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Graphics Workshop Professional

Type of Program:Image Management
Supported Platforms:Windows 95/98/NT
Company Name:Alchemy Mindworks, Inc.
Installed Size:5.2M


This is the best graphics manager I've ever tried. It's simple to use; just install from the download without a lot of red tape. The help file is very clear and the toolbars and menus are almost self-explanatory. It's well worth the $40.00 registration fee.

Graphics are displayed via the "tree" system on the left side and are shown by "thumbnail" on the right side. Upon initial setup the graphics aren't displayed but are shown as the Graphics Workshop logo with the file name underneath. Since the package displays 40+ file extensions, including TXT, WAV, MOV, etc... which either don't have graphics or have the kind you don't want displayed, you can choose to display any or all of the images in each file, or choose not to display any at all. It doesn't update an entire drive all at once, but will update each individual file. I find that to be much better than waiting 5 or more minutes for other managers to scan and update every file in a drive all at once.

Once you've got your graphics displayed you can do almost anything you want with them. Graphics Workshop Professional converts between formats, does batch conversions, allows photographic clean up, and has a keyword search function. It allows for scanning, special effects, and plays MID and WAV files. It also allows you to view MOV and MPEG files.

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Reviewed by Beth Stoudenmire

Purchase Information:In the help menu you'll find "Help with Registering Graphic Workshop Professional" and from there it's pretty easy. You can order by V/MC/AE via secure online ordering, telephone or fax. An online order form is included for fax and snail mail orders by check. For an extra $5.00 you can get the CD-Rom which is the same as the download version.

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