NeoFinder Sample Use - Photographer
As a Photographer, you usually have to deal with a really large amount of precious digital photos in your portfolio, either taken with your digital camera, or maybe even scanned with photo scanners.
You can of course keep all your photos online on an array of very large disks, but even in that case you want to backup your data to prevent losing important photos.
Most applications such as Apples Photos.app, or the old iPhoto for the amateur use, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for the professional use, only deal with photos available locally. So these will fall short when it comes to dealing with your archive on LTO, backup disks, or even BR or DVD-ROMs. This is where NeoFinder as your photo database comes in!
Add or edit the IPTC tags of your photos, because any additional textual data will improve the chances of quickly finding the right photo. For that you can either use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or even the venerable Graphic Converter.
Then burn your precious photos on DVD-ROMs (better twice, to make sure that you don't lose one of them, or that one media will become faulty). Then catalog the DVD with NeoFinder, and from that moment you can have NeoFinder search your photos for you!
These photo and image types are currently recognized by NeoFinder:
RAW (.nef, .raf, .orf, .dng, .mrw, .crw, .cr2, .kdc, .dcr, .ptx, .pef, .arw, .srf, and even the .fff files of the Hasselblad family of cameras)
Adobe Photoshop PSD
Adobe Illustrator (.ai, both "PDF compatible" and XMP thumbnails)
Maya IFF ("form4" only)
Serif Affinity Designer (requires their software to be installed on the Mac)
A list of all supported RAW formats in NeoFinder can be found here.
The cool Photo Contact Sheet allows you to send a selection of your artwork to your clients, so they can look at it at any time:
With the unique FileCheck feature, you can even make sure that your photo files are still fully readable and unchanged on your backup or archive disks.
And since NeoFinder of course creates thumbnails of lots and lots of photos files, you are even able to see a preview of all results, allowing you to quickly see which are the right files.
NeoFinder will read the entire set of EXIF and IPTC data of every photo for you along with the thumbnail, and display it all in the Inspector section of the main window.
Of course, you can search for any of these fields in a very unique and detailed way that no other cataloger tool offers.
And of course, the brand new NeoFinder 7.0 contains a full Adobe XMP editor, so you can simply change all these fields any way you like, including the Ratings, Keywords, and the other fields.