NeoFinder Coffee Talks USA in June


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!

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 7.4 is available today. It is a free update for all NeoFinder 7.x users

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




Neofinder 7.3.3 available today

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