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Beholder ... The original dedicated desktop client for image search is back, completely rewritten and better than ever, so if you're really interested in finding and exploring images on the web, let Beholder do the searching for you.

Beholder queries Web image search engines and quickly arranges their results along with their source pages, URLs and other link details. Using Beholder's contact sheet interface, you can easily navigate through hundreds of images, verifying whether they are still available on the Web and downloading them for inspection or archival purposes. And
What's New
Version 3.2:
  • Beholder has been discontinued and as a result, the product is now freeware.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Beholder User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Chas_m commented on 09 Mar 2013
Thank you to the developer for making this freeware. Much appreciated.
[Version 3.2]


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gcoghill commented on 31 Jul 2008
This looks pretty cool, but could really use tabbed windows instead of opening new ones.
[Version 3.0]


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Md Software, Llc (developer) commented on 05 Nov 2006
As the current engine was a bit outdated (and only functions somewhat reliably with AllTheWeb), we've completely rewritten Beholder from scratch. The first public release of this new version (Beholder 3.0a1) is now available. Though it is not yet feature complete, it does once again fully support Google image search, and will eventually include the oft-requested "sort by size" feature (probably in 3.0a2).

When the final version of Beholder 3.0 is released, it will be a free upgrade for all current registered users, and will remain at its $19.95 price for new users.

Thanks for your support.
[Version 3.0a1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Nov 2004
Note; For those looking for the freeware version of Beholder, it's still available as Beholder Lite.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Apr 2004
This is cool, lightning-fast software! I clocked it and it's easily as fast as Google. Images open in about two seconds and save just as fast. Several advantages over Google are that the thumbnails list relevant information and you save a lot of time over Google by being able to quickly open images in a pop-up window. Just don't try to adjust the sharpness slider without clicking off the "auto" option or the program crashes unmercifully.

One feature I'd like to see in Beholder, in Google, Sherlock, or whatever, is a solid "safe search" preference for those of us with kids.
[Version 1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Mar 2005
why make them go through the trouble of turning it off?
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merman reviewed on 09 Mar 2004
Needless use of an installer makes download overly complicated. Interface is a mess - defaults to view which does not show results, dragging window to resize causes clipping of interface elements. Enlarged versions of images bare little resemblance to original images. Using the websites the app interfaces with is easier and more pleasant than using the app - don't bother downloading.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Mar 2004
Merman:

The installer is only used to present the shrinkwrap license, nothing more (this is explained clearly in the installer's Read Me).

The view does indeed show the results: it automatically expands when the results are ready (this can also be disabled or set to expand to a specific size).

And I respectfully disagree: Using a image search web site (and having to slog through Javascript, banner ads, etc. to get to the original image on a given site) is nowhere near as easy as simply double-clicking a thumbnail in Beholder to download an image.

For the price (free) may I suggest it's worth the "bother" to download.
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Anonymous commented on 15 Mar 2004
A license can be attached to a disk image - see, for example, http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7397
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jan 2004
Both issues below are resolved in 1.1.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Nov 2003
Doesn't display the size/dimensions of the images as google image search does. This is critical & surprising to be absent.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Nov 2003
Pretty nice. Fast too. I wish you would have named the 'sets' what the search engine was instead of 1 2 and 3. Also this zoom thing doesn't look that impressive. What is it? And does it have to install off an installer? Thats kinda scary.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:18,474
Version Downloads:2,182
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:09 Mar 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Beholder ... The original dedicated desktop client for image search is back, completely rewritten and better than ever, so if you're really interested in finding and exploring images on the web, let Beholder do the searching for you.

Beholder queries Web image search engines and quickly arranges their results along with their source pages, URLs and other link details. Using Beholder's contact sheet interface, you can easily navigate through hundreds of images, verifying whether they are still available on the Web and downloading them for inspection or archival purposes. And thanks to Beholder's Web site scanning engine, you can extend your searches and extract related images from any Web page, Web directory or RSS feed.


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