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iPhoto update now require aperture

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Pete Mac Calculating status...
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Jun 16, 2012 3:26 AM

I can not open my iphoto library unless I pay Apple $80 or so dollars to upgrade Aperture. I DO NOT want Aperture as I am more than happy with Iphoto. I feel ripped off by Apple here as I have an Iphoto Library I can not use unless I put my credit card down!

 

Is there anyway around this?

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to Pete Mac)

    You do not need Aperture to use iPhoto.

    The new iPhoto will convert the "old" iPhoto Library to the new format (like some older updates did), that's all. If it keeps asking for Aperture, check the settings, or trash the new iPhoto and reinstall it. If you have more than one Library, start up iPhoto while holding the Alt(Option) key and direct iPhoto to the Library that you want to use.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 4:01 AM (in response to Pete Mac)

    Do you have the back up of the Library you made before upgrading?

     

    If so, restore it, repair it:

     

    Option 1

    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:

     

    Option 2

    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.

     

    Then run the update again.

     

    So, to be clear: you a have a glitch in your Library that's causing a problem with the update. You do not have to purchase Aperture - nd even if you did it still wouldn't work.

     

    Regards

     

    TD

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,025 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Pete Mac)

    Try this:

     

    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.

     

     

    OT

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 11:12 PM (in response to Pete Mac)

    Did you restore from your back up?

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to Pete Mac)

    well, uninstall the new iPhoto app. reinstall the previous one that made your Library, maybe it can handle the Library again. Repair the library, backup, then try the new iPhoto again. If the previous iPhoto cannot handle the Library.... ????

  • macQuestion2012 Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:50 PM (in response to Pete Mac)

    Tx Old Toad. iPhoto Lib Mngr worked for me.

    Just added an old backup of my iphoto library (pre-aperture)

    and then when the old library shows up in the left panel,

    just launch iphoto from the right-hand top icon

    (no need to rebuild the library it seems.)

    and then synced to the new photos that are still on my iphone,

    and ready to go!

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