iPhoto won't load photos
Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:39 PM
I am having a problem with my iPhoto. I open the application and the screen says "loading photos" with the working icon on the screen (as usual when opening iPhoto) but the photos never come up on the screen. The application is not freezing, I can quit it, I can use all of the menu options, but I cannot get my pictures to show up. I have the latest updates, this is running on a powerbook G4. I looked through the folders, and my photos are fine (I can open them with preview) but just no iPhoto.
any ideas to correct this?
Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:52 PM
Determining if the SWOD (spinning wheel of death) at launch is caused by a corrupt album.
1 - move the Albums folder and the AlbumData.xml file to the Desktop
2 - launch iPhoto. If it launches OK then it's a bad album.
3 - to determine which one(s) is the bad apple (pun intended) move, one at a time, each album folder and it's associated data file back into the new Albums folder that was created inside the iPhoto Library folder.
4 - Launch iPhoto. If the launch is OK, that one was good and try the same with the next one.
5 - If the launch gives you the SWOD, remove that last album folder and it's data file.
6 - repeat with each album folder and data file until you've checked them all.
Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:50 AM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 07:43 AM
It did convert everything to iPhoto 5. Took 3 or 4 minutes to upgrad photos. There's no beachball, just "Loading Photos" and the spinning grey circle thing. I can move around iPhoto 5. If i click on anything from the menu bar, such as New Album> Untitled> OK, it will stop trying to load. it will show me my list of Albums (NOTE: without the new untitled album) but the Library is blank - grey screen. I can click through the albums and all the photos are there. If i click on Library again, now they are there. If i quit, and relaunch, it all starts over again.
Posted 24 December 2005 - 08:30 AM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:35 AM
Rebuilding the iPhoto library worked for me. You can do that by pressing shift+alt when you start iPhoto. First iPhoto asks if you want to rebuild your library. If you press yes iPhoto asks the file name you want to save your new library and starts to rebuild the library.
This methods has some drawbacks you should consider before you start the rebuild.
1. All the pictures are now saved and dated with the date you did the rebuild. So if your precious pictures are now in order by date, they won't be that way after the rebuild.
2. If you have a lot of photos this will take quite a lot of time (at least with 1,4 gHz G4 iBook), so don't start this process if you are in a hurry.
Anyway this worked for me and now my iPhoto is working as it should be.