1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 29, 2010 3:13 AM by Terence Devlin
James Harris12 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
OK, am a bit confused about what has happened, and not sure if this is a recognised problem or not.

I have an iMac running leopard with iPhoto '08.
I bought a MacBook Pro running snow leopard with iPhoto '09.

I shared some of the photo library onto the laptop. This caused an issue with the iMac's iPhoto library, with it saying this library cannot be used with this version of iPhoto. Following on-line advice I corrected that problem, so I now have access to the photos, however, many of them have now been altered to much lower resolution. This happened a while ago, something that I kept meaning to get around to fix but haven't got around to.

I just updated the iMac to snow leopard so I can install iLife '11. On restart, the desktop photo now also has a low resolution, as has the album that it contains - this wasn't the case before updating the OS.

I have a time capsule so assume I have the photos stored in their original resolution somewhere. They are also backed up on a separate external hard drive.

Can I fix the problem? And if so, how? And will installing iLife '11 cause more problems?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,890 points)
    Key question:

    I shared some of the photo library onto the laptop. This caused an issue with the iMac's iPhoto library, with it saying this library cannot be used with this version of iPhoto. Following on-line advice I corrected that problem,


    How did you correct that problem?

    however, many of them have now been altered to much lower resolution.


    This is the kind of thing that happens if you import one Library to another. Did you?

    I suspect your best route is to restore a known-good back up. Don't upgrade to 11 until you've sorted out the Library.

    Regards

    TD