iPhoto To Disk overview
If your iPhoto library contains thousands of photos and movies organized in hundreds of events and albums, retrieving your media files may be a challenging experience. This is where iPhoto To Disk can help.
Whether you need to backup your photos or movies to an external hard drive (in a non-proprietary format and possibly including iPhoto metadata) or just want to export your photos or movies for use in other applications, iPhoto To Disk makes it easy.
iPhoto To Disk system requirements
- Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
- iPhoto '09 or iPhoto '11
iPhoto To Disk is available in English and French.
iPhoto To Disk key features
Well organized folder hierarchyYou probably don't want the thousands of photos and movies in your library to all be exported to a single folder. Using iPhoto To Disk you can automatically organize the export of your events by "event", by "year and event" or by "year, month and event" in a hierarchical folder structure.
For albums, iPhoto To Disk uses the folder structure defined in iPhoto.
Flexible file namingYou can keep your original media file names, but they are most probably meaningless (they typically depend on your camera settings). If you have defined relevant names for your iPhoto events and albums, if you have labeled your photos and movies with titles, you can use this information to automatically rename the exported media files.
Powerful filteringYou can set up filters related to media type and media version. You can thus decide to export photos only, movies only or both. If you have edited some of your photos or if you use a RAW file format, you can decide which version you want to retrieve from your iPhoto library: the current one (i.e. edited), the original one (i.e. not edited or RAW) or both.
iPhoto metadata supportDid you spend time writing descriptions for your events and photos, labeling your photos, assigning keywords and faces to your photos? Great! Then, with iPhoto To Disk, you can save this valuable information in the exported files. iPhoto To disk uses the IPTC standard which is widely supported by imaging software as well as multimedia hard drives.
Important note: In the latest iPhoto versions, Apple prevents third party apps from accessing keywords. Consequently, iPhoto To Disk is not able to export keywords anymore.
File format conversioniPhoto To Disk is able to convert your photos to JPEG (with adjustable quality), TIFF or PNG.
Export historyiPhoto To Disk keeps track of what you have already exported and lets you automatically select newer events and/or albums. This is particularly useful when using iPhoto To Disk for backup purposes.