Extensis Portfolio
Extensis Portfolio
8.5.8

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Extensis Portfolio free download for Mac

Extensis Portfolio8.5.8

01 October 2013

Set of powerful tools for managing digital content.

Overview

Portfolio lets individuals, workgroups, or enterprises manage digital assets in visual catalogs. Its new client/server capabilities provide fully scalable asset management for enterprises. Advanced features include scripting for unlimited automation and workflow integration, publishing catalogs on the Web, slideshows and importing fields from other databases.

What's new in Extensis Portfolio

Version 8.5.8:
  • Bug fix release.

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33 Reviews of Extensis Portfolio

Rbgphoto
23 October 2008
Version: 8.5.2

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Having read all of the comments on Portfolio and iMedia, I would question how valid the responses were... it seems to me that there's someone out there wanting to bag Portfolio and promote iMedia. Maybe I'm a skeptic but I think it's a shame if that's the case. There's better ways to compete with one another. I'm a professional photographer and getting valid, UNBIASED views would be appreciated on forums and I hope this is the case with this forum. However I'm inclined to ignore it as it seems too biased for my liking. If you want to have constructive criticism fine. I have used all the database software so if you do make comments it's good to be clear and concise and compare the two, not just make sweeping comments. I'll go elsewhere to find better comments, pros and cons, about the various photography databases out there. Shame, S
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0.5
mrsidoric
30 September 2013
Version: 8.5.8
Forget Portfolio -- it is buggy, slow, hobbled by poor EXIF implementation and expensive. As a former Portfolio user and proponent, I am saddened that Extensis has given lip service and hype rather than provide a complete overhaul of their once-great app. iView MediaPro was amazing before they cashed out to Microsoft who gutted it and abandoned the project. Other posters are correct -- the best MULTIMEDIA viewer is Adobe Bridge. There is NO quality cataloging or library tool suitable for large and robust collections. iView Media came closest ever.... hint hint developers.
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JasonE
04 September 2013
Version: 8.5.6
Well, as of today, Portfolio Stand alone is a dead product. Nice Extensis. Take a once-wonderful product and let it languish before killing it off without an ounce of respect. They could have sold it, spun it off or open-sourced it, but instead decide to throw it all away. Please, please, someone make something as good as this once was. We will buy it. The budgets and customers are there. Extensis only wanted big dollar agencies and did not care two cents about the small shops out there. To them, we're second rate citizens. To us, they are a third rate company, at best.
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Rmark
04 June 2013
Version: 8.5.6
This appears to be the old 2011 version. It is too bad that there have been no updates since then. We use Portfolio for its abbility to to import/export fields as tab-delimited text. Too bad it does not support Excel directly. There are several interface problems which never get fixed. Extensis does not seem to care about this product. I would be glad to discuss improvements with them.
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3.5
LKN G-Man
04 June 2013
Version: 8.5.6
Version 8.5.6 has been available since August 2011. I guess they are just trying to regain a little visibility here.
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Ocd
04 June 2013
Version: 8.5.3
fyi - I think that 8.5.3 is not the current vers... it's up to 8.5.6 or more... check the website...
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Macfoto
03 June 2012
Version: 8.5.3
International English Pricing (full Version): $262.08! Wow, for that you can buy Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom & some coffees! Too expensive!
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Rbgphoto
17 December 2009
Version: 8.5.3
I'd agree. There's actually not 1 seriously great image cataloguing program out there. Such a shame. We use bridge/lightroom for processing raw images but even that is as slow as portfolio to add/view data. And slower yet to do searches (if you think Portfolio is bad, bridge/lightroom are way slower and more expensive. So we add metadata but can't use it as a search tool. We're waiting for a better solution. There are a lot of other wanna be image programs but they are viewers more than anything. PROS about portfolio: Portfolio is more like a library catalogue (which is clunky compared to modern times) but EXTREMELY powerful cataloguing program. It can embed and export metadata into images which is awesome and simple. Speed hasn't been an issue with us and we run 1 catalog with over 20,000 images on a PC and another with 7,000 images on mac. The PC can be slow but it's a dog of a computer and it's the network that's slow not the program! If you have speed issues, try upgrading your machine. CONS: I agree with other comments tho, it's necessary to be able to embed metadata into raw files and be able to rotate them. That is crazy in a pro photo program! It is also for the serious/pro cataloguers who love it, but for photographers it's too time consuming for them or they don't understand the power of the fields. Shame they haven't kept up to date with the user's needs.
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Rubaiyat
25 July 2009
Version: 8.5.3
I have tried Portolio over I don't know how many versions and it never seems to get any better. It is slow, unstable (it crashes whenever it hits a file it doesn't like which is often) and unreliable especially with opening different version files. The killer for me is the constant crashes which force you to restart protracted cataloguing over and over to find the offending file. It is too stupid to flag the file that causes it to go down. I can only conclude those who seem to find it satisfactory are only scanning a small range of bitmap files, in which case I don't know why they don't just use iPhoto, Lightroom or Aperture. I do wish there was something on the Mac that was usable. Any suggestions?
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Rbgphoto
