BoBman Posted August 16, 2017 Share Posted August 16, 2017 Hello, I have been a user of Extensis Portfolio standalone creating thumbnails, keywording them, using its custom fields such as Location, People names, Car Type, Aircraft Type etc which help in reminding me just what the exact name was I applied last time. Now that I am contributing to Alamy I can embed these into the image before uploading to Alamy and these become Alamy tags. That aspect is important. However Extensis have discontinued Portfolio standalone, the price for Portfolio server is well beyond most individual users pockets. It still works on Win7 and 8 but there will come a time it may not, so before procedding with a vast backlog of cataloging and wishing to get away from the practice on non camera taken images, of placing the same image into different subject matter folders, duplication triplication or worse not being good practice ! I need to rethink my approach with a new program, using it on all my raster images. One prog (Phase One Media Pro SE) mentioned as an alternative is not able to embed edited metadata to JPEG or TIFF files in the same way that Portfolio was able to, so thats no good ! What is there I can use to import the Portfolio catalogs and continue to do this ? To have to re-thumbnail thousands of images and apply their keywords all over again is out of the question ! This move by Extensis is soul destroying. I am hoping to also use the same program to take over from WhereIsIt which again is discontinued, it made thumbnails of every image, vector file, video etc I had on all my removeable media and allowed me to search on folder and file names and find where a file was. These thumbs one didnt keyword by the way, it just used the file and folder names., such caused me to do the duplication etc I mentioned. The new program must allow other progs to take over should that prog go the way of Portfolio and WhereIsIt. Thumbnails and their keywords for the photo library must be able to be seen and work as before. So either a prog to just replace Portfolio or also conveniently thumbnail and catalog all my files and folders. I eagerly await your suggestions. BoBman Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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