Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 6:54 PM (in response to Monty Hampton)
That is not what iPhoto does
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 7:20 PM (in response to LarryHN)
I know. I have need for such an app precisely because iPhoto doesn't do this. If you are suggesting this is not the Apple Forum for such a question, please feel free to suggest an alternate Apple Forum. My thought was others using iPhoto may have had similar needs.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 7:49 PM (in response to Monty Hampton)
They might - but probalby not - most iPhoto users use iPhoto because it does what they want - for things that iPhoto does not do you need a general internet search - there is no Apple forum for proudcts that Apple does not make - or any Microsoft forum for non Microsoft products - or any Adobe forums for non Adobe products - etc - etc - etc
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 4:46 AM (in response to LarryHN)
Appreciate your sharing your perspective.
I'll guess I'll just have to hope that some other fine Mac enthusiasts will still provide a helpful responses, as they have so frequently in the past.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 4:50 AM (in response to Monty Hampton)
for help, or any of the Photography sites like
They're better sources of more general information.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to Monty Hampton)
Media Pro 1 can do what you want. There's a demo version available I believe that you can try out. It's also cross platform capable. The site that TD linked to is an excellent site to learn about this and other DAM (digital asset management) applications.
MP1 also will catalog PDF, text, Word, audio, movie, and a host of other files types.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 6:24 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks Terence. Both sites look interesting and I ma explorig them. I've also logged into the DPreview forum and queried it as well.
Appreciate the info. I'll come back and provide feedback if something materializes.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 6:31 PM (in response to Monty Hampton)
Above should read 'I am exploring them.'
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 4:38 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks, Old Toad. I've read many of your helpful posts over the years. MP is impressive; it does this and much more. I realize I may have to end up paying a premium for this function, but I am hoping to maybe find it in a stand alone app. But if not, it may be worth the investment just to be able to database all my pics in diferent locations without having to have them loaded in iPhoto.
LN's reference to Adobe made me recall Photoshop Elements. I beleive it may also do this for about half the price. I'll investigate with the trial version and post my findings.
Thanks again. Appreciate the suggestion.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to Monty Hampton)
Also check out some of these apps: Search for "catalog disk" : MacUpdate
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks, Toad. Searching MacUpdate is a great idea.
I actually did several Google searches prior to posting the question initially and came across most of these apps. Unfortunately, the ones that said they did what I was seeking are no longer supported (e.g. iView Media is a PowerPC app, etc.) and the others didn't quite do the job.
Do appreciate the additional input. Thanks!
RIght now it appears as if PhotoShop Elements appears to be the most afforadable option and has a lot a great (useful) options to soften the financial blow. After I experiement with it a bit this weekend, I'll post the outcome in case others are wondering.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to Monty Hampton)
iVew Media has been discontinued for some time now. It's been thru two additional owners and is not called Media Pro 1 and is completely compatible with 10.8 and later.
The link I posted in my previous post will take you to the Media Pro 1 site.