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Change iPhoto '09's Faces corkboard background Apps
The new iPhoto '09 is a great app, and the face recognition is amazing -- but not everyone is happy with the corkboard background in the Faces view. This hint describes how to change the corkboard background to a solid color. If iPhoto is running, quit the program, then open Terminal and make a backup of the file that will be modified:
cp /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/people-cork.tiff ~/Desktop/people-cork.tiff
This will create a backup of the cork board background on your Desktop, just in case you want it back later. Then just use one of the following commands to set the background to a color of your choosing:

White:
sips -s format tiff "/Library/Desktop Pictures/Solid Colors/Solid White.png" --out /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/people-cork.tiff
Neutral grey, light:
sips -s format tiff "/Library/Desktop Pictures/Solid Colors/Solid Gray Light.png" --out /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/people-cork.tiff
Neutral grey, medium:
sips -s format tiff "/Library/Desktop Pictures/Solid Colors/Solid Gray Medium.png" --out /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/people-cork.tiff
Neutral grey, dark:
sips -s format tiff "/Library/Desktop Pictures/Solid Colors/Solid Gray Dark.png" --out /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/people-cork.tiff
Explanation:

These commands use one of the many desktop pictures located in your Mac's Library folder, converts that image to a TIFF, and saves the resulting picture inside the iPhoto application bundle, replacing the existing corkboard background. No worry -- the original desktop picture remains untouched, and you earlier created a backup of the corkboard (in case you ever want it back). I didn't find a way to change the font (style and size) of the name at the bottom of each polaroid -- if anybody finds a way, please let us know!
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How about the font used for Faces?
Authored by: Kicweed on Mar 09, '09 12:20:15PM

Does any one know what place needs to be hacked to change the font used for the Faces interface. The one that's currently used (Marker Felt if I'm not mistaken) does not support non-English characters and looks horrible with any non-English text.

I had a quick look at the .nib resources via Xcode but I could not find anything. Can some one point me to the right place?



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Change iPhoto '09's Faces corkboard background
Authored by: houplagrundle on Mar 09, '09 04:50:45PM
Maybe use something like:
cd /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/;zip people-cork.zip people-cork.tiff

For the archiving? I'm bound to forget where I've put it when I tire of a new background.
The hint works for other pictures too as well as the plain background.

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