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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder-Search For Images By Content
In our digital era shooting and editing digital photos is part of our daily life. Unfortunately we rarely keep a well organized database. We copy images to temporary locations in different formats that we needed at certain points of our work and forget to delete them. Searching for a photograph by its content was an impossible task for a computer so soon we are going out of storage. In such situations what comes extremely handy is a product developed by MindGems Inc.
I am going to introduce you here – Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder. Though a bit long, the name of the product describes it perfectly well. The product will find similar images regardless of the file name, format, image size and bit depth. Image processing is a heavy task and the performance achieved by this application is incredible. It manages to scan thousands of images in few minutes. I got also some information from the company about a new feature that will be available in the upcoming version. A photo search option. It will let you search for images by a sample. You will no longer have to search for your wedding photos. Do you remember that photo you mailed to John? Just load it in Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder and it will find the rest of the images for you. A very nice feature that will let you find the rest of the images from the set by loading a single sample.
Many professionals and also advanced photographers take images in RAW format. The quality of the RAW images is much better compared to JPEG, but the drawback is the size and the fact that very small amount of products supports it. The good news here is that Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder will provide also a RAW support soon for all the popular camera brands available on the market.
I must admit also the vast variety of image formats that it supports. Here is a complete list:
- JPEG Bitmap (*.jpg;*.jpeg;*.jpe)
- Compuserve Bitmap (*.gif)
- Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
- TIFF Bitmap (*.tif;*.tiff;*.fax;*.g3n;*.g3f)
- JPEG2000 Files (*.jp2)
- JPEG2000 Code Stream (*.j2k;*.jpc;*.j2c)
- Targa (*.tga;*.targa;*.vda;*.icb;*.vst;*.pix)
- Paintbrush (*.pcx)
- Windows Bitmap (*.bmp;*.dib;*.rle)
- Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
- Enhanced Windows Metafile (*.emf)
- Windows Icon (*.ico)
- Windows Cursor (*.cur)
- Wireless Bitmap (*.wbmp)
- Portable Pixmap (*.pxm;*.ppm)
- Adobe Photoshop (*.psd)
You can download a fully functional demo at the company web site – Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder.
Also do not miss to check out the detailed Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder tutorial page
Free Boss Key is a version of Anti-Boss Key with some limited features.
Free Boss Key lets you hide and restore the windows (programs) from your screen with the press of a hot key or a mouse shortcut. It will cover all the tracks of the running programs by hiding them also from the task bar and the system tray. In addition to that Anti Boss Key will not close the applications but keep them hidden in the background thus preserving your data at the point of interruption. All you need to do when the threat has passed is to hit the bosskey shortcut again to restore your work at the point of interruption. In addition to all that the application can mute the sound, switch the display resolution (if you was playing a game), start (bring to top if running) an application (the one you are supposed to work with) and many more. Please take a look at the features list for more details.
By hiding windows you have the freedom to protect your privacy and hide sensitive information from praying eyes.
Developed by the best software engineers at MindGems Inc., Anti Boss Key perfectly fits in our collection of “MUST HAVE” software products. It is designed to work perfectly on a vast variety of operating systems and hardware configurations. Bosskey’s size is diminished to reduce memory usage without making compromises to the features in order to run without disturbing your usual work. It’s speed is brought to maximum to allow you react as quickly as possible to any threat that appears. You won’t feel even a slight difference in the performance of your home or office computer after installing it.
Anti Boss Key – Features
Instantly hide windows with a secret key combination
Set selected volume level or mute the sound
Restore all applications exactly to the same state
Anti-Boss Key will switch display resolution to the one that you usualy use (Useful when playing games or watching a movie)
Don’t cover chosen applications
Bosskey will Automatically start the application which you are supposed to work with ( For use at work )
Anti-Boss Key will work invisibly in the background for additional privacy
Easy to use ‘Drag and Drop’ interface
Customizable hot keys
Context sensitive help
Anti-Boss Key is extremely fast with low system resources consumption
Cover task bar
Hide desktop icons
Hide newly created windows while in hide mode
Close the window that was active before hiding
Anti-BossKey will hide tray icons in the tray notification area.
Bosskey will keep the applications running to allow them perform the necessary tasks while they are hidden
Bosskey hotkey to lock workstation and start screen saver automatically
Password protected access to the bosskey application
You get all of the above features in a single bosskey application that will help you to quickly hide windows and protect your privacy!
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder version 188.8.131.52 is available for download. Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is the only product of this kind that supports almost all common RAW digital camera image formats – Camera RAW (*.crw; *.cr2; *.nef; *.raw; *.pef; *.raf; *.x3f; *.bay; *.orf; *.srf; *.mrw; *.dcr; *.sr2; *.dng; *.erf; *.mef; *.arw) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
The new version also provides a new Photo Search feature that will find similar images by a given sample.
Here is a list of the supported digital cameras:
Supported Digital Cameras
RAW digital images are supported only in Pro and Corporate versions of the software.
You can always use the DEMO version if you want to try this feature.
Note: Digital cameras not on the list below might be supported too. Please download the demo version in order to test your images.