Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to bderms)
Have you tried to rebuild your iPhoto 8.1.2 library using the library first aid tools in iPhoto 8.1.2? Do you still have iPhoto 8.1.2 running on your system or can you restore it from your backup? Rebuilding with iPhoto's First aid Tools will preserve all edits and products.
And only after the library has been rebuild, then to upgrade to iPhoto '11?
It is safer to do the update with a library that is in working condition.
Before you try to rebuild, make sure you have a backup of the library.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to bderms)
Since we do not know exactly what you did and how you did it there is no way to tell what went wrong - do you still have a working iPhoto '09 with its library? If so try Back up your iPhoto '09 library, Depress and hold the option (alt) and command keys and launch iPhoto '09 - rebuild your iPhoto '09 library - test it and tehn do the upgrade to iPhoto '11
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to léonie)
Yes I already tried rebuilding8.1.2 several times. I still have 8.1.2 loaded and the library loads just fine with all the edits. It's just that iPhoto 11 rejects that library when I try to upgrade, as it just crashes. The iPhoto library manager trick worked great except for the big problem of 'disappearing' edits. I think the actual files are loaded onto the new compatible library I created but they aren't showing up on iPhoto 11. I tried rebuilding the iPhoto 11 library to make them appear but no luck.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to LarryHN)
Another thing to try - use IPLM to rebuild the iPhoto '09 library - check it with iPhoto '09 and if it is ok then upgrade to iphoto '11
And please post what you have tried - this is really slow to make suggestions only to have you come back with "I already tried that" - knowing what has been tried will save all of us a lot of time
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to LarryHN)
Point taken. The issue with this technique that you suggested is that iPLM defaults to rebuilding the library in 9.4.3 format, so it won't be able to be loaded into iphoto 09 before upgrading. I suppose I could uninstall iphoto 11 and start over and see if that works.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to bderms)
So this is the weird thing - When I look at the new library in iphoto 11 that I created under the iPLM explorer, all the edits/modified versions appear there but not in the actual iphoto 11. I tried rebuilding the iphoto 11 library again but no luck in solving the issue. Aside from reimporting the modified versions manually, not sure what else to do.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to bderms)
When I look at the new library in iphoto 11 that I created under the iPLM explorer, all the edits/modified versions appear there but not in the actual iphoto 11.
I'm not understanding this comment
Are you saying that they appear in IPLM but not in iPhoto? If so it may make sense to contact IPLM support and see what they can add to this discussion
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 8:20 PM (in response to LarryHN)
iphoto library manager allows you to explore the library created. WHen I view the new library that I created for iphoto 11 within the iPLM explorer manager, the photos that were edited appear edited. However, in iphoto 11, the pictures that have previously been edited do not appear edited. In fact, when trying to reveal in finder the modified versions, they only link to the 'masters' versions (even though I can actually see the modified versions are there in the file structure). Does that clarify?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 10:38 PM (in response to bderms)
SOLVED: Seems really stupid when you hear the solution, but I decided to delete iphoto 09 and leave just iphoto 11 as the only version on the computer. When I loaded the iphoto09 library into iphoto 11, now it started upgrading. Go figure. Thanks everyone for their help.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to bderms)