A few years ago, iViewMediaPro was the preferred choice for those handling large catalogs of media files – it proved especially handy for managing digital photo files. It was quick, stable, and easy enough to use. There were numerous ways to find photos in a hurry, and ample options to customize things. This was in the “early days” of DAM (Digital Asset Management), and with it’s ability to handle over 100 different media types, iViewMediaPro proved a winner.
In fact the application was so good that Microsoft acquired iView in what appeared to be an astute move at the time. They made some tweaks, re-badged it asMicrosoft Expression Media 2, and life for Mac and PC users went on quite happily.
Well that was then and this is now. MS have now abandoned the product – most likely due to low sales (it is a niche product after all). While it’s still possible to download a 30-day demo, you cannot buy a license key or full version off MS. It is possible to find boxed product at online stores like Amazon, but for all intents and purposes the product has ceased to be.
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