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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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in iPhoto, how to locate photos NOT in a particular photo stream?

I've noticed that if I add the same photo to a photo stream more than once, iPhoto is apparently not smart enough to recognize that it's a duplicate, and instead goes ahead and adds the photo a second ...
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Why is iPhoto for iOS is “updating photo library” so slowly every time I open it?

Every time I open iPhoto on the iPad, I get an "updating photo library" dialog that sometimes takes minutes to process. I often get it again after editing and sharing a photo within the app. I ...
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Remove photo from iPhoto slideshow

I have created an iPhoto slideshow and posted it to iCloud with public access. I now want to remove a photo. I went back to the slideshow source list in iPhoto and when I click on the slideshow ...
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Transferring iPhoto to iCloud drive

I have been running out of hard drive space on my older MacBook Air. I decided to free up the 91gb of space that is my iPhoto. (I believe) I moved iPhoto in relatively easy fashion. I drug it from ...
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iPhoto pics can't be accessed

I have iPhoto 2011 on Mac Book pro. I have an iPhone 4. at some point my photos got synched from my MacBook pro to my phone. When I saw this, I deleted my phone pics. Now I cannot access any ...
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How do disable light-speed slideshow of photos when importing into iPhoto from iOS device?

When importing photos from an iOS device into iPhoto (v9.6 if it matters), iPhoto displays each picture in its window one picture at a time (each for a fraction of a second), like a nervous ...
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Importing a shared photo stream into iPhoto creates duplicate photos

I have a shared photo stream in iCloud with a couple thousand pictures. (This is not My Photo Stream, but a stream I created separately.) About half the pictures were shared by me and the other half ...
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Photos are suddenly duplicated between iPhoto and Aperture; any methods to de-dupe?

I have a library for iPhoto and a separate library for Aperture. A random sampling of hundreds of events (ex: "Jun 22, 2014") which consists of thousands of photos are suddenly appearing in ...
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Using Lightroom as external editor for iPhoto, how to save image back to iPhoto

I setup iPhoto to use Lightroom 5 as the external editor. Now when I open an image in iPhoto and click edit, it opens in Lightroom and asks me to import the image. Once I click import and make my ...
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Application bundle installation problem on Mavericks!

I own a Macbook Pro in May, 2011 and got two DVD with it. One for installing OS X and another for Application Install. I'm currently running OS X Mavericks and now I want to install applications that ...
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A problem with using the iphoto library upgrader tool

I'm running OSX 10.9.4, and IPhoto 9.5.1. I have an old iphoto library (pre 7.0) on a time-machined backup external drive and wanted to access the photos on it. I tried to 'Switch' to it in IPhoto, ...
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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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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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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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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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Smart Folder not picking up images in subfolders

Until recently I used this excellent tip, to create a (smart) folder on my mac showing all the screenshots that I have taken with my iPhone (via the iPhoto directory system and photostream). This was ...
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Remove some photos (or videos) from iPhoto without deleting from Flickr

I have a very large iPhoto library with photos and videos shared to Flickr using the built-in iPhoto/Flickr integration. I've run into problems with the size of my iPhoto library (>100GB) so I'm ...
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Open picture currently displayed in Screen Saver?

TL;DR In iTunes, you can press Command-L (Controls/Go to Current Song) to see what is playing. Is there a similar function to Go To Current Photo (in iPhoto) when I see a picture in the screen ...
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“Picture Calendar” themed iPhoto calendar six-photo layout orientation

I am trying to make a calendar in iPhoto '09 (8.1.2) in OS X 10.8.5, using the Picture Calendar theme, and it has decided to give December a vertical (sometimes called "portrait" by the unwashed) ...
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Sync problem between iPhoto and Dropbox?

Deleted Event or picture is not getting deleting from Dropbox . My iPhoto is Sync with dropbox and all my files are up o iPhoto are in dropbox . When I delete an Event or picture in my iPhoto library ...
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Do either iPhoto or Aperture allow me to keep my photo files in a quite “normal” directory structure?

I would like to switch from picasa to iphoto or aperture. However, I have heard (and googled) that, to some degree, these programs don't keep your photos as normal photo files in your drive's ...
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iPhoto hates uppsala. Can't change the name of a collection

I feel like I am taking crazy pills, but I have the following problem on iPhoto '09. I have a collection with pictures I took in Uppsala. I noticed that the collection was called Uppsal, so I tried to ...
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Mac App Store downloading apps again and again

I recently upgraded to Mavericks. I updated all the Apple Apps like Aperture, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Voice-Update, Xcode 5. And they updated gracefully. But whenever I am starting my Mac from a ...
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Delete all pictures in an album from library in Aperture

I have created smart albums, the content of which I have exported to new libraries. I now wish to delete the pictures in these albums from the Aperture library. Is there a way to delete all pictures ...
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Is there a way to see what activity iPhoto is doing with Flickr?

