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Friday February 13, 2004
12:38 AM

iPhoto shell

[ #17392 ]

I have been fooling around with iPhoto, which is a real dog in performance, even if I automate things with AppleScript. However, I discovered that Mac::Glue is a lot faster, at least once it starts up. As I have been organizing about 22,000 photos, I have been adding commands to an iPhoto shell I created.

It goes like this:

iphoto> show camels
54 pictures in "camels"
iphoto> merge camels sheep
merging "sheep" with "camels"
34 pictures in "sheep"
54 pictures in "camels"
88 pictures in "camels"
iphoto> remove sheep
removing sheep
iphoto> show saddam
109 pictures in "saddam"
iphoto> select 10-100
selecting 91 photos in "saddam"
iphoto> add selection to export
adding 91 photos to "export"

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  • That is so cool
    • It is even more cool now, but I need to work out a little bug before I can upload it.

      One nagging thing I have not investigated:

      I added a "reload" command that exec's the script, so I can work on the script and not lose the shell. It works fine until I use some of the other commands, then I get an "Operation not supported" message, which I think comes from some sort of shell error. I think it might have something to do with filehandles. Oh well. I might just have to nix that feature.