Looking for good image program...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Julianne, May 2, 2005.

  1. Julianne macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2002
    NL / USA
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a good image program that works like AcdSee for windows. The Mac version sucks big time. I need to be able to folders and thumbs with a large preview window. Just like the acdsee for windows does. I've been looking high and low but can't seem to find one that works how I need.

    Any suggestions?? :confused:
  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Doesn't iPhoto work for you, or do you need the apparently more complex editing features in ACDSee? iPhoto allows the sorting, thumbnail previews, etc., that seem to be your big points.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Hi Julianne, have you tried GraphicConverter? It's very popular for this kind of thing...I'm not sure what you want to do, but I'm assuming the gallery modes in iPhoto or Photoshop Elements wouldn't work for you....

    Also, in the case that you have both Tiger and a CoreImage compliant mac, then GC has already been optimized for CI! :D
  4. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    It might help us to know if you are using iPhoto?

    Extensis Portfolio is a very nice program.
  5. Archmagination macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2004
  6. Julianne thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2002
    NL / USA

    The thing with iPhoto is that you have to import and it puts all the pictures into one lump folder I need to keep them in their seperate folders and to see the lable of the folders.
  7. Julianne thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2002
    NL / USA

    The 2 programs you meantioned are great.. I just wish they were merged together then it would be perfect!

    Did you find that the CocoaViewX loaded slowly if you did back a folder?
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Sure, what about ACDSee for the Mac?
  9. EasyB macrumors member


    Jan 29, 2005

    I know what you mean. I left wincrap and AcdSee for a powerbook over a year ago, and I could not find a decent image BROWSER. iPhoto has its place in my arsinal now, but is not a true image browser. I think you will like Shoebox. And viewit is an awsome app too. oh, and by the way, I will never go back. OSX is truly great!



    I hope you like one of them, let me know if it works out for you, cause I remember how frustrated I was after I switched and iPhoto did not do what I wanted and AcdSee for mac was a joke.

    Good luck

  10. geekdreams macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2004
    With Tiger you can view images as a slideshow from the Finder (select a bunch of pics and CTRL+click to see the "Slideshow" option in the contextual menu). This is a good little trick when viewing a handful of photos.

    The closest thing I can find to ACDSee (after a year of searching) is SimpleImage. You still have to import folders/images into the program, but it supports drag-and-drop and installs a contextual menu for image filetypes, so it's nice and useful. It's shareware, but there aren't any nag screens or anything if you don't pay to register.
  11. motulist, May 5, 2005
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    motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Graphic Converter has a "browse folder" mode under the file menu. If you play with the options you can get it to show a directory tree on the left and act like the finder option. Then you can browse the thumbnails in any directory and drag n drop images to any other folder. I believe that's exactly what you're looking for.

    Check out the image. To me, it looks almost exactly like acdsee.

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  12. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream

    Unfortunately iPhoto does not do what I want it to do; I can understand the OP's search for another app. iPhoto drops crap all over your Pictures folder and is very limiting when you want to edit your images. I don't use iPhoto myself... however, for beginning photographers it is a very adequate program... me thinks.
  13. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Balin64: did you see my 2 posts directly above yours? Would Graphic Converter work for you too? I'm pro - Graphic converter. It does everything. The only problem is sometimes you need to search for how to make it do it.

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