6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2005 3:11 AM by Mark Kelly6
Raiderfan37 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Every time I open a photo in Edit mode and then try to move to another photo, either by clicking the "next" arrow or by clicking on another photo in the bar at the top of the screen, iPhoto simply crashes.

Any ideas why?

I only have 256mb of memory, but I cannot believe that can be the problem...can it?!

I have about 1100 photos in iPhoto, all quite high large (but no RAW files), but it does it even when I'm Editing a folder with five photos in it...
  • 1. RE: iPhoto crashing in Edit mode
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)
    Alastair:

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. When did this problem start? Was it after a recent software upgrade or installation? What exact version of iPhoto are you using and how much free space do you have on your HD?
    OT
  • 2. RE: iPhoto crashing in Edit mode
    Raiderfan37 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    OT

    Thanks for the reply, and the welcome. You'l probably end up sick of the sight of my posts: I am struggling with about half a dozen aspects of iPhoto!

    Bizarrely, this problem now seems to have gone away - when I downoaded the latest patch for iPhoto, which bills itself as something like "resolving problems while browsing photos which have been autorotated by a camera". Hope it stays fixed now.

    Embarassed to admit it, but I don't even know how to check hard-disk space. How do I do it?

    As far as the version of iPhoto I'm using, it's 5.04 (263) - whatever the "263" means!

    Again, thanks for your help...

    Al
  • 3. RE: iPhoto crashing in Edit mode
    Mark Kelly6 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Hi Alastair. Don't be embarrassed. There's always something new to learn and thankfully usually someone out there who's come across your problem before. Can't help you with your original problem, but I can say iPhoto 5 does seem more inclined to quit expectedly, more than version 4. I've taken to quitting manually at key points if working on a big job. (A bit like saving regularly on a pc.) When you get the option to file a report, I tend to send one off as the more they get, the more likely they are to take note and fix it.
    As for your hard disk question: click the apple (top left), click "about this mac", click more info, click ATA, That will open a list. One of the 2 options will show your HD capacity and available space.
    Good luck.
  • 4. RE: iPhoto crashing in Edit mode
    Raiderfan37 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Thanks, Mark.

    Looks like I have a healthy 49GB of 75GB available.
  • 5. RE: iPhoto crashing in Edit mode
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)
    Another way is to select the HD icon on the desktop and type Command-I which brings up the info window. The size and free space will also be listed there.
  • 6. RE: iPhoto crashing in Edit mode
    Mark Kelly6 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I told you there was always something new to learn (and usually more than one way of doing things).