No iPhoto for 9; any SIMILAR??

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  1. Arielle macrumors member

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    Apple announced in 2002 that there will be no iPhoto for versions previous to X. I use iPhoto fine on my G4 titan. laptop w/ digital camera, but my (not-so-computer-literate) dad is stuck with my old (perfectly GOOD) G3, which runs 9.1.

    The USB downloadable imaging software that came with his Nikon Coolpix SUX SH*T, and I find it incredibly badly designed. "If only they had iPhoto for 9, all would be solved (and dad's "DAMN COMPUTERS!" acid reflux would relent).

    Any comparable program that works reasonably well on OS 9 for multiple image import from digital camera, from which you can easily organize and manage images?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Calliander macrumors member

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    Re: No iPhoto for 9; any SIMILAR??

    In 9, as far as I know, you are unfortunately at the mercy of your camera's manufacturer. You could check VersionTracker, though.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: No iPhoto for 9; any SIMILAR??

    GraphicConverter
     
  4. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    personally I prefer iView Media apps for dealing with my digital photos, its very fast in both browsing/importing and supports over 70 media types including the following-

    Still Images
    JPEG, JPEG-2000, TIFF, TIFF-FAX, PNG, Adobe Photoshop (3.x and higher), BMP, Targa, SGI, FlashPix, PICT, GIF, QuickTime Image, GE Medical CRI.

    Audio
    MP3, AIFF, Windows Wave, Standard MIDI, Compact Disc Audio, Sound Designer II, System Sounds, GSM Audio, AIFC

    Animation/Video
    QuickTime Movies, Windows AVI, DV (Digital Video), FLC, MPEG, MPEG-4, QTVR Movies, Flash, Animated GIF

    try the fully working demo from here-

    http://www.iview-multimedia.com/products/index.html

    the pro version is more expensive than the $30 lite version, but hey depends upon what you need...the lite version blows iPhoto away imho.
     
  5. Arielle thread starter macrumors member

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    but iView is for OS X only?

    I need something for the G3 running on 9.1, yah?
     
  6. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    Re: but iView is for OS X only?

    both iView Media pro 2 and iView Media run under 9.1, a G3 is way fast enough for either. Just download them and try them out, I promise they are what you are looking for.
     
  7. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

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    Ulead

    I was involved in beta testing an image management app a bit like iPhoto for Ulead a couple of years ago. I can't remember for the life of me what it was called, but a Google search should yield some results - hang on - 'Ulead Photo Explorer for Mac'

    http://www.ulead.com/pex_mac/runme.htm

    You can get a free trial at the above link
     
  8. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I used ACDSee when I was using OS 9. Here's their website. They haven't updated the Mac version for a loooong time, and frankly I don't think they ever will -but it suited me fine.
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    ACDSee is bundled with Canvas 9.0.x. It has been ported to MacOS X 10.x.
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    How old is the G3? My first generation iBook at 233 MHz runs Panther just fine. That might be your best bet. Panther runs faster than any previous version of X, so it may be fine for your dad's purposes.

    Otherwise, I've used Canto Cumulus and the photo browser that comes with the Olympus cameras (I think it's called Camedia Master). Neither of these is as intuitive as iPhoto, though.
     
  11. Arielle thread starter macrumors member

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    How old G3? heh heh...

    REALLY old... it was the first one ever released: Platinum 1997. An oldie but a goodie.
     

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