface is similar to Midnight Commander's two-paned display, with a folder tree in the left-hand pane and a preview window on the right. In fact, CompuPic performs capably as a basic file manager; allowing you to copy, paste, and otherwise manipulate any file, and even edit text files. But CompuPic's image management is its strongest suit. Instead of listing only cryptic filenames for images, CompuPic displays a thumbnail of each one--an immense help, especially when navigating through large image collections. The application supports more than 50 image formats, including JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIF, and even Photoshop's PSD format. Additionally, the program's hyperlink-based help system is highly useful, employing screen shots from the program's interface to help you along."

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