iphoto troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jayyymeee, May 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i recently cleaned up and organized my 2000+ photos on my macbook. i had everything in iphoto but exporting them was giving me problems since they were so disorganized by roll numbers and such. in the library folder i went through and renamed and organized all of the photos. i now have a problem where i go into iphoto, and if i make the thumbnail scale large i see only blank white boxes. if i move the scroll down and make the thumbnails small, all of my photos are there. however if i double click to view any of them or open them in edit i get a grey box with a ! in it. i read in iphoto help that it said moving and renaming things in the library can cause these problems, but it seemed that because i still had all of the photos on my computer i could fix it. i did what it said and tried dragging the files to the iphoto app on the dock, but it just says the file is unreadable. why is this happening? what should i try next?
    thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    1) You probably need to rebuild your library

    2) IF you reorganised your WHOLE iphoto library in FINDER...you are pretty much stuffed. I've said this about 5 times in the past day or 2 but NEVER TOUCH THE iPHOTO LIBRARY IN FINDER!!

    If you were organising it from within iPhoto then just rebuild the library and you should be ok. :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, but i dont get it. if the files are still all on my computer, why cant i import them back into the application? i did (make the mistake i guess) of doing it through finder.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    need help with iphotos please

    i could really use some help - i am trying to upload my iphoto book to apple to get it printed and everytime i try, it stops at page 19 - the computer freezes - and nothing. I have 42 pages in the book. this is my first time using iphotos, but it seems fairly straight forward....i need to get it done ASAP as it is my dad's b-day soon - any ideas/advice? I appreciate any tips anyone could give me - thanks v much:confused:
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Bookmarking this as I'm also starting a book. Haven't gotten to where you are yet, though.
    But, when you started were you given a choice of how many pages you wanted? If so, maybe you've reached the limit. I don't think they would set it up that way, but it could be.
    Good luck.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    iphoto troubleshooting

    This happen to me recently. I went to files, select original files, and import them again to the library. Once I was sure they could be seen, then I deleted the old file in iphoto. I did this with my 5000 pictures and 118 files on the iphoto library. It took me several days but it was worth it. Never again I will even touch pictures in the finder!!! Good luck
     

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