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iPhoto Crashes Applying Keywords

387 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 11:59 AM by roberthuttinger RSS
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Oct 28, 2013 7:45 AM

This issue has survived several updates and rebuilding, moving of the library, etc. When applying keywords I can apply a keyword to one image but the second (or next) image application crashes the app. I have edited the keywords and removed similar keywords, punctuation, spaces, etc. Corrupt iPhoto file? database?




MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,700 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to roberthuttinger)

    What version of iPhoto?


    As a Test:


    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'


    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?


    Post back with the result.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 9:45 AM (in response to roberthuttinger)

    No.  That was just a test as it said in bold type.  Now that we know the problem lies in the old library we need to try to fix it. Try the following:


    1 - launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.



    2 - Run Option #4, Rebuild Database, followed by Option #1 if needed.




  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,700 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to roberthuttinger)



    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.

  • Anastassios Tarazi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to roberthuttinger)

    Can you attach a copy of the crash log that shows up after thecrash? There might be some clues as to what is happening.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to roberthuttinger)

    Just include the first 50 lines of the crash report.


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