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I can't open my iPhoto Library

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Dec 4, 2012 4:03 AM

Hi, I bought / download the Adobe Photoshop App into my iBook Air but then when I was opening my iPhoto, it didn't work. What have I done wrong and have I lost all my photos in iPhoto? Oh no!!!......

Can anyone help and advise me how to re-install iPhoto? I am wondering whether iPhoto and Adobe Photoshop are compatible.

Please help! Thanks

MacBook Air
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:11 AM (in response to Leopold02)

    Remember: we cannot see your machine. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS.  So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like :



    - What version of iPhoto.

    - What version of the Operating System.

    - Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.

    - History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted?

    - Are there error messages?

    - What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.

    - Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?


    Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to Leopold02)

    I don't believe Photoshop has any role in this.


    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?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Leopold02)

    That means it's trying to get your attention. Click on the bouncing icon.


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