EasyShare 3.0 is fair and provides many of the same features as Apple’s photo-library application, but EasyShare won’t convince you to give up iPhoto.
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EasyShare 3.0, from Kodak, is an alternative to Apple’s iPhoto. Like iPhoto, EasyShare includes a number of simple editing tools for cropping, converting to black-&-white, removing red-eye, and automatically enhancing photos. EasyShare also makes it easy to burn images to disk, and print and email photos. But it’s no match for iPhoto when it comes to slides or to integration with Mac OS X’s screen-saver and desktop-picture features. EasyShare’s best feature may be its solid integration with Kodak’s Ofoto Web site (
www.ofoto.com). (Ofoto is also the service Apple’s iPhoto uses for processing prints.) EasyShare lets you create Ofoto picture albums, upload pictures, and then sign on to the Ofoto Web site. There, you can share photos in Web albums and gain access to a variety of photo-editing tools and borders.