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Sparkbox helps you to capture and organize images in your Mac. Unlike iPhoto, Sparkbox is designed to look after the images you captured from a cool site, blogs, or any webpages. It is also a neat and clean image library for your Mac; It provides you webpage capture extensions in famous browsers to let you easily catch web images and then organize them beautifully. It the best option for your visual inspiration.
• Dribbble API integration;
• Support iPhone companion application;
• Capture image resources from webpage
• Webpage capture extension for Safari & Chrome;
• Fully Drag & Drop, Menu bar, Screenshot capture import;
• Variety image formats support: gif, jpeg, png, psd, tiff, bmp, psd, icns;
• Built-in preview window;
• Built in Color search engine;
• Open-meta data tag system;
• On screen annotation system;
• On image comments feature;
• Multi touch, Full screen, Lion features;
• Easy share function.
* Fixed the bug of catching images from Safari, Chrome, Firefox;
* Fixed other bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Sparkbox is discontinued
App hasn't and won't be updated and developed anymore (since 2014). Also quite outdated visually.
Exactly what i needed.
I do design work ranging from app development, save the date prints, and painting portraits. I get inspired by so many things I see both in person or online. My folders are a mess with mixed images and I can never figure out the best way to sort it. You can tag photos in OS X but it's clunky and slow. Not to mention the search is sometimes hit or miss. But now with this app, I can not only keep all my inspiring images organized by almost any method i want, the search function works amazingly. I can look for things i tagged with the word "logo" or narrow it down by a color palette. Keep things organized by clients and by different aspects of the project. This is like a much better version of iPhoto but for creative people. I would like to see 1-2 functions but they are really miner and the app is still perfect for my needs. Try out the demo from the site or use the Light version, but you will be upgrading to the full copy rate away. Thank you MOKA for reading my brain before I even thought about it.
I used to use iPhoto for storing my design inspiration but Sparkbox is geared exactly to that while iPhoto isn't. I use it nearly every day, adding all manner of screenshots and photos. The new dribbble integration is awesome!
However, there are a few issues that I have reported to the developers that would really make it less annoying in some cases:
• Their is no move library functionality, it will only load one you've moved manually.
• Tagging images is a horrible UX. It requires multiple clicks and keyboard presses to add a single tag. Repeat the process for additional tags. Look to iPhoto for how it should be done, guys!
• Sorting by date sometimes does not work. When you drag images in they seem to get categorized by some arbitrary time so stuff does not always show up under Today that you just added.
Would also like to see a view that does not break thumbnails up into groups (Date, file type, etc). I don't care when I imported images, I just want to see them.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.