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Shotwell Alternatives for Mac

Shotwell is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. 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 darktable. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Shotwell and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Shotwell are PhotoPrism, Adobe Lightroom, RawTherapee and qView.

Shotwell alternatives are mainly Photo Managers but may also be Image Viewers or Photo Sharing Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shotwell.
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Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.

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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 Shotwell opinions
    Most users think XnView MP is a great alternative to Shotwell.
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    digiKam

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Qt
    78 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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    digiKam vs Shotwell opinions
    Most users think digiKam is a great alternative to Shotwell.


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    darktable

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    56 alternatives to darktable 

    darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

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    1.  No Coding Requireddarktable can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  Non Destructive Editingdarktable allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    3.  Support for scriptingdarktable supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  Command line interfacedarktable either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Darktable’s darkroom mode with an image opened
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    PhotoPrism

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • DigitalOcean
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeBSD
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Docker
    97 alternatives to PhotoPrism 

    PhotoPrism® is an AI-Powered Photos App for the Decentralized Web. 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.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionPhotoPrism can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Privacy focusedPhotoPrism is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in PhotoPrism without registration.
    4.  DecentralizedPhotoPrism is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Enjoy browsing your photo collection with our intuitive Progressive Web App — whether it’s on a phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
    The app includes four high-resolution world maps to bring back the memories of your favorite trips. Our privacy-preserving backend services provide worldwide location information to enrich your pictures with details such as state, city, and category.
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    Adobe Lightroom

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    107 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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    RawTherapee

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    45 alternatives to RawTherapee 

    RawTherapee is a free RAW converter and digital photo processing software. All changes can be applied and batch processed at a convenient time.

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingRawTherapee allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  PortableRawTherapee can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Running on Windows 10 under GTK3
    Multiple tabs mode and the history panel
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    qView

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    80 alternatives to qView 

    qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal, available for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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    1.  LightweightqView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableqView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Ad-freeqView doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Piwigo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    102 alternatives to Piwigo 

    Manage your photo collection with Piwigo Piwigo is open source photo gallery software for the web. Designed for organisations, teams and individuals.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Piwigo.
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    Piwigo vs Shotwell opinions
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    Pingwo on mobile requires a connection to a Pingwo photo editing server, while Shotwell works fine without a network connection if you want to edit photos locally.

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  9. Eagle  icon

    Eagle

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox
    35 alternatives to Eagle  

    Eagle helps you manage pictures, screenshots, user interfaces and designs that make your lightbulb shine. If you are a designer, you will definitely love this!.

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    1.  File TaggingEagle can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Reverse Image SearchDiscover content that is related to a specific sample image.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Batch Rename FilesEagle supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    5.  Music LooperEagle supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
    6.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Eagle , allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    7.  Watch FolderEagle can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
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    ente

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    102 alternatives to ente 

    Ente is a simple app to automatically backup and organize your photos and videos.

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    1.  Privacy focusedente is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  End-to-End Encryptionente has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Ad-freeente doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Shared Foldersente supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    5.  No Trackingente will not track you or use your personal data.
    6.  Two-factor Authenticationente supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    7.  AES-256 Encryptionente has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    8.  Encrypted Backupente uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    9.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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