5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2012 9:08 AM by Old Toad
mrward1111 Level 1 (0 points)

Problems with iphoto....same picture shows up on bottom scroll.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,920 points)

    Remember we can't see your machine so you'll need to give us a much fuller explanation of your issue. Include the version of iPhoto you have too, and error messages you may have gotten.

  • mrward1111 Level 1 (0 points)

    iphoto 11 9.2.3 629.52

    When you open iphoto....and click on photos...despite 300+ totl...same picture shows up in every frame available....also some pictures are flipped....

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,408 points)

      make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and  apply the two fixes below in order as needed:



    Fix #1


    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.



    Select Option #2.


    You may have to reun it 2-3 times.


    If the above does'nt solve the problem continue with:


    Fix #2


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. 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
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. 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.



  • mrward1111 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry none of this helped or worked.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,408 points)

    My last suggestion is:


    Starting over from scratch with new library


    Start over with a new library and import the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from your original library as follows:


    1. Open the library package like this.




    2. Launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.


    3. Drag the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from the open iPhoto Library package into the open iPhoto window.


    Click to view full size


    This will create a new library with the same Events (but not necessarily the same Event names) as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.


    Note:  your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.