5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2013 9:22 AM by LarryHN
opodder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have just tried Adobe Photoshop Elements Organiser. It has a useful feature whereby any photos that have been edited automatically get a little indicator that informs the user that the photo has been edited. Clicking the indicator will reveal all saved iterations of the photo. This is one aspect of a wider facility in Photoshop Elements called photo stacks.

 

One frustration I have with iPhoto is that I easily forget which images  in my library I have edited, and hence which images are originals. But maybe I have missed something. Is there a way to automatically put some kind of indicator/flag on images so that whilst I am browsing my library I can see which ones have been edited?


MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Flag edited images in iPhoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,875 points)

    As iPhoto is a lossless editor, and so subsequent edits do not affect image quality, the need for such a flag is less in iPhoto. There is no automatic indicator, therefore.

     

    That said, you can use a keyword, or simply a Smart Album to find all the Edited images (Photo -> Is -> Edited) and, of course the Inverse will find the images that are not.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 2. Re: Flag edited images in iPhoto
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,705 points)

    That is not a feature of iPhoto - suggest to Apple - iPhoto Menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback.

     

    You can make a smart album for photos that have not been edited and one for [hotps that have been edited if that helps

     

    LN

  • 3. Re: Flag edited images in iPhoto
    opodder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Terrence and Larry.

     

    I understand that iPhoto is a lossless editor and I can revert back to originals. Nevertheless, I find it frustrating that I can't tell *at a glance* whilst browsing my library whether I am viewing an original version of the photo or an edited version of the photo. I will suggest to Apple.

     

    Thanks for the suggestion for finding the edited photos using Smart Album. Did not know about that.

     

    A related question: How do I make a copy of a photo to enable me to view original and edited side by side?

  • 4. Re: Flag edited images in iPhoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,875 points)

    Photos Menu-> Duplicate or command - d

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 5. Re: Flag edited images in iPhoto
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,705 points)

    And in edit mode you can view the original by depressing the shift key

     

    LN