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ive created a full iphoto course on my site - this might help you to get a better hang on the mac - have a look here: iPhoto - The Mac Mania
Very nice job Rhoda.
It is great place to start learning about the various functions of iPhoto.

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thank you both!!!

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ive created a full iphoto course on my site - this might help you to get a better hang on the mac - have a look here: iPhoto - The Mac Mania
Oh thank you so much!
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you are so welcome, hope it helps with your mac issues. its really worth learning this computer.

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I know I'm in the minority here and I know I tend to bring this up at every iPhoto thread but.....

I struggle with iPhoto. To me the closed library system is awkward and non-Apple-like. iTunes doesn't feel the need to package eveything away! Getting images back out of iPhoto is unnecessarily clunky and unintuitive. All IMHO of course.

I even tried a clean start with the latest version of iPhoto but it drives me nuts. Horses for courses etc.

I still prefer Picasa (which is where this ramble is heading). I like the rest of the Apple iLife/iWork suites but iPhoto just can't match or improve upon my photo workflow in the same way as Picasa can.

To the OP, if you used Picasa on the PC, liked it, and it performed the tasks you needed I can recommend it for Mac too.

I will say that the switching process often goes better if you sometimes just go with the flow and accept a different way of doing things. But that doesn't mean you have to be railroaded into doing everything another way.

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@TheMAcMania thank you so much for your website I am reading right now. I also digitally scrapbook like a maniac!!!!!!!! So your site was great!!!!!!!! @MRPLOW you are the answer to my dreams at this moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sorry I realize there are lots and lots of people who love iphoto but to me at this moment of moving over to Mac I needed to have something that was the same as what I was used to for the moment. My pictures being my business it had to be there before I could begin to learn the rest of the computer........After I learn the rest of the way a Mac works then I will be able to fully appreciate the way the iphoto works..........Thank you every one for your great advice and help!!!!!!! I have learned tons just reading and rereading these posts in this thread alone!!!!!!!!
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I know I'm in the minority here and I know I tend to bring this up at every iPhoto thread but.....

I struggle with iPhoto. To me the closed library system is awkward and non-Apple-like. iTunes doesn't feel the need to package eveything away!
Huh? iPhoto uses the EXACT SAME database system as iTunes ... the only real difference is that it's hidden.

So why is it hidden from the user? Because music is replaceable and photos AREN'T. The extra security is ENTIRELY designed to protect your photos from accidental deletion (which WAY too many people do WAY too often -- that's also why iPhoto has a separate trash!).

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Getting images back out of iPhoto is unnecessarily clunky and unintuitive.
Dragging a photo to the desktop is "clunky and unintuitive"?
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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.

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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.

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Try uploading to one of many online sites that aren't natively supported in iPhoto. You can't with duplicating all those images by dragging copies out of iPhoto.
I think you meant without. Otherwise, your "argument" makes perfect sense.
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Doh!

Sadly my Typo King crown remains intact .........

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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.
No, you're not. When I go to a website that requires me to upload a picture from iPhoto, you can easily do so without having export anything. When the Finder window appears to select what you want to upload, there's a media section in the sidebar toward the bottom. Click on Photos and you'll be taken to your iPhoto database where you can browse through events and select the photo you want. No need to export.

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