2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 10:23 AM by needs assistance
needs assistance Level 1 (0 points)

When I use the "adjust" function in the edit screen the changes I make are neither applied in the enlarged version of the photo in Iphoto nor when I try to export the photo to the desktop. Other changes I make in edit, such as using the "effect" function, do save however. What can I do to save the changes made using "adjust" to have them apply to the exported photo?

Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,940 points)

    What version of iPhoto?


    Try trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder.


    (On 10.7 or later: Hold the option (or alt) key while clicking on the Go menu in Finder to access the User Library)


    (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)


    What's the plist file?


    For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.

  • needs assistance Level 1 (0 points)

    I have trashed the plist file and still have the same issue. Is there anything else I can try? I would just update to Iphoto 11 but the current version is just fine for my purposes and I would have to upgrade my OS as I am currently running OS X v10.6.8. The version of Iphoto I have is v8.1.2. Thanks for your help!