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Quick fixes are not working

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Bassen28 Calculating status...
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Jan 13, 2013 9:07 AM

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)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 12:12 PM (in response to Bassen28)

    Where are these Libraries stored?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to Bassen28)

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



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:25 PM (in response to Bassen28)

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


    The format will be listed.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to Bassen28)

    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.




    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.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:12 PM (in response to Bassen28)

    Duplicate it.


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

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to Bassen28)

    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.


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