9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2013 12:20 PM by VRS
VRS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After clicking on "Photos" in left sidebar and while viewing photos, I discovered a photo in one event that should not be in that event but in the preceding event.  I clicked on the photo and drag it to the preceding event and it was placed in that event. However, the event from which it was dragged, disappeared and was trashed by the process.

 

How can I move photos from one event to another without losing the event that they were in?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Vernon


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • 1. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    You can't have an empty Event. If you remove the photos from an Event it goes away.

  • 2. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    Are you sure the default date of the Event from which the photo was moved didn't change with the removal of that photo and it's now in a different location in the list of events?

     

    OT

  • 3. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    VRS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Terrence DEvlin,  The photo was a single photo removed from an event that contained other photos. The entire event disappeared and is not available or viewable in "Photos" or "Events".

     

    Vernon

  • 4. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    VRS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Old Toad,

     

    No, I haven't found the event in any location in "Events" or in "Photos"

     

    Vernon

  • 5. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    We have a couple more possible solutions:

     

    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.

     

     

    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.

     

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    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.

     

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    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.

     

    Maybe one of these will bring that event back to the front if the photos are still in the library but just not linked to iPhoto.

  • 6. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    VRS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks - I do have Library Manager and will try your suggestions at a later time when I have more time to work on it.

     

    I appreciate your suggestions and help,

     

    Vernon

  • 7. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    If you don't have the latest version of iPLM, i.e. V4, get it. It's so much better.

  • 8. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    VRS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info and will do.

    vernon

  • 9. Re: Moving photo from event deletes entire event
    VRS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the update tip; however, when I updated, it was 3.8.6 - is that because I use an MBPro?

     

    Also, rebuilding the library as suggested did not solve the problem - plus when I returned to the original library, the event in question was no longer there but was as it was when I previously had moved the single photo from it to another event!  I don't fault the program for that because I may not be remembering that I quit  iPhoto while it was in the later state without restoring the moved photo to its original place.

     

    Thanks again for your help and suggestions,

     

    Vernon