iPhoto Problem...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PlaceofDis, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ok so this is really weird, i open up iPhoto, and everything seems to be okay, BUT all my pictures are showing up blank, it shows the size, and my rating for that picture, but its like its blanked out, ive attached a picture to show what i mean, i have already tried repairing permissions, but i guess that didnt work, any other ideas?
     

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  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Did you try just restarting?
     
  3. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

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    yep i gave that a go too, i know the pictures are still there in my library files, but i really dont want to have to go digging though all those folders to restore them, also, system prefs only shows blanks too

    i wonder if my library file is corrupted or if it is something else? any other ideas??
     
  4. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

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    Cool - ok not

    Man - I'd so freak out if my 5000+ photos did this.

    Have you tried reinstalling iLife? is you iPhoto up to date?

    More importantly - are your originals still intact?

    I'd check those three things in reverse order listed.

    Good luck



     
  5. munkle macrumors 68030

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    If you've tried logging out/logging back in, repairing permissions and still no joy I would try rebuilding your iPhoto library. Quit iPhoto then restart whilst holding down command-option-shift. A dialogue box will then appear asking if you really want to rebuild your library, click yes.

    I recommend this if nothing else works.
     
  6. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

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    ive tried repairing permissions, but i will give it another shot, ive tried rebooting, nothing, although i do know that the original photos are intact in the iPhoto folder system, at least the couple i checked were, i will give this rebuilding thing a try in a little bit after i run permissions again
     
  7. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

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    rebuilding the library did no good either, should i try deleting the prefs? or should i just start from scratch? luckily i recently cleaned out my library so i only have some 200 odd photos in there, but its a chore nonetheless

    this is a weird problem
     
  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    It is an odd prob, I've never seen that before. I'm surprised that rebuilding the library did nothing. Looks like deleting the preference file is the only move left, if that doesn't work it looks like you'll have to start afresh :(
     
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  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I'd reinstall iPhoto before I start over from scratch.
     

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