help with iphoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mr.barbra, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. mr.barbra macrumors newbie

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    hello, being a new mac person, i was hoping you could help

    In iphoto, is there a way to delete photos from withing iphoto and from my hardrive

    Each time i delete from iphoto, i then need to delete it from my hard drive manualy

    also is there i way to have edited photos replace the origional

    at the moment it seems to keep the origional and save the edited version in the iphoto folder

    many thanks:)
     
  2. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to Mac,

    When you delete a photo in iphoto it will put it in the trash can within the iphoto program ( you should see an icon for the trash). When you empty the trash, it will permanantly delete the photo on your hard drive.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Are your originals kept inside the iPhoto library or are they outside of it. iPhoto allows both. I think deletes may be handled differently in each case.

    iPhoto is designed to never over write an original. This is a feature, not a bug. You always have to option to go back.
     
  4. mr.barbra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi there

    I did as you said, but when searching my hard drive, the pictures are still there!

    I have set up iphoto so that i doesn't copy all my pictures into iphoto folder, could this be the problem
     
  5. David Tappin macrumors newbie

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    Where have my folders gone?

    I've been using iPhoto for a couple of years with absolute confidence. Suddenly the left hand drawer sidebar listing all my folders has disappeared and I can't recover it.
    Mac applications are so bullet proof I'm sure it's my fault, any ideas?
     
  6. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    Try holding down option when you start iPhoto. It will ask you if you want to rebuild the library.
     
  7. David Tappin macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion Cameron. I now have a duplicate set of pictures but still no folder sidebar. It also helpfully took about 100 pictures which I had trashed and put them back in the duplicate set. I must remember to empty the trash next time!

    Any other ideas?

    David
     
  8. dapower macrumors newbie

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    Lost All Pictures in iPhoto

    I need help. I opened iPhoto to find that all but 14 of my photos had disappeared and been replaced by dotted square. Every time I click on the dotted square iPhoto refuses to respond further and has to be force quitted. I think that all my photos are elsewhere on the hard-drive and can problem be reimported but I'm not sure if what I've seen is symtomatic of something serious. Everyone? Anyone?
     

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