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Topic # 89478 3-Sep-2011 00:13
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Hi all

Have any of you used this?

My issue, is that I have many photos, in a subfolder structure which makes iTunes syncing problematic.


My file structure is a root folder called Photos. Under that are folders for the year. Under that are folders for the date. Under that are the files.

iTunes won't sync subfolders so my options are either to use Elements, or to remove the folders for the year and incorporate the year descriptor into the date subfolder description, then sync to the Photos folder.

I'd rather use iTunes, as it keeps everything I have "in the one place" including the photo file folder which I can put into the iTunes folder, to give a one folder 100% backup. Elements is another program to manage, I'd rather avoid that. Copytrans Photo appears to allow easy album creation, although I am unsure yet how to use it. Can that sync itself to the iPad, or so I have manually create albums, or can I select the root folder and it creates albums or a folder/file structure?


Any thoughts appreciated 

    
                 

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  Reply # 516070 3-Sep-2011 10:24
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Further to this, I am going to use iTunes.

Re format my folder structure, removing one level, so I can sync via one folder, that will show all of the last folders, including new ones that will show as unticked. Just makes it easier to manage that rather than managing a catalogue in Elements. Will easier retain the all in one place sync, as well as all in one place backup as I will locate the photo root folder into the iTunes Media folder.

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  Reply # 516132 3-Sep-2011 13:44
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I use an App called "Photosort" which allows for multiple nested subdirectories.

I still use the native Photo application for "general" day to day photos that come and go synced with iTunes but I have a collection of photos I like to keep permanantly on the iPad which have a multiple layer directory structure. There's nearly 7,000 photos in this collection and they must retain the original directory structure to navigate.

Photosort is an excellent supplement to the native App.



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  Reply # 516177 3-Sep-2011 16:21
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Looks ideal.

How do you import, UncleArk? Can I select a folder or folders on the PC and import them, including subfolders and photos? Essentially allowing me to copy the whole lot at once?

Done from the iPhone/iPad?

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  Reply # 516182 3-Sep-2011 16:35
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You can select photos that exist in the native photo app to bring into Photosort... or, even better...

If you are familiar with an FTP server (and there's many free programs for this) you can just FTP them straight to it from your PC / MAC.

I use Filezilla. From within Photosort you enable the FTP server and it even tells you the IP address and port to use and you just put this into your FTP program.

From there it's just drag and drop as if you were doing it folder to folder in Windows...

If you know all about FTP'ing then this will make perfect sense... If you are not familiar with FTP hopefully it doesn't sound confusing... coz it's not!

Ark



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  Reply # 516192 3-Sep-2011 17:17
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ftp-ing a folder now for 2006, looking good



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  Reply # 516193 3-Sep-2011 17:18
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I am FTP-ing from Windows 7 Windows Explorer, no need to use an app



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  Reply # 516195 3-Sep-2011 17:30
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UncleArk

Perfect! Thank you so much.

What is the Picker for?

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  Reply # 516218 3-Sep-2011 19:21
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tdgeek: UncleArk

Perfect! Thank you so much.

What is the Picker for?


You're welcome... As for that "picker" option in settings... you know what? I've never actually managed to figure out exactly what it's for. I haven't bothered changing it to see - maybe I should do so!

The changelog on the website notes has this to say...

"Ability to choose between two media picker types: the old one (original one) and the new one (custom one with a "select all" button, a checkmark for the medias selected, etc...)"

Doesn't exactly answer it - probably just a play and see thing!


Just one other point to mention. If you have a heap of high res photos which are really large in height and width it may pay to rezise them before FTPing them over.

I use a nifty free (for personal use) program called "Multiple Image Resizer .NET" to batch process. It will even recreate the directory structure in it's output. I generally resize my photos to 1024*768.

Photosort doesn't mind the larger photos but swiping between photos isn't as smooth if they are really high res as there's a slight delay for each one to load fully. This isn't of course an issue unless you are trying to swipe through a bunch of photos really quick!

Happy photo sorting :)

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  Reply # 516237 3-Sep-2011 21:06
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Nice to find Photosort is now a decent app. When I purchased it about two years ago it was garbage. I've resurrected it to my app collection now. Thanks for the heads up, I'll now get some use out of this former purchase. If you are into this FTP game now, then goodreader is a quality app for document storage/viewing/editing etc. It has a powerful search function, I use it to carry product manuals, userguides, documents, save online booking PDFs, receipts etc.



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  Reply # 516242 3-Sep-2011 21:17
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1eStar: If you are into this FTP game now, then goodreader is a quality app for document storage/viewing/editing etc. It has a powerful search function, I use it to carry product manuals, userguides, documents, save online booking PDFs, receipts etc.


