iphoto - Faces Alternative

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by axeldtf, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    Is there software out there similar to iphoto's face detection feature? I noticed photoshop elements has this but their product is 90 dollars. I was looking for something a little more inexpensive. Any advice would help, Thanks!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The brand new iLife, including iPhoto is $49.
  3. axeldtf, Nov 21, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010

    axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    Good point, i may just buy that! Also i'd have to upgrade to snow leopard. Thanks!
  4. r0k, Nov 21, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010

    r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Picasa is free and has some sort of faces feature. I haven't tried it. I use iPhoto. If you have to upgrade to Snow Leopard, that's $29 I think. Then iLife is another $49. Still less than adobe. I try to avoid adobe software unless I really need it. I have Dreamweaver at home and Photoshop at work but I don't use either of them that often. I prefer lighter weight programs or open source programs like Gimp, but every now and then I have to use an adobe program. One instance is opening pdf files that contain large images. Sometimes preview doesn't open them correctly of there is a font problem and for that reason I have acrobat reader on my mac. But it annoys the heck out of me asking me to upgrade the thing every couple of days. For God's sake, it's just a pdf viewer, why should it need so much of my time and attention? Unfortunately, adobe carries this invasive/pervasive/bloated approach to almost all their software. There are some things that are best done in photoshop or whatever and I will grit my teeth and muscle through using it but I'm happy to fall back to a less capable program when I'm able to. If you are looking for a photo program, don't lock yourself into an adobe solution. Look at Picasa and iPhoto and even Aperture before you consider an adobe product, not only to save money but to save time but if your needs are basic, you can avoid needless complexity by shying away from adobe products.
  5. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007

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