Windows Live Photo Gallery versus iPhoto

Windows Live Photo Gallery versus iPhoto

Summary: A closer look at the user-interface decisions Microsoft and Apple made in the latest versions of their flagship photo management and editing programs. Microsoft has based its UI on the ribbon. How does Apple's interface compare?

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  • RE: Windows Live Photo Gallery versus iPhoto

    I like the black background on iphoto but I use windows live photo gallery. It is just ok. I think even with the ribbon menu it seems a little clunky getting around in it as well as the facial recognition.
    imsimsj
  • Windows Live Phone 1

    Noticed how you constantly have to access the menu in iPhoto while Window Live Photo has easy one-click access to almost everything through the ribbon UI.
    techsdfdsblogger
    • RE: Windows Live Photo Gallery versus iPhoto

      @techblogger

      Try Graphic Converter on your Mac. I assume you use both Windows and Mac?
      john_gillespie@...
  • RE: Windows Live Photo Gallery versus iPhoto

    @techblogger:<br>Image 15, notice the RED X in the lower right of the window and the upper right of the window and even an X below the ribbon to the left? Why 3 sets of deletes? The 2 arrows in the lower right of the window and the LARGE arrows in the upper left of the window? Why 2 sets of Previous and Next? The 2 flip image symbols in the lower right of the window and the upper left of the window? Why 2 sets of flip images? Why 2 sets of rating stars. Image 6, 3 sets of image stars; 2 sets of zooms; 2 sets of dates; 2 slide shows... 2 MUCH!!<br><br>Almost everything in the ribbon? Geeze! Almost everything's everyplace else too! At lest I can see and know the tools that I need are in the same general place every time without the fear of making a clicking mistake searching.
    Player_16
  • RE: Windows Live Photo Gallery versus iPhoto

    Honestly? There's not enough of a different between the UIs to matter.
    jhammackHTH
  • Ribbon

    I'll take the functionality of Ribbon over the shallow iPhoto that's made to be more visually appealing . Considering Office uses it and is the #1 selling piece of software every year...ill have to assume most agree with me.
    timotim