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Restoring photos from 9.4.3 to current 9.5 iPhoto

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looked and didnt really see this question....but in my situation i have a small album that was deleted, and when I go back with the time machine, to restore that album (actually full iphoto), it goes through the process, but gives a comment about 9.4.3 being out of date and will not restore to the current 9.5 that I am running.  I can with a lot of work restore the album manually from my library, but very time consuming and was hoping just to get it from a stored date on the time capsule......but not successfull.

 

Any suggestions.......I am afraid to delete iphoto 9.5.....but if I did, would that then make the 9.4.3 the default if I attempted to restore it?  Dont want to go from the frying pan to the fire......

 

Thanks in advance.

imac 3.06 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

    ..but in my situation i have a small album that was deleted, and when I go back with the time machine, to restore that album (actually full iphoto), it goes through the process, but gives a comment about 9.4.3 being out of date and will not restore to the current 9.5

    What are you trying to restore from Time Machine?

     

    To restore your album, you need to restore the iPhoto Library, not the iPhoto 9.4.3 application.

     

    And I'd not restore the older library on top of your current library, or you will lose all photos that you imported since you deleted the album. Try to restore the iPhoto library to a different folder. Then you can open that library and export the photos in that album to a folder on your Desktop, so you can browse the photos at the same time as your current iPhoto library. Perhaps this way you can easier recreate the album in your current library. It is not possible directly to import albums from a different iPhoto library. You could import the photos again, that the album contains, but that would create duplicates.

    What kind of album is it? A slideshow, or a book album?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

    Am I trying to restore the wrong thing?  I go back in time on the time capsule, and find iphoto in applications, and tried to restore from there....should I be restoring from another document.....?

    Yes, need to restore the iPhoto Library, not the iPhoto Application.

     

    Your iPhoto Library is probably in the default location in your "Pictures" folder. It should look like fan of pictures.

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    Open Time Machine, with the "Pictures" folder selected, then resore to the iPhoto library. I would not restore it on top of your current iPhoto Library, but rename the current library, before you restore the older version.  Once it is restored to the Pictures folder, you can open it it in iPhoto by double-clicking it.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

    Great! You are welcome 

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