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I have recently purchased Affinity and delighted with it.  However as a previous Lightroom User I am missing the library /catalogue facility I get with that.  Is there a good software that works well with affinity for managing my photos so that I can catalogue and group them and sort and pull out photos based on the metadata entries in the way I can with Lightroom.

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Hi Jens

 

Thanks for the quick response .. have looked at Pixave but can only find IOS options and I am running on Windows.   Any other options??

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Hi, MikePerk,

I use a Mac program called "NeoFinder." There is a Windows version called abeMeda. You might want to look into that. On the Mac, it is very fast, and one can search on all the meta data, and even has a geolocation map when the data is present.


iMac 27" Retina, c. 2015: OS X 10.11.5: 3.3 GHz I c-5: 32 Gb,  AMD Radeon R9 M290 2048 Mb

iPad 12.9" Retina, iOS 10, 512 Gb, Apple pencil

Huion WH1409 tablet

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If it is just the cataloguing facility you're missing, try Adobe Bridge.  It's free and as far as I can see it reads all adjustments I made with LR before unsubscribing.  You can rate, color code, add keywords, etc. Just no access to any adjustments.

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Hi, ACDSee has a good library mode that you can right click on an image to edit in any external edititor. Although it is not free. Jon

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7 minutes ago, Wosven said:

You can tedt DigiKam too, it's free and have a map option.

Last time I looked DigiKam had removed the option to use an external editor.


AP user, running Win10

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On 6/21/2018 at 12:44 PM, MikePerk said:

Hi

 

I have recently purchased Affinity and delighted with it.  However as a previous Lightroom User I am missing the library /catalogue facility I get with that.  Is there a good software that works well with affinity for managing my photos so that I can catalogue and group them and sort and pull out photos based on the metadata entries in the way I can with Lightroom.

you may want to have a look at iMatch (single user) or Daminion (either single or multiuser) to name just two well-known DAMs.
https://www.capterra.com/digital-asset-management-software/

I am stuck with Lightroom which I do not hesitate to use but hate the idea to have pay for it untill I die) and am looking for the affinity´s DAM even though I believe it will not come out this year.

BTW, Lightroom is a pretty simple DAM (*) excelling in easy of use AND in it´s integration with it´s own development module.
Many other DAMs have more powerfull functionality comparing to Lightroom´s catalogue but lack any development module and sometimes even good enough integration with either CC or AP. Based on your needs, either the Lightroom or the "pure-DAM" approach may be better for you.

* speaking for me: no scripting; rather limited file types (not even PSB!); extremly slow when performing 2 or more concurent tasks; no catalogue sync between 2 computers; no accidental delete protection, ... 

 

Go tell us what you have opted for (once done with it), I am curious

 

regards

Juraj

 

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I have worked with Lightroom 5 for years and love it. However, I am more and more resentful that Adobe does not allow me to make my own decision about whether to use a stand-alone program or pay a monthly fee for a program which is supported and updated regularly. I prefer stand alone as I am often off line for months at a time. Why pay for something I can't use? Also don't want my stuff in the Cloud, especially when I can't access it. 

 

I love Affinity Photo and  hope and pray that Affinity will be able to provide a program or upgrade that will be able to import my 15,000 photos from Lightroom with keywords intact. Although I enjoy Lightroom's develop features, I can do without as Affinity does pretty much the same work and sometimes better. 

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