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patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my iPhoto upgraded badly and now everytime i open an image it shuts down. how do i fix this?

what happened was that intenet went off while i was upgrading. when it came back on it finished upgrading but now, everytime i add a picture to iPhoto it tells me to trace the picture to one on the computer, when i click "search in finder" iPhoto instantly shuts down. now i'm sure i have those pics on my pc.

how do i solve this??

help!!!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    what is the exact error message you get? In the iPhoto preferences is "copy imported items to the iPhoto library checked"?

     

    Depress the option key and launch iPhoto - create a new test library and import a few photos to it - does it work properly?

     

    LN

  • 2. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it doesn't work. when i carry the pictures iphot uploads them but doesn't show them. however now it doesn't shut down

  • 3. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    And the answers are?

     

    1 - what is the exact error message you get?

     

    2 - In the iPhoto preferences is "copy imported items to the iPhoto library checked"?

     

    3 - Depress the option key and launch iPhoto - create a new test library and import a few photos to it - does it work properly?

     

    LN

  • 4. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i get no message now. it's like it loads the picture but doesn't show it. if i click edit this message shows: La foto “(null)” non può essere aperta, perché non è stato trovato l'elemento originale.  but my iPhoto is swt in italian as it is my first language. also it says thath the picture is not on line.

    i tried depressing the option key lke you suggested but nothing changes.

    P

  • 5. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    Are you saying that you can not create a new library and import a few photos into it as a test?

     

    In the iPhoto preferences is "copy imported items to the iPhoto library" checked or have you unchecked it?

     

    LN

  • 6. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it was checked and i unchecked it but i still cannot create a new libary or even upload a new image.

  • 7. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    DO NOT UNCHECK the preference to 'copy imoported items to the iPhoto library" that was a question - not a suggestion - it should be checked

     

    What exactly happens when you try to create a new library?

     

    LN

  • 8. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok so this is what happens when i open my iphoto.

    it goes into events and the little circle keeps going round and round like it's loading but never stops. if i select new album and i drag the picture into iphoto it loads it in a realy short time and then i see no picture. however at the top there is written "album.. one photo". i repeat i see no icon with the picture on the iphoto deck. if i click edit, it tells me that the picture can't be open as the original file hasn't been found. when i click "search for the original file" iPhoto shuts down.

     

    i'm really worried

  • 9. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    Ok that helps - Back up your iPhoto library, Depress and hold the option (alt) and command keys and launch iPhoto - rebuild your iPhoto library

     

    LN

  • 10. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok i tried it but the same message appears. if i delete iphoto and re-install it would it help? would i have to pay?

  • 11. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    That sounds like you have imported photos with the copy preference turned off - have you?

     

    LN

  • 12. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no it's back on

  • 13. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    But have you ever imported any photos while that preference was unchecked - at any time in the past?

     

    LN

  • 14. Re: my iPhoto upgraded badly.
    patafix95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No i haven't do you think that if i delete iphoto and re-install it would it help? would i have to pay?

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