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Image Armada 1.5
Conclusion
October 26, 2005
Introduction Standard vs. Professional Creating Galleries Conclusion


Pros
  • Create a 3D gallery on CD/DVD
  • Upload gallery to websites for downloading
  • Variety of different galleries and templates
  • Depending on your familiarity with the program, you can create your own textures which can expand Image Armada's potential indefinitely
  • Wide variety of frames for images
  • Realistic textures
  • Simulation of galleries are very accurate, including an easel as an introduction
  • Affordable price
Observations
  • Program seems to not remember the "Show Tips At Startup" check box, and for a few other check boxes which prompt the user to choose whether or not to perform the action every time.
  • When creating CD/DVD package, the only folder where the final exported package can go, is the My Documents folder. There is no browse button, only a Make New Folder button, which can only make a new folder in My Documents.
  • No side-to-side movement within galleries. Only turning, forward, and back. Because of the environments of the galleries, having an option to move sideways would be very beneficial. UPDATE (1-10-2006): Side-to-side movement is available, but it's currently not documented. Press the SHIFT + (Left and Right) ARROW keys.
Cons
  • User interface could be a little more friendly
Image Armada 1.5 is one of those programs which I think has not been given enough exposure for alternatives to creating images on CD/DVD. There are the popular programs of course, but for $25, some really unique galleries for your clients can be created.

I give Image Armada 1.5, a

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As noted above, Image Armada 1.5 could have a more simplified and friendly user interface, but I was able to get a gallery up and running within 20 minutes and taking a peak at the manual. This particular rating was given to Image Armada because I believe it can be improved upon, and I look forward to reviewing it again in the future.

Tangent3D is a very interesting and creative company. Three-dimensional galleries bring life to what would otherwise be a stale and rather boring collection of images on a CD/DVD. For artists who want to explore alternatives of conveying their message to photographers wanting something more substantial than a two-dimensional viewer, Image Armada can be a very affordable option.

If you're looking for a very simple way to make viewing images exciting, and yet having the option to edit and configure your galleries in a variety of ways, I recommend Image Armada 1.5.


Purchase Image Armada 1.5 now directly from Tangent3D.



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