is a heavy duty, open source,
digital photo album software with unique features.
- ctPhotoBook is in the
process of becoming an OPEN
- As we still need to
clear some license issues, the source
code is not yet available.
- Windows binaries
(executables) available for download.
- Added CHANNEL MIXER
and CURVES functions, to better enhance
and or convert to greyscales (available through the [CM] button in the
- CompoHelp feature,
facilitating use of the 'rule
thirds' when cropping pictures.
- Rapid browsing and
lossless rotating of photos (using
cursor keys left and right to rotate, up and down to scroll)
- Thumbs printing is now
- An album can contain
ANY number of pages, each with
different size and/or orientation.
- A page can contain a
huge quantity of photos (without
- The ORIGINAL photo is
always conserved and copied unaltered
to the archiving subdirectories, this gives you in fact a full featured
archiving system with included layouting facilities.
- Each photo can be
resized and repositioned anywhere on a
page through easy to use drag and resize handles.
- The ratio cropping
feature has been improved with more
preset aspect ratios (1/1,4/3,5/4 etc...) (NEW in 1.5)
- The storage engine has
been completely rewritten and
optimized. (Pages are mapped to directories, which contain a) the
original photos, b) the resampled thumbs and c) the plain text file
descriptions with the layout information.)(NEW in 1.5)
- Your JPEG Photos can
now be rotated LOSSLESSLY through
selecting them with the mouse while holding CTRL or ALT key depressed.
It's a one click operation for fastest workflow.(NEW in 1.5)
- Existing pages can
easily be saved as layout templates to
improve your workflow. (NEW in 1.5)
- You can print single
photos any size, they can even span
more than one page (Poster Printing) (NEW in 1.5)
- Quickly print contact
sheets from any directory containing
photos (NEW in 1.5)
- While adding/viewing
photos, you are shown the EXIF Data
and the brightness histogram (This gives you valuable information about
the exposure for quick selection of the best photo.) (NEW in 1.5)
- The HTML Export
Generator Wizard now uses templates, which
leaves you total freedom of customization.(NEW in 1.5)
- The memory management
has been optimized for faster display
of even larger photos(NEW in 1.5)
- You can add multiline
text captions anywhere on a page
- A QUICKSTART button
allows you to start adding pictures to
your first album 10 seconds after the installation.
- Full screen
visualisation of album in slide show mode.
- You have full control
over the Z-Order (for photos whihch
partly overlapp) on page.
- The workflow has been
designed to allow you rapidly archive
and layout large quantities of hires photos.
- To obtain real long
time preservation (=archiving), only
widely documented file formats are used.
- Original photos are
preserved in the album's directory
tree and never altered, so they can easily be reused later.
- No more bothering with
filenames. Files are renamed
dynamically on import.
- While you add photos
to a page, you can rapidly browse
through directorys, easily crop and rotate.
- You can apply filters,
change brightness/contrast and/or
various effects to your photos (or part of them)
- Photos can easily be
moved and/or duplicated to other pages
- A snap-to-objects
function allows for precise positioning
- Pages can have a
bookmark, which allows for fast navigation
in huge albums.
- Page flipping is ultra
fast, even on less powerfull
machines, due to a UNIQUE way of storing original image and its
- When you print the
pages with your layouted photos, the
printing process is using the ORIGINAL file, to guarantee printouts in
best available quality.
- When you Zoom into an
image to see details, again the
ORIGINAL file is used to show you all available detail.
- All major file formats
- Due to the UNIQUE
storage system, Albums can
easily be burned on CD, CONSERVING
on the CD:
- The orginal photos
(in the original file format), for a)
REAL, longtime available
archiving purposes, b) reuse with other
programs, c) best quality impressions, d) reuse in ctPhotoBook, e)
whatever else can be done with a photo.
- Layouted (on pages
containing one or more photos) and
resampled representations for real fast on-screen viewing and page
- The freely
distributable ctPhotoBookViewer application.
- A textfile
containing description of storage method and
Read the help
file to get even more detailed info.