Didnt realise Goodreader supports FTP, handy. Tks for that 1eStar 



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  Reply # 516281 3-Sep-2011 22:45
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Picker setting

This is an odd one, it appears to be due to the means to access the default Camera Roll

On original picker, when u import from the Camera roll (or any other photos in Apples Camera app) there is no check tick to show the one(s) you selected. You need to remember. If you enable Custom Picker and turn Location services on for Photo Sort, you then get ticks and also a Select All


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  Reply # 520201 12-Sep-2011 21:47
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tdgeek: Hi all

Have any of you used this?

My issue, is that I have many photos, in a subfolder structure which makes iTunes syncing problematic.


My file structure is a root folder called Photos. Under that are folders for the year. Under that are folders for the date. Under that are the files.

iTunes won't sync subfolders so my options are either to use Elements, or to remove the folders for the year and incorporate the year descriptor into the date subfolder description, then sync to the Photos folder.

I'd rather use iTunes, as it keeps everything I have "in the one place" including the photo file folder which I can put into the iTunes folder, to give a one folder 100% backup. Elements is another program to manage, I'd rather avoid that. Copytrans Photo appears to allow easy album creation, although I am unsure yet how to use it. Can that sync itself to the iPad, or so I have manually create albums, or can I select the root folder and it creates albums or a folder/file structure?


Any thoughts appreciated 

    
                 


Hi, i've been using CopyTrans photo for quite some time now and am really pleased. I just bought the Photo-sort app for my iPod touch to try it out. The app seems cool and it allowed me to create subfolders for my photo albums on the Touch.

However, i find copytrans photo priceless when transferring photos from my iPod  back the PC. This is especially due to the fact that I do not have to transfer my photos via an internet connection to some server as with Photo-sort's FTP before my photos appear on my PC.

Cheers,
M.



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  Reply # 520295 13-Sep-2011 07:13
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tdgeek: Hi all

Have any of you used this?

My issue, is that I have many photos, in a subfolder structure which makes iTunes syncing problematic.


My file structure is a root folder called Photos. Under that are folders for the year. Under that are folders for the date. Under that are the files.

iTunes won't sync subfolders so my options are either to use Elements, or to remove the folders for the year and incorporate the year descriptor into the date subfolder description, then sync to the Photos folder.

I'd rather use iTunes, as it keeps everything I have "in the one place" including the photo file folder which I can put into the iTunes folder, to give a one folder 100% backup. Elements is another program to manage, I'd rather avoid that. Copytrans Photo appears to allow easy album creation, although I am unsure yet how to use it. Can that sync itself to the iPad, or so I have manually create albums, or can I select the root folder and it creates albums or a folder/file structure?


Any thoughts appreciated 

    
                 


Hi, i've been using CopyTrans photo for quite some time now and am really pleased. I just bought the Photo-sort app for my iPod touch to try it out. The app seems cool and it allowed me to create subfolders for my photo albums on the Touch.

However, i find copytrans photo priceless when transferring photos from my iPod  back the PC. This is especially due to the fact that I do not have to transfer my photos via an internet connection to some server as with Photo-sort's FTP before my photos appear on my PC.

Cheers,
M.


The copy function on Photo-Sort is quite easy, its not an internet connection thing. Start Photo-Sort it will give you an FTP URL which you just enter into your Windows Explorer address bar and you can them then copy. Its wifi but I will have to try connecting my iPhone cable to see if that will work via cable.

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  Reply # 520300 13-Sep-2011 07:49
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My solution is to have all my photos in one folder, and each photo is labled in the format 'YYYY MM DD Description'. (IE. 2011 09 13 Shivering in the cold). If I don't know the exact date of the photo, I guess the year, and then add (circa) followed by the description.

This way an alphabetical sort, also becomes a chronological sort too!

Problem with the iPad, is that you can't sort alphabetically on it, instead the iPad sorts by photo creation date (EXIF data embedded into the JPG).

But, wait, there's more! An easy work around to that is to use a small programme which alters the creation date, spacing them 1 second apart for each subsequent photo, hence, and alphabetical sort, is a chronological sort, and also a photo file creation sort. It's easy and works well for me.

If you need your photos sorted for the iPad or similar, visit http://code.google.com/p/mass-image-property-changer/ for the homepage of the photo creation changing file. But I recommend you back-up your photos first, as this programme changes the EXIF data for the photo, so the embedded information like camera, location and of course photo creation date are altered.

Hope this helps.



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  Reply # 520684 13-Sep-2011 21:17
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Photo-Sort is an app, so the photos are in that app and not in the native Photos app. That being the case, and that I won't now be syncing photos with iTunes, will all the photos that I import into Photo-Sort over time, be included when I sync the apps?

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