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The Nr Fairy
4th Aug 2002, 18:33
I'm looking for recommendations on software to put piccies on CD.
Since my missus bought a digital camera, we've got shedloads of piccies, and they're either on the PC at home or the FotoTime web site, which we use to publish them.
We want to put them on CDs, and the software requirements are :
1. Easy to use - both creating and viewing the CD.
2. Price competitive - if not free, then not a professional product either.
Any ideas ?
4th Aug 2002, 19:19
Easy cd creator has such a thing for vreating slideshows etc.;)
5th Aug 2002, 12:29
For years I used IP Photo Plus....and was very happy with it until I tried to reduce the size of jpg.s to send over the net- hotmail has a size limit you can send at one time.
When I purchased my Epson 880 last year, It cam with AdobePhotoshop and some other nifty software.
Now I find Adobe to be far surperior than IP Photo Plus....especially in that the colors printed are more like on the screen......
All in all though, now instead of printing up pixs on the pc I just edit them and send them to an online service for printing, and they come via first class mail in two days. I think the cost of color ink and photo paper for your printer are very similar to having an outside source do it.
Any of the downware sites like www.tucows.com, www.download.com, or www.zdnet have tons of organizing software.
As for a viewer, I still use a program called Seaview. While Dos based, it runs well under windows and is much faster loading than most other window programs....loading of the pictures, not the viewing program......
7th Aug 2002, 10:00
7th Aug 2002, 13:43
Just an other number
7th Aug 2002, 13:58
welcome back to pprune nrf, where you bin?
what does RTFQ mean??
7th Aug 2002, 16:37
Easy CD Creator used it myself, easy to use and very good
7th Aug 2002, 17:15
I'll add my vote to Easy CD creator, there have been compatibility problems with XP but there is a patch out for the latest version.
The nice thing about it is you can 'Format' the CD and drag and drop to it like a floppy, erase stuff, or move stuff between folders.
If you have a CD burner though I would be supprised if you don't already have some software that will allow you to burn files to disk.
As for viewing afterwards I can't recommend Irfan View highly enough. You can manipulate images with it, crop, adjust colours etc and you can covert image files from one type to another etc.etc.
It's a small download and completely free.
Irfan View (http://www.irfanview.com/)
and RTFQ means 'I don't think you have quite read the question correctly' :D
No Mode Charlie
7th Aug 2002, 18:10
I have been using ACDSee for that for quite a while now and am very pleased with it.
Lets you do anything, creates thumbnails if you want, and very user friendly in dragging,dropping, adjusting, resizing and anything else you can think of
Look here (http://www.acdsystems.com/) if you're interested.
Unfortunately not free though:(
8th Aug 2002, 04:56
Have a look in www.dpreview.net/. It is a very good site for digital photography. look in the forums and try a search. This subject has had a lot of comment.
8th Aug 2002, 07:24
There is a program called 'A Smaller Image' which is good for reducing the size of jpg's (typically to a tenth of their size) if you want to email or post them on a website.
8th Aug 2002, 09:56
I'm with spanners on this - another thread in danger of charging off topic.
Also recommend Easy CD creator ver 5/Platinum. Creating CDs is easy whether they are write or re-write. I keep all my piccies on CD where they are stored for good and are easily viewable with any viewing software. Windows Me (and probably XP too?) will display pictures using explorer/my computer individually or as a slide show from any directory and/or from CD.
Easy CD creator, as mentioned, will also put your selected pictures together on a CD, add background music if you wish and save it all as a self displaying slide show. This can then be played on any PC whether it has adaptec or not - great for sending to friends and rellies.
8th Aug 2002, 17:28
Just an other number - RTFQ- Read The flippin Question! Wasn't trying to be rude, what A V 8R wrote, although true, was not what was asked originally.
9th Aug 2002, 07:20
To get back on to the topic - WinXP, CD writing built in!