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I hate iPhoto with a fiery passion. Please help me find an alternative.

While I have plenty of experience with PCs, I am a Mac person who is currently using a MacBook Pro (OS X, but it's more than 3 years old), an iPhone, and a Canon SLR. I upgraded to the full version of iPhoto awhile ago thinking it would make me like iPhoto better. It has not. I'm leaning towards Adobe PhotoShop Elements 12, but I am not sure if that is the best alternative or if there is another one I should be considering. Some additional info inside. [more inside]
posted by katemcd on Jan 3, 2014 - 20 answers

Please help me practice good hygiene when it comes to iPhoto and iPhones

I have an iPhone. I use iPhoto on a MacBook. What settings for iCloud, Photo Stream, iTunes, etc will stop the frustrating situation I find myself in? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 1, 2013 - 8 answers

How to fix iPhone photos upside down in iPhoto

I took a bunch of photos with my iPhone held horizontally, which when imported into iPhoto are now upside down. Last time I did this, and I rotated the photos in iPhoto, the photos then appear upside down when viewing them on the iPhone. Is there any way to get the iPhone to agree with iPhoto on which way is up? Or do I have to create duplicate photos and rotate one so that at least one version is properly viewable on each device? (Also, does anyone have a good trick for remembering what the right position is for the camera eye when holding the iPhone sideways so I don't do this again?)
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Is it dumb to "downgrade" my photo archives?

When digital photography was new, I saved everything at it's highest settings. Now that I currently have nearly 80 gigs of photographs, would it make sense to "downgrade" all of my photos to smaller sizes? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Jun 10, 2013 - 26 answers

What happens if I turn on sharing in iPhoto 11?

If I allow iPhoto to share photos with my Facebook and Flickr accounts, will I regret it? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Is there a Cloud Storage for Dummies?

I have about 8,000 photos on my home computer and I'd be bummed to lose them. It's time for me to learn about cloud storage. Halp? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 4, 2012 - 32 answers

How can I keep iphoto from cutting off the margins of photos when they print?

I have to print very detailed photos for my job. At times, the photos taken have information near the margin of the photo. When I import photos into iphoto and print them--whether or not I use preview--the margins are cut off. Is there a setting I can change to make sure that the entire photo is printed? This is driving me crazy. Thanks.
posted by SpicyMustard on May 18, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I sync iPhoto across two machines?

I have a MacBook and an iMac and would like to keep the same iPhoto library on both machines. I'm comfortable with making sure I only change the library on one machine at a time. I've done research and it seems the only way to keep the library on both machines is to use rsync, but despite following some online guides I can't get it to work. Does anyone know of a user-friendly link that will help?
posted by ascullion on Mar 6, 2011 - 10 answers

iPhoto 9 told me "This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the Alps!"

iPhoto 9.0 trashed two years of photos. Although I've gotten some images back, any final recovery suggestions before I need to write over the drive? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Dec 18, 2010 - 9 answers

PS Elements to iPhoto migration

How can I migrate my wife's digital pictures from Photoshop Elements 5 on WinXP to iPhoto 8 and preserve the albums? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Dec 17, 2010 - 2 answers

iLife on PC

I want to use iPhoto and some of the other iLife software, but I don't want to buy a Mac. Can I run this software effectively using software such as VMWare on my Windows 7 PC? [more inside]
posted by lemur on Nov 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Easy way to select keepers from exposure bracketed photos on Mac?

I often use exposure bracketing with my Panasonic DMC-FX01. But now I have a problem, a huge chunk of my iPhoto library is taken up by trios of the same shot only one of which is actually needed for my archive. Is there some easy way to review bracketed sets and select one while deleting the rest?
posted by pasd on Sep 25, 2010 - 5 answers

iPhone not syncing calendars, photos, and triplicated my notes. Help?

iPhone not syncing calendars, photos, and triplicated my notes. Help? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Nov 12, 2009 - 3 answers

iPhone 3G doesn't mount as a camera any more

iPhone 3G doesn't mount as a camera any more (contains list of things already tried) [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 9, 2009 - 9 answers

If this doesn't work I'm going back to the computers of John Hodgeman

When I burn pictures to a CD on my mac, why does it always burn the uncorrected ones? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 14, 2009 - 6 answers

How to make my iPhoto thumbnails display correctly?

Why don't the thumbnails in iPhoto match up with my images? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Mar 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Switching from iPhoto to Lightroom

I'm a photographer, switching from iPhoto, to Lightroom. I only want one copy of my (original) photos. How can I make the switch, and clean my computer up, without deleting any photos/shoots accidentally? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Feb 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Flip me left, flip me right

iPhotoFilter: how to make vertically-oriented photos taken on a Casio EX-V8 automatically show up that way in iPhoto? [more inside]
posted by trouserlouse on Jan 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Back my Mac up online

What's the best software for automated online backups for OSX? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Dec 25, 2008 - 13 answers

Starting over with a new laptop, how best to stay organized?

I'd like to know the best way to move a selected group of files & applications to a new laptop, and advice to help ensure that my new Mac doesn't get bunged up with duplicate & improperly deleted files like my old one did, with its inexplicably full hard drive and crammed iTunes & iPhoto folders. This is rather lengthy, geared to the slightly moronic layperson (me), and has 6 sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Did OSX delete my pictures?

Did I lose the photos I had in a guest account on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Nov 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me with my photo storage and viewing, please.

I need to speed up my mac/iPhoto by managing my files and workflow better. Can I speed up my clunky iPhoto? Or should I abandon it for another program? [more inside]
posted by monkeygenius on Sep 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Connect Canon HG10 video to Mac os X

Mac osx/canon hg10 cannot get stills off camera. Video yes, stills no. We're supposed to have a baby any day now and this sucker ain't behaving (the camera-mac connection). I haven't had this kind of problem with a mac in 10 years. [more inside]
posted by willep on Jul 12, 2008 - 4 answers

How to start fresh with OSX but restore my music and photos?

