NeoFinder News

NeoFinder 8.3

February 6, 2023

NeoFinder 8.3

We are very happy to announce the immediate availability of NeoFinder 8.3!

AppleScript Galore – Web Gallery Templates – EXIF Editor – QuickEdit for metadata – Bug fixes

New features

  • AppleScript can be used to access all Catalogs, items in Catalogs, items in Albums
  • AppleScript can access all attributes, EXIF, IPTC, ID, and others, of Found Items and Catalog Elements
  • AppleScript can modify many attributes, EXIF, IPTC, ID, and others, of Found Items and Catalog Elements
  • QuickEdit panel to rapidly copy and paste metadata with a single mouse click in Icon View
  • EXIF Editor to modify Maker, Model, Author, lens name, and other textual EXIF values
  • Beautiful Web Gallery Template "Blue Cards" with animations, lightbox, modern CSS code, integrated custom font, and more
  • Beautiful Web Gallery Template "Green Fluid" with animations, lightbox, modern CSS code, integrated custom font, and more
  • Catalog thumbnails and metadata of Canon CRM video RAW files
  • Catalog audio ID3 BPM (beats per minute) information from AIFF, MP3, AAC, WAVE and FLAC, and display it in the Inspector
  • Added Find Editor options: EXIF User comment contains, EXIF Software contains and EXIF ID contains
  • Lossless rotation for .MOV and .MP4 video files
  • Bundles the macOS AutoTags engine in the NeoFinder application, so it can be used without additional downloads
  • Expert Settings have a list of text file suffixes that NeoFinder will read when Cataloging
  • Remember selected items in Albums or Catalogs for the next launch
  • Find AutoTags has the option to select the desired probability
  • Find AutoTags stored detected tags in the catalog for faster searches
  • Cataloging progress displays ID3 cover art
  • RAW images cataloged with libRAW read the unique EXIF image ID
  • Final Cut Pro project cataloging includes the project version attribute
  • Export files in text-with-tab contain the full POSIX format path of items from mounted volumes
  • Separate Catalog or Album windows remember position and size of the window on screen
  • Drag items from Catalogs into separate Album windows (if content is manually sorted) to any suitable position
  • Main menu and context menu commands to Copy and Paste the EXIF Capture Date
  • Main menu commands to remove items from Albums, Found Items, or Catalog and volumes
  • Lossless rotation for Fuji .RAF files
  • Paste GPS coordinates copied from Bing Maps
  • Web Gallery settings window has an option to automatically open the freshly generated HTML export in the default web browser
  • Assign XMP Presets to all exported Web Gallery thumbnails, to add your copyright information or such
  • Web Gallery Templates can use item details in the index page
  • Updated to use the latest version of EXIFTool
  • Copy and Paste XMP metadata copies custom annotations
  • Fixes a problem reading size values from DiskCatalogMaker export files in strange formats
  • Fixes a problem in which writing XMP fields to certain JPG files would change the creator software value as well
  • Fixes a problem reading the EXIF user comment and EXIF copyright from certain file formats
  • Fixes a bug exporting multiple catalogs into a XML file
  • Fixes a bug that showed the wrong commands in the EXIF Capture Date label menu
  • Removes the closed NeoFinder Twitter page from the Help menu, and adds the new NeoFinder Mastodon social media page
  • Improves error messages and handling of incomplete or invalid Web Gallery Templates
  • Fixes a problem getting correct thumbnails for rotated compressed .RAF RAW images
  • Fixes a problem selecting a previously selected Album in an Album Group during the next launch
  • Fixes a bug deleting Catalog Folders from LIBRARY that still contained Catalogs
  • Fixes a bug where writing a new DatabaseSettings.xml in the Expert Settings could fail
  • Fixes a bug in macOS 12 and macOS 13 where the Photo Export would not remember the entered pixel size properly for larger values
  • Improves behaviour reading malformed XMP metadata during Cataloging
  • Works around a new bug in macOS 13.1 that changed the name of the Preferences menu command
  • Fixes lots of problems introduced by Apple in macOS 13
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder 8.3 requires Mac OS X 10.12 or newer, Intel or Apple ARM M1 or M2

NeoFinder 8.3 is another free update for all customers with a NeoFinder 8.x license.

NeoFinder 8.x is a paid upgrade for NeoFinder 6.x, NeoFinder 7.x, and CDFinder customers.

NeoFinder 8.2 for macOS 13

November 2, 2022

NeoFinder 8.2

Today, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of NeoFinder 8.2!

Certified for macOS 13 "Ventura" – Slideshow for photos – Catalog Final Cut Pro project data – Extended Photo Export – Improved Icon View – Bug fixes

New features:

  • NeoFinder 8.2 is certified and tested to run in macOS 13 "Ventura". Please note that we very highly recommend waiting to update to macOS 13 due to the very large number of open bugs that are still not fixed by Apple
  • Introducing Slideshow for photos
  • Photo Export with integrated Multi Renamer and visual watermarks
  • Catalog keywords and resource paths from Final Cut Pro project files
  • Mark available files and folders in mounted volumes with a green badge in the Icon View
  • Pause and Continue cataloging
  • Cataloging shows thumbnails of items being cataloged
  • Icon View can show up to six annotations or metadata fields
  • Photo Contact Sheet can display up to six annotations or metadata fields
  • Show or hide GPS GeoTag badge in Icon View and Photo Contact Sheet
  • Edit the EXIF Capture Date directly in the Inspector
  • Remember the last selected catalog(s), folder(s), or album(s) in LIBRARY for the next launch
  • Massively faster cataloging speed for Fuji RAF RAW files
  • Catalog giant ZIP archives (zip64 format, larger than 4 GB) generated by Google Takeout and other web services
  • Cataloging ZIP archives with a very large number of files has better progress value updates and is easier to cancel
  • Improved positioning of the GPS GeoTag and Online badges in the Icon View
  • Updated to latest official Dropbox framework
  • Works around a crash in Apples NSOutlineView in macOS 13 when trying to edit a name
  • Improved behaviour reading XMP metadata written by CaptureOne 22
  • Prevents drag&drop to copy a sidecar XMP file for a photo or video more than once
  • Prevents a possible problem for saving catalog files of volumes with no real name
  • Fixes a problem renaming Found Items, also using the Multi Renamer
  • Fixes a problem in the Find Editor where the Plus button was sometimes incorrectly drawn as inactive, even though it was active
  • Fixes a problem deleting the last item in the Light Table
  • Fixes a problem rotating certain HEIC photos
  • Fixes a problem editing metadata of HEIC photos that were transferred to the Mac using AirDrop from an iOS 16 iOS device
  • Fixes a bug of macOS 13 when detecting ExFAT volume formats
  • Fixes a bug of macOS 13 when detecting FAT16 volume formats
  • Fixes a bug of macOS 13 when detecting FAT32 volume formats
  • Works around problems created by undocumented changes in macOS 13 when cataloging .EPS (encapsulated postscript) file thumbnails
  • Works around problems created by changes in macOS 13 when creating images
  • Fixes lots of problems introduced by Apple in macOS 13
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder 8.2 requires Mac OS X 10.11 or newer, Intel or Apple ARM M1 or M2

NeoFinder 8.1.2

August 1, 2022 (8/1/22)

NeoFinder 8.1.2

Today, we give you another update for the NeoFinder 8.x family, named NeoFinder 8.1.2!

