Introducing AVALANCHE for MacOS

PHOTO MIGRATION MADE SAFE & ACCURATE…

Now available for Luminar!

Unlock your photo libraries

Free yourself from the constraints of having your photos in apps you no longer want to use, no longer own, or cannot run on your latest OS version.

Let Avalanche help you transfer your managed photos from one application to another without losing any data, and while preserving all your edits.

Avalanche will analyse your existing catalogs and safely migrate all your images, complete with metadata, annotations, custom organization hierarchies (albums, stacks, keywords…) to their new home.

Preserve all your edits

Artificial Intelligence

Avalanche uses Machine Learning to automatically adjust the edits you made on a photo in order for it to look exactly(*) the same after migration. 
Not all adjustments made to your photos require AI. Some, like the geometry adjustments (straighten, crop) are carried across very precisely.
Avalanche uses AI for : White balance, Exposure and light, Color and Tint, Highlights and Shadows.

Time for a change?

Whether you want to start using a shiny new Cataloging app, or simply want to ensure that all your cataloged photos travel through time safely, Avalanche is the solution.
Avalanche will analyse your existing catalogs and safely migrate all your images, complete with metadata, annotations, custom organization hierarchies (albums, stacks, keywords…) to their new home.

Preserve your image organization

If you’ve tried other applications and plugins that were designed to export your photos into a new catalog, and are tired of waiting for never ending progress bars, you’ve come to the right place.
Avalanche is fast, because it runs natively on the Mac and has been tuned for performance (*).

It is safe too…because it never writes into an existing Lightroom catalog, but creates a new shiny catalog ready to be merged…or not.

Last but not least Avalanche has been designed with ❤︎ by the CYME team 🙂

(*) Actually this is why the product is called Avalanche : it moves tons of material in a whoossh!. We have benchmarked Avalanche on Aperture libraries up to 100,000k photos, and it typically exports them to Lightroom in less than 1 hour.

Fast…and safe

If you’ve tried other applications and plugins that were designed to export your photos into a new catalog, and are tired of waiting for never ending progress bars, you’ve come to the right place.

Avalanche is fast, because it runs natively on the Mac and has been tuned for performance. We have benchmarked Avalanche on Aperture libraries up to 100,000k photos, and it typically exports them to Lightroom in less than 1 hour. This is actually this why the product is called Avalanche : it moves tons of material in a whoossh!

It is safe too…because it never writes into an existing Lightroom or Luminar catalog, but creates a new shiny catalog ready to be merged.

(*) System requirements : Mac with macOS 10.14 and higher, 145 MB of free space, 4Gb of memory (8Gb recommended). Available in English and French for now.

Simple, and yet it talks to the PROs

While we worked hard to make Avalanche simple to use, it was built from the ground up with PROs in mind. Avalanche understands non destructive editing, masters, virtual copies and even PRO features such as RAW+JPEG workflows.

List of Features

Master

Masters

Master

Masters

Masters are recreated in the target catalog with corresponding import sessions.

Referenced files can be copied or left in place.

Versions

Versions

Versions

Versions

Versions (also called virtual copies) are recreated in the target catalog, with all specific adjustments, metadata and annotations

Album

Albums / Projects / Collections

Album

Albums / Projects / Collections

Simple albums are recreated in the target catalog. Smart albums are not converted. 

Keywords

Annotations and Keywords

Keywords

Annotations and Keywords

All customs annotations, flags, ratings, color labels are converted.

Keywords are converted with full support for hierarchies.

Artificial Intelligence

AI Powered Adjustments

Artificial Intelligence

AI Powered Adjustments

WB temperature and tint, exposure, contrast, vibrancy, saturation, black & white levels, highlights and shadows are converted using AI.

Faces

Faces

Faces

Faces

Faces are fully converted, when the feature is supported in the destination catalog,  and the detected faces in all images are properly positioned in the target picture.

MetaData From File

Metadata from Files

MetaData From File

Metadata from Files

Avalanche can analyse the metadata stored in the images themselves to enrich the destination catalog with metadata that was not extracted in the source catalog.

EXIF

EXIF and IPTC

EXIF

EXIF and IPTC

All IPTC and EXIF is supported.

Avalanche even harvests EXIF data from the master files to enrich the target catalog.

Stacks

Stacks

Stacks

Stacks

When available, stacks are fully reconstructed in the target album.

Video

Videos

Video

Videos

Videos are fully migrated when the destination application supports them (e.g Lightroom). In all other cases, videos are safely copied into a the destination folder hierachy alongside your Masters, or can be copied in a dedicated folder.

Unknown Volume

Not sure where your images are stored?...
no problem!

Unknown Volume

Not sure where your images are stored?...
no problem!

Avalanche detects all the disks referenced by your catalog and will alert you if some offline devices should be connected for the migration.

Crop And rotate

Crops and geometric adjustments

Crop And rotate

Crops and geometric adjustments

Don’t worry about your crops and geometrics adjustments. Avalanche will maintain them as much as possible,  depending on the limitation of the format of your destination catalog.

The case of Aperture

Starting with Mac OS Catalina (released in September 2019), Aperture won’t launch anymore on your Mac.
While it’s very sad for many of us, it does not mean that migration will be impossible after that date.
Indeed, the good news is that Avalanche will still be able to open your Aperture libraries and migrate them to all destinations it supports.

System requirements

Avalanche was designed to look great on a Mac and perform great on any Mac running MacOS Mojave(*).

(*) System requirements : Mac with macOS 10.14 and higher, 145 MB of free space, 4Gb of memory (8Gb recommended). Available in English and French for now.

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