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Saving albums-pictures on NAS drive?

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Zack P. Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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May 20, 2013 8:16 AM

Hi there,

 

I bought nice NAS drive sitting on network together with my MACs. It is Western Digital, not Time Capsule. It also serves as media server so I could see pictures or what not on big screen TV.

What would be easiest way to send all albums (pictures) to that network drive? I could do it manually one by one but it is time consuming manual labour. I also includes manually re-creating all folders (albums) in order to stay organized.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2 more iMacs, 3 x MacBooks, MacMini
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    May 20, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to Zack P.)

    Select the photos in iPhoto and export to the NAS - see the export options here - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4921

     

    Note the Subfolder format option

     

    Subfolder Format only shows if you're exporting more than one Event at a time. You can choose to export all the images into one folder, or into a number of folders with the Event Name given to the Folder.

    You can not run your iPhoto library on the NAS

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    May 20, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to Zack P.)

    Select all the Albums (not the pictures) and export using the Subfolder format option...

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    May 20, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to Zack P.)

    Not from albums that I know of

     

    If you are exporting events select multiple events - try selecting multiple albums and see if this appears - 

     

    Note the Subfolder format option

     

    Subfolder Format only shows if you're exporting more than one Event at a time. You can choose to export all the images into one folder, or into a number of folders with the Event Name given to the Folder.

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    May 20, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to Zack P.)

    Where are you tryting to save to: the Desktop or the NAS device?  If the latter save first to the desktop.  Then copy the folder(s) to the NAS.

     

    OT

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    May 20, 2013 11:00 AM (in response to Zack P.)

    What version of iPhoto is it?

     

    Why are reinstalling, it sounds much more like a Library issue:

     

    Simple Test:

     

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

     

     

    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    May 20, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to Zack P.)

    The library is corrupted.

     

    Try these in order - from best option on down...

     

    1. Do you have an up-to-date back up? If so, try copy the library6.iphoto file from the back up to the iPhoto Library allowing it to overwrite the damaged file.

     

    2. Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)

     

    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.

     

     

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. 

     

    3. If neither of these work then you'll need to create and populate a new library.

     

    To create and populate a new *iPhoto 6* library:

     

    Note this will give you a working library with the same Rolls and pictures as before, however, you will lose your albums, keywords, modified versions, books, calendars etc.

     

    Move the iPhoto Library to the desktop

     

    Launch iPhoto. It will ask if you wish to create a new Library. Say Yes.

     

    Go into the iPhoto Library on your desktop and find the Originals folder. From the Originals folder drag the individual Roll Folders to the iPhoto Window and it will recreate them in the new library.

     

    When you're sure all is well you can delete the iPhoto Library on your desktop.

     

    In the future, in addition to your usual back up routine, you might like to make a copy of the library6.iPhoto file whenever you have made changes to the library as protection against database corruption. 

     

    As it's iPhoto 6 you will need a third party app to automate that export process.

     

    Apps like iPhoto2Disk or PhotoShare will help you export to a Folder tree matching your Events.

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