NeoFinder 8.1.2 catalogs Astronomy AVM Metadata – "Google Drive" support – More bug fixes

Some of the new and amazing features include:

  • Catalog "AVM" metadata in XMP records, used by Astronomers
  • Catalog and write internal XMP data of HEIC photo files. No more sidecar XMP files needed for HEIC
  • Catalog "Google Drive" volumes in macOS 12
  • Icon View can display Finder Tags, and the Creation and Modification Date of items
  • Auto Updater can run schedules serialized, to prevent network saturation for file servers
  • Renaming a Keyword in the Controlled Vocabulary will create a new hierarchy, if the new keyword name contains the "|" divider character
  • All EXIF date search parameters in the Find Editor and Smart Folders can use date ranges before 1980
  • Improved the TOLIS BRU Importer to handle the newer and different files created by the "ArGest Backup" LTO software
  • Catalog the color model for JPG files and display CMYK format in the Inspector
  • Massively improved performance when changing the NeoFinder label for multiple selected items if the Display Filter was active for labels
  • Double clicking a catalog file in the Finder will show its contents if said catalog file is located inside the NeoFinder database folder
  • Export to XML and text-with-tab contains the video bitrate and audio bitrate
  • Updated the XMP toolkit to use the latest version provided by Adobe
  • Updated the Dropbox.framework to the latest version provided by Dropbox
  • Using the scroll wheel or trackpad in the Light Table will scroll the image in the right direction
  • Improves behaviour for renaming Found Items and the new name is already in use. Now a proper error message is displayed
  • Improves behaviour for text-with-tab Export of Catalogs with metadata fields that may contain multi-line data, such as EXIF comments and more
  • Fixes a bug where Updating a Catalog could remove a custom icon applied to the Catalog by the user. NeoFinder will always keep a custom Catalog icon
  • Fixes a bug where the completions menu for Places in the Inspector could contain empty entries
  • Fixes a bug where renaming keywords in the Controlled Vocabulary wouldn't immediately update the Inspector of the currently shown items
  • Fixes a bug where the regex code for folder names could cause problem for catalogs with damaged archive files
  • Fixes a bug where reading video metadata with ffmpeg could fail for certain MXF files
  • Fixes a bug where renaming an item in Icon View in Dark Mode of macOS 11 and macOS 12 would create visual artefacts
  • 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 8.1.1 out now

April 13, 2022

NeoFinder 8.1.1 Meme small

We are very happy to give you a nice update for the NeoFinder 8.x family, named NeoFinder 8.1.1!

NeoFinder 8.1.1 can catalog Olympus OM-1 RAW – has IPTC image description fields – and many bugfixes

Some of the new and amazing features include:

NeoFinder 8.1

March 11, 2022

NeoFinder 8.1 Meme

We are very happy to give you the first update of the NeoFinder 8.x family, the brand new NeoFinder for Mac 8.1 Ultra!

And yes, the name suffix is of course inspired by Apples new M1 Ultra hardware, which seems very powerful. Just like NeoFinder. ;-)

NeoFinder 8.1 has Improved cataloging – Expanded Find Editor – Shared XMP Presets

Some of the new and amazing features include:

NeoFinder iOS 2.3

March 11, 2022


NeoFinder iOS 2.3 available today!

Together with NeoFinder for Mac 8.1, we have released NeoFinder for iOS 2.3, which brings the new XMP fields and EXIF capture date seconds to iOS, and add more user interface improvements.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 2.3

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 8

November 23, 2021

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:

NeoFinder iOS 2.2 released

September 7, 2021

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

AutoTag Plugins updated!

August 27, 2021

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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

July 14, 2021

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:

NeoFinder 7.8 released

April 7, 2021

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 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:

NeoFinder 7.7 available today

December 2, 2020

NeoFinder 7.7

NeoFinder 7.7 for macOS 11 and Apple Silicon M1 Macs

We are happy to announce that NeoFinder will continue the time honoured tradition of swiftly supporting new Apple technology, hardware, and operating systems.

Just like NeoFinder was the first to support the PowerPC chips, then Intel hardware, Mac OS X, Cocoa, 64-bit, today we announce the new NeoFinder 7.7 for macOS 11 and the new Apple Silicon (ARM) M1 Macs!

We have of course used the Apple Developer Transition Kit to make sure that the NeoFinder code can be compiled for the new hardware, and works in macOS 11 as well.

New features and enhancements:

NeoFinder 7.6.1 released

October 7, 2020

NeoFinder 7.6.1

NeoFinder 7.6.1 has been released

We are happy to present you the brand new NeoFinder 7.6.1 today.

A brand new Importer for Yoyotta LTO tape data files, improved XMP editor for video producers and photographers, and also for audio producers.

Along with so many small but helpful improvements to speed up your workflow, this is a very recommended update!

New features and enhancements:

NeoFinder iOS 2.1 released

August 19, 2020

NeoFinder iOS View Settings

NeoFinder iOS 2.1 released

This time, it took Apple only 20 days to approve the new version in their iOS App Store.

We are very happy that you can now finally get a whole bunch of cool new features. You finally get Display Settings, where you can change the sort order, and control what NeoFinder iOS display.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 2.1

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.6 released

July 6, 2020


NeoFinder 7.6 available today!

We are happy to present you the brand new NeoFinder 7.6 today!

Photographers will love the new hierarchical keywords, the light table, and the ability to rename many files in sequence, all from within NeoFinder.

But we also improved the Annotation fields, which you can now search and sort. Video producers will enjoy the new PreRoll Post CSV importer, so they can search the contents of their LTO tapes in NeoFinder.

And there is a LOT more!

New features and enhancements:

NeoFinder 7.5.2 released

May 4, 2020

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NeoFinder 7.5.2 is available now

We are happy to present you the new NeoFinder 7.5.2 today!

This version offers a powerful feature that can help you reclaim a lot of space in your photo library.

macOS contains a
long standing bug we have recently uncovered. This will cause JPG files transferred over from iOS and converted from HEIC to JPG by macOS to contain a lot of empty, unneeded data appended at the end of each file.

In my own photo library, I found 12000 JPG files with a total of almost 20 GB of wasted space.

This new NeoFinder contains the
Truncate JPG feature that will allow you to reclaim the unneeded and wasted space!

