4 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2014 12:50 PM by Terence Devlin
krizo59 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello (excuse my english)


Today I've took photos with two different cameras. A few min ago, I empty my first photo card importing them via iphoto, selecting, deleting some, cropping some. I deleted the photos from the card. Then I do the same with the second card. But then I see that the photos from the 1st card did not appear in Iphoto. Nowhere. The only event is the last cards photos. I search in trashes, I found the photos I 've chosen to deleted from the fisrt card but not the others. I'm very disappointed. And I don't understand what happened (but surely I will never more delete photos from the card before I'll transfer them on a driver).


Someone could help ?


Thank you very much.

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,883 points)

    What can you see in Last Import?

  • krizo59 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just see the photos imported from the second card.

  • krizo59 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, I think I found a solution to recover my photos !

    in the finder : iphoto library / 'previews' => all my pictures are there.

    What a work to copy/paste them now, but I'm happy.


    I'd still like to know what happened to avoid it !

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,883 points)

    Don;t so that you'll corrupt your Library.


    Try rebuild it:


    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.