11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2012 11:54 AM by JLdraw
MaeB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Up until recently, when editing photos, the photo would black out when I try to edit.

 

I have a Mac OS X

Version 10.7.4

 

iphoto version 9.3 although continually updated.

 

I am working with JPEGs and RAW photos and sometimes I am experiencing "technical difficulties"

 

1. When I select a photo to edit, as soon as I click on an editing selection (QUICK FIX, EFFECTS, ADJUST, or even BOOST, SHADOW) the photo disappears. Now I can go back to the album and re-select the same photo that disappeared and it was edited. So what I am saying is that I cannot watch the process of my photos getting edited. This never has happened before.

 

PLEASE HELP!!

 

thank you for your time :-)

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,965 points)

    As a Test:

     

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

     

     

    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • MaeB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    there was an initial prompt after launching the iphoto...do I

     

    1.create NEW

     

    or

     

    2.use iphoto DEFAULT?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,965 points)

    From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

  • MaeB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    nevermind.....

     

    same things is happening...how do i recover my old library?

  • MaeB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same things is happening...how do i recover my old library?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,965 points)

    Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library'

  • MaeB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG!! thank you..was beginning to trip out.

     

    Do I do this prompt everytime?

     

    How do we resolve the first challenge?

     

    By the way, THANK YOU for you time.

  • JLdraw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am going to try this solution as well. My iPhoto (9.3, running Lion OS 10.7.4 on Intel based iMac) gave me the following message (when i tried to download a photo from Facebook without having iPhoto already open):

    "The photo library needs to be upgraded to work with this version of iPhoto. Your photo library will not be readable by previous versions of iPhoto after the upgrade. The upgrade process for very large libraries may take an hour or more to complete."

    At that time i opted to try to "Quit" doing that upgrade due to the fact I was not going to be available to monitor such an upgrade and that is when iPhoto froze, the iPhoto window is gray, white pinwheel spinning in the center, will not shut down, cannot obtain a Force Quit in any way, shape or form. The initial Upgrade window will not close is is always at the forefront of any open windows. Am very reluctant to shut down the computer as i have read in other discussions when this happens the iPhoto app will not open or if it does there are no photos in the person's library. I sure hope this option works. I do have external Time Machine back up of my iMac, hoping i may recover my photos from that source if this Alt key launch does not offer me that library access again. Ugh.

    Thank you for your suggestions. Hope this works!

  • MaeB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Terence.....did you what I should do with this challenge I have?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (70,935 points)

    Force quit and when you have time backup your iPhoto library, depress the option and command keys and launch iPhoto. Rebuild your library

     

    LN

  • JLdraw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yay! i did have to shut down by unplugging the iMac, several hours, left it alone, restarted, opened iPhoto after checking for any updates, was given the "upgrade library" message, chose to do the upgrade, took about 10 minutes, iPhoto and library are a-ok!!! Got the intel from my nephew to go to the Apple icon to chose to Force Quit. . .had totally forgotten in my panic over the photos! Thanx so to all!!!