12 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 2:01 PM by Terence Devlin
triviani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi

 

Didn't find any info on this. I want to use iphoto to manage the pictures of 2 different iphones, to have them separated.. Is that possible or everything goes on the same "folder"?

 

thanks!


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Use keywords to tag them differently on import.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 2. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    triviani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, but I guess they all will be mixed together right?

     

    They could set up iphoto with different "accounts" so you can transfer different iphones pics without mixing them.

     

    thanks anyway!

  • 3. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Two tags: MyPhone and YourPhone

     

    Two Smart Albums:

     

    File -> New -> Smart Album

     

    Keyword -> is -> MyPhone

     

    Will get all of mine. Another will find the others.

     

    If you really want separate Libraries...

     

    Create a new Accounf for the other person on your Mac

     

    Or make a second Library: Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 4. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    triviani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will look for info about a second library, didn't know that..

     

    Thanks again!

  • 5. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    jtrottweiler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Terence,

     

    hope you are well.

     

    I am having the same issue. And im not sure how to apply tags on import??

     

    I would like to be able to import my photos and my partners photos to iphoto but be able to have smart albums that they neatly slot into on import, however as they are both iphone 4s - they would naturally fall into the same folder - how can i stop this so they naturally go into seperate smart folders??????

     

    Im used to using the smart albums (using ipad, ipod and iphone and different cameras) but just not with the same device.

     

    Any help would be great thank you.

     

    Best wishes

     

    Kris

  • 6. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    jtrottweiler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just managed to do it AFTER import,

     

    so i have imported them, which adds them to MY iphone smart album (which i dont want) then I added the keyword, which then copies them to the correct folder BUT they still stay in MY iphone smart album!!!!!!!!

     

    Any ideas?????????????

     

    Kris

  • 7. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    jtrottweiler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry to bother you Terence,

     

    i am still struggling to get to the bottom of this issue i have with 2 iphones into 1 iphoto account, but importing into 2 seperate smart albums.

     

    Could you explain to me the way i add the keywords as i ahve tried to do this but it doesnt work so i must be doing something wrong.

     

    Thank you in advance

     

    Kris

  • 8. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)

    import the photos and go to last import, select all and apply the proper keyword for tha timport


    LN

  • 9. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    jtrottweiler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so is there no way for iphoto to recognise the 2 different iphones and then import to seperate smart albums straight away?

    Sorry if im being dense, only i have tried the way you say, i was just trying to find out if it recignises iphones like different cameras??

     

    Thanks for the advice though.

     

    Kris

  • 10. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    i was just trying to find out if it recignises iphones like different cameras??

     

    It recognises different models of cameras, and it recognises different models of iPhone. But i won't tell two Nikon D5000 from each other, neither will it tell two iPhone 5s from each other.

     

    So yes, it recognises different iPhones like different cameras.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 11. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    jtrottweiler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks Terence,

     

    so im assuming from what your saying that i cant just plug the 2nd iphone in and when i click import the images wont automatically, go to a seperate smart album for that iphone 4s rather than my smart album for my iphone 4s!!!!!!!  I would have to attach keywords AFTER import.

     

    Oh well back to the drawing board.

     

    thanks

    Kris

  • 12. Re: 2 iphones 1 iphoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Exactly.

     

    A smart album isn't a place, so there's nothing going anywhere. It is an list - that answers an instruction. In this case, show me all the photos from an iPhoto 4s. Unless you keyword, there is no way to tell one 4s from another. Larry has told you how to do that using the 'Last Import' Smart Search. Command-a select all, apply the keyword. Job done in 15 seconds.