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.
It can read CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, PhotoCD
, and VideoCD discs-a big asset in this mess of incompatibility.
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-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.
One can be used to create PhotoCD
optical discs, the other to make a VideoCD file.
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 few occasions where the multiple transfer rate could be perceived were installations of gigantic programs, loading 24-bit images, and Kodak PhotoCD
Any CD-ROM application can benefit from this utility, but CD-ROMs with gigantic single files such as PhotoCD
files gain the most.
All Multispin CD-ROM readers are compliant with current industry standards, including CD-1, VideoCD playback, Kodak Multisession PhotoCD
, and Quicktime formats.