Pixave: The Smartest Image Organizer
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** BEST OF 2015 APP BY APPLE **
** FEATURED WORLDWIDE 2015, 2016 AS "BEST NEW APPS" BY APPLE **
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.
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 , as well as document formats from Mac Graphic Killer applications such as *Affinity Designer, *Affinity Photo, *Pixelmator, *Sketch, *Audodesk Graphic, *Acorn document. And now, even more formats are supported: TrueType® Font, OpenType® Font, MOV, M4V, MP4, MPO (Multiple Picture Object Image), 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!
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
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 in Version 2.3.0
* Before upgrade to Pixave 2, Please backup your library first **
What’s New in Version 2.3
- Added the ability to import Hype 3 document (Requires Tumult Hype 3.6 or higher installed)
- Added the ability to import OpenEXR file format
- Improved Sketch 43 new file format importing
- Enlarged Sketch Preview image
- Improved SVG importing
- Improved Auto-Import detection mechanism
- Improved iCloud Sync
- Improved Web Capture
- Supports Easy Web Layout Changer
- Supports Capture selection area
- Improved tagging UI in Tags window, Inspector
- Supports adding multiple tags with the comma
- Supports import tags from text file and export as text file
- Supports adding name of imported folder as Tags automatically
- Supports subfolder format as collection name or collection hierarchy when export media
- Supports movie export and preset
- Supports saving Copyright, Note, URL, Rating information to IPTC Rights Usage terms, Source, Rating when export media
- Supports Color Picker in Image Viewer to extract color value as HEX, CSS
- Performance improvements when zooming image using pinch and zoom gesture
- Improved the version control
- The new fullscreen viewer
- Added a new preference to set Color Picker Size, Clipboard format, Filmstrip position for Full screen
- Added a new preference to set movie export preset for exporting movie
- Added a new preference to add name of imported folder as Tags Automatically
- Fixed a crash that would occur when launch Pixave by external applications (ex: Hazel)
- Fixed minor UI issues
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Best in class!
If you want to organize your library / collection / catalogue of digital graphical assets—this is it. Pixave wholeheartedly deserves its best of 2015 app by Apple tag, and it's the FCPX of digital asset management (DAM). I am referring to the FCPX here in praise of Apple's finest quality visual media software.
You don't' have to spend $$$$ on Extensis Portfolio (BTW in past FCPX was also priced at $$$$, but not anymore) or think whether you should try out alternatives like Ember or Inboard. Just go for Pixave, and you'll be glad you did.
Pixave is a powerhouse digital asset manager, and it's fantastic how the dev masterfully put it all together in an app that's 6 MB download!
A Life-changing App!
Working as a visual artist, photographer, and designer, I have tens of thousands of photos, videos, graphics, and the associated productivity docs from my work assignments in the form Pages, Excel, Word, Numbers, etc.; and keeping them all organized by client and project had become a nightmare. I tried diligently to make tagging files in Finder work for me, but working with Finder's Smart Folders just wasn't up to the task.
Pixave has been a life-changer for me. I have it set to leave my original files in-place, and it catalogs them for me. Pixave monitors my client folders, automatically importing the files I add to them into my Pixave library (leaving the original file in-place), adding specific tags based on the folder it's importing from as it does so. Rather than using Finder, I now strictly use Pixave to find, organize, and manage all of my work-related files. The way Pixave works, and the way it looks, is very similar to Adobe Lightroom. Just like Lightroom makes an easy job of managing what would be a nightmarish jumble of photos in Finder, so does Pixave — but it handles a much wider range of file types.
By default, Pixave will import files, copying them into Pixave's internal database. Due to the gigabytes of files I was dealing with, I decided to turn off that option in Pixave's Preferences, so it functions for me as a cataloging app, again, much like Lightroom. It keeps my Pixave library file size down, and my thinking is that it makes my Time Machine backups more efficient by backing-up a lot of individual files, rather than one massive library.
There is very little I can say about Pixave that isn't positive. I would like to see the Search feature become a bit more robust, because right now it will only search either by Title, Copyright, Note, or URL — one at a time. You can't search across multiple fields, and you can't search by Tags (you can limit your search to match tags by selecting the tags from a complete list of all your tags, which if the list is long, can be more cumbersome than just adding the tags as search terms.) That said, a simple work-around is to create a new Smart Collection with the search criteria.
The developer seems to be commited to maintaining Pixave and keeping it up-to-date. All-in-all, this has become one of my favorite apps on my Mac.