Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 10:47 AM (in response to Apple_TV_fan)
Select one of the affected photos in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Reveal in Finder -> Modified File. A Finder Window should open with the file selected. Does it?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 11:13 AM (in response to Apple_TV_fan)
Try resetting the preferences on the iPhoto library using BatChmod with the settings shown in the screenshot below:
Also delete the iPhoto cache file that's located in your Users/Home/Library/Cache/com.apple.iphoto folder.
Then launch iPhoto and try again.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2011 5:01 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thank you for your suggestions, but they still did not let me export any of the files.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2011 5:09 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
No, as a matter of fact, it does not. A Finder window does open, but there is no file selected. Out of about 140 photos that were edited, only 15 are in the /home/pictures/2011/Previews/2011/04/17/20110417-0022 folder.
Thanks, It feels like I'm getting closer!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2011 7:15 PM (in response to Apple_TV_fan)
That previews folder is just the thumbnails. Look in the Masters folder for a similarly named folder and see if there are any full sized images in it and how many. It's beginning to sound like those originals have been deleted or moved but not by iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2011 1:49 AM (in response to Apple_TV_fan)
No, as a matter of fact, it does not. A Finder window does open, but there is no file selected.
That means that iPhoto has lost the connection to the file. As you also report, the files just aren't there (which would explain why iPhoto can't find them) I would suggest that you need to restore from your back up.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to Apple_TV_fan)
If you reimport, can you replicate the problem?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2011 8:35 AM (in response to Apple_TV_fan)
Apple's Express Line advisor told me that this is a known problem and will be addressed. Simply stated, the externally edited photo is saved but not where export looks for it. The workaround, which works for me, is to click on the edited photo and then revert to original, which does not revert, but does link to the modified photo (or, puts the modified photo in the proper place).
This may not be the only problem, but it fixed my problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2011 10:18 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thank you for helping me root out the problem. Even though I still don't know what went wrong in the first place, I Selected All> Revert to Original. Even though I have lost all the work that went into editing the photos, I can now edit the pictures and export them through a variety of ways.
I don't know how to go about reporting the problem to Apple, or even how to replicate the problem. Somehow, I guess iPhoto lost the edited picture, but still showed the edited preview in the Library.
I am going to move to Aperture because of all the quirks iPhoto has been giving me.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2011 10:29 AM (in response to Fred Harwood)
Thanks, Fred. Unfortunately, the edits were minor enough to handle within iPhoto, which is where they were edited. However, by Reverting to Original, I am now able to edit them and deal with them as normal. I don't know why the first-time edits were corrupted.
I am moving to Aperture, as my photo libraries are large, and sussing out problems with iPhoto is tiring. I used to rave about iPhoto, but on my iMac, the latest version of iPhoto has been a big bag of hurt.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2011 10:40 AM (in response to dankohn)
If i re-import, the problem goes away. With the re-imported photos, I am able to edit, then drag to the desktop or folder, export, and burn as normal. For some reason, iPhoto just didn't handle the edits correctly the first time around.
Now, I just have to edit all the photos again. Which is not the end of the world, but doesn't make my wife happy, as everything that could go wrong in iPhoto does on her iMac. It's funny, she doesn't call it iPhoto anymore- she calls it "That Photo Program that YOU Installed."