CNET Editors' review
PixFiler is an attractive and easy-to-use program that lets users easily organize their digital images. The program's intuitive interface makes it a breath of fresh air compared with other image management programs.
Everything about PixFiler is easy to figure out. The interface is split into two panes: one for thumbnail previews, and another to view the full-size image. Getting images into the program is simple: users choose the directory they want to import, selecting the entire thing or specific images, and the program loads the images quickly. From there, users can edit image information, including ID number, date, description, and so on. Multiple photo indexes can be created, allowing users to organize sets of images into albums. All of the program's functions are easily accessed through buttons and menus across the top of the screen. The program is definitely only a file management tool; it doesn't contain even the basic photo-editing functions that many such programs have. However, the program does allow users to set a default photo editor, which can be opened from within the program. We also liked how easy it was to create both CDs and Web pages of images. The program's Help file is well-written and thorough. Overall, although the program doesn't have any flashy features, it gets high marks from us for being so easy to use.
PixFiler has a 30-day trial period. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.
From BR Software:
With a digital camera it's easy to take a lot of photos but it's not so easy to keep track of all the photos you have taken. PixFiler is a quick and simple program that will help you catalogue and share your pictures. Just add your photos to the Photo Index, annotate, and place them into categories. Locate and show any photo in seconds. View your photos by date, place, event, category, and folder/CD using the Navigator View. Create searchable insert-and-run CD of selected photos and send them to friends and relatives. Automates creation of simple web-pages so the whole world can see your photos. Print your photos on your printer. Select 1, 2, or 4 photos on each page or print contact sheets.Copy and convert many image files at once. Resize your photos quickly. Send pictures as email. View EXIF metadata. See location on a map. If you store your photos on CD, PixFiler will keep track of your CDs and tell you which CD to insert. Thumbnails will be stored on your hard disk so you can display thumbnails without having to insert the CD. Powerful features to annotate your photos. Add the same text to many photos in one operation. Import annotations from text files. Export data from PixFiler to use them in other programs. Supports BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF, PCD, PSD, PNG, PCX, TGA, CRW, NEF, RAF and several other graphic file formats (totally 20 formats). Reads RAW format files formore than 100 digital cameras.
What's new in this version:
- will now list suggestions for place and event when annotating photos.
- some minor buffixes
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"The best program for image annotation"
Version: PixFiler 4.2.11
The user friendly interface allows fast, easy insertion of dates, places, events and descriptions for each image, with drop down pick lists and copying to next image, etc.