Every day a bunch of new Mac apps hit the interwebs and float to the top of the Mac App Store categories and rankings. One of my favorite photo viewers is still around, still gets four and five star ratings, and remains almost Finder-like affordable.
When Viewing Isn’t Viewing
For an app that does so much you’d think that ArcSoft would come up with a more attractive name which describes what Photo+ does.
Yes. That’s the name. Photo+. ‘Plus’ is the add-on that store owners and app developers use when they can’t think of a good, descriptive, or creative name.
Be that as it may, and it is, Photo+ is more than a mere photo viewer app, hence the ‘plus’ monicker.
Grab a folder that’s chock full of photos, click one photo in the Finder and all the photos can be displayed.
Use the trackpad or mouse to browse and zoom into photos. Pick favorite photos and share. Or, get all down on your bad self and rotate, flip, and delete photos while you browse. It’s all the rage among Mac toting photographers these days.
Photo+ lets you crop your photos, organize by name or modification date, batch resize, and rename photos on the fly.
Photos can be printed or shared (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr). Photo viewing is enhanced by fullscreen mode, and gestures make photos switch. Add music and use any of the dozen transitions, or use 3D transitions between photos.
There’s even a built-in option to allow Photo+ to become the Mac’s default photo viewer (instead of Preview). Photo+ is smart enough to know when a portrait photo is lying on its side and rotates accordingly.
This is so much better than using Preview and the Finder to preview photos or create a quick and elegant photo slideshow. Photo+ is priced right, but it’s named wrong.