Pixave
Pixave
2.3.12

4.2

Pixave free download for Mac

Pixave

2.3.12
17 September 2019

Store and organize those inspiring photos.

Overview

Pixave will keep you inspired.

There is a whole world that we get from images. A single picture can fill us with inspiration which, in turn, brings us joy. Such impressions grow to create wonder and amazement for the world. That growth and creation is made possible by you. And Pixave is here to store and organize those inspired moments - to enable you to bring them to mind whenever, wherever you are.

Features
  • Easy import your images
  • Organize images by using Collections and Smart Collection, Folder
  • Browse image by Colors and Tags
  • Popular image formats supported: JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF (included Animated GIF), PNG, TIFF, ICNS, BMP, ICO, PSD, AI, EPS (included PDF info only), SVG, TGA, RAW image
  • Auto detect and organize animated GIFs, phone, tablet, Icon, Wallpaper images.
  • Customizable export settings and export ePub too
  • Capture all the screen, window, selected area, full web page with customizable hot keys
  • Support multiple libraries
  • Integrated with OS X Yosemite Action extensions to edit image
  • OS X Yosemite built exclusively for Mac: Retina ready, Sharing, Notifications, fullscreen, multi-touch gestures, core image

What's new in Pixave

Version 2.3.12:
  • Fixed minor UI problems

12 Pixave Reviews

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ErvinsS
24 October 2015

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I found this to be a great digital scrapbook that supports importing not just de facto established graphic files but also formats from less widely used apps, that nevertheless are important tools in an arsenal of many designers: documents created in Affinity Photo/Designer, Acorn, Pixelmator, Sketch, Autodesk Graphic (ex iDraw), provided you have any of these installed. Personally, I regularly use Serif's Affinity apps and this is a great boon for me. Quite solid app overall and I am very pleased with it.
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Version 1.0.5
wimp
03 June 2019
I bought Pixave soon after it first arrived in 2015 and was very pleased with it. Whilst some aspects of the interface are a little unintuitive, altogether the app worked well. Syncing via iCloud with my laptop worked fine and I invested in the iOS version too, although syncing the library there could take a while and seemed occasionally to repeat itself without apparent reason. So far, so good. However, recently an important library of professional work refused to open correctly. No images appeared, no collections, nothing, yet the library was still 1,4GB in size. A backup version has the same problem so it seems clear to me something has probably gone wrong with the library database. I was alarmed as this work is valuable to me and I sent an urgent request for help to the dev, LittleHJ. It is now a week later and I have still had no response despite a repeat request. The Pixave website and general activity around the app seem to have quieted down a lot recently and I am wondering if the dev has maybe got tired of the app and has moved on to other things conveniently leaving loyal customers like me in the lurch. So my advice is to beware of keeping important data in Pixave or to have a non-Pixave backup if you do. In any event I will not be using Pixave any more. I am laboriously rebuilding my library from other sources and am cautiously looking around for a replacement from a reliable developer.
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Version 2.3.11
AugusChen
17 September 2018
I think Pixave is capable of simple picture management scenarios, but if you have a large number of image categories, it will be a disaster, it is very inefficient. If you are looking for an efficient software that supports Windows and macOS operating systems, you may want to try Eagle App. https://en.eagle.cool/
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Version 2.3.9
mrsidoric
02 January 2018
IMPRESSIVE – Pixave is by far the best lightbox cataloging solution. Handles huge libraries with ease, and powerful tagging and smart folders and collections make organization a breeze. Previews are stunning fast, even fast scrolling. Pixave is a bargain, and a must-have for photographers, artists and videographers. Best-of-class by far.
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Version 2.3.6
zlazkow
20 December 2017
I'm trying it right now. Importing in Pixave a folder with graphics(incl. vectors).
27 GB is the size of the folder. Started yesterday around 4PM. Now is 7AM and so far only 78% completed. It's 15 hours! I'm aware it's importing the original files. Regardless, it is unbelievably slow.
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Version 2.3.5
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zlazkow
zlazkow
28 December 2017
Anybody knows the difference between Pixave and Lyn ?
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Maclover1-1
05 December 2017
Decent I guess.. these media management apps come and go.. and none ever took the crown (or maybe for a minute) over the about 25 years I've been on Mac. A major drawback of this app is its inability to import files it cannot read..

Case figure: you want to keep a hierarchy of folders that contain say.. UI elements.. so you may have vector files, raster files and maybe some css, html, js etc.. well Pixave will only imports the files it CAN read.. so if you throw away your original folder hierarchy thinking you've got an all-around assets manager..well... you're screwed. as you'll have thrownn away your css, html etc and will be left with your graphic files only.

Sometimes I feel Finder is still the safest and most open-ended file manager as lacking as it may be.
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Version 2.3.4
reberts2
17 April 2017
Fantastic programs for capturing, archiving and organizing images! Deep and wide feature set, very consistent and stable. Working out great for me, a real value.
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Version 2.2.1
Somnus
25 November 2016
Bought it yesterday. In fact I'm quite disappointed, compares to Pixa. 1st, Pixave doesn't support live folder mode. You can only either choose "manage mode" which copies every image file into the library. or the "preview mode" which only creates some thumbnails, any change you make to the original folder, add some pictures, for example, won't show in Pixave. You can't drag some pics into Pixave hope they can be copied to the folder neither. 2nd, Pixave is much slower than Pixa, I mean like 5 times slow... When I tried to import files to Pixave, my external HDD growled for quite a long time... while Pixa finished shortly. 3rd, the Library file size is large. I imported 29 small image files to both Pixa and Pixave. Pixave created 876KB files while Pixa created just 415KB. Sad thing is, Pixa's author hasn't update it for quite a long time... the team looks like still active, but Pixa is not on their priority list.
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Version 2.1.4
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Tim27
Tim27
28 November 2016
For me Pixa also crashed when trying to import about 10,000 files, while Pixave chugged through them.
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bdikkat
bdikkat
27 July 2017
"any change you make to the original folder, add some pictures, for example, won't show in Pixave" - This is not true. You can set up a referenced collection to auto import when an image file is added to the Finder folder. And the app has had recent updates.
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Rochade
09 July 2016
Pixave is great and I think you can't find any other tool with all those feature for this price. But still there are some minor but important things I miss: - It is not possible to select and move more than 1 item at the same time - There is no kind of temporary collection to just grab your images and move them to a collection afterward. This means you may find screenshots put at wrong places (into the last selected collection) when you don't be careful. - The window (also the mini window) is always in view, except you hide the app or close the window
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Version 2.1.2
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Tim27
Tim27
28 November 2016
I do not have the behavior of your first and last points happening with Pixave when I use it. I can select multiple items and not really sure what you mean by the window is always in view. Pixave windows behave just like other apps on y computer.
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Tim27
09 July 2016
Overall really nice. Could use a couple more features, such as image rotation and map display for geolocation. It also takes quite a while to import images, especially if there's a lot of them. I could see that if I was moving the images into the Pixave database, but if I am keeping them in their current location I wouldn't think it should take as long as it does. Still a very good app.
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Version 2.1.2
cjred
02 July 2016
This is my favorite image/reference organizer. Well executed! Fast! Works with dropbox......seriously dope app!
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Version 2.1.0
$14.99

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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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