iPhoto 4.0 crappy upgrade

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  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    I was very surpise when I hook my camera up to my mac and downloaded the files to iPhoto. I found out that iphoto doesn't handle raw format. What gives with the big upgrade and not being able to handle raw files. I do have photoshop CS but still a pain. What about the ppl that don't have PS and want to have uncompressed pictures.
     
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Re: iPhoto 4.0 crappy upgrade

    They buy photoshop. Isn't RAW format pretty unused in the pure consumer market, which is what iPhoto is aimed at?
     
  3. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not really, I use it to keep my photos in order. Plus when you start to charge people for software it should have little more controls. It only a little more code, how hard is it.
     
  4. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly - every digicam I've ever bought comes with JPG as the default picture format.
     
  5. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    BTW, may I ask why on earth you would have to use RAW anyway?
     
  6. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried it? In photo CS you get super control over the picture plus its uncompressed.
     
  7. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    No I haven't - Do you mean by "super control" the bightness, exposure, etc?
     
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    RAW formats are the digital negative. There are real limits as to what you can do with a JPG to correct the image if needed. RAWW allows for greater flexibility.

    While it would be great to "edit a RAW image in iPhoto; I just want to view the images for cataloging purposes.

    I know that I could get iView Pro, but there are those of us that really like how iPhoto is growing up into a fine management program.
     
  9. dwsolberg macrumors 6502

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    Up until Photoshop CS (8), the RAW camera plug-in was an additional $100. I see no need for it in a consumer app. If you want a high-end photo organization tool, look at iView Media Pro.
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    But that is the thing. Not everyone needs IView Media Pro. For many of us iPhoto is just the right tool.
     
  11. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm surprised that people are expecting ("Crappy upgrade?") to get a feature that even Photoshop users had to pay $100 for up until the current version built in to a simple image organizer that costs $50 in a bundle with a movie editor, a DVD creation app, and a midi sound studio app. If iPhoto cost $50 alone, maybe, but it's really just a little piece of software for the Joe Consumer to get some pictures out of his camera, sort them, maybe adjust the color a tad and crop them, then print.

    Not that RAW support wouldn't be nice for the few people who use it (which, if you took a survey of consumer-level digital camera users, I'll bet would be an EXTREMELY small number), but in addition to support for reading and manipulating the format, Apple would also have to add more image control than they currently have (and do it a bit differently than they way they do now) to make working with the format useful.

    Maybe they will add it at some point, but I really doubt that it's a feature all but a tiny fraction of iPhoto users would use at this point. Heck, I don't think Quicktime even supports RAW right now.
     
  12. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not saying its all apples fault when adobe did this I thought it was just as crasy.
     
  13. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you need to realize the purpose of iPhoto. It is not for the pro who wants to edit his images, but for the consumer who wants to put his images on the computer, maybe order some prints, take out some red-eye, and do some minor adjustments.

    Don't ask too much.
     

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