Thanks to the new digital photography era, my computer is flooded with tons of photographs (like most photographers).
I'm looking at a software having the following characteristics ( one software )
- Fast There is a lot inefficient Basic-like stuff on the Net. I want something that not only processes images in a fast manner, but also a reactive interface
- Raw literate Able to read and decode the raw format (of well known brands) with of course conversion to standard formats (jpg, png, tiff, ...)
- HDR able Not necessarily the 3-to-1 picture feature. A software that understands that HDR pictures (usually raw) own a huge transformation potential, and offer mathematical ways (tone mapping, curves, functions, masks...) to operate a conversion to other formats
- Macros? Script! PS macros are a pain. I want something that looks like a computer language. Of course, script recording should be possible, and the recording generated script editable, showing all the commands details (for instance, the masks values etc... all the parameters required to run the command that was recorded)
- Image processing All the standard white-balance, hue, saturation, contrast, crop, resize, rotate...
The soft has to find all photos everywhere on my disk(s), then offers a review of each of them, Raws, Jpegs...: (All keys could be different)
the process can be done from the keyboard (i.e. not using the mouse)
- Pictures, say 7 of them, appear ~150x100px on a single line with the one is the center being selected.
- Enter would zoom to full screen (fit), twice would have it 100% (left/right arrows to navigate inside the pic), ESC back to 7
- DEL disables/delete the pic
- SpaceTo enter a comment / TAGs (tags are ordered by decreasing importance).
- Thumbnails are created automatically, (DB could be a disk tree that follows the tags (e.g. See House Family => path = .../sea/house/family/img_xgz2a_2121.jpg)
- Tags can later on be searched
- On the Mac
All of this should be part of a unique software.
Current software that do not qualify: Gimp, Photoshop, ...
NB: please do not close as duplicate this question unless the other question covers (at least) the same software requirements