appendix a: troubleshooting 369
Tip: Here’s another, somewhat more interesting way to remove a plug-in. Control-click (or right-click) the
iPhoto icon; from the shortcut menu, choose Show Package Contents. In the resulting window, open the
ContentsÆPlugIns folder, where each plug-in is represented by an easily removable icon.
How many things can go wrong when you print? Let us count the ways.
I can’t print more than one photo per page. It seems like a waste to use a whole
sheet of paper for one 4 x 6 print.
Check the following:
(See Figure 9-2 back in Chapter 9.)
turned on “Multiple photos per page”?
My picture doesn’t fit right on 4 x 6, 5 x 7, or 8 x 10 inch paper.
Most digital cameras produce photos in a 4:3 width-to-height ratio. Unfortunately,
those dimensions don’t fit neatly into any of the standard print sizes.
The solution: Crop the photos first, using the appropriate print size in the Constrain
pop-up menu (see page 164).
Editing and Sharing
Theres not much that can go wrong here, but when it does, it really goes wrong.
iPhoto crashes when I double-click a thumbnail to edit it.
You probably changed a photo file’s name in the Finder—in the iPhoto Library pack-
age, behind the programs back. iPhoto hates this! Only grief can follow.
Sometimes, too, a corrupted picture file will make iPhoto crash when you try to edit
it. To locate the scrambled file in the Finder, Control-click (or right-click) its thumb-
nail; from the shortcut menu, choose Show Original File. Open the file in another
graphics program, use its FileÆSave As command to replace the corrupted picture
file, and then try again in iPhoto.
iPhoto won’t let me use an external graphics program when I double-click a thumb-
Choose iPhotoÆPreferences. Click General. Check the “Edit photo pop-up menu
to make sure that the external programs name is selected. (If not, click “In external
application, and then choose the program you want to use.)

Get iPhoto '08: The Missing Manual now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.