Compaq nw8240

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 7th 2005 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie

MTTL got paint all over its new computer this week. It's OK, though, because we Ctrl-Z'ed it and cleaned it all up. We mean, of course, that this week we got a Compaq nw8240 mobile workstation to play with and we also got our hands on a beta version of Corel Paint Shop Pro X. Sweet. Super easy install, none of that close all other applications, must reboot stuff. Unfortunately, we're going to have to reboot on the Paint Shop Pro review we wrote, since it turned out to be embargoed. We'll tell you all about it real soon. So, let's concentrate on what we can talk about, the Compaq nw8240

Photo album software comparison

Posted by Kathleen Maher on September 22nd 2003 | Permalink
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Kathleen Maher

The biggest problem of the digital age will not be how to get the digital media—it is flowing to and from the computer from every imaginable source including TV, video cameras, still cameras, Internet downloads, etc. The biggest problem will be how to organize the data. Photo album software has been around for some time but very little of it works well. New products have come out and each one is an improvement over the last, but no program has the perfect mix of features. The first requirements are ease of use and flexibility enabling the hobbyist to easily keep track of photos and for the professional to classify them according to subject, job, color, camera, etc. Assuming that the ability to create albums for the Web, make movies and slideshows, stitch photos, and add audio tracks are all features that are nice to have but not as necessary as simple organizational tools and batch processing, then all these products have fun features. And, all of these tools leave something to be desired.