Media Pro
Media Pro 1.4.1.67972
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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
What's New
Version 1.4.1.67972:
  • The Phase One renderer now supports the same images as Capture One 7.1.2.
  • Improved ability to keep custom sorting with filtered catalogs.
  • Fixed several issues relating to resetting of media item paths.
  • Less likely to encounter conditions that result in catalogs becoming temporarily read only.
  • Fixed issues regarding Action Log showing error messages when no errors.
  • Now ensures that flat keywords have no duplicates and are in alphabetic order.
  • A number of stability improvement and other bug fixes on both platforms.
  • Fixed several problems with user interface of Catalog Sets and Hierarchical Keywords.
  • Fix for memory leak which could lead to a crash situation.
  • Fixed occasional crash while importing XML format Media Pro catalogs.
  • Better handling of offline items while importing XML format Media Pro catalogs.
  • Now maintains all file dates whenever possible when moving or copying files.
  • Fixed UI issues relating to catalogs with long names.
  • Fixed crash which could occur in Show Similar command.
  • Fix for Media Pro sometimes hanging at launch when recent catalogs are on unmounted network volumes.
  • Fix for truncated filenames when exporting embedded annotations to JPEG files with long file names.
  • Fixed Action>"Move to Trash" keyboard shortcut.
  • Fixed problem with Batch Rename on French localization.
  • Fixed watermark preview orientation.
  • Fixed some cosmetic UI defects.
  • Fixed issue with adjustments inside EIP files not rendering correctly.
  • Fixed issue on importing PSD files larger than 1GB.
Version 1.4.1.67972:
  • The Phase One renderer now supports the same images as Capture One 7.1.2.
  • Improved ability to keep custom sorting with filtered catalogs.
  • Fixed several issues relating to resetting of media item paths.
  • Less likely to encounter conditions that result in catalogs becoming temporarily read only.
  • Fixed issues regarding Action Log more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Elandy reviewed on 29 Aug 2013
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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Dano45 replied on 13 Sep 2013
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/
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Ocd commented on 29 Jun 2012
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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Prharris reviewed on 28 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 1.3.0.57935]

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Prharris replied on 19 Aug 2012
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.
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Mo007 reviewed on 08 Jun 2012
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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Fishboy commented on 28 May 2012
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
[Version 1.2.0.54197]

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Cameraguy5 replied on 30 May 2012
This is not a new version....it's the same one that was released last January.
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Cynic reviewed on 13 May 2012
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!!
[Version 1.0.1.50536]

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Thresher-The-Shark replied on 29 May 2012
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.
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Bigdave56 commented on 20 Mar 2012
'Visit Developer's Site' is a dead link.
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Capitan commented on 09 Mar 2012
Does iPhoto not do the same?

Wow, the price is historical!
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Rubaiyat replied on 05 Apr 2012
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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Patoche reviewed on 01 Dec 2011
I want to love Media Pro but, but, but it is so slow...come on ! At least have some kind of cache, that pictures already displayed do not take two seconds to show without pixels.
How do you want to work with this to compare two pictures, my memory is not so good, above all when the change are tiny.
Yes I know there is the "table lumineuse"....but....
Wait to see this largely improved, for the rest...good as was iView Media Pro.
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Mo007 reviewed on 09 Nov 2011
This is for version 1.1.1
Still needs a lot of work, I don't see much improvement over the previous version. Phase One claims that it runs faster which I don't is the case. I ran this version against Expression Media 2 on my Mac Pro and honestly I could not tell the difference! The only thing I noticed it got fixed is now shutter speed and aperture is showing correctly. I am still not happy the way this application opens high resolution images, when I double click on the image it takes 2 seconds or more to render completely!! Media Pro opens the image pixelated and after 2 seconds or more image becomes clear. Very annoying. For the stability I cannot comment but it did not crash on me while it was loaded on my computer. Lastly still missing three features on the image editor. I can see that Phase One is working on this application but their progress is very slow and I am not sure if I am willing to spend more money on version 2.
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mischivo had trouble on 09 Dec 2006
I think that the latest version of this program has a SERIOUS MEMORY LEAK. I've noticed RECENTLY, that after working on some files, opening and closing in photoshop, saving and reloading--the usual stuff--the memory iView starts using is insane! I've never seen it climb to 950mb before this update, but now I can regularly make it suck that much of my precious RAM away. I hope this is known and being worked on, because I would hate to think that this is a glitch on my end.
[Version 3.1.2]


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mischivo had trouble on 02 Dec 2005
I may be mistaken, but version 3 may have destroyed the bundled Batch Annotation Script "Event Date from Capture Date". It no longer works, and I have a feeling it is because the meta field "Event Date" has been changed to "Date Created". Is anyone else aware of this problem or am I the only one? I used this feature for every single photo I catalogued in version 2.6.x, and now it's broken, and I can't revert my catalogue back to 2.6 complaint. Shucks :-(
[Version 3.0.1]

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mischivo replied on 02 Dec 2005
I was incorrect. Apparently I had the field names set to IPTC core and not iViewMedia V2. Sorry.

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Godefroyr rated on 05 Jun 2013

[Version 1.4.1.67972]



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Godefroyr rated on 25 Feb 2013

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Paddy57 rated on 02 Dec 2012

[Version 1.3.2.58847]



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Godefroyr rated on 19 Sep 2012

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Zincker rated on 18 Jul 2012

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Godefroyr rated on 05 Jun 2012

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muapple rated on 18 Mar 2012

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Doncolore rated on 11 May 2011

[Version 1.0.0.49135]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Demo
Date:05 Jun 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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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 reports, export into one of several export options, as well as calibrate them in order to enhance their color, brightness, or other visual characteristic.


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