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  • Eladiobr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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!

  • GAK NJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.



  • starbai1985 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    this is great...


    but why do dpickup and I only have this for a pop out:



    ???? ????

  • GAK NJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,310 points)

    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?

  • GAK NJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,310 points)

    None of my work involves playing with screensavers so I don't get any of it.

  • kiu77 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Csound1 wrote:


    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...

  • GAK NJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, very interesting indeed.  None of my time should be wasted by people whose work allows them to post on subjects which they allege are of no interest to them.

  • starbai1985 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • GAK NJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • kiu77 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Isn't it a shame for Apple to roll out 10.8.2 and still, no fix?

    It is a shame!

    More: Apple closed my bug report because there are other reports with this topic...

  • dpickup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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......................

  • kiu77 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Apple told me that it is a duplicate of bug report ID 11852755. The pronlem is that I can't read this report - maybe becaus it is not iroginated by me.

  • christopher backa Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Interesting, when I selet photo library, I see the folder option for a like a second, and it vanishes all I can choose from is iphoto at that point.




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