Picture Prowler

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Picture Prowler
Original author(s)Ray Bunnage
Howard Gordon
Chris Eddy
Developer(s)Xing Technology's[1]
Initial release1993; 26 years ago (1993)[2][3]
Typephoto management

Picture Prowler was an early piece of photo management software developed around and meant to show off Xing Technology's JPEG image decompression library during the early 1990s. Little known today, it featured thumbnail based picture management, printing, etc.

The primary developer was Ray Bunnage from compression / decompression libraries developed by Howard Gordon and Chris Eddy.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Apps use JPEG to crunch images, MPEG for sound, by Kelly Damore, InfoWorld, 1 Nov 1993, Page 21
  2. ^ WinMovie captures, compresses video Comes with Video for Windows, by Cate Corcoran, InfoWorld, 14 Jun 1993, Page 33, ..Users can compress still images with Xing Technology Corp.'s Picture Prowler software, which is included with the board. The software can compress images at a ratio of about 10-to-1 or 15-to-1 for good quality,..
  3. ^ Briefs:Hardware:Quadrant Components, PC Mag, 8 Feb 1994, Page 62, ...Xing's Picture Prowler, an image manager, is also included.