Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 2:07 AM (in response to Manxman 2000)
1 and 4: Nothing unusual there, Apple change these things around from time to time.
2 and 3:
Try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.
If that fails:
Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)
This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.
Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thank you for the reply.
For point 2 above - I have completed Option 1 and iPhoto appears to be quitting a bit quicker.
For point 3 above - it seems to be just associated with movies. As I put in a reply to someone else, when I press (command K) the keywords in the pane either come up greyed out or random keywords are highlighted in blue (those associated with some of the photos in my library).
Clicking on any of the keywords in the keyword pane has no effect with these movies.
In the Info pane for each movie the correct keyword does show up though.
Do I go for option 2?
Thanks once again for giving up your time to help us all.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to Manxman 2000)
I have just noticed that when selecting the keyword pane (command K) the keywords highlighted for the movie - those in blue - are the same as those for the very last photo I selected.
As I mentioned previosly, the keywords in the Info pane are correct though!