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Lyn Reviews1.13

09 November 2019

Lightweight image browser and viewer.

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zlazkow
09 July 2019
Version: 1.11

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problem with the memory was fixed I think, and it is the best image manager and viewer together with XnViewMP.
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hbanks379
10 May 2020
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..
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ferrit005
01 March 2020
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?
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ferrit005
27 February 2020
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.
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Ulyssesric
15 October 2019
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.
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silverlaker
12 October 2019
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.
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zlazkow
09 July 2019
Version: 1.11
problem with the memory was fixed I think, and it is the best image manager and viewer together with XnViewMP.
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dcnyc10
21 March 2019
Version: 1.11
Pretty good
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3
Uncoy
26 September 2018
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.
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zlazkow
26 March 2018
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.
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5
Zx81
31 December 2017
Version: 1.9.5
IMO, the best image viewer, simple, effective, powerful. Constantly updated, great support. It's a no brainer.
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3.5
Igor-Freiberger
20 December 2017
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.
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2.5
lazk
26 March 2017
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.
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Tommy-Gun
06 November 2016
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.
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2.5
philip-baxter
17 April 2016
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.
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0.5
bohdanz-1
20 December 2015
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.
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5
Filp
22 September 2015
Version: 1.6
The fastest, cleanest and most all-around useful image viewer I've found.
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2.5
silverlaker
31 August 2015
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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Dualist
14 March 2015
Version: 1.5.8
Nice app — I especially like that it plays and loops GIFs in the file browser. However, it doesn't play and loop GIFs during a slide show. That's not really surprising because there doesn't appear to be an app out there anywhere that actually does that. There is one very popular graphic app that plays the GIF in a slideshow but doesn't loop it; it plays it once then moves on to the next. It would awesome if Lyn could do what the others can't.
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5
fncurtis
24 January 2015
Version: 1.5.8
I have used Lyn for the last 6 months and thanks to fast updates from the developer Mirco, I have been more and more pleased with its performance. I was a victim of ACDSee for Mac lack of development, especially when the OS was updated. Lyn came to my rescue.
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4.5
Drdul
17 July 2014
Version: 1.5.1
Lyn is a fast, clean image viewer with some nice features. I particularly like the ability to connect multiple iPhoto libraries, which means that I can use Lyn instead of iPhoto as much as possible. I also like the folder tree on the left side of the window, which is an essential feature that is unfortunately missing from many other image viewers. The developer has responded quickly to my few questions and bug reports, and it's reassuring to know that Lyn continues to be actively supported, unlike a couple of other image viewing apps I have purchased in the past that are now abandoned.
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5
Jazzyguy
03 October 2013
Version: 1.3.3
This version is Excellent. I like the GUI and it certainly is a great and versatile application.
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3.5
Anguka
21 June 2013
Version: 1.3
Problems identified with the previous version haver now been fixed and I am happily using this neat application again.
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2.5
Anguka
03 June 2013
Version: 1.2.15
As a long term supporter since its early days I find that Lyn has the potential to be top of the class, with easy, clear usage for examining and comparing image files . . BUT, unfortunately, the zoom settings do not work satisfactorily (using OS 10.8.3). Testing with a mixed sample, in Lyn's List View: 1. On "Zoom to actual size" all samples showed appropriately. 2. On "Zoom to fill screen" some JPG files responded to fill the display screen showing the complete image, but others, and all the PNG, ICNS, TIF and GIF files, expanded to fill the screen on the smallest dimension resulting in the window having to be scrolled in order to see the rest of therimage. 3. On "Zoom to fit screen" no images appeared at all with a single click, while a double click produce separate little icons on the desktop. I have not yet been able to set the application to reliably show an entire image at is maximum possible size in the viewer window, a basic necessity for a viewer as in Phoenix Slides, Sequential, and MultiThumbs, and until such time as Lyn can do so I will regretfully leave it alone and use the others which do.
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CoolSwitcher
26 March 2013
Version: 1.3b2
still fuzzy images on retina display when start slideshow
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Drtyrell969
23 February 2013
Version: 1.2.11
Time to support video!
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5
Jazzyguy
14 September 2012
Version: 1.2.6
Very great in every way. Excellent GUI and very Mac-Like!
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Prlab
07 August 2012
Version: 1.2.4
Works really well but I need to use this with Postbox, but my emails to the company asking if Postbox can be supported go unanswered.
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Jazzyguy
31 May 2012
Version: 1.2.1
Invalid Checksum! .DMG won't open
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Greedyfranky
30 April 2012
Version: 1.2
Very nice for searching images. Did crashed two times though.
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Jazzyguy
29 April 2012
Version: 1.2
This version works great in Lion but on my Snow Leopard Macs running 10.6.8 it shows spinning beach balls. Going back to 1.1 I was Ok on the Snow Leopard Macs. This version works gratin Lion.
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4.5
anonymous-tapir-4715
24 February 2012
Version: 1.2b4
Lyn is well worth $20. What are you going to view your photos with? iPhoto? Please. Picasa? Sure—if you're running an old enough OS. Picasa doesn't even bother to launch in Lion-and you know how helpful Google is. Although both will wrap your photos in packages because—we're too dumb to deal with our own folders? Download the demo. This app, not those monster of bloat, is what Apple should supply.
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Penguirl
02 February 2012
Version: 1.2b3
Nice looking photo viewer/browser/whatever, but it's not $20 nice.
