CNET News.com: Photodex CompuPic 5.1

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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