Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Mon 29th Nov 2004 18:55 UTC
Editorial The IT sector today is a complete mess. The end-users rarely understand this, but most insiders reach a point when they realize that things should be different. The problems are numerous but they all reduce to a basic principle. IT and consumer electronics companies are interested more about money than helping people solve their problems. Of course companies need to make a profit and nobody denies that. They should however make money by helping people and not by creating more problems for them.
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re: iphoto
by Hetty Bembler on Mon 29th Nov 2004 21:14 UTC

I definitely agree that trying to deal with iPhoto (or even iTunes) cross platform can be trying, but ultimately I think that iTunes and iPhoto are a *better* way of working, and they make the lives of mac users much easier by taking away the idea of organizing by file and instead let the user create their own ways of organizing the data on top of the iphoto or itunes db. Yes, it does create cross platform hell, but in the long run, both Windows and OS X are heading in this direction.
Btw, with iPhoto you have the option of exporting the files to your desktop. You could have selected sets from iPhoto, exported them into individually named directories, and burned the cd with apple's built in cd burning capability.
This solution is of course outside of the "simplicity" that iPhoto was meant to instill, but your problem is outside of the needs of decidedly outside that of an ideal mac user.
Yes, yes, I know that many people have macs and pcs- if you do, you should have no problem doing what I just said instead of burning the photos directly from iPhoto.