I’ve spent the last couple of days messing around with iWork 06, getting to know the new features and writing an article about them at the same time, and I noticed an interesting little something.
One of the nicest new features in iWork is the ability to do the same kind of image editing within Pages and Keynote that you can do in iPhoto, using the Image Adjust panel we’ve grown accustomed to.
But there’s something funny about the Adjust panel in iWork 06. It’s not the same as iPhoto’s.
You’ll be familiar with the iPhoto panel:
What’s interesting is that the iWork 06 version of this panel has one tiny little extra: an “Auto Levels” button at the bottom. Here it is:
It’s by no means a ground-breaking idea, but I was interested to see this button appearing where it does, and only in Keynote 3 and Pages 2. Questions popped into my head: will a similar button appear in future versions of iPhoto? Will there be any other buttons, performing similar one-click automated image controls, appearing alongside it? And how long before we get to use iPhoto’s Effects panel (one of my favorite features in iPhoto 6) in other applications too?