MacStock Photo Functions
1) Use MacStock on a multi-user system. On a networked system, a user could enter new photos while other users are doing photo searches, printing labels, etc.
2) Use MacStock as an individual photographer or an agency with an unlimited number of photographers. Each photographer can use a unique system of coding including customized headers for each code segment.
3) Have MacStock automaticaly increment segments of the photo code number - keeping separate track of the next available number for each different photographer.
4) Mark photo dupes or similars on printed labels, (using your pick of indicator - some marking each dupe with unique dupe number) without having to create new records for each copy. All copies retain the same main ID # (Photo Stock Number.)
5) Enter a series of photos that are somewhat similar without having to type in anything other than changes from the previous photo.
6) Print a list of all photos with code numbers, caption-descriptions, etc.
7) Do a quick "keyword" photo search using any word within the caption, description, or note fields.
8) Print photo labels for 35mm slides. Two, three, or four labels are printed for each photo - including a caption, photo number, copyright notice, credit line, model release info., co. name and address, bar codes, etc. Temporary labels are posted, on demand, from photo entries. Edit any label before printing, or add custom labels for photos that have not been previously entered.
9) Tell MacStock to print caption labels on 4 OR 5 lines.
10) Print labels for b/w prints or large format transparencies, including "Address/Rights" labels.
11) Print photo labels on a partly used sheet of labels. Tell MacStock on which line to begin printing.
12) Access "Help Topics" whenever you are in the program.
13) Call Photo Agora with questions, at any time.
14) Record a new photographer and decide whether to use one or two photo codes for each photo. You can elect to use both the photographers original photo coding system AND your own.
15) Show individual photographer statistics by clicking on buttons to bring up lists of photos, sales, photos held, etc.
16. Type the beginning letters of any word in an existing caption and have a matching caption fill in automatically. Use a pop-up menu if you want another choice.
17) Use the 16 MacStock photo categories which contain up to 50+ sub-categories. Customize these categories and sub-categories to fit your own photo strengths.
18) Display a list of "subjects" (items, locations, ideas, etc. that you have photographed or may want to photograph.) Have the list sorted in order of your own customized "priority or status number." Double-click on a subject line in the list, then click on a button to show a list of all previously entered photos for that subject.
19) Assign to any photo, a dollar value that is different from the default value you have entered on the "Preferences" form.
20) Do a photo search and view by lines of text, which can be customized to include six columns of information, from the following fields: Caption-Description, Photo Stock #, Neg./Code #, Photographer #, Rating #, Date Taken, HVS (Horizontal, Vertical, or Square format,) number currently IN stock and/or number currently OUT.
21) Use the photo entry form to record film/camera stats. for any photo. Assign a number or numbers in the "Group 1" or "Group 2" fields to identify this photo as belonging to a particular slide set, etc. Do a search to list all photos in one of these groups.
22) Search for photos using criteria such as "greed" (without using keywords.)
23) Do a complex search for photos such as: Vertical color photos taken in Vermont, during the winter, that include elderly men; and each photo must be in stock and have a technical rating of "6" or higher.
24) Let MacStock do two completely unrelated photo searches at the same time and combine all photos found on one list. For example, a search like the one listed above, PLUS horizontal photos of dogs.
25) Print a "Stock List" of unique photos that is automatically created as you enter new photo records.
26) Review a "Photo Inventory" list to see which photos are currently out of stock.
27) Make a photo entry and let MacStock figure out from previously entered Models, whether or not this photo should be marked as "Released."
28) Look at a list of photos that include a model you have recorded in the "Models" file.
29) Record a photo job where each photo has the same caption. Let MacStock automatically sequence photo numbers and print photo labels for each - yet store only one "job" record.
30) Catalog photo CDs and view a "thumbnail" of each image - either individually or as a group.
31) Import scanned images and attach to photo records. Store the actual image for an instant preview, or store only the "path" to where it is stored. Externally stored photos can also be previewed at the click of a button.
32) View a group of scanned images that are stored externally after doing a photo search. Images are loaded in a temporary file and viewed as thumbnails. Double-click to see the full image.
33) Search for a group of photos and have the photo list, which includes photo code numbers, captions-descriptions, etc., saved as a document. Sore the document within MacStock or externally.
34) Create multiple on-screen slide shows using any number of slides, automatically displayed in any order.
35) Do a search and view by thumbnails. Choose a form that shows either 21 or 80 thumbnails per page.
36) Import any document from any application and later search for documents by name, application, etc. View the first page of the document if the type is TEXT, PICT or EPS. To see more, or work on the document, double-click to launch the native application.
37) Use the "Appointment/To Do Calendar." View by week, by month or in list form by "To Do" items. (A calendar showing items for "This Week" is always displayed after launching the program.)
38) Automatically schedule repeating calendar items. Items may be repeated by the week, month, or year.
39) Keep track of milage, work hours, and /or expenses using the calendar.
40) Batch import a folder of images with along with any embedded "file info."