I have been using Lightroom and IMatch since 2006 and consider both to be absolutely crucial for the processing and organization of my 100,000+ digital images, a collection that increases in number with each passing year. IMatch provides so much organizational flexibility and power, with it I can find any image or combination of images that I may need, in just a few seconds. Amongst its many powerful organization tools, it supports filters, color coding, thumbnails customized just the way I want, optional scripting for true customization, and so much more, it’s only limited by my imagination.
IMatch 3 has been a reliable workhorse of a program for many years, however the new IMatch 5 is in a class all by itself by as it takes image/media management to levels I have never seen before.
IMatch is just one of hundreds of programs I have purchased a license for over the 30+ years I have used computers, yet it’s one of the very few that I consider to be absolutely indispensable; I cannot imagine using anything else to organize my digital media.
Because after using IMatch for at least 9 years, I cannot conceive a better DAM software. Solid as a rock, customisable as per your wishes, excellent price / value. Top support and well..the mother of all applications… well, that MAY be a slight exaggeration. But it is DAM good.
The limitation of the sw up to now has been the user in front of the keyboard. And with a completely new user Interface and new features, I’m waiting for the time to go live with it.
I am an amateur photographer and genealogist. My image collection was about 25,000 images when I started with IMatch many years ago and has grown to about 55,000 images today. I know in my mind that I have an image somewhere that just suits the purpose for one of my many collages, one of my entries into my genealogy database or perhaps, a request from my wife for a print of a certain image taken many years ago.
Before IMatch, it could take me many hours to find that image. I started by cataloging all new digital images while digitizing and cataloging my existing negatives and old prints. After many years, I can find “that image” with just a few clicks in a very short time. I could not have done this without adopting DAM principles and the IMatch software with the availability of the hierarchical its cataloging features. I have grown with IMatch and am looking forward to working with the many very powerful features in version 5.
I completely rely on IMatch for managing most digital assets on my PC system — not only photographs, but also audio, Office files, PDFs, and more. I can find what I need in a variety of ways, quickly, and can also produce copies of images with the metadata I want printed on them or embedded into them. It’s fabulous! The support by both the software’s author and the extensive user community is unmatched for speed and excellence.
IMatch 5 is the world’s most powerful image management and organization software. For over a decade IMatch has stayed ahead of the competition by offering the most feature-rich, customizable, and blazingly-fast digital document management solution to both tech-savvy power users and in-the-know beginners.
I’ve been online for over 30 years and consider IMatch 5 among the very top pieces of software I’ve ever used, and by far the best image and document management solution available.
With a free trial available you owe it to yourself to try IMatch 5 and see for yourself why it outperforms Adobe Lightroom and all other competitors.