Yes, there are apps like PARAGON for NTFS drives
The easy way is to purchase another HD, theyre cheap as dirt
OR offload all that data onto your PC, THEN format the HD for EXFAT so that both PC and Mac and read and write to the HD
recommend against using application route for reading from a "PC" format NTFS ext. HD.
as said HD are cheap as dirt, consider getting another and formatting it for BOTH PC and Mac
> I would like to be able to open the pictures inside and maybe even transfer it to another external hard drive that is mac compatible
OS X will read from (but not write to) an NTFS disk without any special software. Purchase a second external HD. Format it MacOS Extended (jorunaled) and then copy all the data from the NTFS disk to the MacOS disk.