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onamac
30 January 2012
Version: 1.2b3
I used to use MediaBoard One and needed to replace it. So now, I tried out several other apps and bought Lyn. I feel Lyn stands out from the others I tried, for the following reasons: • Great developer. I've gotten help and resolution quickly and courteously. • Lyn is very fast. • It does not require its own database. This means you don't have to import the images nor link to them, or spend time indexing anything. As I mentioned, I used to use MediaBoard One (apparently abandoned). My hard drive that contained my images crashed so now MediaBoard only shows the aliases of those linked images. It would have to be rebuilt using that exact structure / names, to be functional without having to reindex everything. Even as links, that app took a while to index. Lyn is always ready to go and when you make a quick structure change, add a folder or whatever, it is reflected in Lyn without fuss. • Lyn utilizes the Finder and does so very well. Some other apps using the Finder can be a little dangerous where a person could inadvertently alter or delete an image or file structure without realizing it. There was one app that was so sensitive with mouse movement that merely clicking on a folder grabbed it and moved it somewhere before you could let go of it. I find Lyn to be very safe in that regard. • Clean interface. It also allows you to change the background color so if you want to make a PDF or image of those image thumbnails, you can do so with a background of your choice. It also has a button to email a selected image or images —handy for client proofing, for example. • Tagging. • Is efficient and includes PPC. Nice that he makes the effort to support a total Mac user base. I hope this helps anyone comparing apps.
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Jazzyguy
01 September 2011
Version: 1.1b4
I have been a supporter and devotee of this application from the start. I love the way it displays your pictures and I love its GUI. The developer deserves credit for making a great application.
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Helangen
06 August 2011
Version: 1.1b2
I'm looking for an program to browse and sort images from the web. I'm not interested in some sort of database because I am relocating most of the pictures after a short while and put them away. I just need a good image viewer with the capability to show me the contents of folders and sub-folders. Now if Lyn would be able to sort away the images to different folders from within the app (ctrl-click or whatever) it would just perfect. Tagging of course would be nice, too but I'm confident that this is going to happen soon.
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Maclover1-1
29 July 2011
Version: 1.1b2
Anyone working with images on Mac should own Graphic Converter IMHO.. it is a viewer, an editor, a converter.. it can access Core Filters.. batch process.. I mean there are so many apps for working with images out there that only can do this or that.. yet GC does pretty much all they do.. in one single fast app that's been tried and proven for ages.. and is very well supported/developed… I never paid for an upgrade fee once and have owned it pretty mush since it came out..
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0.5
Neploleppard
17 July 2011
Version: 1.1b1
License: Free Price: $20 First of all, is iPhoto "too much" for everyone that this light weight version is necessary? Lastly, let's not lie about the "Free" app, okay? This is clearly, VERY clearly, not free.
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3.5
Dlwhite
11 May 2011
Version: 1.0.5
This is very promising, but for the $$, I'd like to cross-breed it with Photon, and make it about 75% faster.
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1900b
13 March 2011
Version: 1.0.1
This is the best picture viewer the mac by far! With newer features coming with future releases (like tagging) this could go straight to 5 stars for me. Hoping that the price of the app doesn't go up with the starrs.
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4.5
Drdul
11 March 2011
Version: 1.0.1
I've been looking for a long time for a simple image viewer with a clean interface. Lyn fits the bill, and at a great price, too. The best part is the responsive developer. I emailed him with a couple of bugs related to TIFF files, and he worked diligently for a few days to fix them, emailing me several times to clarify specific issues and to test new builds. I'm only giving Lyn 4.5 stars instead of 5 because it doesn't (yet) read IPTC information in XMP sidecar files (the developer is working on it), and I can't (yet) customize the places in the sidebar.
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Jimblue
05 March 2011
Version: 1.0
$10 to buy. not bad.
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Tim27
12 February 2011
Version: 1.0b29
Would be nice if it could see PDF and PSD files. Two major file formats that are supported in Snow Leopard. Otherwise a nice program.
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4.5
Screentom
05 February 2011
Version: 1.0b29
Great! Thanks very much, good job.
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Zx81
23 January 2011
Version: 1.0b28
I have been using Lyn for a few days. What does not convince me so far : No tagging, no rating. Slow No keyword applicable to photos
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Penguirl
18 January 2011
Version: 1.0b28
Lyn sounds like a great piece of software, the one thing that keeps me from trying it is the fact that it is beta (don't mind that) that is going to expire (red flag). Once the beta expires, will there be a new beta that also expires? A freeware release? Shareware? Commercial? $5.00? $50.00? Not knowing what the developer has planned I think I'll stay away.
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Uncoy
05 January 2011
Version: 1.0b28
A fantastic piece of software. A great replacement for most of iView MediaPro's browsing functionality. If only Lyn had the ability to hardcode a quick rating into each picture which we could then use to do selects (not into a database!, we want to be able to move our photos around from computer to computer for rating and editing), along with right click to open in an editing application of one's choice, Lyn would be the great piece of photo software this year. Bravo! Makes the iPhoto team look like tools and the Aperture team look sleepy.
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mpiekielnik
30 December 2010
Version: 1.0b28
It could be a clear winner if only could show iPhoto library in a flat list view... I am desperatley looking for iPhoto'10 replacement. Apple ruined perfect photo management app with latest "upgrade".
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5
Darksammy5
29 December 2010
Version: 1.0b28
This is a vary underrated piece of software. Think Picasa minus the suck and bloat. animated gif player still needs some work, but past that, this is the best photo browser/viewer for mac. period.
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Designer
28 November 2010
Version: 1.0b25
Oh I really hope they do something about the icon in the next beta or even the full release. The whole app feels effortlessly Mac-like and very professional. It's just my opinion but I feel the current icon/branding - call it whatever you want - just cheapens the experience for me.
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Designer
20 November 2010
Version: 1.0b24
Great app. Have to agree that the icon is really poor. Would be great to see something a little more mac-like/professional in the next update or two.
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