Beginners enthusiasm got the better of me. :-) I'm not familiar with the
products you mention, but I wish I'd found your list yesterday! Thanks
for the URI to www.controlledvocabulary.com.
As you say, the ACDSee categories are not true facets, but with a bit of
discipline I think they should be able to be used in a similar fashion
(which is what I wanted).
It's an interesting design trade-off. A consumer product has to be
flexible enough for anyone to be able to use it in almost any way that
suits them (i.e. minimal constraints). Whereas, a product for
information professionals can be more constrained.
BTW, I forgot to mention that I have no links with ACD Systems
what-so-ever, apart from now being a customer. I paid full price.
Digital Earth Pty Ltd
David Riecks wrote:
> At 12:52 PM 1/23/2004 +1100, Andrew Hallam wrote:
>>Anyone interested in digital photography might like to know that ACDSee
>>6.0 allows the user to define categories that can be used like facets.
>>You can tag each image with any number of categories and then use them
>>to filter and search your photo collection. The out-of-the-box
> This isn't really anything "new" IMHO. Canto Cumulus has had this same
> facility for several years. If you organize your folders in a similar
> logical structure it will pick the folder names for use as "categories"
> with a specific field in the database dedicated to such. You can also then
> assign the same image to multiple Categories as you please. I believe
> iMatch does much the same.
> There are links to those mentioned above as well as several of the more
> popular image database programs (including a review) on my Controlled
> Vocabulary site in the imagedatabase section
> In addition, the "File Info" feature in photoshop, as well as a number of
> IPTC editors
> (http://www.ControlledVocabulary.com/imagedatabases/iptc_naa.html) allow
> you to "tag" an image with multiple keywords to aid in retrieval.
> At their core I don't think any of these qualify as a strict "faceted
> classification" system, but it is one way to get the job done.
> David Riecks (that's "i" before "e", but the "e" is silent)
> david@... http://www.riecks.com/
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