PRESS RELEASE: Picmeta Systems releases PIE 5.5 and PhotoTracker
Picmeta Systems released version 5.5 of its Picture Information Extractor (PIE) with numerous enhancements. A new freeware allows track based geotagging.
PIE is a photo browser and viewer with multi format support and extensive metadata functionality. The latest version adds geotagging with an interactive map and full batch capabilities. Reading and writing of EXIF and IPTC metadata is faster, a search function has been added and the import feature includes a browsable summary of created folders and transferred files. The makernote database has been updated to support the current line of digital cameras.
While PIE 5.5 allows viewing and manually setting the photo coordinates in a map, the new Picmeta PhotoTracker automatically geotags photos based on track data from GPS exchange files. This virtual connection between GPS receiver and digital camera works with any device.
The focus of PIE lies on the first steps in the imaging workflow, such as importing, renaming, viewing and tagging. The concentration on repetitive tasks that normally affect 100% of the photos allows PIE to be lean and fast. With less than 4MB and running on all Windows versions from Windows 95 to Windows 7, PIE is also perfectly suited for photographers on the go.
Other products by 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
PIE 5.5 and PhotoTracker can be downloaded from the Picmeta Website. Both run on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.
The update to PIE 5.5 is free for all registered users.
The full version of PIE costs US$ 35, Picmeta PhotoTracker is free.
For further information on PIE visit http://www.picmeta.com/products/picture-information-extractor.htm.
For further information on PhotoTracker visit http://www.picmeta.com/products/phototracker.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 Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 22:31 EST)