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IPhoto 11 - Moving pictures

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Zimmer1956 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 2, 2011 8:14 AM

I am unable to move pictures around in a file. The events move but unable to select pictures and move in the same file. Please assist.

 

Thanks,

Don

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Jun 2, 2011 9:29 AM (in response to Zimmer1956)

    Please describe what you want to do

     

    files have no meaning within iPhoto you have folders, albums, events and photos - no files

     

    you can sort events manually (iPhoto '11) but you can not sort photos manually within an event - events are a very basic organization and are usually best left in their default date/time sort

     

    For fine organization use albums - there you can manually sort and can nest using folders and albums - folders hold other folders or albums - albums hold photos

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Jun 2, 2011 11:54 AM (in response to Zimmer1956)
    So when trying to organize photos in an event, it can not be moved around within that event manually?

    Correct - Previous answer

     

    you can sort events manually (iPhoto '11) but you can not sort photos manually within an event

     

     

     

    What if I take the pictures from the event pr photos folder and create album - will I be able to arrange them manually?

     

    Correct - Previous answer

     

    For fine organization use albums - there you can manually sort

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Jun 2, 2011 5:06 PM (in response to Zimmer1956)

    Zimmer1956 wrote:

     

    Thank you, that clarifies everything.

     

    once you have an album started, do you just drag and drop from other events/albums etc?

    yes

     

    LN

  • reuter.ignotus Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to LarryHN)

    Hi LarryHN,

     

    i'm sorry i dont get this at all..

    i had a version of iphot 9 i think, and i used to be able to move my photos around easily when in PHOTO, now that i've up graded to iphoto 11, i can't seem to be able to do this, and i can't chage the settings to manual. i dont want to use the EVENTS thing and i use alms for other more specified purposes. i want to be able to order and organise all of my photo the way i want to in PHOTO, how can i do this? it's really bugging me.. everything is every where.. not good!

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to reuter.ignotus)

    And I don't get your "question" if there is one there

    What you "want" to do is not critical if that is not supported by iPhoto - you can choose to use iPhoto or not - if you choose to use it then it works like it works and what you "want" has nothing to do with that

     

    the general answer is

     

    Please describe what you want to do

     

    files have no meaning within iPhoto you have folders, albums, events and photos - no files

     

    you can sort events manually (iPhoto '11) but you can not sort photos manually within an event - events are a very basic organization and are usually best left in their default date/time sort

     

    For fine organization use albums - there you can manually sort and can nest using folders and albums - folders hold other folders or albums - albums hold photos

     

    LN

  • reuter.ignotus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to LarryHN)

    dude i'm using a mac..

    and have always used iphoto - in iphoto 9, the main photo page Screen Shot 2012-12-06 at 19.23.31.png

    highlighted, you could just selected a photo and then drag it to a new position in PHOTO, but with iphoto 11 i cant seem to be able to do it. for me it is critical and it has previously been supported by iphoto, so i dont see why they would take such a basic feature away. how can i move my photos around on this page, and put them into my own oder, without putting them into event or albums - how can i group allmy art photos together and put thouse pictures into a particular order.

    i just want to be able to move my photos around freely.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to reuter.ignotus)

    how can i move my photos around on this page, and put them into my own oder,

     

    You can't.

     

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback for complaints/ feedback/ feature requests.

     

      how can i group allmy art photos together and put thouse pictures into a particular order.

     

    Sounds like a job for keywords and an Album...

  • reuter.ignotus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    ok, thanks

    thats really unfortunate. but i think i may have found a sort of solution, view; and tick event tiles and do it that way i think.. ahh well, thanks for your help though.

    regards,

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