iLife 05 RANT!

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  1. MXDT macrumors member

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    I bought iLife 05 mostly for the iPhoto, but after i bought it I see it does not support some photo editing on G3's which is one of the new features i hoped for most of all. Says a G4 or G5 is required(no MHz specified)? My iBook is only a year and a half old and i already can't use features in a basic amateur program?!?! I'd understand if it were a slow G3 with a 8 or 16MB Vram! But this is a 900MHz processor with 32 mbs Vram! Is this to say a 400MHz G4 can do these editing processes and mine can't??? I don't think so.... :mad:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You're right, it's really not good enough on Apple's behalf. Strictly speaking, they shouldn't have kept the G3 in production as long as they did anyway.

    It should still work though, right?
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah...

    Hence the importance of reading the system requirements carefully...
    I am not surprised the latest, greatest will not work on such an old processor though...
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    One Word: AltiVec

    Sorry to hear about that, but the AltiVec does make a bit difference for photo and video work. (Read: Days vs. minutes kinda difference)

    And isn't it your responsibility to check the minimum requirements? I know that you are mad, but double-checking just to make sure that it would work sounds like a good thing to do.
     
  5. MXDT thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand Alti Vec would make the difference but how much of a difference does it make when comparing a 400-500 MHz G4 to a 800-900Mhz G3 doubt days vs minutes.....

    I can do advanced editing way beyond that of iPhoto in Photo shop on my ibook... its obviously not a hardware issue... its either poor prgramming on Apple's part or a deliberate exemption of support to accelerate people to upgrade.

    I could of checked the requirments once more but i saw 400Mhz Minimum
    But thats besides the point.. wether i found out after the fact doesn't change the point.

    its iLife not proLife...
     
  6. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    It isn't that old age processor though, well it sorta is, but apple had them in ibooks untill like september or october two years ago. Thats just rediculous that they aren't supporting the processor anymore. I think that is the purpose of the law suits.
     
  7. john1123 macrumors regular

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    so why does graphics converter offer all those editing options that work on my ibook but the ones in iPhoto don't?
     
  8. jestershinra macrumors regular

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    It's this planned obsolesce crap these days. I'm sure it was intentional- you can run PS fine but iPhoto somehow has higher hardware demands? Puh-lease.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's one of the oldest tricks in the book to get you to upgrade. Of course Apple (a hardware AND software company) is going to try to make you buy new Macs to run their latest apps! It sucks, but it's business. :(
     
  10. MXDT thread starter macrumors member

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    It leaves such a bitter taste in ones mouth.. what made me suspicious is G4 or G5 required not even a minium speed of G4 ...... just G4...

    From what I gather G3's and G4's are identical except for the altivec. which doesn't make the G4 more capable at certain things just accelerates them. Even certain Xbench comparisons show faster G3's accomplishingthe smae or more in this regard

    so How does the slowest G4 compare to the fastest G3 in this regard..
     
  11. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Because vectorised code can run much, much, much faster.
    I'm not disagreeing with your argument, just this point :)

    AppleMatt
     
  12. Passante macrumors 6502a

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    Just get Photoshop elements and configure iPhoto to use that as the editor. It will be slow but better than nothing
     
  13. James L macrumors 6502a

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    I just want to make sure I have it clear... you bought software for certain features, software which has the system requirements clearly listed on the side of the box (and which your machine does not match), realized after your purchase that your system does not support these features, and that is Apple's fault?

    Now, are you upset that you screwed up, or that your machine doesn't support current software?
     
  14. john1123 macrumors regular

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    yes but that kind of defeats the use of the new iPhoto... damn I should have saved the $80 :(

    but then again, maybe i should have looked at the system requirements :rolleyes:
     
  15. MXDT thread starter macrumors member

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    No, you didn't get it clear... as I've mentioned, the fact I realized it after the fact has nothing to do with the point being made here by me and a few others. Maybe you skipped a few of the posts in between and din't get the gist of whats going on.

    Wether I realized the requirments before i bought it or after means nothing.
    and should not be used to DISMISS the point being made.
     
  16. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    But at the same point people would scream bloody murder if the price of iBooks and Powerbooks and the such kept going up. You can't have it both ways. iLife is meant as a vehicle to drive customers to Apples newer hardware. Sorry if you are just now realizing that.
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just to clear something up...
    Does iPhoto (and all of its features) work albeit incredibly slowly or does it completely refuse to install?
     
  18. MXDT thread starter macrumors member

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    no no all is well and very very fast. A frien with a 867Mhz Pbook can't notice the difference with the app launching and photos thumbnails and photos comming up. Both of us with similar library sizes (I'm not saying the editing won't take advantage of the Altivec in his PBook ) Just mentioning this to give an idea of how fast and normal the entire app runs.

    Just most of the editing options are exempt from mine.
     

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