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How does iPhoto "work"?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by redAPPLE, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. macrumors 68030

    redAPPLE

    #1
    Hi guys.

    does anyone know how iPhoto "works"? i mean, does anyone know how iPhoto "databases" (is this a word?) the pictures?

    in the pictures/iphoto library folder iPhoto seems to create a random folder, and stores the pix "anywhere".

    maybe someone can point me out to a link or explain, how iPhoto "works".

    thx.
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

    #2
    Actually, iPhoto creates folders based on the date the pictures were taken/imported.

    For instance, if you import pictures on October 12, they will be in iPhoto Library>2002>10>12
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    redAPPLE

    #3
    well, well, well...

    let me check that :D

    that would be logical, albeit confusing.

    is it just me, but i would rather have the folder named like this: "2002/10/02"

    what happens if i import photos on:

    2002 - 09 - 14

    and 2002 - 10 - 14

    would i have 2 "14" (sub)folders?

    i do not have that!! much photos to import. maybe someone could comment on this.

    thx rower.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    jadam

    #4
    yes you would.

    and what iphoto does is take the name of that picture and put them in a file. The file contains all the info for that file, and when you make a book, that creates a new file which just links to these images blah blah blah.

    like

    --------------------------------------------------
    | |Size|Type|Comments|Location|
    ---------------------------------------------------
    |jpg1 |111|jpeg |Cool Picture|/photos/11/03|
    -----------------------------------------------------------

    and so on, and whenever it gets that file, it plugs in that info... theres a bunch of stuff, its basically like an Excel database kind of :D
     

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