Why Doesn't iPhoto automatically organize your photo library (in finder)?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Winter Charm, Sep 14, 2012.

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    Winter Charm

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    iTunes has this awesome option that makes it organize your library into neat folders and name everything. It works perfectly, and I couldn't be happier with it.

    iTunes does this: [iTunes Media] >> [Artist Name] >> [Album Name] >> [Songs]

    However, When I open up my iPhoto library, it's a huge mess with weirdly numbered folders that I can't make sense of. Is there any way to implement a friendly library organization within iPhoto? (I'm talking about the way folders are displayed in Finder)

    I want iPhoto to do [Date and Event Name] >> [Photos for this event].

    Any ideas?
     
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    r.j.s

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    With iPhoto, you are never to work directly with the files - in fact, doing so may cause corruption of the library.

    Everything is managed through the iPhoto app.
     
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    dcorban

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    You never have to work directly with iTunes media files, either, so that isn't a very strong argument.
     
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    r.j.s was not being argumentative. He was merely stating a fact.
     
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    brand

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    Use iPhoto as it was intended and don't open the library in Finder.
     
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    fisherking

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    you must be using an older iphoto as well..later versions no longer display the folders in the finder, but simply a single icon (a package, in which those folders are contained).

    2 thoughts: update to a newer iphoto. and ALWAYS work with those images from within the application.
     
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    Winter Charm

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    Yes, they display a package, but you can use the >>Show package contents option to explore that package.

    I just wish that changes I made in iPhoto were reflected across the folders inside this package.
     
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    dcorban

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    They are reflected there. The problem is you can't understand how. Like others have mentioned the library is a package and is not meant to be accessed.
     

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