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  • Raj Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    I recently ran into the issue in iPhoto 11 (OS 10.8.4 on a Macbook Pro 2.0GHz i7) where the thumbnails would show but not the full image. I tried the following:

    • all the options presented when you <option><command> open iPhoto (such as repair or rebuild permissions, etc)
    • trashing my iPhoto preference file in my user folder
    • opening other iPhoto libraries and seeing if they work

     

    None of these approaches made any difference. No iPhoto library would show anything beyond the thumbnails.

     

    Regarding the user, @thebassman78, who mentioned using a Diamond USB monitor adapter, I have the same one but am not experiencing any trouble that I think is to do with the adapter because I tried with no monitors attached after a restart and it made no difference.

     

    What solved my issue however was when I downloaded the free app called iPhoto Library Manager and had it rebuild a copy of the library. Once I did that, everything came back. Kudos to the developer for creating that helpful tool.

  • chogokin666 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have downloaded Iphoto Library Manager and cannot find a method to display the library in Event thumbnails as in Iphoto ? Someone please tell me if you know how? Here are my issues with Iphoto11: 1) will not allow me to manually sort events as I wish. After sorting them to my preference, Iphoto 11 will crash. Not just the app the entire machine will shut down and restart. I will get a "there were disprepencies in your whatever" press here to fix or whatever the exact wording is, which I will do as well as, fix permissions, reset PRAM blah blah, only to have  Iphoto reopen to an absolute mess of disorganized event thumbnails. Do it again: same thing wash rinse repeat. Only to finally give up and have to live with a disorganized mess. 2) living with disorganized mess of out of sequence event thumbnails, browsing in one of them after importing photos everything will freeze, machine crashes. Cycle begins again. Im a journalist. I need acess to my photos as I wish them to be. This was a state of the art machine why would one require secondary programs to do something as rudimentary as photo management?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (64,495 points)

    iPhoto Library Manager is not a photo manager - it is a great tool to manage iPhoto libaries

     

    1 - events are not good for organization and you will never be happy trying to use the and manually sort them - use albums and folder for organization

     

    if you want help then you need to actually provide detailed information - statements like '"there were disprepencies in your whatever" press here to fix or whatever the exact wording is, '

     

    'fix permissions, reset PRAM blah blah, '

     

    are useless - to get help the exact message is critical

     

    2 - you need to either learn how to use iPhoto or find another progam to use - you clain to be a Journalist - how would your editor react a story including "they said Blah, Blah or what ever"?

     

    iPhoto is probably a great program for you but not unless you learn how to use it

     

    LN

  • chogokin666 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why should I need to learn anything to use a photo manager. I despise supercilious apple fanatics like you where no matter the question the answer is user error. Apple's job is to code programs that dont crash when used by a novice or expert. My job is irrelevent as far as your input is concerened. "iphoto library manager is not a photo manager-it is a great tool to manage iphoto libraries" LOL/WUT? other than this sentence being self contradictory, and annoying it is very obviously incorrect if I can decipher some fragment of meaning from it. Because it is very much not a great tool at all. It is a tool that crashes my Macbook if I do the very simple task of arranging events manually. As an addendum I am a print journalist and get paid to be one, I am not paid by apple to trouble shoot and write detailed bug reports to your specificity. Now if you cant figure out  a way to aid in the very concise problems I have laid out then I suggest you not comment at all in the future because it is solely an irritant.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (64,495 points)

    I agree your job is irrevelant - makes me wonder why you put it in yoru post

     

    As to learning to use software - unless you do you will live a life of frustration - it most certainly IS your responsibility to learn how to use everything in yoru life - your house, yoru car and yoru software

     

    No one said that your issue was user error (neither word occures a single time in my post) - what was said was that your refusal to provied any ainformatin makes it inpossible to help you

     

    And I see no reference in your silly post to indicate that any software is crashing - if it is then it is not a learning issue but a different issue - which will never be knows sinc eyhou are incapabile of providing intellibent answers to simple questions

     

    So you have a great day and enjoy your crappy attitude

     

    LN

  • chogokin666 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is your spellcheck not operating? When a user is having issues using software and goes to the makers forum for assistance there is nothing more irritating than a response like yours. I have  indicated  several times that my ENTIRE MACBOOK PRO WILL SHUT DOWN aka crash after manually arranging events. Then after restart and I will have the promt "there were disprepencies in your iphoto library fix now?" you said "you need to either learn how to use iphto or find another program to use" This is not implying user error?? Why should I have to search for another program after paying a whole lot of money for an apple machine and the software that comes with it? I am trying to do something very simple that is right there in the program's menu "sort events manually" no more no less, and this crashes my very expensive macbook pro every single time.

