Emulsion
Emulsion
1.4.1

3.0

Emulsion free download for Mac

Emulsion

1.4.1
10 December 2016

Photo library catalog.

Overview

Emulsion is a new photo catalog app. Emulsion can adjust exposure, colors, and almost everything else. You can also add gradients to your images to darken skies, or even add dust and scratches for a cool retro look. Emulsion can apply adjustments, effects, and metadata changes to one or hundreds of images at once. Want to convert 30 images to B&W? No problem. Need to change the 'Camera Model' EXIF for that folder of images? Easy!

What's new in Emulsion

Version 1.4.1:
  • macOS Sierra related fixes.

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Uncoy
23 August 2015

Most helpful

I've had very bad experiences with past Escaper apps. I fiddled a bit with Emulsion but found it too slow to put up with.

Here's how an experienced pro photographer with a background in Aperture and a hatred of Lightroom felt about Emulsion (full review at DPreview).

"The app is sloooow. Just going from one image to another timed at 2.3 - 5.75 seconds.
'Create versions.' Why is this necessary? Why is a dialog box needed? I process 2000 wedding images routinely, creating a version for each image would take all day.
The adjustment tools.
- Crop tool is from 1998.
- RAW processing in general is bizarre. lt honestly looks as if it’s reading the jpg. When increasing exposure my images behave exactly as jpgs would. Nothing I do to my images looks good at all.
- Clone tool. Very basic. When activated it zooms the image in and is awkward to use.
Save and continue dialog. O_o
I actually gave up to be honest. I stuck at it for an hour but it’s just too slow."

Why would anyone want to give our hard-earned money to another half-finished project from the Escapers? Not me. I don't think there's much hope here. Affinity Photo shows real promised, albeit without DAM. If you're looking for lightweight DAM, integrating and leveraging the OS, Lyn will get you there (and Lyn is just $20 and is the fastest way to do first evaluation on photos which I know). If you want to see full detail RAW, there's FastRawViewer.
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Version 1.2.1
ahmedhatata-ah
21 April 2019
This app took 3 stars while it deserves definitely five stars , it is an amazing application to manage images , edit , and apply adjustments and organize photos I very powerful and convenient way . I was struggling organize and find photos that I need on my mac and waste a lot of time for this , this application neatly do the job for me . Definitely recommend it for every one .
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Version 1.4.1
Andy-Hewitt
18 June 2016
I recently got this in a bundle offer, but glad I didn't pay full price, I agree with others that it's a bit expensive for what it is. I tried importing my Aperture library, but I ended up with all the folders and subfolders in a flat list, with no images in any of them. I have tried a few imported images, but see nothing really extra special about this app. I already own Lightroom anyway, so see nothing compelling here too make me think of a change. It might be a reasonable solution for someone starting afresh with a photo manager/editor though. However, at the costs I'm seeing for some of these alternative upstart image managers, I'd seriously look at the free options, such as RawTherapee, darktable and LightZone. All of which offer far greater lists of features, good results and good support and regular updates. If you already own one of the big boys, then I wouldn't bother looking elsewhere at this time.
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Version 1.3.9
Uncoy
23 August 2015
I've had very bad experiences with past Escaper apps. I fiddled a bit with Emulsion but found it too slow to put up with.

Here's how an experienced pro photographer with a background in Aperture and a hatred of Lightroom felt about Emulsion (full review at DPreview).

"The app is sloooow. Just going from one image to another timed at 2.3 - 5.75 seconds.
'Create versions.' Why is this necessary? Why is a dialog box needed? I process 2000 wedding images routinely, creating a version for each image would take all day.
The adjustment tools.
- Crop tool is from 1998.
- RAW processing in general is bizarre. lt honestly looks as if it’s reading the jpg. When increasing exposure my images behave exactly as jpgs would. Nothing I do to my images looks good at all.
- Clone tool. Very basic. When activated it zooms the image in and is awkward to use.
Save and continue dialog. O_o
I actually gave up to be honest. I stuck at it for an hour but it’s just too slow."

Why would anyone want to give our hard-earned money to another half-finished project from the Escapers? Not me. I don't think there's much hope here. Affinity Photo shows real promised, albeit without DAM. If you're looking for lightweight DAM, integrating and leveraging the OS, Lyn will get you there (and Lyn is just $20 and is the fastest way to do first evaluation on photos which I know). If you want to see full detail RAW, there's FastRawViewer.
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
25 May 2016
@ Uncoy: Did your fiddle with the trial version before you forked over your hard-earned money? Did you send the devs questions about your problems or concerns?

A one-star rating after only an hour's worth of "fiddling" is hardly an honest score.

