iPhoto questions

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  1. minggoy

    minggoy Active Member

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    may i ask how do i delete photos from iphoto, cant find the delete button.
    and also how do i view pictures from an external drive connected to my macbook without having to pass iphoto or without clicking it first. i hope to see the whole folder not individual pics in separate pages which i have to click individually just to see. when i look at the folders from my external drive the picture is not shown just the jpeg word.
    thanks guys
     
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  2. kaizersix

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    there's a trash can below the flagged photos i believe.(on the left sidebar of the iphoto window). just drag the photos you want to delete there. empty it by going to file > empty trash.

    about the photo folder thing, you could select/highlight all the photos you want to view and hit spacebar (or ctrl+click > quicklook). quicklook presents a very nice view interface where you can view photos as slideshow or all of them in a grid.
     
  3. minggoy

    minggoy Active Member

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    hi thanks for the fast reply.

    1. i tried to trash the pics to delete it by dragging it to the trash icon but it doesnt "trash".

    2. is quicklook an app? can i download it? i tried to search it thru spotlight but it doesnt ring a bell in my mac.

    sorry to bother you guys with these newb questions :)
     
  4. hannibal

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    try command + delete in deleting your photos (of course you have to select the photos you want to delete first). quicklook is built into Leopard (OS X 10.5), you don't need to download it.
     
  5. minggoy

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    hey i just solved my first problem..... i just have to right click it and found "move to trash" nasa baba pala kaya i didnt saw it kanina hehehe.

    second problem nalang .... i have plenty of pics in my external drive which i dont like to download to my mac to save drive space. i just want to view it thru my macbook
     
  6. hannibal

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    select them all, right click, and open with preview. if you're in leopard, choose quicklook.
     
  7. minggoy

    minggoy Active Member

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    how do i select them all?
     
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    open the folder and hit command+A.
     
  9. hannibal

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    command (apple) + A
     
  10. PatrickGaerlan

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    Simply select all the photos you want to delete and press the "delete" key on the keyboard :) You can do this in thumbnail view or in edit view (it will delete the current photo).

    With regard to your external HD question, the only way I can think of is to create a separate iPhoto library in your external HD (that is if you want to use iPhoto to manage, edit, and view those photos). It will be separate from your MacBook's iPhoto library. The easiest way to do this is to use something like iPhoto Buddy (it's free). Basically, these are the steps you'll do to create a new iPhoto Library:

    1. Create a new iPhoto Library (we'll call it External iPhoto Library) in your external HD using iPhoto Buddy.
    2. Use iPhoto Buddy to make the newly created External iPhoto Library the active library.
    3. Launch iPhoto and import the photos in the external HD into the new iPhoto Library.
    4. Once the photos have been imported, you can now delete the original photos to save space (don't forget to empty the Trash).
    5. You just use iPhoto Buddy to switch between the two iPhoto Libraries.

    I hope I was able to explain it clearly :)
     
  11. minggoy

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    guys thank you for all your inputs ive finally decided to import the folders i want to view to iphoto then just trash it after viewing it. i think that will do for now. tomorrow (i mean later today) i will try your suggestion patrick, my only issue with this is i might not be able to use the iphoto system in my windows desktop since i shuffle from windows to mac when i work with my photos for post processing, will also try to learn how to make a cd of the selected pictures in iphoto

    thanks again for being patient to my stupid newb questions :) i wouldnt be able to do it without your help ..... now i can finally sleep..... well maybe after a round or two of isketch hehehehehe :)
     
  12. PatrickGaerlan

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    Oh, you definitely won't be able to view the photos stored in an iPhoto Library from a Windows PC.

    There are several things you can do to make it easy to view pictures using Finder, without having to import them into iPhoto.

    1. Using Finder (OS X's file manager), go to the folder where the pictures you want to view are stored. Make sure you're in the "icon view".

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    Change your view options for that folder by hitting command-J (command is the key on either side of the spacebar). This will bring up the "Get Info" window. Change the icon size to the largest and make sure that "Show icon preview" is checked". This will only change the view for this particular folder, if you want all the folders to have this as their default settings, click the "Use as Defaults" button at the bottom.

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    2. Take advantage of Quick Look. In the Finder window, select all the pictures you want to view (command-A to select all), then hit the spacebar. This will open all the pics in Quick Look, you'll also see controls to play as slideshow, go backward and forward, and show as an index. Very cool.

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  13. minggoy

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    wow patrick i got it!! now thats what i call a walkthrough instructions. thank you so much.
     
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    is there a way to sync 2 iPhoto libraries? (iMac & PBook)? or do i have to do it manually? thanks!
     
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    Another way to create a new iPhoto library:

    Press and hold the Option key then boot up iPhoto.

    Message will give you 3 options:
    1) Quit
    2) Create library - navigate to the location where you want the library to reside (ie external drive)
    3) Choose library - navigate to the library location you want to work with

    If you don't press the Option when you boot up iPhoto, it will open the previous library it used.

    The above procedure will also work with iTunes.
     
  16. shaven

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    i rarely used iphoto, check mine today delete all the files. then import some chosen pictures
    when i check it on my finder-pitures-iphoto library-???
    i got confused cause i got 3 copy on that folder, data, modified and original.
    why does it have to be saved it 3 folders?
    if ever, which folder can i delete.

    1 more thing, uploaded pictures on iphoto, copy then paste to desktop folder.
    connect my iphone to mac to copy the pictures, how will i do that?
     
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    First thing, don't do anything to the iPhoto library folders or files. This is a quick way to mess up your iPhoto and your photos. This is the most common mistake ex-windoze users make regarding iPhoto. Do everything via the iPhoto app (organize, edit, duplicate, etc).

    You don't have to move or export your photos to sync with your iPhone. Use iTunes to sync your photos in your mac and iPhone.
     
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  18. okidok911

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    This might have be asked before:
    How come some of the photos are not viewed in he iphoto?
    I can see them in thumbnails but when i click on them it shows the dotted box with "!" in it.
    Thanks.
     
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    missing/corrupted source. try 're-building' your library.
     
  20. okidok911

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    Thanks Theus.
    If i want to rebuild my library, does that mean that I have to re-install iphoto?
    what do i have to do?
    I have a lot of these kinda files.
    thanks again.
     

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