new to macs - help with iphoto?

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  1. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    i'm trying to use ilife. i import my photos into iphoto, and it makes a SECOND COPY of every photo and arranges them by YEAR.

    I want things arranged by folder, not year, and i want to be able to organize them myself without having it make second copies of everything.

    what can i do?
     
  2. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    and also - "sort by film roll" what the fuck. i just want it to sort by date without organizing them into YEARS
     
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    integraMAHxC New Member

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    u cant do shit.. iphoto to organize by year in finder. its how it works.. like if ur date and time gets set back to 1969 youll go open iphoto and it wont b able to find ur pictures cuz the date is off... kinda weird.. just make albums in iphoto, and organize that way instead of folders..
     
  4. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    alright, i'm going to try just dragging in folders so it keeps them as albums.

    but now the peice of shit is crashing every time i try to do an import.
     
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    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    honestly, iPhoto isn't a very good app for your type of management. I stopped using it a lloooooonnnng time ago!
     
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    What are you using? I'm currently searching for an alternative to iPhoto as well.
     
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    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    In for iPhoto alternative. :x:
     
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    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Just make folders within iPhoto and drag in any photos you want in that folder. :dunno:
     
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    mobbarley Active Member

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    What OS? I photo got a lot more reliable with the 10.3 version from memory.
     
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    I've done that . Took me a lot of time too as I had so many folders (in windows) before. That's how I have a majority of my pics organized. That's how they were brought over too. I just sorta miss the quick type of filmstrip view that windows had. I know you can go through finder to do that.. I dunno, it'd be nice to have some sort of alternative..:coolugh:
     
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    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    i dragged them in as individual folders and it arranged them in the "library" as albums. i'm going to give it a shot this way.

    only gripe now is that i have about 300 photos left to import - nothing apparently wrong with any of them, but if i try to import any of them iphoto freezes and i get that friggin beach ball
     
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    GraphicConverter X looks very nice right now.
     
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    I manage my photos using specific folders in my Pictures folder. :dunno:

    I don't feel the need to use software to manage my photos.
     
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    I think I have REALLY found it now. Adobe Bridge

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    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    Bridge looks good!
     
  16. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    bridge is a POS.

    this seems like the same argument people have about iTunes. you need to ask yourself why you're using iPhoto. it's a photo management and organization application. it sounds like you want to be the one doing the management though at the file system level. why? what is it you expect iPhoto to do for you? from the sounds of things, you'd be just as happy using the Finder and Preview. to appreciate these apps, you need to let them do what they were made to do--hide the ugly under the hood stuff (i.e. figuring out what folder to put files in) and let you focus on the creative stuff (i.e. making albums, ordering books, whatever).
     

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