Wer nutzt diese Software?

IMatch wird von professionellen und seriösen Amateurfotografen, kleinen Fotoagenturen, Bibliothekaren, Wissenschaftlern, Architekten, Geologen, Unternehmen, Militärs und Regierungsanwendern verwendet.

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

38 Bewertungen
  • Gesamt 4.9 / 5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit 4.3 / 5
  • Kundenservice 4.9 / 5
  • Funktionen 4.8 / 5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 4.6 / 5

Produktinformationen

  • Startpreis 109,99 $/einmalig
  • Kostenlose Version Nein
  • Gratis Testen Ja
  • Einsatz Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installiert - Windows
  • Training Dokumentation
  • Kundenbetreuung Online

Angaben zum Hersteller

  • photools.com
  • http://www.photools.com/
  • Gegründet 1998

Über IMatch

IMatch ist ein Digital-Asset-Management-System (DAM) für Windows und das Web. Es löst das Problem der Verwaltung von Sammlungen digitaler Dateien, indem sie durchsuchbar und zugänglich gemacht werden. IMatch bietet Tools zum Organisieren, Suchen, Anzeigen, Präsentieren und Konvertieren von Bildern, Musik, Videos, PDF- und Office-Dokumenten und allen anderen digitalen Dateien. IMatch ist seit 1998 verfügbar und wird in über 60 Ländern eingesetzt. Ihre lebhafte Benutzergemeinschaft und der engagierte Softwareautor treibt die Entwicklung von IMatch voran.

IMatch Funktionen

  • Anlagenbeteiligung
  • Berichterstattung / Analyse
  • Bibliothek von Vermögenswerten
  • Dateikonvertierung
  • Kategorisierung von Vermögenswerten
  • Kundenspezifisches Branding
  • Metadata-Management
  • Mobile App
  • Suchen / filtern
  • Versionskontrolle
  • Workflow-Management

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Die hilfreichsten Reviews für IMatch

I have used IMatch 5 since 2015 and rely on it exclusively for cataloguing my research photos.

Bewertet am 12.12.2017
Ray A.
researcher
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: Its one of the very best DAM tools for cataloguing and analyzing photos. It can also be used to sort and organize many other document formats including PDFs, .docx, odt

Vorteile: Easy to use exif data tool that I use to edit "date of capture" metadata when I take photos in different times zones, but forgot to change the camera's regional settings. Powerful batch renaming tool An excellent image viewer that I use to review all images, delete poor quality images, and assign ratings The keywording system in IMatch is well-designed, in fact the best I've ever seen on any software that I've used. By using a Controlled Vocabulary consisting of nested keywords, a user can easily find and apply keywords to their images. Users can import their keyword lists from Lightroom, or use a pre-existing paid or free Controlled Vocabulary list. The developer responds very quickly to questions on the user forum and fixes bugs very rapidly. IMatch 5 is updated regularly and, to the pleasant surprise of users, often includes new and useful features. I use the keywording controlled vocabulary in IMatch 5 to analyze and code research photos and videos and in this way, supplement a similar process in QDA software where I analyze and code textual data describing the images.

Nachteile: There's very little to dislike about Imatch.
As of 2017, a lack of detailed training videos probably detracts or inhibits more users from using it.
IMatch has many advanced features and learning how to use these will take a considerable investment of time.
A Linux and Mac version would be great.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von photools.com an 13.12.2017

Please note that there is a constantly growing collection of free training videos available for free in the IMatch Learning Center: https://www.photools.com/imatch-learning-center/

IMatch is a very powerful photo / video managing solution

Bewertet am 8.5.2015
Sebastian H.
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: Over the past years I've amassed about 30k photos and videos that were basically just sorted by date. While I had dipped my feet in organizing my photos many years ago using the previous IMatch 3, I didn't pursue the matter to no fault of the software, but because I had overly complicated my own workflow. A while ago I started over with the new IMatch 5 and while there is a bit of a learning curve while you get to know its features, it's amazing to see how flexible and customizable IMatch is. If you have an existing workflow, you should be able to adapt to your needs as the developer made sure that IMatch fully makes use of the existing metadata in your files, and is also compliant when writing back metadata for use with your other programs. For me without a good workflow yet, IMatch helped me in coming up with one for organizing my photos that should make it easy for me to locate any of my photos. With the huge backlog I have, I paid extra attention to not repeat the mistake I made all these years ago, where I tried to categorize / describe too much about my photos. Now I just have a few key categories that I apply and I can also tell at a glance which categories are missing from each photo. That way, I can easily work on other photos if working on a certain set of photos gets too boring. While having a huge feature set and tons of settings might be a disadvantage, the developer has added a superb help file to the program. The help provides not just a short explanation of the features and settings, but in depth information along with workflow suggestions that help you decide whether a certain feature might be beneficial for you. In addition to the extensive articles in the help, the developer is very active on the community forum. Pretty much all the time I've received super quick answers to my posts on the community, often within a few hours. Another great thing about IMatch is the constant stream of free updates, which not only include bug fixes, but also new features. While there isn't a Mac version, I can confirm that IMatch works great on Virtualbox on a Mac laptop. I have the database and cache images on a fast USB drive and use that on both my Mac laptop and Windows desktop. All in all, IMatch offers great value for little money and in a short time has become an invaluable asset in managing my photos and videos (and potentially other files in the future).

