Nasty iPhoto 4 comments bug

You can apply comments to the wrong photo by accident by doing the following:

  • Select an album or Last Film Roll that has more than one photo
  • Drag your photo zoom slider all the way to the right so you see just one photo
  • Select photo 1
  • Type in some comments for photo 1
  • Now Click on the down arrow in the photo pane (or scroll down with your mouse scroll wheel)
  • Notice the comments box still has the comments for photo 1
  • Click in the blank area around the photo
  • Photo 1’s comments are now applied to photo 2

Solution If you edit comments this way, edit the comment and then click in the blank area to get iPhoto to save the comments before you scroll to a new picture.