7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2008 10:12 AM by garwickchamonix
Jacques Bastien Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
I know nothing about iPhoto. I created a new album and “resorted” 16 photos using the “Manually” selection in the iPhoto->View Menu->Sort->Manually. i.e. I sorted photos sequenced 1 to 16, to 4,7,1,16,etc. by moving the photos around. Is there a way to save the new sequence?

I know I can change the title of each photo so as to provide a dfferent sequence. I’m trying to do this visually, that is to visually move photos in a different order than when they were taken, which I was able to "Manually" do. In other words i want to make a slide show of photos in an order different from the one they were taken, (I think I just repeated myself), and save that slideshow so I can send it to another Mac user.

jb

iMac G5 1.8 GHz
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,285 points)
    Jacques

    Is there a way to save the new sequence?


    There's no need. It will maintain the sort in that album unless you change the option in the View -> Sort menu.

    save that slideshow so I can send it to another Mac user.


    Create your slideshow and then export it using the File -> Export option. iPhoto will create a quicktime movie of it and you can send that to the other Mac user.

    Regards

    TD
  • Jacques Bastien Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thanks Terence.

    Thanks to you and Alec at MacFixit, I am becoming a little bit knowledgeable about iPhoto. I now have a Slideshow with a different sequence of photos.

    Another question. Is it possible, with iPhoto, or another software for that matter, to save the sequence of a picture file "manually" changed with iPhoto to a different "changed" file ?

    jb
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,285 points)
    jb

    You're going to need to rephrase that one:

    How can a picture "file" have a sequence?

    Regards

    TD
  • Jacques Bastien Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I have on my Desktop a file of 200 or so .jpg photos that I loaded from my camera. They are sequentially identified IMG_1239.jpg to IMG_1439.jpg. What I would like to do is culled the photos, I have 40 or so rejectables, and sort the rest in a different specific order, i.e. first photo IMG_1254.jpg, second photo IMG_1243.jpg, 3rd photo IMG_1239.jpg, and so on as exampled in my initial post 4, 7, 1, 16, etc. iPhoto permits me to delete unwanted photos, and rearrange the sequence of the other photos. And yes now, thanks to you, I can make an iPhoto slideshow of my rearranged sequence and save that slideshow on my Desktop. But I would like to save a new file of the rearranged photos, as opposed to a Slideshow file on my Desktop.

    If iPhoto cannot make a "new sequence" file, I surely would appreciate knowing of a 3rd party software that would allow me to do this. Of course, I think, the photos would have to end up with a series of new "sequenced" titles.

    And thanks for your patience toward an iPhoto neophyte.

    jb
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,285 points)
    jb

    Okay I get it.

    I have on my Desktop a file of 200 or so .jpg photos that I loaded from my camera.


    That should be " I have on my desktop a FOLDER of 200..."

    The only way to do what you want to do - arrange the pics in a given sequence in the FINDER - is to rename the files. This is because the Finder will only support arranging on File Names. So use a File renaming application such as FileList to batch rename the files.

    Regards

    TD
  • Jacques Bastien Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Well guys and dolls, thanks to various collaborators on various Mac Forums, I found a way to do to what I want. As I had written, I knew nothing about iPhoto. But don’t dig, just scratch the surface of a Mac piece of software, iPhoto, and one finds how easy and convivial it is to use a Mac! Everybody knows that, except our PC friends! Well here it goes, 2 “procedures”, one to save a Slideshow to the Desktop (or wherever you want), and another one to save to a folder (again to the Desktop or wherever you want) the rearrangement of the sequence in which a series of photos appear in a folder of photos taken for instance with a camera.

    iPhoto Slideshow movie.

    1- Open iPhoto.

    2- Menu->File->New album. Give a name, let’s say album 1.

    3- Click Create.

    4- Drag the pictures folder you want to edit on the iPhoto window.

    5- Menu->View->Sort Photo->Manually.

    6- Click on a photo, delete it via Keyboard Delete key,
    or move it to where you want amongts the other photos.

    7- Menu->File->New Slideshow.

    7- Click on the PLAY button to see the slide show.
    Select the Effect and transition types.
    The slideshow can be stopped at anytime by the Escape key.

    8- Menu->Share->Export.

    9- Give a name in the Save as bar, for instance Slideshow 1.

    10- Select where you want to save the Slide show, for instance Desktop.

    11- Select Movie size, for instance Large

    12- Click on the Export button.

    13- This makes a QuickTime movie that you can burn on a disk,
    CD or DVD, depending on the size of the movie file. Or, of course,
    that you can click on and play on your computer.

    iPhoto, Photos folder File renumbering and resequencing setup.

    1- Open iPhoto.

    2- Menu->File->New album. Give a name, let’s say album 1.

    3- Click Create.

    4- Drag the photos (or pictures) folder you want to edit on the iPhoto window.

    5- Menu->View->Sort Photo->Manually.

    6- Click on a photo, delete it via Keyboard Delete key,
    or move it to where you want amongts the other photos.

    7- Menu->Edit->Select All

    8- Menu->Share->Export.

    9- Click on File Export, Format->JPG, Size->Full-size images, Name->Use album name.
    Check Use Extension.

    10- Click Export.

    11- Click Desktop. Click New Folder. Give name of new folder, for instance Mexique 2.

    12- Click Create.

    13- Click OK. New folder Mexique 2 appears on Desktop.

    14- The Mexique 2 folder has the photos renumbered starting with 01 or 001,
    as visually rearranged in step 6.

    jb
  • garwickchamonix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi I followed your instructions to renumber and at the point of exporting I get the error message unable to creates users mikebooth/desktop/test 1 this being the file name I created for the renumbered photos. Any suggestions? I have checked that the newly created file is read and write etc etc.

    Many thanks