GERBING Fotoalbum 14 is an unicode-enabled image data base software to archive find and display your fotos/videos. So you organize your image archive. You can create any number of foto albums. A single foto album is a union of files, data base and programs. GERBING Fotoalbum 14 uses a microsoft access data base or a Microsoft sql server data base.
If you have less than 10.000 fotos/videos on your computer you can possibly find them without a data base, for example by sophisticated names of folders and files. Users of metadata go a step beyond. Metadata fields are part of each foto. EXIF data is generated by the digital camera. IPTC and XMP data must be generated by the user, it is up to the user to take care for appropriate software to generate the metadata or for software to search for metadata. Even more convenient than the use of metadata is an image data base software for management of very many fotos/videos. Among the advantages of an image data base software are: creating custom keyword fields, the use of stored queries, diverse combinations when searching for keywords with AND, OR, NOT. GERBING Fotoalbum 14 can import keywords from EXIF or IPTC fields but also write back database keywords into IPTC fields. Thus you do not need third-party software for generating metadata.
The program fotos.exe distinguishes at the fotos in
- native data types 'BMP', 'CUR', 'DIB', 'EMF', 'GIF', 'ICO', 'JPG', 'PNG', 'TIF', 'WMF'.
- link data types more than 80
For a link data type the internal processing functions are not applicable. The program must execute a link on another program to display these data types.
The program can display videos with the data type
'AVI', 'MP4', 'MPG', 'MPEG', 'MOV', 'MPE', 'ASF', 'ASX', 'WMV'.