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Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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Jul 10, 2013 2:03 PM

Until a few minutes ago, I was able to arrange photos within my iPhoto library by simply dragging  them. It was so convenient. Other photos just moved out of the way to make things easier. Now, however, although I can still drag  photos, I can't get them to stay anywhere. I'm sure the fix is easy, but what is it?

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to Niku)

    This works in Albums and not Events or Photos view.

     

    Regards

     

    TD

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:35 PM (in response to Niku)

    Your photos go to the Library, that's the only place they go, ever.

     

    Events and Photos are ways of looking at the Library - different doorways to the same room.

     

    There are no other places, no other files or folders than the Library.

     

    Everything else is a list, not a place.

     

    Last 12 months is a list of photos from... the last 12 months. Last Import is a list of the files in the last import. An Album is a list of images you decide should go together. A Smart Album is the result of a search and so on.

     

    So the Library is where everything lives.

     

    Now you need to start thinking in iPhoto terminology.

     

    There are no files in iPhoto. There are Photos, in Albums and Events. Folders can contain only Albums or other Folders.

     

    So I have no idea what you mean by "special single-purpose files"

     

    Regards

     

    TD

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 11:06 PM (in response to Niku)

    B., C., D., are not Places. They are Lists.

     

    So are Faces and Places. Lists.

     

    The Only Place is Library. Events and Photos are the same thing. Two ways of looking at exactly the same thing. Two windows to the same room. To views of the same material. If it's in Photos then it's in Events and vice versa.

     

    It is possible that 'Last 12 Months' lists all your Photos, but only if all your photos are taken in the last 12 months.

     

    Events (and Photos) contain all your images.

     

     

    You say that there are no files in iPhoto. I can acept that. I had been calling graphs, or written material, etc.   files, but I can see why you call them photos. That's okay with me.

     

     

    You have also been using the word 'file' for Albums (at least) as in 'In my "sheet music" file...' So, you're using 'file' to denote individual items and arbritrary groups of items interchangeably. The problem with that is it's hard for me to give accurate information as your use of the word is ambiguous.

  • SantaBarbaraRealtor Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 5:50 PM (in response to Niku)

    I'm having the same problem. I cannot drag and drop photos in albums. I used to be able to do this. It's frustrating, because I'm in Real Estate, and when I have several shots of the same room or facade, I need them to be side by side to decide which one to keep. Can you help me with this?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to SantaBarbaraRealtor)

    1 - have you read the thread carefully?

     

    2 - are you speaking of iPhoto albums? Or some othr iPhoto entity?

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 7:45 PM (in response to Niku)

    No - I was talking to the latest poster

     

    But since you have no interst in actually understanding iPhoto and how all Databases work it probably is good that you dropped out

     

    You all have a great day you hear!

     

    LN

  • SantaBarbaraRealtor Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 7:54 PM (in response to Niku)

    Niku

    Yes, I was talking to you. And agreed on the guy "helping" you, i.e.,talking down to you.

    I figured it out. Put the photos you want to rearrange into an album(you're calling it a file). Then you can drop and drag them.

    It's confusing. Just remember not to try to do it anywhere but there. In the actual photos, they stay in the order they

    were input in, because that's your library, the root to all the other places, e.g., events, albums, etc.

    Get it? It took me a while, too. And I already knew it from before, but I hadn't done it in a while.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:16 PM (in response to SantaBarbaraRealtor)

    Correct - it is easy in an album

     

    You generally have the concept which if you want to use iPhoto is critical

     

    LN

  • JimRandom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2013 6:56 PM (in response to Niku)

    Similar issue here. I am unable to drag photos from the library into Albums. The Albums will not accept the photos.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Sep 24, 2013 8:48 PM (in response to JimRandom)

    JimRandom wrote:

     

    Similar issue here. I am unable to drag photos from the library into Albums. The Albums will not accept the photos.

    If you want an answer you have to provide details including the version of iPhoto and what happens when you try as well as exactly what you are doing

     

    LN

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