Did you install iPhoto along with iMovie? To resinstall iPhoto you'll have to delete the current application and all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the:
HD/Library/Receipts folder (10.5 and earlier)
or from the /var/db/receipts/ folder (10.6) .
or from the /private/var/db/receipts folder (10.7 or later)
Then install iPhoto from the source it came from originally, in your case the iLife 11 disk which will give you iPhoto 9.0. You can then upgrade via the updaters either in Software Update or from the Apple Downloads website.
Next so the following:
1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your
User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.
2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your
User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).
or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
3 - launch iPhoto and try again.
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.
NOTE 2: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.
Once you do that try opening your library. If that fails launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library. Import some photos and check to see if the same problem persists. Report back with the results.
As for iMovie ask in the iMovie community
I did everything above right down to the point of re-install from the ilife disc.
During the questionning part it flagged up that I had an invalid certificate and that it may not install correctly. I carried on of course and installed.
When I now try to load I get a message saying 'You cant open the application iPhoto because it may be damaged or incomplete'
I then carried on from your message to try and find the
folder, this it wouldnt locate.
I am thinking that maybe it didnt upload because you require the update, but when i went to the Apple site, there are 47 updates all recommended for iPhoto, do I have to upload all of them....?????
Thanks for your help so far...this is exactly what I need, to be walked through it as I am not Imac savvy !!
Try reinstalling iPhoto but before you do, turn of auto time setting in the System preferences, set the date on your Mac back to before March of 2012 (or whatever the date on the certificate says)
Then reset the auto time set and date in System preference, reboot and try iPhoto again. You'll have to update it to the latest verson as before.
tried what you said, didnt work, got a long error message. Tried unistalling and going through the process again as described, removing the items from folders etc, reinstalled by setting time back before certificate, rebooting etc and now am getting a small message saying the app is incomplete or damaged.
Getting worried now !!
Any more suggestions ?
hi Old Toad,
last night I did another clear out and reinstall, setting time again etc as you instructed, by some strange quirk when i then launched iPhoto it again prompted to update. Previously it had about a 65mb file, this time it was a much larger update file and took 30mins to upload.
And well, iPhoto now works, all my library is intact and the feel good factor has returned ! Thank you for your assistance, I didnt fancy the whole Lion re-install process so thankfully we are all back to normal.....apart from my iMovie issue ha ha which I still need to sort.