NeoFinder 8

NeoFinder 8 Fresh

After almost two years of hard work, it is time for NeoFinder 8 to be released, and we are incredibly excited about it!

NeoFinder 8 has a fresh user interface in six colors, an expanded Metadata Editor – faster navigation – full support for BlackMagic ".braw" video files – map with satellite images – show and edit metadata for any file in the Finder – import Hedge Canister LTO catalogs – machine learning image analysis and OCR – find similar files based on color and AutoTags – manually order Albums – certified for macOS 12 – optimised for M1 Max and M1 Pro, and so much more!

Some of the new and amazing features include:

  • Fresh user interface with updated icons
  • Added interface colors Space Blue, 25% Grey, 50% Grey, and 75% Grey
  • Change color immediately
  • Code optimized for the new M1 Pro and M1 Max ARM hardware from Apple
  • Fully certified for macOS 12 "Monterey"
  • New Map with satellite images, Point of Interests, and support to display multiple GPS GeoTags
  • Hide and Show the LIBRARY and the entire left window part
  • Folders in catalogs can be shown in LIBRARY for fast navigation
  • Image Analyse of thumbnails to find text (OCR), faces, or AutoTags (requires macOS 10.15 or newer)
  • Place your full contact data in the XMP Dublin Core Contact fields. These values are now cataloged, edited, exported, and can be used in XMP Presets
  • Remembers the 30 last used values for each XMP editor field, and offers them for auto-entering
  • Show or hide separate XMP fields in the expanded Inspector Settings
  • Transfer or copy metadata between fields, in one or even multiple selected files
  • Removed the "Save" button when editing multiple files in the XMP editor. Changed values will now update immediately, no button needed
  • Show and edit all the usual metadata of any file in the Finder with the More File Info! Drag any file into the NeoFinder dock icon for that, or use the Finder context menu command, or the NeoFinder menu command to open that window as well
  • Import Hedge Canister Catalogs of LTO tapes
  • Rearrange items in Albums manually in the Icon View with the new "Unsorted" option in the Sort Menu
  • Catalog BlackMagic .BRAW video files, with thumbnail and metadata!
  • Edit the GPS GeoTag in the Map by just dragging it to a new location
  • Edit the GPS view direction and altitude of one or multiple selected files
  • ColorFinder: Find similar images by using the primary color, or similar colors
  • Find similar images by using AutoTags
  • Rename files and folders in the Finder when you rename them in any of the five view styles. Previously that was only possible in the Inspector
  • Open an audio file the MP3-Editor for you, to edit ID3 tags
  • Create a new folder inside a catalog and the volume
  • Report generator gathers all used unique comments of the files inside a folder or catalog
  • List View has a column "Suffix" for file name suffixes
  • Sort menu has a "suffix" option to sort by file name suffix
  • Catalog Sony Alpha A1 RAW files ".arw" with thumbnail and metadata
  • Inspector setting to hide the thumbnail section when in Icon or Gallery View
  • Add the results of a "Get Place name" search to all items within a certain radius around the initial item, optionally in all catalogs
  • Menu command to start editing the Person data in the XMP Editor
  • Menu commands to activate LIBRARY, the content area, and the Inspector
  • "Find place names" now uses for place data
  • Cancel any text edit in the Inspector by using the Escape key. That will revert to the previous value of that field
  • All edit fields in the Inspector can accept text using drag&drop
  • Photo Contact Sheet can use a different background color
  • Icon View can hide the file names, also the Photo Contact Sheet
  • Find Editor offers "EXIF ISO is higher than" and "EXIF ISO is lower than" options
  • Find Editor offers FPS search for video files
  • Catalog metadata from .fits astronomical files
  • Improves cataloging of very large WAVE files, and those written in 64bit format
  • Improves handling of duplicates when copying catalog files into NeoFinder. A new dialog just like in the Finder will ask if the catalog should be replaced, or both kept
  • Paste GPS GeoTag string from Google Maps or others as the GeoTag for items in NeoFinder
  • Paste GPS GeoTag string from Google Maps or others into the Map search field to center the map at that coordinate
  • Improves cataloging Finder Comments in macOS 11 and macOS 12
  • Set the color label for a file in the Light Table using the main menu
  • Improved handling of "cloned" volumes
  • While loading large image files in the Light Table, NeoFinder will already display the thumbnail until loading is completed
  • Catalog thumbnails of Olympus ".ORF" files
  • Improves behaviour for newer ffmpeg versions cataloging certain .mts video files
  • Works around a problem of Apples writing non-standard GPS coordinate value formats into sidecar XMP files
  • File name sequence detection while cataloging will now discover ".ari" files as well
  • Detection of duplicate Keywords when loading the Controlled Vocabulary list works better now
  • Improved performance when loading very large keyword lists (> 6,000 items) in the Controlled Vocabulary
  • Failure to eject volumes will now display an error dialog
  • Improves cataloging TIFF files created by certain scanners
  • Capture One ".EIP" files are now recognized as Photos in the Display Filter and Find Editor
  • Fixes a problem reading embedded XMP data in certain PDF files
  • Improves handling of cataloging XMP color labels from sidecar XMP files of certain RAW file formats
  • Fixes a problem in AppleScript when trying to access the "finder path" value
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.11 or newer, Intel or ARM. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site

