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whats your iphoto organizational scheme?

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August 15, 2010, 08:52 PM
whats your iphoto organizational scheme?
I'm curious what organizational schemes people prefer in iphoto.

Faces, Places, Keywords, Events, Albums (with folders), Description, Date/Time are all useful tools. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? I want to be able to search the following questions...

who: faces, keywords, descriptions, albums
where: places
when: time/date metadata (adjusted in original also), event
what: description, keyword
how? why?

disadvantages: not exportable - faces, descriptions?
no subfolders - keywords, faces corkboard, (albums have advantage of subfolders)
time consuming to set up - faces

What are advantages of each? Are all things searchable?
I like that descriptions get transferred out into iweb galleries, but they arent included when i export.

Anyone willing to discuss their iphoto plan and their rationale?

August 21, 2010, 10:04 PM
What modification in iphoto cause the file to be duplicated and placed into the "modifed" folder. I'm curious because Reunion family tree software will link to iphoto, but does not update the modifications. It appears that adding description data and keywords does not modify the actual picture, yet the changed descriptions dont get updated in reunion.

(I've decided that I'm ok with replying to my own posts... )
August 22, 2010, 06:02 AM
Just so you know, I, for one, am interested in your topic and answers. I just don't have any answers for you myself.
August 22, 2010, 06:48 AM
thanks.. if I figure anything out.. I'll post it!
August 22, 2010, 10:11 AM
Jack Beckman
That's appreciated. Sure, it would be great if someone jumped in with the answer, because there are others of us also wondering what it is!

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