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Arranging photos within Albums

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May 17, 2012 10:49 AM

I have Iphoto'11 (9.2.3). I have an album that I eventually want to make into a slideshow. How can I arrange my photos within the album. When I try to drag to a different position, it just snaps back to the original position. Please help.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    May 17, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to Sidg)

    Just to confirm this is an Album you're talking about and not an Event?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    May 17, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to Sidg)

    You should be able to in an Album.

     

    Can you choose Manual in View -> Sort Photos?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    May 17, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to Sidg)

    Try trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder.

     

    (On 10.7: Hold the option (or alt) key while clicking on the Go menu in Finder to access the User Library)

     

    (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)

     

    What's the plist file?

     

    For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.

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