Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to RebeccaW)
what exactly is your iMac model? Is it a PowerPC or does it have an Intel Processor, see "Identifying your Mac".?If it is a PowerPC, you will not be able to run Lion on this machine. Snow Leopard will be the last system compatible with it. Ask in the iMac Forums ( iMac (Intel), or iMac (PPC)) how to upgrade your Mac OS.
My iPhoto Library is not opening. I am getting a message that says You cannot open the application because it is damaged or incomplete.
What is the exact error message? What is "it"? Is really the iPhoto application damaged or more likely your iPhoto Library? If it is your iPhoto library that is damaged, then you do not need to reinstall your iPhoto Application; then rebuilding the iPhoto Library or restoring it from your backup should suffice. And what is your current iPhoto version, that created the library? What kind of backup of your system or iPhoto library do you have?
BTW: This is the iPhoto for IOS devices forum. I have asked the hosts to move your question the iPhoto iLife forum. There will be more experts for iPhoto on earlier macs to help you with this.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to RebeccaW)
Intel chips weren't introduced into Macs until January, 2006. So your iMac is a PowerPPc unit.
What exactly do you mean by "talk" ?
Regarding the library = launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and see if you can create a new, test library. If you can then your current library is damaged. In that case make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and apply the two fixes below in order as needed:
Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.
Select the options identified in the screenshot.
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
- Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
- Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
- Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
- In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
- Click on the Create button.
Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.