For the past few years, I’ve been using the Picassa thick client application to manage, upload and edit my digital photos and images. I really like the tool – it’s the perfect balance of features that I’m looking for in a photo editor, and ease of use. Also, I’ve yet to find a tool as good for managing large numbers of photos.
Sarah and I made the decisions about a month ago that when we move to Paris, we are going to go 100% Mac. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t really have great mac support for their client tools (although they do have a Picassa uploader for iPhoto).
Anyhow, this means that I have to switch photo editing tools. I’ve looked at iPhoto before, and it’s not nearly as good as Picassa. Unfortunately, it appears that there really isn’t a decent solution.
I think I’ll try iPhoto again and make the best of it – but I’m definitely going to be looking around for some alternate apps.
As an aside, I’ll also be in the market for a batch photo editing tool (the ability to open, resize, rename, and resave a folder full of images) like irfanview.