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If FAT32 has a 4 GB file size limit how was I able to copy my 13 GB iPhoto Library file onto this drive?

It's a 32 GB FAT32 USB thumb drive, and it seems to be having no trouble with my 13 GB iPhoto Library file. I thought there was a 4 GB file size limitation on this file system format?
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How to migrate from iPhoto to Picasa?

I'd like to migrate from iPhoto '09 to Picasa. Any ideas how? I was planning to run Picasa, let it import iPhoto's pictures and then move the pictures and databases to Picasa on Windows, but Picasa ...
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How can one bulk time-shift the creation date of JPG images? (OS X)

I have an unfortunate situation following a vacation. The gist is this: 2 cameras, with Camera #1's clock being two days ahead of Camera #2. Therefore, in (Insert Photo Management Application Here), ...
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How to share iPhoto library between multiple users

I am looking for advice on the best way to share an iPhoto library between two users on the same Mac. I currently use this approach and it works fine most of the time. One issue I have is that I will ...
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How to synchronize iPhoto libraries between several Macs?

Is there any "easy" way of synchronizing my iPhoto library between, say, my iMac and my MacBook ? My basic strategy is "modify only on the iMac, make a blind copy to the MacBook" but it's not really ...
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How to stop iPhoto and iTunes from opening automatically when plugging in an iPhone?

I'm still pretty much a noob in OS X (Snow Leopard, if that makes any difference). How to stop iPhoto and iTunes from opening automatically when plugging in an iPhone?
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Download all Flickr sets/images?

We'd like to download all our Flickr photos & sets to iPhoto or just to a PC directory so we can sync our photos & sets to our iPhones (and possibly get off Flickr). Is there a way to do ...
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Change just the year in a bunch of pictures?

So I didn't have the year set correctly in my camera and all my picture from a recent trip are ended up having a 2009 date instead of a 2010 date. Is there anyway to batch change only the year for ...
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In iPhoto, how can I disable the keyboard play button?

I use iPhoto '09 on my Mac. Every time I hit my laptop's play button while in iPhoto, instead of iTunes playing my audio, iPhoto goes into a photo loop. How can I get iPhoto to ignore the play ...
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What's the easiest way to get an iPhone 3GS movie into iMovie?

It seems like the steps right now are: Shoot movie sync iPhone with Mac via iTunes Open iPhoto Import photos from iPhone into iPhoto Open iMovie (or retart if it was already running) On startup, ...
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Using iPhoto without copying images?

I got a Mac recently and would love to try iPhoto, but I have 15000+ images arranged in folders, which are referenced by image file path in a database. I don't want iPhoto to copy all the photos, and ...
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How can I back up my iPhoto library to DVDs?

I'm using iPhoto '09 and have an 80GB library. I want to back everything up to DVDs, because I figure that's the cheapest / most reliable solution. (I plan to have a couple of copies and keep them in ...
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How to open iPhoto Library folder on a Mac

I remember that not long ago it was possible to open Finder and navigate to Pictures, then to iPhoto Library folder and then go inside the folder and open individual subfolders with jpgs in them. It ...
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Importing photos on Mac OS X

I recently switched for a PC to a Mac. In Windows I used to download photos from my camera into folders I created in the pictures directory. When I started using iPhoto 09, I imported those folders ...
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How to Sync photos from SkyDrive to iPhoto

I'm running OSX (Lion) as my home computer, and use iPhoto ('11) for photo management. Windows Phone 7.5 automatically uploads photos to SkyDrive when taken - and I'd like to automatically sync these ...
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Can Spotlight or Media Browser index metadata contained in iPhoto or Aperture in Mac OS X?

It seems silly to go to all the trouble to assign "Face" data to thousands of photos, but not make it possible to use that data to locate them outside of that application. Is there any way to get ...
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How do I merge “Faces” in iPhoto 09

I am using "Faces" in iPhoto 09 and when I am naming people in photos some people have multiple entries in the list. The main problem seems to be with people linked to Facebook records. For ...
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Synchronizing iPhoto Libraries

My wife and I both maintain separate iPhoto libraries on our laptops. We both have our creative differences about how the libraries should be maintained. :) I have a G5 tower downstairs that serves ...
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How to view & copy iPhone photos on Mac OS X without iPhoto

From Mac OS X version 10.6 onwards, Apple insists that we buy iLife for exploring photos from the iPhone. In previous versions of OS X, I could easily explore my iPhone photos, using iPhoto directly ...
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Is there a way to see just the videos from iPhoto?

My library is getting too large. I'd like to remove the videos so I can manage them separately. I suppose if there was a way to sort the library by media type, then I could drag all the videos to a ...
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Free iPhoto Alternative

I'm looking for a free iPhoto alternative for OS X. I reinstalled my Mac, and lost the original iLife cd. So instead of trying to find it somewhere, I'd like to use an Open Source alternative instead. ...
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Sync more than 20 most recent iPhotos events to my iPhone?

I have finally made up my mind to import all the photos I have since year 2000. Now my iPhoto photo count has exploded from ~3K photos to >11K photos. Now the problem is I usually sync all the photos ...
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How to sync finder folders into their respective albums in iPhoto?

