Luminar Neo is one of my favorite editors, and Peakto is my favorite indexing app. Combining the two together is a win-win for editors because one of Neo’s weaknesses is their catalog/database. It’s been improved a bit, but it certainly can’t compete with Lightroom or even Adobe Bridge.
This has been fixed with today’s release of Peakto, adding integration with Skylum’s Luminar Neo.
Peakto, which is constantly synced, can reflect the latest versions of images edited in Luminar Neo. It automatically combines these edited versions with the originals, simplifying the process of resuming photo editing with one click, eliminating the need to search for the right file. With ultra-precise AI-powered organizational capabilities and powerful conversational search, Peakto complements Luminar Neo’s already outstanding photo editing tool, making it a powerful partner for serious photo editors.
It’s Peakto’s AI that makes this difference. As I mentioned before, you can search a database of thousands of images in a few seconds by describing the image. No keywords need to be applied. Peakto takes care of that automatically. You saved me the other day when I was looking for a picture of a tree with yellow leaves. It only took a few seconds to find it, and then with one click, I could open the file in Neo.
You can get more complicated. So, for example, I ordered bridges at sunset. I found them.
So this power, combined with Neo (or Photoshop, Lightroom, and many other editors), changes and accelerates my workflow.
Here are some other notable features in this latest version:
- Unified editing interface: Whether photos are stored in Apple Photos, on an external hard drive, or within photo editing software like Luminar Neo, Peakto brings them all together, providing a comprehensive, up-to-date view of all your photos.
- Save editing history: Peakto automatically compiles different versions of images, regardless of the editing software used. This allows users to revisit projects and easily apply new edits.
- Automated image categorization: Peakto’s AI categorizes images, allowing users to quickly locate specific images or rediscover forgotten images.
- Artistic Selections: Peakto automatically sets aesthetic standards for images and delivers a daily selection of images, allowing users to rediscover their images.
- Cross-app image annotations: Peakto offers an annotation system that includes tags, favorites, colors, and keywords. This function is unique because it applies to all images, regardless of their storage location or editing software.
Of course, as I mentioned, Peakto works and can interface with a wide range of photo software, including Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Apple Photos, Luminar Neo, Capture One, Pixelmator Pro, DXO PhotoLab, DXO PureRAW, Aperture, iView Media, Instagram, and integrated Seamlessly with all photo folders, Peakto is unique because of its non-invasive approach. It refrains from duplicating images or changing the organization of images, which makes it very powerful for image management.
The only drawback is that Peakto is Mac-only, and I know plenty of Windows-based colleagues who would love to see a version for their favorite OS.
Peakto is available by subscription or one-time purchase on CYME.io and on the Mac App Store.
It can be tested for free for 15 days (no credit card required on CYME.io). Peakto is available with a monthly plan at $9.99 per month, a new annual plan at $59.99 per year ($5 per month), or an unlimited license at $189.
Peakto is optimized for the M2 and requires macOS 11 (Big Sur) or later.
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