New features and enhancements:

NeoFinder 7.5.1 released

February 26, 2020


NeoFinder 7.5.1 is available now

We are happy to present you the new NeoFinder 7.5.1 today!

This version expands the possible number of columns in the List View again, adds important fixes for macOS 10.15 and the Canto Cumulus and DiskTracker 2.x Importer, and can copy and paste custom annotations between files.

New features and enhancements:

NeoFinder iOS 2.0 out now!

January 23, 2020

Icon of NeoFinder iOS

NeoFinder iOS 2.0.1 is out now!

We are happy to give you a new version of NeoFinder iOS!

This new version has visually improved list displays, and the Inspector now shows all the new meta data introduced in NeoFinder Mac 7.5. Enjoy!

New features in NeoFinder iOS 2.0.1
- The Inspector now shows media info for WEBM and MXF video files
- The catalog contents list now displays the data size of a folder in the second line
- Fixes a visual problem of iOS 13 "dark mode" in the Dropbox downloader window

New features in NeoFinder iOS 2.0
- The lists now use a narrower font, with better colors to better display the description and content
- The Inspector displays and can search for "people" metadata in photos and videos
- The Inspector displays the new custom annotations for photos and videos, and can also search them
- The Inspector shows the EXIF lens name if it is contained in files
- The Inspector shows the frame rate of videos with decimal places exactly, e.g. 29.94 instead of 30
- For the creation and modification date of files, the Inspector now also shows the time, not just the date
- Improvements in the Inspector on iPhones in landscape mode
- NeoFinder iOS now supports the "dark mode" of iOS 13 in most places
- Many smaller fixes and improvements
Requires iOS 8.0 or newer

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.5 released

November 6, 2019

NeoFinder 7.5

NeoFinder 7.5 available today!

We are happy to present you the new NeoFinder 7.5 today!

This new version contains many fixes needed for macOS 10.15, but also a lot of very exciting new features.

Many users were looking for custom annotation fields, and we have added them to photos and videos for you! You can define them, fill their values, and even import this data from PhaseOne MediaPro and other XMP compliant applications.

The search for Faces and better navigation will help you to add metadata to photos and videos much faster, while the new AutoUpdater options help you keep your NeoFinder catalogs always updated.

New features and enhancements:
• Catalog, display, edit, create and export custom metadata or annotation fields for photos and videos
• The iView Importer can read these custom annotations as well
Find Faces will find all thumbnails in a catalog containing a face , and display a green rectangle in the Inspector as well (can be turned off in the Inspector Settings)
AutoUpdater has been massively expanded. It can run schedules on specific weekdays, or when a volume is mounted, or when NeoFinder is launched
NeoFinder 7.5 is certified to run in macOS 10.15 . We still very highly recommend to wait with the update to macOS 10.15 at least until 10.15.5 is released next year
• NeoFinder is "notarized", which Apple promises is supposed increase the security. Or so
• Icon View can display up to 3 lines of metadata or annotations, and you can chose what you want to see
• Photo Contact Sheet also uses up to 3 freely selectable metadata lines
• NeoFinder can use Aliases in the Database Folder pointing to other folders (Business License only)
• Edit EXIF dates in photos, to adjust time offsets, and more
• Play a selected video in Gallery View by pressing the Space key, directly inside the NeoFinder window!
• Navigate to the next or previous item in the Inspector with a menu or keyboard command for much faster metadata editing
• Inspector: Select which sections should be displayed
• Sort the Icon View by Duration
• The Display Filter remembers your settings for the first menu. Keep that in mind if you wonder why NeoFinder may not show all expected items...
• Find Editor can search for file kind "Email"
• Find Editor can search for "codec is NOT"
• "Export Photos as..." is a separate menu command in the Item menu, with Shift-Command-E as a hotkey
• Photo Export can apply XMP Metadata Presets to the exported file
• Copy->Path will copy the full macOS style path of a file if it is online
• Catalog the text content of ".md" (markdown) files
• Visual adjustments in the main window. The slider is now at the right edge underneath the content, and the text with the number of items always in the center as well
• NeoFinder can catalog the boot volume in macOS 10.15 properly
• Photo Export handles rotated photos better
• Cataloging: Phase One EIP files is much faster, and supports all file variations
• Export Photos can export to PDF and HEIC format
• Added more items to the Info.plist to describe the use of the new Folder Cages introduced by Apple in 10.15
• Copy and Paste of a GPS Geotag will use the view direction, too
• Compiled using the "hardened runtime", which should make things safer, Apple claims
• Improved cataloging of certain Person metadata inside of NEF files
• Improved behaviour changing the ratings or labels when multiple items were selected for QuickLook
• New progress window when pasting metadata into more than 10 items
• Massive speed improvements when Updating catalogs with items whose thumbnails were generated by QuickLook
• Improved Spotlight search for Paths
• Improved behaviour when searching for video codecs in the Find Editor
• Improved handling of selecting multiple items in the Icon View
• Fixes a problem with the incorrect menu commands for Person tokens in the Inspector for offline items
• Many small fixes and improvements

Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or newer!

Announcing NeoFinder 7.5

October 16, 2019

Announcing NeoFinder 7.5 for macOS 10.15

Due to the very early release of Apples macOS 10.15, and the massive amount of changes needed to support that new macOS version, we have decided to move the NeoFinder 7.5 release forward to early November 2019.

NeoFinder 7.5 is currently in beta testing, and the results look really good.

NeoFinder 7.5, among many other exciting new abilities, will be able to support
custom annotations for photos and videos!

This is a very important milestone for the huge number of iView MediaPro users, who still haven't had a way of keep working with their important custom annotations.

Apart from many other amazing things, NeoFinder 7.5 will be able to:

  • Import custom field data from MediaPro XML Export files
  • Catalog custom fields stored in regular Adobe XMP data, for example written by Media Pro in the “Write Annotations” command
  • Display all that in the Inspector
  • Edit these additional fields, if the original file is currently online (just like the regular XMP editor of NeoFinder)
  • Create NEW custom fields
  • Find the contents of custom fields in the “Any text contains” Find Parameter or QuickFind

With the arrival of Apples macOS 10.15, which no longer supports old 32-bit applications like the discontinued PhaseOne MediaPro, many people have been looking for a modern, 64-Bit alternative, and NeoFinder is here to help them.

More details about these new features:

More details about migrating data from iView to NeoFinder:


NeoFinder 7.4.1 released

July 22, 2019


NeoFinder 7.4.1 released!

This version contains important bug fixes, and some exciting new features, such as the new columns and Find options, and even more new file formats supported for cataloging!

