2 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2012 10:54 PM by Terence Devlin
xle1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

With Iphoto 11 the files in the IPhoto library/Masters/ have not the same name than the name given to the events- the file name in IPhoto library  is now a composed of a long number representing the date and others numbers

In previous version it seems to me that the name of the event was the same as the name of the file used in the IPhoto library


Am I right or do I need to do something to have the same names?


Thank you

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: I Photo 11
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)

    You are correct.


    As to what to do. Use only the supported methods to access your photos. Never go directly into the iPhoto library. That is not supported and never has been


    You access your photos using iPhoto or the media browser (in every upload/attach/open window in the lower left under Media ==> photos ==> iPhoto)



  • 2. Re: I Photo 11
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Standard Warning: Don't change anything in the iPhoto Library Folder via the Finder or any other application. iPhoto depends on the structure as well as the contents of this folder. Moving things, renaming things, deleting them or otherwise making changes will prevent iPhoto from working and could even cause you to damage or lose your photos.



    There are many, many ways to access your files in iPhoto:   You can use any Open / Attach / Browse dialogue. On the left there's a Media heading, your pics can be accessed there. Command-Click for selecting multiple pics.


    Open dialogue


    (Note the above illustration is not a Finder Window. It's the dialogue you get when you go File -> Open)


    You can access the Library from the New Message Window in Mail:


    New Message Window


    There's a similar option in Outlook and many, many other apps.  If you use Apple's Mail, Entourage, AOL or Eudora you can email from within iPhoto.


    If you use a Cocoa-based Browser such as Safari, you can drag the pics from the iPhoto Window to the Attach window in the browser.


    If you want to access the files with iPhoto not running:


    For users of 10.6 and later:  You can download a free Services component from MacOSXAutomation  which will give you access to the iPhoto Library from your Services Menu.


    Using the Services Preference Pane you can even create a keyboard shortcut for it.

    For Users of 10.4 and 10.5 Create a Media Browser using Automator (takes about 10 seconds) or use this free utility Karelia iMedia Browser


    Other options include:


    Drag and Drop: Drag a photo from the iPhoto Window to the desktop, there iPhoto will make a full-sized copy of the pic.


    File -> Export: Select the files in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export. The dialogue will give you various options, including altering the format, naming the files and changing the size. Again, producing a copy.


    Show File:  a. On iPhoto 09 and earlier:  Right- (or Control-) Click on a pic and in the resulting dialogue choose 'Show File'. A Finder window will pop open with the file already selected.    3.b.


    b: On iPhoto 11 and later: Select one of the affected photos in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Reveal in Finder -> Original. A Finder window will pop open with the file already selected.