Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:08 PM (in response to wardhippie)
Ok, if I copy the photo from Finder to my desktop, delete the photo from the library in Finder, then import into iPhoto, it works. I don't want to have to do that with all of them ... and I don't even know which photos are missing!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 11:07 PM (in response to wardhippie)
Remember: we cannot see your machine. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS. So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like :
- What version of iPhoto.
- What version of the Operating System.
- Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.
- History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted?
- Are there error messages?
- What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.
- Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?
Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 7:07 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
iPhoto 11, 9.4.2
OS X 10.8.2
iMac 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
1. A few months ago, I noticed photos missing from iPhoto.
2. Restarted iPhoto. No help.
3. Rebuilt library. Didn't notice any help.
4. Rebuilt database. Didn't notice any help.
5. Noticed an iPhoto event called "Recovered Photos" with some items I thought were missing. Looked around and found a couple other events with the same name, also containing missing photos.
6. Moved the recovered photos back to their proper events.
7. A month or so later, notice more missing photos.
8. Search for the missing file name in iPhoto and don't find it.
9. Look for any Recovered Photos events, but don't find any.
10. Do a search for the missing file name find it in Finder under my iPhoto library -> Masters -> 2009 -> Archive Folder.
11. Attempt to the file from that location back into iPhoto. iPhoto said the photos were already in the library.
12. Search again in iPhoto for file name. Don't find it.
13. Cut and paste file from Archive Folder to desktop. Drag into iPhoto. Successful import. Move to proper event.
14. Rebuilt library. Didn't notice any help.
15. Rebuilt database. Didn't notice any help. Still no new Recovered Photos events.
How I use iPhoto: Import photos and movies from two different iPhones and one Sony camera. Used to use photos in iWeb, but don't anymore. Share photos on Facebook.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to wardhippie)
Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)
This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.
Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 7:57 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Downloaded iPhoto Library Manager (which I may continute to use) and rebuilt the library (which is under Library -> Rebuild), checking the boxes to both include photos in the trash and to scavenge for orphaned photos. The preview of the rebuilt library had over 7,000 more photos in it than the old library. I ran a duplicate search and found >4,000 duplicates ... and that I had to buy the software to do anything to them (i.e., move them to the trash). Probably worth the $30.