6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2014 8:46 PM by Skibur 6
Skibur 6 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using the latest version of iPhoto and OS 10.9.4.  After importing photos from my camera, I am changing the titles in iPhoto to make the photos easier to sort, however after I close out of iPhoto and go back in later, some titles within a given event will all be named the something.  I am not using batch processing so that can be the problem and it does not happen all the time.  Any ideas what could be going on?  Or how to change the names back without going through time capsule?


Thanks a bunch for the help!

MacBook Air
  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,946 points)

    WHere is your iPhoto library located?



  • Skibur 6 Level 1 (0 points)

    The default location.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,910 points)

    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?


    Post back with the result.

  • Skibur 6 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried importing some pictures like you suggested.  It seems to work fine; however for the problems that I am having it does not happen all the time either.  That is what is really confusing to me.  It just seems to happen radomly; usually after changing a large batch of pictures.....


    Thanks for the help!

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,910 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.  






  • Skibur 6 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the insight!!  I will give it a try.