Many moons ago, I posted about my struggles with choosing an image database management program. In the end, I decided to stick with IDimager (version 4, I think) over Adobe Lightroom.
IDimager continued to have some of the same issues with lagginess and performance, but I was willing to put up with it—and have—since then. It seems, though, that we’ve come to a crossroads now that I’ve discovered that there are no more upgrades to IDimager; they’ve replaced the product with Photo Supreme.
This in itself doesn’t necessarily turn me off immediately1, but I’m finding it difficult to determine if this replacement product is operating satisfactorily for the people who’ve made the jump. I infer that a lack of negative screaming indicates no horrific problems, but there aren’t too many posts which deal with the nitty gritty. In fact, there aren’t any that I can find. Most of the ones that are out there are from back in September, 2012, right after Photo Supreme went live (conversely when IDimager went dead). There’s lots of calls for additional features in Photo Supreme that used to be in IDimager, including version recognition of images and a file management tool2.
I’d welcome the use of a program that’s much faster, but not at the expense of some of the features I need.
I’ve put out a few inquiries to people and I’ll blog about it if I make the switch.