Portfolio is not free.
If you into extensive archiving, viewing, cataloging, updating, etc,
Portfolio is suburb, with it keywords, text content search,
audio/video search and playback, but at about $100 a throw, it is not
a casual utility.
Many Custom labs (like Dale) now provide viewing, slide-show,
software which is included on the CDs of the pictures they scan for
you, such as Picture CDs. This software can be used by copying it
onto your own custom CDs, and versions for most platforms are
included. I don't know of any software that doesn't involve an
"Install" for PCs. Or anything that is free, but there are some
shareware packages that are platform specific.
What the original poster wished for was a method of creating a
"gallery" containing thumbnails of the images contained on the CD.
The recipient of the CD would then open the gallery, click on a
thumbnail which would "point" (open) the image he selected. Like the
custom lab software.
You can also make your own hypertext document which points to images.
Like a catalog. Think about that.
>But you need to pay for Portfolio to be able to make the portfolio that the
>free viewer shows.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Richard N. Moyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 11:22 AM
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Viewing Software
>| Check out Extensis Portfolio. Cross platform, all formats,
>| slideshows, select galleries, etc. You can place Portfolio Viewer on
>| the CD, if the recipient doesn't have it. The viewer is free. You
>| need to make a catalog first, place it on the CD with the images
>| along with a copy of the viewer. http://www.extensis.com
>| >Dear all,
>| >I have only recently started burning my pics to CD and would like some
>| >software that will display thumbnails and the full size images directly
>| >the CD. Does the list have any recommendations as to a software package
>| >I can place on a CD of images so that the recipient can view these?
>| >Bob Turner
>| >Dundee, Scotland, U.K.
>| >Website : www.bawbee.co.uk