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Images are blank when editing or viewing full size

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Dec 27, 2009 9:35 AM
Installed iphoto v8.1.1 on a Mac Mini Server (OS X 10.6.2 Server) and having trouble with iphoto viewing the full images.

In a new iphoto library I imported images (dragged a folder onto the iphoto icon). This brought in what appeared to be the images but it seems it's only the thumbnails. I can see the images within the events and in the list of photos. However when I double click a photo, nothing happens. If I click edit, I have the thumbs across the top but a black screen below. If I click a photo and select Full Screen from the the View menu, I also get the thumbs across the top and a blank/black screen.

Any ideas?
Mac Mini Server, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Iphoto 8.1.1
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Dec 27, 2009 9:40 AM (in response to Tom Nash)
    Select one of the affected photos in the iPhoto Window and right click on it. From the resulting menu select 'Show File (or 'Show Original File' if that's available). A Finder Window should open with the file selected. Does it?

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • coppercurls Calculating status...
    I am having a similar issue. I had to restore from discs all previous libraries. Not only are some blank but in the info box the 'kind' is blank and the size says 9688735147 GB. I discovered this when I tried to export and obviously couldn't. I tried right clicking the thumbnail and the show file or original was grayed out. I already trashed the libraries and started over. everything appeared ok til after I closed it and it gave the saving dialog box which starts up automatically but you can click the 'later' box. I right-clicked an adjacent file to show file and then right-clicked the problem file next to it to get info and the original is normal. I already rebuilt the library the first time around and that didn't help the giantic GB file. I have about 8 of them.
    imac, 13" MacbookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • neepie Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2009 3:47 PM (in response to Tom Nash)
    I MA HAVING A SIMILAR ISSUE. IWHE I OPEN IPHOTO AND CLICK ON MY PHOTOS INSTEAD OF AN IMAGE I GET A LARGE EXCLAMTION POINT ON MY SCREEN? THIS WAS NOT A PROBLEM UNTIL THIS MORNING. ANY HINTS?
    IMAC, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • MarkandStu Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2009 7:34 PM (in response to neepie)
    I believe this is a link to a previous thread on roughly the same problem. I did not completely solve things for me, but it led me to understanding how to do some manual fixing.

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10797985#10797985
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Dec 27, 2009 11:32 PM (in response to neepie)
    neepie

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    The !turns up when iPhoto loses the connection between the thumbnail in the iPhoto Window and the file it represents.

    Option 1
    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.

    If that fails:

    Option 2
    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords, faces and places back.

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.


    Regards

    TD

    ps Please don't type in block capitals. They are hard to read and on the forum you seem like you are rudely shouting at everybody.
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Dec 28, 2009 8:03 AM (in response to Tom Nash)
    Assuming the file is okay, that sounds like an OS level problem. Will the jpegs display in Safari? Will they display in another account?

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM

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