7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2014 3:39 AM by itsmenivlek
Peliy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Dear Expert,

 

I cannot open iPhoto. Its status is always "Application Not Responding". I use iPhoto '08 and my operating system is Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Leopard Snow). 3 days ago it work normal. I didn't erase any file or install any software. Can anyone tell me, how can I fix it? Thank you.

 

Feriy


iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: iPhoto is not responding
    Peliy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried this:

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto.

     

    And I choose all option, but it didn't work and still not responding.

     

     

     

    Thank you

  • 2. Re: iPhoto is not responding
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    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?

  • 3. Re: iPhoto is not responding
    Peliy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    I have tried it but it's still not responding.

     

    And I tried this (quote from LarryHN, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2433453 ):

    iPhoto preference file - quit iPhoto and go to "your user name" ==> library ==> preferences ==> com.apple.iPhoto.plist and trash it - launch iPhoto which creates a fresh new default preference file and reset any personal preferences you have changed and if you have moved the iPhoto library repoint to it.

     

    But with this way, I should renew all of my iPhoto Library (I must reimport all of my photos). For edited photos, I do this way:

     

    Locate your old iPhoto library (usually in pictures folder) ==> right click on your old iPhoto Library (don't ever double click it, cause it makes your iPhoto not Responding again. When you have done it, you must delete "com.apple.iPhoto.plist" again with the same way) ==> Show Package Contents ===> search your important photos on those folders ===> copy them ===> make a new temporary folder (I maked it on desktop, so I can find it easily) ===> paste them ===> open iPhoto and import them to library.

     

    This way is not the best way, but it helps. I don't know another better way to repair my iPhoto.

     

     

    Thank to you Terence Devlin and LarryHN

    Feriy

  • 4. Re: iPhoto is not responding
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    And I tried this (quote from LarryHN, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2433453 ):

    iPhoto preference file - quit iPhoto and go to "your user name" ==> library ==> preferences ==> com.apple.iPhoto.plist and trash it

     

    You do not have to reimport all your Photos if you do this.

     

    Your next paragraph, about sourcing files in the Library is incomplete and you could very easily end up with thumbnails instead of photos.

     

    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.  

  • 5. Re: iPhoto is not responding
    rudedawg78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Terence!  Your advice fixed my problem with iPhoto not responding.  That iPhoto Library Manager saved the day for me.  Now I am back in business.  Thank you!

  • 6. Re: iPhoto is not responding
    greensign Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did all of the above - except the iPhoto Manager, my MacBook is an Intel but not Intel 2, so I can't get that software

    I guess the only thing I can do is re-install SL...

  • 7. Re: iPhoto is not responding
    itsmenivlek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it worked for me thanx heeps terence