Searching for files (Photos) using Finder

I hope someone can help me!!!
I have just upgrade to iLife 06 from iLife 04. Previously when searching for files to open up in Adobe Photoshop I selected 'Pictures' within the finder menu and followed the dates until I found the correct file No. For some reason since installing iPhoto 06, everything is stored in Roll No's. Could someone please let me know how I can search the files within iPhoto, through Finder, to find the correct file by date - as in the date the photo was taken?
Cheers

Hi snurge,
Everyone complained about how iPhoto stored it's images in iPhoto 5 so I guessed they changed it to the roll system.
Open iPhoto and change the title of your rolls to something that is more relevant to what is in the roll.
I have my rolls dated with a couple of words in the name, such as
"1/24/06 Fire pit"
Once you change the title of the roll in iPhoto, it will also change in the Finder.
This should help you a lot.
If you want the edited version of a photo, look for the roll in the Modified folder.
If you want the Original version of a photo, look for the roll in the Originals folder.
Also, set up PhotoShop in iPhoto 6 preferences to be your external editor.
Preferences>General
Edit Photo>scroll to last option and navigate to PS to choose it to open.
Now you can control click on an image in iPhoto and scroll to any of the menu choices to edit your photo.
You must however "save" the image with the same name and it must be flattened. The edit will then be reflected within iPhoto.

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