Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 11:10 AM (in response to Donot Haveone)
What version of iPhoto are you running? Exactly when does the warning appear? When you first open the library? When you try to view the photos full sized?
As a test try this: launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library. Import some photos and test to see if the same problem persists.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I get the message when I am opening the library and viewing the whole library, as 'photos' (not albums or slideshow or fullscreen), and as could be seen from my screenshot, that I saw when I was first preparing this topic yesterday, it was showing up when the images were being previewed at thumbnail resolution. I do not get the same message with any of the other half-dozen libraries in my currently active group, nor if I import a few hundred random shots from this one into one of my other libraries.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to Donot Haveone)
Apply the two fixes below in order as needed:
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.
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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 7:39 PM (in response to Old Toad)
The rebuilt library is not asking the question, but I think I accidentally clicked 'do not ask me again' when I last encountered the message. So, not sure whether rebuild or click was the answer. Still curious as to what the message means--was it preparing larger sized-versions than the 1400 x 900 of the originals?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to Donot Haveone)
Still curious as to what the message means
This is the first time I've heard of that partifcular message here in the forums.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Actually my last post was incorrect. The preparation message is seen when trying to upgrade from an iPhoto 5 or earlier library to iPhoto 9. There's a app to preprare those libraries before running them under iPhoto 9. However it doesn't sound like this is that situation.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Interesting. After the rebuild of the library, and some more work culling shots (the library is getting too big because I can't control my shutter finger!), I got the message again. I just clicked OK and now it's quiet again. This library has been updated along with my iTunes, and I think was started in 2003 or thereabouts. It didn't start giving me this message until a few weeks ago, and it has been on iTunes 11 for months--much to my annoyance, since some of the limitations of that didn't become apparent until I'd been using it for a while.
Thanks again for trying to troubleshoot this one with me.