PIXLpath 4+

Minimalist asset management

Christopher Macke

    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings
    • $9.99


Introducing PIXLpath: Your Minimalist Asset Manager

Photography, for me, has always been a way to find calm in a chaotic world. My switch to Mac was also informed by the need to bring calm to my digital creative life. As creative software has evolved, I've watched our art become lost beneath overly complex interfaces and locked behind required monthly payments. PIXLpath emerged from a fundamental need to reconnect with what matters most—our art. It evolved into more than just a tool; it's a workspace dedicated to honoring creative work, free from the distractions that often plague professional software.

Why PIXLpath?

Seamless Organization: Transform your cluttered folders into beautiful thumbnail catalogs by simply dropping your files into PIXLpath. With intuitive search and cataloging tools at your disposal, navigating your work is quick and aesthetically satisfying.

Keep Your Projects Close: Save your catalogs as .pixlpath documents with embedded previews and categorizations. Whether you're offline or away from your source files, a version of your work is always within reach.

Workflow Helpers: Streamline your creative process with intuitive features like memory card importing, metadata editing, copying, resizing, and batch renaming, each thoughtfully designed to enhance your workflow.

Cross-Platform Harmony: Enjoy a unified experience across Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Start your work on one device and pick up where you left off on another.

One Purchase, All Platforms: A single purchase gives you access to all three versions of PIXLpath: macOS, iPadOS, and iOS, allowing you to take your work with you wherever you go.

Privacy First: Your creativity is yours alone. No tracking, no subscriptions—just your creativity, as it should be.

Comprehensive Support for Creative Formats


Video Formats: QuickTime (MOV), MP4, M4V, Apple ProRes

Audio Formats: AIFF, AAC, WAV, M4A, MP3

Design Formats: PDF, AI, SVG, ICO

Preview-Only Formats: AFPHOTO, AFDESIGN (thumbnails only)

Say Hello!

I'm Chris, the developer behind PIXLpath. Your feedback and questions help shape the future of PIXLpath. Reach out at hello@pixlpath.com to share your thoughts or ask about how PIXLpath can help improve your creative workflow.

What’s New

Version 1.28

New feature: 

- Simultaneously create a folder and its subfolders with new text-based shortcuts. For example, "Portfolio [Portraits, Weddings, Couples]" will create a folder named Portfolio with three subfolders: Portraits, Weddings, and Couples. See blog for more details. 


- Fixed an issue where List View items would become unhighlighted when sort order changes.
- Corrected the List View audio file icon display.
- Closing the Enlarged View now returns you to the most recently viewed image.
- The Thumbnail Browser "select" menu now combines uppercase and lowercase extensions into one.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

AnotherAndyDesigns ,

My new go to for browsing photos!

It starts and loads photos (and graphics too I recently discovered!) fast and lets me sort them quickly but as a forgetful… I mean “selective memory” designer, the advanced filtering is clutch! A lot of times I know I took a photo but forgot when or specifically where but will remember a general detail like which part of the city or if I rated it high and Pixlpath will help me square it down. Also as a hoarder, I can’t bear to delete any photos so the rating system is key. If I go back to a set of photos, I don’t have to re-examine why I chose one photo over the another, I just have to trust my rating!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review! I try to keep all types of visual artists in mind when I'm developing new features. I'm glad to hear it's working well for you.

LeicaMGuy ,

Serenity Now

Here's what I like: It feels like a Mac app. Most of the DAM systems I have tried feel like they were made for Windows and shoehorned onto Mac. This feels just right. I like the design, I like the simplicity, I like that it works on iOS if I need it.

Here's what I want: EXIF editing. I can see EXIF, but I can not change it. I want to add copyright and gps coordinates.

Overall, it does what it says and it does it well. Looking forward to seeing how this develops.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Modifying EXIF information is currently in development (users on social media voted to make the iPad/iPhone version a development priority). Stay tuned for new features and thank you for your early support!

Ortizant ,

Super useful, more efficient way to interact with media files

I wanted to wait to write a review until I got a good feel for the app. I appreciate how much has been added with the updates in the few months I've had this. It works well for organizing my photos, but I've been using it as a convenient way to look at a folder of media files in lieu of Finder.

Developer Response ,

Thanks! I've been hard at work adding new features. Glad to hear you like them. :-)

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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