1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 21, 2011 4:31 PM by Terence Devlin
ChipPorter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have 2 iphoto library's and have been looking into buying iPhoto Library Manager. But I am becoming more serious about photography and might get photoshop. Does anyone know if Adobe Bridge does everything I'd loose if I abandon iPhoto?

Macbook Pro 2.53 intel 2core 4gb 1067, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,885 points)
    It doesn't do many things that iPhoto does and does do some that iPhoto doesn't. Most importantl, it doesn't do Version Control and there's no integration with the OS.

    You can set Photoshop (or any image editor) as an external editor in iPhoto. (Preferences -> General -> Edit Photo: Choose from the Drop Down Menu.) This way, when you double click a pic to edit in iPhoto it will open automatically in Photoshop or your Image Editor, and when you save it it's sent back to iPhoto automatically. This is the only way that edits made in another application will be displayed in iPhoto.

    Note that iPhoto sends a copy+ of the file to Photoshop, so when you save be sure to use the Save command, not Save As... If you use Save As then you're creating a new file and iPhoto has no way of knowing about this new file. iPhoto is preserving your original anyway.

    Did you have question about iPhoto Library Manager?