Developer: Brian Webster
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: macOS 10.12 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/
Provides you with all the necessary tools to better organize your Photos libraries as well as to find and remove duplicated files within them
PowerPhotos is a very useful macOS utility that makes it possible for you to efficiently organize your pictures using the native Photos app introduced by Apple with the launch of OS X 10.10.3.
Effortlessly manage and better organize your Photos libraries
Despite the fact that Photos does a fairly good job of keeping your photos organized, under one roof, and easily accessible, the application is somewhat limited in some respects and doesn’t bundle advanced photo organizing features.
This is the part where PowerPhotos comes into play, with a streamlined and user-friendly interface it makes it possible for you to easily create multiple Photos libraries, thus, it will provide you with more power over your libraries and it will also speed up the Photos app which will load even faster because of this.
What’s more, you can easily use PowerPhotos image browser and search for a particular photo in a single or all your Photos libraries, as well as view detailed metadata summaries for your photos.
Keep your Photos libraries in tip-top shape by removing duplicates with just a few clicks
Not only this, but you will certainly find PowerPhoto’s duplicate removal tool very useful, as it enables you to find dupes in more than one library and compare them side by side, as well as either separate them in different albums or delete them altogether from the libraries.
Additionally, PowerPhotos can also guide you through the somewhat lengthy and annoying process of migrating your iPhoto or Aperture libraries to the Photos app.
Note that, if you have photo libraries created using iPhoto 7 or earlier, you will have to download the iPhoto Library Upgrader, so that the libraries can be upgraded to a newer format that is compatible with more modern versions of iPhoto. This way, you will be able to migrate the upgraded photo libraries within the Photos app.
A must-have application for users who feel that Photos doesn’t offer enough in terms of organizing features
All in all, if you find yourself using Apple’s Photos app on a daily basis and you want to organize your photos using multiple libraries, to remove photo duplicates, or to view detailed metadata information, then there’s really no way around the fact that PowerPhotos will definitely make your user experience better and save you a lot of time simultaneously.
What’s new in PowerPhotos 1.4
April 24th, 2018
- Added Touch Bar support
- Added the ability to copy all photos from a burst instead of just the selected photo
- Added support for preserving manually assigned locations when copying photos
- Added a menu item to create a new album from a selection of photos in the PowerPhotos image browser
- Hidden photos can now be copied between libraries
- When a burst photo is selected, the info pane now shows the number of photos in the burst
- After collecting duplicate photos into an album, we now select that album in the Photos app
- When using the "Copy edited JPGs" setting for copying photos, we now fall back to the original if the edited JPG is missing on disk
- PowerPhotos can now detect and copy the original HEIC versions of photos in the system photo library
- Handle a new edge case relaunching Photos after it crashes during a merge