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Media Pro allows you to import photos direct from a digital camera or create catalogs simply by dragging and dropping. Media Pro creates media catalogs containing thumbnails and annotations that can be viewed even when the original files are no longer on a mounted drive.

It also allows you to burn media onto a CDROM or back up media to a removable volume. Organizing your media into catalogs allows you to search and retrieve media, based on annotations (IPTC) such as caption, keywords or digital camera (EXIF) information. You can use media in Media Pro catalogs to create slide show presentations, print multi-image more...

What's New

Version 1.4.2.40:

Camera support:

  • The Phase One renderer now supports the same images as Capture One 7.2.1.
Bug fixes:
  • Fix for script-invoked item renaming not also renaming auxiliary files (sidecars, Capture One settings)
  • Fix for two hang-on-open conditions that could occur with some catalogs.
  • Fix for condition in which more...

Requirements

OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Bigdave56 Member IconReview+87
Bigdave56
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As a user going back to iView Media days, I really, really would like to be able to recommend this due to its many unique features, but that's no longer possible due to its numerous stability and reliability issues. It has more bugs than 'The Mummy'. In the most recent fiasco, after an 'Update Folder' operation, the app randomly renamed about 400 files from a ~4000-item catalog, adding them as new files/duplicates alongside the original files in thumbnail view, and then deleted the original files when the 'duplicates' were deleted. This is bizarre and unacceptable.

There are other bugs and feature deficits that have persisted since iView days. There is no 'Undo' capability for anything. Change your mind about an image you trashed? Manually put it back from the Finder, update the folder (hoping it doesn't get corrupted in the process) and way you go... at last. Accidentally drag one subfolder onto another? Same deal.

Similarly, there is no QuickLook support whatsoever, and no multitouch support other than basic scrolling (no rotate, zoom etc). Since these are features that have been 'baked into' the OS for around six years, this is especially hard to understand. Other feature set improvements have been very few over that time too.

I would have given higher ratings for Features and Ease Of Use if I didn't have to spend so much time dealing with catalog corruption, file duplication, phantom files and the like.

This app could still be a contender if it received a serious development effort. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be getting one, perhaps 'maintenance' only. But it is worth nowhere near the $200 listed here (I got update pricing from the MS version when it broke under ML.) I regret having to recommend avoiding it.

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Version 1.4.2.40
Turquoise Member IconComment+100
Turquoise
+2

Still not fully compatible with Mavericks. What are they waiting for?

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Version 1.4.2.40
Itty
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Still not ready for Winbloze 8 either. I guess old iView's not at the top of their list any more. I'm sure it will be Mavericks ready when OS X.10 comes out. ;-j

In spite of all it's flaws, it's still the best, lowest cost, choice within it's feature set. And the update is free.

I've been running it on Mavericks (OSX 9.2) with no problems so far. However, I do recommend keeping only one catalog open at a time.

Elandy Member IconReview+5
Elandy
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I hope that 1.4.1 improves something because previous versions added nothing to Expression Media/Iview. Their redesigned interface is AWFUL and I can't read the text easily without squinting and hunting. Expression media and this, is THE BEST way to catalog photos. Without expression media, I'd be lost as I have over 40 years of photos. This company which now owns this, has a gold mine if they were to work on it and treat it properly, not as a stepchild to Phase One. There is nothing like it. ONe of the main problems with Expression Media and versions of this prior to 1.4.1 is that when you make a catalog over the network and then try to use that catalog on another computer, the catalog loses the paths of the folders. They say they fixed that in 1.4.1 . If they did, then its worth buying this, even though the interface, its fonts and colors are horrid, and very difficult to read. If they did not fix that, then just get an old copy of expression media as its as good functionally and MUCH easier to see and, therefore to use. I wish they would allow the user to set the size and look of the interface fonts and background colors. Kudos to Yann Calotychos who created this most fantastic of all catalogers ever made. I hope phase one gets it together and hires him as a consultant to bring ti back to shape.

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Version 1.4.1.67972
Dano45
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If the new ownership would simply hire the original iView Media creators to fix what is wrong with Media Pro then it would probably be great software again.

http://plumamazing.com/about/

Ocd Member IconComment+122
Ocd
+3

i've been a long time user of iview media and then expression media... sadly, this is a very disappointing piece of software to inherit that mantle... I tried it and quickly went back to the last vers. of expression media - which still works well for the most part...
it's like the developer threw away all the work that went into iview media and expression media and started over again but badly... it feels like beta software to me and i wont pay $200 to use it.... maybe when/if they get their act together.

