I've lost my photos (crashed hdd, iPhoto library on Time Machine corrupt too).  Is there a way to create a picture from the thumbnail that remains in iPhoto?  The quality is obviously poor, but better than nothing.

I've lost my photos (crashed hdd, iPhoto library on Time Machine corrupt too).  Is there a way to create a picture from the thumbnail that remains in iPhoto?  The quality is obviously poor, but better than nothing.

Time machine should have a good copy - how are you determining that it is corrupt
If you want the thumbnails as photos right click on the iPhoto library and make a copy of the data folder and then import it into a new iPhoto library - it contains your thumbnails
LN

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