Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to sjordi)
iPhoto only adds the new map title if the place is different - so for you first issue you should be able to just drag the pictures to the left or right to put them in the order that you want.
For the places, you'll probably need to edit the location. If you want to keep the original location, you may need to duplicate the original file first (so you can edit one, and leave one unaltered)
In your slideshow, double-click the images that have the "wrong" location, then click the "info" button and type a new place name in the location. It can be something generic, like "New York" - and that will group all your "New York" pictures together (but you won't see the difference between Rockefeller Center and Times Square - that's why you might want the duplicates).
The final step is to choose some other theme, and save. Then switch back to the "Places" them, and it will re-generate the text labels and maps. The grouping should end up the way you want it with the pictures in the order that you want.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to Joseph Delaney)
thanks for the clarifications. The only thing that seems not to work is changing the place names.
If I open the info box for each picture, I can type in a new name, but as soon as type return, the default name comes back automatically, no way for me to update this manually.
Maybe I'm missing something, even if I understand your tip here.
I'm using iPhoto 11
Is there an option to disable auto GPS data interpretation that could keep updating the places automatically?
Thanks for any clarification.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 7:56 PM (in response to sjordi)
I just had the same problem. I checked the help and it says:
"Click the marker pin on the map to show the location tag.
On the location tag, select the name of the location and type a new name, such as “Grandma’s house.”
Click the checkmark to set the new name, or press Return."
So instead of typing it into the top of the map, click on the pin, edit it there and it should be OK - works for me.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 8:08 PM (in response to ivansky)
I was able to change the names. But still it doesn't help.
When organize them in any theme and switch to Maps it...
1- reorders them chronologically
2- doesn't care about the locations and names I just edited.
I can group all my Portland pictures, or all my Seattle pictures, I end up with 7 places in Portland and 20 in Seattle, then 6 more in Portland since I shot those after Seattle, whereas all the 11 Portland pictures are called "Downtown Portland" and all Seattle places are called "Seattle".
The map theme seems pretty buggy.
Also, it discarded all my slide legends.
Just lost 5 hours for nothing.
Thanks all anyway, I'll make it under my Windows partition with the tool that works.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to sjordi)
Sorry about the slide legends - I wouldn't have suggested changing themes if I realized you had those.
I'm not sure why that didn't work for you, it does for me, and yes there is a setting in iPhoto preferences to turn off automatic place look up (I'm not sure it would help here, I think that primarily happens when you import photos). And ivansky makes an excellent point - there's a lot of information about this in the "Help" menu - including how to "fine tune" a location to cover a larger or smaller area:
You can edit and delete the locations you have personalized.
- Choose Window > Manage My Places.The Manage My Places dialog appears, showing all the personalized places that are assigned to your photos.
- Do one of the following:
- To change a place name, click it and type the name you want into the field.From now on, this changed location appears in the Information pane as an option when you’re adding locations to photos or Events.
- To fine-tune a location on the map, use the plus and minus buttons (in the bottom-left corner of the map) to zoom in or out of the map. You can drag the map to move it around and drag the pin to a more exact location.You can also drag the vicinity circle larger or smaller, depending on how specific you want the location to be.
- To delete a location, click the minus sign to the right of the place name.If there are photos associated with this location name, a message appears, asking you to confirm. Click the “Delete place” button.
- When you’re finished, click the Done button.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to Joseph Delaney)
sorry for the delay.
Followed the instructions, have added crazy buffer circles around pins that I grouped, but still, the Maps theme separates everything within probably 0.2 miles. I have several Portland Downtown pictures in the same vicinity, about 3-4 blocks away and I have 4 different locations no matter what I do.
For each picture, I have changed the name into "Portland - Downtown", moved them almost on top of each others, added buffers to each of them to make sure that they all cover each other, and iPhot keeps separating everything.
I full deleted the library, reimported everything, redefined the buffers and locations, added to a slide show, and again the same thing. I give up now. I lost to many time with this obvisouly buggy application.
I don't know why they don't let the user decide how to arrange and group pictures instead of imposing everything without even offering options in the preferences.
Thanks all for your time anyway.