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Problem with deleting photos in iPhoto

1608 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2009 4:43 AM by sirslabknit RSS
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Nov 14, 2009 7:07 AM
Until recently when deleting a photo in iPhoto, the screen advanced automatically to the next photo having moved the photo to trash. Now the deleted photo remains displayed on screen, and I have to press the right cursor key to advance to the next photo. (The photo is indeed deleted which I can check pressing the left cursor key). This new behaviour is inconvenient and annoying.

I have just tested the same facility on my Macbook, and the original behaviour, i.e. moving to the next picture after deletion works fine.

Am I missing something?
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 14, 2009 7:18 AM (in response to sirslabknit)
    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.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Nov 14, 2009 10:15 AM (in response to sirslabknit)
    1 - make sure you have a current backup (you ALWAYS must have a current backup - things will happen)

    2 - rebuild from the last automatic database backup

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 14, 2009 11:57 PM (in response to sirslabknit)
    s that what is meant by "automatic backup"?


    No this is an option when you hold the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto.

    I have also copied the whole of iPhoto library to my desktop.


    From where? Why?

    Use the Rebuild Options that iPhoto offers.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 15, 2009 1:51 PM (in response to sirslabknit)
    My apologies:

    The rebuild function is accessed by holding the *command and option (or alt) keys* .
    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 16, 2009 4:42 AM (in response to sirslabknit)
    That's a large library but iPhoto is rated for more than twice that - i.e. 250,000 images.

    It suggests to me that there is this minor corruption in the database, and it's in the back up too.

    As the library is large you may not want to go for the next stage:

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords 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
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM

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