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mica44 Calculating status...
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Jan 10, 2013 1:50 PM

In iPhoto 9, vers. 8.1.2, new uploads turn black after editing in iPhoto and content is "0", meaning I can't export anything. I can revert to original, but in edited form the content is gone! This seems to be with my new Nikon camera images only. I don't really have to use their  software to upload images, do I? I want to go from camera to iPhoto direct. I should be able to edit photos in iPhoto and export them.

iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.6.8), cool pix Nikon
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:27 PM (in response to mica44)

    This is an issue with some Nikon cameras and some iPhoto installations on 10.6. There is no known resolution at this time.

     

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback and report the bug

     

    You can try re-install your system software.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to mica44)

    there is no known resolution at this time.

     

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback and report the bug

     

    You can try re-install your system software.

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to mica44)

    Hopefully the issue will be resolved with an upgrade - I would use the Nikon software as a workaround until it is resolved

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to mica44)

    No idea - there is no known resolution at this time - hopefully there will be - it might be OS, it might be iPhoto or it might be Nikon firmware - no idea

     

    I would certainly report the porblem to both Apple and Nikon

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:50 AM (in response to mica44)

    I've yet to see a report of the issue on later versions of the OS. As I believe the issue is with 10.6, and that have been superseded twice now, I would not expect any further updates to it.

  • tomcat907 Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to mica44)

    I am running 10.7.5 and I still have this problem. It has occurred on pictures imported from Sony, Nikon and Fuji cameras and always happens when a photo is edited in iPhoto.

     

    I cannot believe that this problem can't be fixed.

     

    My lastest uploads that turned black is when a photo was flipped, then edited, although it seems like it happens only 90% of the time.

     

    YOU SHOULD NOT edit in iPhoto, or at leaset you should experiement after editing a photo by flipping back and forth through the edited photos to be sure the photo doesn't go black.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:50 PM (in response to tomcat907)
    I still have this problem. It has occurred on pictures imported from Sony, Nikon and Fuji cameras

     

     

    Do the resulting files also end up at 0 kb? If not, then it's not the same issue.

     

    There are several possible causes for the Black Screen issue

     

    1. Permissions in the Library: 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. Include the option to check and repair permissions.

     

    2. Minor Database corruption: 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.

     

    3. A Damaged Photo: Select one of the affected photos in the iPhoto Window and right click on it. From the resulting menu select 'Show File (or 'Show Original File' if that's available). (On iPhoto 11 this option is under the File -> Reveal in Finder.) Will the file open in Preview? If not then the file is damaged. Time to restore from your back up.

     

    4. A corrupted iPhoto Cache: Trash the com.apple.iPhoto folder from HD/Users/Your Name/Library/ Caches...

     

    5. A corrupted preference file: Trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder. (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)

     

    If none of these help:

     

    As a Test:

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key 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 (121,655 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to mica44)

    My response was to tomcat907.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

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