Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to matthek)
You have iPhoto 11. Confusing as it may be, but iPhoto v9 is iPhoto 11 (v8 is iPhoto 09, v7 is iPhoto 08 etc)
Your iPhoto is crashing because it's missing a piece of a background framework. SO you need to reinstall:
To re-install iPhoto
1. Put the iPhoto.app in the trash (Drag it from your Applications Folder to the trash)
2a: On 10.5: Go to HD/Library/Receipts and remove any pkg file there with iPhoto in the name.
2b: On 10.6: Those receipts may be found as follows: In the Finder use the Go menu and select Go To Folder. In the resulting window type
2c: on 10.7 they're at
A Finder Window will open at that location and you can remove the iPhoto pkg files.
If you purchased an iLife Disk, then iPhoto is on it.
If iPhoto was installed on your Mac when you go it then it’s on the System Restore disks that came with your Mac. Insert the first one and opt to ‘Install Bundled Applications Only.
If you purchased it on the App Store you can find it in your Purchases List.
If that fails then you'll need to reinstall the OS.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 11:53 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks. I had the same problem.
Note: My GarageBand was also not loading because of missing support libraries as well.
Interestingly, when I inserted the iLife DVD and went to "custom" install, it suggested only installing the support libs, iPhoto and Garageband. Very clever.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 8:36 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thank you very much! I saw you post this on another question that was exactly the same as mine (funny, when I searched they didn't come up!) and had started it, but I didn't get around to finishing it until now.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 12:36 PM (in response to matthek)
I was wondering if you could help me.. can't open iphoto with x lion! I've tried step by step what you've suggested but coudn't find any iphoto pkg files. I'm a rookie and that is the biggest problem I think!! I've got a macbook with the 10.7 version and that is the error that comes up when I open Iphoto:
Process: iPhoto 
Path: /Applications/iPhoto 18.40.15.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto
Version: 9.1.5 (9.1.5)
Build Info: iPhotoProject-6150000~1
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Date/Time: 2011-07-26 21:30:51.120 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7 (11A511)
Report Version: 9
Interval Since Last Report: 15685 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 12
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 12
Anonymous UUID: 25B384C9-9884-4997-A49C-FE3D55B22323
Crashed Thread: 0
Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries
Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/iLifeFaceRecognition.framework/Versions/A/iLifeFaceRecognit ion
Referenced from: /Applications/iPhoto 18.40.15.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto
Reason: image not found
0x1000 - 0xeffff7 com.apple.iPhoto (9.1.5 - 9.1.5) <65AA38DF-C3AF-A06F-62AA-254A854FA060> /Applications/iPhoto 18.40.15.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto
0x1056000 - 0x1136fe7 org.python.python (2.6.6 - 2.6.6) <2683D847-5FC7-3F47-816E-D1CB71594F4F> /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python
0x1181000 - 0x11aafff com.apple.iPhoto.Tessera (1.1 - 48.10) <39FACFA3-C1A1-CC57-9874-CF0E2EB0684C> /Applications/iPhoto 18.40.15.app/Contents/Frameworks/Tessera.framework/Versions/A/Tessera
0x11c3000 - 0x11eaff3 com.apple.iPhoto.Tellus (1.3 - 48.10) <BE3ADEF1-C058-3660-60C5-5AC69CD5414D> /Applications/iPhoto 18.40.15.app/Contents/Frameworks/Tellus.framework/Versions/A/Tellus
0x1209000 - 0x1213ff7 com.apple.iphoto.AccountConfigurationPlugin (1.1 - 1) <44FEAB1C-0E0B-7E80-82A5-5CF6287CF5DF> /Applications/iPhoto 18.40.15.app/Contents/Frameworks/AccountConfigurationPlugin.framework/Versions/ A/AccountConfigurationPlugin
0x8fea3000 - 0x8fed59c7 dyld (195.5 - ???) <134323A7-49DC-3A9D-ACFD-32FAD0FD6BA2> /usr/lib/dyld
Model: MacBook4,1, BootROM MB41.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.31f1
Graphics: Intel GMA X3100, GMA X3100, Built-In, 144 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz, 0x7F7F7F0B00000000, 0x4E5431475436345538484230424E2D334320
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz, 0x7F7F7F0B00000000, 0x4E5431475436345538484230424E2D334320
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x88), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (22.214.171.124.11)
Bluetooth: Version 2.5.0f17, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00, 160,04 GB
Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-857E
USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8501, 0xfd400000 / 2
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0229, 0x5d200000 / 3
USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x5d100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8205, 0x1a100000 / 2
Thanks in advance for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 12:43 PM (in response to Geps72)
Your getting the same "missing library" error I got.
If you can't find the PKG files, then skip ahead to re-installing iPhoto. After you re-install iPhoto check for software updates before you try and run it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 12:53 PM (in response to Richard E. Cooke)
Thanks for your help!
I'll try what you've suggested but.. How do i re-install Iphoto? I don't have the cd because I've bought it through the app store.. any suggestion?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 1:04 PM (in response to Geps72)
I'm so unsure, it isnt responding after I updated to Lion, it's the only app to do this. It wont respond and has been like this for a while. I'm not sure how to reintall, and i dont know if it's needed because it hasnt mentioned that coded message it only has done a coded message for "InvisibleFile" it showed a similar message and now wont open and iphoto wont respond. I need help. and i dont particularly want to reinstall, and i dont know what to delete. So i'm hoping this is a temporary thing that they'll fix with an update.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 1:02 PM (in response to Geps72)
In the APP store view your previous purchases (Command-4) and you can re-download them.
If you meant the Apple online Store, log in to your account online and look up previous purchases.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to Tony96)
I have a MacBook, and i got the original software on two discs, i do not know which disc held which software because neither are labelled when first setting up my MacBook i just put each disc in turn and gained the software so i do not know which disc has what.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 1:25 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
The new 2011 MacBook Air's do not come with any install USB drive or DVD. I think I can reinstall software from the new internet restore (cmd+R on boot), but I did not see it as an option. I'll look further and report back. For some reason iPhoto is getting an error, even though it was a good time machine backup I migrated from.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to Brandon Berger)
Go back to the seller and ask them is the best I can suggest. If you bought directly from Apple you have 90 days free telephone support. Lets us know what they tell you.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 2:12 AM (in response to Richard E. Cooke)
what i've done is to delete Iphoto from the macbook, then re-installed it through the app store and now it works just fine!
Thanks to everyone for the support.