3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 3:22 AM by Ted Weller
Ted Weller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After editing images in PSE8 and I try to go back into iPhoto 09 I get the spinning wheel for about 20 secs before it lets me into Events. I've noticed that in iPhoto Library / show packages / there are two folders, named Modified and Originals. These appear to show every image I've worked on since day 01. Can I safely delete their contents? does anyone know if this will help.

 

If I edit images in iPhoto I do not get the problem of the spinning wheel it lets me straight into Events.

 

I've got an iMac running Mountain Lion on 10.8.2.

 

Many Thanks


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,960 points)

    I've noticed that in iPhoto Library / show packages / there are two folders, named Modified and Originals. These appear to show every image I've worked on since day 01. Can I safely delete their contents? does anyone know if this will help.

    Deleting these folders will delete " every image you've worked on since day 01." On no account delete them - this is where iPhoto stores your original images and the edited versions.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,885 points)

    To amplify what Leonie says:

     

    Don't change anything in the iPhoto Library Folder via the Finder or any other application. iPhoto depends on the structure as well as the contents of this folder. Moving things, renaming things, deleting them or otherwise making changes will prevent iPhoto from working and could even cause you to damage or lose your photos.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • Ted Weller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much for all the advive, I'll leave well alone and maybe upgrade to iPhoto 11 and the latest version of Elements and see how it all goes.

     

    Thanks again.