4906 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2010 5:42 AM by BRYNLEYBOY
Where are you getting the timings on the files from? There are two places that will show date and time - the File and the Exif metadata. iPhoto uses the Exif.
You can check the exif on the files using an app likeEXIFViewer
Thanks for the reply.
One thing that I forgot to state was this was not an issue prior to updating to snow leopard.
iPhoto version is 8.1.1
The photo info is obtained in the lower left corner of iphoto when you click on a photo.
Will look into exifviewer but will this allow me to sort the photos or just give me more info on the photos?
Thanks for your help.
I have checked the photos using Exif and the dates and times are correct as displayed in iphoto.
Is there a way to sort the photos in iphoto to be viewed in the order of the time they were taken when taken of different cameras?
What is happening is all of camera ones photos (P10001) appear then camera twos (IMG_0477) is it to do with the file names?
Thanks again for you help.
Hi. I have a similar problem importing some photos from a zip file. They unzip in the right order, but appear randomly when I import them into Iphoto. I've tried copy/paste to another folder and although they import in the right order then, as soon as I click on the film roll they revert to random. Any advice?
You mentioned iphoto sorts by time any reasons why it does not do this following upgrading to snow leopard?
The view->sort does not allow time preference... just date and that is my problem.
I want the photos to be sorted by time ie. The chronological order based on when they were taken regardless of what camera they where taken from.
Any ideas how I can do this?
So, if I understand you correctly
IN an Event, photos are are sorted by Camera, then by date?
So: Camera A -> Correct date and time sort, followed by Camera B -> Correct Date and Tme Sort
But you cannot get iPhoto to ignore the Camera models and get a universal Date and Time sort?
I cannot replicate this in my libraries. I'm always getting a universal D&T sort.
Try trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder. (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)
What's the plist file? For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.