iPhoto & iPhone Syc not working

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fosterhere

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OK So I organized all my photos into neat albums in iPhoto then synced my iPhone and POOF all my photos and none of my iPhoto albums are on my phone. Just my last roll. WT......! :mad:

I checked my sync setting in iTunes for photos and I have it set to Sync all photos from iPhoto and all photos from all albums and I can see all of my neat albums BUT IT DOES NOT WORK !

WHY ?
WHY?
WHY?:mad::mad::mad::mad:

OBTW I did search the forum first and only saw people with Windows problems syncing and im On a Mac.

Thanks if anyone can help
 

geordisjd

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Thanks if anyone can help[/QUOTE]

Do you mean that all photos ended up on the phone, but not organized in albums? I'm not sure. You're lucky, if mine had done that with my 76,000 pics, the phone would probably have exploded.

Can you describe yout problem in more details?
 

fosterhere

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Well I only started using iPhoto because of the iPhone and the ability to sync.

What I'm noticing now is that the way iPhoto organizes photos is a little bizarre :mad: What Im seeing now as photos are nothing more than thumbnails of non existent photos since all the info on the photo shows NOTHING is there 0-mb :( When I groomed out the recent or last roll or whatever I thought the originals were in their respective folders and I guess I trashed them. :(

iPoto seems to make an awful lot of reduntant images and folders :
Camera Roll;
Photo Library;
Last Roll;
Last 12 months;

I don't need all those redunant folders - Do you ?
also the thubnails look exactly like how the original files look :eek: Very hard to organize and clean house.

Its not a total loss because most of the photos I loved were already uploaded to Photobucket. But am I the only one that find iPhoto confusing ?

I'm a big fan of how Apple makes intuitive software but I think they dropped the ball a lil with iPhoto :(
 
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geordisjd

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I could write a book about iPhoto and why I haven't used it much. I agree that iPhoto has been a bit more confusing over the years and I've been using it recently only because of the iPhone. I don't like NOT having direct access to my pictures' folders, so I usual copy directly my cameras' pictures on my hard drive and bypass iPhoto, using another app (like Color It!, the poor man's Photoshop, so much faster and easier to use).

Anyway, iPhoto stores all the original pics in the "library".We, humble mortals, have no access to the invisible folders where the pictures are kept (unless you want to run some exotic software). Anything else, in any artificial division like "recent" or in the "albums", is thumbnails. You get rid of the originals (by trashing it), and bye bye picture. The thumbnails remain if you put them in different albums, for example, completely useless.

I don't like the newer divisions "events" with iPhoto '08. Each time I take a picture and upload it to iPhoto, I get a new "event" I could live without.

I don't like the fact I cannot really zoom all the way on the pics anymore, like I could with the previous versions of iPhoto.

I like the new book-calendar-card option. I've used it already, but I know its use will be very limited.

I sort of like the webgallery option, but I wish the pics were uploaded at full resolution. (To display my best pics, I still put them directly on my homepages via iDisk).

I really like the "adjust" function in the picture control panel, which allows to tone down the highlights or brighten up the shadows selectively. It's a lot easier than playing the "exposure-light-dark-contrast" stuff in other apps.

But until Apple comes out with an easy way to put the iPhone in disk mode, and we can retrieve the pics at full resolution, bypassing iPhoto, we're stuck using it for now.
 
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iPhoto won't recognize iPhone

All of a sudden iPhoto will not recognize my iPhone as a device, leaving all of the pictures I take stuck on the phone (and I refuse to email ALL of them to myself, for now, anyway). I've restarted the computer, quit the iphoto dozens of times, and disconnecting and reconnecting the iPhone many times as well, to no avail. Everything else--all the other syncing through iTunes, works perfectly fine. (iTunes picks up the iPhone every time.) But iPhoto is being very annoying. HELP?!
 

geordisjd

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All of a sudden iPhoto will not recognize my iPhone as a device, leaving all of the pictures I take stuck on the phone (and I refuse to email ALL of them to myself, for now, anyway). I've restarted the computer, quit the iphoto dozens of times, and disconnecting and reconnecting the iPhone many times as well, to no avail. Everything else--all the other syncing through iTunes, works perfectly fine. (iTunes picks up the iPhone every time.) But iPhoto is being very annoying. HELP?!
Did you download the upgrade?
 

iRon

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All of a sudden iPhoto will not recognize my iPhone as a device, leaving all of the pictures I take stuck on the phone (and I refuse to email ALL of them to myself, for now, anyway). I've restarted the computer, quit the iphoto dozens of times, and disconnecting and reconnecting the iPhone many times as well, to no avail. Everything else--all the other syncing through iTunes, works perfectly fine. (iTunes picks up the iPhone every time.) But iPhoto is being very annoying. HELP?!
I just experienced the same thing after returning from a three week trip to Europe. I came home, updated to the latest iTunes software and synced the phone. I had 500 new photos in my camera roll, but iPhoto didn't recognize the iPhone during the sync and didn't ask to upload the photos. I didn't know what to do, but I got it working again. My solution...

I disconnected the phone and restarted the computer. When I plugged the phone back in, it automatically started iPhoto and promted a sync with the camera roll. I realize you've done this already, but it worked for me. I think my problem started when I updated iTunes without having sync'd the phone for 3 weeks. Who knows.

Now I'm stuck with 500 photos in the camera roll because I didn't select "delete after importing." Do I really have to delete these all individually!?
 

geordisjd

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Now I'm stuck with 500 photos in the camera roll because I didn't select "delete after importing." Do I really have to delete these all individually!?
Why don't you sync again? iPhoto will come up with the same message and you can delete all your pictures then.
 

iRon

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Why don't you sync again? iPhoto will come up with the same message and you can delete all your pictures then.
Tried that, but it wouldn't delete them from the camera until I downloaded them all (allowing duplicates). So now I have to delete them from iPhoto since there are two of each pic. Not desirable, but I guess it's easier than deleting them individually off the phone.