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iPhoto Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to iPhoto for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is XnView MP. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try digiKam or Apple Photos. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to iPhoto and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to iPhoto are Adobe Lightroom, ACDSee Photo Studio, Polarr and Tonfotos.

iPhoto alternatives are mainly Image Viewers but may also be Photo Managers or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iPhoto.
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  1. XnView MP icon

    XnView MP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    123 alternatives to XnView MP 

    XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.

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    1.  Batch EditingXnView MP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  PortableXnView MP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Batch Rename FilesXnView MP supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
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    XnView MP vs iPhoto opinions
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    It lacks a lot of features like:

    • face recognition
    • geo info being used for filtering
    • smart / virtual albums
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  2. digiKam icon

    digiKam

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Qt
    79 alternatives to digiKam 

    digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.

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    1.  Facial RecognitiondigiKam can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  File TaggingdigiKam can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  3. Adobe Lightroom icon

    Adobe Lightroom

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    106 alternatives to Adobe Lightroom 

    Create incredible photos anywhere with all-new Lightroom CC and 1 TB of cloud storage. Get powerful editing features on any device in a new, easy-to-use interface.

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    1.  Batch EditingAdobe Lightroom allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  Facial RecognitionAdobe Lightroom can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    3.  File TaggingAdobe Lightroom can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    4.  Ad-freeAdobe Lightroom doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Batch Rename FilesAdobe Lightroom supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    6.  Works OfflineAdobe Lightroom can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Lightroom allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Lightroom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. ACDSee Photo Studio icon

    ACDSee Photo Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    154 alternatives to ACDSee Photo Studio 

    ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionACDSee Photo Studio can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Support for 4KACDSee Photo Studio supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    3.  Batch EditingACDSee Photo Studio allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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  5. Apple Photos icon

    Apple Photos

    • Mac
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    80 alternatives to Apple Photos 

    Photos is a digital photograph manipulation application developed by Apple, intended to be less complex than its predecessor iPhoto .

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    1.  Facial RecognitionApple Photos can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Non Destructive EditingApple Photos allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
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    Apple Photos vs iPhoto opinions
    Some users think Apple Photos is a great alternative to iPhoto, some don't.
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    I DON'T LIKE APPLE PHOTOS!! PLEASE BRING BACK IPHOTOS.

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    The organization is of photos is horrible. Its as if Apple got super lazy and said just let the photos download and then let the user work to find a photo. Worst Ever, Please bring back iPhoto.

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    Created for snapchat users. Has goofy organization options that nobody was asking for...

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    Polarr

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    149 alternatives to Polarr 

    From high-precision light and color tools, to advanced clarity and dehaze settings, to the ability to create and save your own filters. Polarr is the ideal photo editor for bloggers, students, and photo professionals alike.

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    Tonfotos

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to Tonfotos 

    Tonfotos simplifies browsing of large photo collection by grouping shots by events, dates, people, locations and so on. Quickly find what you need regardless where files are stored - on your computer, external drives or NAS.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionTonfotos can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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  8. Adobe Photoshop Elements icon

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows S
    142 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements 

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionAdobe Photoshop Elements can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop Elements supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  9. Geeqie Image Viewer icon

    Geeqie Image Viewer

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • BSD
    • Mac
    84 alternatives to Geeqie Image Viewer 

    Geeqie is a free open software image viewer and organiser program for Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix-like operating systems.

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    Sidebar with histogram, exif and keywords
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    Xee

    69 alternatives to Xee 

    Xee is an streamlined and convenient image viewer and browser. It is similar to macOS's Preview.app, but lets you easily browse the entire contents of folders and archives, move and copy image files quickly, and supports many more image formats.

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    1.  LightweightXee consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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