cdWorks Photo Helper 1.0 (FREE)
With the advent of digital photography, photo enthusiasts had been armed with some new tools
provided by the digital technology. When you take a picture with your digital camera, the camera
captures not only an image but also additional information (metadata) related to the place,
time and the camera itself. This information is stored inside a picture file as an EXIF record.
Some of the most useful settings are Date and Time, Camera Position, Sutter Speed,
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even your camera Make and Model just to name a few. If your are interested in photography
and would like to be able view some of the metadata or edit it (you can add your name as an Artist/Author,
fix the Taken Date or add a picture Title and/or Description) now you have an easy to use and FREE tool.
Our cdWorks Photo Helper will even let you rotate pictures and add a copyright watermark
with just a few mouse clicks. And if you upload your photos to social networks this is a must have tool for
protecting your photos from being claimed and or shared by others.
Flexible File Selection
Our cdWorks Photo Helper allows users to load pictures from a folder with an option to include subfolders. Files are being filterd during the load operation and only JPEG files
are loaded into a picture list table. Once the files are loaded they can be sorted by: File Name; Date Taken; Picture Orientation; File Path.
Rotate photos 90 degrees clockwise or counter clockwise. While the pictures are being rotated the EXIF record information is being updated to reflect the new picture orientation.
Synchronize EXIF Orientation/Dimensions Fields
Some applications are using the EXIF information to auto rotate photos before they are being displayed. If the picture physical orientation and/or dimensions do not match.
You can synchronize them with just a single mouse click.
Edit Date Taken.
In some cases the date stored in the Date Taken field can be incorect or missing (wront date in camera date setting, pictures taken in a different time zone etc.) With cdWorks Photo Helper you can
correct/adjust the Date Taken field in the EXIF record by either entering a new date or adding/subtracting a time interval.
Create / Edit Picture Title and Description.
Some applications can read and use information stored in an EXIF Title field. When a picture is taken, cameras leave this field blank but if your slide show or watermark
application is capable of using, it might be a good idea to fill it up. cdWorks Photo Helper will even let you enter a title base string, add the picture date automaticaly and even
a picture sequence number. You can also enter/edit picture EXIF Description field. cdWorks Photo Helper will remember your last enterd Title/Description and pre-populate the
dialog for each consecutive picture.
Create / Edit Author.
It is always a good idea to sign (or even copyright protect) your work, if you want to do protect your pictures before you share them with your social networks
cdWorks Photo Helper provides you with an easy way to populate Author field in the EXIF record, it will also remember your last entered autor and pre-populate
the Wizard's dialog for each consecutive picture.
Whether you want to add a text or a graphic to your pictures you can do that with just a few clicks of your mouse. If your pictures have a valid Taken Date and Author fields cdWorks Photo Helper can
generate the copyright message (e.g. Copyright © 2012 Custom DataWorks Inc.) with just a single click of a button (for a quick look at the Watermark Wizard scroll down to the
SCREEN SHOTS section below).
Full Screen View
If you need to see a current photo in a full screen mode, with cdWorks Photo Helper you are just one mouse click away.
Screen shot of the main application screen.
Screen shot of the Watermark Wizard interface.
Intel® 1.6GHz or faster processor (>2GHz strongly recommended)
cdWorks Photo Helper had been designed and tested on Microsoft® Windows 7® (64bit) and to take full advantage of all its
features we strongly recommend installing it on Windows 7® (64bit). It is also
compatible with the following operating systems:
Microsoft® Windows XP® Home and Professional Edition with Service Pack 3 (32bit) or Service Pack 2 (64bit);
Windows Server® 2003 with Service Pack 2 (64bit); Windows Server® 2008 (32bit and 64bit); Windows Server®
R2 (32bit and 64bit); Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate and Enterprise with
Service Pack 2 (32bit and 64bit).
1GB (2GB for 64bit operating systems) of RAM, 2GB (4GB - 64bit) recommended.
Minimum screen resolution 1024x768