Originally Posted by GregAlexander
And if I remember correctly, they demo'd skimming through events... (but perhaps they were just skimming the albums?).
Either way there's something new implied,
- we don't publish events, just albums...
- we can't skim through albums, just events.
I think you may be confusing events and albums they way iPhoto does it vs the albums on the gallery. From a viewer's perspective, there appears to be no changes from the way .Mac galleries currently work. The Gallery itself is not new to MobileMe, they've been around for a while. For anyone who's never viewed one, here is Apple's sample .Mac gallery
The Gallery has a section for photo albums and a section for movies, that has not changed. The skimming you saw is of the photo albums (you can skim movies, too; but there is no concept of events in the online Gallery). And in the online version, they simply take thumbnails of 20 photos in the album for the skimming effect. You can't see every photo like you can when skimming an event in iPhoto.
The only thing that appears to be different in MobileMe is that the Gallery owner will be able to rearrange your Gallery online. Even the ability to upload photos from a web browser or email them directly to your gallery is not new. You can do that now with .Mac galleries. The thing that's always been missing is a way to organize your gallery when you are contributing photos to it from multiple Macs, or in my case multiple applications (iPhoto and Aperture). MobileMe appears to address that. How it sync's the newly organized Gallery back to your Macs/applications remains to be seen. I assume there is a forthcoming update to iPhoto and Aperture to support this.