Hint #7: Use iPhoto Events and Faces
With the recently released 1.4 update for cf/x photo mosaic we have supercharged the way you set your tile source. Finally - some of you may think - cf/x photo mosaic can access iPhoto (or Aperture) Events, Albums, Faces etc. much, much easier.
Here is how this is done:
Step 1: Upgrade to the latest version
Please ensure that you are using version 1.4 of photo mosaic (download the latest version from photo mosaic's product page - or use 'Special'/'Check for Update...' from the menu bar).
Step 2: Set Tile Source
To add an Album, Event, Faces Folder or other from iPhoto do the following:
- click on 'Please Choose Tile Source' on the main window
- in the ensuing dialogue scroll down on the left tab until you reach the 'MEDIA' section
- click on Pictures and choose iPhoto*
- drag the event onto the main window
Sometime, your Mac may refuse to accept the images. In this case, simply select all images from the pane below the event, and drag those onto the main window.
You'll see a dialog telling you how many images were successfully added to the current tile source.
*the same procedure applies for Aperture
Step 3: Complement existing Tile Database
In the new version of cf/x photo mosaic you now can add images and even whole folders to an existing tile source.
To do so just repeat step 2 above with an existing tile source - or simply drop multiple images onto the main window. All images will be added to the tile source.
Download cf/x photo mosaic here & try for free.
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