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Lightweight image browser and viewer.

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Lyn overview

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features:
  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any size
  • Multi-threading to take advantage of multicore CPUs
  • Display color-corrected images and soft-proofing function
  • Compatible with High Dynamic-Range images like TIFF float as well as Radiance and OpenEXR
  • Common metadata parser: EXIF, Camera's makernote, GPS, GeoTIFF, IPCT
  • Image navigation with Apple Remote Control or Magic Trackpad
  • User-switchable thumbnails cache
  • Filtering by tags and metadata
  • Fullscreen and slideshow with music
  • Full IPTC editing with user-defined presets
  • Batch operations: convert and rename
  • User-defined places
  • Non-destructive editing
  • Editing inspector with filters and effects: temperature and tint, exposure, brightness, contrast, highlight, and shadow. Black and white, sepia tone, and vignette
  • Easily browse your iPhoto, Aperture, and Lightroom libraries
  • Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, SmugMug, 500px, and Picasa Web Albums sharing
  • Maps layout: geotag your photographs and edit locations with a simple drag and drop
  • Integrated QuickTime video player

What’s new in version 2.2.1

Updated on Dec 10 2022

  • Fixes for macOS Ventura.
  • Fixed a crash exiting the slideshow during image transition on M1.
  • Fixed display issues in strip view mode after playing with zoom.
  • Lots of changes under the hood.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

37.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.lynapp.com/

Downloads

56970

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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Price
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Performance