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails of Canon compressed RAW ".cr3" files
  • NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails SVG files
  • NeoFinder now has nine new columns in List View: Camera Maker, Lens Name, IPTC Persons, ISRC, XMP Caption Writer, XMP Byline, Audio Channels, Audio Sample rate, and Audio Bitrate
  • NeoFinder can now catalog Clip Studio ".clip" files
  • NeoFinder can now catalog RAW files of Sigma .X3F format
  • Preliminary support to catalog thumbnails of Phase One Capture One ".eip" RAW files
  • You can now search for EXIF camera name, lens name , and maker name in the Find Editor and of course using the Label menu in the Inspector
  • You can now also search for "has no XMP" and "has ISRC" in the Find Editor
  • The improved Multi-Editor is now also available for Finder Tags and XMP People fields
  • More Label menus in the Inspector for ISRC, FileCheck, EXIF values, XMP Keywords
  • NeoFinder now catalogs the iTunes Producer description files "metadata.xml"
  • NeoFinder now catalogs EXIF data contained in XMP records , in case the original file has none, or these cannot be processed
  • Improved Export as Text and XML by having separate Height, Width, and Duration fields for Media-Info. That is helpful for Stock Photographers
  • NeoFinder will now remember the sort order along with the sort type in the Sort menu for Icon View and others
  • You can now prevent NeoFinder from sorting keywords alphabetically when displaying and saving them
  • The contextual menu for one catalog is much better organised now
  • Catalogs now save the date and time they were last Updated (not just modified!)
  • Can now properly sort the List View by Path
  • The "NoChangePlease" hidden settings is now honoured by the Wikipedia Inspector and the Map
  • Fixes a problem with some Find Editor settings
  • Fixes a problem with incorrect badge number displays for Album Groups in macOS 10.14
  • Fixes a problem with Album and Smart Folders names containing a "." in their name
  • Fixes a problem reading certain audio files larger than 4 GB
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain JPG files created by a scanner (containing empty ISO arrays in their EXIF section)
  • Fixes more visual problems in macOS 10.14
  • Fixes a problem writing Finder Comments when leaving the text field in the Inspector with the Tab key
  • Fixes a memory problem when cataloging very large numbers of compressed Fuji RAW files (.RAF)
  • Fixes a problem with the CDFinder 2.x Importer
  • Many small fixes and improvements
  • NeoFinder 7.4.1 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or newer

NeoFinder Coffee Talks USA in June

May 21, 2019

Coffee Talks

NeoFinder Coffee Talks

Since the initial release of CDFinder 1.0 in 1996, a lot of the really cool stuff in this wonderful software only came to life because someone dared to ask "wouldn't it be nice if NeoFinder could do…"
Feedback was always incredibly important for the development of CDFinder and NeoFinder, and we want to bring that to the next level.

In the NeoFinder Coffee Talk, we will tell you what we are planning for NeoFinder in the future, and what we are working on. You can tell us how you use NeoFinder, what questions you have, and what feedback and suggestions. All while we drink a nice cup of coffee.

And what is best? The NeoFinder Coffee Talks are free. Except for the coffee :-)

But you will gain important insights in our plans and ideas for the future, and helpful tips for your daily operation with NeoFinder.

In June 2019 , there are a few open NeoFinder Coffee Talk spots still available in the following cities in the USA:

June 6, 2019 Washington DC
June 7, 2019 Washington DC
June 11, 2019 Dayton, OH
June 13, 2019 Iowa City, IA
June 14, 2019 Lincoln, NE
June 15, 2019 Cheyenne, WY
June 19, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT
June 20, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT

If you work in that region, and would like to offer me a nice cup of coffee and talk about NeoFinder, please
contact us!

NeoFinder 7.4 out now!

May 6, 2019

NeoFinder 7.4 Meme

NeoFinder 7.4

We are happy to announce NeoFinder 7.4, the 90. update since CDFinder 1.0 was released in 1996!

The new version adds more than 50 new features and enhancements, many will help iView MediaPro and Aperture users to work better with NeoFinder.

After the demise of iView MediaPro, many users have started using NeoFinder, and things like the iView compatible web gallery templates, or the people metadata cataloging and editing have been added to NeoFinder due to feedback from these people.

NeoFinder can use new scene detection engines to automatically find Tags in thumbnails! That will make it a lot easier to handle large amounts of images, and discover surprising photo motives hidden deeply in the folders of the data.

Video professionals will be delighted by the codec search, additional supported formats and metadata, and the ability to "fold" single frame sequences, which massively increases cataloging speed for these cases.

New features and enhancements:

  • Catalogs “People" fields in Adobe XMP and IPTC data (and data written by Picasa and Mylio)
  • Search for People metadata , and add them to photos and movies in the XMP Editor
  • Web Gallery now uses beautiful HTML templates , and you can even design your own! Or use your existing iView Media Pro gallery templates (with some small changes)
  • AutoTags: Use ML scene detector engines to automatically detect scenes and items in thumbnails. NeoFinder currently offers two different engines, more to come. This requires macOS 10.13 or newer
  • AutoTags: Search a catalog for thumbnails with a particular automatically detected Tag
  • AutoTags Inspector shows the detected Tags, and allows you to place them in the file directly
  • NeoFinder reads iView MediaPro CatalogSets from XMP records and builds albums and album folders for these automatically during cataloging
  • Massively improved handing of XMP keywords for multiple selected files. NeoFinder now displays all keywords in these files, and allows you to add, remove, or edit them, and to place an existing keyword in all selected items
  • Refresh thumbnails from photos or videos when updating a catalog , if you need larger or smaller thumbnails
  • Delete a keyword from all items in the catalog and even from all files as well
  • Detect and "fold" image sequences during cataloging . That is great for video producers with thousands of single frame files to catalog
  • Search for video codecs in the Find Editor. That is helpful to quickly find files encoded with deprecated codecs
  • The new command "Edit keywords" in the Metadata main menu with the keyboard shortcut Cmd-T places the text cursor in the XMP keywords field of the XMP editor for the selected items
  • Rename keywords both in the Controlled Vocabulary, as well as in all items in the database
  • A new command in the Metadata menu allows you to write all XMP metadata back to a file. That is useful if you have imported metadata and want to make sure it is actually written into the file, where it belongs
  • Catalog metadata and audio thumbnails of ".CAF" Apple CoreAudio Files
  • Catalog the number of audio channels for audio files , including 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 formats
  • Catalog thumbnails and metadata of compressed Fuji RAW files (RAF file format). Even Apple still cannot do this, but NeoFinder is now able to accomplish that for you!
  • Catalogs .JPX, .J2C, and .JPF JPEG 2000 photo files
  • Catalog stereoscopic files in the JPS format with thumbnails and metadata
  • Edit->Copy now copies the names of all selected items to the clipboard
  • File->Open now works like a double click on the selected items
  • "Find all media items in a folder" options are now also available in the View menu
  • Search for empty, and non empty XMP text fields in the Inspector with a new menu when you click on the label of a field
  • The Find Editor can now also find empty and not empty XMP fields
  • NeoFinder now displays the number of items in Album Groups (the sum of all files in all contained albums)
  • The Display Filter can now filter by "Ratings larger than"
  • The QuickLook window will now be opened fullscreen if you hold the Alt key
  • Improved handling of .dv video files
  • Improved handling of cataloging BMP files
  • Improved scrolling in the Gallery View
  • NeoFinder now catalogs metadata and thumbnails for Phantom Cine video files
  • NeoFinder now catalogs the Creation Date of video content (not the file!), if it is embedded in the data stream
  • The Photo Contact Sheet items can now be sorted by EXIF date, too
  • NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails and metadata of Kodak .KDC RAW files
  • New AppleScript cataloging option to quit NeoFinder after the cataloging has completed
  • You can now drop a folder or whole volume on the icon of NeoFinder in the Dock to catalog it
  • The suggested keywords while typing XMP Editor and Find Editor are much better now
  • The Help buttons are located for the German translation, too
  • After deleting items from a catalog, NeoFinder no longer displays the first item in the current folder
  • The Find Editor can now search for Disk Images
  • Smart Folders and Groups can now have "/" in their names
  • Find all media items in a folder is much faster now
  • More improvements in dark mode of macOS 10.14
  • Improved handling of cataloging BMP files
  • Improved cataloging of BWF and WAV files in their newer extended format
  • Editing GPS Geotags in a file now properly updates the creation and modification date of that file in the NeoFinder catalog
  • Many small fixes and improvements
  • NeoFinder 7.4 now requires Mac OS X 10.8 or newer!

