Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 6:23 PM (in response to baliqiao)
It is now known that iWeb, and iDVD, has been discontinued by Apple. This is evidenced by the fact that new Macs are shipping with iLife 11 installed but without iWeb and iDVD.
It now appears that the iLife suite of applications offered on disc is now a discontinued product and the remaining supported iApps will only be available thru the App Store from now on.
However, the iLife 11 boxed version that is still available at the online Apple Store (Store button at the top of the page) and those still on the shelves of retailers will include iWeb and iDVD. Those two apps were listed in small, gray text on the iLife 11 box that I bought.
Order a copy of iLife 11 from the online Apple Store before they run out of stock. Or you can try eBay.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 9:31 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Hi, TD, Thanks. Got the one of the last two iLife11 from bestbuy yesterday. Made two DVD successfully now I can't not open iphoto. It said can't open application iphoto because it may be damaged or incompleted. I have all my pretious photos for the whole two years in it. Pleaes help how can I recover iphoto. Thanks a lot.
P.S. I am still new to Mac. I have read your suggestion to other people that by press option + command to open iphoto. I did that but the message is the same. I don't know how to find the iphoto folder to delete some sort of file you suggested. Please give me detailed instructioin. thank you very much.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 1:07 PM (in response to baliqiao)
Try this: launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library. Import some photos and check to see if the same problem persists. If you can create and run a new library then your original library is damaged.
In that case make a temporary, backup copy (if you don't already have a backup copy) of the library and apply the two fixes below in order as needed:
Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.
Select the options identified in the screenshot.
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
- Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
- Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
- 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
- In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
- 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 left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.
If the problem persists with the new, test library then a reinstall of iPhoto is warranted. To do so you'll have to delete the current application and all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the HD/Library/Receipts folder and from the /var/db/receipts/ folder,
Then install iPhoto from the ilife 11 disk and run all necessary updaters. You can get them from the Apple Downloads page. Go to that page and search for iPhoto 9. The 5 updaters will be listed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 6:51 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Hi, Old Toad, Thank you for your detailed instruction. But when I try to launch iphoto by pressing down Option key the same message appears. The iphoto icon has already changed. I can delet this iphoto and reinstall a new iphoto. But I want to save my photos too. What can I do? Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 9:15 AM (in response to baliqiao)
First go to the Apple Download site, download and apply the appropriate iPhoto 9 updaters in order.
Did you try Fix #1 or #2, i.e. launch while holding down both the Command and Option key? If not they try them.
If you have to reinstall iPhoto follow the instructions in my post above to reinstall the iPhoto application you will not lose your photos. The applicaiton and library where the photos are kept are two separate items.