Kodak Imaging - ANY GOOD?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Mozzy, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Mozzy

    Mozzy Guest

    A recent discussion here mentioned XP and Kodak Imaging. I have XP
    so I went and followed some instructions on where to get Kodak
    Imaging.

    Unfortunately the help text didn't come with it, so I am only able to
    assess it slowly.

    No one mentioned if Kodak Imaging is considered good, bad or
    indifferent. Can someone say if it is really worth exploring.
     
    Mozzy, Feb 11, 2005
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  2. Mozzy

    Wayne Fulton Guest


    It probably depends on what you got, and what you will use it for.

    Kodak Imaging was included as part of Win98 and WinME, at menu Start -
    Programs - Accessories - Imaging. It was in all Windows until XP, but
    it is NOT in WinXP - XP has its own Picture and Fax Viewer instead,
    which only shows and prints. Imaging was a document program, for
    documents, more so than for photos... multipage TIF, etc (even reads
    multipage XIF files). It would read and write photos in TIF or JPG
    format, but it had no photo editing powers. In Windows, this free
    version was a minimal version, not the full version, which sells for
    about $170.

    It was Wang Imaging in Win95, before Kodak bought it from Wang. Then it
    changed to Eastman Imaging called eiStream, but now its home is at
    http://www.global360.com

    The full version was considered pretty strong for documents. It is more
    for business document applications. I have to think if you want a photo
    editor, then something like Elements or Paint Shop Pro would be a much
    better buy. In turn however, these dont do documents well.
     
    Wayne Fulton, Feb 11, 2005
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  3. Mozzy

    Mozzy Guest

    I see that Kodak Imaging gets installed into this folder:
    C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\ImageVue

    Also I notice that INF file to install Kodak Imaging (in Win2000) is
    called IMAGEVUE.INF.

    I guess this means that ImageVue is yet another name for "Kodak
    Imaging for Windows".

    So these seem to be equivalent:

    "Wang Imaging"
    "Eastman Software Imaging"
    "Kodak Imaging"
    "ImageVue"
    "eiStream"
    "eiStream Global 360"

    Phew!
     
    Mozzy, Feb 11, 2005
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  4. Mozzy

    Wayne Fulton Guest


    Except I think not the same version. The free Windows versions were a
    very light version of the purchased full version.
     
    Wayne Fulton, Feb 11, 2005
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  5. Mozzy

    Newron Guest

    Greetings Mozzy,

    Actually, the Kodak Imaging program, which is included with the MS Operating
    Systems from 95 to Me and I believe Win2000, was created by Kodak and given
    to MS for use in their OS. Wang Labs was the originator and Kodak bought
    part of the company that created that software. It has been in use for a
    long time now.

    XP does not include Kodak IMG but uses MS own viewer etc.

    If you are talking about some other feature or software program, let me know
    and I will track it down for you.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Newron, Feb 11, 2005
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