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Software Discussions => Choosing Software/Other DAM Applications => Topic started by: Branch11 on November 27, 2009, 10:15:48 PM



Title: What's My Best Option: Life After IViewMedia Pro
Post by: Branch11 on November 27, 2009, 10:15:48 PM
This has probably been asked, but I could not find it.
I am using IView Media Pro v3.1.1 and have categorized around 28,000 photos. IView crashes quite often and I know it's no longer supported. Is there any software that will import all my catalogs, keywords etc. I have read Expression Media has problems and MS might not be selling it or supporting it. I really don't like MS and their software.
Thanks,

Branch


Title: Re: What's My Best Option: Life After IViewMedia Pro
Post by: danaltick on November 28, 2009, 01:00:30 AM
Branch,

If you're running under windows you might want to give this one a try http://www.idimager.com/

Dan


Title: Re: What's My Best Option: Life After IViewMedia Pro
Post by: peterkrogh on November 28, 2009, 08:13:37 AM
Branch(name?)
If you are PC, then idImager is probably best.
It's also possible that with a collection your size, you could get away with Lightroom (depending on what kind of files are in there).

As to the crashes, I'm guessing that you have a file (maybe several, or even a lot of files) in your collection that are crashing quicktime, or a corrupted catalog, or a corruption in the user preference.

You can test by making a new user, and see if that fixes it.
If not, you can create a new catalog, and see if the crash persists.
If that does not fix it, the methods to find the offending files take a little longer to describe.
Peter


Title: Re: What's My Best Option: Life After IViewMedia Pro
Post by: Branch11 on November 28, 2009, 09:58:50 AM
Thanks for your prompt replies. I looked at IdImager. Did the same people who created IView MediaPro create IdImager? It looks similar.
I went through the podcasts, which were helpful.
I am assuming there's an import option to import my old IView MediaPro catalog (.ivc file), which would keep my catalog sets and keywords, correct?
Also, I could not find the requires for IdImager. Will it run under Windows 7? I am still running XP, but will upgrade sometime.

Should I try and fix the problem in IView MediaPro before importing into IdImager?

Peter, went to your seminar at the Photoshop conference in Las Vegas back in 2006. I bought your book at the conference and then a copy of IView MediaPro.
Thanks for all your work.

Branch


Title: Re: What's My Best Option: Life After IViewMedia Pro
Post by: danaltick on November 28, 2009, 05:33:17 PM
Branch,

No, IDimager has been developed primarliy by a single individual, Hert, who lives in Denmark.

There is no import option for IVMP; however, you can port over your catalog sets via a script if you sync your files first.

Yes, it will run under Win7.

No need to fix the  Quicktime problem first.

Dan


Title: Re: What's My Best Option: Life After IViewMedia Pro
Post by: Branch11 on November 29, 2009, 09:09:05 AM
Thanks for your help.

Branch