iPhoto freezing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bruins, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2007
    Hi, fir the past month I have been encountering probelms w/ iphoto 08. It has been freezing. Anybody have any advice????
  2. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    Noone Helping this Guy?

    I have been having this issue as well on the last gen iMac I purchased for our office. I've rebuilt the thumbnail library and I'm still having the issue. Mine crashes regularly during simple view and rotate. Does anyone have any possible solutions for the two of us? It'd be appreciated, Thank you.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2007
    This sounds very odd to me as I'm running iPhoto 08 on a considerably worse machine than either of you and it hasn't frozen on me yet.

    It doesn't like merging events, though, but what can you expect from 1GHz, eh? :eek:
  4. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2006
    For me, iPhoto crashed when I tried to import about 1500 raw images at once. Now it goes into a beachball when I try to open it and quits within one minute. I have no idea how to start over without reinstalling tiger, maybe things will change when I install leopard.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Houston, TX
    iPhoto 08 freezes

    I've been having the same issue as well with iPhoto 08. If I am in a simple view, click on rotate the beach ball comes and the only way to stop it is a force quit. If I am in edit mode, this doesn't happen. I now have several edited versions saved of the same pictures in my library.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    This is being discussed on Apple's discussion boards here too. There doesn't seem to be a fix though, so I'm really just linking to it to say it's quite a widespread problem.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    I had the same problem. also all the text was all screwed up. But I just installed leopard and the problem went away.
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2006
    Installing Leopard seems to have fixed iPhoto for me. It will actually open up and run now.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    Think you just got lucky. I was setting up a new MacBook for my folks with Leopard and iLife 08 on it and iPhoto still becomes unresponsive after rotating a few images. Considering I've also had this problem on my MBP and how many other people seem to be having dealing with it I would have expected this bug to have been squashed prior to release... :rolleyes:
  10. macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
    What causes iPhoto to freeze or crash?

    Hi Guys

    I'm sorry if I am butting in (as I am new to this Forum System) . I too am having problems with iPhoto. I have over 22,000 photos on my iPhoto app. When I look at my photos the beach ball shows up and stays on the desktop for ages and as a result I have to do a manual shutdown. I have a 24" iMac Desktop computer which runs on the Snow Leopard operating system.I have a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and a 2GB 800MGz DDR2 SD Ram Memory Card. I have recently changed over from Leopard to the Snow Leopard operating system, believing that it might cure. However I'm still getting the beach ball coming up whilst using iPhoto.

    I have also formatted and reinstalled the Snow Leopard operating system. Now when I go into iPhoto app. I get a message saying I have problems with the System configuration for iPhoto instead of iphoto opening up . Can any of you help? Thanks in anticipation yours Repet7777
  11. macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    I think you need to do two things, not in any particular order. Download an application called Onyx. It's a utility that will scan your system and repair a lot of minor problems. If you have that many images you need more ram to keep your computer happy. At least 4 gigs and 8 if you can do it. With the price down to $80, you might want to look into Aperture 3 or Lightroom. The latter is more expensive.

  12. macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2008
    iPhoto crashes at import pictures

    Remove FlipMac immediately and that's all.
    Good luck
  13. macrumors regular


    Aug 14, 2008
    Vermont, USA
    iPhoto 08 Hanging

    It may be a coincidence, but my iPhoto 08 hanging problem did not reoccur after having a faulty logic board and - a week later - a bad video card replaced. Before the hardware replacements my iPhoto 08 would regularly get the spinning beach ball requiring a forced quit. Sometimes, I would have to do a shut down, wait a minute and reboot to get iPhoto to work properly.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2006

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