My photos disappeared leaving only the blank drop shadows. I tried reloading photos hoping they would fill the blanks. No such luck. Now the photos keep reloading and I have 4 or 5 of some photos. When I try to click on anything in iPhoto, the colored wheel spins for about 5 minutes before allowing me access. Upon a closer look, it seems that the photos are in the blank outlines. If I want to shut down my Mac, I have to force close iPhoto. I have a G5 running 10.3.9. Many thanks for your help.