Whether you have a small collection of images or a gargantuan library, Image Chest makes organizing and finding your images and movies incredibly easy. And once you add your assets to a catalog, you'll find many ways to tag them with keywords that require far fewer mouse clicks and keystrokes than most other apps.
•Browse by thumbnail or detail views.
•Sort by any attribute.
•Ultra fast search and filtering.
•Flexible and customizable keyword assignment options.
•Quick Look with spacebar.
•Add assets by choosing folders or files, or drag & drop folders or files onto the document window.
•Display images in a slideshow.
•See EXIF and other details.
-Handle some rare cases when reading a saved search.
-Added MinyaGreen (named after the greatest rubber–suited Toho monster) accent color for macOS 11.
-For video thumbnails, get the frame halfway through instead of the one at time 0. Thanks, RB!
Ratings and Reviews
Works fast No help file
Imports files very fast but I lkeep messing my databases up becuase I am doing something wrong becuase there is nothing telling me how to use it. There are a lot of hidden features so not knowing they are there and accidentally doing one of them ruins the database. I have been waiting for one for a while now I guess it’s not gonna happen. Since the update also it won;t update my databases when I change something, I have to delete the database and manally save it although it keeps trying to auto save even though it can't do it. Guess I am not waiting for them to fix this I’ll just accept the loss of five bucks. Back to only free apps for me.
Developer Response ,
There's now a ReadMe for this pretty simple app, along with an update that addresses many things.
Fast; effective; mostly intuitive but no help file and limited metadata
This is a great application for cataloging your images on your hard disks. It doesn’t change the location of your images or put them in a database so you can still edit them with your favorite image manipulation apps. The images are fast to bring up via QuickLook or Preview and there is a list view to determine size and data information.
It is missing a help file which would be great for newbies and might clarify a few details on use (e.g. are the keywords added to the image or just keep by the created catalog?) Also I would like more of the metadata exposed (EXIF data etc.) I think this would bring the app up so more professionals could use it.
I would also like to see geotagging, a search by color, and face recognition added to the search and tagging possibilities. Adding these features would bring the app up to a 5 stars.
Finally! An Extensis Portfolio Replacement. Yay!
ImageChest was a gift sent from Heaven! Finally, someone who knew the image cataloging nightmare that thousands of us suffered when Extensis gave the middle finger to thousands of their customers using Portfolio (desktop).
After two years, I finally found ImageChest, and like the other reviewer said... YES it does feel a lot like Aldus Fetch. It's got a clean and intuitive UI. And it always works.
I'm on Mac OS Mojave now and ImageChest works just fine. If I ever meet these guys at a trade show, can I please hug you and buy you a big steak dinner? You guys rock! Really. Thank you for making such a simple image cataloging product come back to life.
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- Steve Mills
- 8 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires macOS 10.11 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Steve Mills
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