Strange behavior in iPhoto 06

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Heese, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Heese macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2006
    So, I just installed iLife 06 on a fresh new system and have noticed some strange behavior. Using the import option, I imported my original photos from my old system. For whatever reason iLife06 is acting strange. It is creating duplicate copies of pictures that I took while turning the camera vertically. Both of these pictures in the originals folder and modified folder are identical. If i try to revert to original in iphoto, the photo will go away and then come back. So, my question is what is iPhoto doing?
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

    I had the same experience...I have no idea why it creates duplicates of your originals...

    I just trashed the originals..
  3. Heese thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2006
    I also created a thread on the apple forums and I got this response. Thanks to user Dill Waters

    "iPhoto is saving a copy of the rotated image into the Modified folder. Although it may look the same as the Original from the Finder, it's actually different.

    The "Original" has all the bits in a landscape orientation with a TIFF Orientation flag set, which causes programs that understand that flag (like Finder) to show them rotated.

    The "Modified" one has all the bits in a portrait (rotated) orientation with the TIFF Orientation flag *not* set.

    Yes, it's a subtle difference, and for most programs it won't matter. A few programs don't understand the TIFF flag, so would need the "Modified" copy to show it correctly.

    In any case, for better or worse, iPhoto has always done this. It used to be a background operation whenever you rotated in iPhoto. With iPhoto 6, this happens during import instead of later in the background."

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