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Some folks have had success dealing with the issue by deleting the following plist files
From your HD/ Users / Your Name / Library / Preferences folder.
(Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)
I have had the same experience, with some further remarkable features.
The "red Eye" and the "retouch" tools are really random effect generators. Click on one of them and the photo might zoom, or it might be truncated to 2/3 its size, or it might rotate 180 degrees, or it might disappear, or it might do any combination of the above.
And while it is at it, it may or may not correct the red eye or effect the re-touch, with about equal probability.
As a casino game, it might be fun; as a device to expose my photos to, it is way too risky.
Why is it that every time Apple 'upgrades' iPhoto, it results in less reliable performance?
OK, When I installed Snow Leopard, iPhoto (from ilife 09) immediately became a nightmare, turning into the slowest application I have experienced since my first mac in 1984. And it crashed my iMac about 30 times in one evening - not just iPhoto, the whole shebang - I got the grey window shade screen of doom.
Someone advised me to search and remove every copy of any iPhoto library I had ever had, except the current one. I did that, backing them up to an external drive, and erasing them from my computer.
That significantly improved iPhoto's behaviour.
Until I tried to remove some red eye from a photo.
So, I ran a test - exporting two of the problem photos to a brand new MacBook Pro, importing them to iPhoto and trying again.
iPhoto in that configuration has the same propensity to please gamblers, and disappoint anyone who values predictability and certainty of result.
Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Did you try an of the fixes previously suggested in this topic? That is delete the iPhoto preference file and rebuild the library?
Are you able to create a new library, import some photos and edit normally? If so then it's a damaged library. If that's the case and a normal rebuild doesn't help use iPhoto Library Manager to rebuild the library as follows:
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
1 -Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
2 -Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your User/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File->Rebuild Library menu option
4 - In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
5 - Click on the Create button.
Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be untouched for further attempts at fixing or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory .
I've got the distortion when editing photos too. I'm rebuilding my library now with iPhoto Library Manager, and downloading the OSX update. And I sent some iPhoto feedback telling Steve Jobs I would throw myself off a building if he didn't get it fixed soonl. Thanks for the tips.
I've also noticed the green monster distortion in iMovie. Not when editing, sometimes it just shows up on my thumbnails even when I have done nothing to it. The video plays just fine though.
I just installed the combo update to try and fix this. Guess what? It didnt. I have had my MacBook in at the Genius Bar twice before I saw this discussion and the Genius Bar in Sydney didnt have a clue.
All they did was reseat the ram twice. I'm going to Thailand next Tuesday intending to take this MacBook to process photos along the way to post online. That will obviously be a waste of time.
I'm very unhappy with this. Not a very experience at all.
I may very well join you in jumping off that building at the moment!