Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 11:27 AM (in response to Pat san jose)
Does iPhoto crash if you just drag a photo into the open iPhoto window or onto the iPhoto icon in the Dock? Also ss a test 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. Does it?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to LarryHN)
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Process: iPhoto  Path: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto Identifier: com.apple.iPhoto Version: 9.4.3 (9.4.3) Build Info: iPhotoProject-720091000000000~1 App Item ID: 408981381
App External ID: 15017489
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Date/Time: 2013-06-26 10:13:15.734 -0700 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63)
Report Version: 9
Interval Since Last Report: 909217 sec Crashes Since Last Report: 12
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 57771 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 12
Anonymous UUID: C5E446F6-2981-48D0-8161-BAFC3A88C95D
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00000000c2324000
VM Regions Near 0xc2324000:
CG shared images 00000000c1812000-00000000c1a32000 [ 2176K] r--/r-- SM=SHM --> CG backing stores 00000000c2324000-00000000c27f1000 [ 4916K] r--/rw- SM=SHM CG shared images 00000000c2b3e000-00000000c2b46000 [ 32K] rw-/rw- SM=SHM
Application Specific Information:
objc: garbage collection is OFF
Performing @selector(importFiles:) from sender NSMenuItem 0x7be74310
Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to Old Toad)
That's interesting... the drag and drop "import" worked. Thank you for the suggestion. After this, I tried again to invoke an import though both the keystroke and menu commands and iPhoto crashed.
Before posting my initial message I tried using different libraries but the crashes still occured.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to Pat san jose)
Log into another user account on your Mac and try the File ➙ Import to Library option again. If that crashes iPhoto you'll have to reinstall iPhoto. If you're computer came with Lion preinstalled move the iPhoto application to the Trash bin, go to the App Store, click on purchases and download iPhoto and install.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 5:20 PM (in response to Old Toad)
I created another user account, logged in, launched iPhoto, invoked "Import to Library," it completed an import and did not crash.
I logged out, opened my user identity, launched iPhoto, invoked "Import to Library" and it crashed.
Thanks for your time with this.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to Pat san jose)
That narrows down the problem to you account. It could be a preference file so first 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 Lion and Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
3 - launch iPhoto and try again.
NOTE 1: 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 ModeratedJun 28, 2013 10:50 AM (in response to Old Toad)
This morning I encoutered a "Wi-Fi: no hardware installed" message. In sorting this out I followed the directions for resetting the System Management Controller"on Mac portables with a battery you can remove" support.apple.com/kb/ht3964
Upon restart after the SMC reset: WiFi was active again... and iPhoto now executes the import command without crashing!
It appears that this solved my problem with iPhoto.