Centico Digital Photo Album|
This makes it much easier to backup photos than with regular backup software, because the user only has to backup the photos once in their lifetime, instead of being forced to backup again and again whenever the photos are edited. In addition to its backup capabilities, Centico Photo Album is also a full-featured digital photos manager that lets the user organize photos in albums, fix them with tools such as Crop and Sharpen, add tags, add descriptions to photos, find photos by text or tags, print or email photos, and view slideshows. Centico Photo Album keeps track of all the editing changes made to a photo and lets the user undo them at any time in the future. Photos may be stored on many disks: hard drives, CD-ROM's, USB drives, etc.; the application keeps track of all of the copies of an image automatically.
Centico Photo Album - Album Notes
A unique feature of Centico Photo Album is the ability to insert Album Notes directly inside albums. Album Notes are short paragraphs that the user can insert between photos. They can be used to describe groups of photos, create a travelogue, relate an anecdote about the photos, etc. By allowing both photos and text in an album, Centico Photo Album blurs the line between photo managers and desktop publishing software.
Centico Photo Album - Shoebox
Each album in Centico Photo Album has an attached "Shoebox", in which the user can place photos that shouldn't appear in the album, e.g. because they're duplicates, too dark, etc. This mimics the way users have long organized printed photos during the days of film cameras: the best photos went into the album, and the lesser photos were saved in a shoebox in the attic.
Centico Internet Photo Album
Centico Photo Album can convert albums into HTML Web Albums and upload them to the internet using FTP. A common real-world problem with Web Albums is that it can take many nights of work to create a nicely formatted album, because of the need to edit the photos and write descriptions and Album Notes. In order to provide instant gratification to eager friends and family, Centico Photo Album allows uploading a Web Album to the internet while it's still being worked on. Afterwards, the user can regenerate the Web Album very quickly after every small improvement.
Digital Photo Management application
Centico Photo Album will automatically recreate and upload only the actual changes that had been made to the album, making this a fast and practical approach for publishing Web Albums incrementally. In addition to viewing the user's photo collection in albums, Centico Photo Album contains a built-in file viewer that displays the image files and folders on the user's hard drive, similarly to Windows Explorer. The Files Panel and the albums can be viewed simultaneously in split-screen mode, allowing the user to drag individual photos from the hard drive into an album.
Centico, Ltd. is a software company based in Jerusalem, Israel. Centico o was founded in 2003 by Oren Hurvitz to create an application for managing digital photographs. An avid amateur photographer, Oren found that existing products did not meet his needs. It was not possible to create rich albums; backup was treated as an afterthought; and the products ignored the real-world challenges of managing a collection of thousands of photographs for many years. It was time for something new.