Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to Meher Montessori School)
What version of iPhoto?
What export settings ae you using?
Albums are a concept that only exist in iPhoto. So, you can' "keep the internal album structure" the best you can do is create nested folders for the enclosed albums.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks you Terence. It is iPhoto 11 - in Mountain Lion 10.8.2. I am aware that the albums are only a concept. I want to keep the same "concept" for the export. With over a thousand photographs in a large folder we certainly do not want to resort them.
I also would not mind simply mounting a drive and dragging and dropping the folder from one drive to the other if that would copy the photos and all the internal structure...but I haven't seen how to do this. Truthfully in all MacOS with its unix underpinnings, all folders, enclosing folders and the various hierarchies we see are symbolic and only a skin to help us sort through. I just want this particular iPhoto hierarchy to come through intact. Surely there must be a way. It is just so simple, and always has been doing this sort of thing with the finder - even way back in early non unix versions of MacOS. It's hard to believe that Apple did not allow us to that sort of thing in iPhoto. I'm sure there must be a way.
The setting are:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 6:36 AM (in response to Meher Montessori School)
The point is that in the Finder you're using Files in iPhoto you're using Photos - quite independent of file. So it's a whole other level of abstraction above the Unix concepts again. That's why you can't drag and drop "albums" because there are no "files" in "abums"
See the heading for 'Subfolder format'? That will allow you to export your Events into discrete folders. If that doesn't work for you the try apps like iPhoto2Disk or PhotoShare will help you export to a Folder tree - again, not sure if they'll match Albums but worth checking out. If they don't then you'll need to export each album to a discrete folder one at a time.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 6:53 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thank you Terence. We tried iPhoto2disk and it worked fine.