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    Photo Software
    Hey everyone,

    I've had my IMAC for 4 months now and love it. One thing that i do not like is the IPhoto software. It is always giving me issues. I was wondering can anyone recommend another photo viewing software?

    Thanks

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    iView Media
    iView MediaPro

    Don't know if they are universal binary yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    iView Media
    iView MediaPro

    Don't know if they are universal binary yet.
    Thanks for the info, i'll try those out

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    Your simply viewing the images? What was wrong with iphoto? Sorry, just wondering.
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    yeah, if all you want to do is view the photos, iPhoto should be fine. Otherwise you could just use Preview.
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    GraphicsConverter is good, lets you view, organize and edit photos all in one. I still prefer it over iPhoto.


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    I never use iPhoto, If I really ever want to look at a photo i either use preview or system preference/desktop image

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    Graphics Converter LOOKS great, and is LOADED with functionality. BUT, even on my brand new dual core 2.3 GHz Power Mac, it is slower than cold molasses going up hill. As a result, too painful to use. Any hints on speeding it up? I can't believe that a native PPC application running on the latest PPC hardware could run so slowly. Even Photoshop CS2 (which I have as well) runs faster. Weird.
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    I have a quad G5 and I don't have a problem with Graphic Converter, it is not slow at all. What are you doing when you use it.
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    I have a new dual core G5 (2.3 GHz). If you need four cores to run Graphics Converter at a decent rate, then it is not a very well done program! I am just opening the program and thumbnailing a folder of a few hundred images. Then try opening an image - takes forever. Too bad, a very nice looking program.
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    Netglutton
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    Preview is lightning fast, has an easy user interface and even half way decent for a quick print (sort of!). If you want preview to be your default photo viewer, right click on one of your photo files and go to get info. Then go to where it says "open with". Use the drop down to select Preview. Then click the "Change All" button and all your jpegs or whatever will open in preview by default.

    2nd choice...Spend $1200 and get CS2 with Adobe Bridge!

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    You are absotely right. Preview is AMAZING. It is the best basic image viewer I have ever run into - it packs in a lot of extra functionality but retains blazing speed.
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    MJGUK
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    Preview is pretty great if you just want to view your images, I find.
    Personally I don't have issues with iPhoto either

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    seinman
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    Is there anyway to go forward/back through a folder of images in Preview, as you can on Windows?

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    MJGUK
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    Quote Originally Posted by seinman
    Is there anyway to go forward/back through a folder of images in Preview, as you can on Windows?
    Yep.

    Just select all the images you wish to go through in the Finder and then double click all of the selected images.
    This will then open a side panel with all the images in preview, you can then browse through them at your leisure.

    Hope that helps

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