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aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

We had some prom pictures taken with an iPhone 4 that showed up in iPhoto with flashlight eyes.  I managed to repiair the flashligth eyes with the Red-Eye tool and clicked the "Done" button -  that is part of the new iPhoto with Mountain Lion 10.8.2.  That is the good news.  The bad news and purpose of this posting is I used the button on the lower right to share the file via email and the picture iPhoto placed in Mai was the unedited version. Either the "Done" button is not saving the change in 10.8.2 or  I am dooing something wrong

 

How do you save red-eye edits so the file can be shared?

 

 

Ps: My workaround for this suspected iPhoto defect is to disply the edited file in Red-Eye editor and user copy/paste to get it to Mail


iMac, MacBook Pro and iPad2, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,620 points)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos and check to see if the same problem persists. If you're able to save red eye edits in the test library your current library is the culprit.  In that case  make a temporary, backup copy (select the library and type Command+D) and  apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

     

    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #1, followed by #3 and then #4 as needed.

     

    Fix #2

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.

     

    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

     

     

    OT

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos and check to see if the same problem persists.

     

    I tied the above with the same results. The unedited version of the file was sent to Mail. The Done button did not save the file/

     

     

    In that case  make a temporary, backup copy (select the library and type Command+D) and  apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    I did this with the same results

     


     

     

     

     


  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

     

    I did Fix #1 (all four steps) and it still does not save Red-Eye fixes.  I click on Done and when I try to share, iPhoto send the unedited version.

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    With regard to Fix #2 I downloaded  iPhotoLibraryManager_383.dmg and found that it is not compatible with the new iPhoto v9.4 under OS X 10.8.2. I could not follow the steps listed

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,620 points)

    You're right. iPLM is a verson behind.  But since the test library performed the same try this:  make a temporary, backup copy (if you don't already have a backup copy) of the library and try the following:

     

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home()/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

         User/Home()/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder. 

     

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    3 - launch iPhoto and try again.

     

    NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.

     

    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home()/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    No problem - found and done

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

         User/Home()/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder.

     

    No such folder in my Caches folder.  Nothing there

     

     

    I restarted iPhoto but trashing the .plist did not solve the problem.  The new iPhoto in my setup does not save red-eye fixes. It displays the fixes but the Done button seems broken

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Nothing seems to fix the problem so I am now downloading iPhoto 9.4 Update and going to install again and see if this helps.

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    I installed a fresh version of iPhote 9.4 and it did not help.  I can use the red-eye editor but the Done button does NOT savee the changes. When I use the share button (lower right) to mail the picture, the unedited versioin is attached.

     

    This was not a problem before version 9.4 and OS X 10.8.2.  Still looking for a fix or patch

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Had anyone else noticed this issue or is it unique to my setup?   If unique to me, I am lost on how to fix it.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,620 points)

    Log into another user account and try the red eye editing there. If is works there then there is a problem with your current account.  There is a possible fix if that's the case.  Post back with the results.

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Good news and bad news. I logged in as another user and could not get iPhoto run.  OS X 10.8.2 came back saying "iPhoto quit unexpectedly while using the Flip4Mac WMV Import plug-in." and never would let me import a photo or do anyting. I have tried (several times) to ditch Flip4Mac and it is still hanging around.

     

    I then logged in as root and managed to get iPhoto to run and WAS able to save red-eye changes. There is something wrong with my account and I wornder if it has something to do with Flip4Mac I installed a long time ago and have not been able to remove. It still shows up in my System Preferences under Other.

     

    I need to get rid of Flip4Mac for starteres

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    I found the Flip4Mac uninstaller and it is now history.

     

    I then restarted the iMac and held down the Option and Command keys, launched iPhoto and did options 1, 3 and 4 one at a time.  I did not do #2 again becuse it takes too long to rebuild thumbnails.

     

    I still have the problem. Whe I open the picture I have been working with in the Events, it comes up with the flashlight eyes.  If I click on edit and the Fix Red-Eye option the picture changes to show the edits made but not saved.  If I trey to mail from the Fix Red-Eye panel, the picture send is the unedited version. 

     

    I am right back where I first started.

     

    PS: I am beginning to think the problem is with the iPhone 4 picture and not iPhoto

  • aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    I just tried the Red-Eye tool on another picture (taken with a Canon) and I was able to save and email the picture with the changes.  The problem must be in the crappy picture taken by our son's iPhone 4.  I don't thiis is an IPhoto issue

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,620 points)
    it comes up with the flashlight eyes

     

    The they eyes are not red but appear more white the red eye tool won't work.

     

    Get rid of Flip4Mac or get the latest version which came out yesterday. You can find it at MacUpdate.com.  If the new version works OK you can keep it.

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