Maccast 2007.08.14

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 195. A couple bumps in the iPhone road. Universal DRM-free, not on iTunes. Software update onslaught continues. New iPhone ads. iTunes TV and Movies finally cross the pond? Giving ClarisWorks credit where it’s due. Maccast One Minute Tip – Customize Toolbar. Some things to know about the new iLife. Something to say… Missile Launching Macs. Maccast RSS Screen Saver. iDisk gets bigger, your HD gets smaller. iPhoto to manage photos the Apple way.

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  1. Daniel | Aug 15 2007 - 02:30

    Is is just me or does the podcast stop at 46:22 and will NOT BY ANY WAY let me continue! It sucks (I was listening the the New Zulland guy and it just died!

    Anyone else have this problem! Good job Adam…I have to listen to your podcast on my iPod because my parents complain about your accent (we are Aussies).

    Keep up all the good work,


  2. macFanDave | Aug 15 2007 - 09:15

    It’s just you.

    And, it’s a sad thing, because at the very end of the show, Adam gave away 10 new iMacs to the first ten listeners who wrote in. I just picked up my 24-incher at my local Apple Store and it is gorgeous. Adam, you are the greatest person EVAR!

  3. macFanDave | Aug 16 2007 - 08:25


    I’m as big a Kool-Aid drinker as there is, but your advice to accept The iPhoto Way of keeping bloated libraries. There was a freeware called iPhoto Diet that would safely remove originals that had been modified. It seems to have fallen a bit behind (it’s good for early versions of iPhoto 6). I am currently using iPhoto Buddy to make separate libraries and switch among them. I have work-related and personal photos and I am offended that I cannot make separate libraries for the distinct groups without using a third-party app.

    I’m a crop-o-maniac, so my library bloats up real good!

    I came up with a safe way to slim down your library without using third-party products (but you lose the convenience). I took 25 4-megapixel photos and imported them into a new iPhoto library (33 MB). Then, I cropped each and every one and the library grew to 38 MB. I exported all of the cropped pictures, full-size, to a folder on the Desktop, and then trashed them from iPhoto. (At that point, the library shrunk to about 750 KB.) I finally imported the pictures from the desktop folder, and the library weighed in at a svelte 6 MB. All the EXIF data was intact, that is, the datestamp on the photo persisted even through the crop.

  4. macFanDave | Aug 16 2007 - 08:20

    “I’m as big a Kool-Aid drinker as there is, but your advice to accept The iPhoto Way of keeping bloated libraries.”

    Oops! I meant to say that I cannot abide my the advice to accept The Apple Way vis-a-vis iPhoto libraries.