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Do you use iPhoto?


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I like iPhoto for general organization of files. I keep a small graphic (under 2MB)in it for quick look and find. My iPhoto library is on a different drive than my boot drive.
I use Photoshop for scanning film, slide and prints. I keep my photo files on more than one drive for backups. Like Photoshop Elements for general cleanup of scanned photos.
 
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iPhoto is the reason that made me defiantly choose an iMac as my next computer.
I've been hackintoshing both for fun, self improvement and testing the possibilities of a SO over another; I had my fun and I think the moment to pay back Apple for his efforts will come soon.

My wife and I do tons of pictures and movies of our daughter, and iPhoto is the easiest and best software I've used till now for importing pictures and movies from devices and keep it organized for date. It also recognizes faces which is important for adding search tags.
I'm using both iPhoto and iMovie at home and I'm very happy.

I've been using Adobe Creative Suite for ten years now; I'm working as a web designer / illustrator. My last version is CS3, I'm planning to switch to CS6 when it comes out hopefully at the beginning of the next year. It should include a fantastic anti blur plug in for Photoshop.
Photoshop is the definitive photographer / artist tool, but you need to know how to use it.
The various things that software like Lightroom allows you to do to fix colours and lights can be done with 2/3 tools in Photoshop, but it is far more difficult. That's the reason behind the creation of software like Lightroom or others.
I wouldn't suggest to buy Photoshop for pictures simple tweaks. It is far too expensive for the task. If you are a pro, or you have a serious learning interest, than get it and you won't be disappointed.
 
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I use aperture to organize my photos and for minor repairs such as contrast and white balance, etc. I love the smart folders in aperture.
For certain photos and montages I use Photoshop (http://levi-thano.deviantart.com/ :) )
 
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I use ACDSee...better than iPhoto. ;)
 
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I have worked with a lot of apps the last 10 years, always at a Mac and the every app have pros and cons. ACDSee I do not like it at all. Aperture is nice but is keeping all of the files (pictures) at one folder. And if you have 10-15 thousands of them it is a little problem. New I photo is nice and it has some good tools for home usage but not for Pro. Photoshop is my editing software and I do not think it can de replace.
If any of the Apple apps have an add-on to chose to edit the picture at Photoshop and then back to it it will be perfect.

This Picasa it looks like a cheap copy of the iPhoto to me and with worst interface.
I would like someone who like it and support it, to explain to me some of the pros compare to iPhoto.
And at the iPhoto or Aperture you can share your library over your home network which makes it very friendly to the home user.
 
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We have thousands of pictures and use Lightroom to catalog them all and edit them. Any heavy lifting is done in photoshop. I've got nothing particular against iPhoto except that it's incomplete for my needs. And I don't want to duplicate all my images so I stick with Lightroom and only Lightroom.

Aperture may have been a viable option except I started with Lightroom on the Windows side of things and was able to migrate my entire Lightroom library onto a Mac with no muss or fuss. I would have either had to export all my images or lose my changes, and neither of those was a good potion for me.
 
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iPhoto v Apeture .

I like iPhoto when it was first introduced to me, as a relativity new Mac user (3 years) it was a breath of fresh air. I moved on to Aperture which is better for organization and integration with everything else I use. But I still use Photoshop for all my adjustments.
The only flaw iphoto, and aperture has is the inability to veiw photos outwith the application..... having to export them can be both time consuming and a pain.
 
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Nope, only aperture.

the UI of iPhoto kinda sucks. Even using it on a real mac was a pain. I always felt like they never really innovated the basic UI. It still feels like the very first original iPhoto.
Also plenty of data base errors and lost photo's...

It started to go bad when they introduced faces and places and stuff like that.
Power hungry stuff no one really needs.

You can turn it off in aperture. but not in iphoto...
 
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I like Iphoto, but I think there are better programs out there I haven't found (cuz I haven't looked)
 
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I really dislike both iPhoto and Aperture.

For cataloging, library and slides I use ACDSee...and for raw editing and black and white work I use Photoshop.
 
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