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Dale99 Calculating status...
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Oct 23, 2011 6:57 PM

iPhoto 9.1.5 has suddenly begun to crash/shut down (no message, just disappears from screen) when I try to import photos from any source.  Tried to use a new library, but that doesn't help. I am running Snow Leopard v 10.6.8.  Tried to fix permissions, but that didn't help either. I don't have the 3ivx app, so those solutions don't work for me.  When I relaunch iPhoto holding down the option key, it makes a new library, but still crashes when I try to import.  I've upgraded to iPhoto 9.2, and still the same problem. Can anyone help? I don't have an iPhoto crash report log in the crashreporter folder. Thanks. Mac Pro tower 2.66 GHz Dual Core.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 11:04 PM (in response to Dale99)

    Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts) and see if the problem is repeated there. If it is, then a re-install of the app might be indicated. If it's not, then it's likely the app is okay and the problem is something in the main account.







  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 12:51 PM (in response to Dale99)

    Well back up your Library first. You should always have an up-to-date backup


    To re-install iPhoto


    1. Put the in the trash (Drag it from your Applications Folder to the trash)


    2a: On 10.5:  Go to HD/Library/Receipts and remove any pkg file there with iPhoto in the name.


    2b: On 10.6: Those receipts may be found as follows:  In the Finder use the Go menu and select Go To Folder. In the resulting window type




    2c: on 10.7 they're at




    A Finder Window will open at that location and you can remove the iPhoto pkg files.


    3. Re-install.


    If you purchased an iLife Disk, then iPhoto is on it.


    If iPhoto was installed on your Mac when you go it then it’s on the System Restore disks that came with your Mac. Insert the first one and opt to ‘Install Bundled Applications Only.


    If you purchased it on the App Store you can find it in your Purchases List.


  • rajfromcarmel Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2011 7:19 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    I'm having the same issue.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:28 PM (in response to Dale99)

    What format is the other disk?

  • the king Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:35 PM (in response to Dale99)

    Try trash the 3ivx folder from



    HD/Library/Application Support



    I found this in  another discussion and it worked for me.

  • MrEdmundo Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2011 1:46 AM (in response to Dale99)

    I'm having the same problem and have tried everything, did you manage to get this resolved? if so how?

  • lisefrombarrie Calculating status...
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    Dec 17, 2011 8:41 AM (in response to MrEdmundo)

    I'm having the same problems...iphoto and idvd continually freeze up or crash while I'm working in them. I have Snow Leopard.  My Mac is older. Processor is 2.4 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo. Memory is 1 GB 667 MHZ DDR2 SDRAM.  I've tried reinstalling Snow Leopard, iLife11 and still have the same problem.  Anyone know if this could be a memory issue?  Or any other suggestions.  I've verified and repaired permissions, tried creating a new profile and removed as many photos, etc as possible but nothing has worked so far.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Dec 17, 2011 9:26 AM (in response to lisefrombarrie)

    I GB of memory is the bare minimum RAM necessary to run 10.6.


    Post the first 50 lines only of the crash log.






  • lisefrombarrie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 17, 2011 2:27 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    Here it is.  Thanks for the help.


    Process:         iPhoto [295]

    Path:            /Applications/


    Version:         9.2.1 (9.2.1)

    Build Info:      iPhotoProject-628000000000000~3

    Code Type:       X86 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [102]



    Date/Time:       2011-12-17 17:23:39.058 -0500

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)

    Report Version:  6



    Interval Since Last Report:          -581533 sec

    Crashes Since Last Report:           29

    Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  -21949 sec

    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   20

    Anonymous UUID:                      10FD95C6-FE92-4729-81A0-7334681656E9



    Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)

    Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000a, 0x00000000299c9000

    Crashed Thread:  41



    Thread 0:  Dispatch queue:

    0   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x9718bafa mach_msg_trap + 10

    1   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x9718c267 mach_msg + 68

    2   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x971c15ba thread_get_state + 173

    3   libobjc.A.dylib                         0x988e5408 _cache_collect_free + 368

    4   libobjc.A.dylib                         0x988e4c8d _cache_fill + 514

    5   libobjc.A.dylib                         0x988eccc5 lookUpMethod + 187

    6   libobjc.A.dylib                         0x988e4417 _class_lookupMethodAndLoadCache + 40

    7   libobjc.A.dylib                         0x988e3fc3 objc_msgSend + 83

    8                        0x940992bc -[NSView _recursiveDisplayAllDirtyWithLockFocus:visRect:] + 1600

    9                        0x940995f1 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayAllDirtyWithLockFocus:visRect:] + 2421

    10                        0x940995f1 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayAllDirtyWithLockFocus:visRect:] + 2421

    11                        0x940995f1 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayAllDirtyWithLockFocus:visRect:] + 2421

    12                        0x940977db -[NSView _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectFor View:topView:] + 711

    13                        0x94098750 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectFor View:topView:] + 4668

    14                        0x94098750 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectFor View:topView:] + 4668

    15                        0x94098750 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectFor View:topView:] + 4668

    16                        0x941368ef -[NSNextStepFrame _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectFor View:topView:] + 311

    17                        0x94093c96 -[NSView _displayRectIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectForView:] + 3309

    18                        0x93ff484b -[NSView displayIfNeeded] + 818

    19                        0x93fa860d -[NSNextStepFrame displayIfNeeded] + 98

    20                        0x93fbdb64 -[NSWindow displayIfNeeded] + 204

    21                    0x989ce90c __NSFirePerformWithOrder + 531

    22                0x962a9e02 __CFRunLoopDoObservers + 1186

    23                0x96265d1d __CFRunLoopRun + 557

    24                0x962653f4 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 452

    25                0x96265221 CFRunLoopRunInMode + 97

    26                     0x907ffe04 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 392

    27                     0x907ffaf5 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 158

    28                     0x907ffa3e BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 81

    29                        0x93fc5595 _DPSNextEvent + 847

    30                        0x93fc4dd6 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 156

    31                        0x93f871f3 -[NSApplication run] + 821

    32                        0x93f7f289 NSApplicationMain + 574

    33                        0x0001159a 0x1000 + 66970

    34                        0x00010a29 0x1000 + 64041

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