Peter Harris
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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.

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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.

Prharris rated on 03 May 2012
[Version 2.12]


Prharris reviewed on 03 May 2012
I have just started testing this but it seems to be excellent.

Within minutes defined my workflow: It imported 40 raw files from an sdhc card, converted them to dng (via a an app of my choice), imported them to a folder of my choice, simultaneously exported them to a back-up disc, opened and created a catalog with my chosen DAM software (media pro).

This took about 40 seconds. I'm blown away.
[Version 2.12]


Prharris reviewed on 15 Dec 2010
I recently bought a tokina 17mm rmc lens for my FF dslr. It was sharp enough and wide enough but had a mustache distortion that I couldn't correct in photoshop. To my surprise, Ptlens had this lens in its library. It also had the flexibility to work around flawed exif (olympus mount on canon eos).

The short version is - with 1 click this lens became a rectilinear architectural tool.

This is a great great app. As a bonus it works as a photoshop plugin - so your workflow is not interrupted. As a bonus to the bonus: you can have any lens calibrated for the library.
[Version 1.4]

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