5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2013 2:08 PM by Old Toad
JHG Paris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

Working on iPhoto 8.1.2, OS 10.8.4 on an Intel Mac.

 

In iPhoto, when I sart a slideshow clicking on the icon "play", then most of the bottom icons are greyed out and nothing happens, the slideshow does not start. Then, when clicking on ESC, then it goes through a black screen (like when leaving a slideshow).

 

Thanks for help on this topic.

 

JH


iPhoto '08, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • 1. Re: Unable to start Slideshow
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    Are you in the slideshow mode when clicking on the Play button or have you clicked on an album in the left hand pane and then clicked on the play button?

     

    Have you tried creating a different slideshow and see if it will play correctly?

     

    OT

  • 2. Re: Unable to start Slideshow
    JHG Paris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    In fact, interesting question:

     

    - When I start a slideshow from an Album by clicking on the play button, it starts a slideshow correctly

    - When I try to start a slideshow from an Event by clicking on the play button, it doesn't

     

    Hope this help to understand the issue.

     

    JH

  • 3. Re: Unable to start Slideshow
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    As 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?

     

    If it doesn't then you need to repair your current library. apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

    iPhotorebuild.PNG

     

    Select the options identified in the screenshot

     

    Fix #2

     

    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 but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

  • 4. Re: Unable to start Slideshow
    JHG Paris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey,

     

    Thanks again. I tried to create a new library as recommended, this library has the same problem with the slideshow.

     

    I conclude that my original library was not corrupted.

     

    However, I did start iPhoto with Cmd + Option and rebuild the authorization and the other options you mentioned.

    That did not help either, the slideshow does not start.

     

    The error message on the console shows this (perhaps it helps...)

     

    04/07/13 22:31:08,088 iPhoto[760]: *** -[__NSArrayM replaceObjectAtIndex:withObject:]: index 3 beyond bounds [0 .. 1]

     

    Thanks for the support,

     

    JH

  • 5. Re: Unable to start Slideshow
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    Reinstall iPhoto.  To reinstall iPhoto delete the current application and, on all Macs running Snow Leopard or earlier , all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the:

     

    HD/Library/Receipts folder (10.5 and earlier)

     

    or from the /var/db/receipts/  folder (10.6) .

     

    Deleting receipts is not necessary if your Mac came with Lion or later preinstalled.

     

    goreceiptsfolder.PNG

     

    Then install iPhoto from the source it came from originally.