9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2012 2:34 AM by Terence Devlin
rtnuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I currently have a macbook pro retina with Mountain Lion installed.

 

When ever I connect my Ipad, iPhoto freezes. It takes quite a while for the rainbow spin to disappear and the photos to show up.

 

When a memory stick or card is used to import pictures Iphoto can be very slow at times.

 

Is there a fix for this?

 

(Also, is iPhoto supposed to be a heavy app? It makes my macbook pro quite hot and the fans run quite fast so that I can hear them)

 

Thank you for your help.


MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    (Also, is iPhoto supposed to be a heavy app? It makes my macbook pro quite hot and the fans run quite fast so that I can hear them)

     

    That doesn't sound right.

     

    As a Test:

     

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

     

     

    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • 2. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    rtnuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    still get the same rainbow spinner.

     

    I connected the ipad with iphoto open on a new library.

     

    (p.s. you say "that doesn't sound right" for the iphoto freezing or the retina getting hot and the fans running? (or both))?

  • 3. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Both

     

    Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts or Users & Groups on 10.7 and 10.8), make a new Library in that account, import some shots  and see if the problem is repeated there.

  • 4. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    rtnuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no change. still the same.

  • 5. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    I had suspected the Library as the cause or a bunged up cache file, but that rules both of those out.

     

    Back up and reinstall.

     

    To re-install iPhoto

     

    1. Put the iPhoto.app 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

     

    /var/db/receipts/

     

    2c: on 10.7 they're at

     

    /private/var/db/receipts

     

    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 or have a Recent Mac you can find it in your Purchases List.

  • 6. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    rtnuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am new to a mac, but should this fix the issue of heat as well?

     

    When Iphoto is running the computer gets quite hot with the fans running...

     

    I went to the Apple Store to check if everything was normal, and they said it was all fine...

     

    Is there a way to check if your computer is running properly?

     

    Thank you for your help

  • 7. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Yes it should.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 8. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    rtnuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    One last question.

     

    Will deleting the app delete the iphoto library?

     

    Thank you for your help! Will post back after doing the re-installation to see if the issue has been fixed

  • 9. Re: Iphoto freezes when iPad2 is connected
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    No. But of course, you need to have a back up, right? Always have a back up...