What needs improvements

Customization
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Lyn qualities

Value
4.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
3.5
Reliability
3.0
Customer support
3.0
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Afmac
Afmac
Jul 17 2021
2.0.11
0.0
Jul 17 2021
0.0
Version: 2.0.11
Lyn 2. is fantastic! much faster than the previous version.
Drtyrell969
Drtyrell969
Sep 18 2020
1.13
3.0
Sep 18 2020
3.0
Version: 1.13
Does not open in Big Sur Beta 20A5374g. Gotta make sure it's ready before release.
leton53
leton53
Aug 14 2020
1.13
2.0
Aug 14 2020
2.0
Version: 1.13
Slow, confusing commands, could be a step over ViewIt 2.36 (too bad given up and lacking of some developing). Does not follow Mac specs, shortcuts don't happen, all on menu bar only, poor diashow implement, no bulk selection, no reliable renaming, no K4 support, slowing system down ... :-(
hbanks379
hbanks379
May 10 2020
1.13
1.0
May 10 2020
1.0
Version: 1.13
I can't figure out how to use it. I am just on the free trial and I am not about to buy something that gives me no clue how to use the damned thing..
ferrit005
ferrit005
Mar 1 2020
1.13
2.0
Mar 1 2020
2.0
Version: 1.13
Olen nyt 8 tuntia yrittänyt saada Lyn toimimaan MAC:issa. Aina vaan rantapallo pyörii. Myyjä vastaa aina sähköpostiin, että ota kopio alta ja lähetä valitukset>> questionacharge.com osoitteeseen. Olen kyllä tottunut, että jos myyjä myy, niin myyjä vastaa myös myynneistään. Sain kun aikanini tinkasin sähköpostiosoitteen valitusosastolle. Paska taisi tulla ostettua?>>>I am now 8 hours trying to get to work Lyn MAC in. Always the beach ball spins. The seller will always respond to the email to take a copy below and send complaints >> to questionacharge.com. Yes, I have grown accustomed to, that if the seller is selling, so the seller is also responsible for their sales volumes. I received a time when I typed an email address for the appeals department. Shit you bought?
ferrit005
ferrit005
Feb 27 2020
1.13
2.0
Feb 27 2020
2.0
Version: 1.13
I bought LYN I paid VISA. My machine is MAC. Now you cannot enter any Lisense number. Book ball just spins. I need some help. Where can I put the serial number? One small question.
Ulyssesric
Ulyssesric
Oct 15 2019
1.12
2.0
Oct 15 2019
2.0
Version: 1.12
Good design but poor quality. Buggy when dealing flag/rating overlay, horrible & sluggish scrolling interaction when browsing in thumbnail view, poor performance when viewing pictures on network volume. Uncompetitive when there are other similar (and free) alternative apps.
silverlaker
silverlaker
Oct 12 2019
1.12
3.0
Oct 12 2019
3.0
Version: 1.12
There's a bug in Lyn I've reported numerous times - and never received word from the developer. If I select a series of images I cannot do a batch copyright or keyword on these selected images. A problem I had hope the developer would correct. But when I can't get even a reply to my question that's disappointing.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 9 2019
1.11
0.0
Jul 9 2019
0.0
Version: 1.11
problem with the memory was fixed I think, and it is the best image manager and viewer together with XnViewMP.
dcnyc10
dcnyc10
Mar 21 2019
1.11
3.0
Mar 21 2019
3.0
Version: 1.11
Pretty good
Uncoy
Uncoy
Sep 26 2018
1.9.8
3.0
Sep 26 2018
3.0
Version: 1.9.8
I like Lyn a lot and own a copy. I also own a 4K display which I'm using in Retina mode. Unfortunately "Zoom to Full Size" does not give per pixel blow up (1.5 screens with my 6000 x 4000 pixel images) but blow up to 2x (my screen is set at 2560 x 1440 Retina). I hope the developer gets around to adding full Retina support. It's not there now. This is really a problem as it means that even in fit to window mode the pixels may not be 1 to 1 (at first glance it appears they may be). More time wasting testing for me and less trust and certainty in the use of Lyn. Lyn promises to be Retina aware. I hope Mirko can iron out these Retina bugs. In the meantime, I've had to switch to LilyView for browsing images (Preview does not work properly in Retina mode on a 4K monitor either). LilyView behaves as expected. It's from the same team who developed DaisyDisk (another application I really like). LilyView doesn't have much of the advanced folder browsing and file/EXIF management tools that Lyn offers, so I'll be using the two in parallel for now.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 26 2018
1.9.6
0.0
Mar 26 2018
0.0
Version: 1.9.6
I like Lyn, but unfortunately it gobbles a lot and lot of memory. Slows down my iMac to a crawl when it's open. Even when it's not open but sitting in the dock, still heavy. It is not lightweight at all.
Zx81
Zx81
Dec 31 2017
1.9.5
5.0
Dec 31 2017
5.0
Version: 1.9.5
IMO, the best image viewer, simple, effective, powerful. Constantly updated, great support. It's a no brainer.
Igor-Freiberger
Igor-Freiberger
Dec 20 2017
1.9.4
3.5
Dec 20 2017
3.5
Version: 1.9.4
Using it for five years now. The interface is badly designed (terrible spacing among groups and folders in left panel, toolbar items seems unfinished). Developer choose to add some image adjust tools but never improved the interface. Anyway, the app does quite well what it is designed to do. Tried other image viewers and decided to keep Lyn due to its simplicity and good performance.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 26 2017
1.8.7
0.0
Mar 26 2017
0.0
Version: 1.8.7
I'm using Lyn(full version) for the last couple weeks. It shows everything on your computer. And I mean everything, including your home folder, documents...etc. In short, all of Finder is there. You can only "hide" it. So, Lyn is not only photo organizer. It is just like an enhanced Finder. No, I don't need it. Unbound on the other hand, is strictly photo organizer in the most simple way. It will organize only photos which you will bring in.
Tommy-Gun
Tommy-Gun
Nov 6 2016
1.8.2
4.0
Nov 6 2016
4.0
Version: 1.8.2
This is actually a good app. Although the GUI isn't very modern to today standards it is very easy and simple that just works without a steep learning curve. The price is a bit too high imo. Still worth checing out.
philip-baxter
philip-baxter
Apr 17 2016
1.6
2.5
Apr 17 2016
2.5
Version: 1.6
I've been looking for an OS X alternative to the excellent FastStone on Windows. So far this is the closest I've found but it's sadly quite inferior to FastStone. My main gripes are -1: It's slow, really slow. It generates thumbnails every time I enter a folder (caching it seems isn't something Lyn can do) and it's a slow process. Then scrolling through screens of thumbnails is oddly clunky and juddery. They're just thumbnails, this should be lightning fast. 2: There's no option to scale up smaller images to fill the screen automatically. They can be manually zoomed (in large increments), but without filtering, so they look really ugly. 3: It crashes quite a bit. It's a start, but I think the dev could improve this significantly.
bohdanz-1
bohdanz-1
Dec 20 2015
1.6
0.5
Dec 20 2015
0.5
Version: 1.6
I don't know what's happened to the developer. There is NOT response to the constant crashes that occur every time I launch this app. He has not replied and it's been three weeks over 40 crashes. This is a very bad piece of software that showed promise.
Filp
Filp
Sep 22 2015
1.6
5.0
Sep 22 2015
5.0
Version: 1.6
The fastest, cleanest and most all-around useful image viewer I've found.
silverlaker
silverlaker
Aug 31 2015
1.5.11
3.0
Aug 31 2015
3.0
Version: 1.5.11
Promising but still in its infancy. Two problems already (and I've bought this app so I am hoping it improves) 1. even though the app promises you can send selected images to social media and smugmug.com, one gets error messages every after your app like smugmug.com says you're set up and ready to go. That's not good. 2. numerous efforts to get a reply from support are futile. These folks don't understand the word 'customer support' or don't care to. Wish I could be more supportive but for now... no
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