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Type of Program: Multimedia Organizer
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98
Company Name: PictureWorks Technology
Version: 1.0
Price: Free
Installed Size: 2.2MB


MediaCenter is a imaging application that lets you manage all your multimedia files. It lets you download, organize, and enhance your images. It also lets you send 5 NetCards. You can download pictures from Camera, Scanner, or the Web. The organizer lets you Organize, Find, or Prepare Pictures. The Enhancer lets you View, Fix or Print Pictures.

The NetCard feature lets you choose an image for the front of the postcard then add your text to the back. Then you have a choice of sending it through Windows Messaging, Outlook Express, Netscape and so on or saving it to file to send using another program like ICQ. You have the choice of saving it as a jpg file or an exe file which includes the viewer.

When downloading a browser window will be opened inside MediaCenter when you see an image you want to download then right click it and choose Download Picture to Organizer. Note the picture must be in .jpg format to download to organizer. The program does support jpeg, bmp, tif, png, wav, avi formats though. Right clicking a thumbnail image in the organizer gives you the choice of open, cut, copy, paste, delete, send as email, send as NetCard, rename, or view image properties. You can drag an image from the organizer to the enhancer where you can rotate, change brightness, change contrast, change sharpness, change saturation, copy, crop, and so on.

This is a nice freeware program and is somewhat easy to use. A real nice way of organizing. What I didn't like about it is the inability to download other formats such as gifs and animated gifs since there seems to a lot of those formats on the web. I really like the NetCard feature because it is easy to use and lets you save them as an exe with the viewer included and the file is pretty small but you can only send 5 if you want to send more you have to purchase the NetCard program but it has more features then the one included in MediaCenter. Note you have to fill in a registration form (its free) and then an email will be sent to you telling you where you can download MediaCenter.

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Reviewed by Zonia Heath -

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