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Version 1.3.0.57935
Prharris Member IconReview+8
Prharris
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I've been using iview in one form or another since dinosaurs ruled the world. Contrary to what some commenters are saying it infinitely more sophisticated than iphoto - it can catalog sound, video, pdf, and image files. Used properly it's entirely possible to never have to go to the original folder - you have total cataloging control.

So this pains me - I just reinstalled the microsoft version because this version fails at allowing you to quickly view images. It is a stunning failure - you sit there waiting for images to take form in front of your eyes - is a little man in the box drawing them? No caching - it's the same every-time.

I upgraded because some raw formats couldn't be handled by the old software - I'll just run things through ingestamatic and convert to dng. Not much extra effort and the features of MICROSOFT EXPRESSION MEDIA makes it worth it. (PS - I use a mac and I'm looking fondly back at a Microsoft iteration - the world has truly gone mad.)


An email to the developer ( or undeveloper) resulted in a link to a general faq page. That this got out the door in this state is both mind boggling and anger inducing. A unique piece of software being driven into the ground - shame.

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Version 1.3.0.57935
Prharris
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I'm going to reply to my own review. Atomicview is dead and the only semiviable dam seems to be lightroom. Seems sad.

But sadness is not what impels me to continue here - what impels me is the fact that numuerous people have written reviews stating the stunning fact that unless you have truly embraced Buddha it is impossible to actually view images without crying like a small puppy.

But that isn't what has impelled me to reply to myself - it is the fact that the developer can't even be bothered to defend themselves, to tell us we are full of sh*t, to talk about fixing the issue, to explain that it's all a bad dream and we'll wake up soon.

They seem not to care a wit and they took my money.

Mo007 Member IconReview+9
Mo007
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Still has lot of issues specially the way it opens up images from high mega pixel cameras.
I was hoping that this update had fixed the problem but no progress is very slow.
Do not buy it, down load trial version first and see it for yourself. As it is right now Media Pro 1 is light years behind the Expression Media 2 and original iView Media Pro.

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Version 1.3.0.57935
Fishboy Member IconComment+68
Fishboy
+0

The correct link is:

http://www.phaseone.com/Image-Software/Media-Pro


Upgrade Expression Media 2 to Media Pro $59

Upgrade iView MediaPro to Media Pro $69

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Version 1.2.0.54197
Cameraguy5
+0

This is not a new version....it's the same one that was released last January.

Cynic Member IconReview+2
Cynic
+1

I'd used the predecessor to this software and it worked great (when iView) not badly (when MS took it over) and now not at all. When trying to import images into a catalogue the 'media pro importer' crashes repeatedly and I mean repeatedly - dozens of times when trying to import a single DVD. Based on their product forum my experience is not unique. Despite providing the crash log I've been waiting for three months for their support team to fix this.
So - I give it one star because the software seems like a great idea but it's not cheap and it doesn't work!!

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Version 1.0.1.50536
Thresher-The-Shark
+0

This occurred in the previous iterations as well. It seems to choke on any file that has any form of corruption. This wouldn't be so bad as I would simply not include that particular file or attempt to repair it in another program, but at least in the Microsoft iteration I see no way to figure out which file it choked on.

I do recommend GraphicConverter for opening partially corrupt files BTW.

Also agree its too expensive.

Bigdave56 Member IconComment+87
Bigdave56
+0

'Visit Developer's Site' is a dead link.

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Version 1.0.1.50536
Capitan Member IconComment+254
Capitan
+2

Does iPhoto not do the same?

Wow, the price is historical!

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Version 1.0.1.50536
Rubaiyat
+0

iPhoto will not catalog eps or pdf files and is picky about some bitmap formats as well.

Agree the price is over the top, especially as nothing much has changed except the ownership multiple times.

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Itty
Version 1.4.2.40
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Godefroyr
Version 1.4.1.67972
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Godefroyr
Version 1.4.0.66044
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Godefroyr
Version 1.3.2.58847
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Godefroyr
Version 1.3.0.57935
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muapple
Version 1.0.1.50536
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Doncolore
Version 1.0.0.49135
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