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PhotoKey 3 sneak peek - text and hot folders!

Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 10:08am

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Simon K Jones

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The PhotoKey 3 launch is getting nearer, so we thought it was time to reveal some more new features.

Text

This is a feature we're really excited to include with PhotoKey 3 and PhotoKey 3 Pro. The new text system enables you to add titles directly to your images without needing to use extra software.

In the screenshot below you can also see that the text interface has the new positioning tools, meaning you can adjust it directly on the canvas rather than having to fiddle with sliders.

Hot folders

PhotoKey 3 Pro has a brand new ability to use 'hot folders'. You can specify a folder on your computer and PhotoKey will keep an eye on it and automatically update the foreground list based on the folder's contents. This means you can set up your camera to transfer images to the folder as soon as they are taken and PhotoKey 3 Pro will automatically import them.

Also speeding up your workflow is the new image navigation system. You can now switch to a specific foreground image from any toolset using the listing at the bottom of the workspace - there's no longer any need to switch back to the Import toolset.

Speaking of which, we've completely redesigned the foreground and batch export listings, so you can now arrange and manage your images much more easily.

We think that PhotoKey 3 and PhotoKey 3 Pro both represent big jumps forwards for the series. You'll be able to get your hands on them very soon.


PhotoKey 3 and PhotoKey 3 Pro will go on sale next week at a special launch price. Upgrade discounts will be available for owners of PhotoKey 2 and PhotoKey 2 Pro.

Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 6:43pm

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Axeman

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The new text engine is quite excellent. I'm sure the Hot Folder setup will prove very useful to many users as well.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 7:19pm

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text function is great, now you can have a magazine layover and customize the text to each person you take a picture of.

The hot folder function is really something we're looking forward to
Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 7:49pm

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Some nice features being added to PhotoKey, will any of these eventually carry over to Visionlab? Such as the text engine or the rotate and scaling by mouse mentioned in an earlier thread.

Koradin
Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 8:30pm

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You've always been able to rotate and scale with the mouse in VisionLab by right-clicking the corner or middle handles.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 10:08pm

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I've been using visionlab for ages now and had no idea you could do that. Thanks for pointing it out schwar.
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 8:52am

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PhotoTainment wrote:

text function is great, now you can have a magazine layover and customize the text to each person you take a picture of.

The hot folder function is really something we're looking forward to
Great news! We really hope that make it easier and faster for you guys to use. There have been lots of tweaks to how the batch stuff works, it's much simpler and more productive now.

I'd say that the jump from PhotoKey 2 Pro to PhotoKey 3 Pro is bigger than the original jump from PhotoKey 1 to PhotoKey 2. Hopefully you like PhotoKey 3 as much as we do. smile
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 12:00pm

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Tarn wrote:



I'd say that the jump from PhotoKey 2 Pro to PhotoKey 3 Pro is bigger than the original jump from PhotoKey 1 to PhotoKey 2. Hopefully you like PhotoKey 3 as much as we do. smile
You almost got us begging to try a beta haha