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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Non-working Export menu in iPhoto '08!

No, I am not about to post an iPhoto tip for the second day in a row. The tip will come later today. This is actually a fix to a problem that you might experience since you have installed iLife '08. If you have installed the Facebook Exporter for iPhoto that I mentioned previously on this website, you will notice that the Export dialog doesn't work in iPhoto '08. It seems that this plugin is not compatible with the latest version of iPhoto. There should be an update to this plugin very soon. In the meantime, if you want to use the Export feature, you'll have to find a way to uninstall this plugin. To get it working again:

1. Close iPhoto.
2. In the Applications folder, right-click on iPhoto and choose "Show Package Contents".
3. Open the "Contents" folder.
4. Open "PlugIns".
5. Delete the file called "Facebook.iPhotoExporter".
6. Reopen iPhoto!

This is not perfect because you'll lose the Facebook Exporter but you will at least be able to use the Export menu until the developer updates the exporter.

The real tip is coming later today!

4 Comments:

Blogger Bracken and Ali said...

New iPhoto Facebook exporter is up and running on Macupdate and Facebook. It works with my iPhoto '08. Get it here http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24401/facebook-exporter-for-iphoto

August 14, 2007 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Komal said...

thank you so much for the instruction. i uninstalled successfully!

October 10, 2007 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger xenolon said...

i didn't have any third-party exporters, but this did lead me to solving my problem. thanks.

January 4, 2008 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger DC1974 said...

Found this post through a Google search. Thought I'd let others know that this solution works for older versions of iPhoto as well. I have iPhoto 2 and Export didn't work until unselected the Facebook exporter option.

July 18, 2008 at 11:58 PM  

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