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Perform complex criteria filtering in iPhoto 5 albums
Authored by: derPlau on Dec 09, '05 08:42:08AM

This doesn't seem likely. A defining feature of Smart Albums is that you can't add photos to them directly (obviously not true of regular albums). Also, if you look in ~/Library/iApps/iPhoto/AlbumData.xml, you can see that Smart Albums have "Smart" for their AlbumType, whereas regular albums have "Regular". (Slideshows have "Slideshow" and books have "Book", as you might expect).

It seems more likely that the search facility and the Smart Albums facility use the same (Spotlight-driven) machinery, but that the former yields a filtered list whereas the latter generates a new entry in AlbumData.xml.

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