Neofinder 7.3.3 released

March 13, 2019

733 - simply better

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.3.3!

NeoFinder 7.3.3 contains a lot of small fixes and improvements, but also some very interesting new features as well. NeoFinder now supports the Internet Access Policy of the powerful Little Snitch security tool. It also works better with song files purchased in Apples iTunes store, and works around a couple of newly discovered bugs in Apples macOS 10.14.

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder now supports Little Snitch network security, so that every outgoing network connection is described for its purpose
  • NeoFinder can now read the ratings written to the IPTC section of photos by Photo Mechanic and some iOS tools like ViewEXIF
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the newer ID3 tags that the Apple iTunes store uses for .m4p files
  • Fixes a problem of macOS 10.14 failing to generate thumbnails for certain PSD files . Until Apple fixes this bug, NeoFinder now uses a different way to get these thumbnails for you
  • Improved handling of certain umlauts when finding files by name
  • Adding and removing Keywords for multiple selected PDF and InDesign files now works properly
  • When you switch to Gallery View, NeoFinder will now activate the navigation bar at the bottom, so you can immediately use the arrow keys to navigate through your images
  • Fixes a problem cataloging WAV files with certain ID3 tags
  • Fixes a problem cataloging folders named "Volumes" on the top level of volumes
  • Fixed several problems in Mac OS X 10.7.x
  • Fixes a drawing problem of the Fill Bar in Mac OS X 10.7 and Mac OS X 10.8
  • Fixes a Icon View redraw problem in macOS 10.14 on certain displays
  • Fixes a translation problem in macOS 10.14
  • Writing Finder comments for files that contain a " in their path now works properly
  • Fixes a problem when certain volumes weren't properly recognized
  • Fixed a problem finding more than 40000 media files with the Find context menu
  • Fixes a problem cataloging AAC song files created by Rogue Amoeba Fission
  • Please note: This will be the last NeoFinder version to support Mac OS X 10.7 . If you still use that old Mac OS X, please check this NeoFinder version very carefully, and if anything doesn't work for you, please let us know immediately!
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.3.2 released

December 5, 2018

We are incredibly happy to present the 23 year Anniversary Version of NeoFinder!

On this day, December 5, 1995, the very first lines of code were written for the CDFinder project. It was a very cold day, I still remember that.

And today, 23 years later, we are happy to release the latest version 7.3.2 of NeoFinder, with some exciting new features and improvements.


New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder can now flip photos vertically and horizontally!
  • NeoFinder can now Import "Media Catalog" csv export files
  • Color labels in all five view styles look much better now
  • Now catalogs the EXIF creation date of video files in many formats
  • Improved behaviour when deleting many items from multiple different catalogs
  • XML Export now contains the text file content excerpts, too
  • Fixes a problem of macOS 10.14 when renaming a Smart Folder, catalog, or Album in LIBRARY
  • Fixes a problem of macOS 10.14 when trying to select the Photos library for cataloging
  • Fixes a problem when trying to "Open with..." multiple files with unknown file types
  • Fixes a problem in text export for mp3 comments with multiple text lines
  • Fixes a problem when switching between different view styles if the navigation bar was deactivated
  • Fixes a problem exporting path values of offline volumes into XML format
  • Fixes a possible problem with the Video Contact Sheet in case the font "Arial" was not active in the system
  • Fixes a problem detecting the exact format of certain Blu-ray and DVD disks
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain WAV files created by ProTools
  • Video file fps generated by ffmpeg (for mkv, mxf, avi, and other formats) are now properly stored as float values, too
  • Many smaller visual improvements and fixes
  • Please note: This will be the last NeoFinder version to support Mac OS X 10.7 . If you still use that old Mac OS X, please check this NeoFinder version very carefully, and if anything doesn't work for you, please let us know immediately!
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.3.1 for macOS 10.14

October 15, 2018

neofinder 10.14

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.3.1, certified for macOS 10.14 Mojave!

As Apple had added all kinds of undocumented changes and the AppleScript cage very late in the beta process, we were required to verify more or less any system call that NeoFinder makes (several thousand of them), and see if there are any unexpected results in macOS 10.14 that differ from what happened in previous versions.

And we needed to write code to work with the new limitations that Apple has introduced.

Nevertheless, this is a nice NeoFinder version to use in macOS 10.14, and it has a lot of cool new improvements as well.

