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10.3: Enable missing iPhoto / Desktop integration Desktop
One of the features of Panther that I was looking forward to was the integration of iPhoto and the desktop -- albums show up in the Desktop prefs as usable folders, making it easy to have your favorite images cycling across your screen.

When I was going through my system upgrades (the original Panther upgrade, and then the FireWire cable failure induced reinstall), I was dismayed to find no references to iPhoto in my Desktop prefs. I think this is due to the fact that my iPhoto library is stored in a non-standard location; the Desktop pane didn't seem to see my library.

I tried to fix this in a few complex ways (aliases, symbolic links, etc.), but nothing seemed to work. In the end, the fix turned out to be incredibly simple -- just create any new album in iPhoto. The next time I launched the Desktop prefs pane, all of my iPhoto albums showed up.
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10.3: Enable missing iPhoto / Desktop integratiion
Authored by: mrbiiggy on Nov 09, '03 03:25:07PM

Editing the Collections.plist enables you to put whatever you want in the prefpane.

It's been move in panther:
/System/Library/PreferencePanes/DesktopScreenEffectsPref.prefPane/Contents/Resources
/DesktopPictures.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Collections.plist



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10.3: Enable missing iPhoto / Desktop integration
Authored by: astrodawg on Nov 09, '03 07:03:39PM

I have my iphoto library elsewhere due to using myPhoto (great software). I simply put an alias of the actual iphoto library where the library usually goes in ~/Pictures/. All my albums show up in the desktop pref pane.



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10.3: Enable missing iPhoto / Desktop integration
Authored by: cudaboy_71 on Nov 10, '03 09:34:28AM

i realize this is completely unrelated to your issue with a relocated iPhoto library. but, i did a completely fresh 10.3 install (formatted the drive). and, when i first went into the desktop prefs i didnt have a link to my iPhoto library either.

even though i restored my iPhoto library folder from a backup, the prefs didnt recognize that i had any photos in the library until i imported with iPhoto for the first time. after that, all the photos in the library showed up fine in the desktop prefs.

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