for our Aperture products!
To our faithful users: we're sorry for the lack of updates,
but it turns out that Aperture is really good! We're in the process of changing
our focus from standalone image management tools to tools to integrate with Aperture (and iPhoto). Stay tuned!
iPhoto to Keynote plug-in! - now for iPhoto 08 and Keynote 4!
What's new in Lightbox 1.0.2?
Photographer's Guide to Lightbox (sorry no longer available)
Lightbox is a new, easy-to-use, inexpensive photo management application
designed from the ground up for serious photographers. Unlike other
photo applications, Lightbox doesn't require you to keep track of
what folders you put your images in--it manages everything about
an image, including the thumbnail and original raw file, for you.
And it can even do so on multiple hard drives! Let Lightbox manage
your photos, and don't ever forget where you stored an image again!
Lightbox also has support for:
- Importing from iPhoto™
- Emulating iPhoto for use in iDVD™ 3 and iMovie™
- Raw conversion
- Previewing some types of raw files*
- Print contact sheets
- Multiple storage locations and albums
- Searching using many options
- Custom metadata--and searching by it
- Adobe® Photoshop® integration--Lightbox works flawlessly
with the Adobe
Camera Raw plugin!
- Backup to tar.gz
- Offline viewing (relocate images to CD/DVD and still search
- Directly burning to a CD or DVD
- Archiving originals
- Customized workflows--e.g. copy photos into the storage location
or leave alone?
- 3D Printing Geeks compatibility
- And more!
Best of all, Lightbox costs only
Who should consider Lightbox?
Any serious amateur or professional photographer who's shooting
and wants to use an album system to organize photos instead of just
folders on the hard drive. Photographers who wait to convert their
raw files, and don't edit and convert, one by one, will also benefit
from Lightbox. Photographers who miss a binder (or drawer) + slide
sheet method of organization will also like Lightbox.
Advanced Photo Management
Raw conversion is only a minor feature in Lightbox--it's designed
to be a platform for new tools to help your photography. Currently,
you have to remember what folder you stored your images in, browsing
and searching can be slow, and finding a system to organize raw
and converted can be annoying. Lightbox takes care of all of this
for you--use its interface to move files between albums, storage
locations (hard drives), revert to the original raw, and more. Choose
what images you see/search through by showing and hiding storage
locations. Lightbox even includes offline viewing--move some of
your images to a CD or DVD but still include the image in your search
results! Along with standard EXIF data, Lightbox also lets you add
your own custom properties to each image.
Share Your Photos
Convert images with a different raw converter, edit your images
in another piece of software, and more! When you're ready to move
the new image into Lightbox, just click "Load New Version from
Folder," and Lightbox will find the converted image, archive
the original raw file, and manage the new image for you.
Lightbox comes with email, slideshow, archive to tar.gz, make website,
set desktop background, and file converter plugins. Its advanced plugin
architecture also lets developers quickly and easily create new plugins.
Even use your Lightbox albums in iMovie and iDVD!
Try it out!
Download the demo (2.6 MB). It's completely functional, although
it will close after 15 minutes (you can relaunch it).