Transform Usenet into Cultivated Collections

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 15:58
Category: Software

Brainchild has released version 1.5 of Picture Patrol, a program for Windows and Mac OS that automatically extracts pictures from thousands of articles posted in Usenet newsgroups. Read More…


Picture Patrol builds huge collections of free pictures overnight. It uses a simple interface to replace what once was a time-consuming task with essentially some settings and a few mouse clicks. Unlike ordinary newsreaders that require your constant intervention, Picture Patrol independently downloads articles from your favorite newsgroups, decodes pictures attached to them and saves these images into the directories you set, neatly grouped by date and newsgroup.
New features in version 1.5 (also called The Collection Edition) include:
* user-defined collections of newsgroups, to subdivide the vast number of pictures;
* support for more than one news server, so you can use newsgroups from several news accounts in your collections;
* automatic group circulation after a number of articles, minutes or pictures, for some variation if you monitor the download process;
* freedom to choose where each collection will be stored, so you can use your preferred filing system;
* creation of unique filenames, so that older pictures will not be overwritten;
* NNTP enhancements, fine-tuning the communication with some less forgiving news servers;
* better protection against corrupted files, making the program even more stable than before.
Picture Patrol 1.5 runs under Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. Home users like to create private picture collections with it, but it’s also a popular tool among web designers and graphics artists.
A license for Picture Patrol costs US$19 (including free updates for life) and is available for immediate online delivery from the product web site.

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