PRESS RELEASE: Picture Information Extractor PIE 4.2 with EXIFcareT
Picmeta Systems released version 4.2 of its Picture Information Extractor (PIE), which integrates an editor for EXIF data. The special feature here is the EXIFcareT technology, which ensures that no information contained in the file gets lost. Using other programs for processing metadata, including the Windows Explorer, normally leads to the loss of the so-called makernote block in which additional data is stored in a proprietary format. With the latest version of PIE it is possible to edit tags such as description, name, coypright, recording date and time as well as the embedded thumbnail, while fully retaining the makernote data. The EXIF editor works either in single file or in batch mode for editing multiple image files simultaneously.
PIE is a photo browser and viewer with extensive metadata functions. The software extracts metadata from JPG and RAW formats of practically all cameras. Based on this data, PIE automates general tasks such as transferring and renaming of image files. The renaming is keyed to date and time or various photographic information, flexibly definable by the user.
Vertical photos are automatically and losslessly rotated. Due to a large database of camera models PIE is able to read makernote data of most cameras.
Other products from Picmeta Systems are PrintStation, a program for creating photo albums and proof sheets, and PIE Studio, which combines the metadata features of PIE with the printing functions of PrintStation.
Pricing and Availability
A free evaluation version of PIE 4.2 can be downloaded from the Picmeta Website. The software runs on Windows 95,98,ME,2000,XP and Vista. The full version costs US$ 29. Licensed users are entitled to lifetime free updates.
For further information on the product visit http://www.picmeta.com/products/picture-information-extractor.htm.
About Picmeta Systems
Picmeta Systems aims at making the workflow of digital photography easier and more productive. The basic approach is enabling automation and batch processing with consistent use of metadata. Easy-to-use interfaces and fast operation make the products suited for amateur photographers and professionals alike.
For further information about Picmeta Systems visit http://www.picmeta.com.
(First posted on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11:27 EDT)