iPhoto on Retina MacBook Pro is driving me crazy

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jk73, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. jk73 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    I love my retina MacBook Pro, but iPhoto is driving me crazy. Why isn't there a "fit to screen" option or an option to keep the "zoom" feature maxed out?

    When I browse through my photo library, I have to zoom each picture because the setting in the "zoom" bar (in the lower left corner) resets after each picture. I assume this is a bug and/or related to the high resolution of the rMBP, but it makes iPhoto almost unusable. Anyone else noticing this problem, especially on an rMBP?
  2. switon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2012
    RE: iPhoto and Aperture...

    Hi jk73,

    Maybe I'm not understanding your problem fully, but ...

    In iPhoto when I click on an "Event" and then click on a photo in that Event it "zooms" the photo to fill the window. If I then press the left-arrow or right-arrow keys, I cycle through the photos in the Event, all at the zoomed level. In other words, it does not "unzoom" when switching photos. This is the behavior I find on both the rMBP's display as well as on an external 27" display when it is connected.

    Personally, I like the way Aperture displays the photos of an Event better than the way iPhoto does.

  3. Jungo macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    Same problem

    I have the exact same problem (also on a retina mbp) - but mostly on older photos (half of my library) - I wonder if it's the latest os build, iphoto or retina specific.

    it's MOST irrating.

    I am also experiencing spotting cloud imports of new photos (sometimes they auto import sometimes they don't) AND there is NOTHING showing the cloud area no matter what I do.
  4. jk73 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    Not for me. I just tried the above and the "zoom" reverts to the minimum with each successive photo when I use the arrows to browse.

    I can't believe something as simple as the "zoom" or "fit to screen (or window)" preference has been omitted from iPhoto. I've had my rMBP for over 4 months but I use iPhoto less and less, simply because viewing pictures is such a chore.


    I've had my rMBP since July and this problem has existed from Day 1. I'm sure the resolution and/or pixel size on the rMBP is part of the problem, although those are an rMBP feature and not a bug. I just can't believe that the "zoom" preference can't be set once and then hold, instead of resetting with each viewed photo.

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