The famous phrase that Apple “just works” is only partially correct. Several apps, however, do not work properly. In these situations, as a user, there comes a time when one begins to think about a change. Taking iPhoto as an example – Apple’s native application for managing photos and home videos.

iPhoto is an editing application built under the ancient precept of the computer as the center of the universe of personal computing. This precept, of course, changed completely. Fortunately, there are alternatives to iPhoto on the market today. Below, we will look into some of them:

  1. Google Picasa

Google produces Picasa, a very interesting application with all the utilities you may need to organize your photo collection. You can organize them by events or albums without moving them from the folder where they are stored.

It detects people’s facial features and crosses them against their contact agenda. You can also geo-reference and view them on Google Maps. Picasa is built to be used with Google+, and it is also a free application from Google.

  1. Lyn

Lyn is a stand-alone application whose purpose is to organize your photo collection. Its greatest strength is integration with social networks. Its interface is a bit like iPhoto, which makes users familiar.

However, it must be said that it does not have a facial recognition, and the license costs a few bucks per machine.

  1. Pixa

Pixa is an application with a slightly more professional objective than the others. Its greatest strength is in the tag system that allows adding information and metadata to images. Of the three applications, it is the most expensive.

This could be a good alternative not only for its cost but for the benefits it has and for the integration with the Google ecosystem.