How should I go about formating and re-installing Mac OSX on a computer I've been upgrading and using for five years? I want to start fresh and clean with a new install of OSX, but with all my songs, photos, movies intact in iTunes and iPhoto on the new system. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 10, 2008 - 12 answers

This can't be happening..

Something terrible has happened! I'm using Mac OS Leopard and had backed up my photos onto my 500gb external hard drive in order to format the computer. Everything was fine and my iPhoto library, all 3.4gb of it, was on the drive and then... a disaster. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on May 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Get iphoto/itunes files off local drive? Maybe S3?

I'm looking for some best practice advice in moving my iTunes music and my iPhoto images off my local hard drive. The 160GB drive on my Macbook is about full. I know I can use a USB/Firewire/Network-attached external hard drive, but has anyone had luck using a service such as Amazon's S3 for this. I know if works fine for storing the files, but how usable is it to actually 'get' the files? [more inside]
posted by namith on Apr 9, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I back up my iPhoto library to my .mac account?

How can I automatically back up my iPhoto library to my .mac account? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Digital camera movies into an iPod?

When movies taken with a digital camera have been transferred to iPhoto, how to get one out to one's iPod to show around? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Oct 30, 2007 - 3 answers

Hiding certain photos in iPhoto.

iPhoto help: A friend is coming to use my computer when I'm not here. I have photos on the computer which another friend of ours does not want anyone to see. Is there a way to password protect existing photos or albums or easily hide them so I can get them back easily? I searched and it seems no is the answer but I'm hoping MeFites know a workaround. I'm on iPhoto 5.
posted by dobbs on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Importing files from directories into iPhoto albums?

Will iPhoto use directory names as album names when importing photos from a Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by jgarbers on May 29, 2007 - 4 answers

In the dark about Lightroom

Can anyone who is higher on the learning curve recommend any good resources/offer any tips/etc. for getting the most out of Adobe Lightroom? Bonus points for advice on tranisitioning from iPhoto. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 5, 2007 - 1 answer

How to move iTunes and iPhoto libraries to a network drive?

What is the easiest way to move my iTunes and iPhoto libraries from an external USB drive to a network drive? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Mar 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Packing two users/computers into one

I'm consolidating two Mac computers with unique users onto one new machine. What's my best process for setting up the users so that they can share iTunes and iPhoto libraries? [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Mar 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Suggestions for a mom-friendly digital camera

[MomFilter] Looking for first-hand suggestions for a good digital camera to accompany my mom on an upcoming trip. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 5, 2007 - 11 answers

My photos in iPhoto are living on the wrong disk - how do I move them without pain?

I've imported photos to my iPhoto library, but left the originals on the wrong disk (external HDD). How can I move the originals to the iPhoto library without having to start over? [more inside]
posted by jcummings1974 on Dec 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Can I move iLife extras to a network drive?

I would like my iLife applications to have their libraries and assorted bumf (ie iDVD themes and Garageband loops) on my networked drive, clearing up space on my powerbook. I recently read about an application that did this but two days of googl'n later I'm stuck. Anyone? [more inside]
posted by leftoverboy on Oct 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Organizing photos on a mac

Handling digital photos and movies on a mac. Ex-PC user here! [more inside]
posted by kdern on Sep 23, 2006 - 12 answers

iPhoto keywords via folder names?

In iPhoto 6, is there a way to add kewords to images based on the folders in which they're located? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Aug 11, 2006 - 5 answers

iPhoto without iLife?

I have iPhoto2 on my Mac but after 3.5 years I find it pretty lame, so I decided to buy iPhoto6: but then I found out it comes bundled with iLife 06, ie 7 Gb of other programs I don't really want or need. I have about 11 Gb of free disk space. Is there a way to find a simple copy of iPhoto6 or, say, even iPhoto4? It should be about 600-700 Mb, I suppose. thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Apr 25, 2006 - 12 answers

Where have the iPhotos gone?!?!

The iPhoto Library folder on an iBook is gone. Vanished. Nowhere to be found. Where did it go? What can we do? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Feb 15, 2006 - 5 answers

iPhoto sort by resolution?

Is there a way to get iPhoto to sort pictures by resolution/size? An external utility? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Feb 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Backup versus iPhoto. Who will triumph?

Mac Help Req'd! Trouble with iPhoto and Backup 3. [more inside]
posted by I Love Tacos on Feb 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Will Apple print iPhoto books with nudity in them?

Will I have any problems with getting Apple to print an iPhoto bound book with nothing but nudie pictures? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Jan 28, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I prevent iPhoto from auto-launching when I plug in a card reader?

How can I prevent iPhoto from auto-launching when I plug in a card reader? When I plug in a card reader, iPhoto assumes that it is being summoned and auto-magically launches itself. I don't want this to happen. I don't want iPhoto to ever launch without my permission, which I might grant once a year or so. Yet, every day I have to cope with it launching multiple times as I attempt to transfer photos to my hard drive. It is a minor annoyance, true, but it is an annoyance. My question, then, is how can I make iPhoto stop doing this? I've searched its settings high-and-low, but to no avail. I've searched the System Preferences high-and-low, but to no avail. There must be something I'm missing.
posted by jdroth on Nov 22, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I use iPhoto effectively?

How do I use iPhoto effectively? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Oct 25, 2005 - 13 answers

iphoto help!

I'm new to iPhoto and I need some help. Particularly with resizing and, uh, getting it to work in general. [more inside]
posted by jetskiaccidents on Sep 24, 2005 - 11 answers

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