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Moved pictures from old hard drive but much more than I actually have !!

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)

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

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 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,

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        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

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      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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)

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

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,075 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

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,075 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

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