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printer not working with iphoto 11

257 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2013 11:57 AM by irishpat RSS
irishpat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 20, 2013 6:52 AM

I am new to Macs so take pity on me.
I have googled and chased this problem for 2 days but to no avail.
I have reset the printers but no joy.
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Above shot is when I choose one picture to print.  Program seems to think that I want to print 1 of 5001.  I only have 57 pictures in iPhoto because I am having a hard time with the program and want to start off gradually.
Screen Shot 2013-02-19 at 1.28.42 PM.png
This shot is when I chose customize hoping to somehow get rid of the notion of 1 of 5001.  All of the shots at the top are blank and I cannot figure out how to stop this from happening.
I have a Lexmark X4580.  All other programs print to it, including photos from Preview.  I also downloaded Portraits and Prints and I can print one photo from that program also.
I thought that maybe iPhoto thinks that I have a project with 5001 photos in it even though I have no projects.  I deleted projects.db and projectDBversion.plist but that didn't help.
I just cannot find any solutions on google nor in apple forums. 
Any ideas?

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,905 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:59 AM (in response to irishpat)

    The first thing I noticed, is you are selecting an "event", not a picture.  An Event is a group of pictures, not one single image.


    Try this.  Select "photos" in the left column, locate an image, click it so it gets the yellow band around it, then go to file / print.


    For  more iPhoto help - When you have the iPhoto application open, it will display the word "iPhoto" beside the "Apple".  The last option in this top menu bar is "Help".  Clicking on the help menu will display the links to the iPhoto help menu.  Selecting "iPhoto Help" will open an onboard help window.  In the top right hand "search area", type "printing" and hit return.


    To view all iPhoto 11 video tutorials -

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,905 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to irishpat)

    If the original image is corrupt, then you may have this issue. 


    Does it open in full screen in iPhoto??  Test by double clicking on it in iPhoto.   Also, try other images to see if it happens to all images, or just some of them. 

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to irishpat)

    Try the following:


    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file,, 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/ folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).


    or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/



    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.



  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,905 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to irishpat)

    If you want to start again with iPhoto......


    - quit iPhoto

    - launch finder - select pictures - right click on your iPhoto Library and select "show package content"

    - locate a folder called "masters" and drag it to your desktop


    - close all open windows

    - hold down your "option" key on your keyboard, and launch iPhoto with this key held down

    - in the window that appears, select "create new" along the bottom, and create a new iPhoto library

    - once open, go to "file / import to library" and choose the masters folder on your desktop

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to irishpat)

    Try this:  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.  If it does then a reinstall of iPhoto is indicated. 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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to irishpat)

    Go to the App Store and log in with the Apple ID that was used to purchase the Mini or register it when first used.  Click on the Purchases button and you'll be able to re-download iPhoto and install it.


    You can put your current iPhoto in the Trash bin and not empty it till you reinstall a new iPhoto.


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