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What is an iPhoto?

iPhoto is an application that allows users to store, view, edit, and share their digital photos. Users can organize their photos in a number of ways. Photos can be clubbed in event wise taken around the same time. This application also includes a full screen editing mode and feature called "Photocasting" (a way to share photos with others directly from within iPhoto). Many a times while using this application, there might be few problems and often users may not know where to get the answers from. Read below where iPhoto questions are answered by the Experts.

If there is a problem opening iPhoto and the photos are not able to be viewed, is there a chance the photos will be lost?

When a picture is taken by using iPhoto the picture gets stored in the iPhoto library that usually can be accessed anytime. At times there might be problem in accessing the photos, this happens if the iPhoto Library become unreadable by iPhoto. One can rebuild the iPhoto Library with this application, iPhoto Library Manager. iPhoto Library Manager will rebuild the structure of iPhoto Library and often this will fix the problem. The plist tracks the location of the library, it is not unusual that iPhoto will not find the Library if the plist file is trashed. To fix the same, hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and point iPhoto at the Library. It is usually recommended to keep back up in the external hard drive so that the photos are safe.

How can a user label photos and get the text to appear on the photos when using iPhoto?

Labeling the photos helps in keeping the photos organized and ensures that one can remember the important details of the pictures. By default, photos import titles assigned by the camera. iPhoto allows to change these generic defaults into useful labels. One can make labels for images in the library individually or in batches. Below are the steps to be followed; 1.Click on a photo in the iPhoto library to select it. The information label for that photo appears in the bottom-left corner. 2.Click on the text after "Title" to make the text editable. Enter the desired title for the photo. One also has the option of editing the date, time rating and description in the same way. 3.Select multiple photos to assign the same title, date or description by clicking and dragging your cursor over the group of images. One can also select multiple images by holding down the "Command" key as you click on images. 4.Go to the "Photos" menu and select "Batch Change." Select whether you want to change the title, the date or the description, and enter the information one want to apply to each image in the text box. Press "OK" to apply the label information to the images. iPhoto does not support allowing text to appear on the photo. Hence, an External Photo Editor is required. But one can use Apple Preview to add text to a photo - Export the photo and add the text with Preview and then import the modified photo to iPhoto.

How to upload iPhoto book? I am having problems in uploading the same in my iMac which has OSX software. If someone was using an iMac with a OSX software, how would iPhoto be uploaded?

To upload the iPhoto book iPhoto library may need to be rebuilt. To rebuild the iPhoto library, Hold down the Command and Option keys while opening iPhoto and select rebuild library. This should get you up and running again, or you may be presented with the following options: 1) Rebuild the photos' small thumbnails 2) Rebuild all of the photos' thumbnails (this may take a while) 3) Rebuild the iPhoto library database 4) Recover orphaned photos in the iPhoto library folder 5) Examine and repair iPhoto library file permissions To rebuild the iPhoto library, choose option 3 from the above list, i.e., Rebuild the iPhoto library database. If that fails, then download iPhoto Library Manager Tool and use its rebuild function. One should make sure to run a full repair on the Mac HD and repair permissions also for Mac HD. This helps in fixing issues that are related and wider spread, a possible cause for the problem with iPhoto library. The Mac HD needs around 8 GB free to work correctly, with caches for iMovie , iPhoto etc ,and or scratch disk use with other applications . To check through some basic repair checks, Repair Mac HD, Check Permissions with the OSX Startup volume. To check for disk errors and possibly fix issues with the Mac HD volume and other Partitions, run a Mac HD drive repair, and Repair Permissions of the Mac HD startup volume. For Permissions, external drives, time machine and memory sticks, Repair can be done without booting to the Mac OSX startup disk: To open Disk Utilities from the Applications/Utilities folder, Disk Utility 1 Start from your Mac OS X Install disc: Insert the installation disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key. 2 When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.) Important Note: - Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility. 3 Click the First Aid tab. 4 Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions. 5 Choose your Mac OS X volume. 6. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk. If errors are found please run the check twice. Tip: - Always start up your computer from an Install or Restore disc when using Disk Utility to verify or repair your startup volume. Perform Disk permission repairs while booted to your Mac HD as normal. Using the Repair Privileges Utility For Mac OS X 10.2 or later, open Disk Utility found in the Applications/Utilities folder. Select your Mac OS X startup volume in the column on the left of the Disk Utility window, and then click the First Aid tab. Click the Repair Disk Permissions button. Please wait while the Mac HD is checked. If errors are found please run the check twice. Permissions Defined: Mac OS X incorporates a subsystem based on a UNIX-style operating system that uses permissions in the file system. Every file and folder on your hard disk has an associated set of permissions that determines who can read, write to, or execute it. Reboot and then launch iPhoto and test. If you’re using Lion, Use the Finder Go menu, go to folder - to get to the folder. Paste: ~/Library/Preferences/ and hit Enter. iPhoto application helps in expanding the creativity of photography and storing. This application also allows one to create own photo books, wedding invitations, cards and more. However, with new versions available in the market, there may be queries about downloading photos, uploading photo books also other operating problems. Expert may be in the best interest to help solve these problems.
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