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Old 01-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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and i am so confused.


Now i consider myself a pretty computer savvy guy. I know my way around a pc pretty well. Never really had an issue i couldn't solve myself.

BUt DAMN i am pretty lost on this mac. It took me 3 tries to install adobe flash player for fucks sake. and what's up with a program becoming a 'disc' when i download it? eject disc? NO... just install this shit and then delete the install file!!!

Downloading and installing programs is so different. i don't get it. yet.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It'll take a bit of time to get used to but you'll be fine. Congratulations on your purchase, let us know down the road if you're happy with the Mac. I'm curious because i'm thinking of taking that leap once i need a new computer.
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Most of them are a simple drag and drop into your applications folder. That's all it takes to install. The rest should have an install wizard that does it all for you.

You'll get used to it, don't worry
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it's a work in progress i tells ya.

Now i am trying to make some sense out of iphoto. MY GOD it makes no sense.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A tip to make your mac run faster, throw it out the window!
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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picasa is a better bet for sure

it is almost mac like

most stuff does not require a lot of thought, and as you use it more you get into the intuitiveness. But there is a learning curve. And a forgetting curve.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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congrats fancy.

the adjust period is normal but like LX said the flow of a mac is very intuitive and at a point not too far down the road you'll wonder how you ever went without one. i say this to everyone but i've had a mac laptop for three years and it hasn't frozen on me once, and i've worked it like a sweatshop.
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congrats fancy.

the adjust period is normal but like LX said the flow of a mac is very intuitive and at a point not too far down the road you'll wonder how you ever went without one. i say this to everyone but i've had a mac laptop for three years and it hasn't frozen on me once, and i've worked it like a sweatshop.
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oh shit, didn't even notice. thanks homie
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welcome to the macworld bro

I'm new too but you'll get used to it
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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OK you mac guys, riddle me this:

re: iphoto: Where are your actual photo files on the hard drive? What happens to the jpeg files? I don't understand where the file goes once it ends up in iphoto. For expample i imported some photos yesterday through iphoto, I understand that iphoto allows me to view them and sort them blah blah blah, but what about when i want to look at the actual file on the harddrive i can't. I can find documents. I can find photos (or pictures), i can find the iphoto section, and how come i can't see a list of my jpegs? Even when you select the option to view all files and contents, all i get is gobbledygook? So where are my actual jpeg files?
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OK you mac guys, riddle me this:

re: iphoto: Where are your actual photo files on the hard drive? What happens to the jpeg files? I don't understand where the file goes once it ends up in iphoto. For expample i imported some photos yesterday through iphoto, I understand that iphoto allows me to view them and sort them blah blah blah, but what about when i want to look at the actual file on the harddrive i can't. I can find documents. I can find photos (or pictures), i can find the iphoto section, and how come i can't see a list of my jpegs? Even when you select the option to view all files and contents, all i get is gobbledygook? So where are my actual jpeg files?
haha. i'm guessing you haven't learned how to right click yet? i don't use iphoto but i went in to try and solve your issue. if i get what you're saying i think all you have to do is go into iphoto and right-click (for mac it's ctrl+click) on a photo and go to show in finder. if you don't like your photos being organized that way (from my understanding it's done that way so you can't screw around with the photos) you can always export the photos to another folder.

also, if you feel like the ctrl+click is overwhelming you can hook up a PC mouse to your mac and right click that way.
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that's not exactly it. I know how to right click, and i actually am using a pc mouse (for now at least, until i get more familiar).

When i right click on a photo in iphoto, i just get a very basic set of options. something like copy delete and a couple of other things.

Another thing i don't get is i can't change or even see my photo names in iphoto. This is another issue i am having a hard time getting my head around.

How do you view and organize photos on your mac, thought?
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that's not exactly it. I know how to right click, and i actually am using a pc mouse (for now at least, until i get more familiar).

When i right click on a photo in iphoto, i just get a very basic set of options. something like copy delete and a couple of other things.

Another thing i don't get is i can't change or even see my photo names in iphoto. This is another issue i am having a hard time getting my head around.

How do you view and organize photos on your mac, thought?
you don't need to use the right-click option to show in finder. when you click on a photo in iphoto, there is a little box on the bottom left of the screen (i'm not at home right now so can't see it to describe it accurately). in this box you can choose the 'show file in finder' option and it will show you where all the pics are stored. it will also show you the file name, size, date, etc.
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i'm at work right now on my pc so i can't visualize it exactly. hopefully what 'trane said helped you out.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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ok thanks trane. I will try this out later tonight.

Here is a real simple question:

Let's say you guys have a folder of photos on a disc. What's the easiest way to get said photos all nice and neatly organized onto your mac?
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you might want to check this out fancy

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there's also a program called aperture i've heard lots of good things about. i'm not a big photo guy so iphoto isn't a huge thing for me, but you might want to check that out. you can buy it at apple stores.
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