Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:27 AM
A more critical issue with the new emailing method is the fact that there's no record left of your email. After you send out the email with photos from within iPhoto, a copy is not kept in iPhoto and it is not kept in the Mail application. (Yes, there's a preference option to BCC yourself, but then it ends up in the Inbox, not the Sent folder, where you would naturally look for it.)
Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:59 AM
Oh, and did anyone notice -- NO CALENDARS! I heard that they are working on putting that creation/print feature back in...hope its soon!
Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:17 AM
Who writes this rubbish? Apple, stop being dazzled by how much flashy cool stuff you can load int a program, and start giving it the top notch capabilities in it's field like better editing tools and stop trying to move us to Aperture when so many other consumer programs offer more adjustment for less.
If you want a real laugh, try emailing your shots from iPhoto. It creates it's own email outside of Mail now, doesn't leave you with a copy so you don't know if it sent. It leaves you almost no room to type a message except for a little block on top (where I supposed you are supposed to limit type to "Like cool shots huh?"). You now have to use one of the few themes it seems, or go through a convoluted effort to get shots to the real "Mail" program as simple attachments. To top it off, it bundles all your shots to a zip file. I sent the first one of these to myself and it wouldn't display in Mail - missing plugin!
Looks like it's Googles Picasa or Photoshop Elements again, or stay with iLife 09.
While I am ranting, why have you never been able to drag and drop shots or files on to the dock's Mail icon and have it just attach to the present open message like all the other mail programs (eg Entourage). Why create a new message every time?
Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:24 AM
Not mentioned is the problem many have had and which I too had where when upgrading the previous library, all of the photos were deleted. No notice from iPhoto was given, just the rotating spokes non-stop.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:25 AM
I've found the easiest workaround is to simply select the images you want to email and drag them to the Mail icon in the dock. A new Mail message opens that contains the images as attachments.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:29 AM
There is however a little drawback; your exisiting books may be uneditable, and new books can be created but not edited. I'm not sure if everybody who purchased the upgrade is experiencing these issues, but check the latest forum threads on apple.com before upgrading.
It can save you a day of useless installing / uninstalling (eventually I got, after too many trial and error my iPhoto 09 back).
Sorry, normally I'm very happy with what Apple 'gives' us, but this iPhoto update looks like a beta that is not fully tested.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:38 AM
There's apparently a very major bug that is hitting some (though not all) people who upgrade to this new version, which is completely wiping out their iPhoto libraries. See this link here (originally posted on Daring Fireball): Warning!!! iPhoto '11 Erases ENTIRE iPhoto Libraries
Ms. Castro lost over 200 GB of photos, though she was smart and had backed up her library twice before doing the upgrade, so no data lost. But she links to an Apple Support forum thread titled WHERE are my PHOTOS????? where it's clear more than a few other people have been bitten by this bug, and not all of them were fortunate enough to have very recent backups. Apparently the app not only has an issue with upgrading existing photo libraries, it also sometimes fails to import properly but still deletes the original photos off the camera's card.
You may want to note these issues in the review and warn users to have a backup before they try to upgrade. I'm sure it's an infrequent problem that's only affecting a handful of users, but it's definitely a real bug and people should take care.