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emiserry
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1090 posts since 5/8/11

5 Jun 2012 16:31
^ find a copy of aperture, much better than iPhoto
Or use image capture: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083
ChrisAlright
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1429 posts since 29/6/08

5 Jun 2012 16:34
use picasa if u r shit with computers
MrW
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2554 posts since 1/8/11

5 Jun 2012 16:35
stoney wrote: Is there a better way to store pics than iphoto ?

When i used to save pics to PC it was easy, i have a folder for each year and a sub folder for each event in that year. Now i just have loads of random folders in Iphoto, cant seem to sub divide as well. Anyone know a good alternative or different way to sort and view pics ?

Get pics off iPhone using iPhoto, then go to Pictures, right click iPhoto Library, show package contents and open Originals & Modified folders to access all the pics. All sub folders will be date stamped so easy to sort.

Move them somewhere else if you want and use Preview to open or set Finder to large thumbnails to review.
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

5 Jun 2012 18:06
Macs also have a program called image capture, lets you get images off any device to save on the system. No need for iphoto or whatever.
ODB
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3431 posts since 21/6/06

5 Jun 2012 18:19
I always use Image Capture to get pics off devices
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

5 Jun 2012 18:22
Ju wrote: Macs also have a program called image capture, lets you get images off any device to save on the system. No need for iphoto or whatever.

Cool
andymakesglasses
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20226 posts since 26/1/06

6 Jun 2012 10:02
stoney wrote: Is there a better way to store pics than iphoto ?

I use Canon's ImageBrowser, which stores photos by date as they come off your camera (I use Canon' EOS Utility for that).

Very easy to use, and much better than iPhoto.
stoney
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17415 posts since 22/1/05

6 Jun 2012 20:54
cheers for the tips Cool
R
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13011 posts since 17/5/03

7 Jun 2012 00:31
i know fuck all about speakers, but if i want to stream music to (active?) speakers that arent connected to a hi fi, in 1 or 2 rooms, via my macbook and controlled via ipad/iphone, what on earth can i do?
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

7 Jun 2012 00:46
Airport express, plug into a mains near your speakers, audio cable from that to your speakers, connect the airport express via wifi to your mac, use the remote app on iphone/ipad to control itunes on mac. (though you can stream from those devices too)

This is only designed for one room/set of speakers though, think if you want multi rooms you're gonna have to start looking at those sonos things.

R
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13011 posts since 17/5/03

7 Jun 2012 00:48
Thanks. I had some of those jbl creature speakers at uni, which I've got lying around somewhere. if i connect them to the mains, and an airport express to the speakers via aux, will I then be able to control (single room at least? could an airport extreme do multi room?). only want to play the same audio, not worried about different audio in separate rooms.
R
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13011 posts since 17/5/03

7 Jun 2012 00:50
or what if I buy 2 x airport express and 2 x speakers (one for living room, one for bedroom)?
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

7 Jun 2012 01:02
Not sure with two airport express as I think itunes can only connect to one at a time, this would theoretically work though (don't know if there is a limit on one though)

With regards to your first post, yes that's how it works. audio goes from mac to airport express over wifi and then through the cable from airport express to speakers. (then you control mac itunes with remote app). I suppose you could try an audio jack splitter and run a v. long cable to the second room.

If you are looking to buy new speakers in the future perhaps look to ones that are airplay enabled (negates the need for the airport express), or the sonos type systems as i mentioned.
R
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13011 posts since 17/5/03

7 Jun 2012 01:03
cheers
andymakesglasses
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20226 posts since 26/1/06

7 Jun 2012 01:04
As far as I remember Airport Express can do multi-room, you just need an Airport Express unit for each set of speakers you want to use with it. It can only do one audio stream at a time though (ie the same music), but you've said that's not a problem.

edit: found a link which explains it.
R
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13011 posts since 17/5/03

7 Jun 2012 01:23
thanks. my birds family seem to have a load knocking about the house, might just steal a couple and try it.
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

7 Jun 2012 11:14
It'll work fine. Up to 6 devices.

Here;
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3766979?start=0&tstart;=0


Oh better than sonus too. Sonus is a bit naff from personal experience.
R
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13011 posts since 17/5/03

7 Jun 2012 11:18
thanks for the help, seems the best route. is there anything decent without that buzzing that the jcl's make? i remember it being quite irritating. dont want to spend more than a couple of hundred a set i guess. are those sound sticks any good?
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

7 Jun 2012 15:35
Skinny wrote: It'll work fine. Up to 6 devices.

Here;
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3766979?start=0&tstart;=0


Oh better than sonus too. Sonus is a bit naff from personal experience.

The answer on that link is slightly wrong isn't it? Pretty sure I streamed from my iPhone to the airport express directly in the past.
Paulie
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745 posts since 10/5/11

8 Jun 2012 19:02
The GIMP site is showing this:

The GIMP team doesn't provide official Mac binaries. You can, however, install GIMP 2.6 easily on the Mac using the packages provided by GIMP on OS X.

And when I go to download it it tries to make me download another bit of software. Is this all safe enough. I'm sure I downloaded it before and didn't need to do any of that.