iPhoto '08 Isn't Aperture, but Darn Good

by Derrick Story

I spent some time this morning analyzing the Adjust palette in iPhoto '08, and Apple has done some nice work here.



At the top of my happy list are real Levels controls complete with a gamma slider -- very similar to what you see in Photoshop, and now residing at the top of the Adjust palette. We also have Shadow and Highlight recovery, which is so important when you're editing images captured in contrasty light. There's also noise reduction, and the ability to copy and paste corrections to other images.



These improvements will make iPhoto more valuable to serious amateur photographers who can now stay within the application for the bulk of their corrections. I've already plunked down my $79 for iLife '08.


4 Comments

Gary
2007-08-08 14:50:50
My copy is costing a lot more than that - but then I'm getting a free 24" iMac with mine! :-) But not for about 7 to 10 days - aargh!
derrick
2007-08-08 14:59:40
One of my favorite Steve Jobs quips is that, "iLife is free; you just have to buy a new Mac to get it."
chris
2007-08-09 10:44:55
The Adjust palette exists much longer. I've just iPhoto '05, and i have it.

2007-08-15 13:50:10
does iphoto support RAW : DNG and SR2