Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 8:56 PM (in response to A Silverstone)
You have to set the default folder for downloads in each browser. In Safari, that setting is in the General tab of the preferences dialog. You very much do not want to download files into an iPhoto library. The library should be modified only from within iPhoto, not in any other way. I suggest you download to the Pictures folder instead. See also:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 9:37 PM (in response to A Silverstone)
The Downloads folder can be set in the preferences of most browser applications; however, an upload folder (ie, one you choose files from to upload when prompted from various Web sites), is not possible to set. The browser will likely start at your home folder and show you a standard Open window, which you then navigate through. However, since this is a standard Open window you can drag a preferred folder to the Finder sidebar, where it will then show in the Open window so you can quickly access it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 10:27 PM (in response to A Silverstone)
This will set the "uploads folder" in Safari to your ~/Pictures folder:
tell application "Safari"
set the source_folder to choose folder default location path to "pdoc"
Open the Applescript editor and copy the script above exactly into the window. Click 'compile' and then 'run'.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 2:08 AM (in response to A Silverstone)
A Silverstone wrote:
I'm looking for help with setting the folder that items are uploaded from.
The script I posted earlier does what you want. However, from my testing it doesn't survive logout/restart.
Therefore, save the script as an .app and place it in your login items. To do so, go to
> System Preferences... Users & Groups | Login Items
Click on the '+' sign in the Login Items tab, navigate to where you saved the script and press 'OK'.
If you wish to change it back to default any time in the future, remove the script from the login items and logout/login.
If you wish to change the script to another folder rather than the 'Pictures' folder, you can edit the original script. If you need help figuring out how to name the folder you do want correctly, just post for advice.