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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 ...
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How to extract Flickr credentials from iPhoto '09?

I have iPhoto '09 and a Flickr account which I set up iPhoto to publish to some years ago. This still works. I now tried to login to flickr but either I forgot the Yahoo Id I used back then or ...
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Can't save all photos to iPad air from photostream

It might sound strange but trying to save the photo portfolios to my iPad using photostream to transfer from iMac, noticed that in one of the folders not all the photos were saved. Repeated several ...
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How can I clear photos from an iPhone?

I'm trying to delete my camera roll, I imported in to iPhoto, then deleted all the photos with Image Capture. As soon as I open the Photos app on the iPhone it just starts downloading everything ...
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How to batch download and process camera roll

My camera roll is taking up way too much space on my iPhone, but I like having all my pictures. Every time I connect my iPhone to my computer, I would like to download/save new photos on my Mac, ...
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Why is iphoto creating un-deletable albums?

When I sync all my photos to my mac mini iphoto then goes and creates albums on my iPhone like: Events, Last 12 Months and Last Import among others. I do not want these albums on my iPhone at all.... ...
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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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iPhoto pictures lost, then found - how to save them to hard drive

My iPhoto library became corrupted and no longer opened in iPhoto. (No, unfortunately I don't have a backup on Time Machine or other.) I thought the 26,000 photos were lost (since the iPhoto Library ...
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Accidentally almost deleted iPhoto library

I was emptying out folders and deleting unnecessary items and as I went to my pictures folder I simply just dragged everything to the trash not knowing that my whole iPhoto library was there. When I ...
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Control iPhoto slideshow Vintage theme combining photos

I am a new iPhoto user ( OS X Mavericks). I am trying to create a slideshow for a family event. I know from apple support communities that I cannot have full control over the slideshow as in ...
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iPhoto directory, events and photos not showing under the correct event

I have over 35,000 photos in iPhoto that are organized into about 100+ events. When I am have the main window for iPhoto open and am scrolling through, then hovering over the events, the wrong photos ...
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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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What is com.apple.medialibraryservice.xpc?

Occasionally when I am using iPhoto an app with a generic white Lego piece icon opens on the dock with the name "com.apple.MediaLibraryService.xpc". Activity Monitor lists it as "(Not Responding)" ...
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Is there a way to recover an older version of my iPhoto database?

I tried uploading a photo from iPhoto to Facebook and the upload failed. I tried again, and it appeared to fail. Blaming my internet connection, I tried again. The upload worked. Then I took a look at ...
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iPhoto events have the wrong photos appearing and are blurry as well

I have a large iPhoto library with many events created. When I go to open some of the events and open the pictures using the arrows to go through them the right ones are in the event, however when I ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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Does iPhoto need to be open in order to download Photo Stream photos?

Apple's official documentation on Photo Stream states: My Photo Stream stores the last 30 days of photos taken with your iOS device or imported from a camera to your Mac or Windows computer, and ...
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Image dims when viewing in full screen in iphoto on thunderbolt monitor

I'm using a Macbook Air along with a Thunderbolt Display. I am experiencing a problem in iPhoto wherein images are dimmed ONLY on the Thunderbolt display and ONLY in full view mode. When using ...
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iPhoto: How to make an “Abroad” smart album

I want to make a smart album that includes all photos with location information but excludes my home country. But filtering out a certain country just includes all photos without location information. ...
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Changing Photo thumbnails

We have one photo that overrides all the photos in iphoto thumbnails. When we pull the photo up it is different than what is on the thumbnail. We want to get rid of the thumbnail photo and have the ...
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toggle playPause for iPhoto, script problem, probably global variable

I need toggle playPause for iPhoto, so I wrote this script global isPaused try get isPaused on error set isPaused to false end try tell application "iPhoto" if slideshow running then ...
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iPhoto not respecting orientation on import

iPhoto 9.4.3 (and earlier) don't respect the orientation of the photo's I import from my iPhone 4 (iOS 7 and earlier) but also my Panasonic TZ7. So, I think it lies with iPhoto, not with the device ...
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IPhoto: I accidentally changed the date and time of the entire library!

In iPhoto, I was attempting to make a date and time adjustment to numerous photos I had just added to a new folder. So, with just that folder open, I went to (Edit > Select All) thinking I was ...
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How do I backup my iPhoto library to Dropbox or to an external disk?

I use iPhoto 11, and I'd like to backup the library, along with all the photos. I'd ideally like a continuous backup, by putting the iPhoto Library.photolibrary file / package in Dropbox. But I'm ...
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Can I tell iPhoto to store photos in one directory within the library?

When I add photos to iPhoto 11, it copies them into its internal database. This is good, but it creates a bunch of numbered folders. Is there a way for me to tell iPhoto not to do that, and to just ...
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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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iPhoto 9.5.1 update

I have been trying to update iPhoto through App Store on my iMac, but I constantly fail. It always downloads the whole package - 1.15GB, then it does its mumbo jumbo, but everytime it looks promising, ...
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Export iphoto library onto time machine?

I have time machine, and am looking to have iphoto continuously and automatically back up my pictures. (I have so many images and would like them safely on a hard drive) I had to drag/copy my iphoto ...
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What is the best way to automatically create a movie from my iPhoto videos?

When I first started using a Mac almost 6 years ago iMovie had a mode (automovie?) where I could just throw a folder at it and it would create a movie from all the photos and videos. This was a great ...
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Some photos in iPhoto showing as grey triangle with exclamation mark

I am unable to view/access some photos - I get a grey triangle with an exclamation mark in it.
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Delete old “Faces” and other data and thumbnails in iPhoto 9.5.1

I split my iPhoto Library into two by: Duplicating it Deleting most old photos from the new one I will continue to use (and emptying the iPhoto trash) Deleting the photos from the archived one that ...