I've Become A Mac User! Help me figure out the file system please!
Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:20 PM
Do I need to just keep trying and figure it out? Do you organize and access your scrapbooking files and photos directly in Finder or do you use some organizing program, like PSE Organizer or ACDSee or Picasa or ???
Any other PC to Mac advice welcome too!
Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:38 PM
I had it before I started digital scrapping, but here's what I do.
I keep my photos organized in iPhoto in events.
What I did with my scrapbook pieces is to make a folder in "documents" called "scrapbook"
Inside that folder I have more folders numbered by my purchases ie "scrapbook 1" is my first purchase, etc.
Sometimes if my purchase was small, I'll have "scrapbook 7-8-9 in the same folder.
It works for me.
I HAVE found that often the SG tags to individual items are descriptive, so if I search in finder for "grass" very often grass will come up.
I don't know if this is helpful for you, but it works for me.
Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:17 AM
Play, play, play with your Mac - there are lots of different ways to do things! I use IPhoto right now for organizing my photos and I love it! I've found it's the easiest way for me to keep pictures organized the way I want them.
Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:42 PM
I keep my photos in iPhoto. I download my digi files into finder folders.
I haven't retagged - really don't need to with mac (photos or digi supplies)
Photos has faces and I can pretty much find what I'm looking for.
I keep a folder of most of my kit previews. When I see something I want, I just start typing the name in the spotlight search and it comes right up!
Like other said, keep playing and asking questions. We all learn that way.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:20 AM
I was so tempted with a Mac - and probably will do eventually - but the cost over here is a little prohibitive. I just upgraded to a bigger and better PC because that was within my budget. I hope to go MAC next time around. In the meantime, I hope you have tremendous fun working with your new "friend".
I Love My Mac Because All My Friends Live In It!
Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:49 AM
I have learned to use the Finder easily, and love how fast and easily it searches for items. I am just starting to figure out Lightroom and haven't decided whether to use that or Picasa. Meanwhile, I'm scrapping just fine without either!
Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:59 PM
(I can usually go two days without restarting, but on the third day it starts to get a little funky!)
It sometimes also appears if I have too many items open in PSE itself.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:19 PM
Ok, importing my scrapping supplies into iPhoto now....18,581 of them. This may take awhile, and then the tagging will begin. Been meaning to do this forever.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:54 AM
Just curious, as I've been thinking about changing my scrapping supplies from my finder downloads folder to IPhoto too.
Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:42 AM
Does that work for you?
I keep my scrapping supplies in "Scrapbook" folders in my documents and I can open them in the same way.
Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:26 AM