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Broken for more than just smart albums
Authored by: vdubya on Feb 28, '05 03:36:33PM

It's not broken. Select the album in iPhoto, and then select the desktop icon (or selection under the Share menu). This will designate the album for use as a rotating desktop picture (if you have more than one picture in the album, of course).

After you've done this, System Preferences should open to Desktop/Screen Saver pane. iPhoto Selection should be hilighted. You can now adjust the parameters for your desktop pictures.

It is silly that you can't just select the album directly, and I'm sure Apple will fix this. However right now it seems you can use iPhoto indirectly to designate albums for desktop picture use.



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Broken for more than just smart albums
Authored by: stcanard on Feb 28, '05 04:12:32PM

Not entirely true.

What this does is create a folder with aliases to the images. What this means, though is that if you add a photo to the album it doesn't automatically show up in the desktop rotation -- you still have to remember to add the alias somehow.



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Broken for more than just smart albums
Authored by: vdubya on Mar 01, '05 10:23:52AM

After you add the photo to the iPhoto album you are using for desktop images, click on the 'desktop' button again. System preferences will open (and or come to the foreground) and open to the desktop/screen saver pane. You will need to refresh your desktop album selection by selecting something else (like 'Pictures folder'), and then reselecting your 'iPhoto Selection' album. You should then see your new additions listed for your desktop.

This is obviously not an elegant way to do this. It's like Apple was trying to simplify the functionality, and didn't finish the job.



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