Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 11:23 PM (in response to sligneedshelp)
Sorry but you actually need to share information if you want answers
For example you say that you have iPhoto 5, 6, '09 and '11 - if you want help you need to provide accurate, concise information
Today I scanned a picture to iphoto
That is not possible - iPhoto has no scanning capability and you can not do anything except "import" into iPhoto - exactly what you did is critical to being able to helping you
The first time i scanned the photo, it came out a little blurry, but it saved to iphoto.
Again exactly what you did is critical - you can not "save" to iPhoto
The second time I scanned the photo it came out clear and saved to iphoto
same comment again
I tried to crop the photo in the "edit" option, but after a few seconds it said format not supported
And we need to know what format it is - and possibly what color profile (iPhoto only supports RGB)
After that it said something like updating library format and im not 100% sure but i think you had to press accept...
And yet another detail that is critical to helping
Is there any way to reverse this or to fix this problem?
Since you have provides no information beyond numerous problems one can only guess - but the most likely answer is to restore your backup from before the problem occurred
Does this have anything to do with thumbnails?
Probably not - but not way to tell with no information
Why would iphoto update the library to only make the photos smaller and in less resolution?
It does not
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 8:48 AM (in response to LarryHN)
Sorry for the lack of communication, I will try to clarify things.
1) I scanned a photo using a cannon scanner/printer. After the photo scanned, (Its the new imac late 2012 so I would assume its iphoto '11) I pressed done on the printer/scanner app. iphoto popped up and the picture appeared on there. So i guess that is "importing."
2) When I scanned a second time I adjusted the scanning resolution in the settings on the cannon application.
I pressed done and the photo appeared onto iphoto again. I wanted to crop and retouch the photo in the "edit" option. When I tried to, it said format not supported. Then an option showed up and said something about "updating your library to the same format". I pressed ok and then a loading screen showed up. It took about 15 minutes to complete.
When it was done it started to load thumbnails and I pressed finish later. When I looked at the pictures in the library some of them were smaller and blurry. The ones that were like this were not scattered through out but they were in rows. All these photos were originally supported by iphoto because they were in iphoto in the first place. It was only when I scanned a picture and it imported to iphoto that there was an issue with the rest of the pictures in the library.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to sligneedshelp)
Are these color photo and what are the file extensions that get attached to them. Can you scan one to the desktop and check it with Preview?
Is it only the scanned photos that are looking fuzzy? Did you bring over a old library to your new iMac? If so how did you bring it over? You didn't import the library into a new iibrary on your iMac did you? If so that was the wrong thing to do.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to Old Toad)
All the photos are in color, (the originals and the photo copies). I dont know how to find out the file extensions. You can scan a picture and see a preview in the cannon application. It is not the scanned photos that are blurry, but some of the other photos already in the library(not all). I did bring over an old library from an old gateway desktop but it was transfered with a harddrive. Keep in mind that all the photos in the library were all the same size eventhough they were taken with different cameras before I scanned the picture that I imported it to iphoto.