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Lost ability to easily build photo pages?

4262 Views 49 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2006 1:19 PM by Jeff Tsai RSS
  • JoeNothin Calculating status...
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    Mar 7, 2006 11:07 AM (in response to Chris Grande)
    I bought iLife this last weekend. I had no idea I would hate it so much.

    This morning, I had about 20 minutes to post a few pictures from a recent trip. It took me over an hour. I didn't mind too much that I had to publish my pictures through iWeb. Though, I much prefer just hitting a 'Publish' button in iPhoto... So, I selected the Site I wanted to publish, as I have a few test sites in iWeb that I've just been playing with. Today, I only wanted to publish the site with this single page of pictures. But iWeb published them all! Stupid. The docs say that to unpublish a site I have to delete it from iWeb. What???? So, I can't have test sites or longer range projects in iWeb when I just want to put up a few pictures? That *****!

    Also, there were more templates in the old iPhoto. And I hate the new slideshow. The old slide show was clean and loaded quickly. This new one takes forever for me to load.

    I am REALLY frustrated.
    Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • dfking Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2006 11:40 PM (in response to JoeNothin)
    I'm sad- the instant gratification of uploading photos from anywhere to a nice looking, indexed page is gone. That was the only real reason to pay the otherwise outrageous .mac fee each year. I can publish a cumbersome web page from any number of free services. At least I'll save that fee next year.

    I wish Apple had at least acknowledged the removal of the Homepage publishing feature somewhere so I hadn't wasted an hour trying to find/fix it.

    Like other posters have said, make sure to comment to Apple, you can do it right from the iPhoto : Provide iPhoto Feedback menu in the application so that they know and will hopefully fix it. I'm sure it's some way to save them disk space or bandwidth, but it's not reasonable for a paid service like .mac.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • tortuga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2006 4:41 AM (in response to dfking)
    I agree with you.
    I consider iPhoto 6, iWeb and Photocast total rubbish and cheating of .Mac users.

    They should have warned us about this and not made us pay for nothing. I think I am taking them to the consumer ombudsman ...

    The pages look like rubbish.
    You can't have different folders with different passwords. I don't want to share everything with everybody.

    iWeb is slower than Homepage.

    I am sure the Homepage was taking them more space in the server that must be the real reason.

    But as you just say, we PAY for this service, we should get our money's worth.

    Last question: why do we never get any feedback or answers to our questions from Apple people ???

    Please, tell me which is the best other service you know to publish your photos and videos the same way, and I will try it out.
    PowerBookG4 1,25 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 1,5 GB RAM
  • Chris Miner Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Mar 13, 2006 11:31 PM (in response to tortuga)
    You can't have different folders with different
    passwords. I don't want to share everything with
    everybody.


    You can set up passwords for sites in iWeb. You can set them up for a page or a Site. Select a page, click on the Information icon, click on the blue globe on the left of the inspector pannel, and you should have a password tab. I believe in homepage this only works for a site.

    Last question: why do we never get any feedback or
    answers to our questions from Apple people ???


    Because this is a User to User forum. Generally speaking the other people reading your posts are simply mac users like yourself looking for answers to questions about how to use mac software/hardware or they are mac users looking to provide answers.
    800 MHz PowerBook G4, Blueberry iMac, 1.6 GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Jeff Tsai Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Mar 20, 2006 1:19 PM (in response to Chris Grande)
    What's also particularly irritating about the iPhoto-iWeb process is that your entire site is stored locally on your computer which is exactly what I didn't want to deal with.

    Now you have the iPhoto original photos, the iPhoto-edited photos, a copy of your Site on your local drive, AND a the published content on your iDisk...

    Granted the local Site copy is more of an archive file of sorts, but when you just want to push photos to the Web for easy viewing, I don't want to have to edit/publish my WHOLE site just for that.
    Powerbook 12/1Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
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