3 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2011 8:28 AM by Terence Devlin
Jonathan Renouf1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Hi all,

I've recently upgraded from an old G5 to a MacPro, and iphoto is playing up. Initially the library seemed to be corrupted, so I restored from a back up. Now there are many photos that have been replaced with the wrong photo: so in the middle of a sequence of wedding shots, I get a whole load of landscapes from a different year. It appears a random error. Showing the titles for the photos shows that the "wrong" photos are labelled correctly - in other words, the label is for the photo that should be there. Any ideas?

J


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (133,090 points)

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • Jonathan Renouf1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Tried that, doesn't make any difference. Somehow the labels for the photos are no longer connected to the right photo. Is there any way to change that?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (133,090 points)

    That's a classic case of a corrupted database, and as it's from a back up it's not much use going with my next suggestion, which is to restore from back up.

     

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.

     

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.  

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD