February 16, 2008
Image Ingester creator Marc Rochkind has been adding to his Lightroom related products with the new Lightroom Catalog reader LRViewer.
LRViewer accesses the Lightroom Catalog and Previews, creating a read only version of the Catalog. It allows you to view image previews without opening Lightroom, or even having a copy of Lightroom present. This is great for sending Catalogs/Previews off to clients that don’t have Lightroom. Simply add LRViewer to the bundle and they can access the Catalog.
LRViewer works with Catalogs with the file extension .lrcat, along with the older .lrdb filetype. For previews, the .lrdata preview file must be present.
The price for this useful (and quite fast) tool is free! Marc is also allowing free distribution of the program, which is necessary for sending it off to clients. The current release is Mac only, but Marc is developing a Windows version as we speak.
Find out more at ImageIngester.com.