I've used this app since it came out and have been quite pleased with its performance on my 2012 Mac Mini (not exactly a speed demon these days). Before purchasing I did have several app-specific questions and the devs were prompt with a very helpful set of responses, which clinched the deal for me.
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Rondfranks
13 August 2015
Aperture referenced import needs some work, understandable since it's still beta. Collections are fragmented by all of the subfolders for each date (year, month, day), so there are several instances of one main folder (i.e., cat, dogs, misc., etc.). Hope this is worked out soon.
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Version 1.2.1
Jakob-joergensen
12 August 2015
Almost a disaster app, for now. I'd recommend you to stay with Finder and Photos until this app has been proper tested and basic flaws eradicated. For more advanced edit free LightZone could tempt or CameraBag2 (this app can actually batch convert a library).

Yep, tried it out today, and for a library app I quickly found several flaws just to begin with.
- Can't delete a file from folders
- Can't refresh a folder (after you've used Finder to delete the file)
- Icons misplaced and on top other of buttons window is smaller than 1024pix.
- Some tools work way way too slow (tried out clone).
- Slow generating the previews of Folder view.
- Though camera have not made any geotagging, Map taps and buttons keeps their appearance (and space).

+ I like how it work with Versions, so you don't edit your original file.

I'll get back with more feedback as I'll get the opportunity to try out Emulsion more - won't give up so easy :)
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Version 1.1.22
1 answer(s)
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
25 May 2016
For an app that you describe as "almost a disaster..." for which you award a single star, your last phrase about not giving it up is a bit disingenuous. Did you ever try to resolve your issues and concerns by contacting the devs? They are pretty responsive and helpful if you take the time to write.
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Zx81
28 June 2015
Hi, can anyone help me understand? "Emulsion is a new photo catalog app. Emulsion can adjust exposure, colors, and almost everything else" Is this a DAM or an editing software? Thanks
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Version 1.1.8
1 answer(s)
Mtescape
Mtescape
06 July 2015
Hi there, it's both, it's most comparable to Aperture (in fact, it supports many Aperture plugins). Emulsion manages your photos in that you can create collections,albums, people and locations. It also supports image editing, all the usual filters, cloning etc...

Cheers

Moray
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Sgginc
13 June 2015
This is a great program with some irritating bugs: If you click on Equipment then the + (very hard to see) button and begin entering data then decide to exit w/o saving anything there is no Cancel only a Save option. Clicking on the - does nothing. The only way I found to escape w/o saving was to click on the register area. I just tried to click on Save and it appears it is hung. Clicking on the Register area works. Anyway not very polished for $50/$25. Also I cannot find a way to get back to my original image. Only the versions are available. This should not be difficult. If you remove all versions the original appears. The rest of the program seems to work well. Anyway I'm not going to explore it any further to see what else is amiss. I'll probably buy it. Thanks ... Ken
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Version 1.1.3
3 answer(s)
Mtescape
Mtescape
14 June 2015
Hi Ken, thanks for the feedback, I've logged your issues, and we'll look into getting those fixed ASAP.

Best,

Moray
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Sgginc
Sgginc
14 June 2015
I've purchased it and am very impressed!!!
Well worth it.

Thanks ... Ken
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The Escapers
The Escapers
16 June 2015
Hi Ken, the Version manager now includes a way to get back to the original image, hope this helps.

best,

moray
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bobmcleod
11 June 2015
Fast, efficient, it's not perfect, but getting there...
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Version 1.1.0
1 answer(s)
The Escapers
The Escapers
16 June 2015
If you have any feature requests, please let us know!

Cheers

Moray
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Dcanning2010
09 June 2015
It DOES look promising, but it is quite slow on my Late 2012 iMac with 16 GB of RAM. Will have to see how things develop.
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Version 1.1.0
1 answer(s)
Mtescape
Mtescape
10 June 2015
Is the image loading slow, or just the app in general?

Emulsion will speed up as your photos get cached, i.e. thumbnails, metadata etc.. This is especially true if you have a large library.

We are developing all the time, so keep trying out those new releases!

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Rondfranks
07 June 2015
Any plans for internal plugin integration, like for NIK like Aperture does?
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Version 1.0.15
6 answer(s)
Mtescape
Mtescape
08 June 2015
It's planned, but we don't support yet, I'll make it a priority though!
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Mtescape
Mtescape
10 June 2015
Thought you might like to know, we've got Nik plugins working internally here at The Escapers, so it won't be long until you can use the awesome Silver Efex Pro within Emulsion!
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Mtescape
Mtescape
11 June 2015
Emulsion 1.1.2 supports Aperture plugins, it works great with Silver Efex Pro!
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Rondfranks
Rondfranks
15 June 2015
I've been trying to import Aperture referenced folders into Emulsion, but it keeps asking for the base folder (or something similar). What's the easiest way to import Aperture referenced folders into Emulsion?
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Rondfranks
Rondfranks
22 June 2015
Thanks for integrating NIK and other Aperture plugins. Any word on when Emulsion will import referenced Aperture folders. I've got a few years worth with subfolders for year, month, and day, so manually importing will take quite a while.
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Mtescape
Mtescape
22 June 2015
No time frame for the Aperture import yet, but it's on the list!
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3.0

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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