8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 4:30 PM by JRCorv
JRCorv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just upgraded.

Macmini 2012 ML 10.8


When in iphoto At smallest setting photos are fine.

When making them larger (Zoom) some disapear and show a Dotted Box.

What causes this?



Mac OS X (10.6.8), MB Pro
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,735 points)

    What version of iPhoto?

  • JRCorv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Terence Devlin,

    I'm on iPhoto Version 9.4.2


    Cannot enlarge the photos in the library without losing some to this dotted line box.


    And question is why just some of  them?



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,735 points)

    Oh sorry, I thought you wanted a solution.

  • JRCorv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I apologize, I think you misinterpeted my last message.


    I do want and need a soution.





  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,735 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?

  • JRCorv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    Thanks for your input.

    That did work. Only imported a few (18) photos from my Image Capture Folder.

    When Zoomed, they came in fine, without the dotted box.

    Now how would I get my complete iPhoto Library imported in, with the same results?



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (131,710 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.




    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #1, followed by #3 and then #4 as needed.


    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.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.



  • JRCorv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Old Toad,

    Thanks for your help, both yours and Terence's information really helped.

    It worked out well and I am up and running, Little editing but, worked out fine.

    Thanks again,



    P.S. am in Menifee.