9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2008 1:02 PM by mactoronto
Lougoose Level 4 (3,040 points)
Ok. So I have an itty bitty issue.

I want to sync photos from iPhoto with my iPhone, but whenever I enable this in iTunes, it shows 0 next to whatever I want to sync. I know this is not the case.

I have already restored my iPhone...twice. As a New Phone.

I believe this started after I rebuilt my iPhoto library.

Can anyone help me?


 2 17" iMac Intel Duos 1GB  2 AEXs  750GB WD HDD  everything up-to-date , Mac OS X (10.5.2),  |512 Shuffle, 2 4GB minis, 1, 2, 8GB nanos, 16GB touch|  2x 8GB iPhone 
  • Damon M. Level 4 (3,695 points)
    One thing that might help out.

    Quit any applications that you might have open.
    Open isync found in your applications folder.
    Open the isync preferences.
    Click the button to reset sync history.
    Quit isync.
    Now open itunes, connect your iphone and try to sync pictures again.

    Also, try syncing to a folder instead of iphoto to see if that works.

    Hope this helps.
  • Lougoose Level 4 (3,040 points)
    After a while, I figured it out. Turns out I had the wrong permissions on the iPhoto Library (it is in a shared location). Wow.
  • mactoronto Level 1 (15 points)
    How did you fix this? I am having the same problem...
  • Lougoose Level 4 (3,040 points)
    to change permissions:
    Find yur iPhoto library (in User/Photos unless you changed it. Then, right click the folder, click Get Info. Change the permissions as you wish.
  • mactoronto Level 1 (15 points)
    Yeah, I did try that after I read your original post... didn't solve the problem...
  • TaylorSmith164 Level 1 (0 points)
    If on a windows machine, this worked for me...I had exactly the same issue but just fixed it. This fix may help you too.

    Look in your pictures folder (the master folder that holds the sub-folders you want to sync with). Look for a folder in there called "Ipod PHOTO cache" (or something very similar to that. Delete it. Then go back and sync again. It will ask you if you want to associate your new iphone with these folders - say yes. Problem solved. Hope that helps you too.
  • mactoronto Level 1 (15 points)
    I'm using a Mac machine... and I did just what you suggested... worked like a charm! Dude, you're a genius! I was on the phone with Apple for a hour and a half... no luck..

  • Lougoose Level 4 (3,040 points)
    Thos works slightly differently on a mac.

    Just so yu knows here is how to do it:

    iPhoto 08:
    Find the iPhoto library ( it will look like a single file. Right click it, and click Show Package Contents. That gives you a view of all the folders and such, where you can find the iPod photo cache.

    iPhoto 06:
    I believe iris similar to the Windows instructions.
  • mactoronto Level 1 (15 points)
    Yep, thanks Lou... got it done... perfect help guys... ! Very grateful!