Photographing the natural world
   compleat botanica    info    customer profiles    Specialties   


Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'

Easy enough for beginners

Very satisfying results with only a small amount of initial effort.

See what other people like you are doing with The Compleat Botanica



Customer profiles

   Dye maker
   Home economics

Others like you . . .

  Professional groups
  Botanical sciences


"Gunther  says . . ."

Gunther has been using his new digital camera to photograph the wonders of his cottage garden.  "What I really needed was a way to organize all those pictures".  He tried other methods, but in the end The Compleat Botanica turned out to be the best solution.
Did you know?

Q:  How do I change the width of columns when I use the report layout tool?

A:  The width of columns in a report layout is automatically calculated based on their widths in the specimen list.  To change report layout widths, return to the specimen list and adjust the column width using the column header.

Remember that a report layout specifies font faces, point sizes, colors, and header & footer text.  A printed report is dependant upon both the report layout and the current filter. The current filter specifies which items to print, which columns to print, their sort order, and the relative widths of the columnssee the full story.

For more tips see

  The not so obvious . . .

The Compleat Botanica for photographers
Capture plant pictures and organize your photo album with proof sheets, annotated picture printouts, and embedded thumbnail images.
Use all of the software's sorting and categorizing tools to organize your photographs.
Expand your portfolio without worry - The Compleat Botanica has no fixed size limitations.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports with photographs.


Features for photographers

  Custom categories

  Finding data


  WYSIWYG previews

  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for photographers

Just a few of the data fields useful for photographers:

  Botanical name

  Common names

  Picture fields

  Garden location

  Garden notes

  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Sketch view.

  See all 17 views . . .


The Compleat Botanica is now specially priced.

Holiday sale $49.99
Offer expires December 14, 2009

  Holiday sale - save $40


Frequently asked questions

  I have an extensive collection of plants which I grow under lights, on windowsills, outside sheltered areas, and in my greenhouse. Is the software set up to track my plant's growing location?

A:  Yes.  The custom category for "garden location" is intended for just that purpose.  You can specify all of your growing locations as different custom categories, then use this item to sort, filter, and develop reports of your collection.

See what other people are asking

 Frequently Asked Questions

Tips . . .

  How do I customize the Abstract View?

A:  The Abstract View provides a single point of reference for the currently selected specimen record. When you're actively making changes to your data you'll need to use one or more of the specimen data entry views, but when you want to see it all together, you can use the Abstract View.

You can change the way the abstract is formatted by using the Customize settings . . . area. This is where you can choose which template to use as a basis for your abstract. There are two types of templates -- detail pages and summary tables. The detail page template that you choose will be used whenever a single specimen is selected. By contrast, the summary table template that you choose will be used whenever multiple specimen are selected. see the full story.

See more "how to" articles

 How do I . . .


Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


  Order your copy here