View Poll Results: What do you use to manage your photos on your Mac?

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  • iPhoto

    7 63.64%
  • Picasa

    1 9.09%
  • Something else (please provide details in a reply)

    3 27.27%
  1. Fausty82's Avatar
    I am finding myself hating the workings of iPhoto more and more every time I open it... what's your choice?
    06-29-2011 06:39 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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 07:06 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    I also hate iPhoto. Really, REALLY hate it.

    I manage my photos manually, and import them just using image capture.

    I suppose I could try PhotoShop Elements, but I really don't want an app arranging them for me.
    06-29-2011 09:41 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    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...
    06-29-2011 11:17 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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.
    06-30-2011 07:20 AM
  6. andrewsmith's Avatar
    I absolutely love iPhoto then again I'm not a professional editor or anything. I just import everything to iPhoto, put them where they need to go, upload whatever I want to FB, and I'm done.
    07-06-2011 09:39 PM
  7. Ham Solo's Avatar
    I've been using iPhoto. It works for me.
    07-06-2011 11:04 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    07-06-2011 11:19 PM
  9. DonNguyen#IM's Avatar
    drag and drop into dated folders and then edit using Photoshop/Bridge
    07-07-2011 02:01 AM
  10. iRooney's Avatar
    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.
    07-08-2011 10:52 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I use Picasa sometimes, but honestly, i just access them through preview if i want to show a picture, and i have albums saved in various picture folders...

    I despise iPhoto. It is seriously such a waste of memory on any mac...
    07-08-2011 12:37 PM
  12. iV1SHAL's Avatar
    Don't do a lot of photo stuff but when I do it's iPhoto.
    07-08-2011 12:38 PM
  13. morgantm89's Avatar
    Aperture here
    07-08-2011 01:08 PM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    Aperture here
    Any performance issue? I've read some reviews in the app store that are critical it's sluggishness... just curious...
    07-08-2011 01:13 PM
  15. Alli's Avatar
    And did you notice after all that face tagging that your hard drive space took a dive? iPhoto makes thumbnails of everything. Once I dumped iPhoto and cleaned up its mess, I can't tell you how much hard drive space I regained!

    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.
    07-08-2011 01:42 PM
  16. morgantm89's Avatar
    Any performance issue? I've read some reviews in the app store that are critical it's sluggishness... just curious...
    None here, I only have around 1000 pictures in there though so its not a huge library. Its a little slower adding photos than Lightroom but I prefer the interface in Aperture.
    07-08-2011 03:29 PM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    I use iPhoto. Not crazy for it but its just what I use
    07-08-2011 04:22 PM
  18. iRooney's Avatar
    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.

    And did you notice after all that face tagging that your hard drive space took a dive? iPhoto makes thumbnails of everything. Once I dumped iPhoto and cleaned up its mess, I can't tell you how much hard drive space I regained!
    07-08-2011 07:15 PM
  19. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    Not sure... but have you tried Picasa? It's free and does facial recognition...not sure how well, but it does them...
    07-08-2011 07:34 PM
  20. iRooney's Avatar
    I was never really a fan of Picasa for Windows, so I don't really see me liking the Mac version either. I almost clicked Buy on Aperture, but I really think I should run the trial before I throw $80 at it.
    07-08-2011 09:50 PM
  21. Fausty82's Avatar
    I was never really a fan of Picasa for Windows, so I don't really see me liking the Mac version either. I almost clicked Buy on Aperture, but I really think I should run the trial before I throw $80 at it.
    That's kind of where I am... settled on Picasa for the time being. It does make sharing via the web and email pretty ***** proof...
    07-08-2011 09:57 PM
  22. Dryland's Avatar
    Thanks for the input, everyone... trashed iPhoto in favor of Picasa... seriously considering Aperture, but haven't pulled the $70 trigger yet...
    Aperture is iPhoto on steroids and it's a resource hog. Lightroom is ok but also a resource hog. I'm sticking with iPhoto due to photo stream. Not the best solution but the easiest.


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    07-08-2011 10:21 PM
  23. Dryland's Avatar
    None here, I only have around 1000 pictures in there though so its not a huge library. Its a little slower adding photos than Lightroom but I prefer the interface in Aperture.
    Try 6000 photos. You'd hate it for sure.


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    07-08-2011 10:25 PM
  24. Alli's Avatar
    I think with everyone racing to Google +, now is a great time to go with Picasa.
    07-08-2011 11:14 PM
  25. iRooney's Avatar
    I believe I am going to take the plunge and go with Aperture. I considered Picasa, but I just can't bring myself to do it.
    07-09-2011 08:56 AM
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