NeoFinder News

NeoFinder 8.1.2

01 08 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 8.1.2 is available today.

It is a
free upgrade for all NeoFinder 7.x users with licenses purchased after October 1, 2020!
To receive it, please
send us an email with your old order number.

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



NeoFinder 8.1.1 out now

13 04 22


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:

  • Catalog thumbnails and metadata of the new Olympus OM-1 camera RAW files (.ORF)
  • Catalog and Edit the new IPTC standard fields for Accessibility image descriptions ("alt text") and extended descriptions
  • Find Editor "Path" parameter can use regex for more complex searches
  • Catalog "Capture Date" including seconds from video files, and some more exotic RAW files
  • EXIF Capture Date also works for dates prior to 1900, for photo archives and museums
  • "Metadata" context menu only contains the active commands
  • Improved cataloging of BlackMagic RAW videos files, uses less memory in NeoFinder
  • Find Editor "EXIF" has a new parameter to find empty EXIF Capture Date values
  • Fixes a bug where the "Back" and "Forward" buttons in the main window didn't always work
  • Fixes a bug where the number of items in Albums and Album Groups wasn't always updated immediately
  • Fixes a bug in the text-with-tab export, where empty contact fields didn't write the required tabs
  • Works around bugs in macOS, where the volume creation date of FAT16, FAT32, and ExFAT volumes was completely wrong
  • Fixes a bug in the More Finder Info Inspector, where the XMP contact data fields were always empty
  • Fixes a bug where adding a Place from XMP data of a file didn't work if the option "Always add new places to this list" was deactivated
  • Fixes a bug where the Multi Renamer always added a period character to renamed folders (that feature was actually intended for files only, but hey...)
  • Fixes a bug where the Find Engine failed to find hierarchical keywords if the "one keyword contains" option was used instead of "one keyword is"
  • 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

11 03 22

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:

  • XMP Presets are now stored in the NeoFinder Database Folder, so they can be shared with abeMeda for Windows and other NeoFinder instances in a network
  • Built-in editor for the Expert Preferences
  • Built-in editor for the DatabaseSettings.xml
  • Catalog EXIF Capture Date including seconds
  • Multi Renamer can use EXIF Capture Date seconds
  • EXIF Date Editor can shift the time by minutes and seconds as well, and set a complete new date and time including seconds
  • Catalog GPS GeoTags and other EXIF data from Nikon Z50 (and other newer Nikon cameras) MOV video files
  • Catalog XMP Track Marker data added by Adobe Prelude and others
  • Display Filter has options to filter items based on Keywords and Person data
  • Find Editor has option to find Photo -> Format is Panorama
  • Add your own file name suffixes to catalog QuickLook thumbnails of files
  • Find Editor can find EXIF Capture Dates for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn (northern hemisphere)
  • Find Editor can find EXIF Capture Dates for a day and month in any year, like Fourth of July, or December 25
  • Light Table handles trackpad gestures like pinch and double tap to zoom, swipe to move, and triple swipe to navigate
  • Light Table can use Command-R to reveal the current item in the Finder
  • Light Table can use "forward delete" to remove the current file from the catalog and from disk
  • Show and Hide the entire LIBRARY section with a menu command
  • Sort LIBRARY by Label
  • Works around a bug in the Apple-NTFS driver of macOS 12, where NeoFinder could not see inside folders
  • Display better file details for astronomy FITS files
  • Hidden option to speed up cataloging of ExFAT volumes
  • Improved Google Earth connection will bring Google Earth in the foreground when using it
  • Works around bugs in other XMP editor applications, where these add duplicates of data
  • Appearances can now automatically use the macOS System Appearance with a special hidden setting
  • Updated the integrated EXIFTool to version 12.40
  • ffmpeg version 5.0 is fully supported
  • Visual touch-ups for all six appearance schemes
  • Improves the display of Audio-CD track data in the Inspector
  • Works around a new Apple bug in macOS 12 with clicking on "SegmentedCell" items
  • Works around a new Apple bug in macOS 12 when MOV files imported from iOS devices were malformed, and the XMP writer code could not write to these files
  • Fixes multiple problems with iView CatalogSets containing a"/" in their name
  • Fixes a problem cataloging iView CatalogSets from video files
  • Fixes a problem with the BlackMagic cataloging in older macOS versions
  • Fixes a problem writing file comments containing the " character
  • Fixes a problem where renaming a Found Item did not change the file name on the disk, even if that option was enabled
  • Fixes a problem with NeoFinder had asked you if you really wished to remove a catalog, but ignored the answer
  • Fixes a problem where the number of items in Albums and Album Groups were not always shown correctly
  • Fixes a problem when deleting items from a catalog, that catalog wasn't immediately saved to disk
  • Fixes a problem reading certain malformed ID3v2.4 tags of song files
  • Fixes a problem in the WhereIsIt XML Importer, where volume sizes were calculated incorrectly in some cases
  • 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 2.3

