Pixave 4+

The smartest image organizer


    • 3.8 • 88 Ratings
    • Free



The smartest way to organize your images


Stay Inspired.

There is a whole world that we get from images. A single picture can fill us with inspiration which, in turn, brings us joy. Such impressions grow to create wonder and amazement for the world. That growth and creation is made possible by you. And Pixave is here to store and organize those inspired moments - to enable you to bring them to mind whenever, wherever you are.

A beautiful workspace, more powerful than before
Pixave is the ultimate image organizer. The updated version includes the new Light/Dark user interface with the Collection now supporting auto-import, while the Smart Collection and System Collection has become more powerful and refined, providing this new version with an even more convenient and user-friendly workspace. You will be amazed at such useful features. Pixave’s innovative and useful workspace lays the groundwork for you to draw inspiration, unhindered, from your images - because your inspirations are precious and beautiful.

More Formats!
Pixave supports common image formats such as GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, ICNS, AI, PSD, EPS (included PDF info only), PDF, TGA, SVG, BMP, ICO, Camera RAW, HEIC, HEIF, as well as document formats from Mac Graphic Killer applications such as *Affinity Designer, *Affinity Photo, *Pixelmator, *Pixelmator Pro, *Sketch, *Audodesk Graphic, *Acorn document. And now, even more formats are supported: TrueType® Font, OpenType® Font, MOV, M4V, MP4, MPO, DAE for 3D Objects, OBJ files, *Apple Pages, *Numbers, *Keynote, *iBook Author, *MS Word, *Excel, *PowerPoint. Also the popular Mac software *OmniGraffle, *MindNode, *Comic Life 3, *Napkin, *Flinto, *iThoughtsX, *Principle, *Art Text 3 document are supported. (formats with “*” requires the relevant app to be already installed)

Specified media, along with tag information, can now be automatically imported from a designated folder. To import, images no longer need to be dragged, images no longer need to be clicked to apply tags, and image types no longer need to be separately categorized. Just place your desired files into the designated folder and Pixave will automatically import the selected media and automatically apply selected tags. Now importing media is taken care of automatically. How convenient!

Easy Tagging
Adding and searching for tags is a piece of cake. Many tags can be applied immediately to a number of images, and can be searched for along with its tag. Pixave’s new Tag system really is quite something. During import, not only are the keywords included in the image identified and automatically added to the tag, but tags added by the user can also be very easily applied. For tagging, simply drag the tag to an image or vice versa. This way of adding new tags or searching for tags provides a fresh approach in accessing them. Beware to not become overwhelmed by the incredible new tagging interface – the ability to apply numerous tags simultaneously to numerous images.

Enhanced Web Capture
Pixave’s web capturing capabilities have evolved. Now, the website that you wish to capture can be captured while interchanging freely between desktop and mobile modes. Pixave’s web capture also provides iPhone, iPad, as well as Landscape options for easy and flexible capture. Additionally, webpage resources can be directly downloaded as well - this feature enables you to directly import any graphic elements that you see on a website into Pixave with Web Browser Extensions

Exciting Export
Even exporting has evolved. Alongside the basic function of exporting according to image type, you can also adjust the image size in set increments, customize the file naming pattern and apply Watermarks. Tags you have inserted and managed are now also included within the image during export. And the ability to create ePub files is, no doubt, a bonus.

- Compatibility: macOS 10.11.6 or higher

What’s New

Version 2.3.13

What's New in Version 2.3.13
- macOS Big Sur Ready!
- macOS Universal App: Pixave now runs natively on both Apple Silicon Macs and Intel-based Macs.
- Added ability to import WebP Image (Requires macOS Big Sur)
- Fixed a problem where EXIF data didn't be shown correctly on macOS Big Sur
- Fixed minor issues and more stable

What's New in Version 2.3.12
- Fixed minor UI problems

What's New in Version 2.3.11
- Fixed minor UI problems on macOS 10.13.X

What's New in Version 2.3.10
- Fixed a problem where Rename UI didn’t be shown correctly.

