Photo Browser Utilities for Mac

I write often about photo tools such as Lightroom and Apple’s Photos (and soon, Luminar), but sometimes those big applications are overkill for photographers who just want a simple way to review and cull their photos.

Perhaps you keep your images filed in folders on your computer. Or, like my PhotoActive Podcast co-host Kirk McElhearn, you have a limited Internet connection and want to review your images before bringing them into Photos, where they’re uploaded to iCloud Photo Library. For another example, a participant on a recent workshop of mine has gigabytes of images in folders and on SD cards and wants to go through them before adding them to Photos or Lightroom.

That inspired me to find some lightweight, but still useful, utilities for reviewing photos on the Mac that go beyond simply increasing the size of the icon view in the Finder. The result was a new article at Macworld: Photo browser utilities for the Mac: Quickly sort through a photo shoot. In it I look at four utilities: Spect, Full Frame, Phiewer, and Phiewer Pro.

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