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Front Row acquires iPhoto Pictures; How do I correct this?

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The program Front Row has captured my pictures from iPhoto.  How do I return the photos to iPhoto?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)

    Have they been removed from iPhoto?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)

    That has nothing to do with iPhoto - you need help from Front Row support


    Maybe if you explained what you did and what happened and what you need more clearly someone could help


    Details like version of iPhoto you have - exactly what you mean by "Front Row has captured you photos form iPhoto" and what exactly you mean by "returning them to iPhoto"


    You can not 'return" any photo to iPhoto - you must import photos to iPhoto - but if somehow you moved photos out of the iphoto library using another program or the finder then you library is trash and you will have to start over



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)

    Well they are not "in" Front Row.


    Try these for your iPhoto issue:


    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)



    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.



    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. 





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