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terrorofthedeeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I had no problems with iphoto 11 until today. When I open it, all I get is the spinning wheel, and of course cannot do anything other than force quit.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,550 points)
    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.

    Regards

    TD
  • dtwaldo1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have rebuilt my libraries many times, I have reinstalled iPhoto numerous times, I have returned to iPhoto '9 on my B/U disk and reinstalled iPhoto '11, and I have run out of ideas to correct the spinning beach ball. I put my curser over a photo and get a spinning beach ball for 10 seconds and I can't edit the photo. I move to another photo, between beach ball spins, and the beach ball returns. Can anyone help me?
  • terrorofthedeeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    tried rebuild and the new update today and still just get the spinning wheel when opening.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,880 points)
    Try the following:


    1 - download and launch BatChmod.
    2 - drag the iPhoto application into the BatChmod window.
    3 - set the ownership and privileges as shown in the right side of this screenshot:


    Click to view full size

    4 - launch iPhoto and see if that helps.



    OT
  • davewixx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Looks like we have the same issue. $50 wasted, thanks to Apple!
  • wcapellan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried this. it did not help.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,880 points)
    Did you apply the iPhoto 9.0.1 updater? If not do so, repair disk permissions, delete the iPhoto cache file in your User/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder, reboot and try again.

    Next, if necessary, try the fix below posted by MacFixIt in this article: iPhoto '11 upgrades stuck at converting database, missing photos


    If this still does not work, you can try manually delete the projects database in the iPhoto library along with some relevant files, and then retry the import. To do this, go to the library file on disk, right-click it and select "Show Package Contents." Then locate and remove the following items:

    InterruptedUpdate
    ThemeCache
    ProjectDBVersion.plist
    Projects.db
    Projects.db-journal
    Deleting these items should not affect any photos in the library, and the next import should recreate the projects database.

  • alangj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried all these and the other posted fixes to no avail. Always starts converting the database, gets about 66% of the way through and I get get the 'rainbow wheel' as well as the iPhoto spinning wheel. I've tried leaving it (12 hours???) and it's progressed no further. As soon as the 'rainbow wheel' appears the 'Force Quit Applications' utility is reporting iPhoto as not responding.

    I've tried the 'batchmod' reset...no go there either. Interestingly When looking to delete the files in the iPhoto file (under show contents) I never see the following files

    ProjectDBVersion.plist
    Projects.db
    Projects.db-journal

    only

    InterruptedUpdate
    ThemeCache

    Luckily I haven't got too much hair to tear out! Any more ideas out there?
  • Kidtrailboss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, for me anyway the spinning ball and the missing photos are two separate issues. I upgraded to iPhoto 11 on two machines (macbook pro and iMac). I repaired disc permissions and rebuilt the iPhoto database before the upgrade and both upgrades went well with no missing photos. Both machines are running 10.6.4 and both are intel. On my iMac though I am having the hanging / spinning ball issue. For me it occurs after I double click on a photo and it expands to encompass the window. It will hang at this point for maybe 30 seconds then be OK, then If I click to go back to the event that photo is from it will hang for maybe 3-5 minutes and sometimes the screen will [distort|http://www.peterfoleyusa.com/images/distortphoto.JPG] during this time everything hangs and you can't get to the desktop etc. It seems like something about how iPhoto11 accesses the graphics processor is making this happen, but that is a wild *** guess.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,880 points)
    That's probably because the conversion didn't get far enough along to create them.

    You can get started with a new library, while keeping your current one to keep trying to fix, as follows:




    Start over with a new library and import the Originals folder from your original library as follows:

    Creating a new library while preserving the Events from the original library.

    1. Move the existing library folder to the desktop.
    2. Open the library package like this.



    Click to view full size


    3. Launch iPhoto and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.
    4. Drag the Originals folder from the iPhoto Library on the desktop into the open iPhoto window.

    This will create a new library with the same Events as the original library if you have the Finder checkbox unchecked in the Events preference pane.


    At least you can get started and if you every get the original fixe you can use iPhotoSync to get those photos in the new library into your old one.


    Here's how it works:


    1 - it compares the databases and/or album.xml files of Libraries A and B. 
    2 - the files in A that are not in B are imported into B by copying the original files from A into B's Import folder.  
    3 - it then does the same for B.
    4 - metadata is not copied.
    5 - it can be password protected to prevent unauthorized use.

    It can be used to just copy from A to B and not sync both ways if desired.


    Or you can use iPhoto Library Manager to copy the files from the new to the old and keep metadata intact. Right now it's not entirely iPhoto 11 compatible but the developer is working on it.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,880 points)
    Does that distortion occur with every photo or just one? What graphics card does the iMac have. There was an issue with one graphic card and Mac Pros which messed everything up but haven't heard of any iMac issues.

    There are a couple of specific iMac specific updates. Have you installed both if they apply to your machine?

    iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0

    iMac Software Update 1.1 and
  • Rich Fenton Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thank you - this worked for me
  • Intergalactic Wiseguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Old Toad wrote:
    Did you apply the iPhoto 9.0.1 updater? If not do so, repair disk permissions, delete the iPhoto cache file in your User/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder, reboot and try again.

    Next, if necessary, try the fix below posted by MacFixIt in this article: iPhoto '11 upgrades stuck at converting database, missing photos


    If this still does not work, you can try manually delete the projects database in the iPhoto library along with some relevant files, and then retry the import. To do this, go to the library file on disk, right-click it and select "Show Package Contents." Then locate and remove the following items:

    InterruptedUpdate
    ThemeCache
    ProjectDBVersion.plist
    Projects.db
    Projects.db-journal
    Deleting these items should not affect any photos in the library, and the next import should recreate the projects database.



    Clearing the project files worked for me. Thanks!
  • MarkTheLefty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having the same issue after the upgrade to iPhoto 11. I solved it by doing the following:

    -Install iPhoto 11 like normal (in my case from the Mac App Store)
    -After installation erase the old Library (assuming you have it backed up, for me it was Time Machine)
    -Open iPhoto 11 make sure the program launches and asks you for a Library or to Create one
    -Quit iPhoto
    -Restore the old iPhoto library from backup
    -Open iPhoto 11 and it converts the old library and works

    That is how I did it hope this is useful.
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