11 03 22

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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
  • Inspector shows XMP Creator contact data, if it is contained in the catalogs
  • Inspector shows EXIF Capture Date with seconds, if that data is contained in the catalogs
  • New display option for the item details to show the EXIF capture date
  • New display option to show alternating row colors in the list views for better visual display
  • Fixes a problem when using the Inspector to browse through your catalogs
  • Improved the French localisation
  • Many smaller fixes and improvements
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or newer


Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
www.wfs-apps.de/2/neofinder-ios.html
and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NeoFinder

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store


NeoFinder 8

23 11 21


NeoFinder 8 Fresh Look.meme


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 Mp3tag.app 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 Openstreetmap.org 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 Photos.app 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

07 09 21




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!

27 08 21


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:

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/30/30.3/download_engines.html

Read more about
AutoTags in NeoFinder here: https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/30/auto_keywords.html


NeoFinder 7.8.1 released

14 07 21


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

07 04 21


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:

  • 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 Bandcamp.com
  • Inspector Label Menu command to search for a video file name on IMDb, Wikipedia.org, 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 Photos.app
  • 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





NeoFinder 7.7 available today

02 12 20


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:

  • Native ARM M1 code for the "Apple Silicon" Macs
  • NeoFinder is now certified to run in macOS 11.0.1, but as always, we recommend to wait with updating production machines to macOS 11 at least until macOS 11.3 has been released
  • XMP Places List for working with locations, cities, states and countries faster and more efficient
  • Catalog Audio Infos for Video Files including Find Editor options for these
  • Catalog Subtitle Infos for Video Files including Find Editor options for these
  • Catalog Video Bitrate Infos for Video Files
  • NeoFinder has his own Console in the Special menu, for logging, debugging and support issues
  • Catalog Pixelmator for Mac ".pxd" files with thumbnails
  • Catalog ePub electronic book files with thumbnails and metadata
  • Catalog text content of rtfd bundle documents
  • Color Labels for Albums and Album Groups
  • Color Labels for Smart Folders and Smart Folder Groups
  • Menu bar QuickFind has a new user interface
  • Catalog XMP Asset Relations from Adobe Premiere files
  • Specify user name and password for AutoUpdater tasks to catalog server volumes
  • XMP field contents for multiple selected items can be deleted with a Label menu command in the Inspector
  • NeoFinder Renamer now allows you to omit the [index] variable, but warns of name duplicates with a warning icon
  • Context menu for one catalog has the option to add all keywords from that catalog to the Controlled Vocabulary
  • Context menu for one catalog has the option to add all person names from that catalog to the list of Persons
  • Context menu for one catalog has the option to add all place names from that catalog to the list of Places
  • Context menu for multiple selected catalogs has the option to find for files, photos, movies, and media files in these catalogs
  • Label menu for the GPS GeoTag has many more GPS related commands, such as the KMZ export, and more
  • Hidden option to delete files immediately, instead of trying to place them in a Trash, which had caused error messages from some NAS devices for each deleted file
  • Improved cataloging of embedded PNG format cover art in MP3 files
  • Improved handling of EXIF data from the new Canon EOS R5 camera
  • Improved handling of empty and invalid GPS data from some Nikon Coolpix cameras
  • Improved display of metadata of .webm video files
  • Works around a bug in macOS 11 where buttons were not drawn properly on non-retina displays
  • Works around a bug in macOS 11 where sliders are using a much larger height than in all prevous macOS versions, and were drawn cut-off
  • Improved NeoFinder Preferences window in macOS 11: Instead of the weird mixed toolbar and window title, NeoFinder displays the better, separated sections, as in the previous 15 macOS versions
  • This version runs again in Mac OS X 10.9
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.9 or newer, Intel or ARM. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site




