I also love Photo Stream and the ability it gives me to view and share photos taken on my iPad from my iPhone, and vice versa. I also love being able to view my Photo Stream photos on my Mac in iPhoto, but what I don't love is the message I receive when I try to do anything but view these photos in iPhoto. You can't simply edit a photo in iPhoto's Photo Stream … Read more
Apple has released an update for OS X that supplies additional raw format compatibility support to the operating system. The update will implement this support in Apple's consumer photo management tool, iPhoto '11, and also in its professional Aperture 3 program.
The update adds raw format support for the following cameras:Canon PowerShot S100 Nikon 1 J1 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon Coolpix P7100 Olympus PEN E-PL1s Olympus PEN E-PL3 Olympus PEN E-PM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony Alpha SLT-A65 Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Unlike other image formats, the raw is device-specific, as it accommodates all the unique and … Read more
Along with the EFI firmware updates that it released for some of its Mac systems today, Apple has also released an update for iPhoto that addresses an issue in which the program may unexpectedly quit when using the popular 3ivx video codec.
The update, which brings the latest program version to 9.2.1, includes fixes for problems that were addressed with the latest 9.2 update as well, which is likely why the update weighs in at around 357.18MB (download it here). The updates that the 9.2.0 release addressed were the following:Addresses compatibility with iCloud … Read more
How useful you'll find Photo Stream depends a lot on what you need or expect. If you just want a completely automated way to mirror all the photos you shoot on with your iPhone and iPad to your other computers and devices, then congratulations, this app's for you. If your needs stray beyond that to selective syncing/backup, the ability to manage what's in your Photo Stream cache, integration with other applications, and so on, then you're out of luck.
On each supported platform Photo Stream monitors a a pair of folders, one for uploads and … Read more
Along with today's release of the iCloud service and OS X 10.7.2, Apple has issued an update to iPhoto '11 (version 9) that incorporates support for iCloud and devices running iOS 5, in addition to fixing a number of bugs, and performance and compatibility issues that have cropped up for users. According to the update, the following features have been added or fixed in the update:Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in Magnify (1-up) view. Previously imported photos are now displayed in a separate section of the Import window. … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer questions e-mailed in by our readers. This week readers wrote in with questions on restoring a missing Mail application in OS X, photos in iPhoto not uploading to Facebook, fixing a non-booting iMac without the installation DVD, and movie files requiring QuickTime 7 to run. We continually answer e-mail questions, and though we present a few answers here, we welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your suggestions in the comments.
Question: Restoring a missing Mail application on OS X MacFixIt reader "Randel" asks:… Read more
Apple has released an update that adds raw image compatibility for a few new models of Konica, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony cameras. The update allows the raw format from the cameras to be imported and handled in both Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. The update requires OS X 10.6.5 or later, and can be downloaded from here.
The specific cameras that this update provides support for are the following, so if you have one or have recently purchased one, then with this update you will now be able to use its raw format with either iPhoto or … Read more
As part of its testing of new software revisions, Apple has a developer seed program in which it provides beta builds of its operating system and applications to developers to get feedback and root out bugs before releasing the products to the public. Given the transition to iCloud from MobileMe that is slated to come next month, Apple has been actively testing both iCloud itself and other software that will be interfacing with the online service, including iPhoto and OS X.
In the past couple of weeks, Apple has been releasing developer builds of OS X 10.7.2 to … Read more
iPhoto '11 is a powerful tool for organizing and sharing photos, and it has a few editing tools that let you quickly adjust the look of your photos. Like much of Apple's iLife '11 suite, iPhoto is easy to use, but to get the most out of it, I present 17 tips that will show you how to organize, edit, and share your photos.… Read more