I don't want to buy anymore programs. Is there another way to repair the iPhoto program that I current have. It seems like this other way you suggest will be too complicated for me, and i know that I will have to buy another program.
I trust that you what you are doing. I will download the trial version. Should I stay in touch with regarding this attempt to rebuild with Library Manager? Because I have never done anything like this am not that good. I would appreciate your help very much.
I downloaded the program and it instantly installed and proceeded to bring my iPhoto Library. I have a back up of my photos in my external hard drive. and I did bookmark this page ( I think I did it correctly- it is on the grey bar at the top of my Safari screen). Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX Now what do you want me to do?
I did as instructed. After viewing the preview I have noticed that there are NO EVENTS in my rebuilt library. Evidently It does not do that. I always use "events" as a way to find photos chronologically. Do you know if this program has "EVENTS"?
yes, you're right it does have events and albums. Do I want to check for duplicates?
believe it not the new library is still loading. I cannot believe that it is taking so long. I do have may photos though. I will continue to watch it and let you know of my progress (?). thank you for following up. this may take a bit more effort. Sorry Annette
yes, but I keep getting the same message that iPhoto quit unexpectedly, so I have to re open it. But it is about 4/5 complete at this point
Finally completed rebuilding the library ( took over a day).I then went to find duplicates and put on a few filters, big mistake !. When I had my original library it was full of duplicates (8000) but some of them were wanted. it removed all of them. I think that I didn't understand the filter options well. I really need to get back to my original library and re install it to open in iPhoto. The reason for all the duplicates is a bit complicated but here goes: I had scanned in thousands of old family photos and snapshots from my scanner, but most were scanned in with four images per scan. i then duplicated that image three more times in iphoto and then proceeded to crop each one down to one image. The iPhoto library manager recognized them as being the same image as the first of the four and removed the remaining three. I bit confusing but I didn't know how else to do it. THus it believed that I had thousands of duplicates. So now I need to bring those back into my library. What to do? You are going to be so sorry you ever go involved with my problem...so sorry !