Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 11:04 PM (in response to Ninschinwii)
I also noticed that a picture came back into the print folder I deleted before closing iPhoto.
Exactly what are you talking about here? Where is the "print folder" and how did you delete it? Have you looked in the iPhoto trash?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 11:08 PM (in response to Ninschinwii)
Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.
If that fails:
Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.
Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. .
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 9:37 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks for responding. I had already tried the iPhoto Librbary Manager to no avail. The pictures were still missing but there were 108 errors but I learned nothing from the list of errors. I will try option 1 to see if that works and let you know.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 10:00 PM (in response to LarryHN)
The screenshot is below. I deleted the (1) photo below. It did not stay deleted after I closed iPhoto and reopened it. I tranferred 78 pictures from my camera to iPhoto, saw them, manipulated them, and they vanished upon restarting iPhoto. The 352 you see below was from June. I've lost everything since, most recently the 78. I've loked in the trash in iPhoto, in the OS, and in the Finder with no luck. It's almost as if the things I do in iPhoto since June do not stick once I close iPhoto.
I guess it can't be seen here. But if you print out of iPhoto, a "printing" folder appears.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 10:05 PM (in response to Ninschinwii)
I tried hitting control, option and starting iPhoto. A box does come up but it appears to simply be a library chooser. I don't see a rebuild option from the dialogue box that comes up.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 10:58 PM (in response to Ninschinwii)
I found the pictures. Still have not solved the iPhoto conundrum. I found them using Picassa. I'll let you know how I get them back into iPhoto . . . or I may be asking for help again. Thanks, again. Memories saved - not ideally - but saved nonetheless.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 10:10 AM (in response to Ninschinwii)
I'm seeing much the same thing but under 10.6. There were other curious symptoms: thumbnails of the missing photos would briefly flash on the screen when scrolling through "Photos" before being replaced by images of other photos. Attempting to rebuild the iPhoto database using the command-option options failed (after 2 days I gave up). Rebuilding the iPhoto library from iPhoto Library Manager also failed to recover the photos. But if I go into Package Contents of the iPhoto Library and drill down through the Masters>2011>08 directory, lo and behold there they all are.
So why does every recovery effort fail??? (Well, I didn't try Picassa). Photos are clearly there and seem to be in the right place, so at minimum one would have thought the "find orphaned photos" option might have worked, but it did not (I did run iPhoto with only that option from the command-option screen and it did complete and failed to find the photos). You might also expect iPhoto Library Manager's rebuild to find these. Is there something magic about 2011>08 directories??
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to Craig Jones3)
No, it just means that the database is too corrupt to be rescued.
NOw your options are two:
1. Restore from your back up
2. Recover the photos and strt over from scratch.
Obviously the first is preferred.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 2:02 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I wish a recover from backup was possible, but because of the overhead generated by trying to rebuild with iPhoto Library Manager, the backup disk filled and TimeMachine killed the pre-corrupt stuff (*sigh*). My last copy is an iPhoto '09 backup from April, so to go all the way back, I'd have to reimport that and then import the raw Master files that I can find in the current iPhoto library, losing the metadata entered since then (quite a bit).
I've posted a more thorough description of what I've gone through elsewhere <https://discussions.apple.com/message/16097174#16097174>. I am now wondering how much of my troubles came with 9.1.5 of iPhoto...
Would be nice if there was an integrity checker for the database. Has anybody felt comfortable looking directly at the database?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 4:26 AM (in response to Ninschinwii)
I have almost the same problem but with calendars in iphoto 11.
1.) create a new calender (all works fine)
2.) import photos from aperture first time into the calender project --> works fine
3.) import additional photos from aperture again --> calendar is buggy! I can´t see any cal sheets.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to Ninschinwii)
I had exactly the same issue and have finally found a way to fix it. The problem is that you probably do not have writing abilities in your iPhoto library. Here are the steps to changing this:
- Find your iPhoto Library file (it is probably in your Pictures folder)
- Right click on it and press "Get Info"
- Look at the "Sharing and Permissions" tab
- Click the little lock icon at the bottom and type in your username and password (make sure you are the administrator on the computer)
- Now, if you name is on the list in the Sharing and Permissions box, change the other column to Read & Write
- If your name is not, then click the plus icon at the bottom, locate your username and press elect. Now select Read & Write in the dropdown menu beside your name.
Now go and try to import something into iPhoto! It should now work!
Hope this helps,
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to GMarinosyan)
To correct permissions in the iPhoto Library:
Hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Note the permissions option in the sunsequent dialogue.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to GMarinosyan)
Thanks, George, your response was really helpful and it seems to have solved my similar problem!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to mirceainlondon)
This is somewhat related to the initial question in that photos that my wife imported were seemingly disappearing. When I clicked on hide photos already imported they would still hide. I discovered that her new camera was off by one year and they were all there.