How does iPhoto "work"?

redAPPLE

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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.
 

Rower_CPU

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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
 

redAPPLE

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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.
 

jadam

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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