First things first; iPhoto has completely hosed my photo library. After installing iLife 08 I noticed three things: there are now 200 photos in a library folder called â€œ recovered photosâ€ dated 1998. I didnâ€™t own a digital camera until 2001. Then I noticed none of my pictures taken in 2007 can be found under 2007 â€œeventâ€ dates. Moreover, a number of other pictures have been misplaced in other â€œeventsâ€. For instance I have one photo of my daughter Emily from when she was first born that is sitting in the same event that contains images of her when she was 4 years old.
iPhoto didnâ€™t remove any photos (as far as I know) but itâ€™s as if the application just dumped my neatly organized photo collection all over the floor for me to resort. Luckily for me I have an organized backup. I seem to be having success re-importing the originals one folder at a time.
Then there is iMovie: I have a 2Ghz DP G5 running 10.4.10 with an extra ATI Radeon 9200 Mac Edition. Itâ€™s not the greatest card, and I didnâ€™t buy it that long ago, (Apple still sells it on their web site) but iMovie 2008 wouldnâ€™t run with this card installed. In the previous iLife versions (iLife 06) when I launched the application I would get a notice that iMovie will not work on my non-Quartz Extreme video card. (Funny Appleâ€™s site says that card supports Quartz. I guess just not Quartz Extreme) Under iLife 06 even though iMovie said it wouldnâ€™t work it always gave me the option to open it and work because my other video card does support Quartz Extreme. Now using iLife 08 I am forced to quit. No Option. SO I either have to work in the older version of iMovie or remove my extra video card. This really sucks I really like working with 3 monitors. I guess I need to upgrade.
I havenâ€™t played with the other new iLife apps yet. Hopefully they wonâ€™t be so problematic.