PowerPhotos is a Mac utility that comes as an alternative to using Mac’s Photos app for managing your image collections. You can easily switch between libraries, or just browse the photos in your libraries directly from PowerPhotos, without having to open each library in Photos.
PowerPhotos also supports searching across all your libraries at once to help track down a particular photo. If you use iCloud Photo Library to sync photos with your other devices, splitting up your library can help save on iCloud storage costs. Use a single library to hold a smaller collection that you sync with iCloud, while keeping the bulk of your photos in separate libraries so they don’t take up space on iCloud. PowerPhotos can analyze your libraries for duplicate photos, showing them to you side-by-side and letting you get rid of extra copies of photos that you no longer need.
However, you can easily find cheaper solutions for managing your photo collections on your Mac. So, if you ask me, it doesn’t worth buying this utility for your computer.
PowerPhotos 2.0.1 Key Features
- Browse and search Use the PowerPhotos image browser to quickly view your photos without having to open Photos itself. You can also search for photos in a single library, or across all your libraries at once.
- View detailed photo metadata The list view in PowerPhotos gives a detailed summary of your photo metadata, such as dates, descriptions, faces, keywords, and more. Easily reveal an item in Photos, or in the Finder.
- Find duplicate photos It can be easy to have multiple copies of the same photo creep into your photo libraries. Lets you search for duplicates in one or more libraries, view them side by side, and separate them into albums where you can easily delete them from your library.
- Migrate your iPhoto/Aperture libraries If you have a lot of existing iPhoto or Aperture libraries that you want to migrate over to Photos, it will help automate your migrations so you don’t have to spend time babysitting this lengthy process.
- We now show the number of search results in the toolbar on macOS Big Sur
- Fixed an issue that could cause the spinning rainbow cursor while searching a large library
- We now show a progress message during long searches
- We no longer add the system or active photo library back to the library list on launch if the library has been deleted
- Fixed an issue where dragging photos wouldn’t work properly if any of them were missing their file extensions
- Intel 64
- Apple Silicon
- macOS 11.0.0 or later