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In my opinion Picasa and iPhoto as well as the new Photo App are just really bad. The worst thing about Apples Photo Apps is that they want to keep their own folder structure, but my workflow is to organize the folders in the file system and I just need a lightweight viewer to switch through the Photos after a shoot and delete the bad ones.

 

The key points I´m looking for are

 

1. display Photos in Fullscreen mode, go back and forth with the arrow keys

2. being able to delete photos by pressing backspace

3. zooming in (this should be easy for Affinity ;) )

4. see Camera Settings in Grid mode in an EXIF Panel (ISO, f-stop, exposure time..)

 

I would really love to have these 4 key functions!! 

 

Please do this ;) it´s low hanging fruit! 

 

EDIT

I´ve to add that RAW batch processing and rating systems are also desperately needed! 

This makes it more difficult but you just HAVE TO do it

- otherwise AP experience is just not close to Adobe´s eco system! 


 

 

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Please do this ;) it´s low hanging fruit! 

 

We'll hand it to the Giraffe team... they can almost reach that fruit.   ;)


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Ben,

 

Maybe the Giraffe team can also crank out a Linux version that Linux users would be willing to pay loads of money for? I'm sure that there are many projects that will keep the Giraffe team busy for quite some time. I wish them the best of luck. 

 

;) Hokusai

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They are an elite team, but let's not expect too much from them... they are still mortal.  ;)


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Thank you very much for your answer! 

 

I just used Affinity Photo to create a small creative poster, although i also have got PS, I used Affinity ;) it´s really NICE!

 

 

The Giraffe Team will hopefully manage it!

If there might be any further request I´ll be right here! 


 

 

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In my opinion Picasa and iPhoto as well as the new Photo App are just really bad. The worst thing about Apples Photo Apps is that they want to keep their own folder structure, but my workflow is to organize the folders in the file system and I just need a lightweight viewer to switch through the Photos after a shoot and delete the bad ones.

 

The key points I´m looking for are

 

1. display Photos in Fullscreen mode, go back and ahead with the arrow keys

2. being able to delete photos by pressing backspace

3. zooming in (this should be easy for Affinity ;) )

4. see Camera Settings in Grid mode (ISO, f, exposure time..)

 

A rating system is not primary necessary to me, as well as showing videos, not necessary. 

I would really love to have these 4 key functions!! 

 

Please do this ;) it´s low hanging fruit! 

I agree, though for me the best database is the Aperture one. It has everything. Of course, it has not ported in its entirety to Photos, but this does indicate that it should be achievable using Mac OS to match the , keywords, star ratings and smart albums into Affinity. 

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I agree, though for me the best database is the Aperture one. It has everything. Of course, it has not ported in its entirety to Photos, but this does indicate that it should be achievable using Mac OS to match the , keywords, star ratings and smart albums into Affinity. 

 

 

I think everything is archivable with OS X, I just don´t want to push the expectations to high. 

Star ratings and albums/ maybe a timeline view would be nice as an AddOn...


 

 

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In my opinion Picasa and iPhoto as well as the new Photo App are just really bad. The worst thing about Apples Photo Apps is that they want to keep their own folder structure, but my workflow is to organize the folders in the file system and I just need a lightweight viewer to switch through the Photos after a shoot and delete the bad ones.\

I too have my folder system and I don't want to move away from that system if at all possible. I have it organized by year, date and event.


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In my opinion Picasa and iPhoto as well as the new Photo App are just really bad. The worst thing about Apples Photo Apps is that they want to keep their own folder structure, but my workflow is to organize the folders in the file system and I just need a lightweight viewer to switch through the Photos after a shoot and delete the bad ones.

 

The key points I´m looking for are

 

1. display Photos in Fullscreen mode, go back and ahead with the arrow keys

2. being able to delete photos by pressing backspace

3. zooming in (this should be easy for Affinity ;) )

4. see Camera Settings in Grid mode (ISO, f, exposure time..)

 

A rating system is not primary necessary to me, as well as showing videos, not necessary. 

I would really love to have these 4 key functions!! 

 

Please do this ;) it´s low hanging fruit! 

You might look at  On1's Perfect Browse. It's part of the Perfect Photo Suite. It's on my list of things to try sooner rather than later.

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http://www.on1.com/products/browse9/

 

ok thank you for your suggestion and actually they don´t look that uncool. 

 

Anyhow it´s not that neat as that I would like to spend 29$ on it (or even 59$).

I´ve still got my CC Abo till Christmas and Bridge does the Job quite well. (except that it always stabs itself as soon as I accidentally open a tiny video :D haha - on a beast of an iMac - I still can´t believe this bad programming :D haha)

 

Hopefully Affinity comes up with a Preview Solution till Christmas in which case I would even pay 50$ ;)) 


 

 

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Finally I´m happy to say that Photo Mecanic is fast.

It´s even faster than Bridge so this software really owned his title!

 

I don´t like the UI, I think On1 10s UI looks promising. 

When on1 10 get´s released I´ll give it a try but so far Photo Mechanic could be an option.

 

It hasn´t OS X 10.11 in his descriptions yet so this somehow reflects the overall UI outdated feel of the software but well at least it performs really well!

 - it´s 150$ btw again.....

 

and I´d like integrated batch processing (with AP integration) and this thing that also LR has where I can create a down sampled catalog with low res images for my MacBook... I think PM does´t have this.

 

So Affinity would be still the way to go but PM is really fast ;) 


 

 

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