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JpegWatch is a Image viewer from HandWatch Inc. JpegWatch will read industry standard Jpeg files straight from a VFS memory card and features support for high resolution devices and a host of other nifty features. New reviewer Edward Green brings us this review.
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I.M. Anonymous @ 2/5/2002 8:54:24 AM #
I think it is better than JPEGwatch

RE: AcidImage..
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/5/2002 9:11:04 AM #

Where is EXIF? EXIF Thumbnail for quick browsing? Color adjustment? Annotation?

And good luck when viewing a 2048x1536 (3.3Mega Pixel) image using AcidImage, as it runs out of memory quite easily.


RE: AcidImage..
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/5/2002 11:36:10 AM #
Yeah well at least you don't have to keep waiting for the program to re-decode the picture when you pan, that's annoying as heck.

RE: AcidImage..
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/5/2002 1:05:49 PM #
Tried both me prefer AcidImage.

RE: AcidImage..
Edward @ 2/5/2002 1:06:06 PM #
I am happy to say that I wrote this review before Acid Image came out. It too is a great application, but does lack the EXIF support and even with 2Mb free cant display large images from a Digital Camera at a native size.

I would rate them both similarly, although they have different feature sets.


I.M. Anonymous @ 2/5/2002 10:00:29 AM #
Cheaper (without the current discount), supports the HandEra 330's hi-res, allows you to copy images from an expansion card to an internal Palm database, and in general is a much more mature app.

RE: JPGview
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/5/2002 10:27:17 AM #
Agreed... it works very well. Can't comment on its color abilities, as I have a HandEra as well. I like its support for hi-res and MMC/SD and CF slots. Its nice to take a CF card from my Epson digital camera, pop it in the HandEra and review the pics.

Anyone else using it in a Sony (color and MS support)... care to comment?

RE: JPGview
Edward @ 2/5/2002 1:14:14 PM #
Another great application, but again it requires lots of free Ram to view larger files.

Why is a jpeg viewer "news"?

donpdonp @ 2/5/2002 12:23:14 PM #
The text of this announcement is trying to get me excited about a jpeg image viewer. It starts by saying there are a lot of image viewers, then it implies jpegwatch is the only native jpeg image viewer. That may be, but why does the palmos community get excited about something as mundane as a native jpeg image viewer? and who is going to pay $10 let alone $20 for this?

It feels like the PalmOS community is where the PC community was in the BBS days. I remember my first image viewer for the Tandy Radio Shack Color Computer 3. I thought it was cool. Maybe this is normal given the state of the hardware. I'm not a PPC user but I'll bet Pocket PC has come with an image viewer from the start and it can probably handle 4 or 5 "desktop-native" formats.

RE: Why is a jpeg viewer
rldunn @ 2/5/2002 12:54:21 PM #
It's not news; it's a review.

RE: Why is a jpeg viewer
popko @ 2/5/2002 5:20:54 PM #
heh heh ... looks like donpdonp is gona get flamed very soon ;p

RE: Why is a jpeg viewer
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/6/2002 12:16:51 AM #
I'm guessing that Donpdonp doesn't do much digital photography. If he did, then he would know that all image viewers are not created equal. Any why is it that people assume that because something isn't of interest to them that it shouldn't be of interest to others? I, for one, always enjoy reading about imaging products for the Palm and will be happy to pay for this software.

Need in-depth 3-way comparison

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/5/2002 3:48:43 PM #
What we _really_ need is an in-depth 3-way comparison of JpegWatch, AcidViewer, and JPGView.

Ed? Anybody?

RE: Need in-depth 3-way comparison
Edward @ 2/6/2002 8:22:04 AM #
I think it is a case of trying them for yourself!

I like JpegWatch because I can use 1600x1200 Jpegs straight from my Digi Cam. I would like to be able to pan as JpegView and AcidImage do, but understand that the reason they can Pan is that they decompress the image into device Ram.

RE: Need in-depth 3-way comparison
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/7/2002 1:17:54 PM #
So nobody should ever review any shareware/freeware products for any platform, and nobody should ever read such reviews, because you can always "try them for yourself"?



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