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Viewing titles in iPhotos

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Apr 24, 2013 12:08 PM

After importing about 500 images in 5 events, iPhoto only shows titles for about the first 100 images then stops.  The other 400 don't show any title.  When I scroll over where the title should be, the field comes up but with nothing in it.  In the last event imported, the images aren' t sorted properly by title in ascending order even though I can't view the titles.  I went back to the original folder containing the images that were imported.  Very disconcerting.

iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to dmoffat322)

    By Titles do you mean file names?  Select those with the missing titles and use the Photos ➙ Batch Change ➙ Title to File Name menu option. 

    iPhoto001.jpg

     

    See if that will put the file names below the thumbnails.

     

    OT

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 12:47 AM (in response to dmoffat322)

    iPhoto uses the Filename when there is nothing in the Title field of the Exif data. Is there any chance that Bridge has written something like a space to that field?

     

    There is no way to change filenames in iPhoto, only titles. To change a filename you need to export.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to dmoffat322)

    When you use Bridge as you describe you're renaming files.

     

    iPhoto is about Photos not files. It will use the filename as title, if there is nothing in the Exif Title field.

     

    What happens if you use the Photos -> Batch Change command. Note the option to set the Title the same as Filename?

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