iPhoto Alternatives For Mac OS X

There are little quirks I’ve never liked about iPhoto. It seems slow to respond, it makes extra copies of files. At one point you could put iPhoto on a diet, but you shouldn’t need to download software to unbloat other software. For purely online photo storage and minor editing, the photo features built into Google+ are quite good. I continue to maintain a Flickr account for photo sharing. For true desktop photo management, there are a couple of great options.
In terms of replacing iPhoto, look no further than Lyn to provide multiple viewing options and a rich set of features. Lyn includes histogram adjustments for color correction along with a set of non-destructive editing tools. You can view photos on a map in the application, to see where you took them. A number of upload options are available, including Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, and Picasa (aka Google+). Lyn is also compatible with existing iPhoto, Aperture, and Lightroom libraries. Most common image formats, including RAW and JPG are supported. [Mac OS X $20.00]
Lyn iPhoto alternative
Another interesting image manager is Pixa. It makes it easy to find and organize image files on your Mac, no matter where you choose to store them initially. An auto-tagging feature helps organize images by color and size, which is probably more useful for those of us who use images in a work context, but can also come in handy when you want to find specific images quickly. Pixa is integrated with Dropbox, so you can easily share images or simply make a backup that’s stored in the cloud. [Mac OS X $30.00]