From: Mark Fowler Date: 12:03 on 08 Nov 2004 Subject: iPhoto crackfuledness So like most photo software iPhoto allows you to play "slideshows" of your photos, which is apparently touchy-feely speak for "show my photos in fullscreen". Most software provides a function to go onto the next photo after a set period of time. Which is nice I guess. So does iPhoto. But it doesn't (as far as I can see) allow you to turn this off for an album and just go to the next picture when you press a button. Wait just a gosh darn minute here. What the hell is the point in this? What if I haven't finished talking about my photos yet to the person I'm showing them to? Of course the computer MUST be right, and I the mere user should stick to the computer's schedule for showing MY pictures. Far be it for me to be in control. Because in real life lectures we see this all the time. The lecturer sits at the front and waits for the computer to change the slide for him and he talks for exactly the same length on each slide and is *always* done speaking on one slide after a set time. Oh wait, I'm talking crap. This is truely insane. It gets worse. Not only can you not disable the autotransition to the next picture for an album, but Apple will only let you display the pictures for up to a minute. For absolutley no apparent reason, Apple has chosen to force the user to accept an arbitary limit on the length of time the pictures can be shown. Why? Is there some secret flaw in the apple hardware that means that if it shows a static image for more than a minute it bursts into flames? Will a rampaging monkey horde spew from my drive bay? Will the computer summon a dark lord from the never-regions of hell and set it on the task of hunting down Steve Jobs' firstborn. I seriously doubt it. FFS Apple, I expect better. Mark.
From: Jeremy Weathers Date: 13:32 on 08 Nov 2004 Subject: Re: iPhoto crackfuledness I hate the music selection in iPhoto's slideshows. There is no obvious way to /not/ play music from iTunes with the slideshow (unless perhaps iTunes i= s not installed or has an empty library). If I could select a playlist from iTunes, that would be something, but iPhoto requires me to select a single track which it will loop if I have a long slideshow. --=20 Jeremy Weathers
From: David Champion Date: 18:56 on 08 Nov 2004 Subject: Re: iPhoto crackfuledness I hate that iPhoto consistently, reliably crashes whenever I import photos on my G5; yet when I import the same photos into the same library (both are on an external disk) on my G4, no problem. Well, mostly. Sometimes it crashes, too, in the same way, but nothing near as often as the G4. When it crashes, it forgets everything I've imported during the current session, so I habitually quit and restart iPhoto after every couple of rolls just to avoid importing hundreds of photos again, and having to click the stupid triangle thing that means "don't show me hundreds of thumbnails all at once while I'm importing, pinhead" for each roll. I hate that I've submitted crash report after crash report on this, and I know the problem is in QuickTime, but two QT updates have not relieved the problem, and nobody has contacted me -- I put my e-mail address in the crash reports -- for details or debugging assistance even though I'm quite competent to help debug a problem that happens *every*time*I*import*photos. 10,000 photos and I'll sell you a luxury houseboat in Khartoum, Mr Jobs. If you didn't suck less than the next guy I'd cut you off right here.
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