Image Browser

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by neo1004, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. neo1004 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2005
    Would you recommend image browser like ACDSee?
    I want cocoa app not carbonized.
    I fount ImagePlus in VersionTracker.
    I think it is better than iPhoto but it is a shareware.
    Freeware would be great.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    Any particular reason you don't want to use Preview?
  3. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    Probably the same reason we don't rub sticks together to make fire anymore...
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    I don't know why you'd want only a Cocoa app. Cocoa image browsers are generally very slow compared to their much faster Carbon counterparts. Anyway...

    For me, there is no image browser that meets my needs. iPhoto is too slow, the rest don't do what I want.

    iPhoto: Great cataloging principles, buggy and RAM-hogging and slow as hell
    iView Media Pro: Great and very fast (Carbon) but expensive.
    QPict: Very good, pretty fast, reasonably priced. My personal favorite image browser even though its cataloging is not on iPhoto's level.
    gBrowser: Pretty good, quite buggy, RAM hog, development has stalled.
    Shoebox: Bizarre, confusing interface, expensive if you want to catalog large numbers of photos.
    Lightbox: Simplistic version of iPhoto, haven't tried it.
    PhotoGridX: Thumbnail browser similar to ACDsee.
    PhotoMesa: Somewhat innovative app, written in Java
    Cumulus: Expensive professional app
    Extensis Portfolio: Expensive professional app
  5. neo1004 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2005

    I want UI like ACDSee.
    ImagePlus offers it and faster than iPhoto.
    But Preview does not provide browser UI.

    But ImagePlus is shareware and I don't have any way to pay $12 for it.(It's a long story.)
    That's the reason what I want another image browser.

    Most carbon apps are not stable and natural in OS X, I think.

    Thanks for your information. It will be lots of help to me.

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