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Managing a huge gallery and organizing photos is a tricky business, even if you’re generally tidy, so it’s always a good idea to use some help. Especially when there’s software out there designed specifically to deal with an overload of pictures.

  • PhotoDesk for Mac gives you access to your Instagram account right from your computer, and lets you manage your images and more. Through this app's intuitive.
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The only trouble with professional photo organizing software is that, much like any photo equipment, it’s painfully expensive. In this article we’ll suggest tools that tame your giant photo gallery without leaving a hole in your pocket.

Best photo manager apps for Mac reviewed

1Gemini 2 Best at keeping your photos cleaned up where they live.Link
2PhotosOrganize your photos by album, people or places.Link
3MylioSyncs and organizes your photo library across all devices: Apple, Android, or Windows.Link

1. Gemini 2: The duplicate photo finder

The first step to getting your photos organized is to remove all of the duplicate or similar-looking images. Chances are when you take a picture, you don’t take just one; you take 15. All from different angles, maybe even with different poses. But rarely do you need or want all of them, so now they’re just taking up space on your Mac.

The easiest way to get rid of those files is to get a duplicate photo finder, Gemini 2. It scans your whole gallery and locates the duplicate or similar photos. Gemini 2 lets you quickly review and choose which pictures you want to delete. But the app also uses AI to select the best version of each image, and it will get rid of all of the copies with just one click of the Smart Cleanup button.

2. Photos: Best photo organizer on Mac


Here’s the biggest secret to good photo organization: master Photos. You might be thinking: seriously, is a native Apple app really any good? And you’d be surprised how much it is.

Since macOS Sierra, Photos has been getting makeovers and new features. In macOS Mojave, the app lets you organize content just by dragging-and-dropping it, and with Smart Albums, you can instantly group photos by date, camera, and even the person in them. At this point, it’s just a really good piece of photo management software.

3. Mylio: A free photo manager app

If you’ve been meaning to consolidate your photos in one place for years, Mylio will help you do just that. When you first start using the app, it offers to look for your photos on the current device, on an external drive, and even on your Facebook.

Once all the photos you’ve taken in your lifetime are imported, Mylio organizes into a variety of views. The coolest one is Calendar, showing you photo collections on an actual calendar. That way, you’ll quickly find the photos from your son’s first birthday, even if you forgot how you named the folder. Plus, Mylio offers a free mobile app, so you can access your photo library wherever you are.

4. Adobe Lightroom: Cloud-based photo editor and organizer

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While Adobe Lightroom is probably best known as a powerful picture editor, it’s also loaded with tons of tools to help keep your photos organized. It stores your pics in the Adobe Cloud so you can access all of your albums and folders on another computer, phone, or even an internet browser.

One of the great things about Lightroom is that it makes non-destructive edits to your photos. So, you can revert back to the original image at any time, and you don’t need to create a duplicate just to preserve your picture.

5. Luminar: Organize and view pictures without importing them

If you have your pictures saved in various folders across your computer, then Luminar is the app you’ll want to check out. It shows you all of your photos without having to import any of them into a library. So you can start using Luminar in almost no time.

6. Adobe Bridge: Free photo library manager

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You might be wondering why Adobe would make two separate photo managers. Aside from Adobe Bridge being free for everyone, it serves an entirely different purpose. Bridge is solely an image and asset manager. Unlike Lightroom, it doesn’t have any editing functionality.

So, what’s the point then? Where Bridge really shines is if you’re using other Adobe products, such as Photoshop or Illustrator. You can store and organize all of your pictures in Bridge and then open them in any Adobe program without creating a duplicate or searching through the thousands of files on your computer. Plus, Bridge offers a robust search tool making it a breeze to find the exact image you’re looking for.

Final word on photo management on Mac


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There are basically two things you need to remember to bring order into your photographing life:

  1. Before you get to organization and management, be sure to unclutter your photo library. The easiest way to do it is with a duplicate finder, such as Gemini 2. Otherwise you'll be rummaging around in thousands of photos you don't even need.
  2. Photos, the native photo manager on a Mac, can accomplish everything you need to make organizing photos into groups and categories easy.
  3. Third-party tools can provide you with added functionality that’s missing in native macOS tools, like calendar view or managing photos right in the Finder.

Now that you know all the secrets to photo organization, Mac photography shouldn’t be that hard or that expensive. Not when you’ve got the right tricks up your sleeve.

