Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to acklygi)
How big was the Pic ?
Did you Force Quit iChat before Shutting Down ?
Which OS are you using ?
Very large pics can make iChat look like it has frozen when it is just trying to get enough info across to show the pic in-line which can take time.
Using the Power button to do a Hard Shut down can leave iChat with odd info in the .plists about it's logged in state which will not match the servers (particularly with AIM logins).
Which OS you are using will effect how I tell you to fix the second item if you confirm the first.
Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
Mac OS X (10.6.8),
"Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Seriously