Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to zBernie2)
That will be difficult on an iPhone or other IOS device. The filesystem is not directly accessible to users in IOS, other than on your mac. You share documents between applications, but not folders of pictures.
iPhoto on IOS will show you all albums you can see in the Photos app, plus albums based on tags. You can tag your photos with keywords or flag them, and each tag will create an album with the photos with simlar tags. But there is no search function, and the albums cannnot be organized in a hierarchie of folders. iPhoto is more designed for easy editing the photos and sharing them.
See the iPhoto on IOS help: iPhoto Help: What are albums?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to zBernie2)
IPhoto on IOS (http://help.apple.com/iphoto/iphone/1.1) and iPhoto on your Mac are very different programs. On your mac you have a full digital asset management system, but the small version on an iPhone is very restrictive to allow for smaller storage and less processing power.
No search function in iPhoto for iOS? Really? That's just stupidity.
If you look at the iPhoto help, you will see that the searches are predefined by the albums that are created automatically: one album for each tag, a flagged album, an "Edited" album, the events, etc.
Probably the developers did not expect you to want a to store your complete database of photos on the iPhone, only your current working set, and with only a few photos would be no need to search.
Probably this functionality will be added, once the iPhone becomes more powerful.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to léonie)
The developers must not have any young children -- I know several "parents" with young children, including myself, who have large numbers of photos and videos on their iPhones. It's really stupid not to have a search feature -- iPhoto on the Mac does.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to zBernie2)
It's really stupid not to have a search feature -- iPhoto on the Mac does.
Send feedback to Apple and let the developers know. Here is the feedback form:
right now, it is really the best strategy to organize photos in iPhoto on your mac and to sync the organized albums to the IOS devices.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to léonie)
What nonsense. I just wasted $4.99 on iPhoto. Oh yes, all of my albums and events are there -- All on the same page! This resulted in 9 Christmas albums in a row. 9 Birthday albums all in a row, etc. All of the albums are thrown together on one page, alphabetized. It looks nothing like my iPhoto on my iMac!
And with no way to search for a photo, it's just one jumbled mess of albums. Why can't Apple get things like this right? How may people have to complain about their obtuse methodology for being able to store photos in a manner similar to a directory structure?
Not to mention it took for attempts to sync with iPhoto for iOS installed, and I had to force quit iTunes several times. That could be because I was syncing about 4,000 photos, but still.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 2:50 AM (in response to zBernie2)
I have the same problem
i have organised my photos into 'albums' but what i really want to be able to do is rename the photo's in iphoto on my mac and then be able to search for them on my iPhone.
I have lots of photos that i use for work and being able to find a particular photo quickly would be very helpful.
If I could search and find a spedific photo on the go...
I wonder if android phones can do that?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 6:53 PM (in response to Danny_G_14)
I'm certain many people of the same problem. Not being able to search for a photo in your photo app is extremely stupid. The same is true of viewing your photos on an Apple TV using iTunes -- No ability to search for anything! Just a bunch of "events" presented one after another. If you configure iTunes to display photos on the ATV using iPhoto, you get one top level directory, then a jumbled mess of events, again with no way to search for a photo.
I've used iPhoto for years, and I just switched to Picasa. You simply tell Picasa which folders you want to scan, and everything is automatic after that, i.e., if you add photos, modify photos, or delete photos, it's all automatically updated in Picasa. In iPhoto to get some semblance of a directory hierarchy, you need to create a folder, then drag stuff to it. Even then it's only one level deep. Very messy. Of course the Apple juice drinkers in this forum will tell you that you just don't understand how iPhoto works. What nonsense. Picasa and Lightroom got it right, iPhoto did not, in my opinion.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 3:25 PM (in response to Old Toad)
You didn't understand my statemement -- When viewing iPhoto photos on the Apple TV via iTunes, you loose your directory hierarchy, like you have shown in your graphic. Just one continious line of events. It's ugly.
What you are showing is a directory tree in iPhoto itself. I painstakenly used to do this as well, until I switched to Picasa a short time ago. Keep this in mind -- You're efforts to maintain that directory structure -- Are completely automated in Picasa!
Sorry, Apple makes may great products, and they also do some extremely stupid things as well. Like, not being able to search for a photo in their iOS photo app. Stupid!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to Csound1)
It's Csound1, Apples forum damage control expert!
As a matter of fact, I purchased a Nook 7" Android tablet for $129, and installed a $20 32GB SD card in it. I love the android ecosystem, and unlike Apple, Google actually listens to it's customers. After switching to using Picasa instead of iPhoto, I realized just how limited iPhoto really is. I can upload ALL of my photos and videos to Google's cloud at no additional cost. And then, I can use the Picasa mobile app to actually search for photos on my iPhone. Imagine that!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to zBernie2)
Jolly good show,
Thanks for reminding us how much you had to pay for this malware ridden junk.
It's Csound1, Apples forum damage control expert!
I know you are having a problem getting your brain around this but I do not work for Apple, do you perhaps work for Google?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to zBernie2)
After switching to using Picasa instead of iPhoto, I realized just how limited iPhoto really is.
We have been discussing iPhoto on IOS - a little tool to quickly edit and share the currently taken pictures in your camera roll and a few favorites albums on a handheld device.
Picasa would be better compared to the iLife version of iPhoto; a full fledged and very intuitive photo DAM system. If you are referring to iLife iPhoto, then we disagree - what you are calling limited, I would call safe, user friendly, easy to use, and intuitive; protecting a beginner from disastrous mistakes. If you need more advanced professional tools, upgrade to Aperture.