Best solution is to restore form your backup form before this occured
(We just recently purchased the iPhoto faces and are still learning as we go.)
This is confusing since it seems to have nothing to do with the question and there is no purchase for iPhoto faces - it is a part of the iPhoto application nto a pruchased add on or feature
Remember: we cannot see your machine. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS. So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like:
- What version of iPhoto.
- What version of the Operating System.
- Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto
won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.
- History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted? - Are there error messages?
- What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.
- Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?
Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.
I'm using iPhoto '11 9.4.3 on OS X 10.8.4
Uploaded pictures today from camera. Upload went well, dismounted camera properly, and began editing photos. After editing, and while iPhoto crashed and quit. I restarted iPhoto, but photos are gone. Computer trash, iPhoto trash, and Time Machine have been checked. Any ideas on where else to look or are the photos gone?
Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.
If that fails:
Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In early versions of Library Manager it's the File -> Rebuild command. In later versions it's under the Library menu.)
This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.
Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.
Love your responses, I've tracked back through your threads back to 2011, I'm a middles age Mac newby!! and struggling. Respect the whole iPhoto function argument, but still have the 'where are my files anxiety happening at this stage. Sorry to bore you with the same topic, but how did you get to here???