Bernie is scanning slides into his computer and wants to organize them in groups. Leo says that the best way is to create an album first. Then scan them into that album. Picasa will let him do that, as will iPhoto. He can rename all the files, but that's a bit complicated. Picasa does have a batch file name utility, then he could sort by that. For iPhoto, he can create an album that will allow it to stay in order. Then he can reorder them within that album.
Steve wants to know what's the best way to save images once he's taken them. Leo says that with iPhoto, he can do side by side comparisons via a grid. That would be a great way to do it.
Taryn has a Canon camera and it's software requires OS 10.6, and she has OS 10.4. Leo says that there's no need to use the Canon software. It's terrible and unnecessary. In fact, since Taryn is on the Mac, iPhoto will work just fine. Should she upgrade OS X? Leo says that the nice thing about OS X is that it's cheap to upgrade. The downside is that older hardware may not support the latest (Mountain Lion). Taryn's MacBook can go up to OS 10.6, though, but there's no real need to rush to upgrade since she'll get the latest OS when she upgrades to a new Mac.
Whenever Sandy tries burning photos to DVD in iPhoto, she just gets error messages. She even had her Superdrive replaced, and still has the issue.
She should try to burn something other than photos to see if it will burn. If it does, then the issue is her iPhoto library.
Next, she should rebuild her iPhoto library from scratch:
- In the "Pictures" folder, Control + Click on "iPhoto Library"
- Select "Show Package Contents"
- Copy the "Masters" folder
No, he won't lose anything because both applications use the same database now. When he opens his photo library in Aperture 3.3, it will convert it to a format that can be read by both Aperture and iPhoto.
Both iPhoto and Picasa upload to Flicker, but he can also take the images from iPhoto and upload them to PicasaWeb. He can just download Picasa and they’ll find them and upload them for him. Since Jerome is making a photo book with Blurb per Leo's recommendation last week, he should make sure to use the highest quality images.
The fastest way to do this is with the Apple Camera Connection Kit which Apple sells for $30. It's a connector that plugs into the iPad. It comes with two adapters -- one with a USB port, and another with an SD card reader. Darlene will be using the USB adapter, and will plug the iPhone 4's cable into that. The camera connection kit can be used for connecting other devices as well, so it is a handy thing to have.