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder is now certified to run in macOS 10.14. We still don't recommend to use that new macOS, until Apple has fixed more of the bugs, but NeoFinder will run in it
  • Better workflow integration: "Open with" now works for multiple selected items! It will also only display applications from your startup volume
  • Faster! Displaying and scrolling photos in the Icon View is now much faster , especially in macOS 10.14
  • Improved iView Media Pro importer now reads labels, ratings, lens name, and is much faster and stable
  • Expanded Display Filter with the additional "No Thumbnail" option and other improvements
  • NeoFinder now ignores password protected disk images during cataloging
  • The Cataloging progress when cataloging entire disks and during a catalog Update now shows the approximate number of items
  • You can now select more than one item in the new Gallery View . NeoFinder will display the large thumbnail of the first item. This will make tagging and rating much easier
  • The Gallery View can now display Ratings in the icon list
  • The separate "Update in NeoFinder & Eject" tool is now 64-bit and codesigned
  • Find in Instagram now is also available in the keyword list of the Controlled Vocabulary
  • The Metadata Presets Editor now also has a Help button
  • The Metadata Presets Editor now has new "all" and "none" buttons which will select all or no fields in the current preset being edited
  • Better workflow: NeoFinder can now import external catalog or export files with a shell script
  • The Auto Updater now has a "clear" button that will erase the log
  • Improved behaviour when a new catalog folder is found during the sync
  • Improved behaviour when cataloging certain Adobe InDesign files
  • Finding Any EXIF in the Find Editor contains will now properly find lens names
  • Fixes a problem with the icons in the LIBRARY being too large in Mac OS X 10.9 and earlier
  • Fixes a problem when trying to drag out files or folders into the Finder that had been renamed, moved, or deleted
  • Fixes a problem of the date editor in Mac OS X 10.9 and earlier
  • Fixes a problem where the number of catalogs in the LIBRARY section wasn't always updated properly
  • Fixes a problem with ejecting disks after cataloging by AppleScript
  • Fixes a problem when NeoFinder sometimes couldn't find your database folder after an update
  • Fixes a problem in the Photo Contact Sheet: The header is now really only drawn when actually selected
  • Find in Instagram now works with tags that contain umlauts and other special characters
  • Many smaller visual improvements and fixes
  • Many other fixes
  • Please note: This will be the last NeoFinder version to support Mac OS X 10.7 . If you still use that old Mac OS X, please check this NeoFinder version very carefully, and if anything doesn't work for you, please let us know immediately!
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.3 available today!

September 10, 2018

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.3!

This is a massive update with more than 60 new features and improvements brings the long-awaited display filter, and the ability to catalog emails, as well as the cool Gallery View (and not only for macOS 10.14, but for Mac OS X 10.7 and newer!).

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder now has a Display Filter that you can use to filter items based on their kind, name, rating, label, or other attributes! That is highly useful when working with large amounts of data, and works in all five view types!
  • NeoFinder now has a cool Gallery View! Not just in macOS 10.14, like Apples Finder, but in all Mac OS X and macOS versions since 10.7!
  • You can now update one or multiple media files in an existing catalog!
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the text from email messages! Currently, .emlx (Apple Mail) and .eml (MS Outlook) formats are supported
  • Many windows have a Help button that will open the suitable page in the NeoFinder Users Guide for you
  • Find Duplicates can now find Duplicate Folders!
  • In the Inspector, you can now Find Tags in Instagram by clicking on them
  • The Find Editor now autocompletes keywords for you, using the keyword list in the Controlled Vocabulary
  • You can copy and paste entire sets of XMP metadata from one file to another
  • NeoFinder catalogs Affinity Publisher documents, and of course allows you to edit the whole set of XMP metadata for these, too!
  • The XMP Editor in the Inspector now has a new Date editor, so you can change the XMP date for one or multiple items at once
  • The XMP Presets Editor now has a date field as well
  • NeoFinder can now of course catalog that XMP date field from existing files
  • A new Filefinder Text Importer allows you to import the text files from that abandoned old disk cataloger
  • You can now copy and paste GPS coordinates, and the XMP locations fields, separately
  • You can now sort the catalog LIBRARY by Volume Modification Date as well
  • The Movie Contact Sheet now has an option to turn off the time display in the thumbnails
  • Also, the Movie Contact Sheet can now automatically be saved next to the original file, even when multiple video files are selected. That is a great way of creating a lot of these at once
  • You can now duplicate Albums and Smart Folders, using the context menu
  • The file information that the Movie Contact Sheet displays is much more detailed and precise now
  • The Movie Contact Sheet now uses the modern AVFoundation in macOS for better results
  • The main window has a new button that will open the free NeoFinder Video Tutorials for you
  • NeoFinder can now catalog Aurora 2018 documents
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the BWF, or BEXT records from mProTools, with date and unique ID values for audio files
  • NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails for Cinema 4D (".c4d") files, if that app is installed
  • NeoFinder can now catalog ICNS thumbnails
  • NeoFinder now catalogs thumbnails for stereoscopic MPO files
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the lens name of the EXIF record, and display it in the Inspector, and search it in the "any text" parameter or QuickFind
  • NeoFinder now catalogs the fps value of movies as floating point, allowing for values like 29.97
  • Find Duplicates can now search for duplicate audio files by the BEXT record
  • A new button can now display and reverse the sort order in the navigation bar of NeoFinder
  • The Photo Contact sheet can now include a second line with details from each photo
  • You can now download an entire folder with all files and subfolders from the Backblaze B2 and a Dropbox catalog!
  • The LIBRARY sidebar now uses a more modern "view based" control from Apple. It will look better, and interactions are better with this
  • You can now open an Album in a separate window, too
  • Ejecting volumes now runs in the background, and won't block NeoFinder anymore
  • You can now double click one or multiple keywords in the Controlled Vocabulary list to add these to the one selected file
  • You can now remove files and folders from the Found Items list, to generate better reports
  • The number of items of albums is now displayed in green
  • Exporting a file using the Item menu will now also copy a possible sidecar XMP file to the target location
  • The Web Gallery now adds the media info to its Details page
  • The Web Gallery uses a lot less memory while generating the HTML pages for you
  • The folder list in the Batch Cataloging window is now always hierarchically sorted by name, even if your NeoFinder database is placed on a APFS volume
  • Date changes in the Auto Updater will now be used for all selected catalogs, not just one of them
  • Updated the code to read the Audio CD cover art from
  • Cataloging certain malformed Sound Designer 2 audio files cannot crash NeoFinder anymore
  • Fixes a problem of reading CD-TEXT from certain Audio-CDs in macOS Sierra and newer
  • Fixes a problem cataloging EXIF date values in certain time zones
  • Fixes a problem with losing folder comments and color labels during updating of a catalog
  • Fixes a problem when exporting to XML with no thumbnails
  • Fixes a problem with the precision when cataloging and pasting GPS Geotags
  • Fixes a problem changing the XMP byline value in certain files
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain malformed AIFF audio files
  • Fixes some problems in macOS 10.14, but isn't yet completely certified due to the lack of the final macOS 10.14 version from Apple
  • Improved reading of audio tags in certain Apple AAC files
  • Improved reading of certain ID3 tags in MP3 and WAV files
  • Improved code for searching Ratings
  • Improved code for the internal debug log feature
  • Works around a weird bug in macOS removing the contextual menus in NeoFinder immediately after opening them (only macOS High Sierra and macOS 10.14)
  • Many little improvements and fixes
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

iView Media Pro: Rest in peace!

August 30, 2018


iView Media Pro: Rest in peace!

The latest owners of the venerable iView Media Pro, PhaseOne, just announced that the digital asset management tool Media Pro is finally officially dead.