Currently, I have set up in Firefox an add-on which when right clicked on an image toggles and saves this image to a specified folder. I use these folders as a reference library, now on 20 odd folders ...
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iPhone photo download workflow for ONLY new photos onto Mac

I'm finding my iPhone photo download workflow to be a bit cumbersome. Here are my requirements: Download photos+video off my iPhone Camera Roll, but keep photos on iPhone Only display/download new ...
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Running rsync on network connect

I have one Mac which is always on and is my main computer. I also have a MacBook and I'm trying to sync my iPhoto library. So I can successfully use rsync to sync files. I'm using a cron to have it ...
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iPhoto metada to EXIF

Is there a way to dump the iPhoto meta-data information, like places (for those pictures without geo-tags themselves), faces (only who is in it would be enough), events and keywords to the pictures ...
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Is it possible to find all untagged face suggestions in iPhoto?

iPhoto 2009 introduced face recognition. It will try and detect and recognise faces in photos that you import. You can create a Smart Album to find all untagged faces in your Library using the ...
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How do I get the Google Maps URL from an iPhone photo?

I'm trying to find an easy way to get the URL (or pin) of a Google Map based on the GPS location attached to my iPhone images. I see the map for my pictures in iPhoto, but I cannot find any way to ...
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How does the Photos entry in the Mac Open File dialog work?

When opening files in Mac OS X, you get in addition to the normal file system browser a media browser that shows Movies, Music, and Photos. The Photos entry (at least on my system) consists solely of ...
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iPhoto fails to see my new iPhone 3Gs

Two weeks ago I have bought the new iPhone 3Gs. It synced like charm with iTunes and I was happy until a couple of days ago when I noticed that there was absolutely no way I could get any photos from ...
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What is the best (free) upload/sync Flickr plugin to for iPhoto?

I'm looking for a iPhoto plugin that would allow me to easily upload photos from iPhoto to my Flickr Pro account. Ideally such a plugin would allow you to: Uploaded selected photos only in their ...
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iPhoto Library no longer shows up in “choose file” dialog after migration

I just migrated to a new Mac. When I try to upload a file in Safari and the "choose file" dialog comes up (the one that looks like the Finder), my iPhoto Library is missing. "Photos" is still in the ...
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Can't open iPhoto because may be damaged or incomplete

I tried installing iLife '11 even though I unknowingly already had it installed and I quit midway through the process. Now my iPhoto is screwed up and it has a white disabled picture for an icon. ...
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How do I change the date of all photos in one event to exactly the same date?

iPhoto changes dates of photos relatively. For example, I have two photos in an event. One has date 1-Mar and the other one 2-Mar. If I select them both and change the date to one day before, the new ...
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iPhoto '09 ignores EXIF

When I import photos to iPhoto, it uses file modification date instead of EXIF Original date. iPhoto's Extended photo info (⌥⌘I) shows no EXIF data. However, when I inspect the file using Preview.app, ...
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Move itunes and iphoto library to external hard disk

I'm running out of space on my MacBook Pro and would like to move my itunes and iphoto library to an external hard disk. What are the steps involved?
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Is there any way to get iphoto metadata (faces, tags) onto the file information?

So faces, places, tags, appear in the jpeg metadata? I want to be able to find them in spotlight, have them if I change programs, etc. If not, does anyone know whether aperture 3 can do this?
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iPhone and photo management on a Mac

I have just switched from Windows to Mac as my iTunes sync partner for my iPhone. On the Windows box, I used to get it to import/delete the pic from the phone into a directory and then that same ...
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IPhoto without using the “photo library”?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to use iPhoto without having all the photos and movies lumped into one giant archive file but rather store them as individual files in subfolders (similar to ...
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iPhoto is rejected: These apps cannot be accepted on this computer

I'm trying to install the latest version of iPhoto on OS X 10.7. In the app store the label shows "Accept". If I click on the button, i enter my Apple-ID, unfortunately this does not start the ...
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iPhoto 09 hangs on startup

Every time I run iPhoto 09 on snow leopard it hangs after displaying the main window. The "beach ball" goes on forever and I have to force quit. Anybody knows what might be going on?
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How to get iPhoto to index photos on the external drive

I have all my photos in a folder on my external drive, which is connected to my Mac. I have nothing going on in iPhoto. I want the following: I'd like iPhoto to index photos on my external drive. ...
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How do I back up iPhoto library to external HDD without using Time Machine

I have an external HDD and I want to back-up my iPhoto library to it. Can I just copy the iPhoto file/folder onto my HDD? I don't want to use Time Machine to do this.
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iPhoto - add time to photo time

I have taken some photos from a recent vacation, but forgot to set the "away" time, so the time is slightly off. Thats not much of an issue since its only an hour from my home time, but my partner ...
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Backup iPhoto images using non-incremental backups

I have my MacBook backing up to a Time Machine drive and that is working nicely. I also have a Network Storage Drive (ReadyNas NV+) on my home network and I would really like to be able to copy all ...
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How can I make photo CDs from iPhoto?

I have a new MacBook. I don't know the OS, but just got it; it's the cheaper model. I saved a lot of photos on iPhoto and can't figure out how to burn a CD. I tried the "share" function and when I ...
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How Do I Edit the Location of a Photo in iPhoto ’09?

I’ve taken a photo with my iPhone’s camera and imported it into iPhoto ’09, but it shows up in the wrong place on the map. Can I edit the photo’s location in iPhoto?
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How find photos < 240px wide in iPhoto?

Is there a way to use Smart Albums or Automator or something else to find all photos that have a width or height of less than 240 pixels?
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Does iPhoto do lossless JPEG cropping?

If I crop a JPEG photo in iPhoto and then export it as JPEG, is the exported version re-compressed a second time, or does iPhoto somehow crop without re-encoding, thus avoiding further image ...
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Move and upgrade iPhoto 09 to iPhoto 11

I have an existing iPhoto 09 library on one Mac, I have another Mac with a iPhoto 11 library few photos in a, I'd like to move all the existing photos from 10 to 11 but preserve the albums and what ...