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Question: iPhoto 9.6.1 and Facebook

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I am running the above version of iPhoto and until today it has been fine with uploading photos directly to facebook. Now when I try, it won't recognise my Facebook login and tells me there is an unknown error. I don't want to stop using iPhoto and have been uploading this way for years. Can anyone please help? I have checked my Facebook settings, the App platforms are all on, but I notice the old version of iPhoto appears to be listed.


Thanks in advance


Helen

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Mar 2, 2018 1:47 PM in response to Girloutside In response to Girloutside

Go to the iPhoto/Accounts preference pane, click on Facebook in the left hand pane and use the "-" button at the bottom to delete it. Then use the "+" button to add it back and enter the necessary information.

Mar 2, 2018 1:47 PM

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Mar 2, 2018 2:06 PM in response to Old Toad In response to Old Toad

Thanks for your help. I tried removing in internet accounts first, rebooting and adding back. That was fine, the Mac recognised and accepted the Facebook details. But when I tried in iPhoto it wouldn't work - it won't recognise my Facebook account details when I try to add the account back...so frustrating. Anything else it could be or that I could try?

Mar 2, 2018 2:06 PM

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Mar 2, 2018 2:40 PM in response to Girloutside In response to Girloutside

Close iPhoto and move the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, from the Home/Library/Preferences folder to the Desktop. Launch iPhoto, reset the preferences and check. If that doesn't help replace the preference pane from the Desktop into the Preferences folder.

Mar 2, 2018 2:40 PM

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Mar 3, 2018 3:44 AM in response to Girloutside In response to Girloutside

For now I have transferred the album from iPhoto to Finder and uploaded manually. What a pain - I know iPhoto is now unsupported but I really like it and want to keep using it. Why would it suddenly stop talking to Facebook - sooo annoying.

Mar 3, 2018 3:44 AM

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Mar 3, 2018 3:46 AM in response to Girloutside In response to Girloutside

Why would it suddenly stop talking to Facebook


FB change their security protocols, and as iPhoto is no longer supported it can't cope with that.


but I really like it and want to keep using it.


There is only one certainty and that is at some point you will be changing. At some point iphoto won't run. Much easier to change now while it's only a pain and not a crisis.

Mar 3, 2018 3:46 AM

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Mar 3, 2018 3:53 AM in response to Terence Devlin In response to Terence Devlin

Can you recommend a good alternative that edits photos as well and that uploads direct to Facebook? I tried to export the photo album to Photo but it wouldn't recognise half of the formats or something...they are only jpegs.

Mar 3, 2018 3:53 AM

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