iphoto 5.0.4 how to import albums and folders back into iphoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by misteratm, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. misteratm macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    I had my iphoto set up into individual folders e.g. holidays, events, family etc. In those folders I had individual albums for different events/topics. I backed up my whole library on 3 separate DVDs by selecting the folders in the left hand side of iphoto and clicking share>burn disc for each of the folders to burn that whole folder to a DVD. I then reinstalled my whole mac, thus deleting all data from it.

    When I tried to import these back to iphoto from the DVDs the photos as a whole seem to import ok but all the albums have gone: for 2 of the DVDs, when I see the DVD in iphoto I can only see the folder names not the individual albums (although in the information box at the bottom left of iphoto it tells my how many albums there are), and the 3rd DVD DOES show the album names but when I import I lose all the names and management of them again.

    I want my iphoto library to be as it was before with the folders and the various albums within those folders. Is it something I've done wrong when backing up or can this not be done? I am using iphoto 5.0.4 on Leopard Mac OSX 10.5.8.

    If anyone can help with this, I would be very grateful as it is causing mu
  2. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    This is my one major gripe with iPhoto since 1.0. A lot of my photos are saved from 1.0 to the current. The only way you can get around this is by naming your photos (files) the event itself. It's time consuming. or Just rename the batch after you upload them.

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