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Subject:   How to Install PlugIns
Date:   2002-02-06 13:32:17
From:   derrick
I've received a couple notes about the "hidden" Content directory that contains the "PlugIns" folder. You're not crazy; it's not easy to find.


First quit iPhoto. Then find its icon in your Applications directory. Right-click (or CTRL-click) on the icon and choose "Show Package Contents" from the dropdown menu. Then open the "Contents" folder that appears. Now you'll see the "PlugIns" folder where you can drag and drop new items.


When you restart iPhoto, the PlugIn will be active.

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  • Derrick Story photo How to Install PlugIns -- Easier Way
    2002-02-06 15:05:33  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Stuart Smith dropped me the following note for an easier way to manage PlugIns:

    "It is actually easier than that.

    Do a Get Info in Finder on iPhoto. Choose Plugins from the menu. There's a
    large Add... Button in that panel. Use it to navigate to your new plugin. It
    will be copied to iPhoto/Contents/Plugins.

    The interface (like much of Mac OS X) isn't finished yet. You can pick
    absolutely anything (it doesn't have to be a plugin) and it will be copied
    to the plugins folder. Also, the list of plugins isn't updated immediately,
    you may need to Get Info on a different file and then come back to iPhoto to
    see your newly-installed plugin.

    If you disable a plugin it is moved to iPhoto/Contents/Plugins (Disabled)."