4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2013 1:31 PM by qfieldboden
qfieldboden Level 1 Level 1

Hi

 

I've generated a few trial smart albums from my main library before making any serious use of them and the behaviour when burning one or more of them to a DVD seems very odd to me, in fact useless, and I wonder if someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong.

 

The scenario is this. I create a smart album containing say all the photos of one particular person, the photos are "pulled" from a large number of different events. I then highlight the generated smart folder which contains say 210 pictures that the individual appears in and use the Share->Burn command to burn the images to a DVD. What actually happens is that all the albums that the individual pictures have been pulled from are burned to the disc rather than just the photographs that contain this particuler person. So, instead of the 210 pictures I wanted, which ALL contain that individual, I end up with in this case a disc containing 94 events, a total of 5443 images which include the 210 images with this particular person in them, which isn't what I want at all!

 

I'm selecting the option to burn the disc in the format that can be read by iPhoto, ie. a library disc.

 

Thank you.

 

Q


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Solved by Old Toad on Feb 17, 2013 9:19 AM Solved

When you did the burn did you select just the Smart Album icon in the left hand pane before using the Share ➙ Burn menu option? What version of iPhoto are you running?

 

I just ran a test in iPhoto 9.4.2 burning a smart album.  What I got is shown in this screenshot:

iPhoto002.jpg

The original SA had 232 photos in it. The SA in the disk "mini" library had the same 232 photos but also the 40 Events that those 232 photos came from. 

 

Make sure you select just the Smart Album in the left hand pane before using the Share ➙ Burn menu.

Reply by Old Toad on Feb 16, 2013 1:44 PM Helpful

If all you want are the image files export them via the File ➙ Export ➙ File Export menu option to a folder on the Desktop.  Burn that folder to disk using the Finder. 

 

Note:  If you want the original version of the photos set Kind = Original.  If you want the edited version if the photo has been edited then select Kind = JPEG.  You can also check the two metadata boxes in case you might need to access the metaedata from them at some time.

 

OT

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    If all you want are the image files export them via the File ➙ Export ➙ File Export menu option to a folder on the Desktop.  Burn that folder to disk using the Finder. 

     

    Note:  If you want the original version of the photos set Kind = Original.  If you want the edited version if the photo has been edited then select Kind = JPEG.  You can also check the two metadata boxes in case you might need to access the metaedata from them at some time.

     

    OT

  • qfieldboden Level 1 Level 1

    OT

     

    Thanks very much for your helpful input. I take on board what you are saying but are you also then confirming that burning the contents of a smart folder to a DVD in the "to be read by iPhoto" format offered cannot actually be done if the desired end result is to have just the photos in the smart folder? I thought that was one of the purposes of the smart folders, it seems very weird to be able to filter the images down to what you want but then not to be able to burn just those image in an iPhoto readable format?

     

    Burning them using the finder it just seems to me that iPhoto is just being used as a file sorter/filter.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Q

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    When you did the burn did you select just the Smart Album icon in the left hand pane before using the Share ➙ Burn menu option? What version of iPhoto are you running?

     

    I just ran a test in iPhoto 9.4.2 burning a smart album.  What I got is shown in this screenshot:

    iPhoto002.jpg

    The original SA had 232 photos in it. The SA in the disk "mini" library had the same 232 photos but also the 40 Events that those 232 photos came from. 

     

    Make sure you select just the Smart Album in the left hand pane before using the Share ➙ Burn menu.

  • qfieldboden Level 1 Level 1

    OT

     

    Thanks very much again. Selecting the library in the LF menu was the problem, I was just clicking on the screen icon and burning that which gives a very different result!

     

    Now, I wonder what happens if I select 2 smart albums to burn......

     

    Thanks again for your help, invaluable.

     

    Q