Fat Cat Software

PowerPhotos 1.7 now available, with support for macOS 10.15 Catalina

I’m happy to announce the release of PowerPhotos 1.7 today, with support for macOS 10.15 Catalina. The new operating system provides a brand new method for PowerPhotos to access and work with the content of Photos libraries, so a significant amount of rewriting was necessary, but Catalina also opens up lots of possibilities for adding new features and improvements to PowerPhotos in the future. PowerPhotos 1.7 has two significant new abilities when running on Catalina: When copying photos between libraries, PowerPhotos can now preserve both the original and edited version of each photo, along with the reversible photo edit list so that all your changes can be reverted in the destination library the same as they could in the source library. In previous versions of PowerPhotos, you were limited to choosing either the unmodified original photo or the edited JPG, but couldn’t copy both together as a unit. This is a big improvement for people who want to preserve the maximum amount of photo data when performing a copy or a merge, and for those who want to save same space and only want one or the other version of a photo, those options are still there as well. When removing duplicate photos, PowerPhotos can now send the photos directly to the trash for you. In previous versions, PowerPhotos had no way to actually delete photos for you, so it instead had to collect them into an album and have you delete them manually from your Photos library afterwards. Needless to say, this is a much simpler solution with far fewer necessary steps. The new version also contains a bunch of performance improvements, especially when it comes to how long it takes to load your library when you first select it in PowerPhotos, as well as a handful of other bug fixes. This update is free for all PowerPhotos users and can be download either using the “Check for Updates” menu item within PowerPhotos itself, or by downloading the new version from our website. PowerPhotos 1.7 requires macOS 10.14 or later. Enjoy!