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CDView Pro; CDView LE

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Type of Program: Graphic viewer
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98
Company Name: Tlonstruct Software
Version: 1.3
Price: $25 Pro Version; $0 Light Version
Installed Size: 920K (Pro); 673K (Light)


I wish I could say these two programs were the be-all and end-all of photo browsing and management, but I can't. The management functions, such as assigning photos to groups, are too clumsy and entirely too difficult to figure out for beginners.

What I CAN say, however, is that both programs are more than competent photo CD Browsers which allow you to page simply from one photo on your CD to the next, and which allow you to assign a numerical rating as you scroll through, and then sort the list of photos by that rating later. If you have a large number of photos, you can attach a one-word description to those that interest you, for later viewing, also. You can also note uninteresting photos and mark them by "deleting" them. Obviously, you can't delete a photo from a CD, but the "delete" feature marks those particular photos to be ignored in later viewings. If you change your mind at a later date, you can "undelete" one or all of them.

The programs both also have full screen and slide show capabilities, and both will also inform you if you have already viewed the particular CD you've just inserted in your player. Where they differ, in the main, is in the function in the Pro Version which will also allow you to view graphics and photos on your hard drive.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Support - UNKOWN
Reviewed by PJ List

Payment for the Pro version may be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

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