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dutch_seagal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 26, 2012 11:27 AM

It seems the new screen saver doesn't see subfolders, as it used to in Lion and before. Not sure if it's a bug or meant to be this way.

 

Would be great if they fixed this, as we use it to showcase our projects multiple folders with clients.

  • bkh1918 Calculating status...
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    Jul 27, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    I hate when they do stuff like this.  My desktop background is gone too.

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    There is a screensaver folder both in

     

    ~/Library/Screen Savers

     

    and

     

    [Hard disk] /System/Library/Screen Savers

     

    You could try saving your slide shows in one of those and see if it shows up in the Sys Prefs Screensaver pane.

  • bazone Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    I'm also annoyed by this. Great to see all the new screen saver types though. I hope they fix it soon but in the interim I've copied all sub folder images into one large folder for the screen saver. Wasteful though and more steps in my workflow!

  • GAK NJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    This is the zenith of insanity -- duplicating your pictures from neatly organized subfolders into one folder not only ***** up system space but is terrible for, as you put it kindly, "workflow".

     

    They MUST fix this - I have a screensaver made up of 355 gorgeous images from my hometown, and they are in subfolders based on category.  I don't want to give this up and right now I'm forced to use an awful 3rd party screensaver instead which ***** completely!

     

    ALSO....  on the heading of nonsense - did you know that Apple completely SCREWED Candybar.  It used to be that you could change your dock image.  I'm glad that everyone thinks the new dock is an improvement, but I've used (and loved) a reflective black dock --- I can't change it - no way, no how.  Again, this is just DUMB. 

     

    Apple - I hope you're listening!

  • Macdu Mela Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    You could import each of the sub folders as a separate event into iPhoto. Then add all the photos to a screensaver album. This would protect your organisational structure but also get it all back into the screensaver. Also easy to update for the future!

     

    On a related(-ish) note, does anyone know where the RSS screensaver has gone? Is its removal part of the same reasoning that removed rss from Safari? Anyone know of another RSS screensaver I could replace it with?

     

    T.I.A.

  • Eladiobr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 9:41 PM (in response to Macdu Mela)

    I don't think your idea works for people that doesn't work with iPhoto.

     

    I am a photographer and have all my photos neatly organized the way I want and I can make changes with the software I use (Adobe Lightroom) and just save the photo again on the same folder or even another folder if I want to and the new edited version was automatically be part of my screen saver universe.

     

    Since Apple made this change (and I really hope it has just been overseen!) our options are either do what you suggest which would generate much more workflow and redundancy on files or just get rid of my whole organization and put all together in one folder! Can anyone imagine how effective this could be? around 200,000 photos in one folder?!

     

    APPLE please respond and bring us a solution!

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 9:52 PM (in response to Eladiobr)

    Eladiobr wrote:

     

    APPLE please respond and bring us a solution!

     

    Tell it to their face.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • Eladiobr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 10:17 PM (in response to softwater)

    Thank you for the link. Here's what I wrote:

     

    Hello,

     

     

    My name is Eladio Gomes, I am a System Administrator for windows environments and also a professional photographer, and because of the later I have moved to the apple universe with all my personal and photography computers about 2.5 years ago and I couldn't be happier.

     

     

    One of the biggest advantages of the Apple system is that you have always kept us photographers on your thoughts when bringing new hard and software. Better displays, video cards, memory management, you name it. It always benefit us in one way or another.

     

     

    Unfortunately, although Mountain Lion has a lot of great features it has a fall back that does affect me and I am sure a big portion of the photographers using Apple. It might seem something not really important to some, but it is a big issue for people like me that has around 200,000 photos organized in the hard drive.

     

     

    Mountain Lion has lost the capability of running the photo screen saver through sub-folders, it can only read photos on a single and main folder. I can't imagine myself just getting rid of all organization and having 200,000 photos in 1 single folder, and I'm sure that's not what was meant with the change.

     

     

    Would you please reestablish the sub folder possibility to the screen saver ASAP and communicate this to the photographers community?

     

     

    I expect some response from an Apple representative for this matter soon, and I do appreciate all work you have done for me/us so far.

  • James Chastney1 Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    Yes me too! Those of using Lightroom pre 10.8 just set it the folder and all the sub fodlers images showed up!

     

    james.

  • twt@1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:47 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    This is a HUGE problem for me.  Did you get a response from Apple?

  • twt@1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    Is it possible to uninstall Mountain Lion and reinstall Lion?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to twt@1)

    If your Mac is from 2010 or later, press Command, Option and R keys in boot, open Disk Utility, erase the drive and reinstall

  • btbowen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    yup. this is silliness. i can only get it to see one folder at a time. C'mon Apple, let's go!

  • Oldman53 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to btbowen)

    I notice that we have lost the fill screen option on the Mountain Lion screensaver when using photos.  Anybody else notice this or have a work around?  It is still there for the desktop but not the screensaver.

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