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iPhoto, OS X Lion: About the "file is locked because you haven't made any changes to it recently" message

Symptoms

In OS X Lion, when you begin editing a photo from your iPhoto Library with Preview as the photo editor, you will receive the following message:

 "file is locked because you haven't made any changes to it recently" 

Resolution

Click the Unlock option in Preview when prompted. After editing the photo, the edited photo appears in your iPhoto Library.

Note: Clicking Duplicate places the edited photo on your desktop (or another location you have selected). The edited version of the photo will not appear in iPhoto.

Last Modified: Aug 19, 2011
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