Organizing photos on a mac
September 23, 2006 9:39 PM Subscribe
Handling digital photos and movies on a mac. Ex-PC user here!
posted by kdern to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know there have been other questions on the topic, but I have some specific questions I need help with.
On a PC, I used to copy my photos into a folder, delete those I didn't like, and batch rename those I kept. All videos stayed in the folder with photos from the same event or photoshoot.
On my new Mac, it seems like I should import directly into iphoto since I have to trust iphoto to organize my photo library. But when I rename photos in iphoto, it does not change the name of the actual file. So this makes it difficult to find the photo later outside of iphoto.
So here are my questions:
- Do I have to let iphoto organize my photos for me? Can I do it myself and still use iphoto?
- Does it make sense to keep movies in iphoto, and let iphoto put the movies in the folders with the photos?
- Is it possible to rename just one photo in iphoto without going through the steps of a "batch change"?
- Is there a way to get iphoto to rename the actual file?