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matthew_vanness Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have the new iPhoto 11' and each time I create a new album, random photos from my iPhoto library are added into the newly created album...any help on why?

Thanks,
  • 1. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)
    are they selected? When you creates an album it starts with the selected photos

    LN
  • 2. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    tallygert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Were you ever able to find an answer for your question? I just downloaded iPhoto '11 and am having the same problem. At the end of each album or event it seems to have pulled out just the face of every individual in that album.
  • 3. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)
    are they selected? When you creates an album it starts with the selected photos


    LN
  • 4. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    tallygert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No. It is automatically duping the faces of all the people in the album and making the face its own, albeit distorted, photo.
  • 5. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)
    A good general step for strange issues is to renew the iPhoto preference file - quit iPhoto and go to "your user name" ==> library ==> preferences ==> com.apple.iPhoto.plist and trash it - launch iPhoto which creates a fresh new default preference file and reset any personal preferences you have changed and if you have moved the iPhoto library repoint to it. This may help

    This does not affect your photos or any database information (keywords, faces, places, ratings, etc) in any way - they are stored in the iPhoto library - the iPhoto preference file simply controls how iPhoto works - which is why renewing it is a good first step.

    LN
  • 6. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    tallygert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I will try that.

    When I transferred all of my photos onto my MacBook and updated iPhoto '11 it duped most of the Events regardless if they were already on the MacBook. In addition to that it started 'adding' just the faces as additional photos to the Events and Albums. I have a few thousand photos but it ended up transferring over 65,000 photos (mostly dupes). Very annoying. I think I am going to back everything out and start over.
  • 7. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)
    When I transferred all of my photos onto my MacBook and updated iPhoto '11 it duped most of the Events regardless if they were already on the MacBook.


    How did you do this? Did you import an old library into the new one - you never do that - it causes massive duplication and does not keep your metadata --- the correct method is to copy the old library to the pictures folder of the new computer (assuming your do not have a working iPhoto library there) and launch iPhoto and let it convert the old library


    In addition to that it started 'adding' just the faces as additional photos to the Events and Albums. I have a few thousand photos but it ended up transferring over 65,000 photos (mostly dupes). Very annoying. I think I am going to back everything out and start over.


    That probably is the solution - doing it as outlined above

    LNB
  • 8. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    tallygert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had an existing library on the MacBook and I DID import the old into the new - which was obviously wrong. Any ideas on how to properly combine the two? My objective is to transfer to the MacBook in order to conveniently work on organizing my iPhoto Library and then to transfer back to the hub computer in the house.
  • 9. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)
    the only way to combine two iPhoto libraries is to use iPhoto Library Manager - http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/

    LN
  • 10. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    stewartpmartin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple removed the ability to create new EMPTY albums in iPhoto '11. Amazing as that may seem, they tried to fix or improve or change something THAT WAS NOT BROKEN.

    Whatever logic was employed to remove this valuable feature; it was flawed and a big mistake. I sincerely hope someone from apple Pro App Support is reading this.

    What could be the benefit of removing the ability to create a blank album at will?

    There's no excuse for this; coming from a company with huge resources in every which way.
  • 11. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    George Cassello Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I'm having the same issue. I've recently done a clean install on my mac and have just added only about 400 photos from my phone into iPhoto. When I try to create a new album to start to organize, it puts my entire library into that album. And no, I do not have anything photos or events selected. Its extremely frustrating. They've made iPhoto much more complicated than it needs to be. Has anybody got this squared away?

    Thanks, G
  • 12. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)
    Command-shift-n will crete a new empty Album.

    Regards

    TD
  • 13. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    tallygert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks so much, Larry! The Library Manager worked like a charm! Now instead of 65,000+ photos (mostly dupes) I have just 4,000+. I really appreciate your advice.
  • 14. Re: iPhoto New Albums Adding unwanted photos
    karirohl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm also having this issue since upgrading to iPhoto '11. Each time I create a new album, iPhoto randomly adds photos to it even though I have no photos selected. Will use the shortcut command to work around it, but in the meantime I hope Apple will fix this issue. When I pay for a program, I expect it to work.
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