However, GRIPE images that had been previously digitized into the Kodak PhotoCD
format would not be viewable within a WWW-based delivery system, since most current WWW browsers are only able to display images in 3 image formats, namely, GIF, JPEG, and PNG.
Now transferred to PhotoCD
, even the good images (degraded by processing three steps removed from the original) are difficult to use without some manipulation.
At Wal-Mart you order a Kodak PhotoCD
that will take about 10 days and cost about 88 cents a slide.
Dabbler is PhotoCD
compatible and ships with a teacher's manual that borrows from Walter Foster Publishing's how-to-draw-and-paint art books.
The same can be said of another much touted format, Kodak PhotoCD
(PCD), which was embraced mostly by professional photographers to create and distribute their portfolios on PhotoCD
4GB DVD-RAM discs, the random-access drive reads MultiRead-compatible CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, audio CD, PhotoCD
, VideoCD, and CD-Extra media and DVD-ROMs.
But if you want to copy CD-ROM discs or create PhotoCD
or VideoCD discs, or record songs from an LP, a cassette player, or a CD player connected to your PC, these functions are available only in the Deluxe version.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kodak and YesVideo plan to: -- Develop new products for sale through Kodak's distribution channel -- Take advantage of the Kodak Picture CD and PhotoCD
products to help merge digital photography and digital video applications -- Integrate Kodak Internet photofinishing services in existing YesVideo products.
One can be used to create PhotoCD
optical discs, the other to make a VideoCD file.
In addition to being able to read, write, and rewrite DVD-RAM media, the Panasonic drives and GEAR Pro DVD software can read DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-Video, audio CD, CD-ROM, PhotoCD
, VideoCD, CD-Extra, CD-R, and CD-RW media.
Notice that I didn't write "CD-ROM recording," because this product can record CD-audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CD, PhotoCD
, CD-Extra, and even bootable CD-ROM (a godsend for backing up your system), and can handle single-session, multisession, and mixed-mode formats as well.
The drives also feature full read compatibility for all types of industry standard pre-recorded and recordable media including DVD-ROM, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, PhotoCD
and Audio and Video CD.