5 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2013 4:38 PM by mary louis
mary louis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • 1. Re: Front Row acquires iPhoto Pictures; How do I correct this?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)

    Have they been removed from iPhoto?

  • 2. Re: Front Row acquires iPhoto Pictures; How do I correct this?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 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

     

    LN

  • 3. Re: Front Row acquires iPhoto Pictures; How do I correct this?
    mary louis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the prompt reply Terence & Larry. 

     

    My version of iPhoto is  9.2.3 (629.52); Snow Leopard; Mac OSX 10.6.8.

     

    I downloaded an app called LVN to save my Photo Booth video to a format my sons could view on their TV or Apple PCs.  Once I downloaded LVN I noticed my iPhoto pictures could not be viewed when I opened iPhoto (the screen is grayed-out with the counter continuously spinning).

     

    Recognizing the download had most likely created this issue, I deleted LVN; believing it would release my photos to their original iPhoto Library.  It did not happen; iPhoto is still grayed out and the counter continues to spin.

     

    Searching the Apple Apps folder, I came upon Front Row and opened the program.  I'm pleased to see my photos can be viewed there; which leads me to HOPE I did not lose them.  I'm new to Apple, so I don't know how to "export" the photos from Front Row to iPhoto.

     

    Mary Louise

  • 4. Re: Front Row acquires iPhoto Pictures; How do I correct this?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 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. 

    Regards

     

    TD 

  • 5. Re: Front Row acquires iPhoto Pictures; How do I correct this?
    mary louis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The pictures were not viewable by iPhoto. 

     

    Today, 4-30-13, I attended an upgrade (to Mountain Lion) class and was able to retrieve the photos (from my  IPhoto Library).  The tech showed me the pictures to make sure they were the ones I was missing.  She created a second iPhoto library and copied the "master" file from the first library to the new second library.  I now can see and utilize the photos. 

     

    I will create a Time Machine back-up on an external drive and back-all the photos/videos there.  It was a hard way to learn the value of Time Machine, yet it was a great way to meet the staff at the Rancho Cucamong, CA, store and learn the "how to" of fixing the problem.

     

    Thank you for your ideas Larry and Terence.

     

    Appreciatively,

    Mary Louise