iOS-Inspired iPhoto for Mac Update Coming This Summer?

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    The next version of iPhoto will be redesigned to be more like the iOS version of iPhoto, according to Belgian website Apple Weetjes [Google Translate].

    The report includes a couple of details about potential new features. The new Mac version of iPhoto is said to gain the excellent iPhoto Journals feature and a redesigned photo retouching system, both inspired by the iOS version of iPhoto. The site also claims that the new iPhoto will require OS X Lion or Mountain Lion -- Snow Leopard won't be supported.

    Apple Weetjes doesn't have much of a track record on rumors, but the features they mention do seem likely to make their way to the Mac version of iPhoto at some point.

    via AppleInsider

    Article Link: iOS-Inspired iPhoto for Mac Update Coming This Summer?
     
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    This I would be interested in this. I like the ios iPhoto but dont have an iPad and see it useless on the iPhone
     
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    I hope that Apple integrates iPhoto into the Photos app on iOS, it makes no sense to have two apps considering they have the exact same function bar a few photo editing features on iPhoto.
     
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    That would be great. iOS iPhoto is much better than OS X iPhoto, IMO.
     
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    yay ... more limitations :rolleyes:

    the iPad version is horrible, you cant even delete and reorganize your pictures as far as i know
     
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    <Grammar Nazi> Redundant poster is redundant </Grammar Nazi> (Sorry, couldn't resist! :D )

    Anyways, sounds interesting. I might give it a try.
     
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    With iCloud, this could be sweet.
     
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    A lot of the features revealed in iOS iPhoto looked interesting, but given I lack an iPad I wasn't willing to buy it and try them out. On my iMac, it could be pretty nice.
     
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    'Appleweetjes' is just guessing. Never heard from this site (im belgian), they probably just need viewers :eek:
     
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    Yay! Let's dumb everything down even more! WTF has happened to apple... They used to have excellent products.



    iCloud as a whole is somewhat useless, but especially with photos and videos. I posted this before, but I will repost it.

    Do you understand how large photos are? My low end DSLR makes files that are about 15MB a piece. Some of the high end models such as the Nikon D800 make photos up to 75MB. Lets use my camera for example. I typically take about 250-400 shots per shoot. Assuming each file is around 15MB, that would mean I have between 3.7 and 6 GB of data. Like most in the US, I also have low upload bandwidth. To be exact, I get about 1.5megaBITs up, or 192 kilobytes per second. At that rate, it would take over five and a half hours just to upload 250 shots to iCloud. If I had a nice D800, it would take 27 hours to upload those shots on my connection. Also note that on one vacation, in which I toured Europe, I took over 2000 photos. Do you see how ridiculous it would be to actually use iCloud? It is not a viable option.
     
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    For an average user this would be a nice change. The rest of us photography snobs can keep using what we use.
     
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    Does this mean we'll no longer be able to organize photos on our Mac using iPhoto!? And that the UI will become completely unintuitive and my mom will no longer be able to use it and I will be at a loss as to explain it to her!?

    Oh goodie! YAY! :rolleyes:

    OK, admitedly I may be being harsh, but i just yesterday purchased iPhoto for iPad and was terribly frustrated and disappointed with it within 90 seconds. Normally I do my homework before dropping change on an app, but I tend to just trust Apple... And I (apparently?) falsely assumed iPhoto for iOS would allow me to *organize* photos ala the Mac version, thus replacing the Photos app??? Either I'm a moron... or whooooops.... $5 in the trash. So disappointed. *Sigh*.
     
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    Weird Al Yankovic would have made it a hit!
     
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    Sure, for now, but eventually we will want an upgrade. Then what? I guess I will defect over to ps.
     
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    Wow that icon is hideous.
     
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    i can see it happening. However, i sure hope that it includes a complete overhaul of iPhoto for OS X because it needs work and i think it might be best for them to start from scratch with it.
     
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    Apple's line of logic, probably: Why pay $14.99 for iPhoto when you could pay $79.99 for Aperture?
     
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    The iOS features in Lion doesn't bode well for this being a step forward.
     
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    [/QUOTE]Do you understand how large photos are? My low end DSLR makes files that are about 15MB a piece. Some of the high end models such as the Nikon D800 make photos up to 75MB. Lets use my camera for example. I typically take about 250-400 shots per shoot. Assuming each file is around 15MB, that would mean I have between 3.7 and 6 GB of data. Like most in the US, I also have low upload bandwidth. To be exact, I get about 1.5megaBITs up, or 192 kilobytes per second. At that rate, it would take over five and a half hours just to upload 250 shots to iCloud. If I had a nice D800, it would take 27 hours to upload those shots on my connection. Also note that on one vacation, in which I toured Europe, I took over 2000 photos. Do you see how ridiculous it would be to actually use iCloud? It is not a viable option.[/QUOTE]

    If you can afford to own a DSLR and trips to Europe, then just spring for the faster internet connection. Or you can use ipad's 4g connection and that is much faster than 1.5Mbps.
     
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    I'm Belgian, too. Never heard of appleweetjes, either. Sounds fishy...
     
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    If you can afford to own a DSLR and trips to Europe, then just spring for the faster internet connection. Or you can use ipad's 4g connection and that is much faster than 1.5Mbps.[/QUOTE]


    First and foremost I can't get a faster connection. Remember, we are talking about upload bandwidth here, not downloads. Also, I would go way over any caps imposed on a 4G iPad. Remember, one shoot will net me 3.7-6 GB of data...
     
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    I some what agree with you. Compared to music, cloud for pictures, assuming each file around 15MB isn't too different from music. But I think, most would agree that your example of 250-400 shots per shoot is way above an average user. It wont work for you. Nothing will work for you.
     
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    I hope they bring the "find similar pictures" to Mac iPhoto and Aperture soon. That's a very crucial feature in modern photo management apps and it's basically missing from Mac offerings of Apple right now. Hard to believe they brought such a powerful feature to iOS iPhoto first.
     
  24. bboucher790, Apr 24, 2012
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    Photostream is a consumer product. It is designed to push iDevice photos to other devices, getting rid of the need to transfer your photos to your computer. Doing so, it backs up your photos to your PC, without the need to do any work.

    For $100, you can get 55GB of yearly storage. That will satisfy 99.9% of the population. The fact that you may be in the 0.1 percent, is tough luck :p.

    Lucky Apple and Canon didn't forget about you :
    http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/
    http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/canon-to-use-intels-thunderbolt-in-future-cameras-11-03-2011/
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    What would work for me is to keep everything how it currently is. Apple is the problem, as they are removing any advanced features from everything they are "updating". Now everything is tailered to the extreme idiot clients, and powerusers are thrown under the bus. Seriously, take a look at everything.

    10.6 - 10.7, massive loss of features.
    Server edition even more so
    iMovie HD 06 to 08, large loss of features
    Final cut 7 to X, extreme criticism.
    Airport utility, loss of many controls.
    Removal of super drives from even desktop machines.
    Etc and on and on
     

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