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cshadle Calculating status...
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Nov 20, 2010 9:17 AM
I have arranged my photos in the order I want them to play in the slideshow. When I hit PLAY they play in REVERSE, starting with my LAST slide. How do I get them to reverse and play in the order in which I arranged them?
MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Nov 20, 2010 7:54 PM (in response to cshadle)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Are you playing the slideshow from an album or did you create a slideshow project with the Create button:



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  • Peter Moeser Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Nov 29, 2010 12:25 AM (in response to Old Toad)
    Thanks for your reply to the OP

    I have a similar issue. iPhoto 11 completely ignores photo sorting order. I'm testing my slideshow, not ready to create it. I always could so this new bug is especially annoying.
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  • Mike Schultze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 6, 2010 11:23 AM (in response to Peter Moeser)
    Got the same problem. iPhoto 9 (iLife '11) insists on playing all my slides in REVERSE order -why? iPhoto 8 never did that. I can't seem to remedy it. However, I will try clicking "Create" (a slideshow) and see if the problem persists using that method. Nevertheless, this bug should still be fixed in the general area when you want to view a slideshow.
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  • kjell Moe Calculating status...
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    Mar 2, 2011 11:33 AM (in response to cshadle)
    I have similar problems with iPhoto''11. The photoes in the slide show come completely in disorder, far out of the order I have put them in. This totally destroys the slide shows. Who wants snow on the beach? I have tried different solutions, but the same trouble repeats.

    Can somebody help me?
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    Apr 17, 2011 11:01 AM (in response to cshadle)

    I have the same problem and it appears (from reading the prior responses) that no one knows how to fix this change in the newest version of iphoto.  I used to be able to just look at a slide show "on the fly" from any album, without first creating a slide show using the the slide show feature and it would run in the correct order. Now an "on the fly slide" show from any of my albums runs from last slide to first.  Hope someone or Apple can let us know what is up.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 12:17 PM (in response to kjell Moe)

    First delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your Home/Library/Preferences folder.

     

    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.

     

    If that doesn't help  make a temporary, duplicate copy of  the library and try the three fixes below in order as needed:
    Fix #1

     

    1. delete  the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your Home/Library/Preferences folder. 
    2. delete iPhoto's cache files that are located in your Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder.
    3. reboot, 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.

     

    Fix #2

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys depressed and follow the instructions to rebuild the library.

    iP11rebuild.png

     

    Select options #1, #2 and #6

     

     

    Fix #3

     

    Rebuild the library using iPhoto Library Manager as follows:

     

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

    1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
    2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
    3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
    4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
    5. Click on the Create button.

     

    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

     

     

     

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  • SteveMM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 6:35 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Before I try any of these paths, I would like to know why the default direction for playing slides on the fly is in reverse order.  The machines at the apple store do the same thing.  I have not moved any libraries around - I basically use the apple software and computer as they are configured by Apple.  I have very little other software on my machine (MSOffice and Bento are the main exceptions).  What are the risks of rebuilding libraries, etc in terms of losing data, etc.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 7:42 PM (in response to SteveMM)
    why the default direction for playing slides on the fly is in reverse order.

    It appears that albums that are sorted Manually play the images in reverse order if just the album is selected. However, if the first photo in the album is selected the photos play in the correct order.

     

    When the photos are sorted by date or title play in the order they appear in the album. 

  • SteveMM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 19, 2011 3:43 PM (in response to cshadle)

    Thanks for this information.  It does exactly what you say.  However I can not understand why Apple set this as the default - that is, to have a manually sorted album play its slides in reverse order.  One of the main reasons I use an album (and I assume others do this as well) is to pick and choose slides with a common theme and to order them manually to have them in a sequence I prefer (which almost always is not by date or title).  A default for reverse play back seems to be the least desirable approach.  Oh well, all my problems should be so "big"!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Apr 19, 2011 4:00 PM (in response to SteveMM)

    It might just be a bug.  Report it to Apple via http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphoto.html as will I.

  • SteveMM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 19, 2011 4:12 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Thanks, I have submitted my comments

  • kindlevision Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2011 1:05 AM (in response to cshadle)

    Simple solution (in iPhoto '11) is to create a slideshow 'proper' from the album;

     

    1. Arrange the photos in the order you want them to play thru in your album.

    2. Select all, then click the Create button > Slideshow.

     

    Images will play in the order you want them. If you want to rearrange any, either drag them around in the Slideshow bar (top of the page) or go back to the album, rearrange and repeat step 2.

  • SJFAZIO Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2011 10:26 PM (in response to kindlevision)

    I did just what you said but the photos still come out in randow order in the slide show.

    What am I doing wrong?

  • Robert Mac Man Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2011 1:19 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Fix #1 did not work but Fix #2 did the trick. This was driving me crazy. I have been home ill and decided to use the time to get a few photo books out for my parents. Wouldn't you know it but the one time I feel raw and have no patience is the one time Apple tried me. Thanks again.

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