DAM software replacement for IDImager

Started Sep 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
fuego6
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Re: DAM software replacement for IDImager
In reply to MisterBG, Oct 7, 2012

MisterBG wrote:

It puzzles me as to why people think it essential they  replace their software immediately it loses manufacturer support.

My copy of IDImager has not self destructed or ceased to work. It's still doing the excellent job that it always has and I see no reason to consider any alternative.

I've looked at 'Photo Supreme' as an alternative, but my initial impression is I do not like the UI, although further investigation may modify my opinion. I think the "discount" upgrade price is a cynical way of extracting more hard-earned cash from IDImager supporters. As far as I'm concerned there's no reason to stop using IDImager for the foreseeable future, since it's the best tool for  labelling, organising and cataloging my images. I've taken a quick look at some of the alternative DAM programs suggested here (mostly the free ones), but my impression is that they appear to vary between cumbersome and unworkable in their application.

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While I agree with your reasoning... there are a number of reasons to start looking for new software:

  1. new cameras will not be supported (ie: RAW formats, metadata)
  2. bugs will not be corrected (and there are still many out there)
  3. no enhancements of course... (I was hoping for a long list of them!)
  4. behind the curve? - I like to stay current with the software I use... as other move on, the user to user support will diminish as well.

Sure - the software will not decay on your machine... but... will you say the same in a year?  I've been using LR more and more and while it isn't ideal for keywording... it is amazingly fast to find image, filter them, create smart galleries and of course, professionally edit, print and create galleries all in a package that has tons of user support.  The icing on the cake is the new GPS module.. while again, not ideal, is way ahead of Idimager's user provided script.

Just my 2 cents...

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