Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to rdervin)
Sounds like your iPhoto Library has some sort of corruption. Basically you see all the "thumbnails" but double clicking on them produces a blank screen or a screen with an esclamation mark.
If this is the case, do you use time machine?
If yes, ensure you have a current back up. If no, they you will want to back up your iPhoto LIbrary before you start troubleshooting it.
Do you use time machine??
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to rdervin)
Make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and apply the two fixes below in order as needed:
Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.
Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #3, followed by #4 and then #1 as needed.
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
2 - click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option.
4 - In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
5 - Click on the Create button.
Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments. However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 11:36 AM (in response to Old Toad)
thanks i am going to try this now ,
i will let you know how it goes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 1:18 PM (in response to Old Toad)
i have tried fix 1 , and this did not work,
i have started fix 2 but when i get to step 3 - i do not see the option to click 'rebuild library'
it is not available in the 'file' menu
any other suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to rdervin)
First, while trying to follow the steps in "Fix 2", ensure you see the words "iPhoto Library Manager" directly beside the apple. When you do, then got to file, you should see what you are looking for.
Let us know
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 1:45 PM (in response to rdervin)
Look under the library menu
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:57 AM (in response to LarryHN)
ok , so i have now rebuilt the library, but the issue is still happening,
it seems to be happening less frequently , but it is still there,
how do i know if iPhoto is pointing to the new rebuilt library?
maybe it is still looking at the old one ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to rdervin)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to KarenSelena)
so iPhoto is definitely pointing to the new rebuilt library,
but i am still getting the same problem :-(
is there anything else I can try ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to rdervin)
Unfortunaly, the recommended course of action at this point, is to restore from a back up. You don't have a back up.
If you have no back up in place, you can do what is referred to as a "manual rebuild" of the iPhoto Library, however it will only get the original images you imported into iPhoto back. It will not bring back any albums, slideshows, books / cards / calendars etc. you created in iPhoto.
Before continueing with this step, they still recommend you back up your "bad" iphoto library for precausionary measures. You can do this, by dragging it to an external drive, and waiting for it to copy, or if you have enough room on the computer hard drive, you can duplicte the existing bad iPhoto Library. NOTE - you may already have a back up from doing previous steps above.
Once the back up is finished, you would need to do the following:
- go to finder / home folder / pictures - right click on the original iPhoto Library and select "show package content". Locate a folder entitled "masters" and drag it out to your desktop
- hold down your option key on your keyboad, and with the option key held down launch iPhoto. A window will open asking what photo library you would like to use. Select the "create new" button at the bottom, and create a new iPhoto Library
- when this new iPhoto window opens, it will be completely blank. You must then go to "file / import to library - select the desktop, then the folder called "masters" and import it
- this will re-import all you pictures back into this new library
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to KarenSelena)
i've just tried that solution, and the issue is still happening.
the first photo i tried to enhance has turn all white instantly.
is there anything else I can try ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to rdervin)
does anyone else have any suggestions?