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(Why) Rebuild the iPhoto Library (?)
Authored by: finelinebob on Jun 23, '03 06:05:08PM

Why would you need it?

Well you might have a desktop and a laptop Mac and your might have a program like FoldersSynchronizer and you might say to yourself, "Self, it sure would be great to have the exact same iPhoto libraries on both Macs, wouldn't it?" and you might think that FoldersSynchronizer would be a good way of doing so.

Of course, I'd never try that with my data...

... I did it with a friend's.

Pulling all the originals out of those "dated" folders (thank goodness they were there, even if iPhoto didn't see them), trashing everything else and then re-importing them (wow! iPhoto must have used the EXIF data and not just dated them by the day you imported them ... DOH!) was a real pain-in-the-but-tocks.

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(Why) Rebuild the iPhoto Library (?)
Authored by: below on Jun 24, '03 03:33:51AM

Or you might just be plain stupid and try the syncing yourself, ignoring a warning dialog ("There is a Folder blah blah blah"), and suddenly the Library info is gone.
Of course something stupid like that would NEVER happen to me!

Thanks for this great tip! It really helped, and is better and faster than just importing the pictures from a backup!


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