Iphoto 5 and deleted images show up as gray boxes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by friendlycanuck, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. friendlycanuck macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    I needed to free up some space on the HD so I deleted a number of images within the iphoto library. There were alot of duplicate pics etc. so I deleted these plus others and dumped the trash within iphoto but now when I launch iphoto I have all these gray boxes where the deleted pics once were. When I click on them or try to move them to the desktop nothing happens except for a continuous spinning icon. I then have to force quit iphoto.

    How can I get rid of the empty gray boxes? :confused:

    Also, how can I stop iphoto from duplicated images?:confused:

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Did you delete the images using iPhoto or did you do it with Finder? It's the nature of iPhoto to create a duplicate image for any image you modify in any way. I guess you could cut back on duplicates by not editing anything. There'll still be thumbnail images but they're redundantly small in the scheme of things.

    A library rebuild may or may not help the grey box problem.

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