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iPhoto will not open in 10.7.5

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Tom Lockwood Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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Feb 20, 2013 1:53 PM

I'm setting up a new to me 2008 Macbook with 2.4 Core 2 Duo.

Installed Lion 10.7 and did a Time Machine install of my Apps & info and ran software updates.

Had a problem with some of the perferences panes, Mail and iPhoto not opening. After reinstalling Lion, everything now works except for iPhoto version 9.4.2. (I do notice that the preferences that now work say at the top (32-bit), maybe iPhoto has to be changed to 32-bit?)

I have reinstalled iPhoto from my iLife disc and still will not open.

The error report is quite long and I don't know what to look for.


Any ideas?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,115 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to Tom Lockwood)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library and import some photos. Are you able to create and use a new library?


    If the answer is yes then your current library is the culprit.  If that is the case apply the two fixes below in order as needed: 


    Fix #1


    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.


    Fix #2


    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.




  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,115 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to Tom Lockwood)

    You'll need to reinstall iPhoto.  To do so 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.  You'll need the disks that came with the Mac or purchase a new copy of iPhoto 9 from the App Store.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,115 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 4:15 PM (in response to Tom Lockwood)

    Create a new user account on your Mac and try iPhoto in it. Report the resulst.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 10:54 PM (in response to Tom Lockwood)

    The problem is at OS level


    Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreText.framework/Versions/A/CoreText

      Referenced from: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ProKit.framework/Versions/A/ProKit

      Reason: image not found


    If you have another Mac you could try copy that over from it, or from a Time Machine back up, otherwise, reinstall the OS.


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