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iPhoto '11 Upgrade Causing Headaches for Some Users

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9 to 5 Mac points out that a growing number of users are reporting problems upgrading their iPhoto installations to the newest version included in the new iLife '11. According to the report, users are finding some or all of their photos disappearing following the upgrade process.
Specifically, some people are losing some or all of their photo libraries when upgrading. Also, iPhoto '11 drops support for older AppleTVs as well as photo calendars.

Apple's Discussion Forums are lighting up with people who are losing data..
Suggested steps to take for those affect by the problem include repairing permissions and rebuilding iPhoto libraries. Of course, backing up the existing iPhoto library before upgrading is the most reliable method for ensuring that photos are not lost.

Article Link: iPhoto '11 Upgrade Causing Headaches for Some Users
 

dwd3885

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Dec 10, 2004
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it just works!

oops..

what a mess of an app. Even when it works like it's supposed to, it has lost a lot of functionality and the 'simpler' look just isn't good at all. It's buggy and it crashes. It would not be approved in the Mac App Store.
 
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Rot'nApple

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I DID build that!
Of course, backing up the existing iPhoto library before upgrading is the most reliable method for ensuring that photos are not lost.

Of course if Apple made MobileMe FREE, then iLife '11 upgraders would have a place to backup their photo libraries, just in case Apple's software wasn't GM and ready for Prime Time! Having items not ready for Prime Time is not new for Apple... Mobile Me anyone. :rolleyes:

Well, maybe one can surmise that the second Server Farm in NC is actually plans to offer their suite of goods for free, just like Google? ;)

It's possible... Not likely, but possible. :apple:
 
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guzhogi

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Aug 31, 2003
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Wherever my feet take me…
I don't like how Apple implemented the Faces feature in this version. I like to think I'm pretty computer literate, but finding out how to identify faces is pretty hard. iPhoto says there are X number of unnamed faces in a picture. OK, how do I name them. In iPhoto '09, I would just click on "Faces" on the bottom & it would show the face boxes. Now I don't know how to get there.
 
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NoExpectations

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Sep 23, 2008
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Never, ever install Version 1.0

Nothing is that critical....let the others be first and encounter the bugs/headaches. Just be patient.
 
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eswank

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Sep 26, 2006
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It's a good thing I haven't updated it yet. And this is why I decided to wait. I knew something crazy like this would happen.
 
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HarryKeogh

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If everyone I knew wasn't so ugly I'd be pissed off that all my pictures just disappeared.
 
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calvin2006

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I don't like how Apple implemented the Faces feature in this version. I like to think I'm pretty computer literate, but finding out how to identify faces is pretty hard. iPhoto says there are X number of unnamed faces in a picture. OK, how do I name them. In iPhoto '09, I would just click on "Faces" on the bottom & it would show the face boxes. Now I don't know how to get there.

Now you just click on "Add a Face" in the info bar (you have to click Info to display it if it is hidden). It's not that tough, but it does take a while to get used to if you're used to iPhoto '09. I moved directly from iPhoto '08, only minimally using iPhoto '09 for fun on another Mac, so it wasn't much of a learning curve for me.

Overall, though, I think the new iLife is much slower and more resource intensive than iLife '08 and iLife '09, from my experience. My hard drive is constantly reading with iPhoto and/or iMovie open now, and backups to Time Machine are massive every time I update photos.
 
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dgalvan123

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Nothing is that critical....let the others be first and encounter the bugs/headaches. Just be patient.

I'd revise that philosophy as follows:

Always expect bugs and issues when buying the first version of a piece of computer software or hardware and prepare for those by backing up your data ahead of time.

If you are unwilling to deal with bugs, then just wait.
 
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calvy

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I upgraded to iLife 11 the day of release, and haven't noticed any problems. But honestly, I'm not sure I'd know if I was missing photos. So that sucks, I can't even check to see if I've had that problem. I do have time machine backups, but that'll probably be gone eventually.

I guess I should see what bugs you guys are all talking about. I only really use iPhoto.
 
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