With the advent of 64bit only macOS versions, the very old code base of Media Pro could no longer be maintained nor updated. This is in stark contrast to NeoFinder, for example, whose code base has been continuously updated, rewritten, and modernized in the last 22 years, to always be on level with all new macOS updates and feature improvements.

iView Media Pro has a long and colorful history, but the core code base was never rewritten or properly updated, and was ageing rapidly. Previous owners like Microsoft simply added some visual changes to the software, and charged for feature-free updates.

Now that iView is finally really officially dead, it is the perfect time to migrate over to NeoFinder!

If you have a Media Pro license, you can get a
cross-grade to the NeoFinder Private License for only 24 USD!

And yes, NeoFinder can import the iView XML export files.

NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1 available

July 30, 2018

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NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1 available

Apple was able to approve and release the new NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1!

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1:

  • The display of catalog contents now had a second line with useful media info data
  • The Dropbox-Connector now displays the root of your Dropbox folder if neither /Apps/NeoFinder/ nor /NeoFinder is found on your Dropbox
  • The Inspector has a much better icon preview when you tap on the thumbnail
  • The Find Editor works better on iPhones
  • On the iPhone, all views now work again in landscape mode
  • Fixes a problem when you gave NeoFinder no access to the camera. When trying to scan barcodes, NeoFinder will now display an error message in that case
  • Fixed many smaller issues
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or newer

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.2.1 released!

February 2, 2018

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.2.1!

Due to the speed improvements and fixes, this is a highly recommended update!

New features and enhancements:

NeoFinder 7.2 is here!

December 19, 2017

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.2!

The second large update for NeoFinder 7.x brings a lot of improvements and very cool new abilities, such as the XMP Preset Editor that will make handling large photo or video collections even easier.

New features and enhancements:

  • Metadata Presets Editor: Create multiple XMP metadata presets, assign them to one or multiple items with just a mouse click, export and import them, or create them from existing files
  • Find Duplicates is massively faster now ! Really massively. Really!
  • New option to find Unique Files in the Find Duplicates window, and yes, it is also incredibly fast
  • Fill Bar in Details View for catalog folders, to quickly see what is on your disks. You can even click on parts to quickly display all items of the kind in that catalog
  • New option to display file names without their name suffixes
  • New option to keep folders sorted together in all four view styles
  • Extended AppleScript commands to find in just some catalogs, or to run complex find queries
  • You can now store your Albums and Smart Folders inside the NeoFinder database folder, so they can be shared with multiple users of NeoFinder on a file server
  • In macOS High Sierra, NeoFinder can now generate audio previews for FLAC files , too
  • You can now export the content of Albums into text files
  • New option to display Ratings in the Icon View
  • The Sort menu for Icon View, Column View, and Details View now also has an option to sort by EXIF date
  • All export column titles no longer use ":" in their names, making the import in other tools easier
  • "Open with..." now also works with files that are actually "bundles" or "packages", like Final Cut Pro X projects
  • You can now search for XMP Location and Usage Terms fields in the Find Editor and Smart Folders
  • Updating large catalogs is now massively faster and uses a lot less memory
  • You can now generate Download URLs for your files in your Dropbox, to share that file with other people
  • Improved the display of data in the Inspector
  • A new "What's New" window shows a short overview of the new features in new versions
  • Improved error handling of Dropbox cataloging, and the option to keep a partial catalog when the cataloging is cancelled
  • A new "plus" button in the Inspector allows you to quickly open the keywords window with just one click, to edit your keywords
  • The ThumbnailHelper tool that NeoFinder uses to safely generate thumbnails is now also 64bit
  • Cataloging now recognises ".inx" Adobe InDesign files
  • Fixes a problem when sorting List View by Rating
  • Fixes a problem when cataloging certain AIFF files with an ID3 tag segment
  • Fixes a problem when reverting the sort order with the sort menu
  • Fixes a problem finding items with no keywords
  • Minor visual improvements for macOS High Sierra
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder and Datainer - Store your media!

November 29, 2017

NeoFinder and Datainer
Securely store your media

We are absolutely thrilled to announce a new partnership between NeoFinder and Datainer!

NeoFinder was always about making your data storage life easier.

Now we went just another step, and we can help you with storing your actual physical media, too.

Datainer represents the practical “hardware environment”: this modular, expandable storage system provides safe, secure and easy-access storage for virtually all media formats – and it’s barcode compatible: the barcode labels can be scanned through the translucent front flaps.

NeoFinder can not only catalog the contents of your disks, the new NeoFinder 7.1.3 also prints barcodes to stickers that you can attach to your disks.

The icing on the cake for users of the latest version (iOS 1.9) of NeoFinder for iPhone and iPad is the ability to scan barcodes and instantly display the contents of catalogued media: this saves time locating films, images, documents and other data.

Isn’t this simply amazing?

Find out more about these really cool storage containers today:

NeoFinder 7.1.3 for macOS High Sierra

October 10, 2017

NeoFinder 7.1.3 out now!

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.1.3 for High Sierra (macOS 10.13)!

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder 7.1.3 is certified to run in the new macOS High Sierra (10.13)!
  • Print barcode labels for your catalogs directly from inside NeoFinder! Scan these with NeoFinder iOS and quickly view the content of the catalog
  • Improved the DiskCatalogMaker Importer
  • Massively improved the Canto Cumulus CRE Importer
  • Catalogs EazyDraw file thumbnails (".ezdraw" and ".ezddata"). Requires EazyDraw software to be installed on your Mac
  • Writing of XMP for Adobe Illustrator files now stores them inside the .ai file, not in a sidecar anymore
  • Improves cataloging of MP4 videos created by Samsung Galaxy phones
  • Improves cataloging of RAW photos from certain LEICA models and lenses
  • Improves display of very large pixel sizes in Icon View
  • Improves cataloging of ExFAT formatted volumes
  • Improves the alternating list background color in the "dark" appearance
  • Export improved for sizes
  • Will always bring NeoFinder to front when a Find is run from the global NeoFinder menu item
  • Fixes a possible problem when printing photo contact sheets
  • Fixes a memory leak when using regular expressions for a Find
  • Fixes a problem finding in certain catalogs
  • Fixes a bug from Apple in macOS Sierra and High Sierra when selecting LIBRARY
  • Fixes a problem cataloging and identifying volumes with a "/" in their name
  • Fixes a problem sorting the ratings in the List View
  • Improves exporting files form a Backblaze B2
  • Minor visual improvements for macOS High Sierra
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.1.2 released

July 28, 2017

NeoFinder 7.1.2 is here!

We are happy to announce a new version of NeoFinder 7, which offers some great improvements, and bug fixes!

It is recommended to update to this new version quickly.

