carp12310

Organizing software on MAC

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Hi All,

 

I have been using Picasa for all my digital scrapbooking needs. I just realized that Picasa is no longer being supported by google, so Im trying to find another alternative.

 

A long time ago (before I switched to using a Mac)..I used ACDSee...which I loved...but it is not supported currently on Mac Sierra. :-(. I really want to find something like ACDSee for Mac as I love using tags to find all my digital scrapbooking elements. I have tried my PSE Organizer, but it crashes every time I have it import my files (I have a lot!). I do not want to store all of my scrapbook files inside iPhoto library. I would like them to remain within my file system.

 

Any ideas of what I can use? Im racking my brain trying to figure it out. Currently on my file system I have all kits organized by designer. I want to use tags so that I can find templates (by number of photos), view kit previews etc.

 

Thanks for all of your help!

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Hi, not much help here, sorry. I work on Mac but pretty much use Finder to locate supplies.

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Have recently purchased ACDSee Mac Pro (less than $40 on special) and have been using it. I haven't done anything other than install it. (No tagging etc.) I am a new Mac user (since July) so I am still learning! I like it so far. I can search relatively easily. I would love to implement some tagging, but need to do some research on that part. Hope this helps!

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Have recently purchased ACDSee Mac Pro (less than $40 on special) and have been using it. I haven't done anything other than install it. (No tagging etc.) I am a new Mac user (since July) so I am still learning! I like it so far. I can search relatively easily. I would love to implement some tagging, but need to do some research on that part. Hope this helps!

I had purchased it today, but apparently it doesn't work on Mac Sierra (which is the latest version of Mac). The thumbnails of all my .psd, .jpg, etc would show up for a second and then disappear. I would make sure yours don't do this too. I opened a ticket with ACDSee and they confirmed it does not work, and asked them to refund my money since it is no use to me if I couldn't see anything. Just something to check on your system and to be aware of so you don't upgrade until its fixed. I am thinking of going down the Lightroom path, as that seems like my only alternative, since I like to have lots of different tags to find all of my stuff. Anyone use Lightroom?

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Hi, not much help here, sorry. I work on Mac but pretty much use Finder to locate supplies.

Do you tag your things to find them? Or rename the file? I was thinking about doing this, but I have so many supplies (as I have been digital for about 8 years) I would want to make sure I could find everything.

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Hi, not much help here, sorry. I work on Mac but pretty much use Finder to locate supplies.

Do you tag your things to find them? Or rename the file? I was thinking about doing this, but I have so many supplies (as I have been digital for about 8 years) I would want to make sure I could find everything.

 

I have mostly SG items and their file names are typically descriptive enough to find in a search. If there's something like say a musical note on a paper I might add the additional info to the file name so I can find it later.

 

I dont rename the files, just add what I want to the rest of it when needed. I know what you mean, at this point it would take forever to tag things. But, maybe if you have a collection about, for instance -- music -- you could add "music" to the COLLECTION name. This way you wouldn't have to rename each piece, but if you searched "music", Finder would show you that collection folder which you could then open. Finder will also show you the path to items, so following it along the way to an item might help too.

 

I know it's a daunting job, though. Good luck. :)

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