iphoto issue, hope this is in the right place?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrsjulie, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. mrsjulie macrumors newbie

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    Apr 17, 2009
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    Hi everyone, help is greatly appreciated. I was downloading photos into iphoto today, (200 or so) I kept getting a message that my hard disk was full, and to make sure I had enough available space, so I deleted some older things. I had to keep doing it in batches, because of this. I got an error message that some data might be lost as well. Now when I go to edit the new photos, they all appear in the bar across the top, but some of them appear as a grey box with an exclamation point down below. What the heck? If they are in the bar across the top, shouldn't they be there? What do I do? Thanks in advance for help. I am new here, so if this isn't in the right spot, can someone kindly point me to the right board?
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like the photos are corrupted somehow, but the thumbnail file is still intact. When you import photos in iPhoto, it creates a separate thumbnail for each image. I've had a few photos in the past with fine thumbnails but corrupted photos.

    Just delete those photos and re-import them. If that doesn't work, then you can try rebuilding the library. Quit iPhoto and relaunch while holding down the Cmd and Option keys. A rebuild box will open asking you which files you want to rebuild. Check all of them and then hit the button.
     

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