So i’m currently sitting in I guess what passes for a café in Pasadena having arrived, cleared customs & immigration (cue wisecracks at my hair loss – though atleast the Australian end put a positive spin on it “haven’t lost hair, your gained face”), found a shuttle, arrived at hotel and napped for a couple of hours to ease the minus 7 hour timezone difference. Read more…
What do Australians want? The answer is clear. We want symbols of action but not action itself. We want to hear words that make us feel good about ourselves but none that ask us to make any sacrifice. We care about climate change, but we hate the idea of having to do anything about it.
Quite often I find myself needing to easily access iPhoto images and a friend recently asked the question:
I bought an external hard drive to back up movies and music – I was wondering how you made that short cut to the i-photo library when you set up the lap tom the first time? Thus far I haven’t been able to work out how you did it!
So here’s the steps.
- Right click on the “iPhoto Library” icon in your “Pictures” folder;
Show package contents;
- In new folder, right click on “Originals” and Make Alias;
In new folder, right click on “Modified” and Make Alias;
Drag and drop those “alias” files to your “Pictures” folder.
A note for backups
If you are looking to backup the whole “iPhoto Library” folder, copying this will ensure you also back up not only the originals and modified files but also all the meta data.
I recently created a “small useful web-app” that provides the ability to check for any URL character length as a result of issues being raised quite often on the Flickr Help Forum.