Issue - Renaming Photos in iPhoto

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  1. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I was hoping someone could tell me if I'm doing something wrong here. Basically, when I import my photos from my camera into iPhoto they are of course labeled in gibberish. So, I realize I can rename them in iPhoto, however when I do, and then go into Finder and check the actual "iPhoto Library" directory, under both the original folder (year/month/day) and the specific album directory, the name does not get changed. Conversely, if I rename the photo in the actual iPhoto directory and then re-launch iPhoto, the photo disappears from iPhoto in both the main library and the album I included the photo in!

    I am wondering how I can rename photos in iPhoto so that they display their new names in iPhoto and also in the directory. The main reason I want to do this is that I want to rename my photos to something meaningful in the first place, obviously, but I also need the actual JPG files renamed accordingly as well as I am uploading them to my Yahoo! photos account and want them renamed properly for displaying on my website there as well.

    Any ideas? Am I just missing something simple? Oh, and I'm running iPhoto 2 until iLife '05 comes out if that makes a difference. ;)
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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    It is a bit annoying how iPhoto only renames the photo in iPhoto itself and not the directory. The only thing I can thing of is to batch rename the photos before you import or get into the habit of exporting photos whenever you want to use them. Exporting will give you options on how you want to name your photos.

    It's a pity Yahoo Mail isn't compatible with mail.app, as iPhoto allows you to send/rename/resize photos automatically from accounts within mail.app.

    I e-mail directly from iPhoto and export whenever I want to save to disc.
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    You can use Yahoo mail through Mail by signing up for POP access in the Yahoo mail preferences - quite straightforward and free.

    Sorry - not a reply to the original iPhoto question!
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Not trying to divert the thread but I thought Yahoo only allowed POP access if you signed up for their premium service and regular Yahoo Mail was only allowed access to messages sent to other POP accounts?
     
  5. Gee macrumors 65816

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    It is a premium service option, but is also available to standard users - think this might be a relatively recent change.

    See here.
     
  6. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    So can I export my named photos into Yahoo! then or something like that? It's still looking like I'm going to have to rename all my photos twice - gotta be abetter way... :confused:
     
  7. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    Kay, so here's a thought - it's not the best, but how about I at least rename my photos in iPhoto (since that's where I'll be interfacing with them for the majority of the time), and then export them all to a different folder. I then upload to Yahoo! those exported, properly named photos, so that they appear properly on my Yahoo! Photos website. I'll then just turf the renamed photos after they've been uploaded. Not the best, but if anyone has any other ideas... :confused:
     
  8. chillywilly macrumors 6502a

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    That would work, but then you have multiple copies of the same photos with different filenames.

    It almost seems like the ppl that created iPhoto never intended for the photos to be moved to another system that didn't use iPhoto. :rolleyes:

    For now, as I posted in another thread, I'm just going to use Finder and Preview to rename the photos until an easier approach comes around (or the best option....if/when Apple decides to add this to an update or upgrade of iPhoto).
     
  9. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    Wow, I even forgot I posted this months ago, but thanks for the reply regardless! ;)
     
  10. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Toss in some clever Automator coding and this could be a less painful exercise
     
  11. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    Ah yes, good thinking - another reason for me to upgrade to Tiger at some point...
     

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