A RAW Look at iPhoto 5
Subject:   Am I still going to need iPhoto Diet?
Date:   2005-01-20 15:25:59
From:   macfandave
For those who have noticed that iPhoto 1-4 never had a Save function, did you ever think how Apple lets you go on without committing to a particular edit?

It saves the original AND your edited version.

Every time I do a crop, for instance, I am sure that I want to get rid of the data I am cutting out. I have no way of communicating my desire to iPhoto and rely on a freeware app called iPhoto Diet to get rid of the unwanted originals. My libraries shrink to less than half their original size, which helps when archiving to CD or DVD.

Is there any chance Apple changed iPhoto 5's behavior so it is consistent with every other document-based Mac app ever (i.e., you make a change and have to choose to save the changed version or revert to the previously saved version)?

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  • Derrick Story photo RE: Am I still going to need iPhoto Diet?
    2005-01-20 16:33:52  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Yes, you will need to stay on the diet.

    iPhoto doesn't create the original file until you edit your picture in some way, including rotation.

    But I have to say, I'm in the minority here I think. I actually like this feature. But I'm working with multiple libraries, often stored on external FireWire drives. So I see how this feature could be irritating to those who helplessly watch their primary hard drive fill up with images.