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iPhoto ’11 No Place Smart Album

I was wanting to find all the Photos in my iPhoto 2011 library that didn’t have a place assigned, so I could assign a place to them. There wasn’t a filter option that would directly detect if a place was blank. Then I realised I could check for every single letter in the alphabet to see if the place didn’t contain them, but a Smart Album is only allow 10 filters, not the 26. Then I realised almost every place name will contain a vowel, so I could just check for the 5 vowels. If you want to do this your self, make sure you select “Match all of the following conditions”:

I later realised you could do this for a similar affect using the GPS tag, although its not quite the same because if a photo has a place assigned but wasn’t tagged with GPS it will still appear in this filter:

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10:26am / May 7th / 11
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    Thanks!!! Just what I was trying to do.

    2:45pm / Jun 1st / 12 Adrian

    Glad it helped!

    1:46pm / Jun 5th / 12 James Low