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October 27, 2010

iMovie toolbar

iMovie '11 toolbar (click for larger version)

iPhoto toolbar

iPhoto '11 toolbar

iPhoto 9 toolbar

iPhoto '9 toolbar

The first thing that jumped out at me with iPhoto '11 and iMove were the new toolbar icons. They aren't exactly colorful, which was something that I always liked about iPhoto '09. I imagine Apple changed the icons so that they looked similar when going to full screen mode:

full screen iPhoto icons

How very iOS like. Are we going to see a new trend in Mac apps that use this style of icons? They look pretty dull to me with just a single color but times change.

And then eventually they change back. I mean, you don't see bell-bottoms much anymore, but you know in 20 years you will again. It'll start with teenagers, and then it'll be everywhere and you can't stop it.

P.S: Hey Apple, the View menu is supposed to be next to the Edit menu, but it's not in iPhoto. I wonder if that's a holdover for Mac OS 9? And the Escape key doesn't close the About window. What's up with that?

iPhoto Menu