View Poll Results: What do you use to manage your photos on your Mac?
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- 06-29-2011, 06:06 PM #2
I actually manage my library myself with a combination of OCD and Folders. My pictures that need to be shared are either on Facebook or Flickr. I've tried iPhoto many, many times but my library is so huge it aleays breaks it. Then the times it does work it's too hard to add stuff because of the way iPhoto organizes it. So I've pretty much given up on it.
- 06-29-2011, 08:41 PM #3
That seems to be the consensus... I have asked several places - here, Twitter, FaceBook... and while the answer to "what" always changes, it NEVER comes up iPhoto... Picasa is free, and I used it for years on my pc in my pre-Mac days... so it's worth a shot. All of my photos have been extracted from iPhoto... and it's going in the trash...
thanks for playing, guys...
- 06-30-2011, 06:20 AM #5
I like alot of the features of iPhoto but the way it organizes the photos is just plain stupid and hard to work with. I already have my folder structure so why can't it just use the folders as my albums. I have one particular thing all together like all pictures of my car but within it is broken down to sub directories by events. I import into iPhoto and it all gets seperated Ughhhh terrible interface.
- 07-06-2011, 08:39 PM #6
- 07-06-2011, 10:04 PM #7
Thanks for the input, everyone... trashed iPhoto in favor of Picasa... seriously considering Aperture, but haven't pulled the $70 trigger yet...
Getting photos out of iPhoto was too tough to do the custom editing... the editing options in iPhoto was pretty lame.
- 07-07-2011, 01:01 AM #9
- 07-08-2011, 09:52 AM #10
Only been using OSX for a few days now, but I really love the features of iPhoto. It actually took my folder names from my Windows backup and used them as event names. The face detection is nowhere near accurate, I've noticed. Because face tagging was really important to me I spent about 7 hours manually face tagging 4000 photos the other night. Hell, I had nothing else going on so it wasn't that big of a deal.
I changed my camera from RAW to JPEG, so I haven't investigated how iPhoto handles RAW files. I might have to turn the camera setting back on and give it a go just for giggles.
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- 07-08-2011, 06:15 PM #18
Hmm.. Now that you mention it...15GB of photos is occupying 20GB of hard drive space in that folder...I'm guessing there's 5GB of metadata there. Question being then....is Aperture any better at managing this, considering it does Faces as well? If it is, I'll take the plunge....I've got the $100 App Store gift card from the MacBook purchase anyway.
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