One of the major issues we have always had with Aperture, LightRoom and iPhoto is they all require creating catalog type structures. We always found this very limiting. Our view was that the software should read the photos from the folders that are already created on the disk. Because of this, we never migrated to any of these solutions for photos because it did not fit with our approach. Unfortunately, this lead to simply using Preview as our photo viewer, which is not an optimal solution.
Deep is released by Ironic Software…
…and things really changed. Deep works off the Spotlight index and has a highly flexible way of representing and organizing the photos based upon things like color, tags, location, image type, size and shape. It also offers a keyword finder as well.
Simply put, Deep is a totally new way of managing photos and is waht we think is a killer app. What else is great is while Aperture and LightRoom have heavy UIs, Deep is light as a feather and really looks like a browser. We are really just getting started understanding what we can do with Deep. We are pretty excited about what Deep has to offer. We think its file locator is a new best practice in file manager design.