Unknown permissions error in iPhoto on the ol' iMac was causing some Photo Stream sync weirdness. The iPhoto db has gone sideways at least three times in the last three years. I no longer trust iPhoto.
@johngordon Excellent post, John. What I find most fascinating is that the area Apple seems weakest in at the moment is the area where they used to differentiate themselves the most. Software that "just works" is no longer a given with Apple.
@johngordon Remember how Jobs restructured the bloated Apple hardware lineup to: iBook, PowerBook, iMac, and Mac tower? Here the dynamics of public corporations work against Cook. It's far easier to trim when you're at death's door.
@johngordon My last point: I really do think that Apple sees OS X as the past. But transitioning from (OS X + iOS + MobileMe) to (iCloud + iOS + OS X) isn't easy for Apple or for its customers. iCloud needs to just work, and iOS needs more power.
@erutan I've heard great things about Lightroom. Unfortunately I don't really do any post processing. I do love iPhoto + Photo Stream when it works properly, as it is extremely handy to have easy access to my latest photos from any device.
@erikschmidt I could add "permissions management" to my #grumpyapple list btw. Apple seems suck between their ACL infrastructure and old-school permissions. I think the unix permission model is one of the most common causes of end-user fail.
@johngordon@erikschmidt I have no idea re: Adobe’s inner workings. iPhoto is a proprietary database, not all features map across, so they probably decided dev/support wasn’t worth it. A main draw of iPhoto is photostream sync, ymmv on how useful it is.
@johngordon@erikschmidt permissions is a tricky thing. Quite important to IT and power users but nightmare for casual users when things go wrong. Yet they also protect cas users from screwing up important files. Issue is why permissions get screwed up.