Odd problem with iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Camille, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Camille macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi.I'm using iPhoto 6 and there is mt problem:
    Once in a while, iPhoto tells me I should rebuild my thumbnail library and I can click on "OK" or "Rebuild now".
    I've already clicked on "rebuild now" but the message still keeps appearing...
    HELP!

    P.S:
    Also, when I scroll through my library, and when stop scrolling, the photos become darker and and come back to normal...It happens EVERYTIME I scroll, and it's horible!
    Dark to normal everytime!

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

    :D
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Do you keep your library in the default location (iPhoto folder in Pictures)? Alternatively, do you open iPhoto whilst holding down OPTION?

    As for the dark thumbnails, I think that's a pretty normal iPhoto behaviour. It's just the app dealing with the thumbnail files. :)
     
  3. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah but in the iphoto tour on the apple website the photos don't turn dark....
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    What do you mean "they go dark"? Mine go from low-res when scrolling to high-res. iPhoto does this to ensure that scrolling is fast - you can still see what photos are but if iPhoto had to scroll through, say, the nearly 5000 photos in my library using all high-res thumbnails it would screech to a halt.

    The reason you don't see this on Apple's previews is because they're probably fiddled with.
     

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