Quote: Originally Posted by Ardfry
What's the price of the Ardfry addon going to be ...
And is it better than the other freebies ???
Photoshop covers a lot of ground. We're initially focusing on where we have customers--professional photography (due to our RAW codecs), and grapic/web design and pixel art (due to our PNGOUT products).
Our PSD codec is very fast for even large numbers of files.
Since it's a full blown codec and not just a thumbnail provider (although we do include one) you can view PSD files in Photo Gallery and Windows 7 Media center. Some people use PSD as the working format for their photography, so having the ability to view their PSD files in Media Center and Photo Gallery is an advantage.
The codec also provides metadata to Windows and therefore integrates with Windows Desktop Search. I imagine larger design departments have trouble finding files from time to time, so this should be of great value to them.
Also, since it's a commercial product, we'll be providing support. We've helped out customers on short notice who were working with hard and fast deadlines.
The price for the initial release is $19.95 US. Time is money, so the gain in efficiency will pay for the codec almost immediately.