Finding Clipart with ROMcat

Written by Jeff Harrison
March 31, 2010

Some users are sad a printed clipart book doesn’t come with X5.

But after using ROMcat, looking at a physical book is painful IMO. I’ve never bothered with the books since. Here’s why;

When a customer comes in and wants a “tree” for his business card, I let ROMcat do the hard work by search through various clipart disks at once, finding trees from various categories per disk.

This means that a tree you desire might be in a place in one of the physical books you wouldn’t expect.

With ROMcat, you see images based on keywords.

There’s no way a physical book will ever touch that convenience… and I didn’t know about ROMcat until I saw Foster demo it.

look at image below, notice the slider at right. By searching for “tree” I get so many results there’s no other better way. In fact… ROMcat has allowed me to find “trees” that i would not normally find.

I get 863 examples returned…. and can see 80 thumbs at a time on screen when maximized. This is based on the 4 clipart disk I have, If I had all of them since Ver 8, holy cow…

This is how I want customers to browse, since it’s faster to zero in on what they want. They are picking a tree visually, regardless of single category a tree might be forced into in a printed book.

There’s more info about ROMcat here.

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Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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