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nancynielsen Level 1 (0 points)

I tried at the apple store to rebuild my photo file. It worked and then reverted to the old problem.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,569 points)

    What is your iPhoto version?

     

    Did you rebuild the database or did you rebuild the thumbnails?

     

    If you have not tried that, rebuild the thumbnails, since clearly the thumbnail are wrong.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 01.05.02GMT+2.png

    Launch iPhoto with the key combination⌥⌘ held down and select "rebuild thumbnails" from the panel. The screenshot is for iPhoto 9.5.1.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,902 points)

    WHere is your iPhoto library located?  If on an external hard drive what format is it?

     

    LN

  • nancynielsen Level 1 (0 points)

    THx I did the repair you suggested and it worked temporarily but reverted to the same old problem. I then tried the rest of the options in libray first aid and it wowould work but then reverted again to old problem.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,569 points)

    We need to know, if your iPhoto library is on an external drive, as LarryHN asked, or if you keep it in your Pictures folder, as is the default.  Have you moved the library to a NAS, or to Dropbox? Are you sharing the library with someone?

     

    Are you using any cleaning applications to save space? And which version of iPhoto are you using?

  • notcloudy Level 3 (980 points)

    Are you loading the photos into IPHOTO? and how big is your IPHOTO library?

     

    I noticed performance issues when my IPHOTO library started to get larger than 30GB  (storing Photos) so I broke the library up into smaller ones.

     

    I also have folders with the original scans in photoshop - so I have two set of them.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,900 points)

    The amount of disk space used by iPhoto makes no difference unless your disk is over full. The key factor is the number of items. Current version of iPhoto are good for up to 1,000,000 items. My Library is more than 10 times the size of the one you broke up, with no performance issues.

     

    Are thee folders of original scans on the same disk? If so then they're not a back up.

  • notcloudy Level 3 (980 points)

    I am one of those individuals who can tell when an app starts to run just a bit slower - so I decided at that point to not wait until there was a visible problem and fix it.

     

    Actually they are all in time machine, on removable backup drive, and burned on DVD's, and I have the original photos in photo albums.  I just sucked them into IPHOTO to use the faces - was sad I could not print to PDF events with people identified.

  • notcloudy Level 3 (980 points)

    Are you having the problem only if you display it in pictures view?  

     

    After repair is it okay in say events view - you switch to pictures - problem happens - then what happens if you switch back to event view?

     

    Once it happens can you go into the Console (Go-Utilities-Cosole) and review the logs for any error messages?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,900 points)
    I am one of those individuals who can tell when an app starts to run just a bit slower - so I decided at that point to not wait until there was a visible problem and fix it.

     

    That's good to know. You can see invisible problems.

     

    The point is that if your Library was running slowly then there are repairs that you can do. Breaking the library into bits isn't fixing it, it's breaking it. But whatever. Delighted to hear that you have a comprehensive back up strategy. The DVDs won't be much use going forward, of course, but they'll do for now. The reason for my comment was to try encourage you to elaborate on your back up strategy. Just saying you had files in folders might steer someone else down the wrong way.

  • nancynielsen Level 1 (0 points)

    I keep my iphoto not on external drive. Guess they are always in my pictures. Not sure what NAS stands for. Did do some sharing through dropbox but cant remember what I was trying to do when this problem came up.Started to delete all pictures thinking I had downloaded something wrong and then my daughter found them in the trash and moved them back to Iphoto. still all with a double image. No cleaning applications that I know of and am using Iphoto 11 (9.2.3)

  • léonie Level 10 (90,569 points)
    Not sure what NAS stands for.

    Network Attached Storage - a network drive  with an integrated computer that makes your files accessible over a network. I asked, because storing an iPhoto library on such a network drive can corrupt it and is not supported by iPhoto. The same goes for putting your iPhoto library into a Dropbox folder and trying to sync it. This can break the links inside the internal databases and mess up the library.

    Did do some sharing through dropbox but cant remember what I was trying to do when this problem came up.Started to delete all pictures thinking I had downloaded something wrong and then my daughter found them in the trash and moved them back to Iphoto. still all with a double image.

    Did this happen before or after you repaired your iPhoto library and the problem reoccured?

    then my daughter found them in the trash and moved them back to Iphoto

    How did your daughter move the photos back to iPhoto?  "Put back" will not work, when the photos are in the system trash.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,569 points)

    Added:

     

     

    still all with a double image.

     

    Are the photos doubled in different sizes? Thumbnails and larger versions?

  • léonie Level 10 (90,569 points)

    You marked the last reply as solved, Nancy.   Have you found a clue to what could have caused the recurring corruption of your iPhoto library?

  • nancynielsen Level 1 (0 points)

    TThe problem has not been solved. The reply button would only show if I clicked on the word correct answer. Haven't tried anything since your original suggestion that didn't seem to solve it.

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