NeoFinder 7.6.1 released

07 10 20


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:

  • Importer for Yoyotta CSV report files (LTO library software)
  • Read and write XMP color label values
  • Catalog, display, edit, and export the "Job ID" XMP field ("TransmissionReference")
  • Catalog Canon EOS R5 (.cr3) photo RAW files
  • Catalog Samsung SWR photo RAW files
  • Catalog Olympus ORF photo RAW files
  • Catalog and edit XMP data embedded in WAV and BWF audio files
  • The index value in Multi-File Renamer can have multiple leading 0 digits
  • The list of Persons will be saved in the database folder, so it can be used by all users of a shared database folder. This also allows multiple Person lists in multiple database folders
  • The list of Keywords will be saved automatically after a certain number of edits
  • XMP Date in the Inspector can be edited for hour and minute values as well
  • Turn the Display Filter on and off with a menu command
  • When the Display Filter is enabled, the text " (filtered)" is appended to the name of the currently displayed folder
  • Massively limited the maximum amount of memory that the Light Table can use for a very large number of photos
  • Added a hidden setting to force NeoFinder to always use "sidecar XMP files" when writing edited XMP fields
  • Inspector always shows the current item of the Light Table, to make tagging easier
  • Added a hidden setting to optionally hide the red GeoTag icons
  • Dragging files out of NeoFinder into the Finder also copies XMP sidecar files belonging to these items
  • Separate context menu command to remove items from an Album
  • Separate context menu command to remove items from the Found Items
  • Delete multiple items from catalog AND volume with the context menu
  • Added three commands to the XMP date label menu, to set the XMP date from the file creation date, the file modification date, or the EXIF date
  • Use the hotkey H to show or hide the Histogram in the Light Table
  • Fixes a problem when showing all media files in multiple catalogs at once
  • Fixes a problem when cataloging very large thumbnails and metadata of certain file types
  • Fixes a problem in the XML export for items from multiple catalogs
  • Fixes a problem with the Light Table histogram either not showing up, or having "ragged" outlines for certain color profiles
  • Fixes a problem with text color when renaming items in LIBRARY in macOS 10.13 and earlier
  • Fixes a problem with sort indicators in List View showing in the wrong direction
  • Fixes a problem with XMP Presets. The field labels could be white even when not in Dark Mode
  • Improves scanning ZIP archives with very long archive comments
  • Fixes a problem when the QuickLook window was visible and the user had switched between views in NeoFinder
  • Improves visuals in Mac OS X 10.10
  • Uses the latest EXIFTool version
  • Uses the latest XMP toolkit from Adobe
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.9 or newer. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site




NeoFinder iOS 2.1 released

19 08 20

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

  • Display hierarchical keywords embedded in NeoFinder catalogs
  • Search for specific hierarchical keywords
  • New toolbar icons
  • Display Settings to sort catalog contents by date, size, or name
  • Display Setting to show or hide file name suffixes in catalog contents
  • Display Setting to only show items with thumbnails in the catalog contents
  • Display setting to select which data NeoFinder iOS shows in the second line of the lists
  • Dropbox window looks better in Dark Mode
  • Better display of the Rating in the Inspector
  • Inspector shows ID3 composer
  • Reduced memory needed by NeoFinder iOS
  • Many smaller fixes and improvements
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or newer


Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
www.wfs-apps.de/2/neofinder-ios.html
and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NeoFinder

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.6 released

06 07 20

NeoFinder.7.6



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:

