Obtained and installed iLife'09 (v8.0) .. new problems... ERROR MESSAGE READS:
"The photo library needs to be upgraded to work with this version of iPhoto.
Your library will not be readable by PREVIOUS (6.0.6) AFTER THIS UPGRADE.
The upgrade process may take several minutes depending on the number of photos in the library." (390.4MB) QUIT or upgrade !!!
What unknown consequences may follow if I try to upgrade? I'm afraid! [and I didn't finish cleaning up iPHoto library either before install. I didn't expect more problems.]
Happen to also have HP3140 All-in-One Printer/Scanner using Photosmart Studio. It doesn't appear to have all of my iPhoto library uploaded with only 25.4MB. I couldn't import from iphoto tonight ... Thought I could use as backup. Maybe I should just use this and learn how to use it...
That's not an Error message. That's a standard warning. Everyone gets it and it means only what it says. The Library will be upgraded. You won't be able to use iPhoto 6 on this any more.
As for unknown consequences? Well you have a back up, right?
No idea what you're asking about thos HP3140. No, you cannot use a Printer/Scanner as a back up.
Thank you Terence Devlin in iPhoto: I burned some disks a few weeks ago upgrading OS from Tiger to Snow Leopard, but don't know if everything is on them and it would take me a long to time to figure that out. [This part is new for me... obviously. I'm a few years behind having been ill and am trying to catch up and unable to purchase newer equipment.]
I was concerned that "message" was warning me about something going wrong ...
I didn't find iLife'08 only iLife'09 so I went for it; so I'm going from 6.0.6 passing version 7. Is that done? or do they need to be sequential? You did say 8 OR 9...
I was only referring to the software that the HP has called Photosmart Studio, much like iPhoto. Wasn't referring to "Printer/Scanner as a backup", only the Software that came with it that has editing capabilities, just not all my iphoto library is in there. That's what I meant as a backup, much like uploading to Shutterfly, or Snapfish.
Thanks, Please continue to advise.
I installed iLife'09 iPhoto 8.1.2. I so liked 6.0.6 better. Had previous import problems which prompted this upgrade, I know have duplicate, triplicates of photos. With "Events" that iPhoto has predetermined based on "I-don't-know-what", I can't just view the Library as before to compare photo-to-photo and delete extras. I don't need extras unless they are modified (crops).
Now I'm curious about specs for iLife'10, version 9; is it usuable on Snow Leopard?
I made further mistakes importing Photos Folder into iPhone thru iTUnes (because I learned all the photos in the Folder were not necessarily in my iPhoto "Library") and have to figure out how to clean all that up on iphone without delete to trash edit function. I'm guessing changing settings on iTunes Photo syncing might be of help.
So what's the purpose of having a separate "Photos" Folder I wonder?
Next mission is to learn about wifi, wireless routers, airport...
a few things
stay out of the iPhoto library - there are no user servicable parts in it direct access to it is not supported and never has been. it is a SQLite database and can only be accessed via the database management software - iPhoto
Events are generated for each import according to your settings in the iPhoto preferences
NEVER make any changes to the structure or content of the database, the iPhoto library using any program including the finder except iPhoto
There is no iLife '10 - only '08, '09 and '11
as to photos 'necessarily" being in your iPhoto library, no -- only photos you have imported to iPhoto are in the iPhoto library