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  • 30. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The new folder that was created was in the "album" section

  • 31. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)

    You didn't hide them per chance?  While viewing the smart album or Trash bin do this:

    iPhoto001.jpg

  • 32. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, checked that and all seems fine but still no pics but they must be somewhere as the iphoto file in my pictures folder says there is 73 GB of them

     

    Tony

  • 33. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just closed iphoto again and re opened and it says there are 32000 pics in it and they momentarily showed up

  • 34. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That was in the smart folder I created

  • 35. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)

    The "trashed" photos dissappeared right after you applied the rating to them? Give this a go:

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button,

        iPhoto Library Manager002.jpg 

        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 Library ➙ Rebuild Library menu option

        iPhoto Library Manager001.jpg

      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.

     

    Note:  your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.

  • 36. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks, will give this a go and report back

     

    Tony

  • 37. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, set it going last night and looked like a long job so left it overnight but my machine must have gone to sleep twenty mins later so re-set that to three hours and left it again whilst I was doing other things this morning.

     

    Came back to it and its about a third done but iphoto was stuck so I left it twenty minutes with no joy so force quit iphoto and it automatically re started and I thought all was ok but everytime it imports an event it is asking do i want to import duplicates. I respond "dont import" and "apply to all duplicates" but it just keeps asking everytime.

     

    Is there a way round this ??

     

    I have been sat clicking away for half an hour and it is definitely moving forward but dont fancy doing for several hours

  • 38. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)

    Turn off all Energy Saving if you have to leave the process to itself. 

  • 39. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well its still going through the old library sorting things out but what a huge amount of time its taking.

     

    Must admit that between this and sorting out my iweb files it has meant the time spent on my new laptop has not been quite the most enjoyable first two weeks I anticipated but I feel the end is in sight lol

  • 40. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok well it looks like the iphoto library manager programme has done the trick and iphoto seems to be working ok and all the pics look fine. This is the current situation and rather than do anything else I thought I would ask for advice.

     

     

    The original iphoto library that was on my old hard drive and I incorrectly imported was 30gb and I still have a copy of that on my old drive and also in a folder on my desktop

     

    When it was imported it jumped to 73gb and according to my pictures folder is sat there along with the rebuilt iphoto library at 50gb

     

    Would the increase from 30gb to 50gb be accounted for by the addition of all the "faces" pictures that have been created that were not on my old laptop ??  and if so am I better sticking with the "rebuilt" 50gb iphoto library that is already sat in iphoto and seems fine rather than ditching it ( slowly ) and starting again with the original 30gb file ??

     

    Many thanks

     

    Tony

  • 41. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)

    Ok well it looks like the iphoto library manager programme has done the trick and iphoto seems to be working ok and all the pics look fine. This is the current situation and rather than do anything else I thought I would ask for advice.

    If it is fine then it is the one to use

     

    The original iphoto library that was on my old hard drive and I incorrectly imported was 30gb and I still have a copy of that on my old drive and also in a folder on my desktop

    It should be good too and I do not remember why you did not use it

     

    When it was imported it jumped to 73gb and according to my pictures folder is sat there along with the rebuilt iphoto library at 50gb

    It has no use unless there are photos in it that you do not have in your current library

     

    Would the increase from 30gb to 50gb be accounted for by the addition of all the "faces" pictures that have been created that were not on my old laptop ??

    No - the faces thjumbnails are tiny - it is accounted for by importing your old library into the new one which made each and every version of each photo and each fact thumbnail a new original with the resulting new thumbnail and some resulting new modified versions - that is why that library had virtually no use as noted above

     

    and if so am I better sticking with the "rebuilt" 50gb iphoto library that is already sat in iphoto and seems fine rather than ditching it ( slowly ) and starting again with the original 30gb file ??

    Only you can answer that - if the current library is fine and is not missing anything then I would use it - if it is not then you can try going back to the original library and starting over - but why?

     

    LN

  • 42. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I suppose the main reason is to save space and keep things neat and tidy. I am sure the original library was only around 12000 pictures (30gb) but the new one is around 50000 so there must be a lot of duplicates in or would that be all the "faces" that it has added ??

  • 43. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)

    again

     

    No - the faces thjumbnails are tiny - it is accounted for by importing your old library into the new one which made each and every version of each photo and each fact thumbnail a new original with the resulting new thumbnail and some resulting new modified versions - that is why that library had virtually no use as noted above

    If you import an iPhoto libray with 12,000 photos in it then yo ger 12,000 originals, 12,000 thumbnails, a bunch or (maybe 4000- 8000) modifieds plus all of the faces - so it is certainly possible to have 50,000 images in a 12,000 photo library - and in the new library each of these ia an original and gets a thumbnail and possibly a modified version - as explained before - this is why you NEVER import an iPhoto library into another iPhoto library

     

    LN

  • 44. Re: Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!
    tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In that case I think I will try to slowly move all the pictures to trash and empty it regularly then when iPhoto is empty I will follow the instructions to ensure my old pics are put in correctly. I am not in a major rush and would rather start with a clean sheet rather than compromise. I am away for a few days without my mac so will update later in the week. Once again thanks very much.

     

    Tony