11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 9:18 AM by Old Toad
Bassen28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have 2 iphoto libraries (intentionally).  In one of them, my iphoto "quick fixes" function properly (auto redeye correction, enhance, etc.).  In the other, the auto redeye won't stay checked and won't do anything.  The auto enhance does some very strange things with the color.  Any idea how to fix this?  I'd really appreciate the help!!!


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,850 points)

    Where are these Libraries stored?

  • 2. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Bassen28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi and thanks for your question!  The library that is not working correctly is stored on an external drive.  The one that is working fine is located on my hard drive.

  • 3. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    What is the format of the external drive? It should be Mac OS extended (journaled)

     

    LN

  • 4. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Bassen28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know.  How can I check?  Thanks for your help!

  • 5. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,700 points)

    Select the drive and type Command + i.  That will bring up the Info window for that drive:

    GetInfo.PNG

    The format will be listed.

     

    OT

  • 6. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Bassen28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just checked and it does say "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)".

  • 7. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,700 points)

    Is the ownership set to be ignored?  Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library on the EHD.  Import some photos and check to see if the same problem persists. If it doesn't then your library on the EHD is the culprit.

     

    If that's the case  Apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

    iP93rebuild.PNG

     

    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #3, followed by #4 and then #1 as needed.

     

    Fix #2

     

    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.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

  • 8. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Bassen28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I didn't see a place to set the ownership to be ignored.  What I have looks a little different:

    Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 10.32.39 PM.png

    I'm going to try out your next suggestion (new test library on the EHD) in the meanwhile.  Thank you!

  • 9. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Bassen28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I imported some photos into a new test library on the EHD.  The "enhance" button worked differently on the same photos in the different libraries.  I guess my library is the problem.  Thing is, it is not backed up because it is on my back-up drive.  Any suggestions on how to back this up temporarily while I fix the library without buying another expensive hard drive?

  • 10. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,850 points)

    Duplicate it.

     

    But it's a bit of a fool's game running without a back up.

  • 11. Re: Quick fixes are not working
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,700 points)

    That appears to be your Time Machine drive and you can't set ownership on it. 

     

    A reason you shouldn't be running a library from it is that TM will keep making backups until it runs out of space and then delete older backups to make room.  However, in the process, it will eventually squeeze the free space that the iPhoto library will need and cause it to have problems. 

     

    If the EHD is large enough you could partition it into 2 partitions, one for TM and one for you library with enought room for expansion.  But that would require reformattiing the drive and losing your current TM backups.

     

    Best to get a separate EHD for your library (and other files that you might want to store there rather than on your boot drive.