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ContextView Pro

Type of Program: Graphics
Supported Platforms: Win95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP
Company Name: Mystik Media
Version: 1.0
Price: $25.00
Installed Size: 1.65Mb


Wow! They have done it again! I don't know what those guys at Mystik Media are smoking but let me have some too.

This program develops an idea that someone should have come up with eons ago it is so GOOD. Here is what it does, you right click any image or video file and you get a thumbnail view of it. Now that would be enough for most of us not using ME (Which can show thumbnails). But for ContextView Pro it is only the beginning. First of all you can resize the image thumbnail in the options menu, you can view the images in a folder as a slideshow.

Hey I'm just getting started.

Now remember this is all done when you are right clicking. You immediately get below the thumbnail image the details of the file you are looking at (jenny2.jpg, plus 1800X1200X24 bit 944k). That would be enough for 25 bucks right? Nope you can zoom the file, copy to the clipboard, make the file your Windows Wallpaper, create GIF animations from selected images.

And now here is the EXCITING PART. You can convert the file into over 60 supported formats!

I'm not done..

You can even edit the file, flip, mirror, rotate, resample, resize, and auto-trim. Okay here is the rest of what you can do without opening a graphics editor. (Most of it): A variety of filters can be applied (Add Noise, Anti-alias, Average, Brightness, Color Resolution, Contrast, Despeckle, Emboss, Gamma Correct, Gaussian Filter, Grayscale, Hue, Intensity Detect, Invert, Median, Mosaic, Motion Blur, Oilify, Posterize, Remove Redeye, Saturation, Sharpen, Shear, Solarize) directly from the context menu.

There is even more but I think you are ready to try it out yourself aren't you?

In conclusion ContextView Pro is a new concept in imaging and is Great! Try It! Buy It!

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Reviewed by Harvey Green

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