  • Hierarchical Keywords allow you to group and structure very large keyword lists
  • Light Table to preview original image files in multiple zoom levels and full resolution, and a color histogram. Rate, label, rotate, or delete files quickly from within NeoFinder
  • Rename multiple files in sequence both in the NeoFinder catalog and on disk, with multiple options
  • Edit Custom Annotations for multiple items at once
  • Sort by all Custom Annotation fields, and by all XMP fields in Icon View and others
  • Search Custom Annotation fields in the Find Editor with many options. Save them as Smart Folders
  • Search Custom Annotations with the Label menu to find empty items, and more
  • Import PreRoll Post CSV Export files as catalogs
  • Geotag .MOV video files, using the built-in map of NeoFinder
  • Massively improved performance when cataloging network volumes with a very large number of folders
  • AutoUpdater has the option to Eject volumes after the Update has been completed
  • Catalogs PhaseOne Capture One ".cot" thumbnail files
  • Catalog Escape Motion Rebelle files (.reb), and allow to add and edit XMP sidecar metadata to these files
  • Catalog Escape Motion Amberlight files (.amb), and allow to add and edit XMP sidecar metadata to these files
  • Catalog Escape Motion Flame Painter files (.fpa), and allow to add and edit XMP sidecar metadata to these files
  • Pasting a list of semicolon separated words in the Tags or XMP Keywords field will add them as separate keywords
  • Icon View can display additional fields in the three extra lines, such as EXIF date, Comment, ID3 Album, Title, and Artists
  • Catalog Insta360 ".insv" video files if ffmpeg is installed
  • Catalog Insta360 ".insp" photo files
  • Catalog and display the hardware serial number of USB devices
  • Dropbox cataloger considers the "cdfIgnoreFolders" section of the DatabaseSettings.xml file, so you can ignore folders on your Dropbox
  • Improved cataloging of PhaseOne EIP files that contain other RAW file formats, such as CR2, NRC, DNG, and RAF
  • Deleting a file from within NeoFinder on the disk will now also delete a possible associated sidecar XMP file
  • The Controlled Vocabulary and List of Persons windows are shown in Dark Mode as well, if that setting is active in NeoFinder
  • A double click on one or many selected keywords in the Controlled Vocabulary window will assign these Keywords to all selected photo and video files
  • A double click on one or many selected Persons in the List of Persons window will assign these Persons to all selected photo and video files
  • The proper Path of a selected item in an Album is now displayed in the Path section underneath the content area
  • Canto Cumulus CRE Importer reads Categories
  • Lossless rotation of photos works much better for certain files from some cameras
  • Better cataloging of metadata from certain files that cannot generate thumbnails
  • DiskTracker 2.x Importer has been improved for very large catalog files with thousands of cataloged volumes
  • Canto Cumulus CRE Importer improved for certain data sets
  • Improves behaviour when finding a specific XMP Keyword
  • Improved performance when finding a large number of files in List View
  • Prevents the text field of the Display Filter from being entirely selected directly after an edit
  • Find Editor shows keyword completions when editing the XMP Keyword field
  • Faster scrolling through many items if the Inspector is visible and items have XMP data
  • Improved visibility of the labels in the Inspector
  • Improved DiskCatalogMaker importer
  • Improves error handling when deleting or renaming files on a volume
  • Fixes a problem when not automatically adding keywords, but only persons after cataloging
  • Fixes a problem that prevented you from dragging Keywords or People from the lists onto Found Items directly
  • Tooltips in Icon View now also appear when the cursor hovers above an icon, not just the file name
  • PhaseOne MediaPro and iView XML Importer display an error message if the XML export file has an invalid format
  • Uses the latest EXIFTool version
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder now requires Mac OS X 10.9 or newer. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site


NeoFinder 7.5.2 released

04 05 20

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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:

  • New Feature: Truncate JPG files to reclaim unneeded space wasted by incorrect macOS JPG conversion
  • Better cataloging of PhaseOne IIQ RAW files
  • Improved handling of newer Sigma X3F RAW files
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or newer



NeoFinder 7.5.1 released

26 02 20


7.5.1


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:

