Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 7:41 AM (in response to Pete Sinclair)
iPhoto 8 or iPhoto 08 - they're not the same?
Have you tried making the choics in Image Capture (in your Applications Folder) ?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Hi. Thanks for the reply!
It's iPhoto 08. Yes, I've tried making the same choice in Image Capture and the same thing happens - it's fine until I switch the laptop off, Then next time I switch it on, it's gone back to "No application" same as it does on iPhoto preferences.
As long as the laptop is still on, I can quit iPhoto and then when I relaunch it, the "Connecting Camera Opens iPhoto" option is still selected. But if I switch off, back it goes to 'No application'! Sometiimes with these sort of things there is an 'Apply' button to press after you've made a selection in preferences. There isn't with this - I don't know if that's relevant, but either way, it's maddening as the photos don't import properly unless the 'open iPhoto' option is selected.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to Pete Sinclair)
A good general step for strange issues is to renew the iPhoto preference file - quit iPhoto and go to "your user name" ==> library ==> preferences ==> com.apple.iPhoto.plist and trash it - launch iPhoto which creates a fresh new default preference file and reset any personal preferences you have changed and if you have moved the iPhoto library repoint to it. This may help
This does not affect your photos or any database information (keywords, faces, places, ratings, etc) in any way - they are stored in the iPhoto library - the iPhoto preference file simply controls how iPhoto works - which is why renewing it is a good first step.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to LarryHN)
Thanks! I'll try that and let you know how I get on.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to Pete Sinclair)
Ok, so here's what happened...
I decided to back up all my photos anyway, as it's a while since I did it! I then deleted the iPhoto preference file as you described above and relaunched iPhoto.
To my alarm, it wouldn't load at all and told me that my iPhoto library was damaged. It was also giving other error and warning messages about iPhoto upgrades and compatitibility. You can imagine how glad I was that I'd done a back-up at this point!
Anyway, once I'd stopped panicking, I simply recovered the old iPhoto preference file from Trash and restored it to its location in the User Library Preferences folder (overwriting the new one that had been created). To my relief that worked and everything is now back to as it was.
So, no harm done, but of course I still have the same problem. Unless you or anyone else can suggest another fix, I will have to continue to what I do at the moment every time I want to import some photos... Launch iPhoto before I connect the camera, select the "When camera connects open iPhoto" option; quit iPhoto, then connect the camera. A pain - but it does allow me to import photos.
Thanks anyway for your suggestion.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to Pete Sinclair)
Move the iPhoto preference file again and this time launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and rebuild the library with the options checked in this screenshot:
Also delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your
Launch iPhoto and check to see if the problem has been fixed.
NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto. You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 12:27 AM (in response to Pete Sinclair)
Thanks! I'll try that later on today.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Hi Old Toad,
Didn't work I'm afraid. Launching iPhoto with the Option key held down didn't take me to a "Rebuild library" option like the one in the screen shot. It threw up messages telling me to choose a photo library or create a new one; then it would warn me that it was upgrading and that it would be incompatible with earlier versions of iPhoto; then it would tell me that the the photo library was damaged.
Anyway, once again, all I had to do was restore the two files from trash, and I'm back to where I was. I may just have to put up with the cumbersome process of going into preferences and changing it every time I want to download photos. It just seems so weird that it doesn't remember the preference that's ticked. I've never known that happen before.
Once again, thanks for your input.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to Pete Sinclair)
Opps! My bad. It's the Option + Command keys to get you to the rebuild option.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks! I'll try that later and let you know how I get on.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to Pete Sinclair)
You should reply to the post rather than yourself. That way we know who you're replying to. The post I'm replying to does not tell me if it's myself, Larry or Terence you're trying to communicate with.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to Old Toad)
No, I'm afraid that didn't work either! Thanks anyway.