5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2012 7:35 AM by Ralph9430
Jesse Melchior1 Level 1 (65 points)

I have an event in iPhoto on my Mac that I recently added new photos to, but iTunes does not seem to recognize that there are new photos in the event...it still displays the original number of photos when my iPad is connected.  I would like it to add those new photos to the event in my iOS iPhoto library...is there a way to force iTunes to update the events in iPhoto on my Mac?  I have tried deselecting and re-selecting the event in iTunes, but it has no effect.  Any ideas?

Mac Pro Quad 2.8GHz/10GB Ram/ATI Radeon HD 4870, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2X700GB internal Hard Drives
  • MadisonP Level 5 (4,765 points)



    1. Run software update to ensure you have the latest versions of all Apple Software.
    2. Quit iTunes.
    3. Quit iPhoto.
    4. Remove the iPod Photo Cache and open iTunes back up again: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1314


    Hope that helps.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 (17,636 points)

    Did you go ahead and sync your iPad to your Mac anyway to see if the photos were copies over to the iPad?

  • Jesse Melchior1 Level 1 (65 points)

    I tried both suggestions...still is showing 9 photos in the event that now has 49 photos.  Not sure what else to do.

  • MadisonP Level 5 (4,765 points)

    Greetings Jesse,


    I think the issue is not with iTunes or iPhoto on your iOS device, but rather with the iPhoto Library on the Mac.  If that library is damaged in some fashion it may not be reporting it's contents to iTunes correctly.


    Test that theory:

    1. Quit iTunes on the Mac
    2. Quit iPhoto on the Mac
    3. Hold down the option key and launch iPhoto which still holding option
    4. Click the button to create a new library and save it (Note: To return to your original library you do this same process but choose your original iPhoto Library (usually called "iPhoto Library)
    5. Add some random pictures to this library
    6. Open iTunes and see if it reports the correct number of images
      • If iTunes reports the correct number of images then your iPhoto Library is damaged and needs to be repaired: See this thread for more steps on that point: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3832910?tstart=0
      • If iTunes still reports the wrong number of images then reinstall iPhoto
        • If you got iPhoto from the Mac App Store, simply dump iPhoto from /Applications/ to the trash and re-download.
        • If you got iPhoto with your computer / have an iLife install disk remove the following files to the trash and then reinstall iPhoto from the disk:
          • /Applications/iPhoto
          • /Library/Receipts/iPhoto* (If there is anything with iPhoto in the file name)
          • /Library/ApplicationSupport/iPhoto (If there is anything with iPhoto in the file name)
  • Ralph9430 Level 6 (17,636 points)

    A new version of iTunes (10.6.1) was released March 29, 2012 that supposedly fixes some problems with syncing photos from the computer. Perhaps updating iTunes on your computer and trying a new sync will correct the problem.