PhotoReviewer 4+

Speed up your photo workflow

Ben Haller

    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



PhotoReviewer 3.0 is freeware – free to try, free to use. It is compatible with macOS 10.15 and 11, and is built Universal to run native on Apple Silicon.

PhotoReviewer is an image-handling utility for people who juggle a lot of photos. If you have a digital camera, it's not uncommon to have hundreds or even thousands of images coming into your "inbox". You need to compare them, rename them, toss the bad ones, sort the good ones into categories, email thumbnails to friends... you need an app that can help you with your photo workflow.

PhotoReviewer provides you with a suite of tools to help you quickly handle your incoming photo flow. Its magnifier lets you zoom in to see whether key areas are in focus or not; its histogram lets you quickly diagnose overexposed/underexposed images; and its side-by-side comparison mode, for up to 36 images, lets you look at a whole set of photos and quickly decide which ones are "keepers" and which ones aren't. You can also tint burned-out highlights and underexposed shadows to easily locate the problem areas in a photo, and even overlay horizontal/vertical rules to check whether the horizon is level or buildings are vertical.

PhotoReviewer is not a photo-catalog app to store all your photos forever, nor is it a photo-editing app to rebalance levels, correct red-eye, or crop your photos. Instead, it focuses on handling the initial review of your incoming photo flood, and makes it as easy, fast, and flexible as possible. In other words, it doesn't replace apps like Photos or Lightroom; instead, it belongs between your digital camera and those kinds of apps. You can import directly from your camera into PhotoReviewer, and use it to choose and categorize your best photos quickly, moving them into an "approved folder" or a "vetoed folder" (or more fine-grained "sorting folders"). It's a simple task, but it's often the most time-consuming part of your photography workflow.

PhotoReviewer is freeware; it costs nothing to download, and there are no in-app purchases. It is really just free. If you find it useful, please donate something to a charity of your choice to "pay it forward"; a couple of suggestions are in its About panel. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Bryan H., Madison, AL ,

Great photo-triage application

I love this app! I'm one who tends to take way too many pictures, then ends up with a ton of almost identical pictures that take up a ton of space on my hard drive.

This app lets me take a folder full of pictures and go through them quickly, marking them as "approved" or "vetoed". Then it will move them into separate folders or delete the vetoed ones.

It also lets me score or label the images using the "sorting folders" feature. I like to sort them into "great", "pretty good", and "meh" folders, so when I run out of drive space I can delete the "meh" and know I'm not losing anything important.

This app lets me set the keyboard shortcuts to whatever I want, so I set the spacebar to toggle between image and thumbnail mode. I will often pick a couple of similar images, then hit the spacebar and to see just those two images side-by-side so I can decide which ones to keep and which to get rid of. The magnifying glass tool is awesome for seeing which photos have the best details.

Ben Haller's really done an amazing job here, kudos to him! And even better, he's making it freeware as something of a gift to the Mac community. Thanks, Ben!

Austinstudiosphotography ,

Possibly the best software find for a photgrapher ( or parent )

My first step after download ! Such Integral part of my workflow….unlike other solutions that are slow, while doing redraw/render and leave you mind numb after a hundred images have passed. With photoreviewer3 Im able to get thru folders of images quickly knowing, confidently I have (the sharpest ) and best images culled from a shoot.

FedUpWithLiars ,

This is rare gem!

I searched for hours for an app that would do what this one does: Sorting. Its not perfectly intuitive but what you do is set up number keys as sorting bins. When finished the files will go to the folders as you named them. Just press the key you want the photo to go to. Simple and perfect.

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The developer, Ben Haller, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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