Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I have a similar issue. I have a new iMac 21.5" with iPhoto '11. I moved over 5,000 photos from my old computer (iPhoto '09) by dragging the iPhoto library onto an external hard drive, then dropping it into my new Pictures folder. I then also loaded photos directly from my camera into iPhoto '11.
iPhoto has crashed at least 4 times in the past day, and as I scroll through the photo thumbnails, they disappear as I scroll. If I try to double click on anything newer than about March 2012 (when, coincidentally, I got a new lens), I can see the thumbnails below, but get the triangle with the exclamation. The photos I loaded from my camera are gone.
Also, anything I try to do in iPhoto on my new, lightning-fast computer responds with a beach ball.
Should I start over? Is there a better way to bring the photos over?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 8:07 AM (in response to janesomers)
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 ModeratedJan 1, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
So far, so good. Now I'm trying to import the photos from my camera.
If this works, should I be able to drop in my old iPhoto library from my external drive?
Also - thanks for the quick reply. Happy New Year!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Version '11 9.4.1 (701.67)
I did a second library rebuild and this seems to have solved the problem, thank you.
BUT, why did it happen in the first place
AND how can I stop it happenning again ?