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Avoid blank iPhoto images in iMovie projects Apps
iPhoto now lets you organize your photos without copying them over into its library, so that the users can keep all of their pictures in any folder structure without duplicating them in the iPhoto library. If you pick this option in iPhoto's preferences, it places links to these photos in the Originals folder, which is the same location it would have otherwise copied them into. This works fine for the most part, but it seems like the rest of the iLife suite still needs to adapt to this development.

For example, iMovie themes have drop zones where you can drag and drop pictures from your iPhoto albums. However, you may soon discover that these linked photos get rendered as completely white rectangles. The easiest solution I found was to edit that picture in iPhoto. Even just a tiny bit of editing (or a simple rotation) will do, as iPhoto then saves a real copy of the edited version in its Modified folder. Now, when you use the photo (which looks almost the same when viewed through an album) in your iMovie theme, it will work fine.

Hopefully you will use only a few pictures for these themes, so replicating them does not defeat the purpose of linking to them instead of copying.
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Avoid blank iPhoto images in iMovie projects
Authored by: Old Toad on May 18, '06 10:12:38AM

You may have other issues going on as I can add photos from my alias based library to the drop zones in iMovie and not get the blank, white fill as you described. None of them have been edited.

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Blank iPhoto pics in iMovie themes only
Authored by: tatilsever on May 18, '06 11:19:34AM

I can drop the same aliased, unedited pictures into iMovie project's timeline to generate a nice slideshow with or without Ken Burns effect, so the aliases are working. Thumbnails of these pictures also show up fine in the drop zones of an iMovie theme, but when the actual theme is rendered, it is a complete white out.

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Avoid blank iPhoto images in iMovie projects
Authored by: Jinorasa on May 18, '06 10:31:51AM

When we edit photo in iPhoto, it will save an edited copy in iPhoto library and the original one will be save in a original folder. Due to this reason, I rather direct import the photo into iPhoto and organize all my photos using iPhoto.

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Getting stuck with iPhoto
Authored by: tatilsever on May 18, '06 11:06:14AM

iPhoto looks nice, but I want to have the capability to easily switch apps in the future if I want to. The folder organization of pictures via iPhoto looked hard to decipher for me, so I peferred to use the alias/link method to avoid possible pain and suffering in the future. I like keeping my photos in a folder structure with yearXXXX/month/location/*.jpg which has served me well over the last four years, so I did not want to let that go after switching to Mac.

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