PC software called LifeThemes claims to revolutionise the way people store and
manage their growing digital photography collections. Putting an end to the
headache of keeping track of the thousands of photographs that can be stored
on a digital camera, LifeThemes enables you to not only save and catalogue thousands
of images, but to use them to create multimedia panoramas of your whole life.
LifeThemes indexing and search functions allows you to create libraries
of information about people, places, family, pets and other important elements
of your life. Thanks to the programs ability to link data, you can gain
maximum benefit from your treasured photographs by combining them with video,
audio and text to produce memorable LifeLines that can cover decades
and be passed from generation to generation like a digital time capsule.
LifeThemes is the brainchild of John Willis, MD of LifeStyle Software,
who came up with the idea after amassing over 7000 digital photographs. He said:
Today, our lives are so full and go at such a pace that we need to
record what is happening. This can be seen with the growth of Web logging, or
blogging, and with Microsofts recent announcement of plans
for a SenseCam black box that enables you to download your life onto a computer.
He continued: At LifeStyle Software we predicted this trend two years
ago when we started developing LifeThemes so now we are bringing to market a
tool that is unique in the breadth of features it offers not only to keen photographers
but the thousands of families or individuals who just feel the need to leave
their mark by creating a vibrant record of their lives.
However, LifeThemes isnt just aimed at amateur photographers as another
of its key features are the individual diaries that can help run your familys
day-to-day activities. Automatic task reminders mean that youll never
forget important appointments and there are also customisable holiday and party
planning wizards to help you organise special events.