     

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,685 points)

    I suggest you start a new topic and include the relavant information about what you're trying to accomplish, what the problem is and what fixes you've attempted so far.  It's never good to tack your post onto the tail end of an old and very long topic.  It best to start your own where you problem is first and foremost.

     

    In the meantime try the following: apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    1 - launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

    iP93rebuild.PNG

     

    2 - run Option #4 to rebuild the database.

     

     

    Fix #2

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

    1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.

     

    2 - click on the Add Library button and select the library you want to add in the selection window..

     

    3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the Library âž™ 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.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

     

     

    OT

  • hopefulist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OT -

    I've never had a problem with iPhoto before returning from a trip last week with 1000+ photos to sort through. I have them in folders and as I go through and edit and delete I can make it through a dozen or sometimes hundreds and then iPhoto quits suddenly and all the changes are lost - sometimes days worth of changes - but the folders and photos are still there. I backed up my computer and tried #3 and #4 in the 1st Aid list. I'm using iPhoto '11 9.4.3 and OS X 10.8.4 on a 2 year old macbook pro.

     

    I have more than 20,000 photos - will adding a library with iPhoto Library Manager double the amount of space the photos use? Anything else I could/should try 1st? Advice gratefully received.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,685 points)

    Will adding a library with iPhoto Library Manager double the amount of space the photos use?

    Yes, if you have the room.  But if the new library works and you've confirmed that it has all of your pictures you can delete the original library to free up space.

     

    but the folders and photos are still there.

    You're referring to albums in the iPhoto library, right?

     

    As a test launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos, edit them and test to see if the same problem persists. Does it?

  • Peter Bannon Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)

    chogokin666 wrote:

     

    Is your spellcheck not operating? When a user is having issues using software and goes to the makers forum for assistance there is nothing more irritating than a response like yours. I have  indicated  several times that my ENTIRE MACBOOK PRO WILL SHUT DOWN aka crash after manually arranging events.

    Checking your profile I found it interestng that you are having no end of problems with you Mac. So many problems with hardware and software most people can get to work with no problems.

     

    You don't understand that this is not a " makers forum". It is a community of users helping other users. The people you have been dealing with here are expert users who have seen it all.

     

    You might try a more polite approach. Your present attitude is just digging a deeper and deeper hole.

  • hopefulist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, OT! Family emergency is hauling me away but I'll try as you suggest when I get back into town.

  • hopefulist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I imported about 400 photos into a test library and spent about 20 minutes editing about 100 of them; the problem hasn't cropped up again, at least yet. Sometimes in the original library it would let me edit and organize for that long, then at some point the wheel would turn and turn in an attempt to save and iPhoto would disappear.

     

    And yes, I was referring to the albums in iPhoto. Thanks again for tips and insight.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,685 points)

    Since the new, test library doesn't exhibit the same problem it's time to try to repair you main library. Apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    1 - launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

    iP93rebuild.PNG

     

    2 - run Option #4 to rebuild the database.

     

     

    Fix #2

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

    1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.

     

    2 - click on the Add Library button and select the library you want to add in the selection window..

     

    3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the Library ➙ 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.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

  • chogokin666 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much for your help. I have done these things to no avail. I will do as you advise and start a new topic and add my Kernel Panic crash log just generated due to now simply browsing photos in Iphoto 11

  • hopefulist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, back home to work on the problem again. I had already tried the Repair Database and Rebuild Database options so I'll try your Fix #2 now. This is out of my comfort zone so I want to be sure my computer has what it needs to meet these iPLM requirements:

     

    Version: 4.0.9

    Requirements:

    • Mac OS X v10.6.8 and later
    • iPhoto v8.1.2 and later
    • Mac computer with an Intel
      Core 2 Duo processor or better

     

     

    My computer:

     

    MacBook Pro

    13-inch, Early 2011

    Processor  2.7 GHz Intel Core i7

    Memory  4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

    Software  OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)

     

    Thanks in advance!