4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2013 11:48 AM by ellen144
ellen144 Level 1 Level 1

good afternoon! hoping someone can help me with this inquiry, as i am feeling very frustrated!


i recently uploaded about 900 photos to my iPhoto. as i began editing photos using simply the iPhoto edit tools and no other program, the program consistently started shutting down or freezing after only a few pictures were edited. this has continued everytime i have gone into the program since. first, i get the spinning wheel and then it shuts down altogether, allowing me to re-open after asking me if i'd like to send an error report.


if anyone can help me with this issue, i would really appreciate it! thx so much!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • LarryHN Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    what version of iPhoto?


    Backup your iPhoto library, depress and hold the command and option keys, launch iPhoto and rebuild yoru database



  • ellen144 Level 1 Level 1

    iPhoto 11, version 9.4.3

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    As a test launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos and test to see if the same problem persists. Does it?


    If it doesn't, your current library is damaged and will need to be repaired. Apply the two fixes below in order as needed:


    Fix #1


    1 - launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.




    2 - run Option #4 to rebuild the database.



    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 and select the library you want to add in the selection window..


    3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the Library ➙ 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.




  • ellen144 Level 1 Level 1

    Awesome; I am going to try to work this out and will give you feedback as to the success I have with it! Thank you SO MUCH!