.Is there any way to see what activity is going on in iPhoto behind the scenes? Below is what I am seeing on OS X 10.8/iPhoto 11 (the arrows are spinning.) I'm guessing iPhoto is updating Flickr or ...
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Downloading Google+ photos into iPhoto

I have a bunch of photos uploaded to Google+ from an Android phone. I'd like to import them into iPhoto on my Mac, which is where I store my photos. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Scripting iphoto for face detection?

A coworker just asked me if I could help him script iPhoto, but I'm totally inexperienced with iPhoto and with scripting apps. He has thousands of photos and he needs to filter out those that do not ...
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iPhoto library gone - instead I see the AlbumData.xml file

My iPhoto library has gone. When I start iPhoto, it ask for a new library. I use iPhoto '11 (version 9.2) and my iPhoto Library folder was packaged. Instead of the package, I now have a folder called ...
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how to integrate social media (Facebook, Flickr, Instagram) in my photo workflow?

I currently use Picasa on OSX to sort and edit my photos. Then I upload to Facebook, Flickr, and Tumblr. I tag people on Facebook and Flickr separately; and I add locations separately; I add dates. ...
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Why is the time incorrect on my iPhone videos?

When I import my photos and videos into iPhoto, the videos usually have the wrong timestamp, possibly two hours after the actual time. I.e., if I take a video alongside a photo, the photo displays ...
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OSX changing backgrounds- iphoto folder doesn't update

I have the background image on my OSX desktop set to change every x minutes- it chooses a random image within a specific iPhoto album. However, when I remove photos from that iPhoto album, the ...
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Assign a keyboard shortcut to “Add a face…” action in iPhoto?

Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Add a face..." action in iPhoto? Preferably one that can be used outside of the Info view, so you can move quickly from viewing a photo to editing ...
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Enabling “Copy items to the iPhoto Library” in iPhoto

I've been using iPhoto for some time but I had disabled Copy items to the iPhoto Library option at the beginning. Now I decided to let iPhoto manage all my pictures. I enabled Copy items to the ...
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iPhoto crashes at launch?

Whenever I open iPhoto, I get this error : Any idea how to fix this ? Error log : Process: iPhoto [52263] Path: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto Identifier: ...
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Failure in Sharing iPhoto pictures

I couldn't share photo on facebook via iphoto (version1.0.1) using the new ipad. A non-stop loop between iphoto and facebook despite that I downloaded and installed many times the iphoto and the main ...
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Troubleshooting for flash or iLife related beachballs or system hangs?

My wife and I share her iMac, using two separate user accounts. My account is used almost exclusively for browsing the web. My wife's account hosts a large iTunes library, our iPhoto libraries ...
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Show photo dates when reviewing faces

Is it possible to see the date of a photo when I'm confirming additional faces in iPhoto? It's nearly impossible for me to tell my kids apart in some of their photos, but since they were born three ...
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Why did time machine not backup all my iPhoto pictures, how can I know when my backups are incomplete?

My iPhoto library recently became corrupted to the point iPhoto wouldn't load and none of the repair options would fix it (those that come up if you are pressing option+command when you launch ...
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Rotated Photos in iPhoto dont sync rotated to iOS

I imported some pictures from a Nikon camera and then rotated them in iPhoto. I then used iTunes to sync those photos to iOS. They did not sync with the new rotated position. Any ideas on why not?
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iPhoto '08 doesn't play video when double-clicked

When I import videos from my iPhone into iPhoto '08, I can't play the video inside of iPhoto. The iPhoto Help says to double-click a video to play it, but that doesn't work. As a workaround, I select ...
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Automator: Delete source images after importing them is not working

I have an automator script that takes photos from a particular folder and adds it to a particular album in iphotos. One of the function block used is Import Files into iPhotos. with the option ...
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Where (how) can I print exported Cards (or books) from iPhoto

I designed a holiday greeting card in iPhoto (which is great) but I wanted to see if there was a cheaper option for printing. I'm able to export the card as a PDF by CTRL + right-clicking on the ...
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iPhoto error on one event

My iPhoto files are fine except for one event. The thumbnails look good but when I click on them I get the big exclamation point error message. How can I correct/rebuild this one event?
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transferring photo modifications to iPhoto

When I transfer photos taken and edited on the iphone (iPhone 6, iOS 8.1.1) to iPhoto (9.6) on my mac (OS X 10.10.1), only the original picute is transferred but not the modifications. Is there a ...
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Photo with a title and quality?

I would like to print high quality photos with the following caracteristics: large size (greater than A3), accurate tuning of the color options, with a well presented title, keep a track of the ...
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Video sync from iPhone to Mac iPhoto

I cannot find the answer to this anywhere. Someone please help? Photos sync ok from the iPhone Photos app to iPhoto on my Mac via iCloud, however videos within this app do not. Is it possible to sync ...
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Help With Lacie External Drive for Mac with TWO Users

My husband and I have one MacBook Pro but we each operate our own 'side' of the computer (as separate users). We are now out of space on our computer so I'm trying to copy over files from BOTH sides. ...
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How can I automatically rotate hundreds of pictures with faces on them in iPhoto?

I have a lot of photos in iPhoto that are not correctly rotated. They do not have a horizon in the image, but they do have clear faces so an algorithm could use that as a reference point. I was hoping ...