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    photo manager for mac

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    photo manager for mac
    I need to take a lot of pics for my work.
    Have to maintain hundreds of folders which are in sequential order - then every folder has several sub-folders ..
    Which photo manager would be the best for this kind of work?
    Do not require photo editing .. or any other fancy stuff ..
    Just a good photo manager that can maintain folders (in sequential order) with sub-folders and if possible something that can provide fast search capability.

    i thought that iphoto was excellent for personal snaps - and prefer to keep my work related photos separately.

    i have tried Picasa and its good - is there anything better?

    thank you for the help.

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    photo manager for mac
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    Finder.

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    photo manager for mac

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    OMG!!!! Yes of course ...!!!!!
    How stupid of me not to realise that ....

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    photo manager for mac

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    Well, I used Picassa on the PC from version 1 and continue to use it on the Mac - I find it does what I need and so I always keep my photos in separate folders as well as in iPhoto library. Takes up space, but I hate the way I can't get at the pics other than through iPhoto - don't know who thought of that, but he wasn't a photographer!

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    Finder might be alright until you find something which is also able to tag things for you. You might be interested in trying :

    Photo Mechanic This is a 20 day trial version. Nothing to lose. I personally use Lightroom 2 for pretty much everything but have heard great things about Photo Mechanic. I'm sure there's more I can suggest.. give me a bit.

    Doug

    Edit:Check out the tutorials on that site. First one is good. Big long winded, but you can skip ahead to the middle then the end.

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    Kinda pricey, but Adobe Bridge that comes with Photoshop is pretty good. I choose things like Bridge if I'm not resorting to Finder with my pictures because unlike iPhoto it does not 'import' images and degrade the resolution. I'm a real stickler for image quality. Though to be honest i'm really not since I don't usually shoot in RAW unless I'm doing something Real Important. Since I don't get paid for my photography most of what I shoot isn't Real Important® therefore I shoot at highest quality jpeg. If I'm shooting RAW I'm getting paid or experimenting with the format.

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    Ah yes. How could I forget ? Walkerj is right. Bridge is also a great alternative, but also a bit pricey I"m sure. I don't know how much it costs on its own, I have CS4 and it came with it. I actually used to use it before Lightroom and it is really great.

    Doug

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    Another one: Bibble

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    thank you so very much for all the help - very deeply appreciated.

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    GraphicConverter

    Maybe has more features than you need, but is a great bit of software. I've been using it for years now..


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