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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    need a basic photo utility to replace Compupic..??

    I've been using Compupic Pro for a basic photo utility for 10+ years now... I love it; problem is, they never upgraded this to work with Win-7 OS... I've tried maybe a dozen utilities to replace it; but none have all the feature, with ease-of-use... I have Photoshop for serious editing... all I need is a simple, photo utility, with basic features... batch edit & rename, slide-show are really nice features that are included with the Compupic... any recommendations would be appreciated... thx, Rob.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Cambridge, UK
    They are selling a program for $49.95 that will not work on Windows 7! I would not have known that but have just noticed the "For Windows XP, 2000, ME, and 98" which I would probably have missed if I was not looking for it.

    I used to use this program http://www.multipleimageresizer.net/ but it will not create a slideshow.
    Batch Image Processing Features

    • Resize images
    • Rotate images
    • Flip images
    • Add single or dual borders to images
    • Add text to images (including file and EXIF information)
    • Crop images
    • Overlay / Watermark images with another image
    • Underlay another image beneath images

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    ...I know; it's stupid...I even called Photodex support; told them I would pay for another upgrade to a win-7 version... the old version actually DOES work somewhat w/win7; but it seems to have issues with some functions, & especially when working w/larger files.

    I'll try your suggestion, & let you know... slideshow is no biggee; I seldom use that feature...batch renaming is a nice feature, tho... thx... Rob

    FYI (update)... they just released a new version of 'resizer' 2 weeks ago; support for win8, & more details: http://www.multipleimageresizer.net/history.aspx

    updated report again... I just tried 'resizer' utility... no comparison to Compupic; which will [w/one-click] let you view image full-screen & zoom w/hotkeys... Cpic hotkeys page up/down goes to next image in folder... 'resizer' uses multiple windows, & runs slow... twice I tried opening a folder that had 1000+ files in it; & the program locked up... thanks anyway, but "thumbs down" on this one... I'm keeping XP on one pc, just so I can continue to use the Compupic... IMO, it's the ideal photo viewer utility... I'm really bummed they won't update it.
    Last edited by robiss; 10-19-2012 at 06:32 AM. Reason: updated

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Have you tried Photoscape (available free from www.photoscape.org)? It's very versatile, packed with features, easy to use and claims to be compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. I use it myself when I can't be bothered to open Photoshop, and it works very well.

    Just one thing: it will take some time to open a new folder with 1000 files as it loads them as thumbnails. (For enhanced performance, it does cache thumbnails in a database once a folder has been scanned.) Perhaps you should reorganise your folders so that each one has say 200 files max. Oh, and it has a slideshow function.
    Nikon D7000 and a bunch of Nikon stuff oh, and some Canon p&s's too

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    I installed both the Photoscape (mentioned in previous post) & also the "FastStone Image Viewer" (http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm)... both of these seem like very nice photo utilities (& both free)... so far, I tend to prefer the Faststone program; as it's format is nearly identical to the CompuPic... CONS: both these utilities automatically create thumbnails when a folder is selected... I don't like this, as it is a waste of resources, especially when opening large folders with thousands of images... Compupic allowed the user to de-select thumbnail creation... I have opened folders containing over 10,000 images with no problems... FastStone has a premium version for $40; perhaps it has this option... thx for your input... Rob

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Hendersonville NC
    CompuPic Pro DOES work with Windows 7 if you do a little reconfiguring. With CPic running, select Edit > preferences > miscellaneous Then uncheck the box "Enable Direct Draw Support".

    Now select Memory and increase the size of the memory for the first three items. I found that tripling each would allow me to work with large files. My monitor is 1920 by 1080 and camera is 10 megapixels.

    You might have to increase memory a bit more for very large files. The folks at Photodex recommended the first change and I found the second by myself.
    Last edited by RonWA; 02-17-2013 at 02:24 PM. Reason: Correct a Typo

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