Cameraid 1.2 enters public beta!|
(Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 17:50 EDT)
Macintosh imaging tool has a new beta version...
Juri Munkki, author of Cameraid, a Macintosh program for acquiring, viewing, renaming and transforming your digital camera images, as well as creating index web pages and thumbnails, has been in touch to let us know that a new version of the program is now in beta testing. If you'd like to take part in the public beta, you can download v1.2 beta 1 from the Cameraid website. Changes from previous versions include:
- File name generation:
- A totally new renaming system is in place. This is a complete rewrite with backwards compatibility with the old version.
- You can use the old patterns (and your old batch processor files), if you wish.
- The new patterns (or variables) are shown in pop-up menus. There are many new items to choose from.
- The new rename system should be significantly faster for large numbers of files.
- Downloads now work on cameras with multiple folders. Use the pop-up menu to update the folder list and change folders.
- The download code was significantly revised and will hopefully work even better than before.
- Downloads now handle Quicktime Movies correctly.
- Movies can be played in the viewer.
- Movies can be batch processed (thumbnails, renames, web pages with QT movies).
- Movies do not currently rotate or transform at all. Lossless QT movie rotation will probably be added to a later version - possibly even version 1.2, if the beta test period is extended for some reason.
- Batch processor:
- The user interface was reorganized.
- Files can be selected based on their size (say, any JPEG files larger than 400KB could be recompressed).
- You can use flexible compression settings by setting a file size target and minimum compression quality (say, compress all files to less than 200KB or at least JPEG quality 75).
- Original files can be moved into the trash (very useful in itself for removing unwanted files using the grading system) or deleted directly.
- Smaller thumbnail file size (this is actually a bug fix - EXIF headers were usually copied into the thumbnail files, making them much larger than necessary).
- The splash and reminder screens were updated with new backgrounds.
- Many minor bugs were fixed, performance improvements were found (especially for opening photo collection files).