Long story short... Installed, Reinstalled and Uninstalled iPhoto. Everything from versions 8.0 to 9.5.1.
None work... v8.0+ says need a newer version, v 9.5.1 just crashes at startup.
And obviously all the basics of booting, rebooting and all that good stuff. At the moment, the app is back at its initial state were the problem began 9.5.1.
Don't know if this helps, but here is the report that pops up when it crashes:
Problem Details and System Configuration
Process: iPhoto 
Version: 9.1.5 (9.1.5)
Build Info: iPhotoProject-6150000~1
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Date/Time: 2011-07-27 15:35:32.017 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7 (11A511)
Report Version: 9
Interval Since Last Report: 53113 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 36
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 36
Anonymous UUID: 214BBFBA-C399-407C-A902-79F2A2A2D0F5
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.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.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.app/Contents/Frameworks/Tessera.framework/Versions/A/Tesse ra
0x11c3000 - 0x11eaff3 com.apple.iPhoto.Tellus (1.3 - 48.10) <BE3ADEF1-C058-3660-60C5-5AC69CD5414D> /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Frameworks/Tellus.framework/Versions/A/Tellus
0x1209000 - 0x1213ff7 com.apple.iphoto.AccountConfigurationPlugin (1.1 - 1) <44FEAB1C-0E0B-7E80-82A5-5CF6287CF5DF> /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Frameworks/AccountConfigurationPlugin.framewo rk/Versions/A/AccountConfigurationPlugin
0x8fe3d000 - 0x8fe6f9c7 dyld (195.5 - ???) <134323A7-49DC-3A9D-ACFD-32FAD0FD6BA2> /usr/lib/dyld
Model: MacBookPro4,1, BootROM MBP41.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.28f3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, PCIe, 512 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz, 0x7F7F7F8300000000, 0x202020202020202020202020202020202020
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz, 0x7F7F7F8300000000, 0x202020202020202020202020202020202020
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (184.108.40.206.11)
Bluetooth: Version 2.5.0f17, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00, 250.06 GB
Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-875
USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8502, 0xfd400000 / 2
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1a100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x820f, 0x1a110000 / 3
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0230, 0x5d200000 / 3
USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x5d100000 / 2
iPhoto is missing background frameworks that it needs to launch. Did you trash the recipts before your various re-installs?
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 you'll need to reinstall the OS
Yes I had read your post in another discussion fourm. I did try it out, option 2c, however with negative results.
I'm sure there is some kind of fix before reinstalling the OS. My main concern is losing my iPhoto Library.
Anyone else have a solution? This is the first time I've had this type of issue with my Mac... Kind of reminds me of running Windows... Wow do I not miss those days!!!
SOLUTION FOUND without reinstalling OS!
I used Time Machine (for the first time) to restore iPhoto. It restored iPhoto to its previous version (9.1.1) without effecting any of my libraries. In other words, it worked like a charm!!!
And this is why I love MACs... another simple solution!!!
I'm going to try any re-update iPhoto to version 9.5.1... I'll post an update with the results.
Hi, I have exactly the same problem as tgabrielli but unfortunately never installed Time Machine. I have therefore no TM iPhoto library to restore (which I understand is proposed as the correct solution). What I have is a copy of my iPhoto library on a HDD but it covers only 80% of the collection (backed up in April last time, I think). Does anyone have an advice for me? Best regards
I don't remember if the previous version had face recognition. I don't think using the old framework, if available, would be any worse than no framework. I have no way to test it, though, so make sure that you have a good backup.
Speaking of which, I thought you had an old Time Machine backup. The framework may have been saved there.
I followed your steps, because I'm having a big issue with my iphoto 9.5.1 version. I posted earlier my problem (https://discussions.apple.com/message/16267189#16267189) and kept doing research about it.
I followed all the steps you mentioned above (unistall, reinstall and now upgrading iphoto, becuase it doesn't let me open it as long as I don't do the upgrade of ilife 11 to a version 9.1).
The thing is, how do I restore all my original photos? Do I go to my time machine and restore my iphoto originals from the pictures folders? I'm really afraid it will crash again! so I cannot upgrade to 9.5.1?
Thanks a lot for any hint!