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iPhoto freezes

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Daniel Karaczun Calculating status...
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Jan 3, 2013 1:38 PM

I have over 26000 images in iPhoto and now it freezes up everytime I try to scroll through the library. Does anyone know how to fix this?

iMac (Flat Panel), Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to Daniel Karaczun)

    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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to Daniel Karaczun)

    Also how much free space on your hard drive and RAM do you have?

     

    OT

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:26 AM (in response to Daniel Karaczun)

    Is the Library on the external drive? If so, what format is the drive?

     

    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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    Jan 4, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to Daniel Karaczun)

    An iPhoto 11 library is good for 1,000,000 images. I have 20k more images that you have in my Library and no such problems.

     

    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.

     

    If that fails:

     

    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)

     

     

    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.

     

     

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. 

    Regards

     

    TD 

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to Daniel Karaczun)

    Sorry but I'm not sure what you're asking there.

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