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Software for cataloguing designs


#1

hi

is there a software for cataloguing designs? i’m not really sure what
all i want it to contain… it’s just a random thought. but all
and direction would be immensely appreciated.

thanx in advance
pallavi


#2

If you are a mac user, there is an easy database package “bento”. I
played with it yesterday, and it seems very friendly. You can
download trial version for free. I do not remember website, just
google “bento”

Leonid Surpin.


#3

Pallavi,

There is a great program called Bridge by Adobe. It is used to
catalogue, rate photos in different catergories, make “stacks” of
them based on commonalities, etc.

You can display thumbnails in several different ways, like a page at
a time, or on a “film strip” (several horizontally spaced).

Like most Adobe software, it is not cheap, but quality rarely is
cheap.

steve


#4
There is a great program called Bridge by Adobe. 

Steve jogged my memory. I couldn’t remember the name of that. One of
the oldest, easiest and still best graphics cataloging programs is
Thumbs Plus. It began life as ThumbUp many years back. It started
out free, now it’s $50 and up. It allows all the usual sorting and
cataloging functions - tags, exif edits, groups, and of course,
thumbnails. I’ve used it over the years, not so much recently. You
can download a trial or buy it here: http://www.cerious.com


#5

It’s quite a bit more than just “not cheap”. It is only available as
part of the Creative Suite, the cheapest version of which is over
$1k. It is also Adobe-centric in its file handling so if you happen
to be designing with Corel or some other non-Adobe product it’s a bit
punishing. Unless you also need Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
the cost is stratospheric.

A better product for organizing all types of digital files and a
stand-alone application is Extensis Portfolio…

http://tinyurl.com/2nb689

It’s not cheap either but at $199 it’s far more affordable than CS3
and far more flexible for cataloging, sharing and so forth.

RC2


#6
It's not cheap either but at $199 it's far more affordable than
CS3 and far more flexible for cataloging, sharing and so forth. 

Extensis makes good stuff… I’ll point out what I would hope is
obvious, too. If someone wants to catalog 3d designs -.dxf of.obj
files, I don’t know anything that will do that - there’s a few file
viewers but they’re not built for cataloging, that I know of. Just
take a jpeg snapshot of each design, name both files exactly the
same, and there you go. Probably obvious, but you never know…

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com