Heritage Collector Suite 5.1 now available as a Legacy Family Tree add-on
November 17, 2008
LifeStory Productions, Inc. announces the release of Legacy add-on, Heritage Collector Suite version 5.1.
Heritage Collector Suite provides everything you need in one program to organize, share, tell stories, backup / preserve, find photos in seconds, and more.
New features added to the 5.1 version include:
- Create and share PDFs. Select from several image and information options.
- Use the duplicate search tool to find and remove duplicate images to save hard drive space.
- Batch convert and enhance old negative images to positives.
- Share images and collections via e-mail.
- Enlarge or zoom in on an image using the mouse wheel.
- Drag and drop photos and images into collections.
- Use the e-mail request system to receive files from others using Heritage Collector.
- Batch assign information to a group of photos or records.
- New photo enhancement tools.
- Add frames and borders to photos.
- More image conversion options and tools.
- Crop and export to print option.
- Batch resize image size and format.
- Expanded and simplified search options.
- Enhanced advanced slide show options – music, narration, special effects.
- More options to create personalized jewel case inserts for CD/DVD cases.
- Capture image / frame from DVDs and movies.
- Capture slideshows and create TV/DVDs with included software.
- Audacity sound editing software included. Capture sound from old cassettes.
- International date format options.
- Create additional family or individual databases.
- Revised 200 page Digital Family History Guidebook in PDF.
- New “How To” tutorial movies make it easy to learn and use the software.
- Revised and expanded full color manual with screen captures. No computer jargon.
- Updated and expanded Help resources.
Heritage Collector is a complete family history management system for all your family history files and resources. Create and share self-running CD/DVDs. The archive system saves hard drive space and helps you find photos on CD/DVDs. Install and run the program from an external hard drive attached to the USB port of another computer. Use GPS coordinates.
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Is Heritage Collector the same program that was featured at the Mesa Family History Expo? I didn't know that your companies were connected.
Posted by: Margo | November 17, 2008 at 01:07 PM
Margo - yes, they are related in that Heritage Collector is one of Legacy's add-ons, meaning, it will import your Legacy multimedia.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | November 17, 2008 at 01:13 PM
One question I have about Heritage Collector is will it run under Windows Vista? Cannot find any information on website as to the operating systems it is compatiable with, although I gather from the information that it will run under XP. However I am using Vista.
Posted by: Garry Howard | November 19, 2008 at 03:12 PM
Yes, it does work with Vista.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | November 19, 2008 at 03:51 PM
I currently have Hertiage Collector Pro 4.5. Can I upgrade it to version 5.1; and if so at what cost? There doesn't seem to be any information on this on their website.
Posted by: Glen Fryar | November 19, 2008 at 10:38 PM
People really ought to be made aware that whilst Heritage Collector superficially integrates into Legacy, in that it can import Legacy information as a single once off operation, it does not push information back into the Legacy database. Personally I don't really consider this to be integration at all. This misunderstanding lead to considerable disappointment when I acquired a copy of Heritage Collector under the mistaken belief that it would tightly integrate into Legacy.
Posted by: Steven | November 21, 2008 at 02:54 PM
I was about to purchase the Heritage Collector and then I read the comment from Steven, posted just yesterday, stating that he didn't think the program actually integrated with Legacy as a back & forth type of program.
Is he correct? I am very interested in the program, but hate to find out I've wasted my money on a program that's really no different than Adobe Photoshop, Corel or other programs I already have.
Registered User, Ramona, CA.
Posted by: Diane Hall | November 22, 2008 at 11:04 AM
Diane - currently, Heritage Collector only imports the pictures from Legacy. There isn't the back & forth linkage. However, I do know the developers of both software programs have been discussing this possibility.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | November 24, 2008 at 08:51 AM
Glen, the upgrade is $29.95 from www.heritagecollector.com.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | November 24, 2008 at 09:07 AM