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Hi All, I've a real problem with iPhoto and thought some of you gurus could maybe help. I've around 3500 photo's in my library. I populated my library by importing photo's from my folders on my Windows PC (networked to my Mac) and more recently direc

Hi All,
I've a real problem with iPhoto and thought some of you gurus could maybe help. I've around 3500 photo's in my library. I populated my library by importing photo's from my folders on my Windows PC (networked to my Mac) and more recently directly from my camera (all done as I'm supposed to - through iPhoto). The photo's are all there, no problems opening iPhoto etc - the application is swift and neat. Now here's the problem.
I have created a number of albums and have organised my photo's (or am trying to) by album. I'm dragging the photos from the main library into the appropriate album, however, some photo's do not like being dragged and dropped at all - they eventually do (after say 5 minutes of spinning beach ball) place a copy (or reference to main original file) in the album. There may be some reason behind this but from my perspective it appears random - there's no telling which photo iPhoto will and will not like. This reduces my productivity heaps - what should be a very slick and easy task turns into a hair-pulling, eye-poppingly frustrating one.
This of course also mucks up all the other iLife applications eg iDVD - I'm using the albums to create slideshows - dragging and dropping the albums to a slideshow created in iDVD easy? Nope - will not import some photo's. Same goes for iWeb.
There should be no problems with imported photos as I kept all photo's on my old PC organised in a similar way to the Mac does anyway ie by month and then by original and by edited.
I've also tried cleaning thumbnails and entire library (marginal performance achieved) and running onyx to clean permissions etc. I've taken out RAW files and movies taken on camera's to see if that would work...nope. Running out of ideas now...
MacBook Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  

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do you know if it is possible to open multiple instances/windows of iPhoto
As Terence stated, no. The best you can do is to use iPLM or iPhoto Buddy to quickly jump between libraries. Or use iTLM to merge the one library into the other and keep them all in one. In any case take a look at the tip at the end of my signature. It may help protect you against damaged database files which has been an all to common problem here.
Do you Twango?
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

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