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Oct. 31st, 2018 | 12:18 pm

Can anyone recommend:

  • a recipe manager? I'm trying to collect and organize my crockpot recipes; I've been using Gourmet for about two months now, but it feels fairly unpolished and tends to get in the way more often than it automatically Does The Right Thing™. Anything you're using that you'd recommend?

  • an image viewer? The one I'm using right now is QuickViewer; it's decent enough (and fast, which was one of my main requirements), but if you have alternate suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.

Thanks!

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moonhare

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from: mondhasen
date: Nov. 1st, 2018 01:16 am (UTC)
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Luddite that I am, I use one of those little metal boxes with alphabetized dividers and recipe cards.

I have no suggestions for an image viewer. I use Paint Shop Pro 5 still on the pc for opening and editing pics. Anything saved to the phone or ipad is best viewed in Google Photos.

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 2nd, 2018 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Heh. I'm old-fashioned – also just plain old, I guess, certainly old enough to remember things like MEALMASTER (I'm amused that that's still offered as a format for exporting recipes by Gourmet, BTW — but then, it was the de facto standard for a long time, so I shouldn't be surprised), but I'm not quite old-fashioned enough to use printed things.

I tend to use GIMP for editing — it's gotten a lot better and more usable, and the 2.10 release is pretty neat. But for simply viewing things, and navigating quickly through a directory full of pictures, it's less than optimal.

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Lucius

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from: ducktapeddonkey
date: Nov. 1st, 2018 02:48 am (UTC)
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Not sure of a good one for recipes.

Irfanview has been my goto for image viewing for years now.

Although, it's probably better as a quick editor and thumbnail creator than navigator/viewer.

My mate uses ACDSee. But I'm not sure if there's a free version of that.

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 2nd, 2018 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Irfanview might be worth another look, yes. I tried it once, years ago, and didn't quite like it, but it has probably changed and matured a lot since then.

That said, I really do need something that works as a navigator/viewer — that's really the use case I'm looking for. The only editing I might have to do with this one is rotating pictures if the EXIF rotation tag's messed up.

ACDSee, eh? That's an old staple for sure. :) But yeah, it'd have to be free, and ideally GPL'ed or so as well (less so for philosophical reasons than because that'd ensure it'd neither be crippled nor suddenly turn non-free in the future).

Speaking of old staples, do you recall Tiffy Pro? PV was a fairly popular image viewer in the MS-DOS days as well, in Germany anyway. (Also the one I used most.)

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lupine52

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from: lupine52
date: Nov. 1st, 2018 03:32 am (UTC)
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For the recipe manager maybe you can try Datacrow, its versatile and maybe there is a template you can use (or create) that you can use for your various crockpot recipes.

As for images? I use the program Zoner Photo studio (17). After its loaded I can use the arrow keys to whisk through photos fairly rapidly... but as for being fast??? well thats relative I suppose, XNview probably is faster however I can do more in general with this program.

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 2nd, 2018 08:50 pm (UTC)
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I'll look into Datacrow, thanks!

"Photo studio" sounds more like it's an image editor than a viewer...? I realy don't need much if any editing functionality at all; this isn't for my photos or anything. I'll look into it though, and XNview too.

Thanks again! :)

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suzidragonlady

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from: suzidragonlady
date: Nov. 11th, 2018 10:33 am (UTC)
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Ich wusste gar nicht, dass es sowas für Rezepte überhaupt gibt. XD
Meine sind alle handgeschrieben oder ausgedruckt und in ein Blanko-Buch geklebt, da muss ich zwar auch immer drin rummsuchen, aber das habe ich immer in der Küche bei der Hand, das zu digitalisieren wäre aber echt nicht blöd, damit nichts verloren geht.

Ich benutze immer ACDSee, alt und gut, für mich ist es praktisch, weil es PSDs auch anzeigen kann.

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 11th, 2018 10:58 am (UTC)
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Doch, das gibt es! Und da gab's auch schon in vorsintflutlichen Zeiten Foren, wo Rezepte im MealMaster-Format ausgetauscht wurden. :)

Ja, rein digital hat auch Nachteile. Ich importiere die Rezepte meistens aus dem Internet in den Manager, drucke sie dann aus, und trage im Manager ggf. Anmerkungen und Notizen mit ein. Wenn das ausgedruckte Rezept dann irgendwann zu sehr gelitten hat, drucke ich's neu aus. Der optimale Workflow ist das sicher nicht. :) Aber es klappt... nur ist halt der Manager nicht so toll.

ACDSee habe ich auch vor langer Zeit mal benutzt, aber es kostet halt Geld. Und PSDs sind für mich natürlich weniger wichtig. :) Aber danke für den Tip! :)

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