2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2013 10:08 PM by PhotoGeek1970
PhotoGeek1970 Level 1 (5 points)

I'd like to rate photos on iPhoto for iOS and have those ratings transfer to the Mac OS version of iPhoto. Does anyone know how, or if not now, when, can I do this? I shoot a lot of weddings, portraits, event, etc., and would love to be able to move the Canon RAW CR2 files over to iOS iPhoto to edit while I'm out and about then return, sync the iPad and have the photo ratings I did on the iPad transfer to the Mac OS version, select only those that I have rated, show in finder, mark them and then either delete (to narrow things down on a first edit) or select them for a final edit (whatever stage that batch of photos are in). It seems a pretty easy, simple thing, and iPhoto seems to have everything BUT what a professional needs to do a quick edit so that he/she can finalize the event on their color correct desktop Mac... I don't want to retouch, just sync the edit to help increase workflow when I'm away from my desktop.

iPhoto '11, iOS 6.0.1
  • léonie Level 10 (90,550 points)

    iPhoto on IOS does not yet support ratings like iPhoto on your mac.


    As a cumbersome work-around you could use the caption field to add rating numbers. And to transfer ratings to your mac create different albums or Shared Photo Streams - one album with 5* rated photos, one album with four star rated photos, etc.When you sync these albums to your computer via iTunes, you can assign iPhoto ratings on your mac to each of the albums afterwards.


    To use Shared photostream (one for each rating) see here: iCloud: Using and troubleshooting Shared Photo Streams




  • PhotoGeek1970 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you very much for your expertise, but the work around is very Cumbersome indeed... Just frustrated that there isn't something easier. I don't have the time to work this as a work-around with all the photos I need to edit on a regular basis. And I don't even care about 1-5 stars... like/don't like, one or the other, yes/no... Not rocket science, just very, very basic mobile picture selection. I do 2,000 or so photos at a regular wedding and I can't stay in front of my main production machine all day picking things out, so I bought an iPad for very simple ghestalt editing on the road and for display purposes when I show portfolios to potential clients...