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Most recent slideshow freeze?  iPhoto 9.3.4.

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Richard Ford3 Calculating status...
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May 19, 2013 3:21 AM

When clicking on Most Recent Slideshow bar, beach ball kicks in and iPhoto stops responding.  Not a memory thing, iMac brand new 32GB ram, and other saved slideshows run fine.  Any idea what's going on?

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    May 19, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to Richard Ford3)

    If it's not difficult to recreate that slideshow delete it and create a new one with the same photos.  See if the new one will launch and play without issue.  If it does'nt it may be a damaged photo of some sort.

     

    If that's the case duplicate the slidsehow, select and type Command+D (duplicate), delete 1/2 the photos and try again.  If it works then the problem photo was one you deleted.  Keep trying till you isolate the problem photo.

     

    OT

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    May 20, 2013 3:05 AM (in response to Richard Ford3)

    I managed to create an "empty" slideshow but as soon as I Command+D to copy the bad one, beach ball comes in...

    Can you identify the photos that have been used in your slideshow? Are they all in the same event? Then try to add them from the event to your new, empty slideshow, not from the old slideshow. Keep adding photos and try to play, until you can isolate the photo that is causing the slideshow to hang.

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    May 20, 2013 5:51 AM (in response to Richard Ford3)
    I don't care of the contents of the bad slide show, I just want to delete/trash the offending slideshow...

     

    That makes it easier, but still it is not clear if trashing the slideshow will help:

     

    The problem could be either that

    • one of the photos in your slideshow may be corrupted, then deleting the slideshow will not help, since the photo will stay in its event and may cause trouble later, so you need to find and delete the photo, not the slideshow.
    • or the slideshow itself may be corrupted. In that case rebuilding the library may help. Patching the iPhoto Library manually is hard, since the slideshows are not directly accessible; they are coded into the database files and you would need to reprogram the SQL code.

    With Old Toad's test you will be able to confirm, if it is the slideshow itself, or the photos you used in your slideshow.

    You don't need to recreate the slideshow exactly - simply add all events you used photos from to the slideshow. Additional photos will not hurt, just don't miss one.

     

    If you see, that all your photos are playing well in a new slideshow, you will know that it is necessary to rebuild the iPhoto library.

    In that case try first the built-in Library First Aid tools: See this document:

      iPhoto 6 and later: Rebuilding the iPhoto library

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    May 20, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to Richard Ford3)

    Try this:

     

    1 - create a sacraficial slideshow, just any slideshow with a couple of photos.

    2 - Command + click on the text portion of the sacraficial slideshow first and then on the problem slideshow.

    3 - hit Delete.

     

    See if that will let you delete the problem slideshow.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    May 20, 2013 11:59 PM (in response to Richard Ford3)

    Have yo tried rebuilding your iPhoto library by now?

    To rebuild the iPhoto library:

    1. Quit iPhoto if it is open.
    2. Hold down the Command ⌘ and Option ⌥ keys on the keyboard.
    3. Open iPhoto.
    4. Keep the keys held down until you are prompted to rebuild the library.
    5. A dialog will appear with rebuild options. Select the options you want to use.
    6. Click Rebuild to begin the rebuild process. This may take a few minutes to complete.

    If this does not help, rebuild your library with iPhoto Library Manager - download it here:

    iPhoto Library Manager

    The copy will include all events, albums, keywords, titles and comments. But all your books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost - so this is a sure way to remove slideshows.

    See Old Toad's post here on how to recreate a library with iPhoto Library Manager:

    Go to the message https://discussions.apple.com/message/22012227?ac_cid=tw123456#22012227

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    May 25, 2013 4:34 AM (in response to Richard Ford3)

    You are welcome!

    Yes, iPLM is a great tool and has saved many libraries. I learned that from Old Toad!

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    May 26, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to Richard Ford3)
    iPLM rebuilt the library and I all s good, with exception that all previously organized faces are all jumbled up

     

    Sorry, I doubt that the internal faces.db in the old library will work with your new library.

     

    The only way I can think of to make the face recognition in the new library easier would be to tag all fotos with keywords corresponding to the name on the faces before you use IPLM. Then rebuild. The keywords should survive the rebuild and you can create smart albums for each face.

     

    Hopefully Old Toad is still following this thread - maybe he has an additional suggestion.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    May 30, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to Richard Ford3)

    You are welcome.

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