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Silent Sifter - Organize Photos & Videos in Minutes

By Vector15

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Organize your photos and videos in minutes with Silent Sifter.

If you are suffering from digital photo overload, you can get organized and stay organized with Silent Sifter. Tell Silent Sifter what you want, and let it do the tedious work.

Perfect for you if:
• You aren't happy with how your photos are organized, but are dreading cleaning them up
• You have a camera, smartphone, or SD card full of files and need to clear some space
• You have your Photos or Videos stored in multiple places and wish they were centralized
• You aren't sure which files you have copied from your camera and which you haven't
• You have multiple cameras and want all of their photos organized
• You are a photography enthusiast or professional and want to organize your vast library of files into a custom structure (By Camera, Date, Type, RAW vs JPG, etc)

Getting Organized
• Organize by year, month, camera, resolution, file type, or whatever custom structure you want
• Import from multiple cameras directly to your organized structure
• Filter out files you don't want
• Rename files to whatever you choose
• Automatically removes duplicates and prevents file collisions
• Supports Photos, Videos, RAW files
• iPhoto input/output support
• Photo Booth input support
• Easy to set up
• No manual work needed to organize your files
• Fast processing

Staying Organized
• Silent Sifter remembers your settings
• Connect your camera again, and with one click import, organize, rename, filter all of your files exactly how you would like
• Same files on your camera? No problem, Silent Sifter will detect the duplicates and only copy new files.


◦ One click organization
◦ Deduplication
◦ Customized folders
◦ File renaming
◦ Photos and Videos
◦ Multiple inputs
◦ Multiple outputs
◦ Camera import
◦ RAW files
◦ File filtering
◦ Dropbox and gDrive support
◦ iPhoto and Photo Booth support
◦ Automatic monitoring and organization
◦ Filename collision prevention
◦ Fast file processing and copying


◦ Non-Destructive: Silent Sifter does not change EXIF data on copies, and does not modify the original files
◦ Photo Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, AI, PSD, JPEG2000, XCF, BMP, ICNS and a multitude of other formats.
◦ RAW Photo Formats: CR2, CRW, NEF, ERF, RAF, 3FR, DCR, RAW, DNG, MRW, NRW, ORF, RW2, PEF, MOS, ARW, SR2, X3F*, KDC*, PPM*, ARI*, SRF*, BAY*, CAP*, IIQ*, EIP*, DCS*, DRF*, K25*, FFF*, PTX*, R3D*, RWL*, RWZ*, SRW* and a multitude of other formats.
◦ Video Formats Supported: MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, MTS*, MKV*, VOB*, M2TS* and a multitude of other formats.
◦ Date Created: When organizing or renaming files using create date, uses the EXIF/Photo Metadata if available, otherwise last modified date.
◦ Dropbox and gDrive inputs and outputs require the respective Mac clients for those services.
◦ Performance: When duplicate detection is enabled, once your files are analyzed for the first time, each subsequent sift operation will process approximately 1000 photos per minute**
◦ Device Support: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Smartphones, Digital Cameras connected via USB, SD Cards, External Hard Drives, Network file shares, local folders
* Basic Support only, i.e. limited metadata available on these file types (resolution, camera, duration, etc).
** Varies based on processor speed, memory, drive location, etc, and first sift operation may take quite awhile for large photo collections


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What's New in Version 3.1.2

• Fixed issue causing 'import only new files' setting to not function properly after daylight savings change

Other recent changes
• Added ability to group photos into Moments automatically
• Added ability to import only new files from cameras with 'Files to import' setting
• Added ability to map file extensions to any file type (i.e. GPX or sidecar files as Photos, so they are grouped with photos, or non-standard RAW types as Photos)
• New interface for creating custom folder structures and filename patterns, including autocompleted tokens, format presets, option macros, example values
• Added ability to view example values of metadata fields while building a filter
• Added ability to hide dock icon
• Added SnapSifter album token
• Improved performance and stability during giant sift operations (50,000 files and above)
• Sidecar files are now imported from cameras by default
• Improved progress updates during file imports from cameras
• Use preset folder and filename patterns as a starting point for your own patterns by selecting them and pressing the 'customize' button
• Updated dock icon
• Fixed issue preventing editing of filters that use 'none of the following are true'
• Changed default file renaming to 'Do not rename' for new outputs
• All defaults settings are now displayed for new input/output connectors
• UI layouts, behaviors, and color schemes updated
• Added split screen input/output/duplicate comparison to History screen
• Added date format support for file.CreationDate and other date file/spotlight raw metadata
• Added basic support for MRW and ORF files
• Option to delete or move input files after successful copy
• Option to delete or move input files if duplicate found
• Option to delete empty input folders
• Ability to eject cameras and external drives
• Added toolbar on advanced configuration screen
• Double click to edit on configuration/advanced screens
• Full EXIF, IPTC, TIFF, EXIFAUX, Maker, Metadata support in Filename, Folder structure, and Filters
• New app icon
• New About screen with release notes
• Added if_prev_empty, if_prev_exists token options


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Customer Reviews

Massive Time Savings

Favorite. App. Ever. Before I had this app, I would spend hours and hours pulling files off my digital cameras adding them to my disorganized mess.

I don't worry about any of that anymore. I just run this app on my camera, it pulls in the files organizes them all in the same place as all my other files. I have it leave my photos on my iPhone, but delete the photos off my SD Card when I sift them. I have 57,800 photos and videos and counting. I can't imagine going back to manually organizing anymore.

My photos come from all these places: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Photo Booth, Nikon D90 SD cards, My mother in law's Nikon D800 SD cards (during holidays I grab her photos too), Photostream, and my son's old Canon point and shoot. I have them all organized into a single place on a Western digital external hard drive. Then I have that western digital backed up using BackBlaze. Photos SOLVED

Silent Sifter - Organize Photos & Videos in Minutes
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2014
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Size: 6.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Vector 15 Ltd.

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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