Ed’s Weblog

…now my real blog

Digital Image Catalogue

Posted by Ed on November 21, 2004

For some time now I’ve been searching for a good application for the Mac to keep track of my digital images. Apple’s own iPhoto has some good points, and version 4 is allegedly much better than its predecessors, but it has two major disadvantages. One is that you have to copy all the files into the database, after which it spreads them haphazzardly all over your disk, meaning you can never find them again without the help of iPhoto. Secondly, and for me fatally, it doesn’t read Nikon’s NEF format.

iView Media and MediaPro are very nice, and both leave your existing file structure intact, but you need the pro version to read RAW files and the pro version costs $199. So yesterday I came across QPict, a really nice app which catalogues images and movies (and fonts), doesn’t harm your directories, is fast, supports a host of RAW formats, including NEF, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. A single user license is $35.


One Response to “Digital Image Catalogue”

  1. Rudolph said

    I’m going through the same experiment at the moment. I also looked at iView Media Pro, iMatch, ACDSee and ThumbsPlus. Of all of these, Thumbsplus seems the nicest to me. Haven’t heard of QPict yet… will give it a try.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: