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What do each of the files do inside of an iPhoto Library?

Inside my iPhoto library, there are many files and directories. -rw-r--r--@ 1 kevin staff 3.9M Jul 10 21:10 AlbumData.xml drwxr-xr-x 2 kevin staff 68B Dec 23 2013 Attachments drwxr-xr-x ...
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Which metadata files should I back up to ensure my iPhoto library is consistent?

Recently iPhoto decided to delete all metadata about my library, removing all of the albums, rotation information, and other metadata that was stored with my photos. Fortunately the photos were still ...
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Syncing iPhoto between two machines?

I would like to sync my iPhoto library from my Mini to my MBP. I've noticed that iPhoto simply stores all data into one iPhoto Library file. Can this be synchronised? or there are dependancies hidden ...
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Photostream/Photo import duplicates

If I use photo stream and later plug my iPhone into the computer. Will I end up with a bunch of duplicates? Or will it import from my phone only any photos that weren't previously uploaded, for ...
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Update all photos in flickr including geolocation tag?

I have uploaded 1000 photos to my personal flickr account via iPhoto 11. I always set the location in iPhoto and then Upload/Share. Unfortunately, I realised that the geotag isn't uploaded and found ...
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My Mac died and I can't access iPhoto on my external hard drive

My Mac died. When I connect my external hard drive to my laptop I can't access my iPhoto – it says iPhoto won't open because it's a machine backup. Any ideas?
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Any Way to Retrieve iPhoto pics from Time Machine deleted backups?

I'm feeling a little tearful here. I accidentally neglected to back up properly and Time Machine deleted older backups that contained all my sons photos from infancy. Is there any at all to recover ...
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iPhoto book without paper cover

I would like to create an iPhoto book without a paper cover on my iPhoto book. Is this possible? I only see "Themes" with a cover and flap.
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Set iPhoto to photo folder on external hard drive, iPhoto cannot find photos

A year ago I used a folder on an external drive as my iPhoto library. I went on a trip and used another library in my Pictures folder, so now I have two libraries and want to merge them. However, now ...
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How can I restore one photo in iPhoto with Time Machine?

What steps to do I take to restore one photo only for my iPhoto library from a Time Machine?
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iPhoto 9.5.1 deleting photos and library!

iPhoto 9.5.1 recently just deleted my photos. Was there an auto upgrade? it happened overnight so I was not on the computer. I cannot find all those photos in iPhoto/Library under User. Any ...
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How to import photos from iPhone 3G to iPhoto in Mavericks?

I have a still fully useable iPhone 3G (2008). I take snapshots daily, and used to put them into iPhoto on my 2008 white MacBook with OS X 10.5.8. Recently, I started using a 2012 MacBook Pro (not ...
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How can I change the default behaviour when selecting images from iPhoto form another application?

I use iPhoto to store all my photos. If I'm in another application or using a browser based app and want to upload or select an image, I select Media > Photos from the sidebar in the Open/Select ...
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Iphone 5S camera roll keeps 'restoring'

My iphone 5S camera roll keeps saying 'restoring' at the bottom. I've tried reboots, hard reset, removing photos, removing icloud, and restoring the phone from a backup. I've checked all my icloud ...
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I accidentally deleted all my photos in iPhoto on my Mac

I did not empty the trash. How can I get these photos back?
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Using iPhoto with an already existing folder

I have a pretty big (~60G) already existing folder of photos residing in /Users/ME/OndeDrive/Pictures . I want to be able to use iPhotos with that folder without (a) changing its structure, (b) ...
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Connecting iPhoto to external drive

Would it be possible to create iPhoto "repository" on an external USB hard drive, so that every time I would plug the drive I launch iPhoto, I could manage my photos?
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Why use iPhoto instead of manually saving images?

I would like to know whether there are any advantages to using iPhoto on Mac for my pictures taken on my iPhone. For the past few years I have simply exported all images via Image Capture which stores ...
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iPhoto freezes when iPhone is connected

The Title says it all. If I start iPhoto while my iPhone is connected via USB, iPhoto simply freezes, showing the beach ball all time. The only way to revive it is to kill the iPhoto process via the ...
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Moved iPhoto Library: Need to point iMovie in the right direction

my friend has moved her iPhoto 08 Library from an external HD. She has some iMovie 08 projects which reference iPhoto movies. How can I update iMovie to the new location of the iPhoto library. We no ...
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Apple apps are not free anymore for new iPad Air

I recently bought an iPad Air, as as I launched App Store for the first time it gave me an offer to download premium apple apps for free. Though I clicked on download now but due to slow connection ...
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Imported 32GB of images into iPhoto, 65GB library is the result - Huh?

I just imported 32GB of images (my local Images folder) from the past 10 years into iPhoto. I was honestly surprised that the result was an iPhoto library of 65GB. I have no RAW images and am ...
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Way to Setup More than single “Last Import”

Is there a way to have more than just a single "Last Import," like a second from last-type import. Its automatic event creation won't work as some imports (especially from our iPhones) span a larger ...
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How can I get my pictures back from when i backed up my iphone?

I reset my iPhone 4s a couple weeks ago to see if FaceTime would start working again (it didnt!). I did back it up before I reset it, but I did not import my photos to iPhoto as I always do. Is there ...
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There was a problem connecting to the Server

Whenever iPhoto or iMovie are running I get this message I did recently add some photos directly from my NAS to iPhoto, does this mean I can now only use iPhoto when I'm on my home network? Surely ...
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Posting photos from iPhoto to Facebook

I want to make a Facebook post consisting of several selected photos from my photo stream in iPhoto. For some reason this appears to be extremely difficult. What am I missing? Steps I've tried so ...
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can't select an external editor in photo 11 advanced preferences on a 1mac with OSX 9.3

I can't select an external editor in iPhoto 11's advanced preferences, the drop down menu box just shows either iPhoto or DSCF0586. DSCF0586 is of course a photo number, and takes me to the desktop if ...
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Why does iphoto say “Image Cannot Be Edited. This photo or container may be read only”?

Not sure what's going on here. I just imported some photos from my iphone that I took about an hour ago. I have it set to automatically import via iCloud so they were of course already on my Mac ...
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Display iPhoto library name in application title bar

I am working with multiple iPhoto libraries and it isn't always clear which one is currently open when launching iPhoto. How can I display the name of the iPhoto library in the application title bar ...
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How to transfer iPhoto slide show to view on PC from iPhone

I have created a slide show on my iPhone using iPhoto. How do I get that onto my PC or convert it into a video / mov or something?
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Error in iPhoto deleted my iphone photos

I received an iphone 5s in October 2013 and used a backup to place all my data from my iPhone 4 onto the new iPhone 5s. I back up my iPhone every now and then for safe keeping. My memory was full ...
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How can I locate in iPhoto an image selected in the Finder?

This is essentially the reverse of this question: given that I have selected an image in the Finder, is there an applescript or similar tool which will open iPhoto and highlight this file in the ...
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Does using albums to combine events keep the events intact?

If I use albums in iPhoto to combine events for a slideshow will the album keep each event intact and in order rather than combining pictures by date or some other hierarchy?
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How do I reset link between iPhone and iTunes on a Mac?

Quick problem: My wife takes videos with her iPhone 5S (with iOS 7.1) She downloads the videos from her camera roll to iPhoto and removes from the phone She tries to sync the videos back to the ...
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How to stop apps from opening automatically when I plug things in [duplicate]

I do iOS development work, and I can't stand how iTunes and iPhoto automatically open when I plug in a device. I don't want anything to ever open automatically when I plug something in. How do I ...
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Is there a way to export images with Faces you have tagged in iPhoto?

My iPhoto library is getting insanely large and my iMac is getting quite slow. I would like to start a new library with only 5 star photos(about 2500) yet retain the Faces tags. Is this possible?
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Why is the upgrade to GarageBand free but iPhoto requires a paid upgrade (after migrating from Snow Leopard to Mavericks)?

GarageBand and iPhoto are both iLife applications that came with Snow Leopard when I originally got my iMac. I have recently upgraded to Mavericks and both apps were in need of an update. So why is ...
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Why am I being asked to pay for iPhoto when I already have it? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and when I run 'check for updates' in iPhoto it says there is an upgrade available but that I need to pay for it (this was not the case with the ...
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how to stop iphoto from organising photos (physically relocating)?

Many years ago I considered ditching picasa for iPhoto but stuck with it as I didn't want my pics being physically rearranged on the disk (Picasa is rightly okay with your pictures being where you ...
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Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac?

I just want to snap a photo on my phone and work with it on my Mac. Currently I text it to myself (so it comes up in Messages on the desktop)-- quick but hacky. Email is 2nd option (slower). Airdrop ...
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How can i get my iPhoto pictures back, when they are all deleted?

So my computers been running really slowly the last couple of weeks, and been crashing down (or I have been forced to restart it alot)… I came across my iPhoto (11) library, which wasn't working. When ...
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iPhoto Library no longer appears as a file [duplicate]

I copied my iPhoto Library to a PC, then back to my Mac. Now it appears as a folder rather than a file. How can I restore it back to its original settings? It seems like all the contents are still in ...
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Where in the file system are iPhoto pictures located?

I have a friend who's hard drive died on their Mac Mini. I have removed the hard drive and placed it in external drive enclosure. I have a trick that may give me 5-10 good minutes with the drive ...
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iphoto 9.4.2 hangs when info panel selected

iPhoto 11, version 9.4.2 hangs when info panel selected. I have already repaired database permissions, repaired database, rebuilt database. iPhoto hangs (spinning ball) when I select Photos view and ...
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Way to auto-group existing photos into events?

I migrated from primarily a PC desktop to a Macbook Pro, and with that, brought along 10+ years of digital photos. On my PC, I had each 'event' grouped into sub-folder by date, so that worked out well ...
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Phoshare Export Problem

When trying to use Phoshare 1.4.7. to back up my iPhoto 06 Library to Dropbox, I get the following error message: Error: /Users/test/Pictures/iPhoto Library does not appear to be a valid iPhoto or ...
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Mysterious OpenCL error and black screen / garbage when editing a photo in iPhoto

Recently—I'm not sure exactly when—iPhoto 9.5.1 started behaving very strangely on my Mac. Browsing through events, albums and photos seems to work fine. However, when I click on the Edit icon to ...
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Inserting several pictures into MS Word at once without using Media Browser

In Microsoft Word 2011, we can either "insert picture from file" or "insert from photo (media) browser". For users who do not have pictures stored in iPhoto or Photobooth, we are forced to use "insert ...
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Can't select an iCloud Photo Stream for Screen Saver

I used to choose an iCloud Photo Stream of mine for my screen saver. But now, when I go to my screen saver settings, there is no option to choose an iCloud Photo Stream, but only Apple's default ...
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Missing iPhoto Comments

When I upload photos from my iPhoto Library on my old MacBook (OS 10.4.11; iPhoto 6.0.6 (3.2.2.)) to Dropbox and download them from Dropbox onto my new MacBook (OS 10.8.5; iPhoto 11, version 9.4.2), I ...