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emegmac Level 1 (0 points)
I keep getting this error when trying to make a book. Calanders won't even open. This happened since I installed leopard. I'm trying to make a book for christmas.. Please help!

mbp 2.16, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Anastassios T Level 3 (815 points)
    Looks like your Book and Printing Themes somehow are missing or got corrupted. You need to re-install iPhoto, but before you do that you need to delete the iPhoto App, the iPhoto receipts (located in Library/Receipts folder, anything that shows iPhoto in the name) and the Folder with the themes. The Themes folder is located in Library/Application Support/iPhoto. Then re-install iPhoto. Let us know if these steps worked.
  • emegmac Level 1 (0 points)
    How do I do this and not delete all my photos? Sorry kinda a newbie on this
    I have 7000 photos
  • Dave E Level 4 (1,250 points)
    He didn't say delete your iPhoto Library - that's what contains all your photos, that shouldn't be moved or deleted.
  • Daniel Lacroix Level 1 (15 points)
    Just wondering if reinstalling iPhoto did the trick. The same thing that happened to you just happened to me and I want to make sure the solution works before I reinstall iPhoto. And did you loose the keywords and ratings (if you had any)?

    Daniel
  • emegmac Level 1 (0 points)
    OK so I dragged the iphoto app. to the trash. Then I reinstalled iphoto and still it does not work. What am I doing wrong?
  • emegmac Level 1 (0 points)
    Also I have neither the iphoto receipts folder or the themes folder.
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)
    Did you delete the Themes folder before reinstalling iPhoto? Others have reported they had to delete it before it would get replaced with the themes. It's located in the HD/Library/Application Support/iPhoto folder.


    Do you Twango?



    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
  • emegmac Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't have that folder
  • Anastassios T Level 3 (815 points)
    How are you installing iPhoto? Do you have the iLife 08 DVD or are you dragging the app from another computer? Every time you install an Application using the installer the receipts are added to the Library receipts folder. If you don't have the themes folder, looks like you did not do a correct installation of iPhoto.
  • emegmac Level 1 (0 points)
    After reinstalling it a second time, I got everything to work. Thank you for the help.
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)
    Look in the User/Library/Application Support/iPhoto folder to see if there's in it. If so delete it and try the install again.
  • mariettamidwife Level 1 (0 points)
    I have installed and reinstalled and I do not have Themes folder nor anything in Receipts for iPhoto.
  • RobbyMac Level 1 (0 points)
    when i try to print a photo I get a message that no themes are found and that the print function is disabled until themes are installed?...WHAT IS THIS ABOUT????
  • Engelchen702 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanx a lot. I also had this prob and your tip to remove the themes-folder worked properly.
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