Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to Smallwonders1192)
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?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I received the same error :/
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to Smallwonders1192)
Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts or Users & Groups on 10.7 and 10.8), make a new Library in that account, import some shots and see if the problem is repeated there. If it is, then a re-install of the app might be indicated. If it's not, then it's likely the app is okay and the problem is something in the main account.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to Smallwonders1192)
That worked to switch accounts. You sir are a genius and just saved me. Thanks so much
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 11:04 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I have the same problem. I tried to import some photos into iphoto, but it didn't work - I think as there wasn't enough space. However, the photos were imported onto my hard drive. I then created some more space, and was able to import a second batch of photos from my camera directly to iphoto. I'm now trying to import the first batch of photos from the hard drive into iphoto. However, I keep getting an error message.
I tried the first solution - create a new library, and I was able to import them into the new library. However, I want them in the old library with my other photos, as they are part of the same event! Any ideas please?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 8:34 PM (in response to Beanieskis)
A trick that works for me is to use the Image Capture app to copy the images to my hard drive, then import into iPhoto. It's also a quick way to delete the photos you don't want to keep on your iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Tash Koze)
Switching account help determine that the problem was system wide and could be either a problem with your original account or some preference files. To narrow it down further go back to your account and Try the following:
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).
or with Lion and Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
3 - launch iPhoto and try again.
NOTE 1: 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.
If that fails to fix the problem post back for one last fix scenario.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 4:24 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I had the same problem importing my photos from my camera into iphotos. Creating a new library worked for me - thank you for the advice. However I would like to merge the two libraries together. What do I need to do?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Oops! Now I can't see to locate my main iphoto library!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2014 10:36 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
that still gave me the same error message.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2014 11:25 AM (in response to hazelt)
That was just a test. Since the new library worked your old library is damaged. So apply the two fixes below in order as needed:
1 - launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.
2 - run Option #4 to rebuild the database.
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
2 - click on the Add Library button and select the library you want to add in the selection window..
3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the Library ➙ 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 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.