I’ve had fun exploring some of the new features in iPhoto ‘08, but I’ve also noticed what’s missing. And the big thing that jumps out at me is that iPhoto still makes a copy of your file when you edit compared to Aperture’s intelligent metadata approach.
No matter what you’re shooting with, you’re going to eat up disk space faster in iPhoto than Aperture. It’s funny. Part of me was hoping that the iPhoto team would modernize this approach, and part of me not.
On one hand, I think a more efficient iPhoto is a good thing for every one who uses it. Even if most of its customers are shooting Jpegs, the metadata approach to editing instructions is just so strong and hard to argue with. On the other hand, I do like having distinguishing factors between Aperture and iPhoto… and this one in particular is a biggie.
So, I’ll stay current on iPhoto for my teaching and to help others learn it, but I tell you… when it comes to my work, Aperture is definitely king.