has added a new option to the entire Cumulus product line (Single User Edition, Workgroup Edition and Enterprise Edition) to support Kodak professional cameras.
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The Cumulus Option with the new Kodak filters will be available next month for the Mac and Windows in English, German and French. Mac system requirements are Mac 8.6 or later, including Mac OS X (10.0.4 or later). The option consists of two different filters enabling users to manage and use photographs taken with the following Kodak cameras: DCS 3xx, DCS 4xx, DCS 5xx, DCS6xx, DCS 7xx, SCS2000, DCS EOS, NC200, DCS Pro Back, DCS Pro Back Plus and DCS Pro Back 465
This option gives Cumulus users access to the image data of professional Kodak cameras in their original resolution and therefore in better quality. During the cataloging process of the images Cumulus automatically creates a thumbnail with adjustable size. With the preview integrated in Cumulus the cataloged images can be viewed in full screen size, as well as in original size.
With the new option, users are now also able to convert cataloged pictures of the Kodak DCS or Kodak DCR format into other image formats such as TIFF or JPEG using the “Convert to” functionality included in all Cumulus Editions. That way these pictures can be processed in common image editors and placed in DTP applications, said Jennifer Neumann, CEO of Canto.
During the cataloging process all the image information is saved in the Cumulus catalogs. Even the metadata contained in the pictures is extracted, so that users can search for the data in Cumulus anytime. Common metadata standards such as EXIF (camera settings information), calibration and — depending on the camera — annotations and GPS data are captured in Cumulus. Using the GPS data Cumulus can show map information on the shot location and also search images taken in selected regions. To do so, users can open a map within Cumulus, select regions on it interactively, and Cumulus will show all cataloged images taken in the region, as far as they contain the respective GPS coordinates.