TD does not mean that Image Capture can install Picasa as it sounds but that Image Capture comes with every Mac and it will download movies and photos so Piasa may not be needed
to reinstall iPhoto - go to your receipts folder ("Your hard drive" ==> library ==> receipts) and remove any iPhoto receipts and reinstall from the restore disks that came with your computer - do a custom install of bundled software only
For more information <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/132243/2008/02/pacifist.html"> click here for the MacWorld article on reinstalling OS X applications.</a>
Thank you for your replies, TD, Larry and OT.
Have tried to re-install my original Leopard disks but there was no Software Restore disk. The iPhoto icon reappeared in the App folder but wouldn't open the file when returned to the dock. Have perused every advice you have given here and tried them all, including the very informative links.
The suggestion to delete "Receipts" led me to a window with 4001 ominous error and exception warrnings.
Image Capture downloaded the latest batch of JPGs from the camera directly into Picasa.
Short of buying a new computer, is there any way I can order a new version (am on Snow Leopard now) so as to re-activate my iPhoto that came with my Leopard v. 10.5, upgraded to Snow Leopard 10.6.3? That might not fix my problem if there's something hidden that could re-appear in a new version.
The disks are gray,inscribed as : Install disc 1 &2, "Part of Hardware Bundle, not to be sold separately".
Disc 1 is version 10.5.2, disc 2 says version 1.0.
I thought I have iLife but if you feel I don't, what do I specify when looking on EBay? A search in Finder brings up only "iLife Sound Effects", dated May 2007.
My iPhoto simply disappeared. It worked perfectly well in Snow Leopard until two weeks ago. I had made no changes. I like the "Event" feature and editing features and installed Picasa just as a backup and it's doing its job.
I have a dedicated external drive for Time Machine which I expected to help but a lengthy restore to about a month ago accomplished nothing more than bringing the iPhoto badge back into the Application window without giving me access to iPhoto itself.
Thank you for your patience.
I did the re-install, just as you suggested last week and also observed choosing "bundled software only", to no avail. It took about half an hour before it signalled that "Installation was successful". The only result was that the large iPhoto icon took its place in the Application Folder.
As for your question: Double clicking "slingshots" the iPhoto logo onto the dock where it bounces once.
Clicking or dbl. clicking on it (on the dock) does not have any effect - it doesn't even "blink"..