First and foremost what you get with the Highbrow app for the Mac is a photo and video browser and a movie player. Second, there’s no border on the photos or videos. Is that classy, or what? Alright, to be fair, sometimes borders are just fine; sometimes not. But I’d like to have the choice, you know?
Highbrow lets you view photo slideshows or movies on the Mac’s Desktop or in a floating window, sans borders. It’s simple to use, too. Just load up a bunch of photos or videos into the Highbrow window and watch until your eyebrows fall out. If you want, you can view using the Mac’s entire screen. No borders at all. Except those around the Mac’s screen, of course.
Highbrow comes with a few low brow functions, too. Load up a single window or many windows with photos and videos. Each one is visible in a sidebar list. Photos are also proportional to the image so each image is displayed appropriately with no cropping or clipping.
Photo and video files can also be copied and moved, even renamed as needed. And, Highbrow handles all standard Mac photo and movie file formats (JPG, PNG, TIF, GIF, BMP and some support for PSD and HDR photos, and MP4, MPG, MOV and 3GP for videos).
Highbrow is simple to setup and use, looks great on a Mac’s Retina screen regardless of how many photos or videos you include in a folder, and is priced about right considering the nominal list of features.
One thing, though. Highbrow’s claim to fame is to display photos and videos without frames or borders. So, why does the Highbrow app icon have a big, thick, black border around it? Just asking.