Apple Photos Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Apple Photos for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Google Photos, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Apple Photos and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Apple Photos are digiKam (Free, Open Source), XnView MP (Free Personal), Adobe Lightroom (Paid) and Adobe Bridge (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

    1. 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.
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      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 1 year ago

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    2. 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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      Some users think digiKam is a great alternative to Apple Photos, some don't.


    3. 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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      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.
    4. 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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      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 about 3 years ago

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    5. Bridge CC gives you centralized access to all the files and assets you need for your creative projects. Organize personal and team assets, batch edit with ease, add watermarks, set centralized color preferences, and even upload your photos to Adobe Stock.
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    6. Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web that comes with powerful features to publish and manage your collection of pictures.
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    7. qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal.
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    8. 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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    9. Meet the most innovative professional photo editor built by photographers for photographers. Luminar brings everything you need to make perfect photos in less time!
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      altersoft its photo editor, not photo manager!
      Negative comment 3 months ago

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    10. KPhotoAlbum is an application for tagging and managing a photo collection and making it searchable.
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