Without fail, everytime I use iPhoto it will crash about 1 time an hour. This has been happening since I got my laptop, about 6 mths ago. Over the course of the past 2 days, I think it crashed 8-9 times during about 8 hrs of photo editing. I'm not even doing anything "fancy"... I'm simply cropping, straightening, adjusting some colors, etc. I will be working on it, and it will simply just "crash" and quit. After a few moments it will give me a message saying something like: "iPhoto quit unexpectantly and do I want to submit a report to Apple." I have sent Apple all of these reports in the hopes that they'll fix this problem in future revisions (as well as a few choice comments!)
I've done all my due diligence in trying to fix this problem myself, and you're my last hope.
Sometimes after a crash, iPhoto will simply boot up as normal. Other times, it'll suggest that I either rebuilt or repair my library. I've repaired & rebuilt my library at least 4x over the course of all the crashes. In fact, I'm writing this email now as iPhoto is repairing my library due to yet another crash.
There's a few threads on this forum that have iPhoto issues and I've read them and have tried fixing it using your suggestions but no luck. Just yesterday I went thru the each of the "iPhoto Library First Aid" steps. I Repaired Permissions, then after that was done, Repaired Library, and finally Rebuilt Library. Sure enough that didn't fix it. It crashed again after working on it for an hour or so.
I've brought it to the Apple store 3x and the geniuses never seem to live up to their name. Once the "genius" told me iPhoto could only handle about 10K worth of pics (which I thought was a ridiculously low # - i verified thru this website that indeed that # is far too low). During those visits, all they've done is repair and rebuilt my library. They also uninstalled and reinstalled iPhoto. None of that worked.
I highly doubt it's a virus as I don't download anything on this laptop. I've only installed 4 programs all from verified sources (Apple and Microsft websites). As the laptop is pretty new, all the data I have on it is photos and MP3s I've transferred over from my previous laptop (which worked fine but was old).
I'm using a MacBook Pro on OSX 10.8.2 and iPhoto '11 9.4.2. I have about 9,500 photos.
Sorry if this is kind of long, but i wanted to make sure you have all the info necessary to diagnose my problem.
I know I should include the first 50 or so lines of my last crash report but I dont know how to get that info. Please help me! It really is driving me nuts, and ******* me off to no end.