I have so many posts about iPhoto in my "saved drafts" area that I figured it is time to get rid of one. This one deals with sharing photos in iPhoto - something that is a fairly painful process still.
In short, if you pull open a remote Library that you'd like to grab a few photos from, and use iPhoto's built in calendar feature to filter that Library to a specific year/month - you will find it is impossible to drag those photos onto your local Library.
To restore the sharing ability, after having selected 142 photos in my case, I had to disable the calendar feature (by clicking the small X in the calendar) clicking on the main shared Library in the source, reselecting all of the photos I wanted, and dragging them onto my local Library.
Ugh. I might switch to Aperature sooner than later. But not until after I put it through the ringer to be sure that the main problems I've had with iPhoto do not exist also in Aperature.
This post was also posted on my personal weblog.