Viewfinder full review
Flickr now has four billion photos available, many of them with a Creative Commons license that lets you use the images for a Website or brochure (sometimes for non-commercial use only). Viewfinder is an indispensible tool for searching Flickr because you can not only see the results in an easy-to-browse window, but you can then download the images or even export them to Keynote as a slideshow.
One of the key features with Viewfinder is it speed. When you type in a phrase such as “world cup” or “outdoor river” you will see thumbnails in about one or two seconds. A slider on the lower-left lets you adjust thumbnail size, and you can click on filters to see by license type, relevance or date, or the picture size up to 1500 pixels.
For photographers looking for stock images, Viewfinder is rather amazing. It’s easy to find that one picture of a kid playing football you really need for a brochure. You can command-select images and download them as a group. The app also has a large size preview for thumbnails. You can configure the app to show image details, such as photographer and date.
- Mac OS X 10.6, Keynote '08 or later for integration features.