change iPhoto preferences without opening the application.

Blowie.P

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Jun 2, 2012
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Hello,
IPhoto would not import a group of photos I took on an iPhone in another country and I finally figured out it was a problem with iPhoto's places feature. So I turned off 'automatically find places' in iPhoto preferences, imported the pics and (possibly foolishly) turned back on 'automatically find places' preference. Now when I open the app it goes nuts, and i just get the spinning beachball immediately, so I can't change the preferences.
Any ideas?
Cheers!
 

Dave Braine

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Mar 19, 2008
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The preferences file is in Home Folder>Library>Prefences>.....iPhoto.plist.
It should open with TextEdit, but whether you can make sense of what is displayed is another matter. :confused:
 

Blowie.P

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Jun 2, 2012
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Thanks Dave, but I wouldn't want to mess with anything I didn't know about. Anyone?
 

Blowie.P

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Jun 2, 2012
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Thanks again Dave. So I had a look but for some reason my preferences weren't there. I located them somewhere else but there's no iphoto.pilst file in there. Any ideas? really appreciate it.
 

Dave Braine

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Mar 19, 2008
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Warrington, UK
Upto and including Snow Leopard, preference files are found here:Home Folder>Library>Prefences>
and you are looking for the file com.apple.iPhoto.plist

The Home Library is hidden in Lion. I don't have Lion, but I believe that in Finder, select GO and hold the option key. Select Library in the submenu. Then navigate to the preference folder.
 
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