Don't wait until Photoshop loads your images. Anchorpoint can display all common image formats. So you can find the right asset faster.
Build your library
Do you need a collection of HDRi images for your rendering, are you looking for the next texture, or do you have references or stock images for your concepts or scenes? Anchorpoint allows you to tag images and find them quickly.
Review the truth
Create versions and reviews on color-correct EXR files. Anchorpoint supports ACES workflows. Combined with version control and reviews, you can iterate faster.
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Powerful features to organize your images
Anchorpoint is your Explorer alternative and made for artists who create beautiful images. It supports common image display functions such as zoom and pan, as well as batch processing.
Scan your images with a quick thumbnail viewer. Anchorpoint supports all popular formats.
Supported file types on Windows and macOS psd, psb, exr, hdr, tif, svg, ai, pdf, dpx, tga, cr2, arw, c4d, blend, max, sbs, sbsar, obj, glb, gltf, fbx
OCIO Color Management
Anchorpoint supports OCIO configurations to correctly display ACES color spaces to view EXR files correctly. Use our existing presets or import your own configuration.
Search huge folders on your hard drive or NAS. Use fuzzy search and filters to find your asset as quickly as possible.
Video playback on hover
Search video files by simply hovering on the thumbnail
Convert EXR image sequences to videos with one click
Clipboard to image
Create PNG images from your clipboard without using Photoshop or other tools
Create your own thumbnails of any file with the built-in screenshot tool
Put tags and descriptions on your images to build your asset library
Browse and view your files for free
Download Anchorpoint and browse your files. No databases, no configuration.
OpenEXR is an open multi-channel HDR graphics file format for storing graphics that supports high color depth. It is used to save renderings and, unlike PNG or similar formats, can save different more color spaces (Linear, ACES etc.) . It is the RAW format of 3D graphics.
What is ACES?
ACES is the abbreviation for Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) and is a color management system that standardizes color spaces of various devices and software solutions (cameras, 3D software). Renderings and videos thus have the same color space and can be better adapted to each other in compositing.
What is OCIO and why is it used in combination with ACES?
OCIO is the abbreviation for OpenColor.io (OCIO) and describes the software that can be used to store and modify color spaces such as ACES.
In short: ACES - The color space OCIO - The file format that can store and manage color spaces like ACES.
You can compare it like with videos. MP4 is the file format and H264 is the codec.
How can I view EXR and HDRi files with Anchorpoint?
Anchorpoint works like a file browser. You just have to navigate to your file and a thumbnail will be displayed. You can select the file and press the spacebar to see your EXR or HDRi file in a larger window.
What does Anchorpoint do with my files?
Anchorpoint does not do anything with your data. It only reads them and can add metadata (tags, comments) that will be useful later in the search.