I have been starting to have frustrating experiences with Apple's iApps. In this post, I mentioned my frustrations with iTunes and FrontRow. Now I am having a frustrating time with iPhoto, where it is not doing exactly what I want.
Last night I wanted to upload some photos to our gallery. The complication arrises because we have a couple of coputers. My wife uses her computer to load the photos from the camera. I was trying to upload the photos from my computer.
I use unison to upload the iPhoto library to an external server. Then I use unison on my laptop and our Mac mini to copy the photos back down. This worked fine until we upgraded our camera. Now the large photo size of our 5 mega-pixel camera swamps our upload bandwidth.
So then I tried using iPhoto's sharing. This "almost" works. I can view the photos. Unfortunately, I could only copy a random subset to my local computer or add them to my library. There didn't appear to be any indication on which photos could be copied.
So now I want to find a simpler solution. I want to be able to just copy photos to some folder on our Network Attached Storage Device. Then I want this photo viewing/editing program to automatically see these photos.