Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
New library seems to work, I added 12 pictures and Im tagging away with no crashing...
So I need to recreate my library and retag/rerate everything? That is a metric butt ton of work. I was hopeing it could be a corrupt file or something I can replace
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to Old Toad)
still blows up on keyword entry. here is a screen recording:
after running 4, then 1, then testing. AFter crashing, I ran them all again, same issue..
BoMacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Sadly it doesnt work. When I attempt to rebuild, the application restarts iPhoto, then iPhoto gives a warning dialog "iPhoto needs to upgrade your library" and regardless of whether I say, quit or continue, iPhoto Library Manager crashes. Is there some other way of rebuilding? Can it be a corrupt keywords file?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 11:59 AM (in response to Anastassios Tarazi)
from iPhoto Library Manager:
Manager, but they can be redownloaded in the destination library if desired)
2013-10-28 13:35:40.763 Transferring album “Smiths Album Covers”
2013-10-28 13:35:40.888 Transferring album “Recovered Photos”
2013-10-28 13:35:40.913 Updating smart album “Flagged”
2013-10-28 13:35:40.923 Updating smart album “Last 12 Months”
2013-10-28 13:35:40.936 Preview complete
2013-10-28 13:35:47.157 Copying place information…
2013-10-28 13:35:47.167 Copying place info for “Boonville”
2013-10-28 13:35:48.847 iPhoto opened
2013-10-28 13:37:49.086 iPhoto quit
2013-10-28 13:37:50.166 Completed with error -1: iPhoto is not returning responses to requests for data, (null)
2013-10-28 13:37:50.167 Displaying error -1: iPhoto is not returning responses to requests for data, (null)
2013-10-28 13:37:50.237 iPhoto opened
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Application Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException', reason: '*** -[__NSArrayI objectAtIndex:]: index 2 beyond bounds [0 .. 1]'
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException
The out of bounds array could be an issue with the keywords data structure or entries...MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)