3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2010 11:32 AM by Old Toad
stassenoy Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all,

Hopefully there is someone who can helps me, cause I really don't know how to fix this problem. I'm working on mac in French, so all my programs are in french, but I want to order a calendar (made in iPhoto) in Dutch. The problem is that the calendar is in French, and I want to switch language, but how?


  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,725 points)
    You'll need to change the System Language to do that.


  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (76,435 points)
    The problem is that the calendar is in French, and I want to switch language, but how?

    Go to system prefs/language & text/formats and change the region to Dutch.
  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,390 points)
    Give Language Switcher a try. Others have reported that it works very nicely without having to change the entire system language.


    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier versions) database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    NOTE: this is not the same as routinely backing up your entire iPhoto library folder to protect your photos. It only protects the loss of your organizational efforts that the database file contains.

    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger or later), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. There are versions that are compatible with iPhoto 5, 6, 7 and 8 libraries and Tiger and Leopard. Just put the application in the Dock and click on it whenever you want to backup the dB file. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.

    NOTE: The new rebuild option in iPhoto 09 (v. 8.0.2), Rebuild the iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup" makes this tip obsolete.