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Image database

pixelCAT is a software database tool that allows you to organize, categorize, search and display digital images on your hard drive or within a local area network.  If you have a large collection of digital images that you wish to link to a searchable database, pixelCAT is the answer.  Whether they be GIF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, or PCX images, pixelCAT can handle the task of linking all of your images to a searchable database. By linking your image collection to a database you will be able to add keywords, dates, names and comment fields to your collection, all of which makes finding that "image in a haystack" all the easier. pixelCAT does not actually store your images, but rather pixelCAT stores descriptions and keywords and the locations where your images can be found. pixelCAT is more like an index that can be referred to and searched to find, view and print digital images.
Picture database

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Find your pictures faster than ever before by typing keywords into the Search window:

Search image database

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You can create an unlimited number of databases, and display multiple databases within pixelCAT all at the same time.  For instance you may wish to create a database containing links to your large collection of clipart, and another database linked to a collection of Civil War photographs, and another database linked to digital scans of old book pages.  Engineering firms and government agencies may wish to create databases linked to plan sheets and/or scanned documents. Up to five databases can all be open at the same time within pixelCAT, and each database is displayed on a "tabbed" page (see example below):

Search image database

(In the above example, 5 image databases are simultaneously open,
starting with "Highway projects" and ending with "Miscellaneous")

What makes pixelCAT stand out from other digital image databases is that with pixelCAT you can create sub-groups from within a larger group of images.  Each record (or row) within a database can define and display an entire series of images based upon a filename filter.  For example, let's say you have 1000 images of assorted fruits in a particular folder on your hard drive.  Assuming you've named your images in a logical manner, such as APPLE1.JPGAPPLE-RED.GIFAPPLES.BMPAPPLE-WINESAP.TIFBANANA.JPGORANGE-NAVEL.GIF, etc. you can create a new record (a.k.a. a row) within the database and use a filename filter of APPLE* that will display all of the images whose filenames begin with APPLE.  You will be able to view one APPLE image after another, sequentially, and easily.  Simply click the NEXT button to display the next APPLE image.

Although using filename filtering is not a requirement, it is a unique feature to pixelCAT that you will not find in other software programs.  Filtering images by filenames may seem like a simple concept, but it can be very powerful if you devise a file naming procedure for your images and remain consistent.

For instance, let's say you are an architectural firm, and you wish to group house plan images and sheets according to house model within a database.  You can create a single database containing all of your company's house plans, and then create a record for each house design, and within that record display sequentially only images related to that particular house plan design.  For instance, let's say you have house designs, photos and plan sheets digitized for 3 different house designs: The Rockford, The Jefferson and The Cambridge.  And let's say that for each of these 3 house designs you have a front view, a basement plan, a first floor plan and a second floor plan. That's 4 images for each house design.  If you name your images consistently, such prefixing all of the "Rockford" design image files with ROCKFORD you would be able to create a new record within the database, then set the file display filter to ROCKFORD* and presto, whenever you click on that row/record within that database in the future, all of the "Rockford" design images will appear sequentially for you to view and browse through.  Only those images related to the "Rockford" model will appear when you highlight the "Rockford" record that you just created. You would then proceed to enter/create two more records, one each for the "Jefferson" and "Cambridge" designs.

Search image database

local phone exchange(The NEXT button will display the next image within the CAMBRIDGE record)

Any image being viewed within pixelCAT can then be:

  • Scaled

  • Rotated

  • Printed

  • Copied to another drive

  • Sent as an email attachment to Microsoft's Outlook

  • Bookmarked to a 'Favorites' list for easier future retrieval 

    clipart database
Hardware and software requirements:

pixelCAT requires a computer using the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Images organized

Download an evaluation copy of this program:

To download an evaluation copy of pixelCAT Image Database software program that you can use on your own PC computer, click on the "Download now" link below:

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Image database software program for Microsoft Windows. You can download this software program by clicking here.



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