28th December 2008, 04:43 PM
iPhoto vs Picasa
I just swtiched to a Mac and I am not liking very much how iPhoto manages photos - compared to Picasa, particularly after you have done some editing.
Picasa is straight forward.
1. It indexes your photos.
2. When you edit it - it edits the photos on the original folder but automatically creates a 'Originals' subfolder and copies the original to that folder - so you always have a copy of it.
The main downside is that once you are done with the edits, you have to click save and the saving process can take a while. iPhoto it seems is able to save it instantaneously.
iPhoto v8 (from what i know)
1. Imports the photos into a folder that is not a regular folder (you need to right click to show contents to bring it out).
2. When you edit photos from a folder - it makes a copy of the modified folder and puts it into a 'modified' folder. The photos in yr original photos remain untouched.
So for every set of shots - I now have TWO folders to move back and forth with - one Original and one Modified.
This is troublesome because when I am selecting photos from OUTSIDE iPhoto say for uploading to Facebook or incorporation into Powerpoint - I have to toggle between both these folders.
Is there anyway I can configure iPhoto to behave like Picasa? Google hasn't developed Picasa for a Mac yet...
1st January 2009, 04:20 PM
Re: iPhoto vs Picasa
I just found the solution out myselt talking to a friend who uses iPhoto quite a bit.
He suggests just selecting the photos that you want to put online and then use the Export Function. The iPhoto export function is not bad as it allows you to control a couple of other variables like batch resizing the photos.
This works for me.