Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 12:53 AM (in response to Macfile89)
I'm in a similar position. I installed iPhoto from a retail iLife 11 DVD and now I'm getting the same error message about iPhoto needing to be updated before it can open, but Software Update tells me my software is up to date. Also tried the update option in App Store but that doesn't help.
I've deleted iPhoto and the iPhoto preferance files and reinstalled, but the same thing happens. I'm running latest version of Lion.
Anyone able to help?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 1:23 AM (in response to Robert Rees)
What version of iPhoto 11? (iPhoto Menu -> About iPhoto)
As you installed from Disk you never update via the App Store
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 1:26 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks, I've solved the problem from a tip you gave in another thread (I downloaded v9.1 direct from Apple Downloads, then used software update to bring up to v9.3). Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to Robert Rees)
Thank you very much, after hours of struggling with the same problem I did as you said, downloading V9.1 and then updating from there and it works a treat.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to Macfile89)
For future reference of anyone else that runs into this with a new iLife 2011 installation on Lion. The installation off the iLife 2011 DVD results in a iPhoto installation that won't open (saying it needs to be updated) and the OS X software update that doesn't see iPhoto 2011 as needing updating.
The solution appears to be to download the manual update to iPhoto 11 (v9.1) located here:
Then check the OS X software update, now it should so iPhoto in need of updating to v9.3 or so and iPhoto should open after that update is applied.
A very annoying bug that should be caught by Lion's OS X software update in the first place..
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to Sasparilla256)
Ran into this on two of my wife's systems over the weekend... very frustrating.
Has anyone tried just installing the 9.3 manual update yet? I pulled down both the 9.1 and 9.3 updates, but won't be able to try them until later.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to Brian Nesse)
backup and install the 9.1 first - then the 9.3
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to LarryHN)
I can confirm that, if you attempt to run the 9.3 update first, you will get a dialog stating that iPhoto must be updated to 9.1 to use the update.
If only the software update server were so clever...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2012 6:53 PM (in response to Macfile89)
Excuse me Apple but this seems to be a problem with your software iPhoto has issues: see above aka origional post and recentlly I had issues with iMovie misbehaving and titles would not work. It appeared something was wrong with my mac but looking at these discussion areas other users are experiencing similar issues. Apple please address these problems.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to allen barry)
No Apple here - as you are aware b=from your careful reading of the TOU this is strictlyh a user to user forum and Apple does not participate = to comment to Apple - iPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback