4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2013 2:55 PM by Bianchi Rider
Bianchi Rider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently upgraded to iPhoto '11 v9.5 on my new MacBook Pro laptop. Following the upgrade I can no longer play my complete slideshows that I created in "Albums"? Instead the initial photo is loaded and is then repeatedly loaded - the remainder of the photo's, which are clearly visible and in the correct sequence, are ignored? I didn't have this problem prior to the upgrade! How can I make all the photo's play when I select the "Slideshow" button? Very frustrating! Appreciate any help. Thanks.


MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • 1. Re: Why can't I play my Album slideshow?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Try the following:

     

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

    User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).

     

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    or with Lion, Mt. Lion or Mavericks delete the contents the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
    Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto
    folder.

     

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    3 - reboot, launch iPhoto, reset its preferences and try again.

     

    NOTE: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home/Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and press the Return key - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

     

    If you're running Mavericks, 10.9,  go to your Home folder and use the View ➙ Show View Options menu to bring the this window:

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    where you can check the Show Library Folder checkbox.

     

    OT

  • 2. Re: Why can't I play my Album slideshow?
    Bianchi Rider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Toad.

    Thanks for the response but I cannot follow any of the above steps? None of the above is located on my laptop.. please can you be more specific? Maybe I'm having a blonde moment but it doesn't make sense. Sorry for being a bit of a luddite:-)

  • 3. Re: Why can't I play my Album slideshow?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    They have to be on your laptop. If you've used iPhoto there will be a preference file and cache files. Did you make your Home/Library visible as shown in the screenshot? 

     

    Download and use Find Any File to search for: 1 = "com.apple.iPhoto.plist" and the folder "com.apple.iPhoto". 

  • 4. Re: Why can't I play my Album slideshow?
    Bianchi Rider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Toad.

    I've located the file - thanks, and deleted it. I've resterted my laptop and launched iPhoto but I still have the same problem! Just worth a mention (this is not a result of your proposed fix) when I select all the photo's in a specific album and then click "Slideshow", the photo's are played in reverse order? This is all very strange! Thanks for your helpso far.