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iOS-Inspired iPhoto for Mac Update Coming This Summer?

The next version of iPhoto will be redesigned to be more like the iOS version of iPhoto, according to Belgian website Apple Weetjes [Google Translate].

The report includes a couple of details about potential new features. The new Mac version of iPhoto is said to gain the excellent iPhoto Journals feature and a redesigned photo retouching system, both inspired by the iOS version of iPhoto. The site also claims that the new iPhoto will require OS X Lion or Mountain Lion -- Snow Leopard won't be supported.

Apple Weetjes doesn't have much of a track record on rumors, but the features they mention do seem likely to make their way to the Mac version of iPhoto at some point.

via AppleInsider

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31 months ago
Yay! Let's dumb everything down even more! WTF has happened to apple... They used to have excellent products.



With iCloud, this could be sweet.


iCloud as a whole is somewhat useless, but especially with photos and videos. I posted this before, but I will repost it.

Do you understand how large photos are? My low end DSLR makes files that are about 15MB a piece. Some of the high end models such as the Nikon D800 make photos up to 75MB. Lets use my camera for example. I typically take about 250-400 shots per shoot. Assuming each file is around 15MB, that would mean I have between 3.7 and 6 GB of data. Like most in the US, I also have low upload bandwidth. To be exact, I get about 1.5megaBITs up, or 192 kilobytes per second. At that rate, it would take over five and a half hours just to upload 250 shots to iCloud. If I had a nice D800, it would take 27 hours to upload those shots on my connection. Also note that on one vacation, in which I toured Europe, I took over 2000 photos. Do you see how ridiculous it would be to actually use iCloud? It is not a viable option.
Rating: 18 Votes
31 months ago
yay ... more limitations :rolleyes:

the iPad version is horrible, you cant even delete and reorganize your pictures as far as i know
Rating: 17 Votes
31 months ago
I hope that Apple integrates iPhoto into the Photos app on iOS, it makes no sense to have two apps considering they have the exact same function bar a few photo editing features on iPhoto.
Rating: 17 Votes
31 months ago

Yay! Let's dumb everything down even more! WTF has happened to apple... They used to have excellent products.



Have you even used the App? Its got much more to offer than the current iPhoto app for Mac.

Seriously. Everyone needs to get off the "Apple are dumbing down everything" bandwagon :rolleyes:

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Interesting. I'm guessing it will be optimally used with the trackpad since it seems that is the direction Apple is going. What would be cool is if you could transfer pictures via a home's Wifi between the iOS and Mac version w/o going outside the program or app or having to use iCloud.


You can publish the photo's to Photostream but I believe it lessons the MP.
Rating: 12 Votes
31 months ago
That would be great. iOS iPhoto is much better than OS X iPhoto, IMO.
Rating: 10 Votes
31 months ago
Wow that icon is hideous.
Rating: 9 Votes
31 months ago
For an average user this would be a nice change. The rest of us photography snobs can keep using what we use.
Rating: 9 Votes
31 months ago

If you can afford to own a DSLR and trips to Europe, then just spring for the faster internet connection. Or you can use ipad's 4g connection and that is much faster than 1.5Mbps.



First and foremost I can't get a faster connection. Remember, we are talking about upload bandwidth here, not downloads. Also, I would go way over any caps imposed on a 4G iPad. Remember, one shoot will net me 3.7-6 GB of data...
Rating: 9 Votes
31 months ago
Does this mean we'll no longer be able to organize photos on our Mac using iPhoto!? And that the UI will become completely unintuitive and my mom will no longer be able to use it and I will be at a loss as to explain it to her!?

Oh goodie! YAY! :rolleyes:

OK, admitedly I may be being harsh, but i just yesterday purchased iPhoto for iPad and was terribly frustrated and disappointed with it within 90 seconds. Normally I do my homework before dropping change on an app, but I tend to just trust Apple... And I (apparently?) falsely assumed iPhoto for iOS would allow me to *organize* photos ala the Mac version, thus replacing the Photos app??? Either I'm a moron... or whooooops.... $5 in the trash. So disappointed. *Sigh*.
Rating: 9 Votes
31 months ago
They really need to have iOS iPhoto sync up with Mac iPhoto. It doesn't make a lot of sense to have two separate libraries and force the users to do a bunch of legwork to keep them up to date. Ideally, we would have an option to back up our libraries to iCloud (iPhoto in the Cloud?) for a fee? The current solution is a bit rubbish, I think. :confused: /opinion
Rating: 8 Votes

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