October 11, 2004

iPhoto and Gallery

It is hard to beat iPhoto for easy photo management on OS X. It has its problems, slow on a G4 400, does its own database/file management magic, doesn't handle RAW's well, and it was kind of complicated going from iPhoto albums to gallery albums. But that last point has changed. Sarah told me to show her how to take pictures from iPhoto and put them on our online gallery. I thought that it should be possible to do that with an Applescript or even better, an iPhoto plugin. Google showed me that somebody has already made such a plugin called iPhotoToGallery.

I've only used it once so far but it is pretty slick. Select export from iphoto and one of the 'tabs' in the resulting dialog box is Gallery. Click on that and provide the URL and login info for your gallery site and it downloads the list of albums on that site. Then you can specify if you want to make a new sub-album or top level album, if you want to scale pictures etc, hit go and it uploads the pictures in the current iPhoto album to your online gallery. Now if I could find as clean of a way to integrate raw processing into iPhoto.

Posted by bforsyth at October 11, 2004 11:21 PM