i photo help? (Picture enlargement shows exclamation mark?)

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  1. iSteven macrumors newbie

    iSteven

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    Im having an issue with i photo, this issue only occurs with a random select few pictures but i cant seem to find the culprit. When i open a album and click a picture to enlarge it, instead of it enlarging a big black exclamation point comes up with a grey circle around it? Is there a confliction with the location of the file or something? Has this happen with anyone else? If so please share your experience. What causes this and how can i prevent it??

    Thanks
    Steven
     
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Have you changed anything about those photos in the Library in finder? That is the general cause of the behavior you are experiencing. Users are not meant to go into the library in finder, but to do anything and everything to/with their photos from within the app itself.

    You might try a rebuild of your iPhoto Library like this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638
     
  3. iSteven thread starter macrumors newbie

    iSteven

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    Yes i used the library to move the images from "all documents" under search for, to the "documents" under places. I did this because when trying o upload photos on to facebook i couldn't locate the photos i just uploaded to my pc. It was kind of confusing but they weren't under "documents". I had to put them there from the "all document" location. In the facebook photo uploader thing the pictures i just put on my pc were not under pictures, iphoto, photobooth or anything.
     
  4. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    You can['t just drag photos into the library and expect them to be there. You need to import them into the iPhoto app. Once there, if you want to upload to facebook, etc., just drag them from the app to your desktop and upload from there. If you want to use iPhoto, you MUST stay out of the library in finder. Users are not meant to go there, but do everything from the app itself.
     

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