Question for anyone out there with a big photo library and OSX.
My wife and I have, up until now, used Adobe Bridge as a way to organise and label our very big library of photos. Unfortunately we have now realised that it is just too slow when doing a keyword search on our machine. It also crashes frequently when assigning keywords to several photos at once.
So I'm wondering what software you guys use to arrange your photos in folders and via keywords? I'm not interested in iPhoto because it copies your files to it's own folder structure and I still want to be able to browse our own folders using the Finder sometimes.
It is also not necessary for this software to include image adjustment tools because we can still do that i Photoshop.
I'm happy to pay for this although I'd like a demo version to test out first.
@SM agreed. It amazes me that one of Apple's flagship software products could be so buggy. Had similar problems when I was trying to use Preview as a lightweight solution a few years ago. It ended up applying some colour correction to a whole bunch of photos about four times over so that they were really blown out. It crashed while I was trying to undo it and when I opened the files again it had saved all of the originals with the over adjustments done.
@dylan - do you use either Aperture or Lightroom yourself? I'm aware of the main software out there but am really hoping someone has a personal recommendation of one or another. Particularly for labelling and filing.