Super-Fast Browsing in onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite

Anyone that’s ever been to one of my smaller workshops or editing photos next to me knows that, while I do most of my work in Lightroom, I usually look at my photos in Photo Mechanic first. Why? Mainly because Photo Mechanic is lightning fast at showing you your thumbnails and even higher quality photos than Lightroom. Now, I don’t do this all the time. When I have a few extra minutes, it’s actually much easier to import in to Lightroom and choose the Standard Previews option. As long as I give it a few minutes before looking through my photos, I can browse through them pretty quickly without having to wait for thumbnails or previews to be created. And since I’m doing the bulk of my work in Lightroom I’d much rather do it this way. But if I’m in a rush, and I need to see my photos and go through them to pick my favorites immediately, I ain’t gonna lie – there’s nothing as fast as Photo Mechanic for me…until now that is.

onOne Software just released a cool video over on their Labs website. It demo’s a feature that they’re working on which is basically super fast browsing. At that point, you can choose your keepers and then pull them in to Lightroom so you can get to work. It’s a quick 60 second video. Here’s the link if you want to take a look.

Hope you have a great Easter weekend!

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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5 Comments

  1. OnOne software is getting better and better. I hope someday they’ll put all of this together and make a software similar like Lightroom with all the bell and whistle of OnOne suites.

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  2. I recently realized that good old, and completely free IrfanView and it’s associated thumbnail browser does a fabulous job at browsing both jpg’s and raw files (incl. unusual ones such as Fuji’s xtrans files). Most likely IrfanView just looks at embedded jpegs, but in many cases that is good enough for me do decide what to keep.

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  3. It seems really nice but what i don’t understand is if someone like Matt says to adobe that import speed is awful and he uses photomechanic and now ononesoftware to do the job, they don’t realize that what people need and improve their tools.
    import is slow in LR and searching for an image in grid view too because all developments, icons,… are refreshed all the time while i am just looking the thumbnails.
    a simple checkbox “qucik browse” should exist in LR.
    so what do we do now, run onone standalone, import in a folder, open lr, import this folder and tag,… ? what a strange workflow.
    I think that if one day onone processes jpg as i had with NX2 i leave lightroom.

    By the way, isn’t import in bridge as fast as onone and photomechanic ?

    best regards
    marc

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  4. Hi Matt, I watched your Perfect Suite 8 tutorial today. Excellent thank you!

    I have just applied a watermark to an image and now trying to export out of P.S. 8 but can’t find where? Also how do I delete duplicate images in Perfect Suite 8…..thank you advance for your input.

    Gillian

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  5. try aperture its so much faster so fast….

    even with my new mac air 11 & d800 incredible fast for editing. much cheaper than photomechanics

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