Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 3:50 AM (in response to DerekBradley)
your profile signature lists two different macs. On which of these is the problem occuring and what is your version of iPhoto? And what iPhoto version did you use to create your book? How is your second partion with the library formatted? Mac OS X extended?
Hi Ok lets try and sort out what I have. iPhoto 11 is the version on which I have created my book and that is on my up to date regularly used mac.. As for my partition, as I said I am not a computer expert but I created it in disc utility and put on it an older version of the operating systed and iphoto but some how when I open the partition (which I called Mac 2) and try to get into iPhoto I just get the message which I quoted above - I am not sure what version of iPhoto I eventually used in the partition but I think it was 9
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to DerekBradley)
As for my partition, as I said I am not a computer expert but I created it in disc utility and put on it an older version of the operating systed and iphoto but some how when I open the partition (which I called Mac 2) and try to get into iPhoto I just get the message which I quoted above
I suspect, what must have happened, is the following: You created the iPhoto Library using an early iPhoto '11 version in your Mac 2 partition, but somehow you must have opened this library at least once with your newer iPhoto version in your main partition. Now you cannot open it any longer with the iPhoto version in the Mac 2 partition, because the library is in a newer format. And also, you cannot upgrade this iPhoto to the current version, because that requires a newer Mac OS X, at least Mac OS X 10.7.5.
So your only option to open this iPhoto Library in the Mac 2 partition would be to boot again into your Mt. Lion partition and to open it again from your regular partition with the Mt. Lion version of iPhoto.
You are being very kind and I wish that I had your knowledge of computers so I am going to have to appear very simple and ask you a question. How do I boot into my mac 2 partition other than opening it from the desktop where it appears.? Then how do I open the iPhoto library in this second partition. If I open the mac2 from the desk top and then go into applications and try to open iPhoto that is when I get the message as mentioned in the first message. When that message appears it asks me to quit and then I am back where I started.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to DerekBradley)
You are being very kind and I wish that I had your knowledge of computers so I am going to have to appear very simple and ask you a question.
You are welcome, and don't worry we are all here to learn from each other.
Derek, when when you click onto a partition on your Desktop, you do not boot your Mac from the operating system in that partition. You only access the files in that partition to read them.
What partition are you booting from now? You see the operating system you are using in the "About" Panel. Click the apple-icon in the upper left corner of the screen, then "About this Mac".
This will show you the system version and the startup disk you used.
To change to your other partition, use again the apple menu and select "Restart".
As soon as you hear the startup sound, hold down the "options" key ⌥ and select a disk to start up from. This way you should be able to switch back to Mt. Lion and to open the library in your newer iPhoto. This support article explains this in more detail: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1310
- Boot into your newest system,
- then double click the iPhoto icon in the Applications folder, while holding down the ⌥ key.
- Now select the iPhoto library in your Mac 2 partition. Can you open it now?
Hi Thats brilliant thanks. When I opened iPhoto it was version 09. Of course I am being told that there are software updates available but so far I have ignored them. You see last time I did a book I had to do it all again and then in this partition for some reason it would update.
Is there an easy, or any, way I can transfer the album or better still the book from my current iPhoto into this version in mac2?
Promise I won't keep asking you any more questions!!
Thanks a lot
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to DerekBradley)
You cannot transfer books from one iPhoto Library to another library - not with iPhoto. You can only transfer whole libraries. And if you transfer libraries, you cn only open them with an iPhoto version that is the same (or newer) than the iPhoto version that created the library.
If you want to use an album with an older iPhoto version, export the photos from the library to a folder and then import this folder into the older library.
Or upgrade all iPhoto program to the same version.
Hi Once again thanks for your help and I will just have to do it the long way. Frankly I find it very annoying that having prepared a book in iPhoto it cannot be uploaded. Had no problem before Mountain Lion. I get the impression that I am not the only one who has had this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to DerekBradley)
Frankly I find it very annoying that having prepared a book in iPhoto it cannot be uploaded.
That is annoying, to be sure. But for many posters here the problem to upload was not caused by Mt. Lion, but by the "improved" security measures at the Apple Store after identities have been stolen. In many cases it helped to simply create new Apple ID, to rest all answers to security questions, to reset the AppleID password, all a lot of bother, but probably still preferrable to having someone else go shopping with your AppleID and credit card.
Well now that is very interesting. Do you think I should go ahead and change all my personal data? I suppose all I would have to do is to go into my account, change everything and then, who knows, I could try and resend my book!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to DerekBradley)
It is worth a try. If your password is too short (less than 8 letters) or has no Upper case letters, or the answers to your security questions are shorter than 6 characters, if Apple thinks your credit card has expired and one-click no longer works, all that could be a problem.
See this page: Apple ID: Security and your Apple ID
Use this page to update your Apple ID
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to DerekBradley)
Not sure I follow the entire thread
but give this a try (having multiple Apple IDs can be a nightmare - I know because I do - and if you can resolve this without resorting to that is is better)
Go to the Apple store (store.apple.com) and re-enter (not just verify) all of your account information and verify that one click ordering is on
Before ordering your book preview it using this method - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1040 - and save the resulting PDF for reference - the delivered book will match it.
if the preview works and is good boot into safe mode and order
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2012 1:36 AM (in response to LarryHN)
To Leonie and LarryHN
First of all thanks for the tip about previewing and trying in Safe mode - still wouldn't upload. As for changing my apple id etc haven't yet succeeded - seems I don't answer the security questions correctly (which I am 100% certain that I do!!!) and then get locked out of the system for 8 hours etc.
Frankly I am sick of this problem with apple and you might be interested but I have downloaded a program called Blurb which is actually much more comprehensive for making a book than the apple version in iPhoto. I have also seen one of the books produced and they are extremely good,so I am going to do this and perhaps sort out the apple problem in due course.
Thanks both of you for your help and suggestions - no doubt I shall be back with some problem in the future!!
Have a good Christmas.
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