Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to No Exit)
Try this: launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library. Import those same photos and to see if the same problem persists. Does it? If not and you have no photos in your first library that aren't in your new one you can continue with the new library and delete the old one.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks. I ended up deleting my iPhoto library and starting over. This time, everything worked as it should and all 2,000 photos were imported without a hitch. Thanks for the advice.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to No Exit)
So, the problem has returned.
As stated in my last post, I deleted my iPhoto library and started over, and imported all of my photos off of my external hard drive.
Today, I tried to import another few hundred photos from my iPhone. And, iPhoto once again stopped working and got hung up on import.
I don't understand how a new computer, with a new iPhoto library can have so many problems. Getting very frustrated. Two import sessions shouldn't be this difficult.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to No Exit)
There may be a damaged file that it's trying to import. Try importing smaller groups of photos and when you get a freeze you can narrow it down again by cutting the size in half and trying again.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks for the suggestion, but it seems to freeze on different photos each time. I've tried importing about 4 times now, and it hangs every single time .... on a different photo and no matter how many photos I tell it to import.
I've tried quitting out of all of my programs, leaving nothing but iPhoto running; I've tried importing fewer pictures; I've tried restarting, rebooting, etc... I've reparied permissions, verified disks; nothing seems to help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to No Exit)
Well, that shoots down that brillant theory.
Log into another user account on your Mac, launch iPhoto, create a new library and see if you can import there without freezing.