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tjdevel07 Calculating status...
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Nov 14, 2012 2:47 PM

I am running on OS X 10.7.5 and iPhoto 9.4.2

 

Each time I try opening iPhoto it fails to launch.

 

I have tried dragging iPhoto to the Trash and re-installing via the App Store. I repeated that and also removed the two pkg. files which contained iPhoto in the name before re-installing. Neither of these worked.
If I lose the photo library from the last month I don't mind too much- the rest is backed up.
Does anybody know how I can get iPhoto working again?

 

Thank you.

 

 

The error report is as follows:

 

 

Process:         iPhoto [20413]

Path:            /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

Identifier:      com.apple.iPhoto

Version:         9.4.2 (9.4.2)

Build Info:      iPhotoProject-710042000000000~2

App Item ID:     408981381

App External ID: 11723545

Code Type:       X86 (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [127]

 

 

Date/Time:       2012-11-14 22:40:33.891 +0000

OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63)

Report Version:  9

 

 

Interval Since Last Report:          14763 sec

Crashes Since Last Report:           7

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   5

Anonymous UUID:                      90CD1FD3-83A2-4141-93BF-7D396E189A5D

 

 

Crashed Thread:  0

 

 

Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)

Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

 

 

Application Specific Information:

dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

 

 

Dyld Error Message:

  Library not loaded: @rpath/PhotoFoundation.framework/Versions/A/PhotoFoundation

  Referenced from: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

  Reason: image not found

 

 

Binary Images:

   0x26000 -   0xd12feb  com.apple.iPhoto (9.4.2 - 9.4.2) <3AC6405B-33E2-3184-9F20-4C9CC5256A3A> /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

  0xea4000 -   0xf84fe7  org.python.python (2.6.7 - 2.6.7) <61DBA92A-C39A-3A52-86F2-59CF9D310CB4> /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python

0x8fe25000 - 0x8fe57aa7  dyld (195.6 - ???) <3A866A34-4CDD-35A4-B26E-F145B05F3644> /usr/lib/dyld

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to tjdevel07)

    Library not loaded: @rpath/PhotoFoundation.framework/Versions/A/PhotoFoundation

      Referenced from: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

      Reason: image not found

    It appears that iPhoto is missing a framework so it needs to be reinstalled. To do so you'll have to delete the current application and all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the:

     

    HD/Library/Receipts folder (10.5 and earlier)

     

    or from the /var/db/receipts/  folder (10.6) .

     

    goreceiptsfolder.PNG

     

    or from the /private/var/db/receipts folder (10.7 or later)

    goreceiptsfolder10.7.PNG


    Then install iPhoto from the source it came from originally.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to tjdevel07)

    Open the iPhoto application and check to see if the PhotoFoundation file is located where it's supposed to be:

    Find Any File001.jpg

     

    You can open the application in the Finder like this screenshot shows how to open the iPhoto library:

    open.PNG

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to tjdevel07)

    You've not supposed to be able to open it.  Just wanted to know if it were in the iPhoto application package.  Run Disk Utility and repair disk permissions.  See if that will help.

  • Jacquesalt Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    Hello -

    I am having the same issues as above, have tried everything including Run Disk Utility and repair disk permissions and restarting and I am still getting the same error message when trying to open iPhoto. HELP, please!

     

    Thanks

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to Jacquesalt)

    Apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

    iP93rebuild.PNG

     

    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #3, followed by #4 and then #1 as needed.

     

    Fix #2

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

    1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.

     

    2 - click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.

     

    3 - 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.

     

    4 - In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.

     

    5 - 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.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

  • Jacquesalt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    Sorry to be dense, but it won't let me launch it. I keep getting the error message:

     

    iPhoto can't open because of a problem.

    Please check with the developer to make sure iPhoto works with this version of Mac OS X. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates......

     

    I am on OS X 10.7.5.  The iPhoto I reinstalled I found under 'purchased" items in the App Store. Says it was purchased Oct. 2012.

     

    ?????????

    thank you so much!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to Jacquesalt)

    Two more tests:

     

    First:

     

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

    User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).

    home.PNG

    or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
    Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto
    folder

     

    iP11mtlioncache.png

    3 - launch iPhoto and try again.

     

    NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.

     

    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

     

    Next, if the above didn't help, log into another user account on your Mac and try running iPhoto from there.

  • Jacquesalt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to tjdevel07)

    UUGGHHH. I tried all of that AND logged on as a guest user and I am still getting the same message every time I try to open iPhoto.

     

    iPhoto can't open because of a problem.

    Please check with the developer to make sure iPhoto works with this version of Mac OS X. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates

     

    thank you!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to Jacquesalt)

    It sounds like a reinstall of iPhoto is indicated but to do so you'll have to delete the current application and all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the:

     

    HD/Library/Receipts folder (10.5 and earlier)

     

    or from the /var/db/receipts/  folder (10.6) .

     

    goreceiptsfolder.PNG

     

    or from the /private/var/db/receipts folder (10.7 or later)

    goreceiptsfolder10.7.PNG


    Then install iPhoto from the source it came from originally.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,030 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to tjdevel07)

    Then you can try the following:

     

    Starting over from scratch with new library

     

    Start over with a new library and import the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from your original library as follows:

     

    1. Open the library package like this.

     

    open.PNG

     

     

    2. Launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.

     

    3. Drag the subfolders of the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from the open iPhoto Library package into the open iPhoto window a few at a time.

     

    iPhotolibcontents.PNG

     

     

    This will create a new library with the same Events (but not necessarily the same Event names) as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.

     

    Note:  your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.

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