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Peakto for macOS


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Peakto, photo organizer software for macOS Ventura

Peakto reviews

“Peakto unearths, gathers and classifies all your photos in ONE app”

“The program always stays up to date and will show the latest version of each image regardless of where changes to it are made

“Finally! Your entire digital catalog in one place with Peakto… It’s nothing short of amazing

“Peakto even managed to import a massive multi-year 400GB photo library”

“I was very impressed with Peakto and will add it to my toolbox of photography apps.”


Advanced workflow integration
with DxO PhotoLab and PureRAW

Peakto now supports DxO PhotoLab and PureRAW, enhancing its capabilities as a universal photo cataloging solution. With Peakto, DxO PhotoLab users can take advantage of advanced features like AI-powered categorization and annotation, map view, smart albums, and multi-source collections. Additionally, Peakto allows for easy conversion of any RAW file using DxO PureRAW.

New compatibility in Peakto with DxO

Instant access to your photos... all of them!

Opening Peakto is like opening all your catalogs at once and seeing all your images in ONE app. No matter what editing software you use. Peakto for macOS is the control tower that regroups your catalogs from Apple Photos, Aperture, Lightroom Classic, Luminar AI/Neo, Capture One, DXO PhotoLab and PureRAW, Instagram, iView Media–and from your folders. Without creating extra copies of your images.

Compatible with

Software compatibility in Peakto

Once referenced in Peakto, all your familiar catalogs can be viewed, searched, filtered…. Peakto lets you easily launch them or even edit a specific image in its original catalog in just one click.


A fresh view on your photos… powered by AI

Imagine…you can find all your portraits in one click! Or all your photographed animals…all the beautiful cityscapes you’ve captured…. Not to mention the luscious-looking food photographs you’ve taken.

Imagine…you no longer need to annotate your photos–AI automatically classifies your pictures with its filters: portrait, landscape, food, wildlife (and more), or even according to the aesthetic quality of the picture.

Well…you don’t have to imagine any more. Panorama, a new feature introduced in Peakto, puts the power of AI at your service. Thanks to image recognition, Panorama categorizes all your photos, whatever their format or location, and gives you a smart overview without modifying the arrangement of your catalogs. Magical!


Cross-app photo annotation

Cross-app photo annotations in Peakto

Assign a rating, color or captions to any image linked to Peakto, no matter where it is or what format it is in.

Peakto also recovers the annotations present in the original catalog and allows you to add new ones such as title, caption, author’s name, rights of use and legal mentions.


Create and export multi sources albums

Photo export from multiple apps in Peakto

Easily create albums by selecting your best images from all your photos. No matter if your pictures were taken with an iPhone or a camera. Export them in high resolution for printing or in low resolution for online sharing.


What they say about Peakto

Explore your own way

Discover Peakto’s photo viewing options.

Get sorted, without sorting
A familiar yet turbo-charge grid
Your shot and its different versions
Your shots by location

Take the Peakto Tour

Want to better understand how Peakto works? Here’s an introduction to Peakto by Matthieu to guide you through its main features.


Fast search on steroids

Discover a new way to navigate through your photos, thanks to the Peakto overview that lets you filter all your images at once.

Unveil your hidden gems and your forgotten photos without sorting them or changing your work habits! Peakto knows all the metadata that is attached to your images, regardless of their location.

As your underlying catalogs evolve with new photos being added, edited or annotated, Peakto for macOS tracks those changes to always reflect the current status of all your photo libraries.