23 October 2008
Version: 8.5.2
Having read all of the comments on Portfolio and iMedia, I would question how valid the responses were... it seems to me that there's someone out there wanting to bag Portfolio and promote iMedia. Maybe I'm a skeptic but I think it's a shame if that's the case. There's better ways to compete with one another. I'm a professional photographer and getting valid, UNBIASED views would be appreciated on forums and I hope this is the case with this forum. However I'm inclined to ignore it as it seems too biased for my liking. If you want to have constructive criticism fine. I have used all the database software so if you do make comments it's good to be clear and concise and compare the two, not just make sweeping comments. I'll go elsewhere to find better comments, pros and cons, about the various photography databases out there. Shame, S
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F/8
11 May 2008
Version: 8.5.2
In short: STAY AWAY FROM Extensis Portfolio. I've been using Portfolio since version 7, on PC. Now I have a Mac, and am trying out version 8 with latest updates. But this software has become a nightmare, especially in view of the newer Bridge and Lightroom which do a better job. Portfolio issues: Keywording is a disaster. Especially when you consider that this is supposed to be an expensive DAM program. This alone is enough to ditch the software. Lightroom does such a graceful job with keywords, with hierarchy unlike Portfolio. Slugish. On my 8-core 2.8Ghz MacPro it is even slower than on my PC. Go figure. Expensive to buy and to upgrade. Even more so if you are not a US citizen. Unstable. Give it a few tasks to handle and it will hang and crash. I keep sending in the crash reports to Extensis, but never get any feedback. Cannot rotate an original unless it is a jpeg. Does not integrate well with Bridge or Lightroom. Did I mention that keywording REALLY sucks and it is outrageously expensive for what it is? Do your self a favour and do not buy it. It was once useful when it had less competition, but today there simply is no need for a single user to get Extensis Portfolio. I'm so disappointed with the money I spent on this bloated piece of junk.
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Jan-rybar
13 April 2008
Version: 8.5.2
Usefull utility, it can do a great job. But it's strange that Windows version is two or three times faster then OS X version...
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D9
28 January 2008
Version: 8.5.1
My main complaint w/ this software is that is way too slow. Searches, entries and even launching can take minutes to accomplish. Although we have a large number of photos, I would not deem it has extraordinarily large (~10K images) in the context of what this software is meant to accomplish. In addition, many areas of data entry are poorly executed. For example, if you should need to move the database to another location, all thumbnails are lost because the program only retains the image file location as the time it was entered; to update means you have to go back through each entry to update the image link. Pathetic! In lieu of the release of more modern programs like Lightroom and Aperture, Portfolio has really become a very out-dated program that deserves a major development overhaul to be better suited to modern OS's for both Mac and Windows. Currently using 8.1.1, not >
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Dijonaise
08 August 2007
Version: 8.1.1
For years now extensis has been selling crappy vaporware and I, for one, am sick of it! Here is how they operate: Step 1: Make a lot of grand sounding promises. Step 2: deliver about 80% of what the customer pays for. Step 3: Wait 6 months, roll out the promised vaporware and charge a full upgrade for the code already sold to the customer in step 1. Step 4: Deliver product that doesn't even really work. Case in point: We are on our fourth generation of the Portfolio Family of products and the main feature that I sold this crap to my bosses with, (cross platform asset server) still, to this day, does not work! These people will burn you too! My professional recommendation is to avoid all extensis products as they are primarily a marketing/profit driven company that will not provide a stable, functioning product. Furthermore the products they sell you will be deficient, and when they do get around to delivering the promised features, they will force you to pay more money for what you already bought.
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Jkidwell
06 September 2006
Version: 8.1
We would like to thank everyone who has posted constructive criticism on MacUpdate about Portfolio. A number of the comments in this list originate from many years back, and many of the issues listed have been fixed long ago. If you are having issues with a current version of Portfolio, we provide a number of ways to get free technical support. You can submit a request directly to our support team: http://www.extensis.com/en/support/index.jsp We also have forums where you can post questions directly to the Portfolio user community, as well as find out how others are using Portfolio, Portfolio Server and Portfolio NetPublish: http://forums.extensis.com/ Just one other short note: To get the most out of any asset manager requires a bit of thought and planning. If you are interested in learning more about the questions that you should ask before setting up any asset manager, please take a minute to check out the following document: http://dl.extensis.com/downloads/PF/EN/P/Portfolio8_BestPracticesGuide.pdf Thanks for your interest in Extensis Portfolio! Jim Kidwell Technical Product Specialist http://forums.extensis.com/
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Tim27
26 July 2006
Version: 8.1
I think that screenshot needs to be updated, no?
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4.25
Jan13
03 March 2006
Version: 8.0
First of all I must say, that I did found this program very useful !!! I to say that, I have to ad that it is so useful, that it is a part of my daily work-flow.... however on the other hand there are issues one of them very, very, very slllllloooooooow updates from Extensis as far as comparability with Canon 5D RAW format plus other issues.... It all seams to me, that Extensis do NOT met requirements of pro-users and I can say that since I am user of this software from "day one"..... my experience with Extensis is no good what so ever !!!
