By Shiny Frog di Matteo Rattotti e C. S.N.C.
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Pixa is the best image organizer for your Mac.
Designers own a huge amount of images, and it can be very hard to keep them organized. Pixa manages your pictures, helps you find them and quickly exports files. Improve your design workflow with this, the ultimate image organizer.
Do you want to try Pixa? We have a demo available on our website.
One App to rule them all:
• GIF (sure, even animated)
The power of Live Folders unleashed:
• Don’t change the way you work, organize your files on disk and Pixa will look for every folder change
• Re-organize your project’s assets without moving the originals
• If you keep your collection on an external hard drive Life Folders will be your best friend
Increase your team work collaboration:
• Add your Dropbox folder as Live Folder and you will have a constantly up-to-date Library
• Using Open Meta all your tags and notes will be automatically synched through Dropbox
Smart tagging simplifies your life:
• Automatic tagging by colour and size
• Import of IPTC and Open Meta tags
• Export of Open Meta tags and notes.
• Pixa will keep the link of images dragged from the web
• Search through all your library for color, size or file name
• Duplicate detection on import
• Dig in deep with advanced searches
Quick Export your results:
• One drag export using integrated presets
• Create new presets selecting file type, size and archiving
One click and you are on the Cloud:
• Connect Dropbox or CloudApp and share your pictures with one click
• Use the Cloud capability with Quick Export to quickly present your work to your customers or friends
• Share on imgur
Screenshot your inspirations:
• Capture all the screen, a part of it or a window with customizable hot keys
• Grab full web page snapshots
• All screenshots are auto-tagged by size and colour
Begin a new work with assistance:
• The template system lets you create files directly from Pixa
• Built-in template like iOS icon and HTML grids are here to speed you up
• Create your owns templates from images you frequently use
• A Loupe tool lets you check your images pixel by pixel
• The Loupe picks the colors and copies them to the clipboard in many useful formats (HTML, RGB, CSS3...)
• The information panel shows Metadata associated to the images
We love OS X:
• Pixa comes with the powerful Mountain Lion share menu
• All the interface is touch enabled to get the best from your trackpad
• Pinch to zoom, swipe to scroll -- all the gestures you are used to
• Quicklook and Full screen integration
What's New in Version 1.1.7
• Deleted images from Live Folders will now clean up properly after quitting Pixa
• Preparation for OSX 10.10
This baby has possibilities.
After the bumpy task of getting your photos/graphics catalogued, which mildly put can be an eccentric experience, this little gem does the main task of helping you root through your files easily, providing a pleasing and adjustable visual catalog and, for my purposes at least, sufficient information about each file. The only thing missing that can’t be worked around is an eps importer which, if you’re cataloging a graphics collect and not just photos, can cause Pixa to ignore a large portion of your intended entries - about half of mine in fact. I used to use Extensis Portfolio, and this little guy does a sporting good job at nearly everything Portfolio did for about one millionth of Portfolio’s price.
Says it supports EPS files. It does not.
Simply put, EPS files are NOT supported. When I asked Shiny Frog what the deal was, they said they had removed the compatibility because OSX’s native previewing of EPS doesn’t work properly. Not sure why they don’t just build their own preview engine.
I have tens of thousands of EPS files I cannot organize. Darn shame, beause this could be quite the awesome app.