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Importing images and event creation

254 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 9:31 AM by bigblue1234 RSS
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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.



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:31 AM (in response to bigblue1234)

    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.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to bigblue1234)

    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?




    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.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to bigblue1234)

    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.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to bigblue1234)

    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"

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to bigblue1234)

    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.




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