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  How to Manage Large Image Libraries with iPhoto 2
Subject:   RE: Overide iPhoto startup when mounting disc?
Date:   2003-06-25 12:49:50
From:   anonymous2
Response to: RE: Overide iPhoto startup when mounting disc?

There is an invisible XML file on the iPhoto Disc which contains the metadata info that relates to the album. I suspect that iPhoto (or the OS?) looks at this to determine if iPhoto should be launched.


I discovered this when I wanted to make an iPhoto CD on my own. In particular, I wanted the iPhoto Library to be something other than the default when the disc loaded into iPhoto.


Here is my modified XML file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.
com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>ArchiveName</key>
<string>San Francisco May 2003</string>
<key>ArchivePath</key>
<string>./iPhoto Library</string>
</dict>
</plist>


look for the string after the key ArchiveName. This controls how the Library will look in iPhoto.


The XML file need not be invisible; it just is by default when iPhoto makes the discs.


Hope this helps.


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