Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to sintorama)
This is incorrect information
Rotating a photo in iPhoto DOES NOT delete the original
To contact apple - iPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback
To the OP - please describe WHY you think this is happening and what your exact work flow is so we can explain what you are doing incorrectly
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to sintorama)
What happens if you select on of the raw photos and use the File ➙ Reveal in Finder ➙ Original File menu option.
Try this: launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library. Import some RAW photos and check to see if the same problem persists.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 12:09 AM (in response to LarryHN)
Exact workflow is as follows:
- - I have a CF card with a number of NEF (Nikon D70 RAW images) on it.
- - Connect CF card reader to Mac
- - Import all new images to the iPhoto library. This will cause a number things to happen, such as:
- * the NEF file is copied to the Mac harddisk (iPhoto library folder)
- * a number of JPG are being made (e.g. for the thumbnail pictures, the face pictures etc)
- - Now, when you go to the iPhoto library, you can rotate pictures directly from the popup menu. As soon as you do this, the NEF file (which was copied to the Mac harddisk) is removed, and less importantly, the thumbnail JPG is messed up.
- - When rotating the picture from the Edit menu, this does not happen.
I can reproduce this problem every single time. I have all updates installed including latest OSX update. I was able to recover a few of my pictures because the NEF files where still on my CF card. But some of them are lost forever. I really really really urgently need to buy an external harddrive for backup
Is there some kind of screen capture tool that I could use to record this in a video?
I am not saying the problem will occur for every user. Maybe it is related to the NEF format, the size of my library (which is huge), who knows. In any case I can demonstrate this problem. In the Finder you actually see the NEF file on the disk before the rotate action. Then I rotoate and the NEF file is gone. Trust me, this is correct information. I have no interest in posting false information here. Just wanted to warn.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 12:12 AM (in response to sintorama)
Now, when you go to the iPhoto library, you can rotate pictures directly from the popup menu. As soon as you do this, the NEF file (which was copied to the Mac harddisk) is removed, and less importantly, the thumbnail JPG is messed up.
Removed from where?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 11:10 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
@Terence Devlin: I look for the NEF file in the iPhoto library. It's there. I can see it in the Finder. Then I rotate the NEF, and the file is no longer there in Finder. Using the search function, it cannot be found any more, so it is not moved either.