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170 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 17, 2013 12:05 AM by Terence Devlin RSS
poppalocs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 16, 2013 3:48 PM

I've read so much about how iPhoto *****. I want to like it, but right now I'm pretty P.O.'d at iPhoto. To make matters worse, I have my computer syncing and that seems to create additional files too. Argh.


Any recommendations, suggestions on how to fix or for better software appreciated!

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.9 GHz i7; 8GB DDR3
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 12:05 AM (in response to poppalocs)

    Remember: we cannot see your machine. Neither can we read your mind. If you have a question you need to put it in a way another person can understand.


    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.



    Posts that consist of "iPhoto doesn't work. Help" or "iPhoto won't print" or "Suddenly I have no photos!!!!!!!!!!" mean that any helper is simply guessing. More information means you get better assistance.


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