Problem burning CD-R of pics with iPhoto.

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  1. dmh macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I've had a hard time getting a CD-R of pictures using iPhoto. Although I burn the pictures from one folder in iPhoto, iPhoto (for some reason) arranges all the pictures in a bunch of folders on the CD-R. I took one of my CD-R's to have the pictures printed, and the guy had a hard time finding them. iPhoto also for some reason puts a thumbnail of the picture on the CD-R, along with the full-size jpg. Is there any way to burn a CD-R using iPhoto that won't have all these blasted folders? I have about 500 pictures that I want to have printed, so I don't want to export them all one by one.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated... Sorry if this has been asked before, but I did try searching the archive. Thanks.
  2. nicorojas macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2003
    Same thing happend to me. Avoid using the burn included in iphoto, you have to use the "export" command, and then burn with the finder or toast.

    the iphoto burn creates an iphoto album to see in another mac, it is not planned as a regular burning tool.

    Check the help
  3. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2003
    Here's what I usually do:

    1. Create an album in iPhoto with the pictures you want (not much harder than just selecting them).

    2. Select All pictures from the album and copy them to the blank CD (Insert CD and drag and drop the selected pictures from album to CD)

    3. Burn from Finder

    This will give you just one copy of the pictures you want. It worked fine at the kiosk in Costco for me!
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Yah, this is probably the easiest way to do it - otherwise you end up with all those folders labelled by year, month + day, and those crappy-quality thumbnails as well. I never burn straight form iPhoto because of this - burning from Finder as described above seems to work fine for me. :cool:
  5. dmh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2004
    Seattle, WA

    This worked PERFECTLY for one of my albums because the pictures were numbered 1 throuth 218. My camera "names" pictures DSCF0001 etc. when it transfers them into iPhoto, and I've never renamed them (I never thought I would need to). I'm trying to burn another CD-R of miscellaneous photos taken over the last year, and when I try and drag over a different photo with the same file name as a previous picture, it won't let me. I have to find the photo with the same name, change the name, and then re-drag it..... But I'm not complaining here. Thanks for the help. :) Like I said, that one CD-R only took a couple minutes to burn.
  6. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    The rule: if you want to keep an iPhoto backup - or transfer them to someone who will be viewing using iPhoto: use the iPhoto burn. This arranges them the iPhoto way with thumbnails, etc and means that it appears as an album in iPhoto when you insert it in the drive. (Unfortunately, CD/DVD drive speed means it's a little slow to navigate lots of photos this way).

    However, if you are transferring for a PC or to get prints made (they most likely use PCs) or someone using OS 9, etc, just pic the pictures you want (you can burn the individual folders, or drag the desired photos out of iPhoto onto the desktop (thus creating copies) and rearrange then burn in the Finder.

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