Kodak EasyShare better than iPhoto?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Frisco, May 16, 2004.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Anyone using Kodak EasyShare in replace of iPhoto?

    It may not have as many features, but it is sure a lot faster!
     
  2. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use Kodak Easy Share, but the only thing about iPhoto that I wish Apple would add is the ability to select the pictures to be imported from your camera. Please Apple???

    JOD8FY
     
  3. BryanOz macrumors newbie

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    iPhoto vs Kodak Easyshare

    Hi Frisco,
    below is a post of mine on a similar forum, where I have been looking for feedback on the 2 programmes.
    1 serious flaw in iPhoto is it doesn't import your little Quicktime movies at all, Easyshare does.
    This is to me a big let down as all our new Digi cams boast this feature, my camera could film about 8 mins of vid including sound (crappy as it is), memory permitting etc but iPhoto just ignores these files.
    Upshot of this, too bad if you just happen to delete all from your camera to make room for more pics, Dude Where's My Videos?

    Another few positives with Easyshare:
    •it's free
    •handles huge amounts of files, sure the thumbnalis are low quality, but it imports very well
    •organizes according to the day you shoot the pics
    •does a great job of red eye
    • very easy to use editing, cropping, emailing , sharing
    • Burning to Cd etc is simple and keeps the same folders set up as in the programme

    In iPhoto's favour:
    the intergration with all the iLife apps is superb, for making a movie with a soundtrack of your pics this is absolutely amazing and using iDvd also gives you so much more scope.

    Maybe I sound a bit contradictory, but, I have been using the progs for years and at one stage removed iPhoto completely from my hard drive, now with this whole package it has given me a new appreciation for it.

    BUT, and again a big BUT, iPhoto doesn't import vids.
    I have sent a lengthy protest letter to Apple about this, asking for the developers to update it, it doesn't need any fancy editing tools for the imported vids, this is what iMovie is about.

    Hope I have been of some help from my neck of the woods.

     
  4. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Bryan,

    Excellent comparison!

    Thank You!

    Frisco
     
  5. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    Picasa

    If anyone has visited the Google mainpage in a while you've noticed there are offering Picasa from the company they just acquired.

    Honestly, I prefer Picasa to iPhoto now. It's nicely layed out.

    I suggest any PC user look into it because it's free, and well done.

    Even lets you order a photo album online just like iPhoto.
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    Image Capture imports vids. iPhoto doesn't because it isn't set up to. And if iPhoto supported video import, people would use it to organize video - which should be in a separate app not iPhoto. Also what thumbnail would it use? I doubt the first frame could tell you anything. iPhoto is set up so that the names of the pictures doesn't matter. iPhoto 4 is plenty fast for me. My mom used easy share on her PC and it is a bane.
     

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