Here is a list of the main vvvP features.
vvvP does not change your operating system in any way: everything is contained in the installation folder so you can be sure that it will not cause problems to other applications or to the operating system itself. The Windows version stores its settings in the registry, but this is harmless.
Images data are stored in catalogs. Each catalog is a single file, so it is easy to move it to another computer and it is easy to make backups.
The program stores the following data for each image:
vvvP can handle RAW images. RAW files contain sensor data that must be decoded using custom software, but they also contain one or more image previews created by the
camera. The number and size of preview images change from camera to camera. vvvP does not "develop" raw files, since this is outside the scope of such a program, but it uses the preview images embedded in the raw
file to create its thumbnails and to show the images in the integrated viewer.
vvvP handles two different locations for each image: a fixed and a removable one. In short it knows where to find the image in you computer's hard disk and in a removable device like a DVD disk.
Images can be arranged in a single, virtual file system. Each folder of this virtual file system can contain files from many disks so you can arrange your data in a simple and logical way. This is similar to the concept of categories used by other programs.
An integrated viewer window can show you the images, even at full screen. The
viewer uses a high quality (Lanczos) interpolator, so images are
always sharp and have a natural look.
It is possible to look for images that meet your specifications.
It is possible to select some images and copy them to a folder in the computer.
It is possible to select one or more images and open them (or a copy of the files) with an external program, chosen by a predefined list. For example it is possible to open a copy of an image in an image editor.
It is possible to delete or resize some thumbnails to save space in the catalog.
vvvP is available for Linux, OS X and Windows.
vvvP can be used to share catalogs among many computers connected in a network. It is possible to mix Linux, OS X and Windows computers in the network.
vvvP is very fast, even with very large catalogs. Data are stored in a relational database, designed to handle millions of rows, so retrieving your information will always be a quick task.
vvvP can show your images in five different views: