iPhoto 1.5 Rumors

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The original iPhoto was released in January at MacWorld SF 2002. Since that time, the software has only seen minor revisions. A MacRumors source shared with us some information about the upcoming iPhoto update.

The upcoming iPhoto update will bring it to version 1.5 (from 1.1.1). Additional features will include burning support, iDVD Export support, and possibly more .Mac integration.

Time frame for release is still unclear, but the previously rumored Halloween release seems unlikely.
 

medea

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Sounds good to me, especially the iDVD integration.
what else do you think they would do with iPhoto and .mac though?
 

goofbutt

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Shouldn't apple fix the issues with .Mac before they relase more apps that integrate with it? They reliability and speed of .Mac hasn't inspired much confidence in me to use it lately. And don't even get me started on the issues with iDisk.
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
The .mac integration I could care less about; I hope they're working on improving the overall user friendliness of the program. It's a great app, and has a lot of potential. I just hope they're getting the program's act together before/while they start fooling with .mac.
 

Tue12

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A performance boost for the application would be welcome. The thing is a slug.

:)
 

greggers

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I agree with you on the speed thing. However, it must be stated at least that this program has A LOT of data to be pushing around.

The only thing I want to be really improved is the resizing of the windows/ pictures. It should, to keep it consistant amongst computers, regardless of processor power, change the photos to box outlines, until resizing of the pictures/ window is done. In fact, this should be a system-wide change. If your computer/ you can tolerate it, there should be an option to leave it always on in the System Preferences, otherwise.

And I think the brushed metal interface needs to go--- I like it in iTunes and DVD player (Quicktime is OK), but otherwise it is silly.
 

Beej

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A semi-OT question...

Is it possible to use iPhoto without having it copy all the pictures into the iPhoto folder? I have a client who wants to use iPhoto, but all their files are stored on dual 160 GB HDs. Adding any of the photos causes iPhoto to copy them onto the local 30 GB HD... this is obviously going to become a problem :)
 

cionheart

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I would prefer a performance boost. My private library has more than 3000 photos now and iPhoto is getting soooo slow :-(

Even more, I hope that they finally offer print orders outside the US. Here in Europe/Germany a lot of iPrograms lose functionality like iPhoto (no print orders) or Sherlock3. Anyway iPhoto is a great program and I hope they'll improve it soon and into the right direction.

Bye, Nicolas
 

beno

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Re: A semi-OT question...

Originally posted by Beej
Is it possible to use iPhoto without having it copy all the pictures into the iPhoto folder? I have a client who wants to use iPhoto, but all their files are stored on dual 160 GB HDs. Adding any of the photos causes iPhoto to copy them onto the local 30 GB HD... this is obviously going to become a problem :)
Yes, there is a thing called iPhoto Librarian allowing you to have different photo folders.

http://homepage.mac.com/scrufmeister/iPhotoLibrarian.html
 

MM2270

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Re: A semi-OT question...

Originally posted by Beej
Is it possible to use iPhoto without having it copy all the pictures into the iPhoto folder? I have a client who wants to use iPhoto, but all their files are stored on dual 160 GB HDs. Adding any of the photos causes iPhoto to copy them onto the local 30 GB HD... this is obviously going to become a problem :)
iPhoto will ALWAYS want to copy any images added to it over to it's own Library. Although there's no way to have it just reference the images, and keep them in their original location, there is one thing that can help.

There's a way to do this with iPhoto 1.1.1. Store all your photos on the 160 Gig drives as normal. Locate the iPhoto Library folder in it's default location, which is inside the Pictures folder of the Home folder. Copy that folder to the dual 160 GB drives, wherever you want. Then, delete the original iPhoto Library folder on the main drive. Now, simply make an alias of the iPhoto Library BACK to its default location. Best way to do this is to Command-Option drag the folder there. That will make an alias without the "alias" tag on the name. Now, whenever you add pictures to iPhoto, it will redirect the copies to the Library folder on the dual 160 drives. It's not a perfect solution, because they will still need to delete photos from their original structure so you don't end up with a total set of dupes on the dual 160 GB drives, but at least it will direct the pictures to stay on the drives they want.

Hope that helps. And here's hoping Apple finds a way to fix this somewhat annoying feature of iPhoto.
 

MM2270

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Halloween release

What i don't get about this article is the assumption that the Halloween release seems unlikely. Why is that? Is there some evidence that this update is only in the beginning stages of development? The claim that the late Oct. release is unlikely doesn't seem very substantiated to me, unless I missed something in the article. Please explain.
 

QuiteSure

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Also buggy

iPhoto has the ability to both promote and ruin a beginning digital photographer like myself. I have found the program to be extremely buggy, and unusable without trashing the data files and reimporting all of my photos after a crash, which I have had to do frequently. Getting rid of the .plist file has not been sufficient. If iPhoto could be more stable, it would be a great app.
 

MacSlut

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iView Media Pro

Might I recommend iView Media Pro:
http://www.iview-multimedia.com/

It's much better than iPhoto, and if you do any real work with photos, it's well worth the $80. More than likely you probably have Toast or software that came with your camera that entitles you to a special discount.

There's a demo version of the software that you can try.

I use it extensively for building Webpages. It allows you to build your own HTML templates and works very well. Very stable and reliable.

Best of all, unlike iPhoto, it's mission is to be an application. It doesn't blur the lines between app and OS. As a result it's much easier to use than iPhoto.

One problem I have with iPhoto is that while it looks very Mac-like, it functions very Windows like. They made poor decisions in functionality in an effort to make it easy to use. The result is that you have to learn how iPhoto does things that you should already be comfortable doing in the OS. Do you really need an app to delete or move files?
 

Beej

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Thanks

Thanks beno and MM2270. I haven't tried either of these methods yet, but I will. Thanks heaps.

Let's hope iPhoto 1.5 will make this easier to do...
 

ibrainch

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iPhoto/iMovie/iDevice

Anyone else suspect that Apple will launch a new digital device later this month along with updates to iPhoto and iMovie? Just looking at the pattern from last year when iTunes 2 and iPod were announced in late October and it seems to make sense (right after earnings announcement). It would be the perfect time to announce an all in one phone/DV camera/Palm type device - right before holidays. I don't think they would wait until January to announce this kind of device. Thoughts?
 

Toe

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IMHO, iPhoto really, really needs two features:

1. Better performance through optional reduced features. That is, have a Pref. that allows for less previewing, etc. That is, on slower computers, iPhoto wouldn't be as cool, but would run faster. On my 400 MHz iMac with 4,000 photos, it is awfully dang slow. Then again, Apple is subtly telling me they want me to upgrade....

2. Emboss a copyright onto photos... especially for upload to .Mac. As it is, there is NO way to get a copyright imprinted on your photos except to export, manipulate in another program, then re-import (if you wanna keep them in iPhoto).

Here's hoping that at least the latter will be included.

As a reminder, if you want to see things added to iPhoto, don't just complain... write to Apple. They wanna hear from you:
http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphoto.html
 

Fofer

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Originally posted by Toe
IMHO, iPhoto really, really needs two features:

1. Better performance through optional reduced features. That is, have a Pref. that allows for less previewing, etc. That is, on slower computers, iPhoto wouldn't be as cool, but would run faster.
Try this: Make sure you've checked the box that has pictures seperated by "Film Roll." Then hold down the OPTION key while clicking on one of the arrows that allow you close/open the individual film rolls.

Voila! They are all closed by default now... and you can open/close them as you need too. No previewing = MUCH faster performance, specifically opening, scrolling, and closing.

This works especially well if you've named your film rolls appropriately.