  • The List View has six additional XMP columns , for Headline, Instructions, Byline Writer, Credit, Source, and Date
  • Copy and Paste all Annotations from one file to other files, using the Metadata menu
  • Catalog iView Event metadata into a new custom "Event" annotation field
  • Catalog metadata and audio previews of ".aac" audio files
  • Catalog metadata of ".GIF" image files
  • The Icon View can show file size, image dimensions, and color profile as custom fields
  • "Find in these items" is available as a command in the main menu
  • The four "All photos in this item" and similar commands in the View menu now have keyboard shortcuts to quickly use them
  • Massively improved speed when cataloging email files (.emlx) in HTML format
  • Use the "Play / Pause" menu command to play and pause audio previews in the Inspector
  • "Find Faces" is now available as a command in the main menu
  • The Display Filter now has the option to show only items with no Rating
  • It is now possible to catalog much larger files with metadata from very slow volumes (CrashGuard Timeout can be increased)
  • Improves behaviour of getting thumbnails and metadata of .DNG and .RW2 files that don't work with Apples ImageKit
  • Improved context menu for the Column View if no item is selected
  • Fixes a problem in the People and Keywords editor if the option "Only items from the list" was active
  • Fixes a memory problem reading PowerCADD files
  • Fixes a problem in the DiskTracker 2 Importer in macOS 10.14 and macOS 10.15
  • Fixes a problem importing EXIF Camera and Camera Maker fields from iView XML files
  • Get thumbnails of PDF documents that are print protected
  • Improves behaviour when receiving MusicBrainz data for Audio-CDs, such as "Best of James Bond"
  • Improves behaviour when cataloging iView CatalogSets from TIFF files
  • Improves behaviour when updating catalog with PDF files that have text content
  • The title region of the main window is now in Dark mode, if that interface style is selected
  • Fixes problems with cataloging very old Finder comments on certain server volumes. And yes, there is still no official API from Apple for that
  • Fixes a problem in the text export for metadata fields containing CR or LF characters
  • Fixes a problem deleting items from Albums if the Display Filter was active
  • Fixes a possible problem in the Canto Cumulus CRE importer with very large data
  • Fixes a problem with the Filecheck value during catalog updating after NeoFinder has changed XMP data or GPS geotags for a file
  • Fixes a problem revealing items in compressed archives. NeoFinder will now reveal the archive file in Apples Finder
  • Fixes a possible crash of macOS 10.15 when deleting a lot of items at once
  • Fixes a possible crash of macOS 10.15 when selecting certain custom colors for color labels
  • Fixes a possible crash of macOS 10.15 when searching for GPS place names in very remote areas
  • Many small fixes and improvements
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or newer!

NeoFinder iOS 2.0 out now!

23 01 20

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:
www.wfs-apps.de/2/neofinder-ios.html
and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NeoFinder

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.5 released

06 11 19

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

16 10 19





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:
https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/13/13.5/neofinder_custom_fields.html

More details about migrating data from iView to NeoFinder:
https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/31/iview_neofinder.html


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NeoFinder 7.4.1 released

22 07 19

7.4.1



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

21 05 19

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!

06 05 19

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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

13 03 19

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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

05 12 18


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.

Enjoy!

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

15 10 18


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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!

10 09 18





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 Importe r 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 ProTools , 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 Coverartarchive.org
  • 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!

30 08 18


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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.

https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Software/Capture-One-Pro/mediapro-discontinue.aspx

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

30 07 18

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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:
www.wfs-apps.de/2/neofinder-ios.html
and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NeoFinder

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.2.1 released!

22 02 18





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 can now generate thumbnails and metadata from Luminar 2018 files (".lmnr" file suffix)
  • Massively improved speed during updating a large catalog
  • Deleting folders or multiple files from a catalog now shows a progress that also can be stopped
  • The names of files in a catalog can no longer disappear during the update of that catalog
  • The Spotlight search for fonts, RAW files, media files, and songs works better now
  • Improved handling of Spotlight Found Items
  • "Open with..." now also works for Spotlight results
  • If a Dropbox server returns errors during cataloging, NeoFinder can now keep a partial catalog of your Dropbox
  • Prevented problems cataloging RAR archive files that contain file names in strange character encodings
  • Improved handling of possibly corrupted QuickLaunch Cache files
  • Improved Find for "no keyword is", if a file has both Finder Tags and XMP Keywords
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain malformed GPS values in Adobe XMP files written by Adobe Lightroom
  • Many places where code was modernized to use newer APIs
  • EXIFTool updated to the most recent version
  • Fixes a possible problem reading movie metadata
  • Many little improvements and fixes
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.2 is here!

19 12 17





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!

29 11 17


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:
www.datainer.com


NeoFinder 7.1.3 for macOS High Sierra

10 10 17


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

28 07 17


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

27 06 17


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 Subler.app, 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

17 05 17

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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:
www.wfs-apps.de/2/neofinder-ios.html
and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NeoFinder

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.0.1

24 01 17


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