Aperture, Apple's pro software for cataloging and editing photos, is being put out to pasture. The move is indicative of what many see as the company's continuing drift away from robust, capable software. But there probably won't be many tears shed for good ol' Aperture, which always seemed to be running an uphill battle.
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If you're a frequent iWork user, you might want to update to the latest version, which lets you to sync your docs with iCloud (so that you can view and edit on other Mac and iOS devices), and includes full support for the MacBook Pro Retina display (no more blurries!). 9to5mac says the update also includes support for dictation, which a new core feature of Mountain Lion.
You can buy a $5.49 version of iPhoto for your iPad now. You can edit your photos to make them look better, on your iPad. It looks very handsome. But it's also confusing, superfluous, and a little dumb.
The new version of iPhoto doesn't seem to use Google Maps for the map features in Journals and Slideshows. It's a small departure, sure, but it signals a much bigger play. Because the thing is, Apple doesn't really need Google Maps anymore. And it's only a matter of time until it severs those ties completely.
As part of the iPad launch this morning, Apple spent a lot of time going over the features of iPhoto for iPad and iPhone. It's just gone up on the Australian app store, and will cost you $5.49, but right now it's a bit tricky to search for.
iCloud's out today! And a lot of computing lives just got easier, assuming you could get all the requisite software to download and install. But one thing isn't cloudily fun: Photo Stream. It's a mess.
As you probably know, iPhoto's facial recognition feature likes to spot visages in odd places. Like a ball of cookie dough that looked like a panda. Now, there's a place for even more delightful mistakes.
iPhoto's face detection isn't perfect, but we can't blame the software for spotting a face in this unbaked batch of cookies.
None of this is available now, but a resource screen found in iPhoto '09 shows some interesting possible-future technology that may let you geotag your photos even if the camera didn't have a GPS module.
If you couldn't tell from yesterday's facial recognition special, I've been immersed in iPhoto '09—just me and 30,000 photos. Here's my full rundown of the app, plus tips to make it work better and faster.
Apple recently showed off their new iPhoto's facial recognition feature, but said it only can recognise human faces, not animals. MacLife tested it out and proved Apple wrong: iPhoto can tell kitties apart.