A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

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FrankS009
FrankS009 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,981
A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

XP is no longer supported after Tuesday at 6pm here, and I am shifting all my photography processing to my IMac. Presently I use FastStone Image Viewer For Windows which is a programme that I enjoy and use often.

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

thanks

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rsmithgi Senior Member • Posts: 1,153
Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

FrankS009 wrote:

XP is no longer supported after Tuesday at 6pm here, and I am shifting all my photography processing to my IMac. Presently I use FastStone Image Viewer For Windows which is a programme that I enjoy and use often.

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

thanks

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iphoto, picasa, xnview are a few. Xnview is probably most similar.

take a look at alternativeto.net. Enter the name of an application that you want n alternative to and browse around.

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JeanPierre Martel Senior Member • Posts: 2,867
Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

FrankS009 wrote:

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

Adobe Lightroom and DxO Optics Pro fully support the Panasonic GX7.

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

What do you use FastStone for?

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FrankS009
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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac
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I have used FastStone to do a number of things on the Windows side. The first is as a kind of Windows Explorer for Photographs to review my catalogues. I can rely on SoftStone to view RAW files, and it is easy to turn them into JPGs if I might want to by simply cropping a little or performing some other minor transformation using  its tools. It also has links to other more sophisticated editing programmes for individual photographs, and can open those programmes with that particular image in them. It shows the data for each image as well. No doubt there are other functions it3 performs. FastStone viewer is a kind of photographic Swiss army knife.

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Thanks. I will do some exploring.

XNView is a Windows only programme, and won't work on a Mac which is what I need.

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ttan98 Senior Member • Posts: 1,901
Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

FrankS009 wrote:

XP is no longer supported after Tuesday at 6pm here, and I am shifting all my photography processing to my IMac. Presently I use FastStone Image Viewer For Windows which is a programme that I enjoy and use often.

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

thanks

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FastStone version 5.1 is excellent image viewer and processor more importantly it's free, it works with Win 8 as well.

FrankS009
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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

Thank you. So does Capture One. FastStone is not a sophisticated editing programme, but a way of sorting and manipulating images in an organizational way. It does not create catalogues, but lets you work with the catalogues you may have created yourself. My response to assaft gives more examples

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I agree, but it won't work on a Mac.

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Bob657 Senior Member • Posts: 2,102
Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

You might look at Photo Mechanic for Mac

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

FrankS009 wrote:

Thanks. I will do some exploring.

XNView is a Windows only programme, and won't work on a Mac which is what I need.

there is XnViewMP for Mac and that is what I use...

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

XNViewMP runs on a Mac

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

FrankS009 wrote:

XP is no longer supported after Tuesday at 6pm here, and I am shifting all my photography processing to my IMac. Presently I use FastStone Image Viewer For Windows which is a programme that I enjoy and use often.

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

I’ve never heard of FastStone, since I've used Macs since 1985.

I use PhaseOne's Media Pro to make quick catalogues for review. It was originally iView Media Pro then languished for a few years when Microsoft acquired it and called it Expression Media. Thankfully they sold it to PhaseOne and it's useful again, that is, actually supported and getting updates.

Then I import to Lightroom 5.

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rsmithgi Senior Member • Posts: 1,153
Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

FrankS009 wrote:

XP is no longer supported after Tuesday at 6pm here, and I am shifting all my photography processing to my IMac. Presently I use FastStone Image Viewer For Windows which is a programme that I enjoy and use often.

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

thanks

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Another option is Finder. It can display images and handles the raw files from my GX1 and G3.

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Paul_R_H Contributing Member • Posts: 875
Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

If you download the latest DigitalCamera Raw Update from Apple, your Mac will read the RAW files natively, and turn them to jpegs with cropping and basic exposure and colour adjustments, using the built-in Preview application. Use the free iPhoto for cataloguing, or Aperture for cataloguing and practically everything else except distortion and perspective adjustments. But Aperture isn't cheap so maybe try DxO which does have those adjustments and is more modern.

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FrankS009 wrote:

XP is no longer supported after Tuesday at 6pm here, and I am shifting all my photography processing to my IMac. Presently I use FastStone Image Viewer For Windows which is a programme that I enjoy and use often.

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

thanks

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

Appreciate all your suggestions.  Will work my way through them.

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

This may be close to what I am looking for. Have a lot of working with it to do. Might look for Youtube instruction. Thanks

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

1985? Sounds like how long  I have been using my academic word processing programme - no not 'Word. The only problem is that is a Windows programme.

Downloaded MediaPro for a 60 day trial period. I have also downloaded Capture One 7 for the same time period. Would be interested if you tried Capture One and why you use Lightroom instead. I still have Lightroom 3 on the system, but as yet have not downloaded the Adobe converter for my GX7 files. In any case, there must be ways to catalogue and ways not to catalogue, with Media Pro and need to look at some tutorials.

Thanks for your suggestion.

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Re: A FastStone Image Viewer replacement for a Mac

Paul_R_H wrote:

If you download the latest DigitalCamera Raw Update from Apple, your Mac will read the RAW files natively, and turn them to jpegs with cropping and basic exposure and colour adjustments, using the built-in Preview application. Use the free iPhoto for cataloguing, or Aperture for cataloguing and practically everything else except distortion and perspective adjustments. But Aperture isn't cheap so maybe try DxO which does have those adjustments and is more modern.

Paul

FrankS009 wrote:

XP is no longer supported after Tuesday at 6pm here, and I am shifting all my photography processing to my IMac. Presently I use FastStone Image Viewer For Windows which is a programme that I enjoy and use often.

What might be the Mac equivalent that deals well with GX7 files?

thanks

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DxO is $169, Aperture is $79. If you want distortion correction, DxO ViewPoint can be used inside Aperture.

Anyway, I suggest starting with iPhoto and if you like that basic setup, upgrade to Aperture.

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Lumixdude Senior Member • Posts: 2,782
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Set up your photo library in iPhoto and send all your photos to aperture for editing, it works just like Adobe Bridge, except it's more powerful, then send your photos from there to Aperture. Done... There better programs and the sum total is $79 for aperture, iPhoto is free. They're both extremely simple to use, but Aperture is as powerful as Lightroom.

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