Keep pictures from iPhone separate

Discussion in 'Apps' started by RonTheGuy, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. RonTheGuy

    RonTheGuy Guest

    Is there a way to keep pictures that I've taken on my iPhone separated
    from other photos in iPhoto? Is there a way to automatically put all
    iPhone pictures in an iPhoto folder?
    Or should I use another app to get photos from iPhone to keep them
    separated from others?
    RonTheGuy, Jul 6, 2011
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  2. Can you not create a folder, and each time you d/l the photos, direct
    them to that?

    I use primarily Lightroom, but use iPhoto mostly for iPhone photos, so
    that's my automatic separation.
    John McWilliams, Jul 7, 2011
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  3. RonTheGuy

    David Guest

    I do that.

    All the pics I want on my iPhone, but not taken by the iPhone, are
    stored on my iMac in a folder called 'Pics for my iPhone'

    Inside that folder I have a number of other folders, only 1 folder deep
    though, which are respectfully called family, friends, pets, the farm

    This is the folder set in iTunes (photos) as the folder to sync.

    So, all my externally taken pics are in this series of folders, and the
    pics taken with my iPhone are saved on my iPhone in 'camera roll'

    Works for me

    David, Jul 8, 2011
  4. RonTheGuy

    Ron Guest

    I'm running OS X 10.5.8 and iPhoto 4.0.3, which doesn't have the option
    to set Camera Model. Any other way to do this? Can't upgrade to SL or
    Lion 'cause my Mac's a G5.
    Ron, Jul 11, 2011
  5. RonTheGuy

    David Empson Guest

    The OS version is not the problem. You are running a very old version of
    the iPhoto application, probably the one that was originally supplied
    with the computer in 2004, and that version of iPhoto probably doesn't
    have the Smart Album feature. You need a later version of iPhoto to get
    that feature, which for that computer means getting a later version of
    iLife (since iPhoto is part of the iLife suite).

    Apple's web site has a copy of the help from iPhoto 6, which says that
    Smart Albums are supported in that version, and mentions matching by
    camera model. It therefore looks like you would need to upgrade to iLife
    '06 or later in order to be able to easily separate out your iPhone
    photos while still using iPhoto to catalogue all your photos.

    On a Mac with a G5 processor running Mac OS X 10.5.8, you can run iLife
    '05, '06 or '08, or iLife '09 with some missing features, but not the
    current version (iLife '11). Since Apple doesn't sell old versions of
    iLife, you would have to find someone who is selling old stock, or a
    second hand source.

    iLife '05 is not a good choice because it might not support smart albums
    either, and is old enough that it might have compatiblity problems with
    Mac OS X 10.5.

    iLife '06 is probably your best choice if you also want to use iMovie,
    because iMovie '08 was a major rewrite which lost many features (some of
    which came back in iMovie '09, but you might not be able to run iMovie
    '09 on that computer).

    iLife '08 should be fine apart from the iMovie limitations.

    iLife '09 has minimum requirements for iMovie and Garageband which mean
    you might not be able to run that version of iMovie at all (depending on
    exactly which iMac or PowerMac G5 model you have), and some features of
    Garageband won't work. iPhoto '09 should be OK.
    David Empson, Jul 11, 2011
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    Paul Sture Guest

    I am running iPhoto '09 on a G4 and it's fine. Face recognition isn't
    supported; it politely says that it only runs on Intel systems, but that
    doesn't affect the rest of iPhoto functionality.
    Paul Sture, Jul 11, 2011
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