NeoFinder iOS 2.2 released

NeoFinder iOS 2.2 released

We are very happy to announce that we have release a new version of NeoFinder iOS for you!

This version offers the new data fields in the Inspector that can be cataloged by NeoFinder Mac 7.8, and abeMeda 7.4 for Windows, and more.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 2.2

  • Inspector shows audio tracks of video files
  • Inspector shows subtitle info of video files
  • Inspector shows video bitrate
  • Inspector shows video aspect ratio
  • Inspector shows IPTC Transmission (or XMP JobID) field
  • Lists can now be sorted by media duration (for songs and videos)
  • Improved display for hierarchical keywords that won't fit in a single line
  • Many smaller fixes and improvements
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or newer

AutoTag Plugins updated!

new plugins

AutoTag Plugins updated

We have updated all three AutoTags plugins that you can use with NeoFinder to automatically find images based on their visual contact.

All of these now contain Apple M1 ARM code, and are "notarized" for macOS 10.15 and macOS 11.

The new version of the MobileNet plugin no longer returns the tag ID string as part of the AutoTags, making it even easier to use that for tagging.

If you have already used these plugins in NeoFinder, we very much recommend to update them to the new versions.

Download the new versions from here:

Read more about
AutoTags in NeoFinder here:

NeoFinder 7.8.1 released

NeoFinder 7.8.1

NeoFinder 7.8.1 released

NeoFinder 7.8.1 can catalog storageDNA LTO reports, catalog ARRI and FITS thumbnails, and contains numerous important improvements.

And a lot more.

We highly recommend updating to this new version!

New features and enhancements:

  • Import storageDNA CSV report files as NeoFinder catalogs
  • Catalog ARRI .ari RAW file thumbnails
  • Catalog thumbnails of .fits astronomical files
  • Web Gallery templates can contain many additional fields, like the path and custom annotations
  • Massively improved handling of iView and PhaseOne MediaPro "CatalogSets" when cataloging data
  • Improved selection menu for Keywords and Persons, accept single choices with just the Return key
  • File Sequence detection recognises ARRI .ari RAW file names
  • XMP Editor adds new places to the Places list from editing them in the Inspector
  • Label menus for custom annotation fields allow you to search for empty or non-empty field values
  • Dragging multiple large catalog files into NeoFinder to copy them to its LIBRARY shows a progress window and the copy process runs in the background
  • Improves Cataloging your Dropbox if you are using private or locked folders
  • Sorting of file names uses the exact same sort order as Apples Finder
  • Sorting the JobID considers numerical values
  • Controlled Vocabulary prevents duplicate keywords
  • Export of Found Items adds the full path of each item
  • Improved Updating speed when cataloging a lot of custom folder icons
  • Cataloging TAR file paths in the newer "LongLink" format
  • Light Table shows very small files in a much bigger default magnification
  • Massively improves geotagging of video files larger than 1.5 GB
  • Contextual menu for a Catalog in an Album contains the "Remove from Album" option
  • Inspector shows the path of a cataloged folder correctly
  • Fixes some problems when copying and pasting XMP keyword lists between files and the XMP presets
  • Fixes a problem reading the asset creation date in certain video files
  • Fixes a problem finding the content of custom annotations in the Find Engine
  • Fixes a problem reverting the sort order of custom annotation fields
  • Fixes a problem deleting GPS geotags in video files larger than 1.5 GB
  • Improved behaviour when ejecting disk images during cataloging
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer, Intel-CPU or Apple M1 ARM. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site

