PowerPhotos allows you to break up your Photos.app images among multiple Photos libraries, rather than having to store all of them in one giant library. You can easily switch between libraries, or just browse the photos in your libraries directly from PowerPhotos, without having to open each library in Photos.
PowerPhotos also supports searching across all your libraries at once to help track down a particular photo. If you use iCloud Photo Library to sync photos with your other devices, splitting up your library can help save on iCloud storage costs. Use a single library to hold a smaller collection that you sync with iCloud, while keeping the bulk of your photos in separate libraries so they don’t take up space on iCloud. PowerPhotos can analyze your libraries for duplicate photos, showing them to you side-by-side and letting you get rid of extra copies of photos that you no longer need.
Version 1.8.1 (released 5/25/2020):
- Fixed a bug where trying to delete duplicates in certain libraries would display a “could not communicate with helper application” error message
- Fixed a bug where the builtin duplicate rules would not appear for some users
- Fix an error that would be produced when trying to import photos into a library from the Finder
- When viewing a log in Find Duplicates or Merge Libraries, you can now search the log using command-f
- Changed the wording of the “Repopulate albums with keepers” checkbox to the more succinct “Keep albums intact”
• Intel, 64-bit processor
• macOS 10.14 or later