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The company is based in Switzerland and it has been decided to charge the subscriptions in US$. But don’t worry, you can just use a currency converter if you want to know the price of the subscription in your currency.
And before your ask, it is now possible, most of the time, to avoid any fee for paying in US$ if your bank account is in another currency.
Short answer: no, it is not possible. Camera Futura has decided to grow its business thanks a subscription-based-only model. The company believes it can be a fair and relevant model for both the customer and the software vendor. And it is buying and using most if not all other software for runnin its business based on subscriptions as well.
Installation of the software
Analysis of the photo session images
Well, that’s not really the way you should use Futura Photo ! The tool is designed to support the photographer after each photo session. The principle is to “clean” each photo session quickly and keep only the best images accordingly. That said, what you can do it to “clean” a part of your archive from its low quality or “useless” images thanks to Futura Photo, for a specific reason (e.g. you are preparing a book or a photo exposition), not just to save space on your hard drive. So, you can analyse the part of your archive you need to work at by a few thousands images each time. Keep in mind the software is not tested with photo sessions of more than 3’500 images each. And you need a Professional Edition to perform such analysis.
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Yes, please watch this short video and jump at 00:30 s.
No. It is not about chosing the best images, it is to pre-process images after a photo session before the culling. Just focus at the images the software don’t want you to keep and override if needed or let it archive them / delete them for the next steps of the process. Camera Futura believes culling is faster and more efficient thanks to this step. Further more, it is preventing you for storing useless images. It is incredible how preferable it is to just browse librairies with no images of poor quality images or useless duplicates. But Futura Photo does more for you like detecting Panorama members. Again, it is a pre-process tool. A software to help you before you process the photo set after a photo session.
Remarks, bug report, suggestions
The software is proposing the user to move, archive or delete some images or some videos on your local hard drive(s). That’s all we do with your digital assets.
More generally speaking, we have no interest in your data, Camera Futura does not sell data to any other third party and as written in our data policy, we just use the personnal data to perform the obvious tasks for which you sent them to us (preparing and sending you an invoice, the license key, …).