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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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Cool iPhoto 6.0: experiences (Good/Bad)

My iWork and iLife arrived at the office today - which means, of course, that my productivity has dropped to zero while I play...

I did a custom iLife install, opting not to install iDVD and Garageband (seeing as how my iBook has only 1.2 gigs free).

Playing around with iPhoto, it is very, very cool. Much faster, and the feature set additions are sweet. However... It has crashed on my three times now, while playing around with Calendar creation. And for the past ten minutes it's been in rainbow-wheel-hell after I tried to "undo" a font change for the cover.

I'll give it a little longer before force-quitting (intersted to see if the calendar was saved on-the-fly, or if I have to redo it).

The built-in themes are very nice, and Calendar creation is ridiculously simple. After work I'll head to the local WiFi cafe to see what the pricing structure is.

More reports to come...

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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by CubaMark
Playing around with iPhoto, it is very, very cool. Much faster
To give us an idea, may I ask how many photos you have in iPhoto? What about launch/load times? Are they faster too?
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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What are the chances you could quickly check out the photo book features in Iphoto6. I was thinking of upgrading and iPhoto photo books is the only reason, but i cant find much info on the web. Does the '06 version offer more control over where you place the image and different cover styles/materials. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #4
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stillmot, why not just use a third-party printing service? Many of them will do various forums of printed/bound books now. Two that come to mind are Shutterfly and the company that Flickr uses called Qoop. I realize it's not as well integrated, but at least Shutterfly has an iPhoto plug-in as does Flickr if you go that route.
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I've tried shutterfly and after several failed attempts at uploading my 50 or so photos I moved on to the online portion to work with the couple that got uploaded. The experience only got worse from there and that it really was no responsive and did not offer nearly as many options. The bottom line was that the uploading and organization process was not effecient enough to allow us to offer it as a regular service for couples when we shoot their wedding. I will check out the other name you mentioned, but I have also tried sites like photoworks and have had no luck. Aperture works very well for the photo books but I'm trying to avoid spending that much on software that would only be used to create photobooks- plus we then need to buy from Apple. If the new iphoto worked better than it would definately be worth our while for the next while. I will post another thread about good mac compatable photo book sites and see what I can dig up. Thanks for the info.
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