Tomorrow Tiger is coming out. Will it fix the OS X image viewing problem? There is no mention of it on the apple web site (as if viewing images was not important to many Apple users). I think I saw an animation about Spotlight, where after finding images it was possible to have a slideshow, in real time, without funny drag-and-drop, preview programs, and slow image viewing. There is some hope! I think it will still be inferior to Windows simple XP integrated image viewing, but at least one can gain a minimum of functionality.
The question is, will we still need Iphoto then? If I can view photos faster in OSX, and can still assign keywords o files, baybe I can (finally) erase Iphpto 5 and all of its bugs!
"Some categories have more elaborate previews. For example, images can be displayed in a full-screen slide show. During the slide show, each image can be zoomed to fill the screen, or copied into the user's iPhoto library with a single click (complete with a genie-like animation). There's also a "contact sheet" effect that tiles all the images in a full-screen grid of thumbnails."
Yes, I noticed that Tiger supports PSD files very well. So between slideshow and Iphoto (properly configured) one has a very solid solution on Tiger. Iphoto on my Powerbook is now extremely fast even with thousands and thousands of high res images. The only thing I wish Apple did, is to let me erase photos from Slideshow. I think Apple thought of slideshow as a presentation featue, but it could be used for excellent browsing, because you can also put all the images side by side. Erasing and Rotate would make it perfect.
when in slideshow mode, you can't hit Apple-delete? i won't be installing 10.4 for quite some time so i haven't had the opportunity to try it out... And if it doesn't, there is a section no the Apple website for suggestions.
Yes I sent apple a note on the issue. There are actually two problems with using slideshow for that: you can't delete pictures, and it shows a random order of pictures. Obviously the feature s only there for entertainment purposes. So for now, the only solution is to make sure IPhoto run as quick as possible, or use a Windows machine (or emulator) to view pictures, and OS X for everything else.