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Archiving Trashed Photos

170 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 3:15 PM by léonie RSS
lburech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 21, 2012 10:15 AM

I would like to archive my 150  trashed photos from multiple events on an external hard drive before I empty the trash in iPhoto 9.4.2 just in case I would ever wanted to retreive one again.  I can't seem to drag them into a folder on my external hard drive.  Please tell me how this can be done.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to lburech)

    Get them out of the trash. Make an Album of them. Export the Album.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to lburech)

    You need to drag the images from the Trash to an event, not to an album. You need to get them out of the Trash, before you can make an album, since trashed photos cannot be added to an album. Create a nearly empty event - for example split an event, so that the smaller part just has one image, then select the small event. It will now be your "recent" event. Then drag all photos from the Trash to your recent event in the source list and you can export them from there, or make an album first, just like TD suggested.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to lburech)

    Try one of these two methods:

     

    1 -  select all of the photos in the trash and flag them (if you don't have others flagged. Move them back to their Events by dragging them onto the Events icon. Create a smarl album with the criteria Photos are flagged.  Then export as TD suggested.

     

    2 - select all of the photos in the Trash and apply a ranking, one that other photos won't have.  Move back to their events by dragging them onto the Events icon. Create a smart album with the criteria Rating is x.  Then export.

     

    OT

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to lburech)

    That is why I suggested to drag them to the recent events section. You can drag them to the most recently selected project, create a nearly empty projec and select it, before opening the trash. So the pictures will not be mixed with photos you want to keep. Flagging would be easier, but frequently the photos in the Trash refuse to be flagged.

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