12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2013 8:42 AM by Old Toad
Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Downloaded pics from SD card; moved pics to an album; edited each pic and arranged desired order; started slideshow.... and all pics are out of order... started slideshow from both "share" and "slideshow" buttons and all are out of order.

What to do? All software updated, 10.9 and 9.5.... and seems to be working well... except....

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 27", i7, 8 GB Ram..
  • pedro d Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,470 points)

    Hello there, Pete.


    The following information from the iPhoto Help Guide should provide help with modifying your slideshow depending on which option you prefer:


    iPhoto Help: Create a slideshow



    Thanks for reaching out to Apple Support Communities.




  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,665 points)

    When you start the slideshow are any of the slides selected or just the album in the left hand pane?

    Try the following:


    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.


    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

    User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).




    or with Lion, Mt. Lion or Mavericks delete the contents the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/




    3 - reboot, launch iPhoto and try the slideshow again.


    NOTE: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home/Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and press the Return key - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.


    If you're running Mavericks, 10.9,  go to your Home folder and use the View ➙ Show View Options menu to bring the this window:


    where you can check the Show Library Folder checkbox.



  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I found this massive amount of stuff in the library after following your instructions in how to "show" the library... but i was afraid to eliminate anything....PS the cache folder was empty.   Thanks for your help... just a little confused... only been using iPhoto for 15 years!    Pete


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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,665 points)

    Two comments about your post:


    1 - don't put your email address in any posts as they can be easily obtained by spammers who can automatically search webpages for email addresses to gleam and use.  I've asked the hosts to edit it out of your post.


    2 - you're screenshot didn't make it.  Try again using the camera buttion above the post field.

  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Prefer Window.jpgJPG made it.. not the tiff file

    Thanks for the tip.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,665 points)

    If you want or need to change the default format of image files created by screenshots here's how:

    Change Screenshot File Type


    Copy and Paste the following command in the Terminal window followed by the Return or Enter key:


    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg && killall SystemUIServer


    Return or Enter key

  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Done... but Cache was empty...possibly because I use Clean My Mac 2?

    Sledeshow is sequenced OK now.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (133,125 points)

    possibly because I use Clean My Mac 2?


    Also the likely cause of your problems. Your Mac doesn't get "dirty" and doesn't need cleaning.

  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This software removes data from caches... all caches. Plus a lot of other "chores."

    But, I'm assuming, you dont think it is worth the effort.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,665 points)

    You don't want to clean the caches frequently.  They are there to help apps and the system operate more efficently.  Occasionally if there are problems specific caches can be deleted. Too many users have reported problems and then we found they had used Cleam My Mac.  I agree with TD that could be a cause.

  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Understood... but my iMac is running very well, very fast. I like to keep it "clean" if that helps at all.

    My only two problems lately have been with the iPhoto sequencing and then the app WORD after I went to Maverick.

    All seems very good now...

    But I'll be in touch!


  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,665 points)

    One the best things you can do for speed is to kee a minimum of 10-15 GB free on the boot drive.  If you use iDVD make that 20-25 GB free.  That provides adequate space for temporary cache files, virtual memoery files, etc.