Windows-like filing system for photos instead of iPhoto???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bludragon06, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    I have been MAC all the way! The only thing I hate about MAC is the way photos are stored! I like the idea behind the windows where I can just dump certain photos into a certain folder and then I can see a preview of what's in the folder! Ever since I switched to Mac it seems its been a real hassle with only my photos! Any help would be great! If this has been posted previously please forgive me!
  2. macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    Unless I'm missing something obvious, why wouldn't you just use the Finder?
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
  4. macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Of course, you always have that option by using finder. However... using a Digital Asset Manager (DAM) is infinitely better than using a file system.

    iPhoto is a fairly wimpy DAM... but it is not too bad given that it is included free with the OS. Moving up to Lightroom or Aperture is a major step forward if you want to investigate using a DAM more effectively.

    Using a file system is a way to "store" photos. Using a DAM is a way to "use" photos. The difference between the two is stunning.

  5. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    Comes to my mind.....

    a piece of software called iView Media or iView Media Pro. Very Windows-like and if my memory works, very capable for your needs, IMHO

  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011

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