8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2013 1:21 PM by Old Toad
delitoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I upgraded iPhoto.  Now when I try to open the application, I get a message "the photo libray needs to be updated..."  The spinning circle appears for a while, indicating 'work going on.'  Then the application shuts down. 

 

I download photos to iPhoto and I can view photos in Aperture.

  • 1. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    photosb189 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Try running the iPhoto Library Upgrader (version 1.1).

     

    Make sure you are using iPhoto Upgrader version 1.1 iPhoto Library Upgrader 1.1

     

    If so, go to your Applications/Utilities folder and double click the iPhoto Library Upgrader 1.1, then follow the steps. After the process finishes try launching iPhoto again.

  • 2. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    delitoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Drat!  No luck. I got a message "your library can open with the current version of iPhoto and does not need to be prepared."  Yay! I thought everything was good to go.  Tried to open iPhoto and got the same message "the photo library needs to be updated..."  Click "update" or "cancel" results in application shutting down.

  • 3. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    Try the following:

     

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

     

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

     

    OT

  • 4. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    delitoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Old Toad,  I did what you recommended to no avail.  The same thing happens.  I tried "Repair Permissions" and got quite a shock because iPhoto opened with only the pics from my very first version of iPhoto, which is about 10% of my photos.  I opened Aperture and all the photos are there.  after that, iPhoto goes back to the same messages and shut-down.

  • 5. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    Do the same but this time select Option #4, Rebuild Database.

  • 6. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    delitoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Achgt!  Here's what happens:

    1) dialog box

    2) click on option 4

    3)  message:  I need to upgrade the library to work with new version of iPhoto (paraphrased)

    4) click yes or cancel, program shuts down.

     

    I tried the library upgrader again, same message (paraphrased):  this library is already upgraded.

     

    It seems like one side of my computer brain is not talking to the other side.

  • 7. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    delitoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Old Toad,

     

    Nothing you suggested worked.  However, after my last, Achgt!, I got an idea.  I checked the "incompatable" folder and I found a subfolder of iphoto pics.  I dragged that to the trash, and voila, now iphoto opens.  Only thing now is, I'm afraid to empty the trash.

  • 8. Re: iphoto won't open after upgrade
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    Where was this incompatible folder located? That's the first time I've hear of that.   Can you view those photos with Preview.  Take them out of the Trash bin and try with Preview.