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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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lost iphone pictures after uploaded to iphoto

okay so my iphone was running out of space and i noticed i had over 1000 photos. like usual i upload them to my computer using image capture then at the bottom i click "delete pictures after" so they ...
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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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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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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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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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Compress iPhoto movies for archiving

Is there any automatic way (or a good script) to compress the videos you import to iPhoto? I currently import the pictures and videos from my camera, and the videos are not compressed at al, and take ...
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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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What is the best way to consolidate two iPhoto libraries into one library?

On the family's iMac my wife and daughter have separate user accounts, each with their own iPhoto library. My wife has asked me to consolidate both libraries into a single library for convenience. ...
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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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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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Videos taken on the iPhone will not sync to the iPad

I have several hundred pictures and a hundred or so videos that have been taken with my iPhone 4 and 5s. (90%/10% split roughly). These are all in iPhoto and have imported fine. Everything can be ...
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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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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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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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Managing pictures and videos between my iPhone and iPad

I take a lot of photos and videos with my iPhone, and like to have most of them on my iPad. However, often, I take and combine videos with iMovie eliminating the need to have 10-20+ videos of whatever ...
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Can I import photos from iPad to iMac that aren't in camera roll?

I lost all data on my iMac recently, including some 1500 photos. These photos were synced to the iPad from iPhoto on my iMac. How can I transfer them back to my iMac since they are not in the ...
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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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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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Where does iPhoto'11 store its photos?

Does it work like Aperture and store files in its own directory? If so, where is this? I'm debating on dropping Aperture to save space on my hard drive, so want to know how iPhoto works before I ...
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How to force iMovie to create iPhoto video thumbnails in the background?

I import my videos from my camera into iPhoto along with the stills. Then I use iMovie to create videos from them. Unfortunately every time I open iMovie to get some work done it wants to go through ...
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After Mountain Lion reinstall, iPhoto and other apps won't work

I had to reinstall Mountain Lion from the disk utility because my macbook pro would not boot. After the reinstall, iPhoto and several of my apps will not start. What can I do?
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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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Remove missing pictures in iPhoto

My iPhoto (iLife 11, version 9.1.5) committed sepuku. No fear, I have backups. The backups I restored, instead of having 182GB of poorly taken pictures, ended up taking 276GB. Something failed with ...
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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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Permissions error when exporting slideshow as a movie in iPhoto

I recently upgraded to Lion. Now when I try to export an iPhoto slideshow as a QuickTime movie it goes through the initial rendering process but an error message appears with the iPhoto logo saying ...
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Why does it take a long time to upload photos to Flickr using iPhoto '11?

I take a lot of photos and use iPhoto to manage everything. I also have a Premium Flickr account where everything gets sent to in order to have an online presence. Whenever I use the 'Share' option ...
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How do I move my iPhoto library to an external drive available through Time Capsule?

Like many others, the number of photos that we are storing these days is growing. Also, we have multiple iPhoto libraries on various computers. So it makes sense to consolidate photos into a ...
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iPhoto 9.4.2 crashes on startup and reboots MacBook Pro 10.8.2

When I attempt to open iPhoto (9.4.2) on my MacBook Pro (10.8.2) iPhoto crashes and it reboots my laptop. iPhoto will open if I boot the MacBook Pro in safe mode. What could be going wrong?
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Most-efficient way to copy iPhoto events between computers?

I experienced a hard-drive crash recently. While I was able to recover most of the lost photographs from Mozy, some where lost. Fortunately, the missing photographs are located on another machine. ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I sync the pictures I currently have in Picasa on my PC with the iPhoto app on my new iPad?

How do I sync the pictures I currently have in Picasa on my PC with the iPhoto app on my new iPad?
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Macbook Air iPhoto does not see albums on the iPad

I have a number of photo albums on my iPad. When I connect my iPad to my macbook air and go to iPhoto I only see the photos in my camera roll. I want to transfer my photos on my iPad to my mac. I ...
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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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How can I burn my iPhoto slideshow to DVD (to play in DVD player)?

I can't figure out the way to burn my iPhoto slideshow to a DVD so I can play in a DVD player. I am pretty sure this works out of the box but after googling, I only find paid software. I am happy to ...
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How to access IPhoto on my external hard drive

I can't access my Iphoto libraries from my hard drive. Every time I go to open the IPhoto file in the hard drive the error pops up as follows: "You can't open Iphoto Back up because it is in Time ...
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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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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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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 ...