How can I see both my Folders and my Albums? I can toggle back and forth by clicking on the Folders pins, but I'd like to be able to see both so I can select a folder & then drag images into an album.
What's the problem ?
You choose a folder in 'Folders' view, select all (Ctrl A), toggle to 'My folders' view and drag all to the selected album.
If you choose a folder in 'My folders' view (the relevant folder view as seen by the database), 'My folders' and 'Albums' are seen displayed together uncollapsed.
You don't move 'folders', you move files in a folder (all or a selection) to an album which is a virtual definition of a set of images. To move files, you must have selected them, maybe that is your problem ?
I'd like to be able to see my list of Albums as well as my list of folders.
For example, if I'm working in All Media, with the Album view, I can drag images to the album name to create or add to a set of images, as you say. But if I'm working in one folder, or flipping between various ones, I can't select an image to drag to the Album name because I'm in the Folder view and the album name isn't visible. It's about three extra steps to select, toggle to the different view, then drag the selected images.
On an Adobe tutorial I saw both on the screen so I'm sure there is a way to do it.
Flat folder view as you see it in right panel, along with album listing, is same as the folder tree view that you see on clicking the small icon next to My Folders label. So you can select a folder from the flat folder list and drag drop album from the same panel on its media.
SK Prairie Chicken wrote:
I'm sorry Andaleeb, I don't understand. I tried trying to drag an album to the folders & it doesn't work if that was what you were suggesting.
Andaleeb wrote : "So you can select a folder from the flat folder list and drag drop album from the same panel on its media" ;
In more detail,
the flat folder list is the 'My folder' lower left panel.
the album in the same (left) panel (top of panel)
you click and drag the album name to the (relevant) media, that is on the selected (highlighted) media thumbnail in the working (central) panel.
What is implicit here is that you have either to select all pictures of the folder first (Ctrl A) or select only a number of files.
As I said in my first answer, you don't move folders to albums or albums to folders, you select files in a folder (all or a selection) and put them in an album either in dragging the album name to the selected files, or the selected files to the album name.
Progress! But still no solution. When I do as 7.99 suggests, I get both the albums & folders, but the folders are what appear to be hundreds of gobbledegook folders with one unconnected file in them--folders which I can't manage to delete. If I scroll down far enough I do find my folders with images in them ... but by that time I've scrolled so low the albums are out of sight.
These folders with unconnected files are the result of a poor data transfer from the old PC to the new Mac, and I'm trying to clean things up .... hence trying to rebuild my albums.
I don't suppose you can suggest how to delete those folders, or to find & delete all unconnnected files?
Andaleeb, thanks for trying, but I think you've missed the question. I know how it works but I can't drag & drop selected files to an album unless I'm in the All Media view & the folder are collapsed. OR, take a round-about way from a single folder by to get a view of My Albums, then dragging to My Albums. It's those excess folders from iPhoto that I've got to get rid of; then I should be able to operate as intended. I am NOT using iPhoto, but in the data migration about 4400 images got put into iPhoto--saved as jpgs--and I'm now trying to deal with the mess. Heavy sigh.
Success! By slowly entering each jibberish folder & deleting the disconnected file, I've eleminated those files & have the view I was looking for.
Now I just need to go below my valid folders & delete all the rest of the jibberish files to clean up the mess.