How to Avoid Duplicate Imports in iPhoto

For the budding photographer in you, iPhoto is a godsend. It is the iLife photo organization program that comes pre-installed on your swanky new iMac or Mac Book Air. In fact, I would go as far as to say that iPhoto is one of the main reasons to switch to a Mac. I know, there are alternatives, but for seamless integration and smooth-as-silk workflow, iPhoto reigns supreme.

iPhotoTaggerBut (ah, there is always a “but”), the workflow in iPhoto can create a problem for some. It expects you to shoot pictures, connect your camera to your Mac, 将照片从相机移到Mac,,en,增强/编辑和分享,,en,脸书,,en,轻弹,,en,或打印或制作相册,,en,这个流程,,en,有一些人脸识别,,en,消除红眼,,en,活动/专辑制作等,,en,奇迹般有效,,en,如果您刚开始使用新的数码相机,,en,如果您已经有该怎么办,,en,旧照片和旧计算机上的扫描,,en,在,,en,我的照片,,en,这是我开始使用iPhoto时遇到的问题,,en,我为能预见到此类问题而感到自豪,,en,所以,,en,我决定非常仔细地导入我的旧图书馆,,en,汇入时,,en,从一开始就相当有条理,,en,我逐个文件夹浏览了它,,en,将它们拖放到iPhoto和,,en,与此同时,,en,贴上标签,,en,和其中的照片,,en,我认为合适的颜色,,en,我用了,,en,获取信息,,en,Finder中用于颜色标签的功能。,,en, enhance/edit and share (Facebook, flickr) or print or make photo books. This flow (with some face recognition, red-eye removal, event/album creation etc.) works like a charm — if you are just starting out with your new digital camera. What if you already have 20,000 old photos and scans on your old computer (in “My Pictures”)?

This is the problem I was faced with when I started playing with iPhoto. I pride myself in anticipating such problems. So, I decided to import my old library very carefully. While importing “My Pictures” (which was fairly organized to begin with), I went through it folder by folder, dragging-and-dropping them on iPhoto and, at the same time, labeling them (and the photos therein) with what I thought were appropriate colors. (I used the “Get Info” function in Finder for color labels.) 我以为我很聪明,,en,但我最终罚款,,en,但丰富多彩,,en,烂摊子,,en,我的文件夹和照片带有随机颜色,,en,似乎无法比较和找出,,en,照片导入到iPhoto中,,en,所以我决定写我的第一个Mac App,,en,我花了大约一个星期的时间来写,,en,但它解决了我的照片担忧,,en,现在我想卖掉赚钱,,en,这是它的作用,,en,它首先浏览您的iPhoto库,并对您所拥有的内容进行分类,,en,然后,它将扫描您指定的文件夹,并将其中的照片与图库中的照片进行比较,,en,如果发现一张照片恰好一次,,en,它将获得绿色标签,,en,这样,当您在Finder中浏览到它时,它就会脱颖而出,,en,这是Windows资源管理器的Mac-talk,,en,相似地,,en, but I ended up with a fine (but colorful) mess, with my folders and photos sporting random colors. It looked impossible to compare and figure out and where my 20,000 photos got imported to in iPhoto; so I decided to write my very first Mac App — iPhotoTagger. It took me about a week to write it, but it sorted out my photo worries. Now I want to sell it and make some money.

Here is what it does. It first goes through your iPhoto library and catalogs what you have there. It then scans the folder you specify and compares the photos in there with those in your library. If a photo is found exactly once, it will get a Green label, so that it stands out when you browse to it in your Finder (which is Mac-talk for Windows Explorer). Similarly, 如果照片在iPhoto图库中出现多次,,en,它将以黄色标记,,en,和,,en,加倍努力,,en,如果其中的所有照片都已导入到iPhoto库中,则iPhotoTagger将使文件夹变为绿色,,en,那些已部分导入的文件夹将被标记为黄色,,en,使用Exif数据进行照片比较,,en,并且相当准确,,en,请注意,iPhotoTagger不会修改iPhoto图库中的任何内容,,en,这样做是不明智的,,en,它只是读取图书馆以收集信息,,en,第一个版本,,en,V1.0,,en,被释放以测试水域,,en,照原样,,en,并定价为,,en,如果有足够的兴趣,,en,我将在V2.0上以更高的性能工作,,en,使用Perl和SQLite,,en,如果你必须知道,,en,我会定价,,en,如果兴趣没有减弱,,en,V3.0,,ml,对于,,en, it will be tagged in Yellow. And, going the extra-mile, iPhotoTagger will color your folder Green if all the photos within have been imported into your iPhoto library. Those folders that have been partially imported will be tagged Yellow.

The photo comparison is done using Exif data, and is fairly accurate. Note that iPhotoTagger doesn’t modify anything within your iPhoto library. Doing so would be unwise. It merely reads the library to gather information.

This first version (V1.0) is released to test the waters, as it were, and is priced at $1.99. If there is enough interest, I will work on V2.0 with improved performance (using Perl and SQLite, if you must know). I will price it at $2.99. And, if the interest doesn’t wane, a V3.0 (for $3.99) 将会显示正确的帮助文件,,en,性能面板,,en,选择自己的配色方案的选项,,en,SpotLight评论,,en,和,,en,可能是用Objective-C重写的,,en,在你急着给我钱之前,,en,请知道iPhotoTagger需要Snow Leopard和Lion,,en,OS-X,,pt,如果有疑问,,en,您可以,,en,下载精简版,,en,玩,,en,功能齐全,,en,并将创建要以绿色和黄色标记的照片/文件夹列表,,en,但实际上不会标记它们,,en,分享这个,,en,点击分享在Reddit上,,en,在新视窗开启,,en,点击分享在Voat,,en,点击分享到Facebook,,en,点击分享到Twitter,,en,点击分享到LinkedIn,,en,点击分享到Google ,,en,点击分享在Tumblr,,en,点击分享Pinterest,,en,点击打印,,en,有关,,en,注释,,en,应用程式,,en,照相,,en,狮子,,en,苹果系统,,pt,帖子导航,,en,以前的帖子,,en,偶然作家,,en,下一篇文章,,en,比光速快,,en,广告,,en, performance pane, options to choose your own color scheme, SpotLight comments (and, if you must know, probably rewritten in Objective-C). Before you rush to send me money, please know that iPhotoTagger requires Snow Leopard and Lion (OS-X 10.6 and 10.7). If in doubt, you can download the lite version and play with it. It is fully functional, and will create lists of photos/folders to be tagged in Green and Yellow, but won’t actually tag them.

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