Sunday, January 04, 2009

The day I curse Apple

That day is today.

I don't know why they did this, but in iMovie HD, all vertically-oriented photos get rotated back to horizontal orientation, and there is NO way provided in the software to rotate them back.

Sure, I could import them into a photo editor, lay them over a horizontal black background, save them out, then pull them back into iMovie....but come on. I just wanna make a stinkin' slideshow with some videos intercut here and there. What happened to the ease of use that they keep touting in all their ads?

I could've sworn that I used some vertical shots in a movie project a while ago, but for the life of me I can't remember how/if I pulled it off, and an hour (or more) of Googling has not yet led me to a solution.

That said, the evening wasn't a total waste. I did manage to develop a headache! Thanks, Apple!


Josh said...

Glad you got your stuff figured out - at least it seems so:)

I've been having my own mac issues. Do you run Maya on yours? I've been trying and it crashes so much coupled with a number of my mel's not working that I'm just gonna bootcamp it. What a hassle...

Justin said...

I've install one of the Maya PLE versions (forget which one), but I don't use it regularly. It was mostly just to see what kind of performance I could get on my MacBook. Once I buy a full version (one of these days), I'll be using it for personal tool development (the PLE version doesn't support Python. Yarg...).