How to view the Mac Photo library NOT iPhoto?

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jimbob
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How to view the Mac Photo library NOT iPhoto?

Post by jimbob » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:59 pm

As Apple have not really supported iPhoto for a while, I was wondering when you are going to support the current Photo application instead?

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Nadahar
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Re: How to view the Mac Photo library NOT iPhoto?

Post by Nadahar » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:46 am

I don't understand why UMS should "support" Apple's applications. Simply add the folder with the photos as a shared folder and UMS will serve the photos.

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Re: How to view the Mac Photo library NOT iPhoto?

Post by jimbob » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:52 pm

Because they currently 'support' iTunes and iPhoto, so why not change iPhoto support to Photos support?

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Re: How to view the Mac Photo library NOT iPhoto?

Post by Nadahar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:22 am

It seems to me that you're not fully aware of how free open source volunteer based software is developed. There is no money involved with UMS except the website rental. That means nobody gets paid for what they do, and as such only functionality that someone deems worth implementing is implemented.

On the plus side, anyone can contribute. I'm pretty sure that if a working implementation for "Mac Photo" was contributed by someone (you can do it if you want it), it would be merged.

Some time many years ago somebody found it worth the time to implement support for iPhoto and iTunes (and possible some other Apple "services"). As a consequence UMS supports this, although I don't know if the implementation has been updated to accommodate Apple's changes since this was implemented. It might be that it doesn't work with the current iTunes for all I know.

Since I really don't understand people that wish to support Apple in their constant attempt to swindle their customers, I don't understand why people would use any of Apple's devices or services. As such, iTunes and other Apple "services" isn't something I think is worth spending very much of my free time on. Others might see it differently, and they can choose to spend their time on this. Since nobody has implemented support for "Mac Photo" yet, it seems that the need isn't great enough that anyone has considered it worth their time. You, or anybody else that see it differently, are free to spend your time implementing it.

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Re: How to view the Mac Photo library NOT iPhoto?

Post by jimbob » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:22 pm

Thanks.
I ask a simple question and get a rant and opinionising instead of solutionising.
Goodbye.

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Re: How to view the Mac Photo library NOT iPhoto?

Post by Nadahar » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:09 am

"opinionising"?

I was trying to explain to you how it works. For something to exist, someone will have to make it. You didn't ask if it would be supported but when, which indicates to me that you take it for granted that it should. That's why I explained...

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