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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...