Re-naming pictures in iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Karbon, May 23, 2005.

  1. Karbon macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2005
    I was wondering how i can change the actual name of the file instead of just the "title" in iPhoto, thanks alot for your help =)
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Just curious; what's your goal here? Do you want to export the photo for use in another app, or online? Then just use the export command and change the name there. That's the best way to do it anyway.

    If you just want to change the title in iPhoto, then simply changing it in iPhoto should serve your needs fine.
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    You can't change the filename within iPhoto - just the title (which is irritating when looking at Spotlight results).

    Do NOT attempt to change the iPhoto file names in the Finder, you're likely to muck up your iPhoto library entirely.

    Your best options are to rename them before you drop them into iPhoto (you can give them a sequence number reasonably easily using Automator, or rename them when you export them out of iPhoto.

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