Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 11:49 PM (in response to macbook2222)
Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts or Users & Groups on 10.7) 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.
I also can't see my photos unless I click on them.
That's a different problem, isn't it? The OP can see the pics but not the edits.
It sounds like you have an issue seeing the Thumbnails in the iPhoto Window - is that correct? If so, then reinstalling is not the way to go. That won't fix an issue within an Library.
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. Include the option to rebuild the thumbnails. It can take 3 or 4 goes for this to work
Note: Back Up. You should always have a good back up of all important data on your computer. That's as basic as a helmet on a motorbike or a seatbelt in a car.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 5:23 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks Terence and Larry for the quick responses.
Larry, I should have said that when I view the photo itself in iPhoto, the edits are not visible (e.g. I have to be in edit mode to see previous edits).
Terence, I tried importing the iPhoto library to a new account, but the problem popped up there too. If there is a problem with the main account, what do you suggest as a next step?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to macbook2222)
Update: I have found one workaround for the problem - if I duplicate the photo, the copy behaves the same way at first, but when I make a new edit and then save, the copy updates itself in the Modified folder and the problem goes away.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks, Terence - I misunderstood. I created a test account with a new library and added new photos. I did not have the same problem viewing the edits to those photos. (However, the problem doesn't happen with every photo in my existing library, so I'm not sure if there is actually no problem in the new library or if I haven't just run into it yet!). Any thoughts? Thanks again for your help.