iPhoto help...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Darkhorse, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Darkhorse macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Part of my reasoning for getting a new powerbook was to have a speedier way to edit my images. Well my 1.5ghz is indeed faster in this regard BUT I'm having a problem with iPhoto.

    I can't drag multiple photos into photoshop for some reason. I don't know why.

    Any help you could give would be great.
     
  2. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    Hold command to select the ones you want to edit, one selected, let go of command and click and drag :)
     
  3. Darkhorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    how have you tried? i just highlighted two photos in iPhoto and dragged them to my PS icon in my doc and it opened them both up no problem
     
  6. Darkhorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I first got the pb i could do the same. I could drag 10 or more images from iPhoto to the ps icon and boom, no problem. It's weird.

    Maybe I changed a setting but I can't pin down what it is.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    give it a try with a photo from your desktop and see if that works, it might not be a iPhoto problem, but an issue with OS X, as this is a function of the OS and not necessarily iPhoto, you should be able to drag any file to the appropriate program and have it open it up, as far as i know there is no setting for this anywhere in OS X, but i could be wrong

    repairing permissions might help, something could have gotten screwed up
     
  8. Darkhorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can only drag an drop an individual photo from iphoto to the desktop, or to an app.

    In finder I can drag multiple things just fine, i can drag multiple emails from Mail to my desktop as well. Doing something the permissions didn't seem to help.

    Odd problem.
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i would send in a bug report to apple

    the only other thing i can think of is to delete your preferences for iPhoto and see if that does any good, its certainly an odd problem though
     
  10. Darkhorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ditching the prefs was one of the first things I did. No luck unfortunately. Thanks anyway.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have PS defined as the external editor in iPhoto, and does highlighting the multiple photos and, right-clicking and choosing "Edit in External Editor" work?
     
  12. Darkhorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That sortah works, it'll only open 4 images at a time though.
    I also did this before but I didn't want to always load an image into photoshop when I doubleclick in iPhoto just to get a closer look.
    Thanks though.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    At least in the version I have, you can set the image editor, and then turn off the double-click thing, and it will still work with a right click. That's how I have it set up. But agreed, it's not exactly what you're looking for. I use GIMP, but multi-image drops onto its icon work fine for me. So I'm befuddled. :( Sorry!
     
  14. Darkhorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved!
    I looked on the Apple website and the answer was surprisingly easy to find. What I did was upon installing fonts from my old PB, I forgot to enable Helvetica... this was apparently the source of the problem. Once enabled the problem was solved :)
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    whoa, i wouldnt have ever thought a font would be the problem here, but im glad you got things working, and thanks for posting the fix for it for future reference
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That *was* an interesting solution.... Hmmm... sounds like an evil conspiracy to me! :eek:
     

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