NeoFinder 7.8 released

NeoFinder 7.8

NeoFinder 7.8 released

After many years of hiatus, we have brought MP3-Info back! NeoFinder had always displayed and searched ID3 tags of songs, but now you can now use NeoFinder to rename songs based on these ID3 tags. And search for artists and songs on Bandcamp.

And a lot more!

New features and enhancements:

  • MP3-Info is back! You can rename audio files based on their ID3 tags. Also the Multi Renamer can use the ID3 tags in any way you may need!
  • AutoTags Inspector has an improved user interface that allows you to assign keywords with a single click
  • Support for Nikon Z7 II NEF RAW photos
  • Catalog thumbnails of Painter .RIF and .RIFF files, if the Painter software is installed
  • Add GPS GeoTags to MP4 video files
  • Inspector Label Menu command to set the file creation date from the EXIF capture date, or XMP date
  • Contextual menu to set the file creation date of multiple selected files from the EXIF capture date, or XMP date
  • Inspector Label Menu command to search for ID3 Artist, Album, Song title, or Genre on
  • Inspector Label Menu command to search for a video file name on IMDb,, or TheMovieDB
  • Inspector shows the Aspect Ratio for video files
  • Sort Menu can sort by XMP date, ID3 Title, Album, Artist, and Genre
  • Catalog thumbnails of WEBP files
  • Massively improved Album code helps with files stored on certain file servers that keep no file creation date
  • Editing XMP metadata will preserve the file creation date and Finder Tags for the file
  • Catalogs the paths of placed images and fonts (resources) in Adobe InDesign documents
  • Extensis Portfolio Importer improves imports of older versions, utf8 export formats, multiple keywords, and more languages
  • Albums update their display count when catalogs are deleted, and thus items removed from Albums
  • Cataloging of Backblaze B2 buckets works with "secondary" API keys
  • Improves cataloging of Canon CR3 files in certain older macOS versions
  • Catalogs the text content of .applescript text files
  • Broken Cross Windows XML Importer reads more catalog metadata fields and volume kinds
  • XMP code in NeoFinder supports non-standard ".XMP" uppercase name suffix files which are created by Apple
  • Exporting many files first sorts the item list by catalog, to reduce the need for disk swaps
  • Inspector shows the saved DPI value for JPG and some other image types
  • ePub cataloging is more robust and supports files generated by Adobe InDesign
  • Hidden preference to omit copying sidecar XMP files into the Finder
  • Speed improvements when building the context menu for a large number of selected items
  • Speed improvements browsing through items stored on remote volumes
  • Improves handling of very large Adobe Photoshop PSB files
  • Improves handling of cataloging XMP color labels from sidecar XMP files of certain RAW file formats
  • Improves handling of special custom annotations field names
  • Changing the Rating for more than 50 items shows a progress window
  • Improves Gallery View when using the Go To Next or Previous item
  • Find Editor shows the little extra menu for XMP keywords and persons, so you can search for empty or not-empty fields easier
  • Works around a bug of macOS 11, where very dark or very light color labels didn't properly select the proper text color for better readability
  • Improves handling of certain malformed ADC and Broken Cross Windows XML import files and shows error messages in these cases
  • Renaming items in Albums works better
  • Improved cataloging of certain ID3v2.4 tags in MP3 files
  • Improved drawing of color labels for selected Albums in macOS 11
  • Sorting List View by Duration sorts by numerical value, not the display string
  • Fixes a problem copying and pasting certain XMP keywords and person lists
  • Improves QuickUpdate for volumes that don't store file creation dates, such as some SMB servers
  • Fixes a problem in the XML export for video channel infos and video subtitle information fields
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer, Intel or ARM. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site