876 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2008 7:54 PM by Old Toad
Create a new folder with the name of the album on the desktop (or wherever) and then export the photos via the File->Export->File Export menu option. That will give you your full sized photos in the named folder as you want.
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance. iPhoto doesn't not have to be closed to run it, just idle.
I've written an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
Sorry I haven't got back sooner, I've been travelling.
You don't know of any program I can buy that does this, do you? I'm guessing an Applescript could be written to do this, but I'm surprised that this need hasn't come up before.
Is there any program available already that can do this?