1674 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2007 2:09 PM by Old Toad
Welcome to the Apple Discussions. If you don't get a circle with a number in the middle when you try to select multiple thumbnails and drag anywhere it's a font problem with the Helvetica Neue font.
Open Font Book (in the Applications folder), find the Helvetica Neue font, deactivate and then reactivate it. If it's font related that should clear it up.
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.