Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 1:26 AM (in response to pilgrim09)
We've seen a few reports of this in the past while and no one is sure of the cause.
Use the File -> Export command. See this User Tip
for details of the options the Export Dialogue offers.
If you're interested in your Photos then this workflow
The trouble is, after moving images to folders/hard drives I subsequently delete them from iphoto to keep my macbook airs HDD with some space.
means you are losing quality, metadata and the version of control. If you don't want these why use iPhoto at all?
You could just move the whole Library to an external:
Make sure the drive is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
1. Quit iPhoto
2. Copy the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to the External Disk.
3. Hold down the option (or alt) key while launching iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and navigate to the new location. From that point on this will be the default location of your library.
4. Test the library and when you're sure all is well, trash the one on your internal HD to free up space.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 1:50 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I use iPhoto because im often away from my time capsule travelling. Its therefore the default picture manager on my macbook untill such a time I return and colate to another HDD.
I use iphoto on my ipad and iphone without much complaint so it "made sense" to run the same program on my laptop.. until this problem appeared to me. ..How else can i import pics from iphone etc?
I can individually copy/ paste the edited files to say, the desktop or whereever, but if i try select all then copy/paste its not taking the edited pics across???
Thanks for the file>export option, id never considered it because drag/dropping seems alot more straight forward and works seemlisly in every other mac application that I use. Ive just had a quick play with this and its flawed. .... so it now copies the correct "picture count" / number of files to the new destination... I checked the pictures that should be edited/adjusted and they've just reverted to copies of the origionals??? (though they hold their new image title) i.e img_5758 (an edited version of img_5756) has copied but has not carried the editing with it????
any help please
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 1:56 AM (in response to pilgrim09)
..further playing around I think I understand that export was due to settings be set to "origional" rather than "current"... I hope this fixes things. thanks terence for the link and help.
It would still be far more user friendly if Apple made it simple though. drag pics and there info to wherever you want without having anything change, why would anyone not want this!!???
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 2:01 AM (in response to pilgrim09)
why would anyone not want this!!???
Is always a dangerous question. Here's one simple scenario: I was to use a snap in a word processing document. For that I don't need the full size original, I don't want the original with the red-eye not fixed, I want the edited version. Because it's going into a Word Processing document, I don't need metadata and so on... So, drag and drop works pefectly in that scenario.
The scenario you are using makes no sense if you use iPhoto. It's a lossless processor and designed to manage your photos. What you're doing is ultimately not using it to manage your photos. You're taking them out of iPhoto to the Finder, which you're using for the job. So, you're taking a lossless process and using an app designed specifically for the purpose, and trying to turn it into a lossy process.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 11:22 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
some of my photos in an event, I'll right click and hit copy.... and I don't have a paste option??? greyed out in photo and doesn't show up at all on desktop.
i.e. if I wanted to paste into a different event in iphoto. or if I just want to paste to my desk top to say upload to a site (and I don't care about meta data). From what I can tell, seems most are taken with an iphoto that don't allow this copy/paste option. Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to Tigervision)
See my reply to your other post.