Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to the National Geographic photographers group, The Photo Society. The topic of my talk was the death of iView (aka Expression Media, and Phase One Media Pro). This application has been a real workhorse for photographers, and especially for this group.
Phase One discontinued Media Pro about 18 months ago, but the real moment of truth is the release of Mac OS 10.15. It fully drops support for 32 bit applications so none of the iView/EM/MP versions can run at all under it. One day, you will upgrade your OS, and all the 32 bit apps will be dead. (Windows does not have the same problem right away, but it’s surely coming).
If you want to keep Media Pro running, you’ll need to delay OS upgrade as long as possible. This means keeping old hardware running since Apple does not allow you to install an old OS on a new computer. This is not a huge problem since older computers are inexpensive, plentiful, and powerful enough. If you need to upgrade your primary machine (and you will, eventually), you’ll need to have another machine to use the software with.
If you expect to make sure you can run the software, you’ll want to make sure you have a bootable clone backup of the OS drive, in the event your computer stops working for some reason.
Migrating iView metadata
Most of the metadata you create in Media Pro is standard IPTC data which is easily readable by many other programs. In order to make that info readable, you typically only need to export the metadata back to the files. (Select all files, choose Action Menu>Export Annotations>check all options and go.)
If you have Catalog Sets information, you will need to do some work to make it available to other applications. Note that one thing that will NOT come along is the sequencing of the Catalog Sets.
Migration with Bridge
You can convert Catalog Sets to Lightroom-compatible Hierarchical Keywords using Adobe Bridge along with a script. Install the script, and you can transfer the data with a simple menu command, Mediafire download among us.
Here is a link to download the script.
Programs that read the Catalog Sets
Photo Supreme is an application that can read the catalog sets information directly from the files and convert it to Photo Supreme Portfolios. This requires the use of a supplied directly by Photo Supreme.
Download the latest version of iView MediaPro for Windows. Professional management of multimedia collection. Under the name of iView MediaPro we will find a. There is a free trial download of a fully functional version of iView Mediapro. It's only good for limited time (21 days at present), so be sure to download and give it a test drive when you have some time to evaluate. IView Media Pro is compatible with Mac OS 9.1, OSX, as well as Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP.
Daminion is a Windows only program that looks almost exactly like Media Pro. It can read the Catalog Sets data natively, so no migration is needed.
A Big List
If you’d like to see a huge list of applications, check out list of applications shown at Impulse Adventure.
iView MediaPro is a commercial trial software app filed under cataloging software and made available by iView Multimedia for Windows.
The review for iView MediaPro has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC.
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iView MediaPro supports up to 100 different file formats, including RAW files, NEF, CRW, DCR..
iView MediaPro supports up to 100 different file formats, including RAW files, NEF, CRW, DCR or SRF files. Its main usage is to catalogue and organize any photo collection, so you will be able to add extra information about each one.
Iview Media Pro Mac Download Software
iView's award-winning software provides seamless workflow solutions for digital professionals, making media management easy. iView's key strength is the robust and highly flexible management of digital media files (graphics, photos, audio, video, illustrations, HTML, fonts). iView MediaPro streamlines processes and cuts costs from complex production workflow, making it a 'must have' tool for the creative professional.Compability and license
This download is licensed as shareware for the Windows operating system from cataloging software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 21 days). The iView MediaPro 3.1.1 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the full version of this software.Filed under:
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- Major release: iView MediaPro 3.1