I want to backup specific folders/albums of Iphoto but as i go to users , pictures ,iphoto library,,,I get the icon for Iphoto and not able to specifically grab an album,,is there a simple way to do this?
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The problem is that an iPhoto album is just a section of an XML-formatted file. In fact, the pictures listed in the album do not have to exist in the iPhoto Library folder. And, if they do exist there, the file names may or may not resemble anything meaningful to you, since what you manipulate in iPhoto - keywords, ratings, albums) are just catalog entries and related metadata, not actual picture files (except when editing).
The reliable way to get pictures as image files from iTunes is to export as files. Then you have image files that both you and the Finder can understand, just like the jpegs off the desktop. See the export command in the File menu.
Originally posted by janp: I want to backup specific folders/albums of Iphoto but as i go to users , pictures ,iphoto library,,,I get the icon for Iphoto and not able to specifically grab an album,,is there a simple way to do this?
Earlier discussions on this topic have made it pretty clear that messing with or trying to figure out iPhoto's folder and filing system is not worth the effort. I think the easiest way would be to select a photo, or group of photos in an album, and then simply Export it/them (under the "Share" menu in some versions, under "File" in others). The Export options also let you determine if anything else needs to be done with the pic(s). You can export directly to a zip archive file, export as same or as different file types or sizes, export shots as a web page, or as a QuickTime™ movie. Export a group of photos into a folder or a zip archive and send that along to the other machines on your local network, then stick those into iPhoto locally or use Preview to look at them. If you just want to view shots on another networked machine via Bonjour, you can enable iPhoto sharing. I think, however, you may need to be running the same version of iPhoto on all machines concerned.
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