From: Marc Rochkind <rochkind@ba...> - 2008-02-07 19:40:33
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<b>ImageIngesterPro</b> Version 2.3 is doing well and is very stable, with few problems reported, all minor. The latest releases are 2.3.04 for OS X and 2.3.03 for Windows.
<b>ImageVerifier</b>, which checks the integrity of images, has recently been improved. It's still in beta, but it's quite stable. Your ImageIngesterPro Registration Code works for ImageVerifier, too. That is, $40 pays for both.
I've recently written an article titled <a href='http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/01/meta-metadata.html'>Meta-Metadata</a> for the well-known web site The Online Photographer about what I've learned from examining reports about my images that were produced by a new free app called <b>ImageReporter</b>.
You can download versions for OS X and Windows from <a href='http://ImageIngester.com'>ImageIngester.com</a>.
On my main blog at basepath.com I've written a long article titled <a href='http://basepath.com/index-real.php?url=blogentry/2008-01-30a.htm'>How to Back Up Your Personal Computer</a>.
It's the only article I've ever seen that attempts to list each of the threats to data (six categories in all) and then evaluates each kind of backup (bootable, online, offsite, etc.) based on how well it can recover from each threat.
As you probably already know, the answer is a combination of backup methods.
A continual annoyance to me on OS X has been the inconvenience of backing up a folder or two to a CD or DVD when they don't entirely fit on a single disc, which is a limitation of OS X burn folders.
Very few burning applications, and none that come with OS X, can handle spanning.
Apple's Backup program reportedly can, but it only comes with a .Mac subscription, and it hasn't worked reliably for me.
So, I just finished writing a new OS X app call <b>SpanBurner</b>, which you can also download from <a href='http://ImageIngester.com'>ImageIngester.com</a>. It costs only $10 to get a Registration Code; without one, you're limited to two discs per burn.
As always, send your comments and support questions directly to me at <a href='mailto:support@...'>support@...</a>.