Editing Film Rolls


You can change the titles and dates of film rolls in the Library album. This capability proves to be extremely useful, since film rolls with a title are much easier to identify, and by changing the film roll's date, you control where it appears in the Library album when it's sorted by film roll.

To change the title of a film roll:

1.

Make sure you're in the Library with film rolls and the Information pane showing, and then click a film roll in the display pane to select it.

2.

In the Information pane, enter a new title in the Title field (Figure 3.11)

Figure 3.11. Use the Title, Date, and Time fields in the Information pane to change the details of the selected film roll in the Library.


iPhoto changes the title of the film roll in the display pane to match.

To change the date/time of a film roll:

1.

Make sure you're in the Library with film rolls and the Information pane showing, and then click a film roll in the display pane to select it.

2.

In the Information pane, enter a new date and time for the film roll in the Date and Time fields (Figure 3.11).

iPhoto changes the date and time of the film roll in the display pane and resorts the film rolls to put the one you edited in the proper order.

Tips

  • Although iPhoto recognizes a large number of date formats, it ignores improperly formatted dates, so to avoid confusion, it's easiest to edit the date using the same date format iPhoto uses.

  • After you change the date of a film roll, iPhoto sorts it according to the new date, so it will probably move to a new location in the display pane.


Other Date and Time Fields

So what the heck is that second Date field in the Information pane? You can't change it, and it may not appear at all or may be different from the first Date field, even before you've changed anything.

The top Date field reflects the date you created the film roll; in other words, the date you imported your photos. The second, lower Date field is the date the photos were created. And the From and To fields list the times between which the photos were taken.

What if not all the photos in the film roll were taken on the same day? Then iPhoto eliminates that second Date field entirely and changes the From and To fields to list the dates between which the film roll was taken.

There is a quirk associated with these date fields. If you drag a photo in from the Finder, the first date field for its film roll is not the imported date, but the date the photo was last modified (or created, if it hasn't been modified).





iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X. Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X
ISBN: 0321423313
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 225
Authors: Adam Engst

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