IMatch has been my DAM of choice for many years

Bewertet am 8.5.2015
Andrew L.
Pro Photographer
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: I'm a professional Sports, Festival and Press photographer meaning I have to manage and tag thousands of pictures every year. I also need to find specific pictures in my archive very quickly... with just a couple of clicks. The latest version IMatch5 brings many new features. It has proved very stable and the speed is very good indeed. The interface and the depth of information that can be searched and sorted is truly amazing. The screen layout can be adapted to your own specific requirements and the tools available must make this the most adaptable program on the market. For your information my current database numbers are as follows: Number of files (mostly NEF, JPG, PSD and TIFF): 340,000 images!!!
Database size: 27GB
Number of Categories: 5,000+
Number of folders: 200
Cache size: 340GB
Here are a few more details: I have IMatch5 set to make a full size cached version of every image (including JPG's). This allows be to take a 'complete' version of the database including the cache to clients on a laptop allowing them to view pics full-screen and even zoom to 100%. This obviously explains the huge cache size. I also push the boundaries by setting IMatch5 to render 600 x 600 pixel thumbnails. The resulting 'thumbnail view' in the database is superb and still allows me to scroll through folders with very little lag. I found the default size (200 pixels I think) too small on a large screen. I had also been spoilt by Lightroom's larger thumbnails. My desktop computer is several years old - Intel i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33ghz with 12GB RAM. I've upgraded the desktop system disk to a Samsung 500GB Pro SSD which keep everything moving along quickly. The IMatch5 database and Cache are also stored on a separate Samsung 1TB Pro SSD. You would expect that my large quantity of images should be handled by a 'specialist' program costing many, many times more than IMatch5. But I have 'grown-up' with several previous versions of IMatch and it continues to 'mature' seems to handle whatever I throw at it! The support offered by Mario Westphal is fast, detailed and helpful. This also gives me confidence in the program. I hope this comment enlightens other possible users and gives you confidence that, in this digital age of taking so many pics, IMatch5 should see you well into the future. I have no link to Photools IMatch5 other than being a very satisfied user.

Excellent DAM software... support is incredible

Bewertet am 21.9.2016
Aubrey O.
Advanced amateur enthusiast photographer
Fotografie
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: I have used IMatch for 8 years. I started with 3.6 and now enjoying the excellent features of v. 5.7

Vorteile: Ability to look at image details and search categories. On a thumbnail I can see camera type, exposure, shutter speed. I can categorize an image and then locate it using multiple search options.
I use this software for my cataloging together with LR6 for my processing. Lightroom cataloging is way behind this software... wake up Adobe!!!!

Nachteile: Learning curve can be a little steep, however the forum is very supportive. As it is active a search can find a solution to most issues. If not found then users and especially the developer is very active. One usually gets a response in a few hours... more often less than an hour.

A very versatile file manager for taxonomy

Bewertet am 12.5.2015
Peter B.
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: There are so many facets to this amazing resource that it is not possible in a review of this type to cover them all. Many aspects are covered by other reviewers, so I will concentrate on what is the most useful to me - the thesaurus. This feature provides lists for use in various parts of the application to assist in filling metadata, such as title, description and particularly keywords. The latter is particularly useful for dealing with large taxonomic lists, such as botanical names. These typically are arranged in a hierarchy. At a simple level this might look like:
-All plants
-Flowering plants
-Families (e.g. "Astereaceae")
-Species (genus + specific name: e.g. "Bellis perennis"
The hierarchy can be as simple or complex as required and can cover a great variety of taxonomies - for instance Geographic, Genealogy etc. In IMatch, by clicking on the lowest level (Species), all levels are written to the file as a hierarchical keyword and then automatically broken down into individual keywords. At the same time the IMatch database is updated. A simple template can be created that will then write any of these keywords to other metadata fields - e.g. writing "Bellis perennis" into "Title". This ensures that consistency and integrity of the database and titling and saves a lot of time. But it does not stop there. The thesaurus also caters for synonyms. So in the above example, the English Common name for "Bellis perennis" is "Daisy", French "Paquerette vivace", German "Gänseblümchen" etc. All these terms can be added as synonyms of the scientific and will then be written to the file's metadata and the database at the same time. The file's keywords are reproduced in the IMatch Categories view and panel, from where retrieving files is simple and fast. IMatch also provides comprehensive search and filter facilities which act on this information. For example, it is possible in my IMatch database to filter all images of, say Orchids from the Mediterranean area; this takes only a few seconds to set up and activate. Maintaining and editing the thesaurus is simple. Without the thesaurus managing my large collection of botanic images would be greatly more difficult and time consuming.

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