2 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2010 10:42 AM by Terence Devlin
FUGW Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I am trying to create a slide show using photos from different events. I duplicated some photos and created a new event, but the photos appear blurry. In the original event when I open the pictures I want iphoto makes an "autofocus", but not in the new folder. Why would this happen and more importantly any ideas on how to solve this issue.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 points)
    Why make a new Event?
    Just make a new Album and drag the photos you want into it.
    This will not make duplicates it will just point to the originals in the events.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,990 points)
    Ian is right about using an Album for the job. Plus, in an Album you can drag the pics into any order you want, which you cannot do with Events.

    As to the blurriness: try trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder. (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)

    *What's the plist file?*

    For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.