6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2012 7:42 AM by fontan75
dhjinn Level 1 Level 1

Since updating

 

iPhoto '11 ver. 9.2.3 (629.52)

 

the event key photos are missing (Picture 1) and the thumbnails for the actual photos are missing as well (Picture 2). I have not reinstalled iPhoto nor have i taken any other actions to solve this issue. the image files are still present and within the iPhoto library (Picture 3) however this issue is purely cosmetic.

 

note: I have rudimentary technical literacy and i have tried troubleshooting through the support web-site/several forums.

 

please advise.

 

Screen Shot 2012-04-27 at 11.17.28 PM.png

(Picture 1 above)

Screen Shot 2012-04-27 at 11.26.01 PM.png

(Picture 2 above)

Screen Shot 2012-04-27 at 11.37.32 PM.png

(Picture 3 Above)


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    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. Include the option to rebuild the thumbnails. It can take 3 or 4 goes for this to work

  • dhjinn Level 1 Level 1

    unfortunately this doesn't work for me, even after trying multiple times.

     

    thanks for responding though.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Where have you got your Library stored?

  • dhjinn Level 1 Level 1

    in default /user/pictures/iphoto library on my macbook Macintosh HD.

     

    the recovery method you posted has restored the thumbnails partially in that all of the thumbnails are of 1 photo now, but it seems when i try to take a screen shot it turns out blank like the inital image i posted.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.

     

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. 

  • fontan75 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same issue and finally found a common link in the problem. There are a number of files that seem to have extensions missing. Whatever happened in the upgrade many extensions got dropped. I had to go in and export the images, add the extension and reimport them.  I am looking for a faster way to do this, but it seems to work.

     

    Unfortunatly this happened to .pct, .jpg, .avi, and many other files and I am slowly figuring out which is which. Quicktime 7 does a good job at figuring them out without the extension.