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Facebook won't stop syncing

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andy.lawrence Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 16, 2010 11:17 AM
Hi
I recently installed iLife 11 which seems to have better facebook intergration

Only problem is, it will never stop syncing forcing me to have to force quit iPhoto

I have noticed it is trying to sync my facebook albums that aren't in my library, is it actually going to make copies of these photos to my library or is it just referencing them?

Basically what I want to know is what exactly is facebook trying to do when its syncing with iPhoto and why is it taking so long?

Thanks
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), None
  • icletus Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 17, 2010 12:33 PM (in response to andy.lawrence)
    I ran into the same thing with Flickr, FB and Mobile Me too. I also force quit. But then when I reopened, and found it still syncing, I went to each album and double clicked the generic icon that appeared instead of a photo.... the individual images began to load and populate the window, and "pending" at the bottom of some photo's soon changed to completed or finished. I also will note that in many albums, when I double clicked the generic icon, most photo's appeared right away. I thought none were there since the icon was generic, but double clicking each one then showed photo's and or converted to the photo's in the window. After doing this for the albums, syncing stopped. I do not know why this was. I know it was time consuming depending on how many albums you have, and or images per. But this worked.

    So I am not sure what happened.... almost like it was syncing but not completing. I waited a long time too before force quitting. SO try this and see if your photo's are there and synced, or if most are there and only a few more need to sync.

    Cletus/
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  • icletus Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:28 AM (in response to andy.lawrence)
    I am not sure if it downloads copies. I don't think it does. At least when you sync initially or upload since the photos are from what I understand more or less in a "smart album" that is simply called facebook. Same with Flickr and mobile me. Perhaps if you create a new library instead of just transitioning it may. But I do not think they are duplicated. Someone else may be able to correct or confirm.

    Cletus/
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    MacBook Pro (15.4-inch)/2.4GHz 500GB, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iOS4-dot- newest
  • gretta333 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 7:47 AM (in response to andy.lawrence)
    How were you able to delete your facebook account from iPhoto? I can't figure that out.
    Thanks!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • icletus Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 7:52 AM (in response to gretta333)
    You can delete all the albums associated with it. It will remain in listing without anything in it. Or in the preferences, under accounts, you can select in list, and then select minus sign at bottom to remove.

    Cletus/
    MBP 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500HD
    MacBook Pro (15.4-inch)/2.4GHz 500GB, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iOS4-dot- newest
  • Phil Weyman Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Nov 25, 2011 2:58 AM (in response to andy.lawrence)

    Had similar problem.

    My solution was to delete all the facebook albums in iPhoto.

    This only deletes the photos that iPhoto has downloaded from Facebook so doesn't remove anything from your original library.

    Once I did this I could quit iPhoto normally.

     

    I also needed to rebuild my thumbnails, but that was a separate issue (as far as I know!). The wrong thumbs were displaying when scrolling.

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