PowerPhotos 1.6.1


PowerPhotos allows you to break up your Photos.app images among multiple Photos libraries, rather than having to store all of them in one giant library. You can easily switch between libraries, or just browse the photos in your libraries directly from PowerPhotos, without having to open each library in Photos.

PowerPhotos also supports searching across all your libraries at once to help track down a particular photo. If you use iCloud Photo Library to sync photos with your other devices, splitting up your library can help save on iCloud storage costs. Use a single library to hold a smaller collection that you sync with iCloud, while keeping the bulk of your photos in separate libraries so they don’t take up space on iCloud. PowerPhotos can analyze your libraries for duplicate photos, showing them to you side-by-side and letting you get rid of extra copies of photos that you no longer need.

What's New Version 1.6.1

  • Added support for copying both the photo and video portion of a Live Photo when copying or merging
  • When copying edited versions of photos, we now preserve the original photo’s filename (e.g. "IMG_0001.JPG" instead of "fullsizeoutput_123.jpeg")
  • Rewrote grid view using modern APIs, which will allow us to add more nifty new browsing features going forward
  • Favorite photos are now marked with a heart icon in grid view
  • Movies now show their duration in grid view
  • In grid view, we now show filenames underneath photos that don’t have a title set
  • Using Quick Look in the photo browser (e.g. by pressing the space bar) now displays Live Photos including the attached video
  • The photo browser scroll position no longer resets to the top after reloading a library
  • Added a new "Image" menu containing the commands found in the photo browser contextual menu
  • Improved reliability of loading thumbnails in list view and the duplicate browser
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when viewing certain photos with missing metadata
  • Replace usage of "iCloud Photo Library" with Apple’s new "iCloud Photos" terminology
  • When the "Optimize Mac Storage" option is enabled in iCloud Photos, we now show a message above the image browser explaining why not all photos show up in PowerPhotos
  • Fixed a crash that could occur after cancelling a multi-library search