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iPhoto Extractor was born of the following anecdote:

"A friend had her iPhoto Library "disappear" on her one day, such that iPhoto showed no pictures, but the files were all still tucked away in the iPhoto library structure. We couldn't seem to rebuild the library without importing everything back into iPhoto and manually weeding through the "thumbnails" and "altered" files created by iPhoto.

"Thus iPhoto Extractor was born. It's function is simple, traverse the iPhoto library structure, copying the target files into a sorted destination. This way you can import all or some of your files back into iPhoto and not more...

What's New

Version 2.0b12:
  • Works with Panther and Tiger

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Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Sean Butler (Developer)
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Hey there,

I've updated iPhoto Extractor to 2.0b9 which brings Tiger compatibility. This version will still run fine in Panther. Until Macupdate updates with the new version - you can also visit my web site noted above and download from there.

Sean

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Version 2.0b8
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Anonymous
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Why not have iPhoto rebuild the library instead; start iPhoto while holding down option and command?

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Sean Butler (Developer)
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Trouble with Tiger

Sean here. I've tested 2.0b8 with Tiger and there is an issue with adding folders to the list. It will throw up an error dialog because it doesn't seem to like the way I'm checking the existance of the folder selected.

The non-Pro AppleScript still functions (it doesn't create a list of folders to extract from) - so if you are running Tiger and need this script, please use the non-Pro version until I tame this issue.

Thanks for your patience.

Sean

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Version 2.0b8
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This is a question: does this work with iPhoto 5? Hmm, I'll just try it out and see. However, here is a suggestion for the developer: if possible, can you implement a feature that allows for the extraction of the originals (as opposed to what I see in the library--some being iphoto edited) only?

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Version 2.0b6
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Anonymous
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the question, but I'm not sure I'm understanding your meaning. When iPhoto Extractor completes, all "Original" pictures are extracted seperately and stored in their own folder in the extraction destination (the "Originals" folder). Is this what you were looking for?

If not, please send me an email on my .mac account (there is a quick button in the "About" box when running the pro application) and let me better understand what you are looking for.

Sounds like this is already covered, but if not, I'm always up for a challenge.

Sean

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Anonymous
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Sorry - in my last reply - I missed your first question.

yes - iPhoto Extractor has been tested with libraries created under iPhoto 5, no worries there.

Sean

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I guess I'm just being picky, but when the program extracts my photos, it extracts those in the library as I see them, and then any originals into an originals folder.
As is, the program makes two folders, originals and photos. Photos has what the iPhoto library has, whether they be edited or untouched originals. The originals folder has the originals from the photo folder which were retouched. Right? Now what I was saying is, maybe have an option to extract originals ONLY, without the retouched items. That way, if I only want the originals, I wouldn't have to copy from one folder to another and make sure that I get the process right, correct?

If I'm still not clear, just reply and I'll send an email, but I really do think I'm being WAY too picky :-)

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I get ya.

You would like all Original files period. In the iPhoto Library they are mixed between the date folder, and the Originals folder inside the date folder. If you wanted to simply backup all your originals, you would easly find the latered ones (they are in the Originals folder in iPhoto and after the extract). However, for any pictures that have never been extracted, it's hard to find them in either my extracted result or in the iPhoto Library. Correct?

I've had 1 other person ask for this feature. I thought about a few ways to do this. However, each way would slow the program down as it figured out if the picture it was extracting was an altered one (therefore not an original) or an original. It would have to already know the originals from the originals folder, then compare the other pictures in the folder above to see if the one it was working on was altered or not.

Not impossible, but it hasn;t bubbled to the top of the feature list. Let me know if I have this right...

Sean

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Works great - my wife was gonna kill me cause I lost the pics. NOW THEY ARE ALL BACK! Great work. I feel bad to ask this - Is there a way to recover the album data or do I have to manually sort again? I never labeled the 2900 pics. Thanks I recommend this utility highly

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Version 2.0b5
Sean Butler (Developer)
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Hi Hugh,

Glad to hear your feedback!

As for Albums - unfortunately no, I can't recover those. I've been trying to "understand" the way Apple has these created, and I think I have that - but rebuilding them has not produced any fruit yet. Just crashes of iPhoto :(

I'll keep at it though.

Thanks,
Sean

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Date 12 Oct 2005
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