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keywords in iPhoto '11 not working....

362 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2012 2:45 PM by mrstee RSS
mrstee Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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Dec 24, 2012 6:56 PM

Hi- using ML on my MBP, latest version of iPhoto. Keywords are giving me a fit! Sometimes when I go to put in keywords for a photo the keyword button is gray and sometimes blue. Sometimes the keyword shows up in the info pane along the right side. Sometimes not. If I click on a keyword (the buttons are blue... or gray) and the ones selected are not the ones in the info pane. Sometimes when I find keywords are wonky, I click on Edit Keywords and do nothing and click OK and it might be better. And sometimes not. Sometimes if I exit that photo and then come back to it I can keyword it successfully. Sometimes not. I know, I know, a lot of sometimes going on.... But this wonkiness is driving me crazy!! I don't know what to do. I don't want anything to happen to my photos. Help please. Thanks, Merry Christmas, Judy

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,680 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 11:43 PM (in response to mrstee)

    As a Test:

     

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

     

     

    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to mrstee)

    Strat by rebuildign the library you are having problems with - Back up your iPhoto library, Depress and hold the option (alt) and command keys and launch iPhoto - rebuild your iPhoto library

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 1:51 PM (in response to mrstee)

    I had the same problem with movies.  I then opened another library check that the movies there could be assigned keywords.  Then close iPhoto, opened my first library and could not assign keywords to movies.

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