Problem finding iphoto library to attach files??

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  1. macbrooke macrumors regular

    macbrooke

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    Hi!

    My friend just got a mac, he is trying attach files (pictures) to the body of an email .. via Windows live hotmail. When he clicks the Browse button and selects iphoto library he just see's a picture with a palmtree.. he does not see what I see.. when I attempt same..

    I see a list of Data, originals ect... on my computer BUT I am using an older version of iphoto.. so perhaps I am missing something...

    How come he cannot find his pictures to attach them? something seems wrong to me. I apologize in advance if the solution to his problem is very obvious.. :eek:
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    In the latest version of iPhoto, for some reason they have made all the files into a single 'package' - which means that you can't see into it. If your friend control-clicks on the iphoto icon in the Pictures folder and selects 'view package contents' he'll then be able to see all of the files and folder that you can in your older version (originals, modified, thumbnails etc.)
     
  3. macbrooke thread starter macrumors regular

    macbrooke

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    Thankyou so much!

    However.. he tried this and I tried my best to explain..and it is not working.
    would anyone be so kind as to post a screen shot so he can physically see what he should be doing? (we are in different locations)

    He is a Mac virgin....LOL so truly very new to this whole OS.
     
  4. isthisonetaken macrumors regular

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    If your friend is using iPhoto 08, as it sounds like he is, I've found the easiest way to get the pics you want is to just drag them from iPhoto. For example in the email, when he gets to the part about adding the pic, instead of searching through the browse window, leave it alone and find the pic in iphoto. Then just drag the picture over into that browse window, and it goes right to where it needs to find the pic, click open and presto your good to go! Hope that helps.
     
  5. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Yeh, the issue is if he tries the 'show package contents' thing when he has a dialogue open it won't work. It will work if he just goes and looks in the Pictures folder. Make sense? So, if he does 'Attach file' from some email program and navigates to the pictures folder, and you tell him 'Control-click', he'll say 'it doesn't do anything'.

    As the chap above says, best to find the pictures from within the iPhoto program first.
     
  6. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has changed the library from files to a package so that users will stay out of the finder! Mucking about in there will cause corruption of photos. Do anything and everything to/with your photos from within the app. Export and drag-n-drop are your friends!
     
  7. Dunn.hatani macrumors newbie

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    While trying to find the answer to this question not for email but for just general uploading of pictures into any web based interface, I found this thread. Along with some other threads it appeared as though the general consensus was drag and drop. I didn't see how this would work for a web page that required you to click a "browse" button. I tried just dragging a photo into the body of an email using web gmail. No go. So next I tried opening up the "browse" window and then dragged the photo there. My finder window (while "browsing") was opened to the pictures folder and it had just the iphoto library and other etc. After dropping the photo in the browsing window it somehow triggered the opening of the iPhotolibrary package and all of my photos were now listed. I could actually then navigate backwards into other years and other albums using the drop down menu at the top of the window. I thought that I might have to do this whole process again when uploading my pictures to facebook or myspace but the whole library was open for me to upload. Also to note, this was all in the same firefox session so the process may have to be repeated each session but I don't actually know. I hope this helps you all.
     
  8. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    The right way to upload to facebook, etc. is to drag your photo to the desktop and them "browse" to there from within the facebook app, etc. Just because you "can" open the iPhoto library, doesn't mean you "should". You are always playing with fire when you do that. In addition, you may not get the latest version of the photo you are trying to upload. Going from within the iPhoto app assures you that you really are getting what you want.
     

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