What's New in Version 2.3.9
- Improved macOS compatibility.

What's New in Version 2.3.8
- Improved High-resolution PSD importing
- Fixed ePub export - Fixed image markup problem on macOS 10.11 - Fixed minor UI issues

What's New in Version 2.3.7
- Now, display current library name on window title - Improved image markup - Fixed minor UI issues

What's New in Version 2.3.6
- Fixed minor problems

What's New in Version 2.3.5
- Added ability to import Pixelmator Pro document
- Added ability to import MindNode 5 document
- Added ability to sort collection by Color Label
- Improved iThought X document importing
- Improved iCloud Sync for multiple devices
- Improved Library Switcher UI and Actions
- Improved handling date creation for imported images based on EXIF date time, date digitized
- When capture website, page title will be added into note info
- Improved scroll position when import complete.
- Fixed a problem where scroll bar didn’t work with special mice devices
- Fixed a problem where the exported image as original wouldn’t have correct rotation information
- Fixed minor issues

What's New in Version 2.3.4
- Fixed launch problem in specified environment

What's New in Version 2.3.3
- Added ability to backup library in iCloud for the future updates.

What's New in Version 2.3.2

- Improved iCloud Sync
- Fixed a problem where sorting value in browser didn’t save correctly - Fixed minor issues.

What’s New in Version 2.3.1
- Ready for Pixave for iPad
- Support for macOS High Sierra
- Added the ability to import HEIC, HEIF (Requires macOS High Sierra)
- Improved SVG importing
- Improved ProRes 4444 with alpha channel movie importing
- Improved Library Switcher UI
- Fixed scroller problem with third-party mice devices
- Fixed a problem where Rename didn’t work correctly on macOS High Sierra
- Fixed a crash that would occur when importing movie file

By the way, App Store reviews are very helpful to us. If you think Pixave is worthy, would you mind taking a moment to write a nice review? We’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks for using Pixave.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

cinemachine ,

Good app suffers from poor developer

*Update*- After some trial and error, I finally figured out how to properly use the auto-import feature. I still can't give this app 5 stars though as the developer still hasn't responded to my support requests and could have saved me some time and aggravation by doing so.
Original Review:
I hate to leave bad reviews but this developer leaves me no choice. He has failed to respond to two emails I've sent him in the past and appears to have abandoned this app with so much potential. Unfortunately the feature I wanted to use most, auto import, is broken and won't work and now he won't do anything about it. I would never have bought this otherwise.

angusmci ,

Quite good, but may have been abandoned

A good solution to the task of maintaining and cataloguing a large collection of images. The ergonomics of the app could be improved, but overall it's straightforward to use and does much of what you'd want. The option to index -- rather than import -- images is useful.

The biggest concern about this app is that it may be abandonware. The last update was two years ago, and the developer's website has disappeared. It seems likely that Pixave is no longer being developed and may stop working in future versions of MacOS.

sugarfreejones2000 ,

Powerful, but many flaws

I purchased this to replace Ember, which is no longer supported. The app has all the features you would expect, but has some majorly irritating behaviors:

1) Right out of the box it was confusing how to *import* images - I had to create a collection to put them in (as opposed to just dragging and dropping images on the app).
2) Showing search results in a side panel is terrible - you see unuseful thumbnails in the panel to alongside all the thumbnails in your current collection.
3) The Chrome extension does not work. At all.
4) When you want to snap a webpage, it opens a completely new window - it’s not at all clear how to get back to your image library (it’s a tiiiiny arrow that’s easily missed).
5) There’s no option to capture the last screenshot area used (I need to do this all the time)

Don’t get me wrong - the app’s performace is great, and there a lot of features. Probably too many, which is the issue. The app feels more like a developer’s tool than a designer’s tool. The core tasks of importing, searching and snapping screenshots are just not that great.

I would go back to Ember in a heartbeat, but with it’s future so uncertain it is time to move on. Seems like the field is still wide open for a great Ember replacement.

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