Avalanche is a native Mac app from CYME that promises to quickly migrate Aperture photo libraries to Adobe Lightroom or Lightroom catalogs to folders of files while using AI for some processing assistance…
Avalanche uses Machine Learning to automatically adjust the edits you made on a photo in order for it to look exactly(*) the same after migration. Not all adjustments made to your photos require AI. Some, like the geometry adjustments (straighten, crop) are carried across very precisely. Avalanche uses AI for: White balance, Exposure and light, Color and Tint, Highlights and Shadows.
(*) we really do our best. If you are unhappy with some results, you can contribute to train our ML algoritm to fit your needs.
Features include conversion of annotations, flags, ratings, color labels, keywords, faces, metadata, versions, videos, simple albums (but not smart albums), and more.
Masters are recreated in the target catalog with corresponding import sessions. Referenced files can be copied or left in place. When available, stacks are fully reconstructed in the target album. Versions (also called virtual copies) are recreated in the target catalog, with all specific adjustments, metadata and annotations
Avalanche for Lightroom 1.0 is priced at $59 for macOS 10.14 and later. A trial mode will export the first 100 “masters.” Versions for other photo apps (CaptureOne, Luminar) are promised for later.
Permute is a drag-and-drop video converter from Charlie Monroe Software with presets for common destinations, such as Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Xbox. It includes support for custom presets, the ability to “stitch” multiple audio/video files together, a Cue Cutter to split files based on .cue data, support for iPhone ringtones, WebP and SVG, scheduling, individual track export, fixes for certain troublesome files, hardware acceleration, built-in help, keyboard shortcuts, conversion of .dvdmedia and VIDEO_TS folders to ISO files and more.
Permute 3.4.3 is priced at $14.99 for OS X 10.11 and up with a free 7-day trial download available.
Emailchemy is a cross-platform app from Weird Kid Software LLC for converting email files from most popular email applications (including AOL, Apple Mail, Entourage, Eudora, Outlook and more) to standard, portable formats, including RFC-822 mailboxes, Thunderbird folders, Entourage archives, Apple’s Mail.app and more, for conversion and archiving. Features include a built-in IMAP server, de-duplication, and “utilities for splitting, sorting and merging email archives, and harvesting email addresses from email archives.”
Emailchemy 14.3.12 is priced starting at $29.95 (single license) for OS X 10.7 and up, Linux, and Windows. Updates require a renewal purchase after one year. A demo version lets you try the conversion process before purchase. The latest versions has full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
IDMarkz is a Mac utility from Markzware for converting InDesign files (to the IDML interchange file format, annotatable PDFs and other formats) for use in Affinity Publisher (1.8+), QuarkXPress, older Adobe InDesign versions and more, without requiring the Adobe subscription software itself. Other features include the ability to preview InDesign documents, automatic conversion and opening in your chosen app, AppleScript support, and an inspector to show document details.
IDMarkz is priced at $199 for macOS 10.12 and later. Coupon code IDMarkzLaunch provides a 50% discount through the end of the year. (A Preview app, free in return for providing an email address, allows viewing InDesign files but not exporting them.)