I'm migrating a Windows user to the Mac. They previously held all their photos across multiple folders on their computer. This method of organization created a lot of duplicates, but worked for them since sometimes photos would need to be in different folders based on the subject/event (which could naturally have multiple methods of categorization). They also utilize some sub-folders.
I first copied all their photos to the Mac finder. I then dragged each folder to the sidebar in iPhoto, which created an album. This proved tedious as they had hundreds of folders. I then found a script at http://bit.ly/aK3CfW
that did this for me. Both of these methods however would ask me if I wanted to import a duplicate, and when selecting 'no,' would fail to put the image in multiple albums.
For example, if I had 2 folders with the same photos and wanted 2 different albums (both with the same photos), it wouldn't let me automate this some how. I would have to create a duplicate if I wanted it to work.
Does anyone know of a better way to accomplish what I'm after?