Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to astakira)
Remember: we cannot see your machine. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS. So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like :
- What version of iPhoto.
- What version of the Operating System.
- Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.
- History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted?
- Are there error messages?
- What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.
- Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?
Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.
Posts that consist of "iPhoto doesn't work. Help" or "iPhoto won't print" or "Suddenly I have no photos!!!!!!!!!!" mean that any helper is simply guessing. More information means you get better assistance.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 3:55 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
- It should be iPhoto 11 though it appears as "--" for version description.
- Operating System: OS X Lion 10.7.5
- The software updates prior to the occurrence of the problem involved updating the iphone 4 ios6, Java for OS X 2013-001 and iTunes 11.0.2.
- This is the first time such problem has occurred, with the iphoto icon completed changed from the 'photo/camera' icon to a 'some papers/ pencil/ paint brush/ ruler' icon after the updates. The icon either freezes or bounces when I click to open it but the application would not open, and no single error message pops up at all.
- I tried rebuilding/ fixing with the "command/option/P/R" (when restarting the MacP) and "command/option" (when trying to open the application) though problem remains unsolved.
- I don't recall doing anything unusual with the setup and with iPhoto, I merely imports photos into the Library took from the iphone4 and do nothing aside from that.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 4:03 PM (in response to astakira)
As a Test:
Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'
Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 6:48 PM (in response to astakira)
Try 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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 10:57 PM (in response to Old Toad)
That didn't work either though I managed to installed a software update for iphoto after that. It appeared the update was long overdue but it never appears on the 'app store updates list' when I did all the other software updates.