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SCMedic
Feb 15, 2008, 11:56 AM
What photo software are you using as an alternative to iPhoto? I hate how it keeps doubles of every picture and takes up that much more space. Suggestions?



TEG
Feb 15, 2008, 12:00 PM
I use the Kodak EasyShare software. It works quite well, and can easily sync with any Camera, including the iPhone.

TEG

matthewHUB
Feb 15, 2008, 12:02 PM
i heard picasa by google is good. haven't tried it.

Clix Pix
Feb 15, 2008, 12:18 PM
I use Aperture but I am not planning to install it on my MBA, as I won't be using that machine for digital image post-processing. I'm figuring that the occasional time that I might want to do a quick-and-dirty PP on an image or two in the MBA that iPhoto should suffice. On my Mac Pro and my MBP I use Aperture and Photo Mechanic, along with CS3.

Cybergypsy
Feb 15, 2008, 03:09 PM
I use flickr online, for me its the best way to go...and have a wifi SD card so loads them before i hit the laptop :)

Clix Pix
Feb 15, 2008, 07:09 PM
Oh -- I think I misinterpreted the question -- sorry! My images are displayed online at PBase.com, Smugmug.com and Zenfolio.com. I have accounts in all three places and am very happy with each of them for different reasons. They all work for "hotlinking" to share my images on other sites such as this one, and they all present nice galleries for visitors to see my images. I don't care for Flickr -- too "Facebook-ish or "MySpace-ish" for me and that is not the way I want to present my images. Now that Aperture 2.0 has a better interface with setting up galleries on the web, I'll be experimenting with that, too.

Maybe the original poster needs to clarify exactly what it is in which he is interested: digital image editing software or digital image displaying/sharing software?

Cybergypsy
Feb 15, 2008, 07:21 PM
Oh -- I think I misinterpreted the question -- sorry! My images are displayed online at PBase.com, Smugmug.com and Zenfolio.com. I have accounts in all three places and am very happy with each of them for different reasons. They all work for "hotlinking" to share my images on other sites such as this one, and they all present nice galleries for visitors to see my images. I don't care for Flickr -- too "Facebook-ish or "MySpace-ish" for me and that is not the way I want to present my images. Now that Aperture 2.0 has a better interface with setting up galleries on the web, I'll be experimenting with that, too.

Maybe the original poster needs to clarify exactly what it is in which he is interested: digital image editing software or digital image displaying/sharing software?No, i think your were correct in interpretation, I just like storing them online....

Clix Pix
Feb 15, 2008, 07:27 PM
Gotcha, Cybergypsy! Thanks! I shoot a LOT of images and so I only put online what I actually post-process and want people to see.... I have external HD for storage of everything at home. Also, I shoot primarily in RAW, which definitely makes for much larger files than .jpg, and that can make a huge difference!

Even as I type I'm in the process of finally upgrading my Mac Pro to Leopard, and once I get through with all the software updates, etc., I'll then be upgrading it to Aperture 2.0. Much as I love Aperture, I don't think I'll be putting it on my MBA, as it does take up a fair amount of HD space and I wouldn't be using it all that much on that computer.

I totally adore my MBA!!! It is the best little gem!