View Full Version : Advantange of AcidImage ove Splashphoto
08-20-2003, 01:33 PM
I haven't tried acidimage & don't know anything about it but have tried splashphoto and it seems great. Only thing I've noticed is that the photos need to be in certain folders.
Main reason I'm asking is since I'm going to be purchasing the Splash ID I got get Splash Wallet which would include both & Splash photo ams would probably be cheaper than buying Splash ID and AcidImage separately.
I've used both and the main thing for me is speed! Acid Image renders jpegs faster, has easier controls etc. Splash Photo works well but it corrupted some of my jpegs and was slower to render.
08-20-2003, 06:53 PM
I've also used both pretty extensively.
The faster speed of AcidImage (much less than 1 sec. faster) is not the only thing to look into. I think that AcidImage is a little bit more advanced in speed and controls BUT SplashPhoto is MUCH more advanced when it comes to usefulness organizing your photos.
Let's say that you have 4 or 5 Digital Camera photos that you want to be able to view on your new NX. Just drag the photos into the SplashPhoto Desktop (something that AcidImage does NOT have anything like). From this program, you can optimize (crop, resize, contrast, brightness) the photos for your 320X480 screen with a couple of clicks of the button. The next time you sync, the photos are on your device (very easily your choice of internal or external RAM) at a resonable size.
Most of us are just wanting to have a bunch of pictures from home to view on our PDA's. We don't need to waste 1000's kb's of RAM on our MS's with photos that are too large anyways. The SplashPhoto desktop makes this easily possible.
The SplashPhoto program on your PDA also sees/reads the pics that are taken by the NX camera. If you view them on your PDA with SplashPhoto, the next time you sync, those photo's also end up in your SplashPhoto desktop so that they are easily seen on your main PC.
You can also drag and drop pics from websites into the SplashPhoto desktop and they are automatically added too.
Though I like the "professional" feel of AcidImage the best, I find the usefulness of SplashPhoto is more useful in the long run. I REALLY wish AcidImage would create a PC program/conduit that really blows the socks off of SplashPhoto, but for now I've bought the SplashPhoto program . I'll wait until AcidImage comes up with a more complete system (PC to PDA to PC conduit) that is easy to use by my whole family, not just me.
Oh...about the cost, for 50% less than AcidImage ($30 when it is not on sale) which works for only 1 user, you can get SplashData ($20) that works with every user on your computer (ie: you, your spouse, your children) that has a PDA. AcidImage is overpriced.
08-21-2003, 12:23 AM
Acid Image can read more file types, plus it scans the WHOLE Clie and memory stick. Not only that, you don't need any conversion applications on the desktop if you use jpeg as most image editors worth their salt will accomodate jpeg photos. Another item, the zoom feature on Acid Image blows away Splash Photo by miles and faster too, noticibly faster!!!
I am registered for both, certain apps stand out above the rest. There is also fierce loyalty in application launchers too.
Acid Image continues to be the most popular for now.
08-21-2003, 06:04 AM
well said, hodson!!!
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