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10-15-2009, 08:44 PM #1
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Is there a program like/equivalent to PHOTOME for Mac OS X ?
I really like Photome, it provides a huge amount of information, is there an alternative to Photome for the Mac OS X ?, can I get the same information from Aperture 2 ?, thanks
10-15-2009, 09:13 PM #2
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If you're at all comfortable with using the command line, in the Terminal, I highly recommend ExifTool. It can be simple to use, but it can be very powerful as well. An example of a simple use would be to type
and exiftool would list all the metadata for the photo file... handy!
Edit: I believe you can demo Aperture and give it a try - I can't get all that info from Lightroom, but Aperture may provide it... I dunno...
10-15-2009, 10:08 PM #3
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ExifTool on it's own can be a little complex for those unsure to type in command line in Terminal. After downloading ExifTool, I recommend that you download and install the droplets created by Rob Lewis to extract the exif information [exiftool must be installed first). No typing needed and dead easy to use plus the info is easy to read.
10-16-2009, 07:02 AM #4
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I want to check the Shutter Count information, I cannot find it in 'exiftool', do you know if it's possible to get the shutter count from exiftool ?, thanks
10-16-2009, 07:04 AM #5
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When I double click the 'exif....metadata.sit' I get a bunch of characters, do I need a special decompressor to open this file ?, it's possible to get it in a different format ?, dmg ?, thanks
10-16-2009, 07:16 AM #6
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You would need to install Stuffit Lite, as the .sit is a compressed file from that application. Please do a search and you should be able to find it on the web. It used to be shareware/freeware for the expander, though I can't be sure as I have not used a Mac in a lot of years.
Hope this helps,
10-16-2009, 07:42 AM #7
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Originally posted by brosen
I want to check the Shutter Count information, I cannot find it in 'exiftool', do you know if it's possible to get the shutter count from exiftool ?, thanks
exiftool should give you a very long list of attributes, one of which should be be Shuttter Count. Run exiftool on the file you're interested in and then use the Find tool from the edit menu to search for 'Shutter Count'. Alternatively you could use grep to filter for the term like this
which should return something like this...
Shutter Count : 5694

Originally posted by brosen
When I double click the 'exif....metadata.sit' I get a bunch of characters, do I need a special decompressor to open this file ?, it's possible to get it in a different format ?, dmg ?, thanks
Yeah, it wouldn't open on my mac either - I figure thepusher is right and it needs some sort of decompressor.
10-16-2009, 08:46 AM #8
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It's working, thanks a lot
10-18-2009, 03:26 PM #9
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Originally posted by heliphoto
exiftool _IGP5439.DNG grep 'Shutter Count' which should return something like this...

No need for grep, shutter count is a tag so simply use exiftool -tag filename.
exiftool -shuttercount /path/file_name
For jpegs only, there is Simple EXIF Viewer for Mac
Thank you
10-20-2009, 11:43 PM #10
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I haven't used PhotoME for quite a while, so my memory is spotty, but if you can get all the basic info with Command+I, other than shutter counts what would PhotoME offer?
11-08-2009, 07:43 AM #11
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None of this has helped so far my pictures taken with the smc Pentax-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited show up in Aperture smc PENTAX-DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL. Using Exif Viewer 1/320s f/7.1 ISO100 21mm (35mm eq:31mm) - but the actual lens is not quoted in Exif Viewer.
11-08-2009, 08:03 AM #12
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MacMetashow is another droplet which can show all info.
11-08-2009, 08:08 AM #13
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File Name : IMGP5454.jpg
Directory : /Users/Desktop
File Size : 496 kB
File Modification Date/Time : 2009:11:08 15:23:11
File Type : JPEG
MIME Type : image/jpeg
Image Width : 1936
Image Height : 1296
---- IPTC ----
Coded Character Set : ESC % G
Application Record Version : 2
Special Instructions : j04N5dcUTFOnd3D6NDizuw
---- IFD0 ----
Photometric Interpretation : Color Filter Array
Make : PENTAX Corporation
Camera Model Name : PENTAX K10D
Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
Software : K10D Ver 1.30
Modify Date : 2009:11:07 14:19:03
---- ExifIFD ----
Exposure Time : 1/320
F Number : 7.1
Exposure Program : Manual
ISO : 100
Date/Time Original : 2009:11:07 14:19:03
Create Date : 2009:11:07 14:19:03
Exposure Compensation : 0
Metering Mode : Center-weighted average
Flash : Off
Focal Length : 21.0mm
Exif Image Width : 1936
Exif Image Length : 1296
Sensing Method : One-chip color area
Custom Rendered : Normal
Exposure Mode : Manual
White Balance : Auto
Focal Length In 35mm Format : 31
Scene Capture Type : Standard
Contrast : High
Saturation : High
Sharpness : Hard
Subject Distance Range : Distant
Nothing about lens using MacMetaShow
11-09-2009, 11:41 PM #14
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EXIF Viewer is a free program. I think I got it at Put it in your dock. Drag the image onto it and you get all the EXIF data.
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12-05-2009, 08:55 PM #15
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I FINALLY found an accessory program that works with Exiftool for Mac (OS-X) without any command-line nonsense (why do I use Macs to begin with ? because I HATE command line, even more than Windows !!! >-) Do this:
1) download Exiftool for Mac from this site:
ExifTool by Phil Harvey
2) double click on it to install. 3) Scroll down on the same web page, under Related Utilities for Mac OS-X and click on: 'Download three droplets to extract information [exiftool must be installed] (thanks to Rob Lewis)', then 4) double click on the archive to decompress it. Move the 'List Exif Metadata' folder into the Applications folder (optional). 5) There are three 'droplet' apps, and you can drag a JPEG image file taken with your camera onto the 'List Exif Metadata (edit)' droplet and it will give you the shutter count along with a huge list of other data. The other two droplets also gave lots of data, but not the shutter count, for some odd reason.
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