1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 26, 2012 10:49 AM by Terence Devlin
dtenberge Level 1 (0 points)

I am using iPhoto '11. (lastest version, just recently updated with hope it would fix) it takes a very long time to close (3-5 minutes), and frequently it crashes. I have 47k photos. I have had this issue for several months. Any suggestions??

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,710 points)

    Option 1

    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. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    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.