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charlesfromcorrales Level 1 (0 points)

I am having a lot of problems with iPhoto 8.1.2. Should I just bite the bullet and purchsed a newer version?  I've tried everything suggested so far and nothing seems to be working.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,146 points)

    1 - upgrading will not resolve your porblems - iPhoto '09 is fine - you have local problems that will probably be harder to fix after anupgrade

     

    2 - if you have actually tried everything then there is no solution and you will have to use a different program or purchase a new computer - however I seriously doubt that you have actually "tried everything"

     

    Maybe if you actually shared details of your problems someone here could help resolve them

     

    LN

  • charlesfromcorrales Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi LarryHN.  The beach ball started spinning about two or three months ago while I was still on Lion.  It spins for about 30-40 seconds (meanwhile all the photos are visiable) and I cannot use IPhoto until it stops spinning of course.  I upgraded to Mountain Lion  and added more memory, bringing the computer up to 4 GB.  All else on the computer seems to working just fine.  There is only one photo library on the computer so I have ruled outthere are too many of those.  iPhoto works very well once the ball stops spinning. I've tried Option + =iPhor to open it so I could rebuilfd but that option has neve come up.  I made a second library with just a few photos in it and when I open that the beach ball comes up and spins just like before.  Don't know what else to tell,

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    This is just on Start Up?

  • charlesfromcorrales Level 1 (0 points)

    The probelm is only on start up of iPhoto.  I'm looking in to alternarive apps for my photos.  If you have any suggestions about which one is best please advise.

  • seventy one Level 6 (13,308 points)

    If I've understood you right there are some inconsistencies with your posts.   Post 2 talks about beach balls and goes on to say you went on to upgrade to Mountain Lion and added more memory to arrive at 4GB.

     

    That means you were originally running Lion on LESS than 4GB (could have been 1GB for all we know) ... the absolute bare minimum for that OS.  So that could be why you had the beach balls.

     

    Assuming you originally started with Snow Leopard, the iPhoto you should have reached while there would have been iPhoto 11, which was a free update with SL.

     

    I'm not meaning to be picky ... just clarifying the facts.   I notice too that your profile is still showing 10.7.2 (did you update that OS to 10.7.5 before you went on to ML.)?

     

    Luckily for you, I see your post has gained the attention of Terrence Devlin (I hope he won't mind me adding 'our resident guru')

     

    Hope it all works out for you.

  • charlesfromcorrales Level 1 (0 points)

    I was running Lion when all this started.  At that time I had 3GB and now I have 4GB of memory.  My hard drive is only about 1/20th full.  I have about 1500 photos in iPhoto.  I stareed with SL but software update wuld not update my iPhot to 11 so I just kept ging with 8.1.2.  At this time I am running Mountain LIon whether the profile shows it or not and the last time I looked the profile of your site showed me running 10.7.2 but I was actually running 10.7.5. I have had some problems with the superdrive not wanting to read some DVDs or CDs but that was resolved when I purchsed an external super drive.  About twice a year I partition this computer so I can put Windows on it for my wife to work though (a requuirment of the company she works for),  But it has not been on this computer fdor some time now.If therte is anything else you need to know just ask.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,146 points)

    For the record

     

    Assuming you originally started with Snow Leopard, the iPhoto you should have reached while there would have been iPhoto 11, which was a free update with SL.

    This is incorrect - iPhoto does NOT come with any OS uprade and iPhoto Upgrades are NOT free

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,146 points)

    If it is only on start up as a test try disconnecting from the internet and launching iPhoto - if it is fast with no spinning ball with no  internet then the delay is caused by some internet access - often Facebook syncs ro other syncs

     

    LN

  • seventy one Level 6 (13,308 points)

    Hi Larry,

     

    Perhaps I was not absolutely clear but I did say that iPhoto 11 was a free update with SL, which as I saw it meant adding it after the upgrade.   I suppose I should have written 'To Snow Leopard'.

     

    Thanks for pointing it out anyway.

  • charlesfromcorrales Level 1 (0 points)

    With the internet disconnected iPhotp works just fine, with no spinning ball and very fast.  If it caused by Facebook how do I stop the interference?

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,146 points)

    The OP has iPhoto '09 - the ONLY way to Upgrade iPhoto to iPhoto '11 is to purchase iPhoto '11 either form the App store or on a iLife DVD - there is no free upgrade for iPhoto with or without an OS upgrade

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,146 points)

    FB is an example and might or might not be the issue - what you have identifed is that your start up issue is caused by internet access - now you need to go through your iPhoto preferences and turn off all sharing and internet sites and test again - once you get the start up isses resolved you can then turn any you  want back on one at a time testing after each new addition and if one caues the problem either leave it off or trouble shoot tha one issue

     

    LN

  • charlesfromcorrales Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll try anythong you think will work, and I appreciate the help.  Not doing too badly for a half blind dummy huh?

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,146 points)

    At this stage we know it is inernet access - so you now just have to go through and find what exactly is doing it and resolve that one issue

     

    LN

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