Tuesday, September 17, 2013

PhotoReviewer 2.2

PhotoReviewer is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and later. I used this app a lot in the early days of Mac OS X, as it was great for going through large batches of images to delete the unwanted ones and organize/prioritize the reminder. Then, with Mac OS X 10.5 (I think), it stopped working.

Preview, in those days, would try to open each image in a separate window, which took a long time and would usually exhaust the available RAM, then grind the system to a halt with paging. There was also no easy way to move or delete the images, and Preview wasn’t (and still isn’t) AppleScriptable. Newer versions of Preview can open large batches of images in a single window, and you can press Command-Delete to get rid of the bad ones.

The venerable GraphicConverter now offers Slide Show mode, with additional review features and a more complex interface.

PhotoReviewer, I think, handles the basics the best and is much faster than the alternatives.

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... That UI.

The standard for this is Photo Mechanic, which is used by photojournalists all the time. It's a lot more expensive, but it's obviously way better supported given PhotoReviewer just stopped working for a number of years.

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