2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2013 12:49 PM by MacYvan
MacYvan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


I think that my problem started when I installed ML...

When I import a picture in my library and then drag and drop the picture in an album (for example an empty one)... when I open the album, the only picture there is not the one I draged and dropped, but another one from my library... it's ths same when I repeat that for any other picture...

Any idea how to sort this

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Time Capsule 2 T
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,930 points)

    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In early versions of Library Manager it's the File -> Rebuild command. In later versions it's under the Library menu.)


    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.


    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.  






  • MacYvan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Option 2 solved my problem. Very easy to perform iPhoto Library Manager is very intuitive.

    Thanks Terence,