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DC Steve Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Friends,

 

When I access the photo browser in Mail to add a photo to an email, the image names that the browser displays are the file names for each image.  I would like it to display the caption that I have applied to each image.  Aperture is my photo program.  Is there any way to change the name that photo browser displays?  Alternatively, is it possible to change the file names for the images to match the captions?

 

Thanks!

 

Steve


Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

    Try renaming the file name to the name you want.

     

    Find the source file on your Mac (there should be one). Click and hold on it until a menu appears. Click "Rename", and rename it.

  • 2. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    Use the Search Window in the Media Browser Window - type in the Title (or caption) you're searching for.

     

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  • 3. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    Try renaming the file name to the name you want.

     

    Find the source file on your Mac (there should be one). Click and hold on it until a menu appears. Click "Rename", and rename it.

     

    Please don't do that. If you do you'll corrupt the iPhoto Library.

     

    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.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 4. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    DC Steve Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I use Aperture but I assume the advice is the same.

     

    It's good to know what I shouldn't do, but is there anything I can do?  Using the search bar would be helpful, but if I can't remember the caption it's hard to search.  I could go back and forth to Aperture to look, but it seems there should be an easier way.

     

    Thanks for your suggestions.

     

    Steve

  • 5. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

    He isn't using iPhoto. He's using Aperature.

     

    Also, I haven't touched a Mac in years. I haven't used iPhoto, so excuse my faulty advice.

  • 6. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    The same advice applies to Aperture.

     

    Searching in the Search Bar is exactly the same as searching in the application window. You don't need the exact caption, it'll take any text. You can search in your Caption, keywords, places, faces and ratings

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 7. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    Also, I haven't touched a Mac in years. I haven't used iPhoto, so excuse my faulty advice.

     

    Um, then why are you offering advice here? Or if you persist in doing so, why are you not telling people you haven't touched a Mac in years? Don't you think that might be relevant to someone evaluating your advice?

  • 8. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

    I know a lot about Macs. I know more about Macs than PC's. I know a lot about iPhones, iPads, and iPods as well. I remember much from Mac OS X. I just haven't used iPhoto.

  • 9. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    I know a lot about Macs.

     

    Do you? GIven that you "haven't touched a Mac in years" how do you know your information is up-to-date?

     

    I know more about Macs than PC's.

     

    Thanks for letting us know. I'm not sure what relevance that has. My 4 year old niece knows more about Macs than about Windows. But that tells us zip about her expertise in Macs, does it?

     

    I know a lot about iPhones, iPads, and iPods as well.

     

    Good for you. How recently have you touched one of those? If your knowledge is up-to-date then perhaps you might confine yourself to posting on those forums.

     

    I remember much from Mac OS X.

     

    And how much have you forgotten? And what about all the changes in the years since you last used a Mac?

     

    I just haven't used iPhoto.

     

    Didn't stop you offering potentially destructive advice, did it?

     

    If you are going to offer advice the very least you could do is add a note explaining that your knowledge may be out of date as you haven't "touched a Mac in years".

  • 10. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

    1 and 4. Last Mac OS Version I've used (in detail) is Leopard (in 2010), but I dive deep into research about Snow Leopard and Lion. I also use Mac's at the Apple Store that run Lion (but only get about 20 min on them)

    2. I'm too young to have any career, but I have solved problems IT guys couldn't .

    3. Last time I've touched an iPhone=3 months (maybe less). iPod(not touch)=6 months. iPad=12 months.

    5. Not into photo editing. I assuemed iPhoto sorts individual photos instead of bunching them into one file.

     

    Last note: To the normal person, "years" is an exaggeration. I remember fairly much (I haven't lost touch with Apple. I know fairly much about Apple TV, and never even used one.

     

    Why exactly do you judge me, anyway?

  • 11. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    From the Terms and Conditions for the forum

     

    Test your answer. When possible, make sure your Submission works on your own computer before you post it.

     

    You agreed to these Terms and Conditions when you signed up. How can you keep your word when you can't do this?

     

    You posted advice in this thread that could have lead to data loss for someone. You did it because you have no experience of the app you posted about, and you have no way of testing the advice you offered.

     

    In an ideal world you wouldn't do that - doing so could cause damage or loss to someone else.

     

    But if you are going to post, then a simple disclaimer explaining your experience with these devices and software, and how limited it is, and how you cannot test the advice you're offering,  will mean that at least someone can decide for themselves whether to follow it or not.

     

    It's just a courtesy.

  • 12. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

    Ok. I will only suggest things I logically think would work. I can't test these things (the only Apple thing I own is a pair of iPod earbuds).

  • 13. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    I don't think that's okay. The advice you posted about iPhoto was something you thought logically would work, wasn't it?

     

    You really need to add a disclaimer explaining your experience with these devices and software, and how limited it is, and how you cannot test the advice you're offering,  will mean that at least someone can decide for themselves whether to follow it or not.

  • 14. Re: Using photo browser in Mail
    linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

    Then this experience is a learning oppritunity. I now know that you can't tamper with an iPhoto or Aperature library without losing data. And people don't have to follow any advice given to them via this site; just like if I told you to eat something, you have a right not to.

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