If you’re a Mac user then you’re a discriminating computer user, a thoughtful human being who prefers a tool that works rather than a computing tool that needs worked on. Mac users may have a touch of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) because we prefer to get things right, to make things work the right way. If photos on your Mac are not organized sufficiently to massage your OCD gene into temporary submission then you may enjoy using Beautiful Backup. That’s the name for a Mac app that backs up photos and organizes them in way even your OCD-laced dreams didn’t know you could do.
All Beautiful Backup does, other than cozy up to your OCD needs, is organize Photos backups. For example, photographs taken in San Francisco can be placed in a San Francisco folder. Photos taken at Disneyland can be placed in a Disneyland folder. Likewise, photos from a particular year, say 2013, can be placed in a 2013 folder, and even photos take by a specific camera, iPhone or Canon or whatever, can be placed into a specific folder. That makes every photo much easier to find, too.
That’s where it gets complicated. Photos itself can let you organize the same way as above through albums, but my oh my what an organized mess that can be. It’s worse than alphabetizing everything in the fridge.
Beautiful Backup requires a little out of the box thinking to organize photos but once done, it’s little effort to organize and find photos, even when you have tens of thousands of photos collected through the years.
You can setup custom-named photo folders, find photo duplicates, filter photos by size and type, even resize photos to a specific resolution. All those multi-shot photos of the same subject at the same time can be cleaned and organized.
In the end, once you’ve struggled through the cumbersome interface, figured out how to organize photos, and decided how you want your photos and videos organized, one click does the job.
The beauty of Beautiful Backup is the end result, not the method. What I would like to see are a handful of basic preset examples; select this preset to get that result. That would make the organizing process less cumbersome, but it’s hard to argue with the results. Photos are organized beautifully, and your OCD genes will thank you.