Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Pubblog has announced the release of PixSteward, the essential Flickr backup and database for Macintosh. PixSteward lets users download their Flickr photostreams to their Mac, along with any titles, tags, descriptions, geographic info and EXIF data they have entered online. With PixSteward‘s powerful relational database, users can find, sort, and export single images or multi-picture sets from their Flickr archive – even when they aren’t connected to the Internet.
PixSteward is especially helpful for Flickr Pro users or those who need to manage multiple Flickr accounts. With Flickr Pro accounts, PixSteward downloads and stores the original images from Flickr – JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs – so artwork containing transparency or vector paths (Photoshop JPEG) is preserved.
Photostream search with PixSteward is far faster and more sophisticated than online. PixSteward allows you to enter up to 20 terms per search and lets you name and save frequently-used searches. Database experts can “roll their own” by editing the SQL statement directly.
Results of searches can be rapidly exported from PixSteward for use in other image-editing applications and the user has an option to export “sidecar” text files containing the combined Flickr and EXIF metadata along with pictures.
When you are connected to the Internet and logged in to Flickr, PixSteward permits editing picture metadata, thus insuring sync is maintained between the cloud and your PixSteward local archive.
PixSteward goes well beyond other Flickr backup applications which merely download your photos to a folder. By combining image and metadata backup with a powerful relational database engine, PixSteward gives you the power of Flickr right on your Mac. With PixSteward you can use Flickr with greater confidence, knowing your essential images and information are safely preserved and accessible offline.
As PixSteward’s veteran Mac developer John Seward (MailSteward, FileMyFiles) likes to say, “PixSteward doesn’t replace Flickr, it completes it.“
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