SERIOUS iPhoto problem, many photo's 'corrupt'

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by biohazard6969, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    toronto canada
    Ok I have a really serious problem with iphoto. Every once in a while I will try to double click on a photo to view it but I will just get a white screen with the spinning thing like on startup. Usually I just delete the photo because it hasn’t happened to any important photo’s till now. All of the pics I took of my dog as a puppy are screwed up (as well as many others) The same thing happens to them. You can see the thumbnails but nothing more. I tried holding down apple, option control shift or whatever the combo is on iphoto startup and rebuilt the iphoto library but the same thingkeeps on happening. I tried dragging the thumbnails to the desktop and opening them in preview and I got this message “couldn’t open the file. It may be corrupt or a file format tht preview doesn’t recognize” I don’t know what to do. I really need these photo’s. PLEASE HELP. oh an i have already done fsck, reset pram, repair permissions and all that jazz nuthin works. i'd like to know how to prevent this from happening and more importantly fix/repair the 'corrupt' photos because they are the only coppy of them that i have

    all of the photo's were taken with a sony cybershot 3.2 megapixel camera and uploaded straight into iphoto

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  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Would recommend you taking this problem to the Apple iPhoto boards - they have several v experienced people who know lots of indepth tricks to recover/fix iPhoto libraries.

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