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Photos edited in iPhoto not syncing to iPod

538 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2013 10:09 PM by tarkin RSS
tarkin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Mar 17, 2013 6:46 AM

Using iPhoto 8.1.2, iTunes 10.6.3, iPod touch 3rd gen iOS 5.1.1, iPad 3 OS


I have an album in iPhoto that I synced to my iPod touch.  Then, I edited photos in this album and tried to resync to iPod. 


The edited photos are still appearing as unedited on the iPod/iPad.  I tried removing all photos from the iPod/iPad and resyncing, restarting etc.  Still can't get the edited photos to update on the iPod/iPad.  I also made sure the iPod Photo Cache folder was emptied before syncing.


Any idea on how to get these photos to update on my iPod and iPad?

iMac G5 20, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 20 inch 2.1 GHz G5 iMac
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to tarkin)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos, edit them and test to see if the same syncing problem with edited photos persists.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:42 AM (in response to tarkin)

    That test confirms that the problem lies in your original library.  Threrefore  apply the two fixes below on it as needed: 


    Fix #1


    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.




    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #3, followed by #4 and then #1 as needed.


    Fix #2


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


    1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.


    2 - click on the Add Library button, 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 File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option.


    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. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to tarkin)

    Do the last 3.


  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Mar 21, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to tarkin)

    Go back to your original library, create a new album and drag the photos from the problem album into it. Delete the original album and try to sync the new one.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Mar 22, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to tarkin)



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