Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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Default IPhoto/Picasa replacement? - 08-25-2009, 10:54 AM

Hi There,

What program(s) do people use for picture viewing/editing on their Mini 9 Hackintoshes?

I've got 32 GB of original SSD and 1 GB of Ram. I installed a 32 GB SD card on the weekend but both Picasa and IPhoto seem to have a problem by taking over soooo much memory.

Is there anything that runs better and uses less system resources?

Should I up the ram to 2GB?

Thanks a lot,

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Default 08-25-2009, 03:38 PM

Upping the RAM would help. I use iPhoto with NO PROBLEM at all.

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Default 08-25-2009, 04:59 PM

You can use the Finder to keep up with & view photos, but I prefer Picasa. I HATE iPhoto.

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Default 08-25-2009, 05:51 PM

Thanks HotDog &emdc. HD - how many pics in Iphoto? emdc - what version of Picasa - I just installed 3.0.6 and there seems to be a few problems with the screen positioning.

I am going to upgrade the ram asap t see if that makes a difference (I'm sure it will).

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Default 08-26-2009, 02:18 AM

I know there was a thread discussing various alternatives because I posted a suggestion a graphic converter but other folk made other suggestions. Perhaps if you find that thread you'll find an alternative suggestion that works for you.

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Default 08-26-2009, 09:35 PM

I've got Picasa 3.0.6 on my Mini 9 and I've got no issues with screen positioning.

If I recall correctly, yeah, the first time you start it, it comes up in a window too big for the Mini 9 screen. I just had to slide the window around a bit to get to the window resize widget/thingy (ie. the lower-right window corner). Some repeated shrinking and moving around of the window got it to fit in the Mini's screen.

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Default 08-28-2009, 02:56 PM

I was looking for the same as you and I came across this product, ImageWell ImageWell, the Fast & Lean Image Editor

I have yet to try it but apparently it only requires 2.2Mb of disk space. If your Mac can run OS X then it can run ImageWell.

I have yet to try it out though.
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