by mrmacfixit - 11/15/09 7:03 AM
In Reply to: Folders by bgreene1
will organize your pictures into albums (folders) regardless of where they are stored on your Mac. It will be you who decides what pictures belong in what album (Folder) inside of iPhoto
I'm not sure what you think the advantage of storing your pictures in different folders may be, but once your pictures are in the iPhoto database, you can organize them in any way that you see fit.
iPhoto uses something called Events to arrange pictures, along with Smart Albums and manually populated albums.
Creating albums, call them folders if you want, you can move any newly imported pictures into whatever album you desire.
Rather like a regular book library, iPhoto stores ALL of your pictures in one library which is then divided into events and albums.
If you really feel the need to keep your pictures separated into separate folders outside of iPhoto, then you can continue to do so, it makes no difference to iPhoto.
From within iPhoto, you can email the pictures, edit them, send them off to flickr, print them and easily find them using the search function.
iPhoto also has facial recognition software which is a neat thing.
As to your last question, when you import from your camera into iPhoto, there is no way to tell iPhoto that you want something to be in a certain folder. It displays your last import and then you just select them and drag them to their relevant albums.
Just out of curiosity, what advantage do you see in having you pictures in separate folders?
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