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Use a Smart Album to find iPhoto5 movies Apps
This may be obvious, but i have just started using iPhoto to organise my small movies of various formats. I created a Smart Album with the following settings, and now I can view all my movies in my Library easily:
  • Create a new Smart Album, call it 'Movies' or whatever you like
  • Set the "Match" pop-up to "Any" of the following conditions.
  • Create four conditions, each one set to "Filename" and "contains," and then the following extensions (with the dot), one per condition: .avi .mov .mp4 .mpg
You can, of course, add more extensions if you use other formats. Hope this helps someone else...

[robg adds: It may be obvious to many, but I hadn't thought to do it yet -- and I was just starting to get frustrated at finding the movies within my pile of photos. I also try to not mix the movies with my photos; I have now put all the movies together in their own rolls, separate from the photos. I just find it easier to manage the movies this way.]
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Use a Smart Album to find iPhoto5 movies
Authored by: lanej0 on Feb 15, '05 11:33:41AM

Similarly you can do this with RAW photos. Canon cameras give RAW photos a .CRW extension (I don't know if this is a standard, or just a Canon thing, so if you have a Nikon or something else it may be different).

One note: I was having trouble with the "Filename" contains, so I switched it to "Any Text" and this hint worked. My computer is in pretty bad need of a rebuild, so I think that it's probably just me. May help others out there though.

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Authored by: YuComm on Feb 15, '05 12:14:40PM

If you don't use keywords often in iPhoto, you may not have noticed that iPhoto automatically assigns the keyword 'Movie' to any movie file that you import.

So a simple way to aggregate all your movies is to create a Smart Album whose conditions are: 'Keyword contains 'Movie''.

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nice one
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 15, '05 06:41:00PM

had not noticed this is a good solution.....thx

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Authored by: pukupi on Feb 15, '05 08:30:49PM
I have found a bug in iPhoto 5 using smart albums with movie keywords. I have two family smart albums:
  • Family Photos looks for everything with the keyword family and not the keyword movie.
  • Family Movies looks for everything with the keyword family and the keyword movie.
Everything works well until the next time you open iPhoto when both smart albums show only family movies. Editing the smart album fixes the problem until the next time you open iPhoto :(

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Better Smart Album to find iPhoto movies
Authored by: jglenn on Dec 11, '13 02:25:01PM

(Now) there's a better way. Create a smart album with criteria "Photo" "is" "Movie".

This will catch movies with other extensions such as .avi

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