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Jan 25, 2006, 09:37 PM
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Link: The iLife 06 Review: iPhoto (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060125223739)
Description:: Part one to the iLife 06 review series, Glenn Wolsey takes a look at iPhoto, and offers his views.

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Glenn Wolsey
Jan 25, 2006, 09:46 PM
Remember to leave all of your thoughts of iPhoto 6, and the review in the comments section under the review :)

EHUnlucky7x9@ao
Jan 25, 2006, 11:14 PM
It's pretty much the same to me. Though.. it's quite cool to be able to view the photo and the background blacks out and i can zoom in and out whenever I want. I still have yet to explore it in-depth. The weird thing though that it did was the fact that it took all my photos and put them into a new folder different from where my photos were originally at. Some pictures were left where they were before, and the others moved 2 subfolders away. So... weird.

SiliconAddict
Jan 26, 2006, 02:42 AM
Its too bad that Apple had to use a Very incompatible implementation of RSS for their Photocasting (http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060123-6033.html)

Turns out, this claim of RSS compatibility isn't entirely true. In user tests, Photocasts have been demonstrated to work nicely in Safari, but result in error in Firefox and Opera. Similarly, some dedicated RSS clients can display Photocasts, while others can't. What's going on? Software developer Mark Pilgrim has called Apple out on the software and its RSS compatibility.


Shades of Microsoft's Internet Explorer there. :(

Stella
Jan 26, 2006, 06:45 AM
Overall I found iLife 6 disappointing. iPhoto 6 is the best but still, Apple could add more functionality. As for performance, I found iPhoto 6 to be no faster than 5 ( though I only have around 3000 photos , so if I had more I may notice ).

Its a shame you can't compare side by side the same photo ( before and after editing ).


At least red eye works better ; red eye in iPhoto 5 was completely hopeless.

redAPPLE
Jan 26, 2006, 08:15 AM
before importing iPhoto should ask me for a few metadata stuff.

2 or three pull down menus, an advanced button if i want to create custom information.

bigandy
Jan 26, 2006, 09:23 AM
before importing iPhoto should ask me for a few metadata stuff.

2 or three pull down menus, an advanced button if i want to create custom information.


you mean you want iPhoto do do what Aperture does?

nagromme
Jan 26, 2006, 11:24 AM
Shades of Microsoft's Internet Explorer there. :(
I haven't seen any evidence of this being an evil scheme to "kill RSS" as that guy fears... just a lack of attention to the matter that Apple can (and should) correct in an update.

Project
Jan 27, 2006, 08:40 PM
You know on in the source pane, was there ever a section in the info panel to enter tags/comments directly? Its there now, and very nice that it is. No more control-i. Just start typing immediately into the box. I dont recall it being in iPhoto 05.