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1.5
Anonymous
29 September 2005
Version: 7.0.6
Version 7 is such a piece of junk that I cannot even find words to describe it. It is unable to open older version of its files, just hangs up forever. I must use v6.1.2 to be able to open catalog files found on my old stock photo CDs. Not recommended!
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Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 7.0.6
I'm not sure why the other reviews seem to favor iView over this program. I tried both of these on trial version for a few days. While Portfolio seemed a little slower on the learning process, it seemed more powerful. The one thing that iView had over portfolio was speed. The importing process for iView was much quicker, but I can deal with a slightly slower program with way more features and capabilities. Try both iView and Portfolio. Both are free trial downloads. I used both, and ended up buying portfolio. You be the judge- I'll think you'll find portfolio comes out on top
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AVFolk
09 November 2004
Version: 7.0.4
Cannot believe that Extensis is still trying to shovel this. Even if Portfolio sorta worked, even if it didn't crash, and even if it were FREE -- iViewMedia Pro would still be better. Portfolio is EOL and Extensis keeps reviving it one release at a time just to milk more money on the phony premise that they've fixed myriad bugs and faults. The haven't, and they won't, and from their 'support' -- they don't care either. iViewMedia Pro delivers -- Portfolio never will IMHO.
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Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 7.0.1
They keep updating this piece of junk, but never IMPROVING it. The thing is bloatware of the worst kind -- tons of useless features, but never does the simple things well. It's horribly slow (Took 2 HOURS to catalog 3600 images), crashes and is terribly non-intuitive. Graphicconverter has a MUCH better browser.
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Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 7.0.1
The best thing about Portfolio is it's appearence (contrary to the spectacularly ugly OS 9 screen shot that is inexplicably shown here). It's like a hot model with an IQ of 60...well, I guess that wouldn't really matter so much. OK, it's like a hot model with an IQ of 60 who hates sex. iView Media Pro is so far ahead that even if Portfolio were $10 it would still be too expensive. Portfolio is slower, more bloated, creates larger sized archives, etc. I think that even Cumulus would be better. Don't waste your scratch on this piece of eye candy.
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Anonymous
13 June 2004
Version: 7.0
Worst piece of shit browser program on the net. Downloads don't work. It offers nothing that iView doesn't already do better. Why does extensis even bother. Their customer suport is for shit as well.
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Anonymous
07 June 2004
Version: 7.0
Their web site is completely deaf! Trying all possible browsers and I can NOT download a thing! I call my friend to try their site, he told me the same! No luck! Anybody out-there having same problem?
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Anonymous
01 June 2004
Version: 7.0
I did try this iView "thing" and you folks are very correct! It simply ROCKS! I did buy it and I am happy, happy camper. Thanks for good advice!
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Anonymous
29 May 2004
Version: 7.0
Less than impressive screenshot...
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2.5
Anonymous
29 May 2004
Version: 7.0
Although the upgrade to 7.0 is a step in the right direction for Portfolio, I don't see any reason to switch from iView Media Pro at this time.
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AVFolk
29 May 2004
Version: 7.0
In a word -- LAME. In three words -- NOT WORTH IT. Better yet -- iView MediaPro actually does what Extensis has promised for years. Portfolio still crashes and blows away HUGE catalogs that took hours and hours to build. Portfolio is also very very slow -- prone to ignore known filetypes -- and has become very expensive like their competitor Canto Cumulus. Starve both these people, and buy a product that works and is supported by people who care -- iView MediaPro.
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Anonymous
29 May 2004
Version: 7.0
What's wrong with EXTENSIS! They are so overpriced It spin my eye balls! I give them $99.00 to get my self in to OS X not long time ago and now I have to go and brush my bank account again. Beside the point I do not see any pro-productive improvements here is this upgrade anyway!
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3.5
Paul
28 January 2004
Version: 6.1.3
Portfolio's QuickFind interface search facility is quick, screen previews are immediate (yes even for 50Mb files) and the ability to search while not even in the program, (using Portfolio Express) is even better. Metadata and caption details can generate an easy workflow for photographers and designers working with a high number of shots. I'd give it high marks for its useability. Much easier to grasp than Cumulus and its customisation/search engine makes it a better buy than iView Media Pro.
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FrankS
24 December 2003
Version: 6.1.3
Tried it and found it too much like Cumulus. In addition it is not very easy to use. iView Media Pro is still the best-I just wish iView was able to catalog Genuine Fractals files.
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AVFolk
24 December 2003
Version: 6.1.3
Save your time and money. iViewMediaPro is far better at managing digital media assets, has far greater stability, better ease of use, and far less restrictive licensing. Portfolio continues to devolve becoming nothing more than another Cumulus (money-grubbing) clone.
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 6.1.2
This application is sloooooow! Fast G5 but still waiting in to infinity to download for preview one 400Mb image! It's crashing as much as it can. Bad!
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Anonymous
28 October 2003
Version: 6.1.2
Not necessary waist of money but there are better ways how to manage my valet!
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