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    Apple Photos Alternatives

    Apple Photos is described as 'Photos is a digital photograph manipulation application developed by Apple, intended to be less complex than its predecessor iPhoto ' and is a Photo Manager in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Apple Photos for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android. Most alternatives are Photo Managers and Photo Sharing Apps. The best alternative is IrfanView. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try nomacs or Google Photos. Other great apps like Apple Photos are XnView MP (Free Personal), FastStone Image Viewer (Free Personal), digiKam (Free, Open Source) and Adobe Lightroom (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2022
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    1. Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features.
    2. nomacs is a small, fast image viewer able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible.


      The last release is from July 2020, and it seems the main developer is not working on it anymore. See:

    3. Google Photos is a photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google. It allows the users to store and share images and videos using the 15 GB free storage space of their Google Account or a Google One subscription.
      Google Photos vs Apple Photos opinions
      Some users think Google Photos is a great alternative to Apple Photos, some don't.
      If you want to do any serious photo organisation, Google Photos does not come close to Picasa. Again, Google constantly makes god-like assumptions that we will commit our lives to their infrastructure and possession.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    4. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.
      This alternative is disputed. XnView MP is still a legitimate alternative to Apple Photos, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    5. FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments.

    6. 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.
      Some users think digiKam is a great alternative to Apple Photos, some don't.
    7. 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.
      Adobe Lightroom vs Apple Photos opinions
      Some users think Adobe Lightroom is a great alternative to Apple Photos, some don't.
      Only cloud version, no desktop, must pay month fee... really expensive
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    8. Simple Gallery is a highly customizable offline gallery. Organize & edit your photos, recover deleted files with the recycle bin, protect & hide files and view a huge variety of different photo & video formats including RAW, SVG and much more.
    9. PhotoPrism® is an AI-powered app for browsing, organizing & sharing your photo collection. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. You can run it at home, on a private server, or in the cloud.
    10. XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization).
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