Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
My gripe is with Galleries, mainly. I've been a fool by procrastinating to move to a different service, probably because I simply didn't think Apple wouldn't come out with an alternative before closing down MM. ]
Not sure if you are aware, butMountain Lion will enable photo sharing when it comes out this month. It will allow you to share via a number of methods (including via webpages) anything in your PhotoStream, and will presumably sport any file format you have.
IOS 6 will add this functionality to the iDevices.
Like you, I am frustrated Apple didn't overlap these services. It means at least a few weeks downtime, and another couple of months before you are back to where you were with Gallery, hopefully. And PhotoStream is a much better system than Gallery ever was, so this will all be for the better, but it was just handled miserably. Apple puts such a premium on customer service, yet this time they seem to have really botched it. I have to wonder if this was the plan, or if Steve were still around he'd be screaming at the transition team about how eh f***ed up again ...
I can only hope Apple has an iDisk solution replacement up it's sleeve as well. Web hosting is what it is, Apple doesn't necessarily need to be in the picture on that one, particularly if they are not going to support web construction software. On the other hand, they may have something planned with their cozying up to FaceBook in terms of so-called "vanity website" integration with photo sharing.
It's so funny, on the one hand Apple makes a big deal about allowing iWeb to incorporate Google ads and the like, and then the next moment just drops the ball like a hot potato. Then there's Ping which was just a massive mistake, and likely a hot-headed response from Steve Jobs after not being able to make a deal with Facebook on his terms.