8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2005 3:58 PM by Old Toad
Marlinespike Level 4 Level 4 (1,880 points)
I want to share some pictures with a PC user. The last photos burned to a cd for a PC user was littered with the UNIX files .ds and .ds_store etc. It confused the PC user mightily.

Is there a best practice for burning photos to disc for PC users to keep it free of OS litter?

  • Ryan Holem Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Not sure if this is the "Best practice" but it worked for me......instead of burning photos to a cd within iPhoto I created a desktop folder which I exported my photos to. Then I simply dragged the folder to the blank cd and burned it. Hope this works.

  • Peter Bannon Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)
    Ryan is right. Export to photos to a desktop folder. this gives you just the picture files.
    Burn the CD from the finder which gives a PC friendly format by default.

  • Samtherocker Level 4 Level 4 (2,145 points)

    I heard that Backup that comes with .Mac does a good job of it. Of coarse that means you have to have .Mac though.

    Any thoughts?

  • Peter Bannon Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)
    Export to photos to a desktop folder

    That should have been: Export THE photos to a desktop folder.

    The Finder will also give you options to burn a PC format as well as the default Mac-PC friendly format.

  • Marlinespike Level 4 Level 4 (1,880 points)
    Thanks. I'll try that export method.
  • Jenny Cramer Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I'm trying to burn a disk of photos (in chronological order) for PC users. When I export the photos to the desktop folder the photos get rearranged into order by the jpeg file number - not at all in chronological order. Is there some way for me to make these photos appear in the right order?

    Thanks for your help.

  • Brie Fly Level 5 Level 5 (7,925 points)
    The displayed sort order of files is determined by the settings in the operating system that is displaying the contents of the folder (or directory). The user controls those settings when the folder contents are displayed, not iPhoto during the export.

    One consideration that is important though... If you export images from iPhoto to a folder by dragging the images from the iPhoto Window, the original file creation dates will be retained (the image files are copied), but if the images are exported via the iPhoto "Export..." dialog, the exported image files will end up with the current date and time.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,125 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Yes there is a way to do that. Place them in an album and sort manually how you want them. Then export to the folder on the desktop using the "Use Album Name" option in the File Export window. That will give you files titled: "album name-01.jpg", "album name-02.jpg", etc. These will sort alphanumerically in the order you want.