PowerPhotos 1.7.8

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 1.7.8:

  • Per-library view settings are now retained properly when switching libraries
  • Fixed a bug when merging where some albums within nested folders would not be recreated properly
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when viewing certain libraries in PowerPhotos
  • Fixed an issue on macOS 10.15.2 where PowerPhotos would take a long time to display large libraries
  • Fixed an error message that would be displayed when trying to copy a smart album to another library
  • Fixed an issue where some iCloud libraries with the “Optimize Mac Storage” option enabled would only show some of their locally downloaded photos
  • Disabling copying of photo information in PowerPhotos preferences is now respected properly on macOS 10.15
  • Fixed cases where an incorrect date would be applied to a photo that was imported directly from the Finder into a photo library via PowerPhotos
  • Fixed a crash opening Photos via PowerPhotos when the active library was not in the PowerPhotos library list


macOS 10.12.2 or later, 64-bit processor


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