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iPhoto behaviour with Albums

481 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2013 6:30 AM by mumbles2701 RSS
mumbles2701 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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May 1, 2012 1:46 PM

can anyone explain or point me in the direction of the reaoning behind iphotos behaviour with Albums and Smart Albums in 2 situations.


the first, is when using Airpics App and Server, the second when viewing a shared library.


my set up is my iPhoto main DB is on a headless Mini. I also have a MBP on the same wireless network that view and controls the Mini.


in situation 1, when my iPad views my Minis library via thr Airpics apps, it says it only views Albums and Smart Albums, not Events but i can see an item that is an event. it consequently is the last full import i do so is the last import considered an album or smart album?


in 2, when i view my Mini iPhoto DB on my MBP via sharing, lots of Albums and Smart Albums come up from the past that i have deleted. Where is it gettign this info from? is it old stuff from the Minis DB coming through? Or are these current or old stuf from my MBP somehow? when i open the Minis DB on my MBP using Alt-Open and selecting the DB Directly instead of over sharing, these Albums / Smart Albums dont exist. i only see what i expect to see, Currwnt set up..



Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    May 1, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to mumbles2701)

    Airpics is a 3rd party app and for help with that you need to contact the developer of that app.


    Last Import is a Smart Album.


    Sharing from a Library is managed by an xml file called AlbumData or AlbumData2. This file is within the LIbrary package. Back up first. Trash it. Restart iPhoto and it will regenerate it. That should solve the issue of old material appearing.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    May 1, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to mumbles2701)

    Where the Library is shared from...



    Go to your Pictures Folder and find the iPhoto Library there. Right (or Control-) Click on the icon and select 'Show Package Contents'. A finder window will open with the Library exposed.

  • yellowbek Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to mumbles2701)

    Hi mumbles2701,


    I know your post was a while ago, but just thought you might like to know that we've released AirPics v1.1 with new support for streaming Aperture libraries and iPhoto events in addition to albums and smart albums.




    Dan Cutting

    Yellowbek Ltd


    (Full disclosure: I am a developer of AirPics and receive financial compensation from my recommendation.)


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