iPhoto 6.0.4 Released

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    Apple has released the iPhoto 6.0.4 update in the Mac OS X Software Update. The new update is described as follows:

    iPhoto was last updated to 6.0.3 alongside the rest of the iLife suite in May 2006.
     
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    But when will .7 come along?
     
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    My guess is that this is the first in many upgrades coming this week including a new iTunes with the "made in iTunes," functions added in.
     
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    I think I might wait a bit as of the iWeb 1.1 drama
     
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    My guess too. Anything special within the update? Or just tasty bug fixes lol
     
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    nothing too exciting for me anyways :)
     
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    Looks like just some new templates.
     
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    Wow is it just me or are the apple servers insanely slow?
     
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    im guessing you! no problems here...
     
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    Care to tell me your download speed? Im getting ~20-30KB/sec which im thinking is pretty slow for having a cable modem.
     
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    Id say it was you or why dont you tell software update to download updates in the background so it just notifies you to install it once its all downloaded?
     
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    When they manage to get it anywhere 'close' to the speed of iViewmedia I'll be impressed.
     
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    still no background minimizing :(

    just a little pet peeve of mine, but i still can't minimize iPhoto (or iMovie for that matter) while it's in the background. it always comes to the front before genieing into the dock

    *sigh*
     
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    Mine came down in around 25 seconds so I guess it's just you ;)
     
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    Does this make iPhoto beachball any less? I'm trying to figure out why iPhoto is so crap. iPhoto 2006 contains most of my original complaints about since iPhoto 2, which is fantastic, but they made it slow in the process. :rolleyes: Actually, it was always slow, but surely my new MB should handle iPhoto better than my old 1GHz PB could handle the very early iPhoto 2. I know there's more features now, but not enough to tax 2 fast processor cores.
     
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    I dont know if this is related to the release of 6.0.4, but since I have installed it, my Macbook Pro has randomly shut off twice (and this has never happened before).

    Some other things that were the same... it was running on battery power both times (but was at or around 75% full) and iTunes was running.

    Has anyone had anything similar happen since the iPhoto update?
     
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    Abstract, it's not tied into that weird MakerNote bug that affects certain camera manufacturers during import and makes your iPhoto.library file a ridiculously large size (several hundred MBs rather than under 20MB) I think it appearing in iPhoto 5 and meant all those speed improvements went to waste if you had one of those cameras. There was a big deal on the Apple boards about it last year.

    Just asking since I have over 5,000 images in iPhoto 6 on a 1.25Ghz Powerbook and mine scrolls like butter with nary a beachball except in those holiday shots?
     
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    My chepo camera doesn't even work with my Mac anymore, so no need for me to dl the 6.0.4. I hope it's just my USB cable.
     
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    solved my problem with ordering prints...darn! I'm happy with it!
     
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    Apple claimed to have speeded up iPhoto in previous releases, and they upped the maximum number of photos it could handle too. I've found that each new release was better than its predecessor (more bugs fixed than introduced).
     
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    I think the speed of the disk drive and the amount of RAM installed might matter more than the CPU. An old PB might have had a faster disk and more RAM than a new MB. Also, are you using the same camera as before. If a new camera with many more megapixels than that would explain it.

    I have some scanned film images that are close to 18MP and they are slow compared to tose taken with a very old 2MP P&S with the Nikon D50 images in the midle someplace.
     
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    If so, they could have waited.... I can imagine GarageBand 1.2.1.5 where various fart noises are available.
     
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    iPhoto 6 is most definitely faster on my PowerBook than iPhoto 4 or 5 were. On my Intel Mac, I have no complaints about iPhoto's speed.
     
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    after I fed my mac some much needed ram, iPhoto became useable to me again... I went from 3 minute start times, 5 minute quit times (during which the computer was completely unusable) to smooth. Not quite silky smooth, but smooth enough for me on a 3 year old machine that was the bottom of the line when it came out... (1ghz eMac)
     
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    Nah. Any hard drive can handle the reading of the images faster than the processor can create thumbnails, enlarge, etc.
     

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