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Ontbreek gebeure en foto's in iPhoto?

Laat my raai – jy het jou nuwe iMac. Jy het 'n onlangse Time Machine rugsteun op jou Time Capsule. Die opstel van die nuwe iMac was verspot maklik — net verwys na die rugsteun. 'N Paar uur later, jou nuwe iMac is net soos jou ou Mac, regs af na die muur papier en leser geskiedenis. Jy skud jou kop in ongeloof en sê vir jouself, “Een, hierdie ding werk net! Dit is die manier waarop dit veronderstel is om te wees!”

'N Paar dae later, jy brand jou iPhoto. Dit sê dit moet die databasis of wat ookal te werk. Geen sweet. Net 'n paar minute — die nuwe iMac is belaglik vinnig. Hullo — Wat is verkeerd met die laaste vier byeenkomste? Hoe kom hulle geen foto's in hulle? Wel, eintlik, hulle doen iets, jy kan sien die foto vir 'n tweede, en dan sal hulle verdwyn. Die gebeure blyk die regte hoeveelheid van die foto's te hê. Hulle het selfs 'n lys van die kamera model en blootstelling data.

Jy krap jou kop en sê vir jouself, “Wel, mag wees van die tyd masjien Friends het nie behoorlik of wat ook al pak. Mag die weergawe opgradering deurmekaar sommige data wees. Geen sweet. Ek kan gebruik om die Time Machine en vind die regte iPhoto-biblioteek.” Jy brand die Time Machine — waarskynlik vir die eerste keer vir die regte. Jy herstel die laaste goeie rugsteun van die iPhoto-biblioteek op jou lessenaar, en begin iPhoto weer. Databasis update weer. Angstige wag. Hey, die verdoemdes gebeure is steeds vermis.

Paniek begin te stel in. Mad Google vir antwoorde. Ok, hou die opsie en Command sleutels, en begin iPhoto. Regenereer thumbnails. Die herstel van die biblioteek. Die databasis herbou. Nog steeds, die ****** gebeure weier om terug te kom.

Hoe weet ek dit alles? Want dit is presies wat ek gedoen. Ek was gelukkig al. Ek het daarin geslaag om die gebeure te herstel. Dit tot my deurgedring dat die probleem was nie saam met die herstel proses, of die weergawe update van iPhoto. Dit was die tyd masjien Friends proses — die rugsteun was onvolledig. Ek het die ou Mac en die ou iPhoto-biblioteek ongeskonde. So ek gekopieer die ou biblioteek na die nuwe iMac (direk, oor die netwerk; nie uit die Time Machine rugsteun). Ek het toe begin iPhoto op die nuwe masjien. Na die nodige databasis update, al die gebeure en foto's het opgedaag. Sjoe!

So wat presies verkeerd geloop het? Dit blyk dat Time Machine nie rugsteun die iPhoto-biblioteek behoorlik as iPhoto is oop (volgens Apple,en). Meer presies, die onlangs ingevoer foto's en gebeure kan nie gerugsteun raak. Hierdie fout (of “funksie”) was berig vroeër en in detail bespreek.

Ek het gedink ek sou my ervaring hier deel, want dit was 'n belangrike stuk van inligting en kan iemand red 'n geruime tyd, en moontlik 'n paar waardevolle foto's. En ek voel dit is oneerlik van Apple die Time Machine as die moeder van alle Friends oplossings te tout met hierdie flagrante fout. Na alles, jou foto's is van die mees kosbare van jou data. As hulle nie gerugsteun en behoorlik migreer, Hoekom pla met Time Machine op alle?

Om herhaling:

  1. As jy jou foto versameling onvolledig na migreer na jou blink nuwe iMac (gebruik van 'n Time Machine rugsteun), moenie paniekerig raak as jy nog jou ou Mac.
  2. Verlaat grasieus uit iPhoto op beide die masjiene.
  3. Kopieer jou ou iPhoto-biblioteek van die ou Mac na die nuwe een, nadat behoorlik afsluit van iPhoto op beide masjiene.
  4. Start iPhoto op die nuwe Mac en geniet.

Hoe om dit te verhoed dat dit gebeur

Voor die finale Time Machine rugsteun van jou ou Mac, verseker dat iPhoto loop nie. In werklikheid, dit mag werd wees afsluit van alle aansoeke voor die neem van die finale foto.

As jy wil dubbel seker wees, oorweeg 'n ander outomatiese Friends oplossing net vir jou iPhoto-biblioteek. Ek gebruik Carbon Copy Cloner.

Photo deur Victor Svensson

Hoe Dubbele invoer in iPhoto te vermy

For the budding photographer in you, iPhoto is a godsend. It is the iLife photo organization program that comes pre-installed on your swanky new iMac or Mac Book Air. In werklikheid, I would go as far as to say that iPhoto is one of the main reasons to switch to a Mac. Ek weet, there are alternatives, but for seamless integration and smooth-as-silk workflow, iPhoto reigns supreme.

iPhotoTaggerMaar (ah, there is always a “maar”), the workflow in iPhoto can create a problem for some. It expects you to shoot pictures, connect your camera to your Mac, move the photos from the camera to the Mac, enhance/edit and share (Facebook, flickr) or print or make photo books. This flow (with some face recognition, red-eye removal, event/album creation etc.) works like a charm — if you are just starting out with your new digital camera. What if you already have 20,000 old photos and scans on your old computer (in “My Pictures”)?

This is the problem I was faced with when I started playing with iPhoto. I pride myself in anticipating such problems. So, I decided to import my old library very carefully. While importing “My Pictures” (which was fairly organized to begin with), I went through it folder by folder, dragging-and-dropping them on iPhoto and, op dieselfde tyd, labeling them (and the photos therein) with what I thought were appropriate colors. (I used the “Get Info” function in Finder for color labels.) I thought I was being clever, but I ended up with a fine (but colorful) gemors, with my folders and photos sporting random colors. It looked impossible to compare and figure out and where my 20,000 photos got imported to in iPhoto; so I decided to write my very first Mac App — iPhotoTagger. It took me about a week to write it, but it sorted out my photo worries. Now I want to sell it and make some money.

Here is what it does. It first goes through your iPhoto library and catalogs what you have there. It then scans the folder you specify and compares the photos in there with those in your library. If a photo is found exactly once, it will get a Green label, so that it stands out when you browse to it in your Finder (which is Mac-talk for Windows Explorer). Net, if the photo appears more than once in your iPhoto library, it will be tagged in Yellow. En, going the extra-mile, iPhotoTagger will color your folder Green if all the photos within have been imported into your iPhoto library. Those folders that have been partially imported will be tagged Yellow.

The photo comparison is done using Exif data, and is fairly accurate. Note that iPhotoTagger doesn’t modify anything within your iPhoto library. Doing so would be unwise. It merely reads the library to gather information.

This first version (V1.0) is released to test the waters, soos dit was, and is priced at $1.99. If there is enough interest, I will work on V2.0 with improved performance (using Perl and SQLite, if you must know). I will price it at $2.99. En, if the interest doesn’t wane, a V3.0 (vir $3.99) will appear with a proper help file, performance pane, options to choose your own color scheme, SpotLight comments (en, if you must know, probably rewritten in Objective-C). Before you rush to send me money, please know that iPhotoTagger requires Snow Leopard and Lion (OS-X 10.6 en 10.7). If in doubt, jy kan download the lite version and play with it. Dit is ten volle funksionele, and will create lists of photos/folders to be tagged in Green and Yellow, but won’t actually tag them.