Posterino 4.2 has just been released. The new version is all about improvements to the built-in media browser. For example, you can now add image folders to the browser. Furthermore, the media browser displays handy information, like the number of images in an album or highlights which images are already used in a document.
One of the most requested features for Posterino 4 was: „I want to see my image folders from Finder in the built-in media browser“. Now you can. Add an image folder to the media browser via File > Import Images. Or by dragging a folder from the Finder to the album tree of the media browser. As a small bonus, the content of the image folder will automatically update if the images in the folder on disk change.
The number of images in an album is now displayed on the album tree. This information is very hand when you are about to determine the number of images you need for a new collage. You can show or hide the media count using the album tree context menu or via the main menu at View > Media Browser > Show Media Count.
The media browser now displays the number of times an image is used in your document. The number is displayed as a badge in the top-right corner of the images in question. This badge helps to answer the question: Which of the images in my album did I already use for my college? You can show or hide the media usage count using the context menu or via the main menu at View > Media Browser > Show Media Usage.
The number of selected images is now displayed in the bottom-left corner of the media browser.
You can now select an image in the image browser and show it in your document via a context menu command. If you think of a collage of, e.g., 50 or more images, the new command makes locating one or more image so much easier and faster.
And you can sort the images in the browser by creation date. To change the sort order, use the context menu or got to the main menu at View > Media Browser > Sort by.
If you don’t plan to use Photos at all, you can switch off Photos support entirely. This cleans up the album tree and just leaves your image folders in place. You are asked about your plan for using Photos on the very first start of Posterino. Later, you can alter this setting under Posterino > Settings > Media Browser.
The media browser now restores the last selected album. Say you are currently working with images from your „Vacation in Venice“ album. On the next document you open, Posterino will default to „Vacation in Venice“. This works even if you did quit Posterino and open again days later.