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iPhoto 9.4 - Takes 8 minutes+ to quit it

253 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2012 4:55 PM by Steven Richason RSS
Steven Richason Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 21, 2012 4:24 AM

Updated to iPhoto 9.4 yesterday morning. Came home from work and Launchpad showed it as still installing. I restarted, that fixed that.

Ever since, iPhoto has been EXTREMELY lethartgic. Takes several minutes to open (as opposed to about 30 seconds) and forEVER to close (as opposed to about 30 seconds). I have 215GB of photos/videos - I really hope this isn't in the process of corrupting them. I already fixed permissions and repaired the DB to see if that would fix it.


Actually, I was able to mill about the house, write this post and get ready for work while awaiting iPhoto to close (also, it's using bout 200% of my Core i7).

I checked it in the Finder and it looks like this:


Any ideas?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2), i7, 8GB, 750GB
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 5:32 AM (in response to Steven Richason)

    I think you have a faulty install of iPhoto ever since this


    Came home from work and Launchpad showed it as still installing.


    So, I would re-install.


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


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