iPhoto help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MoonCow, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. MoonCow macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    can this program get any more annoying? whenever i want to find a picture, i am forced to search through about 30 'rolls', i have about 50 pictures in the 'modified' folder, and in most of the rolls there are only 1 picture. so you can see how this can get annoying.

    how do i change it so everything stays in ONE or TWO files and so i can find my pictures easily instead of having to search through billions of rolls? :mad: :(
  2. MoonCow thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    also, inside the actual program, it organizes everything into years, 2001, 2002, 2003 etc. how does it figure that a bunch of photos taken/added in 2006 were taken or added to the computer or iphoto in 2003 or 2004? i don't understand any of this. it's just so annoying. why can't it just work and be simple?
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You should not be looking through iPhoto's folder structure. If you want an image find it in iPhoto. If you want to use it somewhere else just drag it out of iPhoto. If you assign sensible keywords to your photos you will be able to find the image you want quickly.

    Pictures can contain additional metadata in XCIF tags. Some of this data is put there by the camera including the date and time the picture was taken. iPhoto uses this to decide what year the picture belongs in.
  4. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    Well you could start by organising your photos into albums...or you could simply turn film roll view off (iPhoto/View/Film Rolls).

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