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jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

when i go onto iphoto and select a photo and then click edit everything pixelates and glithes aswell as frezzes what can i do to fix it?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,920 points)

    Remember: we cannot see your machine. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS.  So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like :



    - What version of iPhoto.

    - What version of the Operating System.

    - Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.

    - History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted?

    - Are there error messages?

    - What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.

    - Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?


    Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.

  • jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

    okay the version is the newest 11 9.4.2 im on the newest osx 10.8.2 there are no error messages i have tried holding alt and command bu that just comes up with options photo library first aid and has 4 options to rebuild or repair and i ahve tried all of them but it just keeps on glithcing and pixelates also it as been going on since i got the mac i think which is only a few days. Please help me!

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,388 points)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos and check to see if the same problem persists.



  • jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

    ye i have just tried that it didnt work keeps on glithing. pease help me!

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,966 points)

    You can call Apple care and get help


    As a test You can depress the option key and launch iPhoto and create a new library - import a few photos into it and see if the problem occurs in the new library - this will verify the software


    If the problem recurs there create a new account and create a new library there and import a few photos and see if the porblem occures in a new account



  • jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

    just done that still doesnt work.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,966 points)

    If Apple Care can't help (surprissing) and  the new library and the new account neither work then you need to reinstall iPhoto



  • jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

    Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 19.59.53.png this is what it looks like.

  • jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

    how do u reinstall it

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,966 points)

    Yes -

    If Apple Care can't help (surprising) and  the new library and the new account neither work then you need to reinstall iPhoto



  • jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

    how do i reinstall it.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,966 points)

    Log into the App Store under the Apple ID you used to set your computer up and under purchases (unhide and accept the application if necessary) download and re-install



  • jack.i Level 1 (10 points)

    iphoto is not there it came with the computer.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,431 points)

    Make a "Genius" appointment at an Apple Store to have the machine tested.

    Back up all data on the internal drive(s) before you hand over your computer to anyone. If privacy is a concern, erase the data partition(s) with the option to write zeros* (do this only if you have at least two complete, independent backups, and you know how to restore to an empty drive from any of them.) Don’t erase the recovery partition, if present.

    Keeping your confidential data secure during hardware repair

    *An SSD doesn't need to be zeroed.

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