05-04-2012, 04:42 AM
I don't want to get into this argument again, I'm sure we've had it before.
But the iTunes library structure is just a set of folders - in the same way I have my photos.
The iPhone library is packaged. In fact if you search these very forums half the problems people have with iPhoto is where they messed with this package and lost images. So it's barely any protection anyway.
If people are likely to just delete photos from a folder structure they are just as likely to delete documents. Why doesn't pages and numbers package documents away to keep them safe?
I'd argue the iPhoto library structure is for the benefit of the software and developers than it's users.
Dragging a photo to the desktop is "clunky and unintuitive"?
Yes, because the end goal isn't to get an image on the desktop it's to manipulate it, upload it, send it, copy it etc etc.
So in the iPhoto world for many cases i have to export or copy an image to the desktop, perform what ever task I need to do then go and delete that copy?
That's clunky and unintuitive.
Try creating an online backup of selected folders in iPhoto. Try uploading to one of many online sites that aren't natively supported in iPhoto. You can't without duplicating all those images by dragging copies out of iPhoto. Then you're back to managing those pictures manually.
I know you like iPhoto. I've no issue if anyone likes it. Good luck, to one and all if they want to use it. If it suits the users needs and workflow then that's great.
But, as I've been at pains to stress before, iPhoto does not suit my workflow and doesn't perform the functions I require from a Photo organisation tool.