Avalanche lets you convert your iView Media Pro photo catalogs
Preserve your catalog architecture and much more
Media support in Avalanche
Avalanche handles the following types of media when coming from iView MediaPro: RAW images, non-RAW images (JPEG, PNGs, Photoshop files…), PDFs, movie files.
Media can be referenced in place or copied to a new location if necessary. You can export to Lightroom, Luminar 4, Luminar AI, Capture One and Apple Photos.
iView Media did support some basic adjustments to images that could be saved as new files. Those adjusted images will, of course, appear in the migrated library if the saved images were also part of the catalog.
Avalanche requires macOS 10.14 or later and runs well on Catalina.
Avalanche is compatible with:
- iView MediaPro v3
- Microsoft Expression Media
- Phase One MediaPro v2.x.
All versions of Avalanche (for Lightroom, Luminar, Apple Photos, CaptureOne, and Unlimited) support iView Media/MediaPro catalogs as an input.
You need around 145 MB of free space, 4GB of memory (8GB recommended) and enough space to accommodate the converted libraries.
✓ Easy to use interface: drag and drop catalogs, visual inspector, catalog browser…
✓ Supported media: images, videos, PDFs.
✓ No need for an installed version of iView/MediaPro, as Avalanche opens the catalogs natively.
✓ Supports catalog with offline images (Avalanche will refer all images by path).
✓ Runs natively on macOS Mojave, Catalina and BigSur. Optimized for the Apple M1 chip.
✓ Catalog Sets
✓ EXIF file info (camera model and make, lens info, capture date, aperture, shutter speed, exposition mode, flash info…)
✓ All IPTC annotations (caption, creator info…)
✓ GPS Info
✓ Color labels, star ratings
✓ Events, people
✓ Full support for up to 16 user-defined categories. Custom entries are converted into hierarchical keywords in the destination catalog.
Non-supported catalog features
✓ Hierarchical keywords in MediaPro are not transferred.
✓ Previews (if present in iView MediaPro) are not transferred.
Avalanche is available for Lightroom, Luminar, Capture One or Apple Photos and supporting exports from Google Photo, Aperture or even iView Media Pro.
Convert any Aperture, Capture One, Luminar, iView Media Pro, Apple Photos and Google Photos catalog.
for Capture One
Convert any Aperture, Lightroom, Luminar, iView Media Pro, Apple Photos and Google Photos catalog.
To Capture One.
Convert any Aperture, Capture One, Lightroom, iView MediaPro, Apple Photos and Google Photos catalog.
for Apple Photo
Convert any Aperture, Capture One, Luminar, iView MediaPro, Apple Photos and Google Photos catalog.
To Apple Photo.
From Aperture, Capture One, Luminar, Lightroom, iView Media Pro, Google Photos, Apple Photos.
To Capture One, Luminar, Apple Photo & Lightroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Avalanche needs macOS 10.14 or newer, running on any kind of Mac bought around 2015 or later.
Avalanche runs natively on Apple M1 macs and takes full advantage of the Apple chip for increased performances.
Yes. It never expires, and all features are available. Only the first 100 images and videos will be converted.
Yes, Avalanche does support User Defined categories and migrates them as a group of hierarchical keywords in the destination catalog. This allows to preserve the category name and categories members.
Of course, all images that have an associated custom category have the corresponding keyword attached in the destination catalog.
No, Avalanche does not support hierarchical keywords that were introduced in the later versions of Media Pro. We are looking to add this feature later. Currently, keywords are exported as a flat list.
Avalanche does not transfer any specific geometrical adjustments from iView Media Pro. However, the adjustments tools in iView Media are usually used to directlty modify the image and save the modified image as a new file. In that case, Avalanche will transfer the modifications since the new image will be migrated appropriately.
Not in the foreseeable future.
We are sorry for our friends on Windows but porting Avalanche to Windows is currently out of scope.