which photo organizer software?

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  1. cloudsfromiowa macrumors newbie

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    Hi! New to Mac and still trying to figure it all out. I had PS CS for my PC, but have ordered PS CS2 for my Mac. I was using PS Elements organizer (I think that's what it was) to install and sort my photos (along with folders on my PC). I'm not really liking iPhoto. I thought I was downloading Picasa for Mac, but it was for the Web, not my computer.:mad: Help. I don't know what to get now and I'm not sure what to do and my CS2 should be arriving any day. I'm not super savvy yet but I really want to dig in!! Thanks!:)
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Once I let go and let iPhoto handle my photos I really got to like it. You have to use folders the way you use playlists in iTunes. You might want to give that a try. Otherwise people should start giving you suggestions shortly. Best wishes.
     
  3. besler3035 macrumors 6502

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    If you like Photoshop, why not wait til CS3? It comes out in late April and is already available for pre-order.

    I personally use iPhoto and enjoy it because it's simple and quick to edit and organize photos.
     
  4. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    iPhoto is great but can run slow on older or base model PPC's. Although I'm sure it is less demanding than CS2, not to mention pre-installed.
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    What's your problem with iPhoto? I find it works quite well. Perhaps if you say what you don't like about it people can offer suggestions.
     
  6. cloudsfromiowa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok...fair is fair. I have only tried to use it 2 times and was in a great hurry, so I think I probably need to spend some time on it first. Am I correct in understanding that it is set up similarly to iTunes? If so, then I should be able to get around in it. Also, it is easy enough to open photos with CS2 from iPhoto? Thanks! And I will post more questions after I have "played" with it a little more.
     
  7. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I 5th iPhoto. I have a few hundred photos, and iPhoto's helped me keep them organized really well. I haven't lost anything (yet). It has to be the best photo software around.
     
  8. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    It sounds like it might be overkill for you, but you might look at either Aperture (great software), or Adobe Lightroom for your photo-organizing needs. They're both a step up from iPhoto.
     
  9. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    Although there probably is an even easier way, I just drag the photo that I see in iPhoto to the desktop (this will make a copy. keeping the orig. in iPhoto) and then open with PS.
     
  10. cloudsfromiowa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to all who replied! I have been importing my photos to iPhoto and I really do like it. I am just waiting for my PS2 and will be ready to go when it gets here. Actually, I'm glad you encouraged me to try it. It is well thought out and I am able to make as many albums as I'd like. Thanks again! Great board...and I'm always open to any advice!!
     

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