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Sep 10, 2012 14:39 |  #1

I was importing photos from a recent airshow, about 2000 photos. iPhoto now opens, and freezes with the "beech ball of death". I've tried EVERYTHING!

help!


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Sep 10, 2012 15:57 |  #2

I got iphoto when I bought my Mac but have never used it in over 4 years. See no benefit from it at all! Do you still have the pics on a card in your camera? If so should not be a problem in "forced quit" on iphoto and start again. Then again, I am sure that you have probably tried that without success. Switch off and then back on again?


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Sep 10, 2012 16:04 |  #3

Plumtreelad wrote in post #14973162 (external link)
I got iphoto when I bought my Mac but have never used it in over 4 years. See no benefit from it at all! Do you still have the pics on a card in your camera? If so should not be a problem in "forced quit" on iphoto and start again. Then again, I am sure that you have probably tried that without success. Switch off and then back on again?

I did a hard reset on the library, database and reset the cache, then restarted the computer. 4th time around it worked!! My pics are safe, but this may be a good time to move to lightroom one thinks!


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Sep 10, 2012 16:16 as a reply to  @ breney's post |  #4

I agree that you should move on and leave iphoto alone. I just use DPP but if you have lots of photos then I can well understand the need for some form of library to sort your pics and LR4 will do that for you. Glad you got sorted


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Sep 10, 2012 19:04 |  #5

breney wrote in post #14973200 (external link)
I did a hard reset on the library, database and reset the cache, then restarted the computer. 4th time around it worked!! My pics are safe, but this may be a good time to move to lightroom one thinks!

If you haven't done so already, it's time to back up those photos to another disk. I haven't used iPhoto but LR won't be inherently safer, just different.


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