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  • Justin Cohen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks for the quick reply, Terence. I don't mind starting over from scracth. I assume I can copy my pics out and then import them back into iPhoto 9.

    Is it a simple matter of installing iPhoto 09 from the iLife 09 disk to put iPhoto 09 back on my machine?

    I actually still have iPhoto 09 on an older computer. I could load my pics into there and then use that library if it makes this process any easier.

    I'm happy with iMovie 11 so I want to make sure I don't revert that app when I revert to iPhoto 09.

    Thanks for your help!
    Justin
  • Adam Woodhams Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Justin Cohen wrote:
    If anyone has suggestions for how I can revert to iPhoto 09 without a Time Machine backup, I'd be much obliged.


    Hmmm, that is difficult.
    The problem is that an 'upgrade' rewrites a lot of information on your library so you need the old library to swap out.
    That's why the process needs to be - rename existing ('11) library, delete the iPhoto '11 application from your applications folder & all the associated files (AppZapper or similar may be the best way to do this) then re-install iPhoto '09 from a back-up or the original discs then put your old iPhoto library back in place from your pre-'11 back-up. Check all works correctly before deleting the renamed '11 library.

    If you haven't got a back-up, TimeMachine or otherwise, what you may have to do is to rename your '11 library. Delete the application and all it's associated files (JUST MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DELETE THE LIBRARY!!!)
    Then re-install '09 and try this.
    Go to the renamed library. Right-click on it. Select 'show package contents'. Find the folder called originals. Drag this out onto the desktop. This folder contains all of your images as they were originally imported to your computer. That means the images will not have any editing changes, tags key-words etc.
    In iPhoto '09 select import to library and then direct the import window to this folder and import.
    It may take quite some time & your pics will not have changes etc that you may have made but if this is the difference between loosing and saving images then so be it.
    I don't know if others have better ideas...
  • Justin Cohen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thank you for the thoughtful reply, Adam. If I decide to give it a shot, I'll report back on how it went.

    Cheers,
    Justin
  • db1nto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    in 8 Years of Apple Using, it was my first Downgrade to an older product from Apple.
    In this case from iPhoto 9 to iPhoto 8

    Sending pictures via mail is terrible in Photo 9...

    Taner
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (129,470 points)
  • Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    WOW...
    Silly me...
    I thought iPhoto 2011 would be... well... as expected... for Apple...
    Perfect...
    Silly me...
    I crop!
    It does not work (as expected)!
    I try to straighten...
    No!
    Failure...
    I am in "despair"...

    Mihal Orela
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (129,470 points)
    Mícheál

    I find crop and Straighten unchanged from 09. So perhaps you have a local issue. Perhaps if explained what "unexpected' behaviour you're getting rather than using free verse, we might be able to help.

    Regards

    TD
  • Curtis Pickavance Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Add this to missing/lost features/bugs.

    1. Ability to email direct from iPhoto via Apple's Mail program. Must now use Apple's pre-ordained templates to mail photos or go thru all the extra steps to drag pictures to a new message in the Mail program. Even if you want to use Apple's templates, there is no access to your address book. Requires another step to get an email address and copy it into the template.

    2. That loss of keywords under the photos just does't make sense at all. When you look at a photo you don't want to open another window to see what it is. The info is much better placed right under the photo as it was in '09.

    3. Just installed the 9.1 upgrade and now cannot drag/copy move photos from one event to another.

    4. Takes much, much longer for the program to launch.

    With over 9,000 photos in my library, I am not looking forward to the 24 hour procedure to revert back to iPhoto '09 described in another post. An Apple user since 1982, this is the first time I have really, really been disappointed in one of their updates. Plus my wife is really ****** off at me for upgrading her iPhoto library (looks like another 24 hour job to fix hers also).
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (129,470 points)
    Ability to email direct from iPhoto via Apple's Mail program. Must now use Apple's pre-ordained templates to mail photos or go thru all the extra steps to drag pictures to a new message in the Mail program.


    What extra steps:

    Select the pics - that's the same

    Click on the email button or drag to the dock icon - where's the extra step?

    3. Just installed the 9.1 upgrade and now cannot drag/copy move photos from one event to another.


    Drag them to the Title of the target Event in Photos view.

    4. Takes much, much longer for the program to launch.


    You need to examine that Library. My Library of 30k photos launches faster.

    Regards

    TD

    Regards

    TD
  • Curtis Pickavance Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks Terence. I did find a link in the discussions about dragging photos to the Email icon in the doc and also thanks for the tip on having to drag the photo to the event title to move pictures from event to event. Will try to find out why my library is taking so long to launch, maybe rebuild and/or run some other Apple utilities. Your fixes will allow me to keep running iPhoto 11 rather then converting back to '09 iPhoto. I still would like to see keywords treated the same as in '09 iPhoto.
  • dude_uber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    OK.

    I've followed Adam's helpful instructions, and all goes fine until i restore my previous iphoto library from TimeMachine. it gives me the following error message, after it's imported about 1.5GB of my 22GB library:

    "the operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to access to the iPhoto Library"

    When i restored other elements (eg iPhoto app) from TimeMachine, it asked me for my system password, but it didn't for the iPhoto library. I am the only user on the system, and have admin control.

    any advice will be gratefully received.

    thanks

    jane
  • dude_uber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ah. OK. i need to check the timemachine discussion group. sorry!
  • Curtis Pickavance Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I tried to rebuild my thumbnails via the same procedure used in iPhoto "09 by holding down the option key while booting iPhoto '11. My library name comes up. I accept it and iPhoto launches without a message to Rebuild or a way to rebuild. Is the procedure different in iPhoto '11 or does that feature not exist anymore? According to iPhoto Help, it is supposed to Rebuild with the Option Key, booting iPhoto 11.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (129,470 points)
    via the same procedure used in iPhoto "09 by holding down the option key


    That's not the procedure in 09, nor is it the procedure in 11. As trh iPhoto help says:

    Hold down the Option *and Command* keys while you open iPhoto


    Regards

    TD
  • Curtis Pickavance Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    You are correct as usual...... My mistake.