In addition to being a music fanatic, a film school graduate, and a photography nut, I’m also a Mac guy. So whenever Apple rolls out their newest version of their iLife suite (consisting of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garage Band, and iWeb), I go out and buy it all over again. So when at work yesterday I suddenly realized that Michelle, Jay, and Sandy had taken the kids to The Grove, I text messaged everyone to make a stop at the Apple Store for me. With over 700 Italy photos, I was ready for all the cool new bells and whistles the new update to iPhoto promised.
Now the above link is only a test run, something slapped together pretty quickly, but man it is fun. There was some kind of error in the upload so not everything works yet, but the idea is that in addition to being able to view the photos in various formats, people can also download the full-size images. Pretty cool, especially for far away family members.
Play around with the options there – I sent you to Mosaic mode, but there’s also Carousel mode (which is neat) plus others. Fun stuff. Just wait until I go through the hundreds of others and make a proper gallery.