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Bug using iPhoto on Macbook Pro Retina

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MrPonx Calculating status...
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May 6, 2013 11:01 AM

Hi Guys,

 

First post.

 

I have the new Macbook Pro Retina 13"

 

Whenever I use iPhoto, as soon as I go to another program and come back it takes me to "Last import" folder regardless of where I was.

 

Is there a fix for this bug? It's really annoying

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • LowLuster Level 6 Level 6 (11,785 points)
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    May 8, 2013 2:16 AM (in response to MrPonx)

    You would be bettr posting this in the iphoto forum. I'll ask for it to be moved.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    May 8, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to MrPonx)

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

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    May 9, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to MrPonx)

    That was just a test.  Next we would run some repair routines on your original library but since it corrected itself there's no need to. The problem may have been a damaged preference file and creating a new library may have fixed it. 

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Jun 2, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to MrPonx)

    Whenever I use iPhoto, as soon as I go to another program and come back it takes me to "Last import" folder regardless of where I was.

     

    Another user suggested the following:

     

    Go to your Pictures Folder and find the iPhoto Library there. Right (or Control-) Click on the icon and select 'Show Package Contents'. A finder window will open with the Library exposed.

     

     

    Look there for a Folder called 'Import' or 'Importing'.

     

    Is there anything in it?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Aug 2, 2013 5:32 PM (in response to MrPonx)

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button,

                                iPhoto Library Manager002.jpg 

        and select the library you want to add from those in the selection window.

         

      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

     

                  iPhoto Library Manager001.jpg

     

     

      1. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      2. Click on the Create button.

     

    Note 1: 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 2:  Your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.

     

    If the new library doesn't work properly try this:

     

    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.

     

    open.PNG

     

     

    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.

     

    iPhotolibcontents.PNG

     

     

    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.

     

    In either case your current library will be untouched for further testing if necessary.

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