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  • 375. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)
    i merely commented that i did not think it was a good idea to take a pro vendor stance when all things clearly do not argue in their favour.


    I didn't take a "pro vendor" stance. I pointed out that you got what you asked for. An Import. But you didn't want an import at all, you wanted two things: an Upgrade and a Merge. Neither of which is an Import.

    It is a long way from calling people names.


    Uh huh.

    Don't be an Apple fanboy.


    ... A long way...

    if you get criticism for explaining the ways Apple does things is a good thing.


    Please quote the passages where I say "the ways Apple does things is a good thing". I have reviewed our conversation and cannot find any examples myself. In fact, I can't find anywhere I mention Apple at all.

    And i did thank you.


    That's why I said:

    Your welcome.


    Regards

    TD
  • 376. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    evillttest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Again, import == merge in the normal, userland world. Applications should be sensible and cater to the enduser. We are not talking about Oracle databases or complicated structures here, as that would not benefit the enduser at all. All they want is their photographs in the same library.

    Last time i checked Apple fanboy is a compliment. And i didn't say you were, i said, 'don't be an Apple fanboy', as in, please keep an objective stance. It would benefit the product and the enduser, which is what this forum is for. It would benefit the vendor as well actually. Do you honestly believe that what you are saying is correct as far as user experience goes? If it were, then why do thousands of people (experienced people i might add) have different intuitive experiences? Wasn't intuitive what the Mac was all about? A simple drag and drop should be protected if it implied more then a simple merge. And drag and drop, integration, was again what Apple was all about.

    You are implicitly defending the Iphoto application from doing the right thing, handling how the way it does an import, by negating what i am saying. And Iphoto is an Apple product after all, so we are talking about Apple.

    But thank you for your contribution, we can call this discussion thread to an end as far as i am concerned. I will fix my database the hard way and do as you suggested, opening library's as i go until Apple provides it's loyal fanbase with a long outstanding necessary update and apologies. In the end were of differing opinion in to what an import means. My apologies if i offended you, but you should take into account a lot of people are affected by this, and that is not a laughing matter, and no one would take it kindly if they are being met with a 'it's not the software, you are doing it wrong' attitude. That's nothing else then insulting the intelligence of users worldwide.
  • 377. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    evillttest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Actually, i did as you suggested and it still exhibits the exact same behaviour, even after a 'proper' import. The software is buggy as ****, unreliable, and i will not use it again. To know that millions of people entrusted their photographs with this software, this vendor, only to know there is no update, no patch, no notification, nothing, is incredibly lame. Again i am stuck with duplicates and all that. Apple has lost my support. I hope they can get it back, but they better work on it fast and read these forums.
  • 378. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)
    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.

    +Through the looking Glass+
  • 379. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    dvdrums Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
    Is it just me or has 10.6.7/iPhoto 9.1.1 (527) solved the freezes?
  • 380. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    lori_diloreto Level 6 Level 6 (16,995 points)
    solved it for me! Halleluja! I am glad I was very very patient and waited for a fix.
  • 381. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    rsouviney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yep...the latest MacOSX update fixed the problem with iPhoto 11 for me too.
  • 382. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    Gary Gamble1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Laurie,

    I have reverted 3 times to iPhoto 8.1.2 on my White 24" iMac, and is working fine. I also have Aperture, and it is working fine. My MacBook Pro is running iPhoto 9.1.1 fine, as well as Aperture. Needless to say, I am reluctant to install 9.1.1 on my iMac after so many problems, as defined by the graphics card problem. Do you have any tips for installation?

    Thanks,

    Gary
  • 383. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    lori_diloreto Level 6 Level 6 (16,995 points)
    I actually thought there was never going to be a fix, but I waited and waited and waited and finally the latest OS X upgrade fixed the problem. I can tell you when I first installed the latest iPhoto my library had a problem upgrading. I did follow a fix I found here in the discussions and upgraded fine, although iPhoto had major problems with our graphic cards I quickly found out. All is fine now though. make sure you backup your library first before upgrading. Good luck!
    Here is the link for the solution to my initial upgraded problem. It is the post with the solved green star.
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=12467219#12467219
  • 384. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    Gary Gamble1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks Lori,

    Installed 9.1.1 and it is not crashing the iMac. It is slower than 8.1.2, but at least I now have compatible iPhoto's on both the iMac and the MacBook Pro. Thanks again for your advice.

    Gary
  • 385. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    Phillip Naylor Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I've just bought a new imac 23" with ilife suite etc installed as standard. I've migrated info from my older imac - running Panther I think, but every time I go to open iphotos (9.1.1) it says I need to run iphoto library upgrader and that I need to reinstall iphotos from the installation disks. I've tried to do this but still get the same message. So now I'm stuck and can't open my photo collection.....major pain this. Can anyone help please ?
  • 386. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    Phillip Naylor Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Problem solved by re installing iPhoto as advised by link on "discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2770168&tstart=0" post by Terence Devlin that reads Re: Unable to launch iPhoto 11
    Posted: Mar 3, 2011 8:18 AM.

    Then upgraded to iphoto 9.1.1 and all fell into place.

    Thanks.
  • 387. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    Jan Olsen1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    So is it ok to buy the upgrade now? I was very skeptical previously from reading all the complaints
  • 388. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    lori_diloreto Level 6 Level 6 (16,995 points)
    I would say it should be safe. I think your iMac is newer than mine so I am not sure of the graphics card you iMac has or even if there was a problem with your graphics card. My iMac had the card that didn't get along with iPhoto and the latest OS X update solved the problem. Always backup your iPhoto library first before installing a newer version of iPhoto.
  • 389. Re: Numerous problems with iPhoto '11
    jestia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's kinda strange. My iPhoto '11 (bought from app store a 3 weeks ago) works super well.

     

    It is quite slow I know, but never crashes.

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