All new features and enhancements:

  • Much improved cataloging of metadata of RED ".r3d" video files. NeoFinder now reads the frame rate, and a lot of textual stuff, like the location, director name, lens name, and more
  • NeoFinder can now catalog HDR and EXR photos
  • NeoFinder can now catalog ".cof" files written by Capture One . These unusual files contain the edited thumbnail, which is quite useful
  • The Inspector now shows the path of a cataloged folder for each item, in the Catalog section
  • The ratings are now displayed in a nice blue hue
  • The Map now also has Plus and Minus buttons to change the magnification
  • NeoFinder can now remove Geotags from photos (in the GPS context menu)
  • Fixes a problem cataloging PDF files modified by MediaBeacon 3, which writes some non-standard XMP data. NeoFinder can now read all metadata from such files
  • Fixes a problem with connecting to Dropbox for some users
  • Fixes a problem when copying to your Applications folder in macOS Sierra and High Sierra
  • The Find Editor has much nicer Plus and Minus buttons
  • Many other improvements and minor corrections
  • NeoFinder 7.1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.1 released

June 27, 2017

NeoFinder 7.1.1 is here!

We are super excited to give you the first major update of NeoFinder 7.x!

Not only does this new version massively improve integration into all of your workflows (the “Open with...” menu, or the ability to rotate photos, and a lot more), but this is also the long awaited Digital Asset Management tool for your Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer files!
Only NeoFinder 7.1 can generate thumbnails for both Affinity formats, and even add ratings, keywords, descriptions, copyright information, and a lot more.

Check it out now!

(NeoFinder 7.1.1 fixes a small problem in Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9)

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder can now read and write metadata for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. Including ratings, keywords, and the other Adobe XMP fields. So the long wait for the promised Affinity DAM has ended ...
  • NeoFinder now catalogs previews from Affinity Photo files if this software is installed
  • NeoFinder can now open any files with any programs, if they understand the file format. As in the Finder, there is an "Open With ..." menu that displays all available programs for a file
  • NeoFinder can rotate images lossless in 90° increments, and also refresh the preview in the catalog for these
  • Significantly improved cataloging of video files. NeoFinder now uses the new AVFoundation framework from Apple. This will support newer codecs, and read metadata and thumbnails better and faster
  • Full support for the movie metadata written by AppleTV and programs such as, including cover art, descriptions, actors, directors, producers, etc.
  • NeoFinder can now  catalog the complete contents of a Dropbox , download files, rename and delete files and folders on that Dropbox for you
  • In macOS High Sierra, NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails and metadata from HEIC files
  • The catalog LIBRARY can now be sorted by name, free memory, modification date and size of the volume using the context menu
  • The cataloging of Time Machine Backups now finally recognizes the very unusual aliases used by Apple, and can filter them out on request
  • NeoFinder 7.1 supports the new APFS file system from Apple (for the upcoming macOS High Sierra) completely during cataloging and other actions
  • If desired, NeoFinder now automatically adds all new keywords to the global keyword list , and allows you to enter only keywords from that controlled vocabulary when you type it
  • The search for media files in folders and all subfolders (in the context menu) can now be applied to multiple folders simultaneously
  • NeoFinder can now catalog larger TAR archive files containing data in the "ustar" format
  • Fixed bug when reading Finder labels
  • Reading the file kind as text in the display and finding has now become much faster
  • NeoFinder now catalogs existing XMP sidecar files for RED movie files
  • When reading the metadata from ffmpeg, NeoFinder now reads the fps
  • The Apple ProRes codecs "Apple ProRes 422 High Quality", etc. are now displayed correctly in the Inspector
  • In general, reading files has become much faster
  • Improves the progress of cataloging when reading content from archives and disk images
  • In the display and the export, paths are no longer displayed with the old ":" separator, but with the newer "/"
  • With a new "hidden" setting, you can have NeoFinder use a different temporary folder during cataloging. This is useful when the Mac has been booted from a small SSD on which there is not much free space
  • The ID3 comment can now also be displayed in the List View in a new column
  • The Web Gallery Export now works in a demo variant without a business license, so you can better try out this useful feature
  • In Detail View, you can now open an object with the Command-Down arrow key combination
  • NeoFinder now detects external changes in separate "XMP Sidecar" files when updating a catalog
  • Bug fixed when reading the version information from certain program packages
  • Significant improvements when updating the database folder or the catalog file is write-protected. Then there are better error messages
  • Many other improvements and minor corrections
  • NeoFinder 7.1 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder iOS 1.8

May 17, 2017

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NeoFinder iOS 1.8 available today!

Apple has allowed us to release the new NeoFinder iOS 1.8!

Due to the changes made by Dropbox, this new version is required it you wish to keep using Dropbox after June 1, 2017.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.8:

  • The Inspector now has a new audio player for the sound snippets that NeoFinder Mac 7.x can catalog! Play them directly in the Inspector now
  • Uses the new V2 Dropbox API, as the old v1 will be discontinued June 2017 by Dropbox
  • Improved updating of catalog files from Dropbox if these files have umlauts in their name
  • Can now Find up to 2999 items (was 999 for performance reasons)
  • Fixes a possible crash in the Find menus of the Inspector
  • Now requires iOS 8.0 or newer

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.0.1

Januar 24, 2017

NeoFinder 7.0.1 available today

After the unbelievably successful release of NeoFinder 7.0, we have received an incredible amount of feedback, and we are very happy to give you the first of them already in a brand new version!

New features and improvements :

  • You can now open or close a section in the Inspector by clicking into the section header
  • NeoFinder will now write all file or folder comments back into the real items on disk, so the Apples Spotlight and Finder can use them, too.That only works for items that are online while the comment it changed in NeoFinder
  • Color labels are now drawn without the gradient. That will make the display clearer
  • NeoFinder now writes Adobe XMP data directly into PDF files, and no longer generates .xmp sidecar files for PDF files
  • The Details View now shows interesting metadata for audio tracks, like the album title, genre, year, and such
  • NeoFinder now uses the new EXIFTool 10.40
  • Cataloging of Bundles or Packages is now much faster
  • Fixes a problem in Mac OS X 10.10.x and newer when cataloging EyeTV recordings . These all work now, with metadata included
  • Fixes a problem during cataloging, when NeoFinder encountered a read protected, private folder. These are now silently skipped
  • Fixes a problem cataloging Finder label colours in Mac OS X 10.11 and 10.12. This will work properly now, and record the correct color
  • Fixes a problem with Web Galleries for found items
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain Blu-ray movie disks
  • Fixes a problem writing Adobe XMP data (ratings, keywords, and other fields), into certain file formats
  • Fixes a problem in Mac OS X 10.7.x after finishing cataloging
  • Fixes a possible problem when finding keywords
  • Fixes possible problems with catalog folders and catalogs that contained "/" in their name
  • Fixes a problem in Mac OS X 10.8.x when encountering certain malformed media files during cataloging
  • Fixes a problem when reading AAC audio files created by "Nero for Windows". These contain some invalid data that could cause NeoFinder to fail
  • Improved Swedish translation
  • Many many further improvements and little fixes
  • NeoFinder 7.0.1 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer