Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2012 11:14 PM (in response to GAK NJ)
This is very promissing indeed!
Have you tried adding another folder inside to see if iPhoto update the changes? And consequently the Screen saver!
I want to do this, but my whole collection has about 500K photos, I am actually cleaning up in Lightroom and updating, but I already have about 100K ready to go, and this will be growing rapidly!
Thanks for any update!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)
Here's the bad news.... I added photos to a single subdirectory which I migrated to iPhoto. Even with a complete machine reboot, there's no updating the iPhoto library. So that's bad.
Separately, I tested creating a smart folder in iPhoto. You CAN pull it into the screensaver (it sees it) but then it says "no photos" or whatever that dreaded message is - so that will NOT work.
All I know is that our friends at Apple have caused us all a lot of unneeded misery with this stupid change.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 7:24 AM (in response to starbai1985)
It's the Choose Folder option that takes you over to iPhoto. In my instance, since I dragged my "uber folder" into Events, I select Events and it picks up all the subdirectories.
But again - take note - it is NOT refreshing when you make changes to those directories.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to GAK NJ)
GAK NJ wrote:
This is the zenith of insanity -- duplicating your pictures from neatly organized subfolders into one folder not only ***** up system space but is terrible for, as you put it kindly, "workflow".
Explain to me how the same pictures in different folders "**** up system space" and what workflow involves screen savers?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to Csound1)
Why would ANYONE, ANYWHERE, EVER want to duplicate file content on a hardrive because of a backstep on the part of a vendor. In the world of data, single entry is the order of the day.
So being forced to move images from one piece of your machine to another, duplicating them, with no dynamic linkage, automatic update, virtualization, etc - is like taking a step back to the dark ages.
Why Apple had to gum up the works with this we have no idea - and I'm not sure we're going to ever know what motivated this stupid decision.
But, in an ideal universe, the screensaver should recognize a higher level directory and then feed those images to the screen, even if you've got all your little ducks organized in neat sub folders. That's the way this stuff should work in a structured, logical way. Anyone who cares about organization, order and space efficiency will echo these sentiments.
So what don't you get?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to Csound1)
None of my work involves playing with screensavers so I don't get any of it.
Yes, very interesting to hear. None of my work contains a mission to write sentences w/o sense...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to GAK NJ)
I dont understand Gak,
I see the browse folder option in my pop out menu... but from there iphoto isn't there, its simply a browse my hard drive diaglog box that allows me to navigate to different folders on my computer... I dont see iphoto... should i be pointing it to some kind of iphoto library? Where would that be located?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to starbai1985)
Go back earlier in the thread and you'll see the example posted from someone else. You've got to a) open iPhoto first b) set up what you want in iPhoto and only then c) access screensaver settings. At that point, the option of pulling in a folder or event from iphoto will be available to you. His posting illustrates this quite precisely.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to kiu77)
Yup, agreed, I had high hopes for this update, and excitedly opened the screensaver as soon as it was loaded.
kiu77 - did Apple say they were consolidating into one ticket or just closing duplicates ?
I think it may be time to flood them with bug reports......................