Categories in Panorama

AI Annotations

Use categories and keywords automatically assigned by AI to filter your images.
People in Panorama


Retrieve annotated faces in Lightroom, Apple Photos, and Aperture.
Location in Peakto


Sort your photos based on their GPS coordinates.
Keywords in Peakto


Recover the keywords you used to annotate your photos in Peakto.
Date in Peakto


Display your photos by their dates, including by year, month, and day.
Structure in Peakto


Recover the original structure you created to easily find your images.
Camera Lens in Peakto

Camera model / Lens

Sort your photos by the camera or lens used to take them.
EXIF IPTC in Peakto


Access all available EXIF and IPTC data and use them as filters for your searches.
Annotation in Peakto


Search by ratings, flags, color tags, favorites, and captions…


Reveal unique Instants

In Peakto we introduce Instants. Instants will gather under one roof all the master files and all the modified versions of an original shot. Instants act like a magic wand, allowing you to find all versions of a shot and bring them together instantly, while giving you invaluable insight on the story of your edits.

Play Video about Instants in Peakto

From shutter... to file explosion

At the heart of photography, there was the negative–that unique moment, impossible to reproduce, when the shutter was pressed.

With digital technology, we now process files. Unlike the negative, they are easy to copy, and we frequently duplicate the Masters (consciously or not). We also create multiple versions, sometimes as edits in a Photo Retouching App.

Yet, tracing back the path to that original shot, that “instant” is hard or impossible…

Stay in control

Peakto for macOS automatically builds Instants by analyzing the image content and detecting edits of the same shots. You can also retouch your Instants manually using the merge and split tools in order to keep your shots tidy.


The best cataloger for every editing tools

Peakto is a universal cataloging tool that is seamlessly integrated with a wide range of photo editing software, including those that do not have their own catalogs. It accurately captures all metadata and changes made to images in Lightroom, Capture One and Luminar. Peakto tightly integrates with photo editing software such as Pixelmator ProDxO PhotoLab and DxO PureRaw through dedicated workspaces. With Peakto, you can create .pxd and DXO versions from any image, and Peakto automatically organizes the variations created with these software tools.

Editing Workspaces in Peakto

Aperture, iViewMedia: nobody puts oldies in a corner

If you still have some legacy catalogs (Aperture, iViewMedia,…), Peakto does not leave you on the side of the road. Quite on the contrary.

Peakto lets you view, navigate, search through all the photo material you stored in Aperture and iViewMedia. Peakto sees all the metadata that were attached to those images.

Thus, Peakto opens the door of the latest macOS versions, including Ventura in the Fall and the latest app hardware (M1, M2,…) to your precious collections.

If you want to migrate your photo bases discover the power of Avalanche to transfer your photos to Lightroom, Capture One, Luminar or Apple Photos.


Tailored to your workflow

Structure comparison between Peakto and Lightroom
Free to edit in any photo app
Free to edit in any photo app
Just click on your photo to open it in the software you used to edit it.
Mirrored organization in Peakto
Mirrored organization
Peakto mirrors all your original organization and structure (collections, folders, annotations).
Peakto is always in sync
Always in sync
Peakto monitors the changes made to your catalogs and will sync on demand to always be up-to-date.
Shortcuts in Peakto
Useful shortcuts
Use familiar keyboard shortcuts to quickly accomplish many tasks in Peakto.

Fine tuned for macOS

Peakto has been carefully handcrafted to look and work great on macOS. Through its design, speed and power, it will take advantage of all the benefits that Apple’s technology has to provide. Peakto makes you feel totally at home to ensure a comfortable start.

Support for macOS Ventura and Apple's M2 chips

Peakto takes care of our photos and our planet


Peakto is just the beginning!

We are photo and Mac enthusiasts. We have developed the solution that was missing to find our way through all our pictures–but that’s not all!

This first version of Peakto is only the beginning of a journey that will take us much further.

Our ambition: to enhance, through the power of AI, the way you find your photos; to invent new ways to share your photos; and to help you clean up your pictures.

Take part in the adventure by joining our community of subscribers.

Evolution of Peakto through time

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Classic, Luminar AI/Neo, Capture One, Pixelmator Pro, DxO PhotoLab/PureRAW, 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
  • Luminar catalogs from version 4.2
  • Luminar AI 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
  • 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.

No, but you can use Avalanche to convert your catalogs.

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