I am thinking about buying this CD.
It sounds pretty cool.
Does anyone have experience with it?
Is it easy to compare one species to another?
Everyplace I see sells it for $49.99. Anyone find it cheaper?
Unless it has been updated/improved in the last few years it is a marginal
purchase. Programmed for Macintosh and very poorly ported to IBM. Aggravating.
But it does have a lot of good information in its database. Comparisons can be
I was a sucker and bought it last ear. I'm running it on WinXP Pro. Big
problem is that it fits in a small window in the middle of the screen and
will not enlarge. The small wood sample makes comparative identification
VERY difficult. Unless there have been vast improvements, I'd save my
+ + +
What I've got is 2.5
I imagine it is a lot better than having nothing, but I only use it once a
year or so. Trouble is that it was compiled by people having no beforehand
knowledge of wood. Picking errors is like shooting fish in a barrel. On the
whole a so-so product.
if wood identification is your goal, save your money.
try this link here, many species, color photos of finished and
unfinished examples, property descriptions and more.
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