Spb Software House has released Spb Imageer, a flexible photo viewing and editing tool for the Pocket PC platform, featuring one-tap slideshows, album creation, multi-threaded thumbnail generation and many other robust features.
Imageer was built with a sophisticated software engine that can open even the largest photos. According to Spb Software Housr, the testing teams used massive 11-megapixel images on storage cards to simulate a worst-case scenario, and Imageer made quick work of displaying and editing the images, even on a mid-range Pocket PC with 64 MB of RAM.
Imageer also features read-ahead image caching, which drastically reduces the time required for subsequent images to load. When the user is looking at one image, the next is loading in the background, so when the user requests the next image, it appears instantly. Without a feature like this, slideshows of large photos off a storage card would be a tedious affair.
Editing features include functions commonly required: red-eye reduction, cropping, auto-level adjustment, brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, lightness and full control of the red, blue and green color channels. Adjustments can be made to the image using the blur and sharpen plug-ins. Once the image has been edited, it can be saved as a JPEG with customized quality settings.
For Pocket PCs with wireless Internet access, Imageer offers a special feature with its Web album creation. By using Fotki Imageer users can create optimized versions of their photos, and upload them to Fotki, all with a few clicks. If users don�t have a Fotki account, one will be created for them automatically as part of the uploading process. Fotki offers free accounts with basic features, and paid options with premium services.
Album building was designed to be as simple and fast as possible � it�s possible to, with a few clicks and decisions, take hundreds of photos off a storage card and create an optimized album, small in size and easy to share with others. Imageer supports all the common imaging file formats, including JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG.
Spb Imageer is available in the following localized languages: English, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. French and German versions will be available shortly.