iPhoto 4.0.2 Now Available

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iPhoto version 4.0.2 is now available via Software Update:
iPhoto 4.0.2 addresses minor issues with Smart Albums and European books, and provides notification when new versions of iPhoto are available.
The update can also be downloaded here (requires iPhoto 4.0.1 in iLife 04).

[Update] Apple has pulled the update, both from Software Update and from downloads. So far, no reason has been given.
 

belair

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iphoto sucks anyway

I stoppded using it because of all this smart folders all over my mac.
I upload pictures every day and I edit in photoshop its just a mess finding the photos in those folders.

Besides I don't like the fact of the thumnails taking up even more space what for? I use my Nikon Viewer that came with my D70.
You guys tell me if this update is worth anything.
:rolleyes:
 

belair

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sorry there

Is it possible to change the settings in iphoto so it does not rearrange everything according to date?
Thanks
 

stoid

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Who cares??

Maybe if it had something to do with 10.3.5 or the 2.5s shipping...
I use iPhoto, in conjunction with Photoshop for image manipulation to organize my growing catalog of digital photos. I've had my Canon PowerShot S45 for a little over a year and have already amassed over 1000 great shots. It may still lack a few features, but it's a great program, not to mention the iLife integration is superb! Any update, no matter how small is more than welcome.
 

wPod

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iPhoto is one of apple's best applications, im surprised there is an update!

er by 'best' i mean 'worst' and by 'im surprised' i mean 'its about time'

i like iPhoto b/c it pulls the pics off my camera quickly, and it has a LOT of potential, i just have never gotten it to work very at organizing stuff. oh well.
 

jxyama

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belair said:
I stoppded using it because of all this smart folders all over my mac.
I upload pictures every day and I edit in photoshop its just a mess finding the photos in those folders.
iPhoto works great as long as you let it do its thing in file organization. you run into trouble when you try to access them via Finder. i realize this isn't a prefered way to deal with pictures for some, but i think it's fantastic.

when i edit my photo using PSE, i either export the picture and re-import or simply designate PSE as my editing software - any changes you make in PSE will be recorded by iPhoto.

does anyone know if this update fixed the annoying habit of iPhoto to take the text input focus away from title/comment fields while editing?

i guess i'll get home and try in a few hours...
 

stoid

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belair said:
Is it possible to change the settings in iphoto so it does not rearrange everything according to date?
Thanks
I don't think so. The only way would be to throw them into an album and rearrange them by hand. I don't what other order you'd put them in that the computer could do automatically. Size? Orientation? What do you have in mind?
 

colmaclean

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Just installed it. Not too happy... on the first couple of tests, my iPhoto now takes over 5 minutes to quit with the beachball of death taking control and a LOT of hard disc thrashing.

I'll try again after a reboot to make sure the update is set up correctly...

Note: using 12" PB/Panther & iPhoto with 4300 pics.
 

After G

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belair said:
I stoppded using it because of all this smart folders all over my mac.
I upload pictures every day and I edit in photoshop its just a mess finding the photos in those folders.
I don't know if this is a new feature, never having looked at iPhoto preferences before this update, but there's a preference that allows you to open photos in another application when you double-click on them. Hope that helps.
 

belair

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it is good for holiday pics

But its not that good for work.

What I usually do, I upload my photos trough image capture, its really fast as well. Then I look at them in Nikon view and in edit in photoshop.And save the new ones in another folder with the same name only called edit.
The thing is when I edit I like to keep the original.
You never know when you touch up pictures you might want to return to the original in case you want to lower contrast. level ect. When you do that on an already retouched photo, its just gets worse.

If I want to find those pictures in iphoto trough the folder its really hard to find them. Guess I just like to know where my stuff is.
 

JW Pepper

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I downloaded the Extensis Portfilio 7 demo and I will definetly buy the application when my 2.5FG5 finally arrives. It just shows how good iPhoto could be with a bit more work.
 

autrefois

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I installed the update. No noticeable change and no problems on my Tibook (running Panther).

I'm curious why Apple seems to be putting update mechanisms in more and more of its software. Have they found out that people don't check Software update?
 

jxyama

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stoid said:
I don't think so. The only way would be to throw them into an album and rearrange them by hand. I don't what other order you'd put them in that the computer could do automatically. Size? Orientation? What do you have in mind?
just to add a bit more info, as far as i know, i think the only other arrangement is by import date...
 

SilentPanda

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Initial load and quit took a bit longer than expected but now everything seems to be as fast as normal... this is with 1932 photos taking up about 1.4 gig on my iBook G4 800 w/ 640 megs of RAM.
 
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where is MOTION. Is it released yet. :(

The iApps need a level of advancement I had recommend this in one of the forums.

Use an Expose style with each iApps for level of useability. :eek:
 

nitz

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mine crashed

I installed it and iPhoto promptly crashed when I started the program. I'm sick of iPhoto. What are some better picture management programs out there?
 

madrobby

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I've a TiBook 1GHz with 4624 photos (about 5,2 GB, most of the photos are 5MP from my Sony DSC-F717). I noticed iPhoto launches a bit faster, but takes much longer to quit (SBOD on display...).
Must be some new "check-if-everything-is-allright"-thing on exiting iPhoto... :confused:

Anyway, I really like the app a lot, it does exactly what I need when it comes to creating albums, importing, rotating, sorting and exporting photos. No need to change anything...

Also, the photo sharing function is really nice when swapping shots with friends and family.
 

~Shard~

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Updates are always good I suppose, but the update I'll be holding out for and expecting great things from is iPhoto 5. There are still too many little things that annoy me with iPhoto that I would like to see fixed, such as simple editing features, which Photoshop shouldn't be required for.
 
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