10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 9:31 AM by bigblue1234
bigblue1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I'm using iPhoto 11 on my MacPro to import a folder of camera images from my Samsung Galaxy (booo! ) that's ive copied to my desktop.

For some reason, iPhoto won't split the shots into events but creates one event with these images giving them the date; 11 Oct 2012 - 3 Jan 2013 ??

I've checked iPhoto prefs and 'Autosplit into events - One per day' is on!?

 

Is there something i'm missing here? Is it because I'm bringing in some shots from a rival phone??

 

Would appreciate any advice please.

 

Tony.

  • 1. Re: Importing images and event creation
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,850 points)

    Events  -> Autosplit Selected Events

     

    I don't believe it has anything to do with the phone, it's because you're dragging from the Finder.

  • 2. Re: Importing images and event creation
    bigblue1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    But if the images are timestamped and they are otherwise, iPhoto wouldn't acknowledge that the time spread of the shots is from Oct to Jan, why doesn't it split them?

     

    Either i'm doing something wrong or this is another example of how Apple is dumbing down it's software.

  • 3. Re: Importing images and event creation
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,850 points)

    But if the images are timestamped and they are otherwise, iPhoto wouldn't acknowledge that the time spread of the shots is from Oct to Jan, why doesn't it split them?

     

    Huh?

     

    It doesn't split folders imported from the Finder. Many people prefer this. For those who don't, then yes there is the terribly ardous task of selecting the Event then pushing the enormously heavy cursor all the way to the top of the screen, clicking on the menu and then clicking on the command. It's very difficult, I know.

     

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback and tell them your concerns.

    Either i'm doing something wrong or this is another example of how Apple is dumbing down it's software.

     

    A $15 app that does full lossless processing, raw support, publishing and sharing, managing and slideshows and books cards, facial recognition and location tracking too. Wish every software was as dumb.

  • 4. Re: Importing images and event creation
    bigblue1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wanted to say thanks for the help and advice there!

     

    I certainly didn't mean to touch a nerve. I just wanted to know importing directly from a camera or phone would be different from importing from a desktop. Especially, as I said, that iPhoto actually identifies the differences in time.

     

    And if you do look around, i'm sure you'll see other examples from long term Apple users like myself of where Apple dumbs down it's software to make it less intuative and too gadgety. Final cut Pro?

     

    Thanks for your whit and of course your timely response.

  • 5. Re: Importing images and event creation
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,850 points)

    I just wanted to know importing directly from a camera or phone would be different from importing from a desktop

     

    Then why didn't you ask that? You asked if it was becuase the photos came from a Samsung, you asked why it didn't split them, but you did not ask that.

     

    And the answer is yes, it is different.

     

    Final Cut Pro? Final Cut Pro X is now a more powerful app than its predecessor. Works on a different paradigm but it's faster and actually more intuitive.

  • 6. Re: Importing images and event creation
    bigblue1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    bigblue1234 wrote:

     

    import a folder of camera images from my Samsung Galaxy (booo! ) that's ive copied to my desktop.

     

    Actually I did ask if this was an issue in the original question. Albeit in slightly rushed bad English.

  • 7. Re: Importing images and event creation
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,850 points)

    Well I won't comment on bad Unglish as I'm sowmehat prone to tiping errers myself but I took that to read

     

    "import a folder of images that I have copied to my desktop"

  • 8. Re: Importing images and event creation
    bigblue1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, that was kind of what I wanted to ask but maybe I could have been more specific.

     

    Still, it is disappointing that iPhoto can't split events from the desktop folder but I don't want to start another argument. Suffice to say, thanks for your help!

  • 9. Re: Importing images and event creation
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    It can - you use the Autosplit select event command

     

    While no one here knows why Apple does anything IMHO this is the correct behavior since virtually all people importing folders from the finder are doing so because they has a file organization system that they want to maintain in iPhoto and it their imports from the finder were split it would be impossible for them to do that.  And virtually all people who do not want to do their own organization import photos directly from their camera or phone. And for those few exceptions to the norm there is an extremely simple to use command that resolves this so the default works for the vast majority of people and for the occasional one where it does not,  it requires opening one menu and using one command. Guess I class this as smarting up the software - not dumbing it down.

     

    LN

  • 10. Re: Importing images and event creation
    bigblue1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Gawd bless Apple and all who sail on her.

    That was the option (if slightly obscure) I was looking for.

     

    'May another bad word never be used in reference to Apple again...'