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What is Peakto?

Peakto is a game-changing photo organizer that gathers all your photos in one app. Peakto is like the hub that centralizes all your images, no matter what hard drive they are stored on, the cloud they are saved on or the editing software they have been modified in. Peakto is like a control tower that gives you an always up-to-date and complete view of all your images.

Peakto is a Mac application that you install on your computer. You can connect all your photo libraries to Peakto using a simple drag and drop. Peakto will give you a preview (not a copy!) of each image and let you navigate smartly among them (thanks to filters) without modifying your original files or your organization.

Peakto can regroup your catalogs from Apple Photos, Aperture, Lightroom & Lightroom Classic, Luminar Neo, Capture One, ON1 Photo RAW, Pixelmator Pro, DxO PhotoLab/PureRAW, FotoMagico, iView Media–and from your Instagram accounts, folders and hard drive.

You can try Peakto for free for a limited period of time. Peakto is available through either monthly or annual subscription, or through a one-time purchase.

You can download Peakto for free and have a 15-day trial period.

After this trial period, you can subscribe to Peakto on a monthly or annual basis or purchase a single license.

You can activate your Peakto single-user license on up to 2 computers.

Optimized for macOS Ventura, Peakto requires macOS 11 (Big Sur) or later and runs well on Apple M2 chips.

Peakto is compatible with:

  • Aperture catalogs from version 3.6
  • Lightroom Classic catalogs from version 5
  • Lightroom Creative Cloud (current version)
  • Luminar Neo catalogs from version 1.0
  • Capture One catalogs from version 20
  • Apple Photos catalogs from version 6 (Big Sur)
  • iView Media Pro catalogs from version 3
  • Pixelmator Pro from version 3
  • DXO PhotoLab 4 & PureRAW 2
  • ON1 Photo RAW from version 2022
  • Instagram accounts


Peakto requires 2GB of free space, 4GB of memory (8GB recommended) and enough space to accommodate the Peakto library and database files. Peakto files can be located on external drives. A fast (SSD) drive for Peakto files is recommended.

A working copy of the supported apps (Apple Aperture, Lightroom, Capture One, iView Media Pro…) is not required when using Peakto, as Peakto opens those libraries natively.

After purchasing Peakto you will be sent all the instructions on how to quickly install Peakto and start using it.

A photo manager, also known as a photo management software or application, is a tool designed to help users organize, sort, view, annotate, and manage your digital photographs and image files. Peakto is a universal photo manager, compatible with the most popular photo editing applications. Peakto offers various features and functionalities, including:

Connection and Organization: Peakto seamlessly integrates with various photo sources without duplicating your files. It uses high-definition previews, enabling compatibility with your photo catalogs, offline folders, and even your Instagram accounts. From Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and Capture One to Luminar, Apple Photos, ON1 Photo RAW, Pixelmator Pro, DXO PhotoLab and PureRaw, FotoMagico, Peakto offers a unified interface to view and explore your photos from different sources.

Viewing and Automatic Categorization: You can view your photos in a user-friendly interface. Panorama view, grid view, detail view, and map view – Peakto provides versatile perspectives to rediscover your images and appreciate them from fresh angles. The Panorama View offers an automatic classification of photos through image recognition across all photo catalogs and photo editing software. Panorama shows a view of photos by content type, style and color palette.

Search and Filtering: Peakto’s AI technology possesses the remarkable ability to analyze the content of your images. All you need to do is describe the content of the image, and Peakto will scour your collection to find the closest match to your description. You can also search for photos based on criteria like date, location, keywords, and tags, making it easy to find specific images within a large collection.

Tagging and Metadata: Peakto enables you to add tags, keywords, and other metadata to photos, making it easier to search and categorize images, even if the photos are in different locations.

Versioning Detection: Peakto can help identify different versions of a same shot. Peakto automatically regroups different versions of a photo and its master file.

Export: You can export your photos in various formats for different purposes, such as creating photo albums or sharing high-resolution images.

Overall, a photo manager like Peakto is a valuable tool for anyone with a substantial collection of digital photos, as it helps streamline the process of organizing and enjoying their visual memories.

No, but you can use Avalanche, our photo migration software, to convert your catalogs.

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