M.Chapman Posted April 13 Share Posted April 13 (edited) For sometime I've been looking for an cross platform (MacOS, Windows, Linux) alternative to BreezeBrowser because that only runs on Windows and I currently use MacOS. Over the last month I've been getting to grips with XnViewMP. Initially I thought it was a poor alternative, but the more I use it, the more features I discover and the more impressed I've become. Here are some key features that I like; Multi-platform (Windows, MacOS, Linux) Image download from camera/SD card with image renaming and and storage into user defined folder structure Image browser which supports most formats (NB. RAWs aren't developed - it uses the embedded jpg) Image file rename, copy, move, delete with option to link actions to "companion" files e.g. jpg + Raw + xmp + acr Image "date taken" adjustment Image tagging/star rating for culling etc. Edit IPTC and XMP fields and view EXIF data Catalog optional, and if used, it is built on the fly (no import operation) Auto-scanning of folders to identify new or edited image files (shame LR doesn't do this) and update to catalogue automatically Very customisable keyboard shortcuts Very customisable workspace (selection of panels, backgrounds, thumbnail sizes, title info etc. even set colour of font by file type) Image categorisation and storage of categories as hierarchical keywords in image EXIF Image search and filtering (on a very wide range of criteria) which also works with or without the catalogue Ability to toggle subfolder file inclusion on/off (I keep RAWs in subfolders) Basic jpg editing (I don't use this) Ability to configure which editing programs to use (e.g. PS/ACR) Colour managed Low cost and subscription free Here are some of things it's not; A RAW file developer, but It does display previews and thumbnails for most (all?) RAW files based on the internal jpg. Easy to get to grips with. It's so customisable and feature rich that it's mind boggling and the manuals aren't the best. Backed by a large company although support seems good, there's an excellent forum https://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/ Here's a link to a screenshot of my current setup. https://postimg.cc/1g6zWftY It's become my Browser of choice and I'll be increasingly using it for keywording and tagging Mark Edited April 14 by M.Chapman Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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