Extensis Portfolio 8.1
Portfolio 8.1.1 (Mac OS X)
Portfolio 8.1.1 (Windows)
Thank you for purchasing Extensis Portfolio! Portfolio 8 puts your files at your fingertips. With lightning fast access to all of your files, no matter where they live, you will never waste time hunting for an important file. Portfolio 8 makes it easy to organize your files into catalogs that can be shared across your workgroup or be extended to the web making distribution a breeze.
Installing Portfolio 8
To install Portfolio, double click the installer icon and allow the installer to guide you.
Files are installed to the directory chosen during installation. The default install locations are:
Windows - <system disk>:\Program Files\Extensis\Portfolio 8.
Mac - <system Applications folder>/Extensis Portfolio 8.
The following files are installed in addition to those found in the Portfolio application folder.
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Extensis\Portfolio 8\Netpublish\...
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Extensis\Portfolio 8\...
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Portfolio Express
\Windows\System32\msxml3.dll (if missing)
\Windows\System32\msxml3r.dll (if missing)
Windows\System32\msxml3a.dll (in some cases)
Windows\System32\msxmlx.cat (in some cases)
Windows\System32\msxmlx.inf (in some cases)
/Library/Contextual Menu Items/PortfolioCM.plugin/...
What's new in Portfolio 8.1.1
InDesign CS2 filterPortfolio 8.1.1 can now preview Adobe InDesign CS2 documents that contain embedded preview images. To enable this feature, in the InDesign Preferences dialog box, in the File Handling area, enable the "Always Save Preview Images with Documents" option and choose a preview size. When InDesign files are added to a Portfolio catalog, the first page of your document will be used for the document's thumbnail and preview image.
What's new in Portfolio 8.1
This release of Portfolio is a universal application able to run on both PowerPC and Intel based systems.
What's new in Portfolio 8.0Many user-requested enhancements have been included in Portfolio. The following categories describe the most important of these.
Portfolio now allows you to drag and drop files into any desired order within galleries, smart galleries, and disk folders. Custom sort orders are automatically stored for each user in a workgroup environment, allowing you to view files in the order that matters the most to you. If a custom sort would benefit all users of a shared catalog, that sort order can be promoted to the catalog level so all users can take advantage of the same ordering.
Scratchpad galleries are temporary baskets that allows you to sort, edit and merge collections of files from multiple galleries or searches into a single gallery. These galleries are handy for collecting items to be printed or otherwise shared with others.
You can now create private galleries that only you can view. You can also selectively make your galleries public, and if you choose you can allow other users to view and/or modify your public galleries. You can also lock a gallery to prevent any future changes.
Portfolio 8 has been improved so that files are quickly added to your catalog, allowing you to start working with them right away. After the initial pass to add new items to the catalog, Portfolio goes back and performs a thorough examination of the files in the background while you work. With Fast Cataloging you can start sorting, deleting and changing metadata as soon as items appear in Portfolio.
Support for XMP metadata has been enhanced so that a broader range of file types are included. The ability to read information stored in custom namespaces has also been added. This includes support for the new XMP based IPTC Core metadata used by Adobe CS2 applications, as well as any custom file info panels. Sample catalogs and custom XMP panels for the Adobe Creative Suite applications are automatically installed with Portfolio 8.
When adding a new watch folder to a catalog, you can now define the frequency at which the folder is scanned, as well as attach a cataloging options preset to each new folder. FolderSync has also been refined so that ignored or excluded items do not automatically change the folder status.
Portfolio 8 adds the following file format support:
Portfolio 8 can extract common metadata such as frame rate, duration, audio tracks, and more from movie files supported by Quicktime.
Portfolio now includes a searchable HTML based help system, video tutorials as well as sample catalogs. This will help you quickly get up to speed with Portfolio 8, and make it faster and easier to customize Portfolio to your needs.
Portfolio can now use screen preview images to create CDs, DVDs, websites and email. This makes the process of sharing files, even those that are offline, much faster.
The item properties dialog has been updated to be smaller and easier to use. The most common information has been consolidated to the first tab, and the fields tab can also be filtered to only display metadata of a particular type, like EXIF or IPTC. This makes the properties dialog a one-stop location to find and edit any file metadata.
When an image is cataloged, Portfolio automatically rotates the thumbnails and preview images from digital cameras that record camera orientation.
The default Portfolio catalog now has built-in fields for ratings and labels. To assist in a smooth workflow, smart galleries can quickly and easily be created to help track files through any workflow.
The following reported problems have been fixed for this release of Portfolio. The list is intended to cite the most serious fixes known. It is not an exhaustive list of all fixed problems.
Fixed in Portfolio 8.1.1
Fixed in Portfolio 8.1
Fixed in Portfolio 8.0
The following issues are known, but have not yet been addressed in this version of Portfolio. The list is intended to cite the most serious problems known. It is not an exhaustive list of all known problems.
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