May 5, 2009 in Disk Cataloging (E)
[prMac.com] Langenhahn, Germany - Norbert M. Doerner today released CDFinder 5.6, a massive update to the powerful disk cataloger. CDFinder keeps track of your digital photos, songs, movies, and all other files, regardless of their location. CDFinder 5.6 now catalogs thumbnails of various video file formats, improves geotagging support for photos, and offers many new features and fixes.
New feature Highlights:
* Catalog thumbnails of video files - and not simply the first frame, but a frame from about 20% of the duration of the movie
* Expanded geotagging support, including the ability to search the iPhoto 8 database from within the GeoFinder window of CDFinder, and a blazing fast parallel upload of multiple photos to the Locr geophoto community
* Cataloging has become more robust, and now includes the contents of ISO disk images, thumbnails of graphic files without proper name suffix, contents of RAR archive files larger than 4 GB, and now also the cover art of AAC files, and podcast textual information
Metadata - CDFinder catalogs metadata of songs, movies, and photos, including the MP3-Tags of several audio file formats, EXIF and IPTC data of photos, and Adobe XMP. All these are clearly arranged in the user interface, and can be extensively searched. For numerous photo and video formats, CDFinder generates thumbnails during cataloging, displaying them in all list and icon views.
Integration - Offering a tight connection to major productivity tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, FileMaker Pro, Roxio Toast, Apples Spotlight, Finder, and iPhoto, and the extensive support of drag&drop into other applications, CDFinder can support many workflow scenarios.
Geotagging - While many tools now catalog geotags, only CDFinder offers the cool GeoFinder, which searches for photos taken near a spot, now even including all photos in an iPhoto 8 database, or the KMZ export for coordinates and photo thumbnails as a way to give geolocated photos to friends.
Networking - Store your catalog database on a server for access from all Macs in the network, and with the sidekick product CDWinder for Windows even from all PC's from the dark side.
Since the first release of CDFinder 1.0 in 1995, more than 41,000 customers in 82 countries around the world, including NASA, IKEA, BBC, Mattel, Rand McNally, Random House and Warner Bros., are using CDFinder to organize their digital library, and manage their data.
German, English, French, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch
* Universal Binary; running natively on PowerPC and Intel machines
* Requires Mac OS X v10.4 or later
* 10 MB Hard Drive space
* Previous versions for older Mac OS operating systems are still available
Pricing and Availability:
CDFinder 5.6 is a free update to licensed users of CDFinder 5.x. A free demo version can be downloaded from the CDFinder website, the price for new users starts at 29 Euro. Multiple user packs are available for network users.
Norbert M. Doerner is developing great Mac software since 1991. Popular products include CDFinder, and various plugins for the Finder, iPhoto and Aperture. Copyright (C) 1991-2009 Norbert M. Doerner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Finder, iPhoto and Aperture are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.