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I can not seem to get iPhoto to give me file size and other information about a picture (I m on iPhoto '09 version 8.1.2). All my pictures are uploaded from a Nikon D90 and the settings are correct in the Nikon (time and date stamp, etc.). Yet when I view them in iPhoto and click on the "i" to get info, there is nothing there and the date and time stamp are incorrect. When I view my photos in MobileMe Gallery, the information IS THERE and IS CORRECT and in synch with the camera.

Can someone explain to me what I need to do in iPhoto to get the info (like file size) to show and the correct time and date stamp to show as well
iMAC 20" and Unibody 15" MacbookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Dec 23, 2010 11:50 AM (in response to Testemonial MAC convert)
    Backup the library and delete the iPhoto preference file,, that resides in your User/Library/Preferences folder, launch iPhoto and try again.

    NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding the the Option key. You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,700 points)
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    Dec 23, 2010 12:52 PM (in response to Testemonial MAC convert)
    *What's the plist file?*

    For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.


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