6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2009 1:46 PM by gert7
matthijsen Level 1 (0 points)
I have been trying to quit iPhoto for quite a while now and it won't work. It says that it is still importing pictures and that I should wait. But it is NOT importing pictures anymore. The option "force quit" does not appear when I click on the iphoto icon. What do I do? I want to "controlaltdelete" but that doesn't work either. Maybe I am pressing the wrong keys?

Thanks for you help.

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,516 points)
    Press the Option, Command, and Escape keys, and force quit iPhoto.

  • matthijsen Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you Neil!!!
  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,966 points)

    Welcome to the Apple user to user assistance forums

    the key combination is command(alt)/option(apple)/escape

    and it is important to figure out what the problem is - force quitting iPhoto (are any program) can lose data and in iPhoto's case if that data is the database information it can create problems with the library

    You might post back with more details on what i going on

  • gert7 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. iPhoto is unwilling to quit since a few days. Obviously Force-Quit works but this is not the way I would like it to be. By the way looking in

    Terminal - Top

    Doesn't show any activity within iPhoto. Anyone knows what is going on?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,920 points)
    Any messages in the Console?


  • gert7 Level 1 (0 points)
    Some lines like:

    30-03-09 22:03:18 /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto[691] open on /Users/gert_MBP/Library/Application Support/iLifeSlideshow/Effects/Simple3DTransition.qtz: File exists

    I just got rid of a Flickr-slideshow or what-is-it-called like and then my iPhoto wouldn't activate anymore. A Force-Quit and a restart and I'm able to do a normal 'quit' again!
    Seems everything back to normal. No idea if it's related to Flickr. I saved the full console messages if you're interested.