iPhoto Tip: Working with Hidden photos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jdr999, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. jdr999 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Here's a quick tip I just discovered!

    I wanted to unhide all my hidden photos and give them a rating of 1 instead.

    I created a Smart Album with the criteria
    Photo = Hidden

    Select All
    Unhide Photos
    My Rating 1
    :D

    For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to search for hiddens!! :p
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    #2
    Why would you want to hide your photos? .... :confused:

    Or shouldn't I ask .. ;)
     
  3. jdr999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, the new iPhoto has a feature to hide pictures you don't always want to see and don't want to delete -- the less than perfect ones.

    However hidden photos are excluded from many operations hence I decided to filter them out with a low rating instead. The hidden feature is a neat idea, but not completely practical to use.

    And I thought it was commonplace on a Mac to keep all unmentionables in a password protected disk image! ;)
     
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Thank you for the tip. Exactly what I needed just now.

    I tried hiding a picture once (following Steve Jobs suggestion to hide pictures that you don't always want to see). And, ever since then have had a terrible time keeping my library in sync with my backup since the count / number of pictures was always off.

    Now I've got my numbers matching again, and will be able to stop wondering if I'm missing pictures.

    I think the Hide feature was promoted too heavily in his speech and it's actually of little use to me and more of a problem.

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestion. Now I've got everything back the way I want it.
     
  5. saradg macrumors newbie

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    Unhide

    how do you unhide a picture? I clicked the hide button and now cannot find the pictures
     
  6. penter macrumors 6502a

    penter

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    #6
    this was asked 10 months ago, but....
    Click on View > Hidden Photos
     
  7. 2chow macrumors newbie

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    #7
    Great tip for finding unintentionally hidden photos

    Thanks for the tip jdr999. It is an elegant solution to the problem of finding that one photo out of a thousand that is hidden. Even after checking view hidden photos, it can be a real pain to search through the whole library for the one or two with the X. This solution worked really well.
     

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