Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to Bermudapilot)
Thanx for this awesome workaround. Sounds like this could really work!
I've just one question left: What happens with pictures you've edited within iphoto? Which Version do you have in your new iphoto library? The original one? The edited one? Or both (so can restore an edited pic to the original pic)?
Thank you for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to flyjo)
The solution he presents creates a new library with just the current (edited) versions of the photos - no revert to original, no faces
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to LarryHN)
Thanks for your reply LN.
I tried this solution but noticed that the original photos (and not the edited) are in the trash and later in the new iphoto library...
So this solution doesn't work for me as i've spent days editing alle my pictures...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 3:24 AM (in response to rwross1776)
Just popped in to say I'm having this exact same problem. Loads of events with the same date (even though I don't have events with dates, they're all named).
How does one go about reporting this to Apple? The reason I bought a 64gb iPad is to store my 30k photos on it, so I'd really like this fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 3:45 AM (in response to jimmirock)
iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback to report to Apple.
The reason I bought a 64gb iPad is to store my 30k photos on it
You realise that all your iPad will get from iPhoto are the Previews?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 3:48 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Odd that you'd pick up on that. Yep, fully aware. But I don't think the people viewing are going to be that bothered (people in care homes, kids etc).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 3:55 AM (in response to jimmirock)
I just noticed that you said "store"...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to rwross1776)
Suggest that you export all your photos (to a new folder) and then delete all the photos from iPhoto. Then import the photos back in. Helped me restore my library when I had a similar problem.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to thinkmilo)
That's a lot of unnecessary work to do that. Give this a try if you want to start ofver from scratch:
Starting over from scratch with new library
Start over with a new library and import the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from your original library as follows:
1. Open the library package like this.
2. Launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.
3. Drag the subfolders of the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from the open iPhoto Library package into the open iPhoto window a few at a time.
This will create a new library with the same Events (but not necessarily the same Event names) as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.
Note: your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 6:33 PM (in response to Old Toad)
This worked perfectly fine for me. I was able to get my 3 "empty events" loaded with pictures again. Thanks for the fix!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 3:23 AM (in response to rwross1776)
I still had phantom single-date events with one photo in each showing in iTunes but not in iPhoto even after upgrading to iTunes v11.0.2 and iPhoto v9.4.3. The problem had been there for me for several months and updating all the apps made no difference. I was reluctant to try some of the suggestins here as that would involve loosing years of iPhoto work.
So I did some lateral thinking and had the idea that, since Aperture and iPhoto can open each other's libraries it might be worth a try to open the troublesome iPhoto library in Aperture. This won't be suitable for everyone of course as you need access to Aperture, but it worked on my library.
In Aperture the phantom events showed up and I was able to delete them (and empty the trash before leaving Aperture). Back in iPhoto everything looked OK and they had gone in iTunes. After syncing they had gone from the iPad.
This might be worth a try if you have some access to Aperture. Make sure you have a good back-up of the library before trying this of course.
Message was edited by: Nigel Goodman to correct spelling!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 10:00 PM (in response to Nigel Goodman)
The Aperture trick worked for me. All the phantom events showed up in Aperture and when I hovered over them they showed zero contents but when I selected and deleted them, the trash filled with images from them. I deleted the Aperture trash then dragged the images out of the finder trash to a folder on the desktop to make sure that I wasn't tossing out my only copy of something. All the images were intact and were openable in Photoshop etc. I opened iTunes and the phantom events were gone. I'll have to go through and make sure all the images I rescued from the trash are in my iPhoto Library but it looks like they were all images that I had deleted previously in iPhoto. There's just one leftover from all this and that's 3 folders named "Recovered Folder (1,2 & 3)" under Albums in the iTunes Photos tab that I would like to get rid of. They don't show up in iPhoto. Well done Nigel! I'm now off to the Genius Bar to tell the guy there about this as his only advice was to rebuild the database and if that didn't work, to export all the images to a folder and start a new library.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to rwross1776)
See the post by Old Toad over here:
He references using iPhoto Library Manager to create a fresh library. I did it, worked perfectly.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 5:21 PM (in response to Rendasher)
I ended up creating another library with iPhoto Library Manager too. The phantom folders showed up in the new library and I was able to delete them.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to rwross1776)
I think I've found a solution everyone... if you have Aperture installed as well! I wanted to try to remove iPhoto and redownload from Appstore to see if this may help, after many attempts to delete specific .plist files or rebuild/repairing library and after editing .xml data was unable to resolve the issue of "phantom events" showing in iTunes.
Turns out with Aperture, the solution is a breeze. When I had deleted iPhoto, I double-clicked the iPhoto Library and opened it in Aperture. AMAZINGLY, the phatom events were present under projects! I deleted the projects (which showed photos, but totaled 0) and after opening up the iPhoto Library again in iPhoto, VOILA! The next time I launched iTunes, the events were removed, and I was finally able to sync all photos and events on my iOS devices
I don't know if I had opened the library at some point in Aperture and photostream synced them in as projects and the slight differences in photo management between the two programs prevented me from ever seeing these in iPhoto, and if this makes my circumstances unique when compared to the rest of those with this issue, but this definitely worked for me! I'll be providing the feedback to Apple though!